Recently diagnosed at 31

Hi! My name is Krystin, I'm 31 with two kids and here's my story. December 2012, I was at the beach enjoying myself in a hot tub. Two days later, I started coughing. Productive coughing. I assumed it was bronchitis and went along with my life for 6 weeks assuming it would go away on its own and not wanting unnecessary antibiotics. I broke a rib coughing, so it forced me to the doctor. Diagnosed with bacterial bronchitis and sent home with antibiotics. Nothing. Called the doctor telling them the cough was still present. Stronger antibiotics. Nothing. New doctor, new visit and given 2 antibiotic injections in my booty, steroids, zpak. Felt a little better, but still coughing. More antibiotics prescribed. Nothing. Next came a visit with a top pulmonologist but who mostly only treats children. Breathing tests, sputum culture (which was negative-come to find out, they didn't test for P.A.). They sent me to a top adult pulmonologist for a bronchoscopy (6 months after hot tub visit). The new pulmonologist didn't want to do a bronch on me, instead asking a few questions (did I play sports growing up? Yes. Ever any breathing issues, shortness of breath etc? No.) diagnosis- asthma and acid reflux. What the?! New meds didn't do a thing. Went back to first pulmonologist/asthma/allergy specialist because it was mentioned I could have allergies. Allergy testing done. Suddenly I have allergies that I've never had symptoms for, so I was given allergy meds. I asked if all of these diagnoses c...
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Source: The American Journal of Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Am J Nurs Source Type: research
In this study many children younger than 18 years old with asthma were collected from University hospital outpatient clinics throughout two years period Their MDI inhalation technique was checked and the number of MDI inhalation technique mistakes were detected and corrected at the first visit and every month for two more visits (three visits). Their peak expiratory flow (PEF) and forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) as a percentage of the forced vital capacity (FVC) were checked at every visit.Results81 asthmatic subjects (54 female) younger than 18 years old were collected with a mean (SD) age 14.4 (1.8) years old. M...
Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
We report the epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, and radiological characteristics and treatment and clinical outcomes of these patients.MethodsAll patients with suspected 2019-nCoV were admitted to a designated hospital in Wuhan. We prospectively collected and analysed data on patients with laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV infection by real-time RT-PCR and next-generation sequencing. Data were obtained with standardised data collection forms shared by the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium from electronic medical records. Researchers also directly communicated with patients or their ...
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Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Mani Divya, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Sivashanmugam Karthikeyan, Elumalai Preetham, Naiyf S. Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Jamal M. Khaled, Taghreed N. Almanaa, Baskaralingam VaseeharanAbstractβ-Glucan-binding protein (βGBP) is important for the rational expansion of molecular biology. Here, zinc oxide nanoparticle (ZnONP) was synthesized using βGBP from the crab Scylla serrata (Ss-βGBP-ZnONP). Ss-βGBP-ZnONP was observed as a 100 kDa band on sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel and characterized with UV&nd...
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We present a case of acute hypercapnic exacerbation of COPD, intolerant to non-invasive ventilation, showing response and improvement on use of HFNC. This case highlights this potential mechanisms and prospects for the same. PMID: 31970968 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
ConclusionAlthough P. acidus has been proven as a valuable medicinal source from its traditional uses. However, the pharmacological experiments conducted were not sufficient to verify its traditional uses. More investigation is required to confirm the traditional claims such as bioassay-guided isolation of bioactive compounds, detailed pharmacological investigations, clinical studies, and its toxicity investigation. Additionally, an experimental design with sufficient data replication, the use of controls and authenticated research materials, and the selection of a rationale dose or concentration for the analysis are keys ...
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Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
ConclusionsSome of the digital scanners had the necessary performance for the fabrication of complete-arch implant-supported fixed dental prostheses. However, the possibility of data loss producing artifacts should be considered.
Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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