Acute Bronchitis

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Acute Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the tubes that carry air to your lungs. It causes a cough that brings up mucus, shortness of breath, wheezing, and tightness in the chest. Acute bronchitis is often caused by the same viruses that cause colds and the flu, which spread through the air when people cough or sneeze, and through physical contact like unwashed hands. It can also be caused by bacteria, but this is rare. Most cases get better within a few days, but even after the infection is gone, the cough may last for several weeks. Treatments include rest, fluids, and aspirin (for adults) or acetaminophen to treat fever. If wheezing, you may need inhaled medicine. Because most cases are not caused by bacteria, you will most likely not need an antibiotic.

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The terms "Acute Bronchitis" returned 101 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acute Bronchitis.
 

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Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2016 Oct;94(7):Online.

 

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2016

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Microorganisms Causing Community-Acquired Acute Bronchitis: The Role of Bacterial Infection.
 

Author(s): Ji Young Park, Sunghoon Park, Sun Hwa Lee, Myung Goo Lee, Yong Bum Park, Kil Chan Oh, Jae-Myung Lee, Do Il Kim, Ki-Hyun Seo, Kyeong-Cheol Shin, Kwang Ha Yoo, Yongchun Ko, Seung Hun Jang, Ki-Suck Jung, Yong Il Hwang

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Although acute bronchitis is quite common, there is relatively limited information regarding the microorganisms that are involved in this illness.

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2016

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Role of Atypical Pathogens and the Antibiotic Prescription Pattern in Acute Bronchitis: A Multicenter Study in Korea.
 

Author(s): Sunghoon Park, Kil Chan Oh, Ki-Seong Kim, Kyu-Tae Song, Kwang Ha Yoo, Yun Su Shim, Young Ju Lee, Myung Goo Lee, Jang Uk Yun, Hyun Su Kim, Yee Hyung Kim, Won Jun Lee, Do Il Kim, Hyung Gun Cha, Jae-Myung Lee, Jung San Seo, Ki-Suck Jung

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2015 10;30(10):1446-52.

 

The role of atypical bacteria and the effect of antibiotic treatments in acute bronchitis are still not clear. This study was conducted at 22 hospitals (17 primary care clinics and 5 university hospitals) in Korea. Outpatients (aged ≥ 18 yr) who had an acute illness with a new cough ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2015

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The terms "Acute Bronchitis" returned 23 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acute Bronchitis.
 

Author(s): Scott Kinkade, Natalie A Long

Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2016 Oct;94(7):560-565.

 

Cough is the most common illness-related reason for ambulatory care visits in the United States. Acute bronchitis is a clinical diagnosis characterized by cough due to acute inflammation of the trachea and large airways without evidence of pneumonia. Pneumonia should be suspected ...

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2016

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Valuing the Economic Costs of Allergic Rhinitis, Acute Bronchitis, and Asthma from Exposure to Indoor Dampness and Mold in the US.
 

Author(s): David H Mudarri

Journal: J Environ Public Health. 2016 ;2016():2386596.

 

Two foundational methods for estimating the total economic burden of disease are cost of illness (COI) and willingness to pay (WTP). WTP measures the full cost to society, but WTP estimates are difficult to compute and rarely available. COI methods are more often used but less likely ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2016

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Tanreqing injection for acute bronchitis disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Pei Wang, Xing Liao, Yan-Ming Xie, Yan Chai, Ling-Hui Li

Journal: Complement Ther Med. 2016 Apr;25():143-58.

 

Acute bronchitis (AB) is one of the common diseases. Tanreqing injection (TRQ) was widely used to treat patients with acute bronchitis, and many randomized controlled trials have been conducted to investigate its efficacy.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2016

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Efficacy and Safety of GHX02 in the Treatment of Acute Bronchitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute Bronchitis

 

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2017

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Last Updated: 27 Apr 2017

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International Plastic Bronchitis Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Plastic Bronchitis

 

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2017

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