respiratory tract infection


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Noun1.respiratory tract infection - any infection of the respiratory tract
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
lower respiratory infection - infection of the lower respiratory tract
upper respiratory infection - infection of the upper respiratory tract
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Tehsil Headquarters Hospital chief Dr Ali Sajid said a majority of patients visiting the hospital were complaining of upper and lower respiratory tract infections.
The global bovine respiratory disease treatment market segmentation is based on disease type (diphtheria, pneumonia/lower respiratory tract infection, upper respiratory tract infections), treatment type (antibiotics, immunomodulators, NSAIDs, vaccines, others), and end users (private veterinary pharmacies, veterinary clinics, veterinary hospitals, veterinary research institutes, others).
9%) were admitted to the hospital, and 27% of discharge diagnoses suggested a possible bacterial cause (lower respiratory tract infection, tonsillitis, and pneumonia).
Investigators observed the health of children after administration of Wellmune or the placebo, recorded the total days and times of upper respiratory tract infections and the total days and times of various infection symptoms.
Probiotics were observed to be significantly better than placebo for reducing episodes of upper respiratory tract infection, the mean duration of episodes, antibiotic prescription rates, and cold-related absences.
Various viruses lead to the clinical picture which is generally defined as viral respiratory tract infection and this picture shows variance depending on the age group, season, underlying disease and upper or lower respiratory tract involvement (2).
Clinicians need to have confidence in pinpointing the causes of respiratory tract infections so they can treat the right pathogen to help each patient.
The incidence of lower respiratory tract infections, persistent cough, wheezing, eczema and ear infections was determined for each group.
According to a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital published in the online scientific journal BMJ Open, treating infection-prone patients over a 12-month period with high doses of vitamin D reduces their risk of developing respiratory tract infection - and consequently their antibiotic requirement.
Passing more than four lower respiratory tract infections was defined as recurrent lower respiratory tract infection.
Prevalence of human KI and WU polyomaviruses in children with acute respiratory tract infection in China.
The study, which was based on data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, also found that acute respiratory tract infection visit rates among people ages 5 and older remained stable from 1995-2006, but associated antibiotic prescription rates dropped by 18 percent.

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