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Acute bronchitis a medical dictionary, bibliography, and annotated research guide to Internet references by James N. Parker

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Published by ICON Health Publications in San Diego, CA .
Written in English


  • Respiratory,
  • Bibliography,
  • Diseases,
  • Bronchitis,
  • Dictionaries,
  • Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine,
  • Research,
  • Computer network resources,
  • Popular works

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJames N. Parker and Philip M. Parker, editors
LC ClassificationsRC778 .A29 2004eb
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] :
Pagination1 online resource.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27014374M
ISBN 101417541563
ISBN 109781417541560

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Acute bronchitis is a common disease, seen in all age groups, where there is inflammation of the bronchi (1). acute bronchitis is commonly caused by a viral or sometimes bacterial infection, but will resolve without antibiotic treatment, regardless of the cause (2). This book is dedicated to a friend who had bronchitis at the time this book was made. Acute bronchitis usually begins as an upper respiratory infection. Cough is the hallmark of acute bronchitis. It occurs early and will persist despite the resolution of nasal or nasopharyngeal complaints. Frequently, the cough is initially nonproductive but progresses, yielding mucopurulent sputum. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of mono-preparations of Pelargonium sidoides, administered orally to any patient with acute bronchitis as sole or adjunctive treatment, compared with placebo or conventional therapy, were eligible for inclusion in the review. All clinically relevant outcomes were of Cited by:

Bronchitis is when your bronchial tubes, which carry air to your lungs, get inflamed and swollen. You end up with a nagging cough and mucus. There are two types: Acute bronchitis. This is more Missing: book. INTRODUCTION Acute bronchitis is a self-limited respiratory infection causing inflammation of the large airways characterized by cough without evidence of pneumonia. The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, primarily affecting the nasal . Acute bronchitis, often called a “chest cold,” is the most common type of bronchitis. The symptoms last less than 3 weeks. If you’re a healthy person without underlying heart or lung problems or a weakened immune system, this information is for you. Acute bronchitis should be differentiated from other common diagnoses, such as pneumonia and asthma, because these conditions may need specific therapies not indicated for bronchitis. Symp-.

Acute bronchitis is a commonly encountered, self-limited, infection producing inflammatory changes within the larger airways. Sharing the viral pathogens of upper respiratory infections, including those of the common cold, acute bronchitis is often caused by one of the following: influenza A or B virus, adenovirus, rhinovirus, parainfluenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, or coronavirus. A chest cold occurs when the airways of the lungs swell and produce mucus in the lungs. That’s what makes you cough. A chest cold, often called acute bronchitis, lasts less than 3 weeks and is the most common type of bronchitis. Causes. Acute bronchitis is usually caused by a virus and often occurs after an upper respiratory g: book. Acute bronchitis () Definition (MEDLINEPLUS) Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to your lungs. It causes a cough that often brings up mucus, as well as shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness. Acute bronchitis is an acute infection of the tracheosbronchial tree; its hallmark is a productive cough. Some doctors have questioned whether bronchitis is a clear diagnostic entity; maybe it is just a cold on the chest. Coloured sputum cannot be used to predict whether an infection is viral or g: book.