Purple drank: a dangerous cocktail - Garcin L, Le Roch M, Agbessi CA, Lobut JB, Lecoeur A, Benoist G.

"Purple drank" is a dangerous hallucinogenic cocktail commonly used by teenagers, made popular by American rappers and social networks. It combines codeine-based cough syrup, antihistamines such as promethazine, and soda. Unknown by caregivers, it may be r...
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Authors: Niburski K PMID: 31308010 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: CMAJ Source Type: research
The objective was to identify factors associated with a positive pneumococcal urinary antigen test result. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This seven-year retrospective monocentric study was performed on consecutive patients presenting with respiratory tract infections reported as pneumococcal-positive. Epidemiological, biological, and radiological factors were analyzed, and severity scores were calculated. RESULTS: A total of 223 patients were included. Significant associations were observed between positive test results and age over 65years (P=0.01), positive test results and immunosuppression factors (blood disease [25% A...
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
Authors: Nozue T, Toyoshima M, Fukada A, Suda T Abstract A 71-year-old woman with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) presented with prolonged cough. No physical findings suggested the presence of any connective tissue diseases. Chest computed tomography showed ground-glass opacities and consolidations in the bilateral lower lobes. She had elevated serum Krebs von den Lungen-6, hypoxemia and positive serum anti-Jo-1 antibody. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid revealed lymphocytosis with a decreased CD4/CD8 ratio. A transbronchial lung biopsy specimen revealed organizing pneumonia. Based on a diagnosis of interstitial pneu...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Updated Date: Jul 17, 2019 EST
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Conclusion: Scrub typhus though prevalent is under-reported in our country. It should be considered as an important differential diagnosis in a febrile patient with thrombocytopenia, deranged liver or renal functions. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is rewarding and prevents morbidity and mortality. PMID: 31304700 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusions: Successful treatment of GER-associated cough may be associated with the attenuation of neurogenic and neutrophilic inflammation. PMID: 31303089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Updated Date: Jul 16, 2019 EST
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Humboldt County has a pertussis vaccination rate of more than 90 percent, but health officials are urging anyone who has not received the booster vaccination to get it immediately.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Mian A, Singal AK, Bakhshi S, Sood R, Vikram NK, Ray A Abstract A 21-year old female, recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma of right humerus, presented to the emergency with history of fever, productive cough, chest pain and progressive respiratory distress for six days. Initial investigations suggested pneumonia but she did not respond to parenteral antibiotics. CT pulmonary angiogram revealed bilateral pulmonary artery embolism. Thrombolysis was performed using alteplase, which failed to improve the clinical condition. In view of underlying malignancy, a possibility of tumour-embolism was considered and s...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Sharma R, Mahajan SK, Singh B, Raina R, Kanga A Abstract Aims: To study predictors of severity in patients of scrub typhus admitted in a tertiary care hospital. Material and Methods: Total 92 patients of scrub typhus were included in the study. The diagnosis was established by presence of IgM antibodies by Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) test which is currently the reference standard for the diagnosis of scrub typhus. The clinical and laboratory profile, course in hospital, and outcome were documented. Factors associated with severe disease were analyzed. Observations: Fever (100%), cough (...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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