TAXILA -- Hospitals, clinics and health centres in Taxila and Wah are being swarmed with patients, mostly children, suffering from cold-related bacterial infections such as upper respiratory tract infection
, pneumonia and bronchitis.
Children who had suffered from lower respiratory tract infections
, such as bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia and general chest infections, had a two- to four-fold increased risk of developing asthma in later life and were also more likely to have worse lung function.
4] This study was conducted to determine the aetiological agents causing lower respiratory tract infections
in geriatric population attending tertiary care hospital.
A total of 8,394 pediatric patients who presented with acute cough and one or more other symptoms of respiratory tract infection
(such as fever and coryza) were enrolled in the study by primary care physicians at 247 clinical sites in England.
Wellmune, an immune strengthening baker's yeast beta-glucan, helps to keep children significantly healthier by decreasing episodes of common childhood illnesses and symptoms of illness such as upper respiratory tract infection
symptoms (URU), according to a study conducted by H&J CRO International Inc.
Probiotics were observed to be significantly better than placebo for reducing episodes of upper respiratory tract infection
, the mean duration of episodes, antibiotic prescription rates, and cold-related absences.
In the UAE, we have plenty of sunshine and we also have a strong family culture so we do not see rise in such cases; here, the increase is mainly in the number of respiratory tract infections
In our country, there are a limited number of studies evaluating viral agents in respiratory tract infections
and generally, hospitalized patients and lower respiratory tract infections
have been examined (8, 9).
Among the diabetic obese, 15(75%) had respiratory tract infections
which was higher than the other study groups, and patients having respiratory tract infections
had lower surfactant protein D levels than those who did not have infections (p=0.
Clinicians need to have confidence in pinpointing the causes of respiratory tract infections
so they can treat the right pathogen to help each patient.
The results of the present study demonstrate that treatment of young children with this probiotic strain can decrease the frequency and duration of episodes of diarrhea and respiratory tract infections
Admissions for upper respiratory tract infections
also decreased but at a more gradual rate.