bronchiolitis


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bronchiolitis

[‚bräŋ·kē·ō′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the bronchioles.
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in MPV on patients diagnosed with RSV related bronchiolitis, to define whether the MPV could be a predictive marker in RSV bronchiolitis, and also to identify whether the type of viral infection affects MPVs in bronchiolitis.
But it is 'more than a cold' - also the name of a bronchiolitis information campaign - and although the illness is mild in most cases, it can sometimes cause life-threatening lung infections in young children.
This study was conducted to determine the baseline plasma BNP levels, to assess the relationship between left ventricular systolic functions and plasma BNP levels, and to investigate the prognostic value of plasma BNP level in children aged 1 to 24 months who were diagnosed as having moderate to severe isolated bronchiolitis without additional disease in a pediatric emergency unit of a tertiary care hospital.
"We identified variables measured in the emergency department predictive of escalated care in bronchiolitis and derived a risk score to stratify risk of this outcome," the authors write.
Conclusion: Hypertonic saline resulted in significant reductions in modified respiratory assessment score (MRAS) and hospital stay as compared to normal saline in children with acute bronchiolitis.
Bronchiolitis is a viral infection that causes an inflammation of the small airways in the lungs.
The More Than A Cold campaign offers free online resources for parents on how to manage bronchiolitis. Visit morethanacold.co.uk
The More Than A Cold campaign offers free online resources for parents on how to manage bronchiolitis. | |With the party season upon us many weird and wonderful alcoholic isw drinks will be drunk, so dentists have issued advice on which are the best and worst for oral health.
My training, backed up by frequent experience when working as both a pri mary care provider and as a hospitalist, is that a significant fraction of infants after respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis will maintain twitchy airways for 3-6 months, during which time a simple URI seems to flare their albuterol-responsive lower respiratory tract wheezing, just as URIs do for asthmatics.
Material and method: Data of 95 children who were hospitalized with diagnosis of bronchiolitis in Konya Training and Research Hospital Pediatrics Clinic between October 2013 and May 2014 were reviewed retrospectively.

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