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This study aimed to assess the presence of novel coronavirus in tears and conjunctival secretions of SARS–CoV‐2‐infected patients… Expand We propose a model wherein chronic stress results in glucocorticoid receptor resistance (GCR) that, in turn, results in failure… Expand Mucus is tenacious. It sticks to most particles, preventing their penetration to the epithelial surface. Multiple low-affinity… Expand Most infectious agents enter the body at mucosal surfaces and therefore mucosal immune responses function as a first line of… Expand The diagnosis and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia, a nosocomial infection that develops in mechanically ventilated… Expand Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are characterized by chronic airway inflammation. Studies using bronchoalveolar… Expand BACKGROUND
Respiratory disease in patients with cystic fibrosis is characterized by airway obstruction caused by the accumulation… Expand Recent studies in experimental animals and humans have shown that the mucosal immune system, which is characterized by secretory… Expand OBJECTIVE
To determine if the semirecumbent position (45-degree angle) decreases aspiration of gastric contents to the airways in… Expand