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bacterial and viral agents that can cause "Bovine Respiratory Disease"?

List the (5) bacterial and (9) viral agents that cause "Bovine respiratory disease" (Animal science)




http://www.actavetscand.com/content/45/4/193  (+ info)

What is a good respiratory disease to do a research paper on?

Ok respiratory therapists help a newbie out. I have to do a research paper on a disease related to the respiratory system. Of course all the biggies are taken. Any suggestions?
Thanks alot
RT student from Iowa~
copd,asthma, cf,etc are all taken. i am looking for something less known

I'm not a respiratory therapist but rather a professional patient...LOL If you want to do a good reasearch paper on a disease relating to the respiratory system, I'd like to suggest primary ciliary dyskinesia. It's a recessive genetic disorder. You may also have heard of it referred to as Kartageners syndrome or immotile cilia syndrome. Most of us tested for CF first because the symptoms are similiar.

People with PCD do not have functioning cilia. Their cilia may be completely paralyzed (immotile cilia), beat inadequately or in an ineffective fashion (dyskinetic cilia), or may not have developed at all (ciliary aplasia). Without functioning cilia, people with PCD are unable to protect their respiratory system. Frequent infections of the lungs, ears, throat, and sinuses are common.

As a result of PCD, I had a lung collapse at age 9, subsequent removal and currently have mild bronchiestasis in both lungs. I have a few friends listed for double lung transplant. I use the vest daily. Airway clearance is VERY important for PCD'ers

Interesting side note-
Roughly half of all PCD'ers (including myself) have reversed organs( situs inversus)

It's intersting, it's rare....what more could you ask for...LOL  (+ info)

What does nonmotile sperm with cytoskeleton defect have to do with respiratory disease/infections?

Patient has a hereditary form of a male sterility involving nonmotile sperm. His condition is traced to defects in the cytoskeleton components of the sperm's flagella. Based on these findings, the physician suspects that Kevin also has a long history of recurrent respiratory tract disease. Kevin confirms that he has had colds, bronchitis, and influenza more frequently than his friends. Why would the physician suspect that Kevin probably had a history of frequent respiratory disease based on his diagnosis of sterility due to nonmotile sperm?

I suspect that you are "testing" the yahoo answers audience rather than asking a real question. In any case, I would guess that Kevin suffers from Kartegener's syndrome, or primary ciliary dyskinesia.

Although there are familial forms, patients with Kartegener's syndrome can have a variety of mutations that affect the functioning of their cilia.

Cilia are microscopic whip-like structures that are found in various parts of the body. They have a variety of functions including facilititating cellular movement, emrbryonic developement, clearing secretions, etc.

A genetic defect that impairs the function of these cilia will clinically manifest itself whereever these cilia are found.

The whip-like tail of the spem is actually the cilia of the sperm. Our respiratory passages are lined with cilia to constantly move secretion up the respiratory pathway so that we may cough these secretions out.

Cystic fibrosis is also a good answer, is more commonly encountered, and thus would probably be more likely in this patient; however, the question specifically states the patient has a "hereditary form of a male sterility," which suggests that the chief complaint in this case is sterility rather than chronic cough and sinusitis.  (+ info)

what are the pathogens that causes respiratory disease?

could you give me names of pathogens or microorganisms that causes respiratory disease. or it may be a virus that affects the respiratory system. thanks in advance!

Rhinovirus, Coronavirus, Coxsackievirus, R S V (respiratory synctical virus misspelled) Parainfluenzavirus, Influenza viruses A B and C, Enterovirus, Adenovirus, and the group Picornavirudae, which is a group of small viruses that include some of the ones listed above and some not.

All the viruses above can cause the common cold and or flu symptoms, Rhinoviruses and Coronaviruses being amongst the top 70%, but can also cause illness elsewhere.

As far as bacterial goes, besides Staphylococci, im less familiar with the strain names but I know that bacterial infection can ensue after a viral infection, which otherwise is cured by the body, causes subsequent bacterial infection due to blockage of sinuses and lungs, pharynx etc.

Pneumonia and sinusitis can be caused both by virus and bacteria, bacteria being the most serious and requiring treatment.  (+ info)

What disease(s) affect both the Respiratory System and the Nervous System?

I am trying to answer a couple of questions for my A+P class...I am looking for any disease that affects both the respiratory system and the nervous system.

SLE otherwise known as lupus is a good answer. Additionally, you may think of chronic wasting and progressive neurological disorders i.e. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or Lou Gehrigs disease et al. As well, HIV infection can have serious (if not fatal) pulmonary and neurologic sequelae. I am sure there are others.  (+ info)

How does having a respiratory disease affected your life?

What kind of changes have you made? and what kind of respiratory disease do you have?
~~irisheyes, I am so sorry for your loss.

Emphysema has affected my life. My mother died of it Tuesday.  (+ info)

Acetaminophen has been linked to Respiratory Disease and Lung Function capacity reduction?

"Oxidative stress may increase the risk of asthma, contribute to asthma progression, and decrease lung function. Previous research suggests that use of acetaminophen, which is hypothesized to reduce antioxidant capacity in the lung, is associated with an increased risk of asthma. We hypothesized that acetaminophen use may also be associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and decreased lung function".

Could High Acetaminophen use be linked to Sleep Apnea as well?

The study you cited (McKeever, Am. J Resp Crit Care, 2005) is a population-based study examining the effect of chronic, daily use of pain relievers on lung function. Of the 3 types studied (aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen), the rates were 8%, 4%, and 2% respectively among daily users. Most people use pain relievers for temporary relief. If they suffer from chronic pain, they should seek medical attention.

Sleep apnea is a disorder where patients breath inadequately or stop breathing during sleep. The most common cause is obstructive sleep apnea, where the soft tissue in the mouth/neck collapse and impair airflow. The most common cause is due to obesity, though there are non-obese patients with this disorder.

Presently, there are no studies that definitely link acetaminophen use with obstructive sleep apnea.  (+ info)

Can you rec a book on respiratory therapy that explains disease processes?

I am a student and need help that my textbooks and teachers do not provide. Respiratory therapy is difficult to understand if you can't understand how disease processes work. Any help out there with a rec on a good book?

Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease. Written by Terry Des Jardins and George G. Burton. I used it in school and still skim through it every now and again.  (+ info)

What is the main difference between a respiratory and lung disease?

Lung diseases are limited to the lungs only.
Respiratory diseases (or infections, ailments, etc) are prevalent in any part of the breathing "system", starting at the nose and going to the lungs.  (+ info)

You guys heard of this respiratory disease linked to popcorn that harmed workers, it was on Fox News?

Is it safe to eat microwavable popcorn now? I got the munchies and I'm just wondering, here.
you really know someone involved in that? coo.

i just watched it on the news tonight.. its happening to people working in the popcorn factorys on the people that take in the fumes of the butter.. on the news the dr said they had a case of a person having it and didnt work at a popcorn factory but talking to that person further they found that the man ate the buttered popcorn as a snack 2 to 3 times a day for the last 10 yrs. and that he always would inhale and smell the buttered popcorn because he loved that smell.. they said that someone having popcorn here and there more then likely wouldnt hurt them but not to breath in that butter smell..  (+ info)

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