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    European journal of…
    1987

Mucociliary clearance in early simple chronic bronchitis.

@article{Dirksen1987MucociliaryCI,
  title={Mucociliary clearance in early simple chronic bronchitis.},
  author={Hans C Dirksen and Flemming Hermansen and Steffen Groth and F M{\o}lgaard},
  journal={European journal of respiratory diseases. Supplement},
  year={1987},
  volume={153},
  pages={
          145-9
        }
}
Tracheobronchial mucociliary clearance was measured in 37 patients with early simple chronic bronchitis. A non-invasive radio-aerosol technique with inhalation of 99Tcm labelled 5-microns polystyrene particles followed by assessment of radio-nuclide distribution by posterior gamma-camera scans was employed. The mucociliary clearance of the bronchitics was significantly lower than clearance of a non-smoker control group. An interim analysis of the effect of treatment with a surfactant… CONTINUE READING

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