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Effects of the filter microstructure and ambient air condition on the aerodynamic dispersion of sneezing droplets: A multiscale and multiphysics simulation study.

Phys Fluids (1994) 2021 Jun 24;33(6):063317. Epub 2021 Jun 24.

UniAET Co., Ltd., Seoul 08502, South Korea.

Concerns have been ramping up with regard to the propagation of infectious droplets due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The effects of filter microstructures and ambient air flows on droplet dispersion by sneezing are investigated by a fully coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian computational modeling with a micro-to-macroscale bridging approach. Materials that are commonly applied to face masks are modeled to generate two different virtual masks with various levels of filtration efficiency, and the leakage percentages through the unsealed nose and cheek areas were set to 11% and 25%, respectively. Read More

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The increasing importance of the novel Coronavirus.

Hosp Pract (1995) 2021 Feb 20;49(1):1-11. Epub 2020 Oct 20.

Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, American University of Sharjah, University City , Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) instigated by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has infected more`` than 20 million people, with more than more than 700000 deaths globally; and has been declared a pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 is recognized as the seventh coronavirus affecting . The symptoms of COVID-19 consist of an elevated temperature, cough, diarrhea, and vomiting amongst others, whereas the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is believed to arise via release of respiratory secretions; through sneezing and coughing. Read More

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February 2021

Virions and respiratory droplets in air: Diffusion, drift, and contact with the epithelium.

Biosystems 2020 Dec 5;198:104241. Epub 2020 Sep 5.

Sections of Nano and Biological Physics and Chemical Physics, Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.

Some infections, including e.g. influenza and currently active COVID 19, may be transmitted via air during sneezing, coughing, and talking. Read More

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December 2020

Establishing an Office-Based Framework for Resuming Otolaryngology Care in Academic Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 03 1;164(3):528-541. Epub 2020 Sep 1.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York, USA.

Objective: The COVID-19 health crisis abruptly disrupted the practice of otolaryngology. This article aims to define the changes needed to operate an academic otolaryngology practice safely and efficiently from within the epicenter of the pandemic. We define the areas of normal patient workflow that have been affected by COVID-19, and we offer mitigation strategies with attention paid to the specific needs of subspecialties. Read More

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A brief analysis and hypotheses about the risk of COVID-19 for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

J Diabetes Metab Disord 2020 Jul 20:1-5. Epub 2020 Jul 20.

General Maternity Hospital "Elena Venizelou", Elena Venizelou square 2, 11523 Athens, Greece.

COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory disease which firstly occurred in Wuhan, China and evolved rapidly around the globe. The causative pathogen is a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 with genomic similarities with SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. The disease is transmitted among humans either through direct contact or via droplets from sneeze or cough. Read More

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Sounds of sickness: can people identify infectious disease using sounds of coughs and sneezes?

Proc Biol Sci 2020 06 10;287(1928):20200944. Epub 2020 Jun 10.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Cough, cough. Is that person sick, or do they just have a throat tickle? A growing body of research suggests pathogen threats shape key aspects of human sociality. However, less research has investigated specific processes involved in pathogen threat detection. Read More

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Novel Coronavirus: Current Understanding of Clinical Features, Diagnosis, Pathogenesis, and Treatment Options.

Pathogens 2020 Apr 17;9(4). Epub 2020 Apr 17.

Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, American University of Sharjah, University City, Sharjah 26666, United Arab Emirates.

Since December 2019, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has resulted in devastating consequences worldwide and infected more than 350,000 individuals and killed more than 16,000 people. SARS-CoV-2 is the seventh member of the coronavirus family to affect humans. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever (88%), cough (68%), vomiting (5%) and diarrhoea (3. Read More

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Capillaria boehmi (syn. Eucoleus boehmi): Challenging treatment of a rarely diagnosed nasal nematode in dogs and high prevalence in Swiss foxes.

Vet Parasitol 2020 May 9;281:109103. Epub 2020 Apr 9.

Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse-Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Despite morphological differences of eggs and adults, Capillaria boehmi infections have been occasionally misdiagnosed as C. aerophila infections in the past. Capillaria boehmi is found in the nasal and paranasal sinuses of wild canids and dogs, which may suffer from nasal discharge, sneezing, epistaxis and, importantly, their scent can be impaired. Read More

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Itch and Cough - Similar Role of Sensory Nerves in Their Pathogenesis.

Physiol Res 2020 03;69(Suppl 1):S43-S54

Clinic of Dermatovenerology, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Comenius University in Bratislava, University Hospital in Martin, Martin, Slovak

Itch is the most common chief complaint in patients visiting dermatology clinics and is analogous to cough and also sneeze of the lower and upper respiratory tract, all three of which are host actions trying to clear noxious stimuli. The pathomechanisms of these symptoms are not completely determined. The itch can originate from a variety of etiologies. Read More

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An update on Sars-CoV-2: a review.

Theor Biol Forum 2020 Jan 1;113(1-2):47-54. Epub 2020 Jan 1.

Department of Life Sciences, School of Sciences, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

Sars-CoV-2 is a new global health challenge that was declared a pandemic in March 2020. In just 6 months, the virus had infected more than 7.5 million population worldwide, and in 10 months infected over 40 million. Read More

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January 2020

Cucurbita pepo-Rhus aromatica-Humulus lupulus Combination Reduces Overactive Bladder Symptoms in Women - A Noninterventional Study.

Planta Med 2019 Sep 1;85(13):1044-1053. Epub 2019 Jul 1.

Analyze & Realize GmbH, Berlin, Germany.

This prospective, noninterventional, multicenter 12-wk study in women with overactive bladder investigated the effectiveness of Granu Fink femina, a herbal combination of seed oil from Uromedic pumpkin (cultivar of ), (fragrant sumach) bark extract, and (hop) cone extract in a clinical setting. Patients documented overactive bladder symptoms and quality of life using questionnaires as well as diaries recording day- and nighttime micturition frequencies, urine leakages during physical activity or at sneezing or coughing, and use of incontinence pads. The full analysis set included 117 women (age: 21 - 78 y). Read More

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September 2019

Diaphragm abnormalities in heart failure and aging: mechanisms and integration of cardiovascular and respiratory pathophysiology.

Heart Fail Rev 2017 03;22(2):191-207

Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida, 1864 Stadium Rd., rm 100 FLG, Gainesville, FL, 32611-8205, USA.

Inspiratory function is essential for alveolar ventilation and expulsive behaviors that promote airway clearance (e.g., coughing and sneezing). Read More

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Computer simulations of pressure and velocity fields in a human upper airway during sneezing.

Comput Biol Med 2016 Apr 2;71:115-27. Epub 2016 Feb 2.

Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering Department, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA.

In this paper, the airflow field including the velocity, pressure and turbulence intensity distributions during sneezing of a female subject was simulated using a computational fluid dynamics model of realistic upper airways including both oral and nasal cavities. The effects of variation of reaction of the subject during sneezing were also investigated. That is, the impacts of holding the nose or closing the mouth during sneezing on the pressure and velocity distributions were studied. Read More

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Dorsal and ventral aspects of the most caudal medullary reticular formation have differential roles in modulation and formation of the respiratory motor pattern in rat.

Brain Struct Funct 2016 12 11;221(9):4353-4368. Epub 2015 Dec 11.

Howard Florey Laboratories, Systems Neurophysiology Division, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Gate 11 Royal Parade, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, 3010, Australia.

The respiratory pattern generator of mammals is anatomically organized in lateral respiratory columns (LRCs) within the brainstem. LRC compartments serve specific functions in respiratory pattern and rhythm generation. While the caudal medullary reticular formation (cMRF) has respiratory functions reportedly related to the mediation of expulsive respiratory reflexes, it remains unclear whether neurons of the cMRF functionally belong to the LRC. Read More

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December 2016

Continence Index: a new screening questionnaire to predict the probability of future incontinence in older women in the community.

Int Urol Nephrol 2015 Jul 17;47(7):1091-7. Epub 2015 May 17.

Department of Urology, Beaumont Health, 3535 W. 13 Mile Road Suite 438, Royal Oak, MI, 48307, USA,

Purpose: Urinary incontinence (UI) is a chronic, costly condition that impairs quality of life. To identify older women most at risk, the Medical Epidemiologic and Social Aspects of Aging (MESA) datasets were mined to create a set of questions that can reliably predict future UI.

Methods: MESA data were collected during four household interviews at approximately 1 year intervals. Read More

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Nothing to sneeze at: a dynamic and integrative computational model of an influenza A virion.

Structure 2015 Mar 19;23(3):584-597. Epub 2015 Feb 19.

Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU, UK. Electronic address:

The influenza virus is surrounded by an envelope composed of a lipid bilayer and integral membrane proteins. Understanding the structural dynamics of the membrane envelope provides biophysical insights into aspects of viral function, such as the wide-ranging survival times of the virion in different environments. We have combined experimental data from X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, cryo-electron microscopy, and lipidomics to build a model of the intact influenza A virion. Read More

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Mesenchymal stromal cells for sphincter regeneration.

Adv Drug Deliv Rev 2015 Mar 27;82-83:123-36. Epub 2014 Oct 27.

Clinical Research Group KFO 273, University of Tübingen, Germany; Department of Urology, University of Tübingen, Germany. Electronic address:

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), defined as the involuntary loss of considerable amounts of urine during increased abdominal pressure (exertion, effort, sneezing, coughing, etc.), is a severe problem to the individuals affected and a significant medical, social and economic challenge. SUI is associated with pelvic floor debility, absence of detrusor contraction, or a loss of control over the sphincter muscle apparatus. Read More

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Recognizing flu-like symptoms from videos.

BMC Bioinformatics 2014 Sep 12;15:300. Epub 2014 Sep 12.

Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR, Singapore, Singapore.

Background: Vision-based surveillance and monitoring is a potential alternative for early detection of respiratory disease outbreaks in urban areas complementing molecular diagnostics and hospital and doctor visit-based alert systems. Visible actions representing typical flu-like symptoms include sneeze and cough that are associated with changing patterns of hand to head distances, among others. The technical difficulties lie in the high complexity and large variation of those actions as well as numerous similar background actions such as scratching head, cell phone use, eating, drinking and so on. Read More

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September 2014

A painful sneeze: spontaneous thoracic lung herniation induced by vigorous sneeze.

J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 2014 Jan;21(1):61-4

*Department of Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care, Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK †Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Tuberculosis, Internal Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Lung herniation, defined as the protrusion of lung tissue outside the normal boundaries of thoracic cage, is an unusual event. This most commonly occurs as a consequence of thoracic trauma. Spontaneous subtypes of lung herniation are rare with only a few cases reported in medical literature. Read More

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January 2014

A one-dimensional model of the spinal cerebrospinal-fluid compartment.

J Biomech Eng 2012 Feb;134(2):021005

The Centre for Biomedical Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom.

Modeling of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) system in the spine is strongly motivated by the need to understand the origins of pathological conditions such as the emergence and growth of fluid-filled cysts in the spinal cord. In this study, a one-dimensional (1D) approximation for the flow in elastic conduits was used to formulate a model of the spinal CSF compartment. The modeling was based around a coaxial geometry in which the inner elastic cylinder represented the spinal cord, middle elastic tube represented the dura, and the outermost tube represented the vertebral column. Read More

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February 2012

[Analysis of symptoms and quality of life in children with allergic rhinitis].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2010 Dec;24(23):1071-3, 1076

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430060, China.

Objective: To evaluate symptoms and quality of life in children with allergic rhinitis, and to evaluate the correlations among the skin prick tests results, symptoms and quality of life.

Method: Visual analog scale (VAS) was used to assess the symptoms severity, rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire (RQLQ) was used to assess quality of life, the skin prick tests results were recorded, and statistics analysis was carried out among them.

Result: (1) There were significant differences among the five aspects of RQLQ (F = 32. Read More

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December 2010

Invasive mould infections of the naso-orbital region of cats: a case involving Aspergillus fumigatus and an aetiological review.

J Feline Med Surg 2010 Sep;12(9):714-23

Studio Veterinario Oculistico, Torino, Italy.

Unlabelled: CASE AND CONTEXT: This report describes a cat diagnosed with sinonasal-orbital Aspergillus fumigatus infection using advanced imaging, histopathology and culture. Aetiology, clinical aspects and treatment of this rare and devastating infection are discussed with reference to a literature review of invasive mould (ie, filamentous fungal) infections involving tissues of the naso-orbital region of cats.

Presentations: Invasive fungal infections can present with different localisations (nasal passages, sinuses, orbits, subcutaneous space, palate, etc) depending on the species involved and its means of introduction into the tissues. Read More

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September 2010

[Physiology and pathophysiology of respiratory mucosa of the nose and the paranasal sinuses].

A G Beule

Laryngorhinootologie 2010 May 29;89 Suppl 1:S15-34. Epub 2010 Mar 29.

Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde, Kopf- und Halschirurgie der Universität Greifswald, Greifswald.

In this review, anatomy and physiology of the respiratory mucosa of nose and paranasal sinuses are summarized under the aspect of its clinical significance. Basics of endonasal cleaning including mucociliary clearance and nasal reflexes, as well as defence mechanisms are explained. Physiological wound healing, aspects of endonasal topical medical therapy and typical diagnostic procedures to evaluate the respiratory functions are presented. Read More

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: epidemiological, clinical and prevention aspects.

Natl Med J India 2009 Sep-Oct;22(5):242-7

Department of Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, New Delhi 110002, India.

The influenza pandemic caused by the new H1N1 virus has by now affected all the continents of the world. However, the extent and likely impact are still uncertain. Like seasonal flu, the illness is mild and self-limiting in a great majority of cases, with only 1%-2% of patients requiring hospitalization. Read More

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[Psychological characteristics in patients with allergic rhinitis and its associated factors analysis.].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2009 Dec;44(12):982-5

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Affiliated to the Capital University of Medical Science, Beijing Institute of Otorhinolaryngology, Key Laboratory of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Ministry of Education, Beijing 100005, China.

Objective: To investigate the psychological characteristics of patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) and its associated factors.

Methods: Three hundred and seventy-seven patients with AR were evaluated by the Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90). The results were compared with a standard, obtained from healthy Chinese population, including factors of gender, age, educational level, medical history of AR, presence of complications, type of allergenic sensitizations and nasal symptoms (using logistic regression analysis). Read More

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December 2009

[The influence of allergic rhinitis on asthma].

Ugeskr Laeger 2009 Dec;171(50):3708-10

Lungemedicinsk Afdeling, Arhus Universitetshospital, Arhus Sygehus, DK-8000 Arhus, Denmark.

Allergic rhinitis presents as intermittent or persistent nasal symptoms with sneeze, blockage and secretions. Rhinitis affects more that 20% of the population and is more frequent in younger persons. Allergic rhinitis influences all aspects of quality of life, school performance and work. Read More

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December 2009

The clinical aspects of the acute facet syndrome: results from a structured discussion among European chiropractors.

Chiropr Osteopat 2009 Feb 5;17. Epub 2009 Feb 5.

Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics, Odense M, Denmark.

Background: The term 'acute facet syndrome' is widely used and accepted amongst chiropractors, but poorly described in the literature, as most of the present literature relates to chronic facet joint pain. Therefore, research into the degree of consensus on the subject amongst a large group of chiropractic practitioners was seen to be a useful contribution.

Methods: During the annual congress of The European Chiropractors Union (ECU) in 2008, the authors conducted a workshop involving volunteer chiropractors. Read More

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February 2009

Awareness of women towards an emerging threat.

J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2009 Jan-Mar;21(1):79-82

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad, Pakistan.

Background: The human immunodeficiency virus/Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic continues it deadly assault in different parts of the world. Over 20 million people have died since the first case of AIDS was identified in 1981. Despite increased spending on HIV/AIDS programmes and improved responses by many governments, current global efforts remain entirely inadequate for an epidemic that is continuing to spiral out of control. Read More

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Allergic rhinitis-induced nasal congestion: its impact on sleep quality.

William Storms

Prim Care Respir J 2008 Mar;17(1):7-18

The Research Center, The William Storms Allergy Clinic, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USA.

Allergic rhinitis (AR) is an extremely common health problem affecting 20 to 40 million Americans and between 10-25% of the world's population. Patients with AR suffer from both nasal symptoms (congestion, rhinorrhea, itching, and sneezing) and ocular symptoms (itching, redness, and tearing). The negative impact on sleep quality and quantity, and consequently on various aspects of the patient's life, is an under-recognised and under-treated component of AR morbidity. Read More

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