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Association of TLR4-T399I Polymorphism with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Smokers
Tobacco smoking has been considered the most important risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) development. However, not all smokers develop COPD and other environmental and genetic susceptibility ...
Adiposity in relation to age as predictor of severity of sleep apnea in children with snoring
Correlation between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea has been documented in both adults and children. This investigation evaluated importance of body mass index (BMI) in relation to age as predictor of severity of ...
Sleep-disordered breathing in 3,680 Greek children
The goal of the present investigation was to describe the prevalence of and clinical factors associated with sleep-disordered breathing in children and adolescents. Children and adolescents (3,680 in all, 1-18 years old) ...
Cysteinyl leukotriene receptors are expressed by tonsillar T cells of children with obstructive sleep apnea
Background: Increased expression of cysteinyl leukotriene receptors (cysteinyl leukotriene receptor-1 [LT1-R]; cysteinyl leukotriene receptor-2 [LT2-R]) has been detected in adenotonsillar tissue from children with ...
Effect of sodium-potassium pump inhibition by ouabain on the permeability of isolated visceral sheep peritoneum
The permeability for small solutes and the ultrafiltration capacity of the peritoneum are essential for effective peritoneal dialysis (PD) treatment. Elucidation of the factors that regulate these two properties is therefore ...
Five-Year Trends of Second-Hand Smoke Exposure in Greece: A Comparison Between Complete, Partial, and Prelegislation Levels
Background: Our aim was to assess second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure in hospitality venues after the smoke-free legislation implemented in September 2010 in Greece and to compare with when a partial ban was in place and in ...