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Computer quantification of airway collapse on forced expiration to predict the presence of emphysema
Conclusions: Airway collapse on forced expiration quantified by a computer model correlates with emphysema. An AC below 131[degree sign] can be considered as a specific cut-off for predicting the presence of emphysema in heavy smokers. (Source: Respiratory Research)
Source: Respiratory Research - November 19, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Marko TopalovicVasileios ExadaktylosAnneleen PeetersJohan CoolenWalter DeweverMartijn HemeryckPieter SlagmolenKarl JanssensDaniel BerckmansMarc DecramerWim Janssens Source Type: research
Circulating levels of copeptin predict outcome in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension
Conclusions: Patients with PAH had elevated copeptin levels. High circulating levels of copeptin were independent predictors of poor outcome, which makes copeptin a potentially useful biomarker in PAH. (Source: Respiratory Research)
Source: Respiratory Research - November 19, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Nils NickelRalf LichtinghagenHeiko GolponKaren OlssonKorbinian BrandTobias WelteMarius Hoeper Source Type: research
Associations between COPD related manifestations: a cross-sectional study
Background: Cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and emphysema are associated with COPD. Associations between these factors and whether they predict all-cause mortality in COPD patients are not well understood. Therefore, we examined associations between markers of cardiovascular disease (coronary artery calcification [CAC], thoracic aortic calcification [TAC] and arterial stiffness), bone density (bone attenuation of the thoracic vertebrae), emphysema (PI-950 and 15th percentile) and all-cause mortality in a COPD cohort. Methods: We assessed CAC, TAC, bone attenuation of the thoracic vertebrae, PI-950 and 15th percentile ...
Source: Respiratory Research - November 19, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Elisabeth RommeDavid McAllisterJohn MurchisonEdwin Van BeekGeorge PetridesCameron PriceErica RuttenFrank SmeenkEmiel WoutersWilliam MacNee Source Type: research
Indirect Calorimetry Reveals That Better Monitoring of Nutrition Therapy in Pediatric Intensive Care Is Needed.
Conclusion: The high percentage of children (~61%) who were overfed emphasizes the need to measure energy needs by using indirect calorimetry. PMID: 24255088 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JPEN Journal Of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition)
Source: JPEN Journal Of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition - November 19, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Dokken M, Rustøen T, Stubhaug A Tags: JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr Source Type: research
Evidence of lateral gene transfer among strains of Streptococcus zooepidemicus in weanling horses with respiratory disease.
In this report, we provide evidence suggestive of lateral gene exchange and recombination between strains of Sz from cases of respiratory disease secondary to experimental equine herpes 1 virus infection in an isolated group of weanling horses and ponies. Nasal swabs of 13 of 18 weanlings with respiratory disease yielded mucoid colonies of Sz following culture. Comparison of arcC, nrdE, proS, spi, tdk, tpi and yqiL of these Sz revealed 3 Clades. Clade-1 (ST-212) and 2 (ST-24) were composed of 7 and 3 isolates, respectively. ST-24 and 212 differed in all 7 housekeeping as well as szp and szm alleles. Two isolates of Clade-1...
Source: Infection, Genetics and Evolution - November 19, 2013 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Velineni S, Breathnach CC, Timoney JF Tags: Infect Genet Evol Source Type: research
A critical role of acute bronchoconstriction in the mortality associated with high-dose sarin inhalation: Effects of epinephrine and oxygen therapies.
Abstract Sarin is an organophosphate nerve agent that is among the most lethal chemical toxins known to mankind. Because of its vaporization properties and ease and low cost of production, sarin is the nerve agent with a strong potential for use by terrorists and rouge nations. The primary route of sarin exposure is through inhalation and, depending on the dose, sarin leads to acute respiratory failure and death. The mechanism(s) of sarin-induced respiratory failure is poorly understood. Sarin irreversibly inhibits acetylcholine esterase, leading to excessive synaptic levels of acetylcholine and, we have previously...
Source: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology - November 19, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Gundavarapu S, Zhuang J, Barrett E, Xu F, Russell RG, Sopori M Tags: Toxicol Appl Pharmacol Source Type: research
Side Effects of Cade Oil in Morocco: An Analysis of Reports in the Moroccan Herbal products Database from 2004 to 2012.
Abstract Cade oil is a dark, faintly aromatic oil which is distilled from the branches and wood of Juniperus oxycedrus. Although this oil is known to have toxic effects related to its content of phenols, cade oil continues to be used in folk medicine. Because of this use, a determination of the safety and possible side effects of cade oil is required. The safety of cade oil is discussed based on the experience of the Moroccan pharmacovigilance herbal products database, and supported by literature. The data on the adverse effects of cade oil suggests that it could have life-threatening effects which can occur follow...
Source: Food and Chemical Toxicology - November 19, 2013 Category: Food Science Authors: Skalli S, Chebat A, Badrane N, Bencheikh RS Tags: Food Chem Toxicol Source Type: research
Functional Restoration of Diaphragmatic Paralysis: An Evaluation of Phrenic Nerve Reconstruction.
CONCLUSIONS: Phrenic nerve operations for functional restoration of the paralyzed diaphragm should be part of the standard treatment algorithm in the management of symptomatic patients with this condition. Assessment of neuromuscular dysfunction can aid in determining the most effective therapy. PMID: 24266954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - November 19, 2013 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kaufman MR, Elkwood AI, Colicchio AR, Cece J, Jarrahy R, Willekes LJ, Rose MI, Brown D Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
No evidence for zoonotic transmission of H3N8 canine influenza virus among US adults occupationally exposed to dogs
ConclusionWhile these results do not provide evidence for cross‐species CIV transmission, influenza is predictably unpredictable. People frequently exposed to ill dogs should continually be monitored for novel zoonotic CIV infections. (Source: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses)
Source: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses - November 18, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Whitney S. Krueger, Gary L. Heil, Kyoung‐Jin Yoon, Gregory C. Gray Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Emperipolesis is not pathognomonic for Rosai-Dorfman disease: Rhinoscleroma mimicking Rosai-Dorfman disease, a clinical series
We present 3 cases of rhinoscleroma with emperipolesis, a characteristic feature of RDD. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - November 18, 2013 Category: Dermatology Authors: Tsai-Ching Chou, Kun-Bow Tsai, Chih-Hung Lee Tags: Research Letters Source Type: research
Respiration during sleep in children with therapy‐resistant enuresis
ConclusionWe provide baseline data of nocturnal respiration in enuretic children. The children were found to have subclinical signs of disordered respiration. This may be one of the explanations for their high arousal thresholds.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - November 18, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tryggve Nevéus, Lena Leissner, Stig Rudblad, Farhan Bazargani Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research
Thermoneutrality results in prominent diet‐induced body weight differences in C57BL/6J mice, not paralleled by diet‐induced metabolic differences
ConclusionLow fat diet and moderate high fat diet induce prominent body weight differences at thermoneutrality, which is not paralleled by metabolic differences. Our data rather suggest that thermoneutrality alters metabolic homeostasis. (Source: Nahrung / Food)
Source: Nahrung / Food - November 18, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Femke P. M. Hoevenaars, Melissa Bekkenkamp‐Grovenstein, Rolf J. R. J. Janssen, Sandra G. Heil, Annelies Bunschoten, Elise F. Hoek‐van den Hil, Sophie Snaas‐Alders, Katja Teerds, Evert M. Schothorst, Jaap Keijer Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Theory-based interventions to reduce prescription of antibiotics--a randomized controlled trial in Sweden
Conclusion. Theory-based interventions have limited impact on reducing the prescription of antibiotics against URTIs in primary care. Future studies are needed to draw firm conclusions about their effects. (Source: Family Practice)
Source: Family Practice - November 18, 2013 Category: Primary Care Authors: Milos, V., Jakobsson, U., Westerlund, T., Melander, E., Molstad, S., Midlov, P. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Discrepancies between guidelines and clinical practice regarding prostate-specific antigen testing
Conclusions. From 2002 to 2011, PSA incidence testing rates increased, particularly in men with urinary symptoms and cardiovascular disease, despite several international guidelines that suggest a judicious use of PSA tests. (Source: Family Practice)
Source: Family Practice - November 18, 2013 Category: Primary Care Authors: Hamoen, E. H., Reukers, D. F., Numans, M. E., Barentsz, J. O., Witjes, J. A., Rovers, M. M. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Metabolic cost of locomotion during treadmill walking with blood flow restriction
Summary We explored whether interval walking with blood flow restriction (BFR) increases net metabolic cost of locomotion in healthy young men at their optimal walking speed. We also determined whether decreased walking economy resulting from BFR might be accompanied by an increase in ventilation relative to VO2 and VCO2. Finally, we examined possible relationships between the changes in ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) and those obtained in minute ventilation (VE) during walking with BFR. Eighteen healthy men (age: 22·5 ± 3·4 years) performed graded treadmill exercise to assess VO2max. In a randomized fashion, pa...
Source: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging - November 18, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Goncalo V. Mendonca, João R. Vaz, Micael S. Teixeira, Telma Grácio, Pedro Pezarat‐Correia Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Motion‐compensated compressed sensing for dynamic contrast‐enhanced MRI using regional spatiotemporal sparsity and region tracking: Block low‐rank sparsity with motion‐guidance (BLOSM)
ConclusionBLOSM, which exploits regional low‐rank structure and uses region tracking for motion compensation, provides improved image quality for CS‐accelerated first‐pass cardiac MRI. Magn Reson Med, 2013. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine)
Source: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Xiao Chen, Michael Salerno, Yang Yang, Frederick H. Epstein Tags: Full Paper Source Type: research
In this issue of Occupational Medicine
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Nimmo, S. Tags: In This Issue Source Type: research
Jean Nouvel, Arab World Institute, 1987
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: McKiernan, M. Tags: Art and occupation Source Type: research
Smoking cessation in the workplace
Conclusions Smoking cessation programmes at work can provide useful support for workers wishing to stop smoking. They are only likely to be effective if participants have moved beyond the contemplation stage regarding smoking cessation, so that stopping smoking is a personal priority. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Fishwick, D., Carroll, C., McGregor, M., Drury, M., Webster, J., Bradshaw, L., Rick, J., Leaviss, J. Tags: In-depth review Source Type: research
Mortality among professional divers in Norway
Conclusions Overall, mortality in professional divers was lower than that of the general population. However, professional divers had a higher risk of dying from work-related accident or suicide. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Irgens, A., Troland, K., Thorsen, E., Gronning, M. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Hearing status among Norwegian train drivers and train conductors
Conclusions Norwegian train drivers and conductors have normal hearing threshold levels comparable with those in non-exposed groups. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lie, A., Skogstad, M., Johnsen, T. S., Engdahl, B., Tambs, K. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
TRiM: an organizational response to traumatic events in Cumbria Constabulary
Conclusions In this study, we found that TRiM deployed within a police force responding to a major event offered a way of structuring a response for those involved. Our data suggest that TRiM may offer a way of assessing psychological risk so that officers can be offered early supportive interventions. Our data suggest that TRiM may help to ameliorate some of the negative effects of high trauma exposure. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hunt, E., Jones, N., Hastings, V., Greenberg, N. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Complexity of lifetime occupation and cognitive performance in old age
Conclusions Complexity in work with data and things was associated with better cognitive performance in later life, independent of age, schooling, income and duration of occupation. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Correa Ribeiro, P. C., Lopes, C. S., Lourenco, R. A. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Cat and dog sensitization in pet shop workers
Conclusions Although a quarter of pet shop workers reported work-related symptoms, sensitivity to cat and dog was low. These findings suggest that work-related symptoms may be due to other factors than cat and dog sensitivity. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yilmaz, I., Oner Erkekol, F., Secil, D., Misirligil, Z., Mungan, D. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Implementation of a personalized workplace smoking cessation programme
Conclusions The smoking cessation programme successfully assisted employees to quit smoking. Unique aspects of the programme such as continuity of care were valued by participants and may have contributed to the programme’s success. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Paul, C. L., McLennan, J., Baxendale, A., Schnelle, B., Rawson, J., Turon, H. E., Tzelepis, F. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
How do GPs complete fit note comments?
Conclusions There was a wide variety in how the comments section was completed, and GPs were not completing the fit note as intended. The information provided may require improvement if it is to be useful to employers. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Coole, C., Watson, P. J., Thomson, L., Hampton, R. Tags: Short Report Source Type: research
Evaluation of a musculoskeletal training package for occupational health practitioners
Conclusions We have developed a training package which resulted in improved knowledge among attendees and gave them confidence to use their skills in practice. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Madan, I., Walker-Bone, K. Tags: Short Report Source Type: research
Time to ditch Occupational Health
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Heron, R. J. L. Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Treating Self-injury: A Practical Guide
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Haldane, D. Tags: Book Review Source Type: research
Pollutants, Human Health and the Environment: A Risk Based Approach
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Trakoli, A. Tags: Book Review Source Type: research
Thank you to reviewers 63-8
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hobson, J. Tags: List of reviewers Source Type: research
Clinical review: Lung imaging in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients - an update
Over the past 30 years lung imaging has greatly contributed to the current understanding of the pathophysiology and the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In the past few years, in addition to chest X-ray and lung computed tomography, newer functional lung imaging techniques, such as lung ultrasound, positron emission tomography, electrical impedance tomography and magnetic resonance, have been gaining a role as diagnostic tools to optimize lung assessment and ventilator management in ARDS patients. Here we provide an updated clinical review of lung imaging in ARDS over the past few years to offer a...
Source: Critical Care - November 18, 2013 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Davide ChiumelloSara FroioBelaïd BouhemadLuigi CamporotaSilvia Coppola Source Type: research
PSK1 regulates expression of SOD1 involved in oxidative stress tolerance in yeast
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: FEMS Microbiology Letters)
Source: FEMS Microbiology Letters - November 18, 2013 Category: Microbiology Authors: Meixian Huang, Qinghong Xu, Kazuhiro Mitsui, Zhaojun Xu Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research
Motion-compensated compressed sensing for dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI using regional spatiotemporal sparsity and region tracking: Block low-rank sparsity with motion-guidance (BLOSM).
CONCLUSION: BLOSM, which exploits regional low-rank structure and uses region tracking for motion compensation, provides improved image quality for CS-accelerated first-pass cardiac MRI. Magn Reson Med, 2013. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID: 24243528 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine)
Source: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Chen X, Salerno M, Yang Y, Epstein FH Tags: Magn Reson Med Source Type: research
Club Cell Protein 16 and Disease Progression in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Conclusions: Serum CC-16 is associated with disease progression and may assist in the identification of "rapid progressors". However, the absence of CC-16 does not appear to modify the risk of cigarette-related COPD in mice. PMID: 24245748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Park HY, Churg A, Wright JL, Li Y, Tam S, Man SP, Tashkin D, Wise RA, Connett JE, Sin DD Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
Vesicular glutamate transporter 2 is required for the respiratory and parasympathetic activation produced by optogenetic stimulation of catecholaminergic neurons in the rostral ventrolateral medulla of mice in vivo
In conclusion, two responses evoked by RVLM‐CA neuron stimulation in vivo require the expression of VGLUT2 by these neurons, suggesting that the acute autonomic responses driven by RVLM‐CA neurons are mediated by glutamate. Catecholaminergic neurons of the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM‐CA neurons, viz. C1 neurons) contribute to the sympathetic, parasympathetic and neuroendocrine responses elicited by physical stressors such as hypotension, hypoxia, hypoglycemia and infection. Most RVLM‐CA neurons express vesicular glutamate transporter 2 (VGLUT2) and may use glutamate as a ionotropic transmitter but the impo...
Source: European Journal of Neuroscience - November 18, 2013 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Stephen B. G. Abbott, Benjamin B. Holloway, Kenneth E. Viar, Patrice G. Guyenet Tags: Research Report Source Type: research
Carotid Body Denervation Improves Autonomic and Cardiac Function and Attenuates Disordered Breathing in Congestive Heart Failure.
Conclusions: CBD is effective in reducing RSNA, SRC and AI, while improving breathing stability and cardiac function in pacing-induced CHF rabbits. PMID: 24247985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Physiology)
Source: The Journal of Physiology - November 18, 2013 Category: Physiology Authors: Marcus NJ, Del Rio R, Schultz EP, Xia XH, Schultz HD Tags: J Physiol Source Type: research
Melatonin in the Biliary Tract and Liver: Health Implications.
Abstract Melatonin is a widely-produced and ubiquitously-distributed molecule with multiple critical functions in all organs and organisms. These functions are mediated by both receptor-mediated and receptor-independent actions of the indole. This survey reviews the reports documenting the presence and function of melatonin in the hepatobiliary system. The published data document the exceptionally high concentrations of melatonin in the bile; herein, we speculate on the significance of these high melatonin levels to the function of the biliary tree. Moreover, we suggest that the elevated concentrations of melatonin...
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - November 18, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Reiter RJ, Rosales-Corral SA, Manchester LC, Liu X, Tan DX Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
[Factors associated with the quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.]
CONCLUSIONS: The BODE index and the ADO index showed a significant association with HRQOL. Exacerbations and dyspnea were the best individual factors related to HRQoL. PMID: 24262284 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Atencion Primaria)
Source: Atencion Primaria - November 18, 2013 Category: Primary Care Authors: Villar Balboa I, Carrillo Muñoz R, Regí Bosque M, Marzo Castillejo M, Arcusa Villacampa N, Segundo Yagüe M Tags: Aten Primaria Source Type: research
Immunohistochemical detection of virus through its nuclear cytopathic effect in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia other than acute exacerbation.
Abstract Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias include complex diseases that have a strong interaction between genetic makeup and environmental factors. However, in many cases, no infectious agent can be demonstrated, and these clinical diseases rapidly progress to death. Theoretically, idiopathic interstitial pneumonias could be caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, adenovirus, hepatitis C virus, respiratory syncytial virus, and herpesvirus, which may be present in such small amounts or such configuration that routine histopathological analysis or viral culture techniques cannot detect them. To test the ...
Source: Braz J Med Biol Res - November 18, 2013 Category: Research Authors: Santos GC, Parra ER, Stegun FW, Cirqueira CS, Capelozzi VL Tags: Braz J Med Biol Res Source Type: research
Randomized clinical trial of intraoperative superficial cervical plexus block versus incisional local anaesthesia in thyroid and parathyroid surgery.
CONCLUSION: Intraoperative SCPB reduces pain scores following thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and reduces the requirement for strong and rescue opiates. Registration number: 2009-012671-98 (https://www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu). PMID: 24227357 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - November 17, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Egan RJ, Hopkins JC, Beamish AJ, Shah R, Edwards AG, Morgan JD Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research
Outcomes following prosthetic patch repair in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
CONCLUSION: Prosthetic diaphragmatic hernia repair at this centre has a good outcome and low rate of recurrence (5 per cent). The recognition of an inadequate abdominal domain prenatally may additionally prove to be a useful marker for predicting increased mortality in newborns with CDH. PMID: 24227372 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - November 17, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Jawaid WB, Qasem E, Jones MO, Shaw NJ, Losty PD Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research
Respiratory failure due to blastomycosis infection in a patient with hypertension, cirrhosis and chronic pancreatitis.
Abstract Blastomycosis is an endemic fungal infection in North America. It usually causes acute and occasionally chronic pneumonias with disseminated infection, particularly skin lesion, as an extrapulmonary manifestation. Many cases are asymptomatic; however, a few patients progress to develop severe pulmonary infection leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome, which carries a high mortality rate. Disseminated blastomycosis involving the heart is exceptionally rare and can be potentially life threatening. To our knowledge, there are only four reported cases of cardiac blastomycosis in the literature. Here, w...
Source: Respiratory Care - November 17, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Alhaji M, Sadikot RT Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research