Even Once-a-Week Pot Smokers Have More Cough, Phlegm
Title: Even Once-a-Week Pot Smokers Have More Cough, PhlegmCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/3/2018 12:00:00 AM
ConclusionNasal rinsing can be included as part of intervention methods that include vaccination and the use of a face mask. Nasal rinsing can be easily practiced by the pilgrims, since it is a Sunnah act in ablution, which is an integral element of Muslims' daily life.
[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them.
Conclusions: The mechanical insufflation–exsufflation does not alter respiratory mechanics and hemodynamic stability, and it does not improve airway clearance in mechanically ventilated patients.
A 58-year-old man presents with a cough, dyspnea, and chest pain. Chest imaging shows the presence of pleural effusion, and a biopsy is obtained. What is your diagnosis?
We report the case of an 83-year-old woman who presented with a scalp lesion, which was initially thought to be caused by scalp trauma but was later found to be an angiosarcoma. She initially refused any therapy for the tumor. She returned several months later with a cough and shortness of breath and was found to have multiple pulmonary cysts. She was treated with paclitaxel, but her tumor did not respond to the therapy and she died 2 months later. DISCUSSION: We discuss the common presentation of cutaneous angiosarcomas and their tendency to metastasize to the lung and present as cystic lesions. We also review the com...
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Patient Presentation A 3.5-year-old female came to clinic with a 2-day history fever up to 101°F. The evening before she had complained of a sore throat but had no rhinorrhea, cough or rash. She was drinking reasonably well and was urinating frequently. She had been to a birthday party where an older child had had strep throat. The past medical history was positive for Kawasaki Disease diagnosed at 17 months of age and treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) on day 6 of fever. Her echocardiograms had been negative and she was being appropriately monitored by cardiology. The family history was positive for heart...
Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) is a genetic syndrome caused by mutations in the ATM gene (AT mutated) encoded on the long arm of chromosome 11. The clinical features are cerebellar ataxia, telangiectasia, immunode- ficiency, and progressive loss of muscular coordination, including an inefficient cough and swallowing dysfunction, secondary to the progression of neurological disease.
A previously healthy, 14-year-old boy presented with chest pain lasting 1 day. He had no complaints of fever, cough, dyspnea, nausea, or vomiting nor did he have any history of asthma or trauma. His height, weight, and body mass index was 165 cm, 44 kg, and 16, respectively. His vital signs were body temperature 37.0°C, heart rate 85/minutes, respiratory rate 24/minutes, and oxygen saturation 98% in room air. Upon physical examination, a crackling sound synchronous with heartbeat, the so-called Hamman's sign, was noted on cardiac a uscultation in the lower left sternal border (Audio; available at www.jpeds.com).
Conclusion: High-dose vitamin D (1200 IU) is suitable for the prevention of seasonal influenza as evidenced by rapid relief from symptoms, rapid decrease in viral loads and disease recovery. In addition, high-dose vitamin D is probably safe for infants.