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Clinical Characteristics of 26 Human Cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Infection in China
Background While human cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus infection continue to increase globally, available clinical data on H5N1 cases are limited. We conducted aExpand
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Increased expression of CD4+IL-17+ cells in the lung tissue of patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and smokers.
CD4(+)IL-17(+) cells have an important role in controlling immune and inflammatory reactions. The authors of the present study hypothesize that these cells may be involved in the pathogenesis ofExpand
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Etiologic Diagnosis of Lower Respiratory Tract Bacterial Infections Using Sputum Samples and Quantitative Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification
Etiologic diagnoses of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) have been relying primarily on bacterial cultures that often fail to return useful results in time. Although DNA-based assays are moreExpand
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Compare the efficacy of inhaled budesonide and systemic methylprednisolone on systemic inflammation of AECOPD.
BACKGROUND Corticosteroids have been shown to improve the outcome of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). However, whether inhaled corticosteroids (IC) alone haveExpand
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The expression of Foxp3 and ROR gamma t in lung tissues from normal smokers and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.
Foxp3- and ROR gamma t-expressing cells are involved in acquired immune responses. The change in Foxp3 and ROR gamma t expression in lung tissue and their role in emphysema has not been studied forExpand
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Imbalance between Subpopulations of Regulatory T Cells in Patients with Acute Exacerbation of COPD
ABSTRACT Human regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been reported to be not significantly different in the peripheral blood of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and healthyExpand
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Differences in clinical characteristics and prognosis of Penicilliosis among HIV-negative patients with or without underlying disease in Southern China: a retrospective study
BackgroundThe incidence of Penicillium marneffei infection has recently increased. This fungus can cause fatal systemic mycosis in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients without HIVExpand
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The effect of N‐acetylcysteine on exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A meta‐analysis and systematic review
Abstract N‐acetylcysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant and anti‐inflammatory. Its effects on chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD) outcomes, including exacerbation of and changes in lung functionExpand
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Retrospective analysis of 14 cases of disseminated Penicillium marneffei infection with osteolytic lesions
BackgroundPenicillium marneffei disseminates hematogenously and can infect most organs, though infection leading to osteolysis is extremely rare. We describe the clinical and laboratory features,Expand
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Effect of Low-Dose, Long-Term Roxithromycin on Airway Inflammation and Remodeling of Stable Noncystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis
Background. Noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB) is characterized by airway expansion and recurrent acute exacerbations. Macrolide has been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects in someExpand
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