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lavage

[lə′väzh]
(medicine)
The therapeutic washing out of an organ.

Lavage

 

a medical procedure used to cleanse mechanically the walls and contents of such tubular organs as the vagina or urethra and surrounding tissues. A lavage may also be performed for therapeutic and preventive medical purposes; in such cases, it is based on the action of a chemical agent or temperature. Warm boiled water or solutions of various medicinal substances are used in the procedure.

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Koreck noted that the investigators separated keratinocytes from the nasal lavage, and saw no differences that might be suggestive of neoplasia.
MRX-4 reduced eosinophil numbers, and levels of IL-5, IL-13, eotaxin, MCP-1 and TNF-alpha in nasal lavage fluid were lower during NAC compared to Control.
Identification of a new potential airway irritation marker, palate lung nasal epithelial clone protein, in human nasal lavage fluid with two-dimensional electrophoresis and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight.
Nasal lavage was carried out using a method previously described (Noah and Becker 2000) by repetitive spraying of sterile normal saline irrigation solution (4 mL total) into the nostril, followed by voluntary expelling of fluid by the subject into a specimen collection cup.
Morria recently reported the positive results regarding MRX-4 modulating the levels of inflammatory mediators (IL-5, IL-13, MCP-1, TNF-alpha and Eotoxin) as well as eosinophils in the nasal lavage from the same study.
Analysis of nasal lavage samples supported the clinical findings of chronic nasal inflammation among the WTC-exposed cohort.
Analysis of the nasal lavage samples supported the clinical findings of chronic nasal inflammation among the WTC-exposed cohort.
A secondary efficacy endpoint of this study was the effect of MRX-4 on inflammatory mediators/markers in the nasal lavage of selected patients following allergen stimulus.
Nevertheless, ESSAL still involves surgery, which could be avoided if nasal lavage could alleviate symptoms on its own.
We followed exhaled nitric oxide, nasal NO, lung functions, cytokines [tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] (TNF-[alpha]), interleukin-4 (IL-4), IL-6, and IL-12] and NO in nasal lavage fluid (NAL) during and after the exposures.
Each of the individuals underwent a nasal lavage (rinse), and the lavage fluid was collected for testing.