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We aimed to describe induced sputum cell counts in healthy nonasthmatic children, and to compare these to children with controlled and uncontrolled asthma. Following clinical assessment and spirometry, ultrasonically nebulized hypertonic saline was used to induce sputum from children with asthma (n=50) and without asthma (n=72). Sputum was dispersed and(More)
Recombinant human deoxyribonuclease (rhDNase) has been shown to reduce sputum viscoelasticity and to improve lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The aim of this study was to determine whether airway inflammation would decrease after administration of rhDNase. Twenty patients with CF and chronic suppurative lung disease inhaled 2.5 mg of(More)
Sputum analysis is a useful technique for the study of airway inflammation. In asthma, dithiothreitol (DTT) is used to disperse cells from surrounding mucus; however, the applicability of these processing methods to cystic fibrosis (CF) sputum is unknown. In order to compare two methods for processing sputum of patients with CF, sputum was obtained from 11(More)
Osteoporotic vertebral fracture is becoming increasingly risk factor of the aging population. Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a widely used treatment for the vertebral fracture. However this procedure may carry complication about cement leakage. Here we report a case of a 66-year-old woman who had developed the inferior vena cava and pulmonary embolism after(More)
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