Spondylocarpotarsal synostosis syndrome: “Bat wings” spinal fusions and “ladybug” carpal coalitions

A pediatrician noticed a hump in a 1-year-old girl during a chest examination for cough and fever. The girl had suffered from intrauterine growth retardation and had been born preterm at 34 weeks, through a caesarean section, in the context of preeclampsia. The child's weight was 1.88  kg at birth. Growth rate was slower than expected for age (at 2 years and 6 months, height was on the 2.9th percentile and weight was on the 1.8th percentile; at 3 years and 6 months, there was slowing in growth with height on the 0.4th percentile and weight on the 1.8th percentile; and at 4 year s and 6 months, there was further slowing in growth with height on the 0.1th percentile and weight on the 0.4th percentile).
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Images Source Type: research

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Authors: Hignell ER, Phelps J Abstract Central venous catheters are widely used in intensive care and critically unwell patients, and reporting of unusual complications is in the interest of those using them on a regular basis. Recognised complications involve vascular, cardiac and pulmonary systems and include the risk of infection. Described is a case with a recurrent complication of device failure secondary to migration of the central venous catheter tip as a result of recurrent coughing episodes. The approach to inserting central catheters and diagnosing the cause for the migration is discussed. This case direc...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research
More than 500 people have developed serious lung illnesses after vaping, and seven have died — but there’s still not a clear cause, federal health officials said on a call with reporters Thursday. “We at [the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] are very concerned about the occurrence of life-threatening illnesses in otherwise healthy young people,” CDC Principal Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat said on the call. “I wish we had more answers.” The CDC has, as of Sept. 17, received reports of 530 confirmed and probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, and seven confirme...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health vaping Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2019Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Tamer A. Mesallam, Abdulsalam A. BaqaysAbstractIntroductionMany laryngeal-related problems have been attributed to laryngopharyngeal reflux including dysphonia, frequent throat clearing, chronic cough, and globus sensation. However, there is still controversy regarding diagnosis and clinical presentation of this disorder.ObjectiveThe main objective of this study is to describe laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) characteristics of different reflux position patterns in LPR patients diagnosed with oropharyngeal pH monito...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
(CNN) — Achoo! As you reach for a tissue and blow your nose you notice your coworkers recoiling in horror, so you make a reassuring pump of the hand sanitizer. “See, I’m protecting you!” you want to say to them as you rub the translucent goop across your hands. But are you really protecting them? A new study shows that quickly smearing an ethanol-based hand sanitizer onto your hands probably won’t kill those cold and flu bugs. According to the study, it’s because your fingers are still wet with mucus. Japanese researchers dabbed wet mucus harvested from people infected with influenza A o...
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ConclusionsIn asthmatic patients, nocturnal CoFr can be associated with BHR, was significantly higher before treatment, but improved more after treatment compared to non-asthmatic patients. Monitoring nocturnal CoFr may provide unique and valuable information on making an early prediction of therapeutic effects in asthma.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Bordetella bronchiseptica is an etiologic agent of respiratory diseases in animals and humans. Despite the widespread use of veterinary B. bronchiseptica vaccines, there is limited information on their composition and relative efficacy and on the immune responses that they elicit. Furthermore, human B. bronchiseptica vaccines are not available. We leveraged the dual antigenic and adjuvant functions of Bordetella colonization factor A (BcfA) to develop acellular B. bronchiseptica vaccines in the absence of an additional adjuvant. BALB/c mice immunized with BcfA alone or a trivalent vaccine containing BcfA and the Bordetella...
Source: Infection and Immunity - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Microbial Immunity and Vaccines Source Type: research
Cough is important for airway defence, and studies in healthy animals and humans have revealed multiple brain networks intimately involved in the perception of airway irritation, cough induction and cough suppression. Changes in cough sensitivity and/or the ability to suppress cough accompany pulmonary pathologies, suggesting a level of plasticity is possible in these central neural circuits. However, little is known about how persistent inputs from the lung might modify the brain processes regulating cough. In the present study, we used human functional brain imaging to investigate the central neural responses that accomp...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory clinical practice Original Articles: Cough Source Type: research
Normal spirometry is often used to preclude airway disease in individuals with unspecific respiratory symptoms. We tested the hypothesis that chronic respiratory symptoms are associated with respiratory hospitalisations and death in individuals with normal spirometry without known airway disease. We included 108 246 randomly chosen individuals aged 20–100 years from a Danish population-based cohort study. Normal spirometry was defined as a pre-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 s/forced vital capacity ratio ≥0.70. Chronic respiratory symptoms included dyspnoea, chronic mucus hypersecretion, whe...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Lung structure and function, Respiratory clinical practice Original Articles: Lung structure and function Source Type: research
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