bronchial hyperresponsiveness

bronchial hyperresponsiveness

A term referring to exaggerated bronchial constriction of unknown pathogenesis, which most commonly occurs in asthmatics in response to nonspecific provocation (inhalation of various bronchoconstrictors), but also to physical challenges—e.g., exercise, dry or cold air, hypertonic or hypotonic aerosols.

bronchial hyperresponsiveness

Exaggerated bronchial constriction most common in asthma, in response to nonspecific provocation, inhalation of various bronchoconstrictors, but also to physical challenges–eg, exercise, dry or cold air, hypertonic or hypotonic aerosols
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In a CFS cohort, "Patients with bronchial hyperresponsiveness presented significantly more often with fatigue that was made worse by physical exercise, recurrent flu-like illness, thyroid inflammation, and painful lymph nodes.
Airway inflammation, basement membrane thickening and bronchial hyperresponsiveness in asthma.
ARIDOL, the only dry powder bronchial challenge test approved for use in the United States, is used to assess bronchial hyperresponsiveness in patients six years of age and older who do not have clinically apparent asthma.
Twelve contributions discuss the innate immune sensing of dangerous ambient pollutants by the dendritic cell, asthma, environmental lung injury, asthma exacerbations, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and lung inflammation, effects of air pollutants on allergic sensitization through the airway, particulate matter and oxidative stress, diesel exhaust, and the role of macrophages, among other topics.
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However, the increased emphasis on asthma as a disease of inflammation leading to bronchial hyperresponsiveness has shifted the use of inhaled aerosol steroids from second-line or third-line therapy to first-line, primary therapy.
Histamine challenge showed bronchial hyperresponsiveness in 4 women, extrathoracic airway hyperresponsiveness in 14 women, and cough hyperresponsiveness in 15 women.
Histamine challenge showed bronchial hyperresponsiveness in 4 women, ex-trathoracic airway hyperresponsiveness in 14 women, and cough hyperresponsiveness in 15 women.
Asthma controllers are essentially the drugs which suppress the ongoing airway inflammation, reduce bronchial hyperresponsiveness and improve the lung function.
This interventional study, currently in Phase II, will enroll individuals with mild to moderate asthma to examine the effects of magnesium supplements or placebo on asthma symptoms, inflammation, bronchial hyperresponsiveness, and oxidative defense/damage.
Genaera Corporation (Plymouth Meeting, PA) announced issuance by the United States Patent and Trademark Office of United States Patent 6,602,850 covering the use of certain soluble human interleukin-9 (IL-9) receptor protein variants as a method for treating bronchial hyperresponsiveness and asthma.