Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Caused by Plasmodium falciparum Infection

A 23-year-old male was admitted to an inpatient facility in June for the evaluation of a fever that was not responding to antibacterial therapy. The patient had presented at a local clinic 2 days previously with a nonproductive cough and fever of 24-h duration. Left basilar crackles were heard on physical examination. Chest X ray revealed no significant findings, and vital signs were normal with the exception of slight tachycardia (76 beats per minute) and a fever of 101.7 °F. The patient was diagnosed with bronchitis/early community-acquired pneumonia and sent home on a 1-week regimen of levofloxacin.
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

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Smoke-measuring smart shirts, breath sound analyzing algorithms, and smart inhalers pave the way of pulmonology and respiratory care into the future. As the number of patients suffering from asthma, COPD, or lung cancer due to rising air pollution and steady smoker-levels will unfortunately not decrease any time soon, we looked around what technology can do to help both patients and caregivers. The results are breathtaking. Attacks of breathlessness are too common The diseases which pulmonologists and respiratory care specialists attempt to fight are among the most common conditions in the modern world – and t...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers AI asthma cancer cancer treatment care COPD diagnostics inhaler lung lung cancer management medical specialty pulmonology respiratory respiratory care Source Type: blogs
-- Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tube lining, says Mayo Clinic. People who have bronchitis often cough up thick, discolored mucus. Though complications are rare, bronchitis can lead to pneumonia in some people. To help prevent...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
-- A chronic cough is defined as one that lasts more than eight weeks, says Cleveland Clinic. The clinic mentions a few treatment options: For pneumonia or bronchitis, antibiotics such as Azithrocin and Ceftin may be prescribed. For post-nasal...
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In conclusion, canine aerodigestive disorders can manifest as cough without alimentary signs. VFSS is a useful diagnostic to determine the contribution of esophageal/gastrointestinal pathology in dogs with cough.
Source: The Veterinary Journal - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Authors: Hughes LM, Clarke J Abstract Pressurized Submarine Escape Training (PSET) physically prepares submariners to safely escape a submarine at depth. Failure to complete PSET is not a submarine service disqualification. Serious medical incidents are rare, but the safety record tradeoff has been low throughput. From 2009 to 2015, only 34% of students screened completed PSET. Students may be medically screened out of the training altogether (disqualified), or dropout during the physical training (attrite). Training records from 12,122 U.S. Navy students were used to identify factors contributing to training disqu...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 March 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Yunus Çolak, Shoaib Afzal, Peter Lange, Lars C. Laursen, Børge G. Nordestgaard, Morten DahlAbstractBackgroundCough is a well-recognized symptom in asthma, but the role and impact of chronic cough in individuals with asthma has not been described in the general population.ObjectiveWe hypothesized that among individuals with asthma, those with chronic cough versus those without have a more severe disease phenotype.MethodsWe identified individuals with asthma and chronic cough among 14,740...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Influenza is an acute viral infection with a clinical range from self-limiting respiratory symptoms characterized by fever, cough, and headache in healthy individuals to complications such as bronchitis, acute otitis media, secondary bacterial pneumonia, and death, particularly among adults over 65 years old and patients with chronic diseases (Reed et al., 2015). It is usually diagnosed clinically on the basis of characteristic symptoms and seasonal epidemiology (Treanor, 2015). Early antiviral treatment (oseltamivir or zanamivir) is recommended for patients at risk of complications (Louie et al., 2012).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Margaret's Corner - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Blogroll Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: Male gender, family history of respiratory diseases and use of mosquito coil were significant predictors of respiratory symptoms. Awareness and education at community level may decrease the incidence and progression of respiratory symptoms to chronic disability.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Occupational and Environmental Health Source Type: research
Rationale: Cough is a well-recognized symptom in asthma, but the role and impact of chronic cough in individuals with asthma has not been described in the general population.Objectives: We hypothesized that among individuals with asthma, those with chronic cough versus those without have a more severe disease phenotype.Methods: We identified individuals with asthma and chronic cough among 14,740 adults from the Copenhagen General Population Study, and investigated lung function, biomarkers in blood, respiratory symptoms, healthcare utilizations, and hospitalizations due to exacerbations and pneumonias. Chronic cough was de...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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