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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… Expand
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
RATIONALE The relationship between airway inflammation and obesity in severe asthma is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES We sought… Expand
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
BACKGROUND Delamanid (OPC-67683), a nitro-dihydro-imidazooxazole derivative, is a new antituberculosis medication that inhibits… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
Background: Several matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are involved in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
It is unclear how cellular and soluble inflammatory markers in induced sputum relate to markers in lavage fluid and biopsies in… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
To investigate respiratory symptoms, increased bronchial responsiveness, and signs of airway inflammation in elite swimmers, we… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
BACKGROUND Analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid has improved our understanding of the pathogenesis of asthma. Safety issues… Expand
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
The effect of inhaled recombinant human tumor necrosis factor-alpha (rhTNF alpha) on airway responsiveness and the cellular… Expand
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
To compare markers of inflammation in secretions obtained by sputum induction (SI), bronchial wash (50 ml instillate [BW]), and… Expand
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
In recent studies, sputum smear cell counts were found to be reproducible and usefully applied to research in asthma and other… Expand
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Highly Cited
1985
Highly Cited
1985
We studied sputum tobramycin concentrations after intravenous administration in 10 cystic fibrosis patients. Tobramycin… Expand
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