lower respiratory tract

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Noun1.lower respiratory tract - the bronchi and lungs
lung - either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
respiratory tract, airway - the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
bronchial tube, bronchus - either of the two main branches of the trachea
bronchiole - any of the smallest bronchial ducts; ending in alveoli
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TM](Cefuroxime Sodium) is indicated for the treatment of patients with infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated organisms in the following diseases: lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin and skin-structure infections, septicemia, meningitis, gonorrhea, and bone and joint infections
Bacteria etiological agents causing lower respiratory tract infections at western part of Nepal.
The effect of breastfeeding on developing a lower respiratory tract infection in infancy was taken from a meta-analysis pooling 4 prospective cohort studies.
The results indicate that children born by Caesarean section have a slightly elevated risk for asthma at three years, but have no increased risk of frequent lower respiratory tract infections or wheezing.
Correlation of viral load of respiratory pathogens and co-infections with disease severity in children hospitalized for lower respiratory tract infection.
Exclusive breastfeeding for 4 months reduces the risk of hospitalizations and deaths from lower respiratory tract infections by 72%.
Also discussed are methodologies for virus discovery, and the diagnosis and treatment of viral lower respiratory tract infections in children.
In developed countries, the main reasons for childhood mortality are related to prematurity, congenital heart disease, malignancy and trauma, whereas in South Africa, children die predominantly as a result of HIV/AIDS, diarrhoeal disease and lower respiratory tract infections.
Diarrhoea was defined as 'gastroenteritis' (n=201) and lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) as 'chest infection or pneumonia' (n=552).
Hopstaken and his colleagues reviewed data about 258 adult patients with lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) who were recruited by 31 family physicians in the Netherlands between November 2007 and April 2008.
Background & objectives: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is known to be a major cause of lower respiratory tract infections in children.
Primary and secondary endpoints of the study included incidence of RSV hospitalizations and RSV-specific medically attended outpatient lower respiratory tract infections.

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