Posts Tagged ‘smoking

Analogues and «Ancestors» Zyban is one of drugs commonly used for smoking addiction treatment. Although its original purpose and active component were of different character. Canadian Pharmacy Zyban is nothing else but typical amphebutamine known in medical field under the names Bupropion and Wellbutrin. It is an atypical antidepressant which in rare cases was used […]

Aspergillus spores are ubiquitous and are the most frequently found fungus in the environment. Increased concentrations of spores have been noted in winter months. Pathogenicity of the Aspergillus species has to do with properties of the spores; namely their light weight, thick walls and small size which allow for their growth in terminal bronchioles. Host […]

Invasive aspergillosis has become a significant cause of death in immunosuppressed patients. Patients with acute leukemia and lymphoma are particularly susceptible. Postulated risk factors include granulocytopenia, and treatment with corticosteroids, antibiotics and cytotoxic chemotherapy. Qualitative disorders of granulocyte function described in acute leukemia may also increase the risk of Aspergillus infection. Because Aspergillus species are […]

In this study, we examined healthy male volunteers who were relatively young and had normal pulmonary function to evaluate the effect of smoking alone. We used the difference in NO concentration (ANO) as a parameter to determine the degree of airflow obstruction because it is a sensitive indicator of NO synthesis in the respiratory tract. […]

The two groups were age matched, and in both, pulmonary function was within the normal range, but FEVi o% and maximum expiratory flow at 25% and 50% vital capacity were significantly lower in smokers than in nonsmokers. In nonsmokers, the concentration of exhaled NO increased after breath-holding in a time-dependent manner (Fig 1). However, the […]

The experiments were approved by the human ethics committee of our university, and informed consent for participation was obtained from each subject. Nineteen healthy volunteers (all male) were allocated to two groups (Table 1): nonsmoking (n=9, mean [SE] 32.3 [3.4] years) and smoking (n=10,35.1 [1.7] years) subjects. Subjects with an asthmatic component, hypertension, or respiratory […]

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between endogenous nitric oxide (NO) level and airflow obstruction in smokers using single-breath measurement of exhaled NO with the sequential breath-holding method. Setting: A university hospital. Patients: Nine nonsmoking and ten smoking healthy volunteers. Measurements: NO in exhaled air was measured using a chemiluminescence […]