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Ultrastructural analysis of the middle nasal turbinate cilia of the no cystic-fibrosis bronchiectasis

Grant number: 11/14603-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2011
Effective date (End): September 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Surgery
Principal Investigator:Wilma Terezinha Anselmo Lima
Grantee:Ariana Di Salvo Arthur
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Bronchiectasis is the permanent dilatation of the bronchi caused by chronic inflammation of the lower airways resulting in recurrent respiratory tract infection. In developed countries, was estimated that 10% of patients who have bronchiectasis have ciliary dyskinesia as etiology. Still, 80% of patients with bronchiectasis have chronic rhinosinusitis, wich represents a significant impact in the quality of life. The reason for this association may be in the "one airway disease" theory like in asthma and rhinitis.(AU)

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