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BRONCHITIS and Loratadine

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BRONCHITIS Symptoms and Causes

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to your lungs. It causes a cough that often brings up mucus. It can also cause shortness of breath, wheezing, a low fever, and chest tightness. There are two main types of Bronchitis: acute and chronic.

Most cases of acute Bronchitis get better within several days. But your cough can last for several weeks after the infection is gone.

The same viruses that cause colds and the flu often cause acute Bronchitis. These viruses spread through the air when people cough, or though physical contact (for example, on unwashed hands). Being exposed to tobacco smoke, air pollution, dusts, vapors, and fumes can also cause acute Bronchitis. Less often, bacteria can also cause acute Bronchitis.

To diagnose acute Bronchitis, your health care provider will ask about your symptoms and listen to your breathing. You may also have other tests.

Treatments include rest, fluids, and aspirin (for adults) or acetaminophen to treat fever. A humidifier or steam can also help. You may need inhaled medicine to open your airways if you are wheezing. Antibiotics won't help if the cause is viral. You may get antibiotics if the cause is bacterial.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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BRONCHITIS Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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1 Recruiting Evaluation of Loratadine for Prevention of Pegfilgrastim-Induced Pain
Condition: Pegfilgrastim-induced Back and Leg Pain
Interventions: Drug: Loratadine;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Prevention of pegfilgrastim-induced back and leg pain by administration of the antihistamine Loratadine;   Identification of adverse events when Loratadine is given to prevent pegfilgrastim-induced back and leg pain;   Incidence of pegfilgrastim-induced back and leg pain
2 Recruiting NOLAN: Naproxen or Loratadine and Neulasta
Condition: Bone Pain in Stage I - III Breast Cancer
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Loratadine
Outcome Measures: Bone pain (all grade) in cycle 1;   Bone pain (all grade) by cycle (2-4) and across cycles;   Severe (grade 3/4) bone pain by cycle and across cycles;   Subject reported bone pain;   Maximum Subject Reported bone pain;   Area under the Curve for subject-reported bone pain;   Adverse Event and Serious Adverse Events;   Severity of Adverse Events
3 Recruiting Long-Term Efficacy and Safety Study of SCH 900237/MK-8237 in Children and Adults With House Dust Mite-Induced Allergic Rhinitis/Rhinoconjunctivitis (P05607)
Conditions: Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial;   Rhinitis, Allergic, Nonseasonal
Interventions: Biological: MK-8237 tablets;   Biological: Placebo tablets;   Drug: Rescue Medication: Self-Injectable Epinephrine;   Drug: Rescue Medication: Loratadine tablets;   Drug: Rescue Medication: Olopatadine ophthalmic drops;   Drug: Rescue Medication: Mometasone furoate nasal spray
Outcome Measures: Average Total Combined Rhinitis Score (TCRS);   Number of Participants Who Experience At Least One Adverse Event;   Number of Participants Who Discontinue Study Drug Due to an Adverse Event;   Average Rhinitis Daily Symptom Score (Rhinitis DSS);   Average Total Combined Rhinoconjunctivitis Score (TCS);   Average Rhinitis Daily Medication Score (Rhinitis DMS);   Average Allergic Rhinitis/Rhinoconjunctivitis Symptoms Assessed by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)
4 Unknown  Combination of Peripheral Nerve Block and DepoDur in Total Knee Joint Replacement
Condition: Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
Interventions: Drug: Depodur;   Procedure: sciatic nerve block
Outcome Measures: Postoperative Pain;   Time Required for Placement of Block;   Time to first use of rescue analgesia and PCA;   Total opioid consumption;   Degree of knee flexion (Range of motion);   Day of first ambulation;   Number of days required to achieve a 110° knee flexion;   Number of days of hospitalization;   Need for manipulation of knee joint under general anesthesia;   Secondary effects: nausea and vomiting, pruritus, supplemental oxygen, urinary catheterization;   Satisfaction score