Sputum

Known as: Portion of sputum, Sputums 
Material containing mucus, cellular debris, microorganisms and sometimes blood or pus. It is ejected through the mouth from the lungs, bronchi, and… (More)

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1942-2017
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2008
Highly Cited
2008
BACKGROUND The importance of IL-13 in the asthma paradigm is supported by increased expression in human subjects, particularly in… (More)
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2005
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2005
BACKGROUND For microbiological confirmation of diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in young children, sequential gastric lavages… (More)
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by significant chronic inflammation in the pulmonary compartment as… (More)
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2001
2001
A noninvasive method to characterize inflammation and infection in the airways of nonexpectorating children with cystic fibrosis… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
BACKGROUND Although it is presumed that exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are associated with… (More)
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1999
Highly Cited
1999
Inhaled corticosteroids are widely prescribed for the treatment of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), despite… (More)
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1999
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1999
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown weak associations among FEV1, bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), sputum eosinophils, and… (More)
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1996
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1996
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are characterized by chronic airway inflammation. Studies using bronchoalveolar… (More)
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1996
Highly Cited
1996
BACKGROUND Smoking may cause inflammation of the airways and impairment of lung function. To determine the relationship between… (More)
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1996
Highly Cited
1996
Sputum induced by inhalation of nebulized hypertonic saline is increasingly used to monitor airways inflammation in asthma. The… (More)
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