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Combo Treatment Eases Wheezing in Babies

... used medications may ease the symptoms of bronchiolitis -- a virus-triggered condition that causes ... at two medications that have been used to treat bronchiolitis without great benefit when used separately. But, ... of the New England Journal of Medicine . bronchiolitis is a common illness in very young children. About ...

Fall babies: Born to wheeze?

... found that while having clinically significant bronchiolitis at any age during infancy was associated with an ... there is a genetic susceptibility common to both bronchiolitis and the development of asthma; and two, that an ... causes asthma. "The risk of progressing from bronchiolitis to asthma is almost certainly influenced by ...

Iraq war service: A risk factor for bronchiolitis?

... bronchiolitis. Most of those diagnosed with bronchiolitis had a prolonged exposure to sulfur dioxide from a ... to conclusively establish the diagnosis of bronchiolitis in every case. All of the soldiers evaluated ... On return, none of those diagnosed with bronchiolitis met physical training standards. In almost every ...

Scientists ID Likely Culprit in 'Popcorn Lung'

... diacetyl may be responsible for more cases of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), otherwise known as ... as an occupationally related lung disease or bronchiolitis obliterans specifically prior to the study. More information To learn more about bronchiolitis obliterans, visit Haz-Map: Occupational ...

Chemical culprit in 'popcorn worker's lung' identified

... agent that may be a, if not the, culprit in bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), or popcorn workers ... None of the four cases had been recognized as bronchiolitis obliterans or as occupationally related, wrote ... of the journal. To identify flavoring-related bronchiolitis obliterans, physicians need to consider the ...

Rodent study finds artificial butter chemical harmful to lungs

... the study because diacetyl has been implicated in causing obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) in humans. OB is a debilitating but rare lung disease, which has been ... mice inhaled diacetyl vapors for three months, they developed lymphocytic bronchiolitis - a potential precursor of OB. None of the mice, however, were diagnosed ...

Kids' Respiratory Virus Season Off and Running

... for outbreaks of respiratory syncytial virus -- the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia among infants and children under 1 year of age -- is under ... virus (RSV), which can cause infections throughout life, results in bronchiolitis or pneumonia in up to 40 percent of young children as well as between ...

JCI table of contents: Oct. 25, 2007

... of the internal blood vessels of the transplant). In lung transplantation, bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is the cause of chronic rejection and is the ... cellular immunity to collagen type V predisposes to obliterative bronchiolitis in human lung transplants AUTHOR CONTACT: William J. Burlingham ...

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis takes action to prevent workers' exposure to food flavorings chemical

... facilitate the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) timely development of a standard to protect workers from bronchiolitis obliterans, a serious and potentially fatal lung disease associated with such an exposure. "I am alarmed that workers exposed to food ...

Schering-Plough Completes Enrollment of Boceprevir Registration Studies in Treatment-Naive and Treatment-Experienced HCV Patients

... ischemic attack, supraventricular arrhythmias, loss of consciousness; neutropenia, infection (sepsis, pneumonia, abscess, cellulitis); emphysema, bronchiolitis obliterans, pleural effusion, gastroenteritis, pancreatitis, gout, hyperglycemia, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, autoimmune thrombocytopenia ...

PEGASYS(R) Proven Effective as Hepatitis C Treatment for Latino Patients, According to Article in The New England Journal of Medicine

... thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, psoriasis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and interstitial nephritis), pulmonary disorders (dyspnea, pneumonia, bronchiolitis obliterans, interstitial pneumonitis and sarcoidosis), colitis (ulcerative and hemorrhagic/ischemic colitis), pancreatitis, and ophthalmologic ...

Schering-Plough Announces FDA Approval of PEGINTRON(TM) and REBETOL(R) Combination Therapy for Treating Pediatric Hepatitis C

... ischemic attack, supraventricular arrhythmias, loss of consciousness; neutropenia, infection (sepsis, pneumonia, abscess, cellulitis); emphysema, bronchiolitis obliterans, pleural effusion, gastroenteritis, pancreatitis, gout, hyperglycemia, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, autoimmune thrombocytopenia ...

Weill Cornell Medical College receives 2 $100,000 grants for innovative global health research

... 20 percent of deaths in young children around the world. Pediatric respiratory viruses -- including the human parainfluenza viruses that cause croup, bronchiolitis and pneumonia -- account for a major portion of these diseases. There are currently no vaccines or antiviral drugs for these viruses. "We expect ...

Study examines cold medication use in young children

... important new statistics about medication use in children under the age of two. According to the study, 1-in-3 children under the age of two with bronchiolitis (a lower respiratory tract infection associated with runny nose, cough, wheezing and/or difficulty breathing) had received over-the-counter cough and ...

Neonatologists and Pediatricians Highlight Progress and Barriers to Preemie Care

... due to RSV. In addition, some 25-40% of infants in the first year of life infected with RSV develop lower respiratory tract infections (such as bronchiolitis or pneumonia) which can additionally compromise the hearts and lungs of these high-risk infants (1). The virus may also cause severe illness in ...

Alcohol may amplify chronic rejection in lung transplants

... waiting for a transplant. Although almost three-quarters of lung transplant recipients survive the first year after surgery, obliterative bronchiolitis affects the majority after five years, Dr. Guidot says. To examine the effects of alcohol on lung transplantation, the researchers used a model in ...

Rotavirus can Spread Beyond the Intestine

... and compared them with samples taken from children admitted with bronchiolitis or noninfectious, nonchronic conditions and healthy adults. ... diarrhea but with rotavirus-positive stools, in 2 of 17 children with bronchiolitis of unknown cause without gastroenteritis, and in 5 of 41 children with ...

Experts Need to Include Children in Research

... how these can be prevented; sleep disturbance and how this affects health and behaviour; new treatments for acute and chronic chest disorders such as bronchiolitis and asthma. They will also be looking at infectious diseases and immunisation; new treatments for neuromuscular diseases such as Duchenne ...

Rejection in Lung Transplants Due to Elevated Pepsin Level

... procedure that strengthens the valve between the stomach and the esophagus, before the transplant have longer survival rates and delayed onset of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome than those who do not. If fundoplication is confirmed as a useful prophylaxis in preventing lung rejection, they write, ...

RSV Hits Winnipeg Childrens Hospital

... who tested positive for the infection are in isolation at Winnipeg's St. Boniface General Hospital, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. RSV causes bronchiolitis and pneumonia among infants under one year of age. It infects the narrow airways in the lungs and can be fatal in babies and small children. ...

Mist over a way to help premature babies breathes cleared!

... who also led the original CNEP study, welcomed the latest findings. In their words, "We fear that over the last six years many infants with bronchiolitis a potentially fatal chest infection] presenting to our children's unit have received unnecessarily intensive care." ...

Parental Knowledge Of RSV Infections Is Vital

... Statistics show that about 125,000 children are hospitalized due to RSV infection every year in the US. The virus also causes pneumonia and bronchiolitis (a swelling of the small airways) and may be associated with wheezing. Out of these patients who has contracted RSV infection 500 children die every ...

Popcorn Workers At Health Risk

... inflammation in popcorn production workers. Neutrophilic airways inflammation is a potentially important underlying factor in the development of the bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), previously documented in workers at this plant. Source: ...
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