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Objective: To estimate the incidence and mortality of laryngeal cancer in China based on the cancer registration data in 2014, collected by the National Central Cancer Registry (NCCR), and to provide… (More)
BACKGROUND The lower airways harbor a community of bacterial species which is altered in asthma. OBJECTIVES We examined whether the lower airway microbiota were related to measures of asthma… (More)
BackgroundBacteria are frequently cultured from sputum samples of severe asthma patients suggesting a defect in bacterial clearance from the airway. We measured the capacity of macrophages from… (More)
AIM The present study aimed to investigate the role of Interleukin 15 (IL-15) in protein degradation in skeletal muscle mediated by the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway (UPP) in a rat model of chronic… (More)
BACKGROUND Chronic cough is commonly associated with asthma, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and postnasal drip, but in a significant proportion, no associated cause can be found. We determined… (More)