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Conclusion Surgical treatment is still the recommended treatment modatity for bronchial stricture caused by endobronchial tuberculosis due to its good results. It should be performed in time when the drug and intraluninal treatment were no effect for avoiding of being progeressed. DOI: 10.3779/j.issn.1009-3419.2018.04.19
AbstractPneumonia is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in adults in the United States. While pneumonia classically presents with a fever, cough, and shortness of breath, the presentation can vary widely in adults. This review evaluates history and physical examination findings of pneumonia and several conditions that mimic pneumonia. Pneumonia is a potentially deadly disease. History and examination findings are variable in pneumonia, and many conditions mimic pneumonia. These conditions include pulmonary embolism, diffuse interstitial lung disease, endocarditis, vasculitis, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, acute decom...
We describe a rare case of chronic pulmonary blastomycosis complicated by large pulmonary cavitation in a young service member who was misdiagnosed with active pulmonary tuberculosis. Case Presentation: A 25-year-old active duty male presented to his primary care provider with complaints of hemoptysis, fatigue, weight loss, and fever. Computed tomography chest with contrast identified a large cavitary lesion in the right upper lobe (RUL). The patient was admitted to an outside hospital and he underwent bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopsies and bronchoalveolar lavage of the RUL. Histology and cultures were unremarkable ...
ConclusionsThe side of the pneumonectomy and previous tuberculosis were the two most important risk factors independent of the bronchial closure methods. The incidence of BPF was much higher after right pneumonectomy than after left pneumonectomy. The high mortality and morbidity rates show that the treatment of BPF is still not satisfactory.
CONCLUSION: Our risk prediction model for lung cancer is useful for distinguishing high-risk individuals. PMID: 29562493 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions Thirty-three distinct patterns were distinguished. In the case of respiratory symptoms in patients with diabetes and close household contact patients, TB can be considered as the important differential diagnosis with unique patterns.
Conclusion: This study identified a set of deregulated circRNAs in active TB PBMCs, our data also suggest that hsa_circRNA_001937 can be used as a potential diagnostic biomarker of TB.Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;45:1230 –1240
Excerpted fromPrecision Medicine and the Reinvention of Human DiseaseDespite having the most advanced healthcare technology on the planet, life expectancy in the United States is not particularly high. Citizens from most of the European countries and the highly industrialized Asian countries enjoy longer life expectancies than the United States. According to the World Health Organization, the United States ranks 31st among nations, trailing behind Greece, Chile, and Costa Rica, and barely edging out Cuba . Similar rankings are reported by the US Central Intelligence Agency . These findings lead us to infer that acc...