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F Thumin, E Wims
Perception of the common cold and other discomforts was studied as a function fo age among 456 normals ranging in age from 18 to 82. Respondents completed a questionnaire which deal with the frequency and duration of their colds, their symptoms and treatments-and, finally, with the perceived severity of various discomforts. Though older Rs were found to suffer more than younger with body aches, the former had less difficulty with a variety of other physical and psychological symptoms-and also contracted relatively few colds...
1975: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
J P Dudley, J D Cherry
There is little physiologic data concerning the possible toxicity of nasal decongestants on respiratory cilia. Consequently, a chicken embryo tracheal organ culture system was employed to study the effect on ciliary activity of various preparations and concentrations of the following medications: tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride (Tyzine), xylometazoline hydrochloride (Otrivin), Dristan, Sinex, NTZ oxymetazoline hydrochloride (Afrin), naphazoline hydrochloride (Privine), and phenylephrine (Neosynephrine). Only two dilutions of injectable phenylephrine 0...
January 1978: Laryngoscope
E A Higgins, W D Chiles, J M McKenzie, A E Jennings, G E Funkhouser, S R Mullen
Fourteen men were studied to determine the combined effects of two altitudes--388 and 3,810 m or 1,274 and 12,500 ft--and three preparations--lactose placebo, Compound A (Actified, and Compound B (Dristan). Subjects reported least attentiveness with A and greatest with placebo. Fatigue increased significantly with time while energy, interest, and attentiveness decreased. The Multiple Task Performance Battery (MTPB) showed no effects of altitude, drugs, or time on overall performance; however, performance declined with time in several tasks, while problem solving improved...
February 1979: Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
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