Common Cold by Isabel Atzl, Roland Helms (auth.), Ronald Eccles, Olaf Weber

By Isabel Atzl, Roland Helms (auth.), Ronald Eccles, Olaf Weber (eds.)

The universal chilly is in contrast to the other human ailment. it kind of feels very unlikely to defeat and impacts we all regularly. end result of the huge variety of viruses inflicting colds any particular treatment is a massive problem.

This distinctive e-book brings jointly quite a lot of themes, from our ancestors’ perspectives approximately ailment, through the questions why and the way we sneeze, cough and get a runny nostril, to the intricacies of host-virus interactions and immunological phenomena at the molecular point. renowned remedies, "over the counter" medicinal drugs and interventions are reviewed. ultimately contemporary advancements and new remedies are highlighted.

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Medizin in der Antike. Beck, München: 120–187; Steger F (2004) Asklepiosmedizin. Medizinischer Alltag in der römischen Kaiserzeit. Steiner, Stuttgart Qus·ta¯ Ibn-Lu¯qa¯ (1987) Abhandlung über die Ansteckung. Steiner, Wiesbaden/ Stuttgart, 13 Maimonides M et al. (1966) Regimen sanitatis oder Diätetik für die Seele und den Körper. Karger, Basel, 108 Ibid. 109–110 Dietrich A (ed) (1993) Die Ergänzung Ibn Gulgul’s zur Materia medica des Dioskurides. Vandenhoek & Rupprecht, Göttingen, 51, 56–57 Spies O, Müller-Bütow H (1971) Anatomie und Chirurgie des Schädels, insbesondere der Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenkrankheiten nach Ibn al-Quff.

Acta Physiol Scand 135: 17–28 Eccles R, Eriksson M, Garreffa S, Chen SC (2008) The nasal decongestant effect of xylometazoline in the common cold. Am J Rhinol 22: 491–496 Eccles R, Jawad MS, Jawad SS, Angello JT, Druce HM (2005) Efficacy and safety of single and multiple doses of pseudoephedrine in the treatment of nasal congestion associated with common cold. Am J Rhinol 19: 25–31 Clarke JD, Eccles R (2005) Paradoxical sensation of nasal airflow in patients with common cold. Are we measuring the correct modality?

The ability of influenza A viruses to undergo major genetic reassortments (antigenic shift) makes them ideal candidates for causing major outbreaks of disease on a global scale. Over the last century, three influenza pandemics have Common respiratory infections diagnosed in general practice 49 led to the introduction of novel variants into the human population: H1N1 (1918/19); H2N2 (1957/58); and H3N2 (1968/69) [12]. Currently, two influenza A subtypes H3N2 and H1N1 (reintroduced in 1977/78) circulate in the human population.

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