Search for dissertations about: "Airway inflammation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 164 swedish dissertations containing the words Airway inflammation.

  1. 1. Immunopathological and Structural Alterations in Difficult to Control Asthma

    University dissertation from Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Lund University

    Author : Anders Bergqvist; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Severe asthma; bronchial thermoplasty; airway smooth muscle; neuroendocrine cells; inflammation; immune cells; remodelling;

    Abstract : Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder affecting an estimated 300 million people worldwide. Most patients with asthma can be controlled with bronchodilators and low to moderate dose inhaled corticosteroids. However, an estimated 5-10% of the population presents a more troublesome disease, often referred to as severe asthma. READ MORE

  2. 2. Allergic airway disease studies on diesel exhaust exposures, oxylipins and antioxidants

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Nirina Larsson; Umeå universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Asthma; allergic rhinits; diesel exhaust; airway inflammation; oxylipins; metabolomics; antioxidants; SVCT2; bronchoscopy; lungmedicin; Lung Medicine;

    Abstract : Allergic airway disease, i.e. allergic rhinitis (AR) and asthma, is a common health problem. The prevalence is increasing in most countries of the world. READ MORE

  3. 3. Ozone and diesel exhaust airway signaling, inflammation and pollutant interactions

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Jenny Bosson; Umeå universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; air pollution; ozone; diesel exhaust; airway inflammation; asthma; immunohistochemistry; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Internal medicine Lung diseases; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Invärtesmedicin Lungsjukdomar; lungmedicin; Lung Medicine;

    Abstract : It is well established that air pollution has detrimental effects on both human health as well as the environment. Exposure to ozone and particulate matter pollution, is associated with an increase in cardiopulmonary mortality and morbidity. Asthmatics, elderly and children have been indicated as especially sensitive groups. READ MORE

  4. 4. Lung mechanics and airway inflammation in murine models of asthma

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Sofia Jonasson; Uppsala universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; allergic asthma; airway inflammation; murine models; lung mechanics; forced oscillation technique; airway reactivity; deep inhalations; oxidative stress; nitric oxide; glucocorticoids.; MEDICINE Physiology and pharmacology Physiology Clinical physiology; MEDICIN Fysiologi och farmakologi Fysiologi Klinisk fysiologi; klinisk fysiologi; Clinical Physiology;

    Abstract : Allergic asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways and is characterized by eosinophilic inflammation and increased airway reactivity. In the studies presented in this thesis, lung mechanics and measurements of airway reactivity were assessed in anaesthetized tracheostomized mice by using an animal ventilator (flexiVent®). READ MORE

  5. 5. Remodeling of the pulmonary circulation - a novel response to allergic airway inflammation

    University dissertation from Inst för Experimentell Medicinsk Vetenskap, Lunds Universitet

    Author : Kristina Rydell-Törmänen; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Vascular remodeling; OVA; HDM; asthma;

    Abstract : Asthma is characterized, not only by inflammation but also by airway and vascular remodeling. Airway remodeling is established early in disease, structural alterations have been found in children, and is thought to contribute to asthma symptoms. Unfortunately, airway remodeling is considered difficult to reverse and it seldom resolves completely. READ MORE