5 Lessons From Hillary Clinton's Pneumonia Diagnosis

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is recovering from a case of pneumonia she was diagnosed with last Friday. She was treated and advised to rest, but according to her doctor became “overheated and dehydrated” Sunday at a 9/11 memorial service.  Footage that showed Clinton needing to be helped to her car as she departed the service for a brief rest at her daughter’s apartment fueled speculation about medical conspiracies and “raised questions” about the state of her health and fitness to run for president. But the truth is that pneumonia is a common and highly treatable illness for which people Clinton’s age, 68, are at high risk. With proper treatment, the symptoms will likely disappear without Clinton feeling anything more than a lingering fatigue. Here are five things to know about pneumonia:  1. Pneumonia presents different risks to different age groups. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that inflames air sacs and causes them to fill with pus, causing coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing. The illness can be caused by a variety of different bacteria, viruses and fungi ― from seasonal flu to bronchitis ― which means treatment regimens are also diverse.  While older adults and young children under five are most at risk for developing pneumonia, people ages 18 to 57 make up half of all hospitalizations for severe pneumonia in the U.S.  People aged 65 and older are at an inc...
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Publication date: 4–10 April 2020Source: The Lancet, Volume 395, Issue 10230Author(s): Jorge A Alfaro-Murillo, Marí L Ávila-Agüero, Meagan C Fitzpatrick, Caroline J Crystal, Luiza-Helena Falleiros-Arlant, Alison P Galvani
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Seyedrezazadeh E, Ansarin K, Sharifi A, Jafari Rouhi AH, Gilani N, Aftabi Y, Khalili M, Najmi M Abstract Objective: The work productivity and activity impairment (WPAI) questionnaire is a fine linguistic validated tool to measure work productivity and activity impairment. Considering its capability, this study aimed to evaluate the validity of the Persian version of WPAI-AQ in asthmatics.Methods: The standard forward-backward process was used to translate the English version of WPAI-AQ into Persian. The convergent validity and responsiveness were evaluated by analysing the correlations between the Persian ...
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
Authors: Kotsiou OS, Gourgoulianis KI, Daniil Z Abstract The confessional aspect of seeing behind the scenes in severe asthma by clinical severe asthma phenotyping could improve treatment outcomes, quality of life, morbidity, and mortality of asthma patients. The growing availability of rich clinical data could provide opportunities to address a broad range of real-world questions regarding clinical phenotyping and effective therapeutic approach of severe asthma. Accordingly, in this Letter to the Editor, we provide data relevant to constructing the clinical profile of a Greek severe asthma patient cohort who recei...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to test the value of adding a maximal inspiratory manoeuvre to basic spirometry to differentiate COPD and BA. One hundred forty-three COPD patients and 142 BA patients had measurements of maximal inspiratory and expiratory flow during routine spirometry. Parameters from these tests were used to assess diagnostic accuracy using receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) analyses followed by logistic regression. The association of two independent parameters were analyzed using linear regression analyses. Results show that forced expiratory volume in one second/forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC%)
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research
Authors: Karle E, Patel TP, Zweig J, Krvavac A Abstract Inhaled medications play a pivotal role in the management of COPD and asthma. Provider knowledge and ability to teach various devices is paramount as poor inhaler technique directly correlates with worse disease control. The goal of our survey was to assess the knowledge and comfort level with various inhaled devices among providers involved in patient inhaler education. We constructed a 20-question survey consisting of a five-question Likert scale-based comfort assessment and a 15-question multiple-choice inhaler knowledge test that was distributed both inter...
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The ability to rapidly identify, propagate, and internationally share our SARS-CoV-2 isolate is an important step in collaborative scientific efforts to deal effectively with this international public health emergency by developing better diagnostic procedures, vaccine candidates, and antiviral agents. PMID: 32237278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
Conclusions: GCP patients (otherwise systemically healthy) were characterized by increased Th17-proinflammatory cell phenotype positive for the IL-23 receptor in peripheral blood. The proportion of Th17 cells that are negative for the IL-23 receptor in the peripheral blood of systemically healthy patients seemed to be unaffected by the presence or absence of chronic periodontitis.
Source: Journal of Applied Oral Science - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Authors: Kaur P, Kumar P, Randev S, Guglani V Abstract Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is an immunological disease complicating asthma or cystic fibrosis. An 8-year-old girl with no previous respiratory morbidity was diagnosed with ABPA on the basis of a raised eosinophil count and total and specific serum IgE levels combined with a positive skin-prick test for aspergillus and typical CT images of finger-in-glove hilar opacities and hyperattenuating mucous. She responded to treatment with itraconazole and corticosteroids and remains well. As far as we are aware, she is only the second child to be dia...
Source: Paediatrics and international child health - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Paediatr Int Child Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: These findings emphasize the concern that psychiatric patients present an altered metabolic profile and that they do not receive adequate treatment for metabolic disruptions. Presence of metabolic disturbances should be routinely assessed, and adequate follow-up is needed to intervene early after illness onset. PMID: 32237298 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
Anti‑glycolipid disorder effect of epigallocatechin‑3‑gallate on high‑fat diet and STZ‑induced T2DM in mice. Mol Med Rep. 2020 Mar 26;: Authors: Ren Z, Yang Z, Lu Y, Zhang R, Yang H Abstract Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is beneficial for inhibiting dyslipidemia and reducing hyperlipidemic risk. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the glycolipid regulatory effects and potential mechanisms of EGCG in a high‑fat diet and streptozotocin‑induced type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) mouse model. The results demonstrated that EGCG can decrease blood glucose levels and i...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
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