Why some people get worse colds than others: Your natural nose bacteria could be an issue

A new study from the University of Virginia has found that having more Staphylococcus or Moraxella bacteria in your nose can make you cough and sneeze more when you have a cold.
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Conclusion: Our research outcome paves the way to create a device for cough monitoring in real-life situations. Significance: Our proposal is aligned with a more comfortable and less disruptive patient monitoring, with benefits for patients (allows self-monitoring of cough symptoms), practitioners (e.g., assessment of treatments or better clinical understanding of cough patterns), and national health systems (by reducing hospitalizations).
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Authors: Niburski K PMID: 31308010 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: CMAJ Source Type: research
Bronchiectasis exacerbations are defined by an increase in daily respiratory symptoms such as cough, sputum production, malaise, fatigue and breathlessness [1–3]. Symptoms accumulate over several days and can take weeks to resolve, with many patients never fully returning to baseline after therapy [4]. Patients with frequent exacerbations experience poorer quality of life and a markedly increased mortality [5–7]. Patients tend to continue to have frequent exacerbations over time unless therapy is initiated to prevent them [5]. Bronchiectasis guidelines such as those recently issued from the European Respiratory...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Editorials Source Type: research
AbstractCough and wheezing are the predominant symptoms of acute bronchitis. Hitherto, the evaluation of respiratory symptoms was limited to subjective methods such as questionnaires. The main objective of this study was to objectively determine the time course of cough and wheezing in children with acute bronchitis. The impact of nocturnal cough on parent ’s quality of life was assessed as secondary outcome. In 36 children (2–8 years), the frequency of nocturnal cough and wheezing was recorded during three nights by automated lung sound monitoring. Additionally, parents completed symptom logs, i.e., the B...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
The objective was to identify factors associated with a positive pneumococcal urinary antigen test result. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This seven-year retrospective monocentric study was performed on consecutive patients presenting with respiratory tract infections reported as pneumococcal-positive. Epidemiological, biological, and radiological factors were analyzed, and severity scores were calculated. RESULTS: A total of 223 patients were included. Significant associations were observed between positive test results and age over 65years (P=0.01), positive test results and immunosuppression factors (blood disease [25% A...
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
Authors: Nozue T, Toyoshima M, Fukada A, Suda T Abstract A 71-year-old woman with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) presented with prolonged cough. No physical findings suggested the presence of any connective tissue diseases. Chest computed tomography showed ground-glass opacities and consolidations in the bilateral lower lobes. She had elevated serum Krebs von den Lungen-6, hypoxemia and positive serum anti-Jo-1 antibody. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid revealed lymphocytosis with a decreased CD4/CD8 ratio. A transbronchial lung biopsy specimen revealed organizing pneumonia. Based on a diagnosis of interstitial pneu...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Updated Date: Jul 17, 2019 EST
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Conclusion: Scrub typhus though prevalent is under-reported in our country. It should be considered as an important differential diagnosis in a febrile patient with thrombocytopenia, deranged liver or renal functions. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is rewarding and prevents morbidity and mortality. PMID: 31304700 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusions: Successful treatment of GER-associated cough may be associated with the attenuation of neurogenic and neutrophilic inflammation. PMID: 31303089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Updated Date: Jul 16, 2019 EST
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