Retired Wisconsin EMT Survives Life-Threatening Infection

  Dancing with the devil —that’s how one Wales man described his work as an EMT and volunteer firefighter, but over the summer, he got sick and he found himself on the other side of that work.  What started as back spasms and a dry cough in August for 58-year-old Tom Laumann quickly turned into something more serious when he could no longer breathe.  “I couldn’t inspire air and take a breath, and that’s what scared me,” Laumann said. Read more at Today's TMJ 4 Milwaukee.
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I ’ve had a fever, a cough and breathlessness since February, and been in and out of hospital. If it isn’t coronavirus, what is it? BySimon HattenstoneI ’m lying in bed, shivering like crazy. My partner, Diane, is asleep, and I burrow deep into her back. I’m sweating like crazy, too. I’m desperate for the loo, and I run there in my shivery sweats and sweaty shivers. It’s only five minutes since I last went. When I sleep, the same obsessive m oment plays again and again. It’s to do with numbers. I need to get past number nine, but I can’t. The dream lasts for hours. Finally, I...
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CONCLUSIONS: SARS-Cov-2 has emerged as a worldwide threat, currently affecting 170 countries and territories across the globe. There is still much to be understood regarding SARS-CoV-2 about its virology, epidemiology and clinical management strategies; this knowledge will be essential to both manage the current pandemic and to conceive comprehensive measures to prevent such outbreaks in the future. PMID: 32495923 [PubMed - in process]
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Authors: Prajapati S, Sharma M, Kumar A, Gupta P, Narasimha Kumar GV Abstract In the 21st century, human civilization has witnessed three major epidemics caused by Coronaviruses namely severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS CoV) in 2003, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) in 2012 and 2019 novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV) or coronavirus disease (COVID 19) in 2019. Among these, COVID-19 has greater transmission and mortality rate. 2019 nCoV belongs to a large family of positive sense single-stranded RNA viruses (+ssRNA) that can be isolated in different animal species. The most communal...
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CONCLUSIONS: The main clinical features of both COVID-19 and MERS-COV populations are fever, cough and generalized weakness or myalgia. ARDS is the main complication of both populations. COVID-19 cases have a shorter incubation period and lower rate of ICU admissions, discharges and fatalities compared to MRES-COV population. PMID: 32495918 [PubMed - in process]
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CORONAVIRUS symptoms include a fever, a cough, and a loss of smell and taste. ITV's This Morning resident doctor, Dr Chris, has revealed the "single most effective way" to avoid becoming infected with COVID-19 signs, and why you should avoid wearing gloves.
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LUNG cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer, with around 47,000 people diagnosed with the condition every year in the UK. As the cancer develops, telltale signs may spring up in your cough.
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CORONAVIRUS symptoms include a high fever, a new cough, and loss of smell and taste. But you could also be at risk of COVID-19 infection if you develop this subtle sign in your eyes. These are the hidden symptoms of coronavirus.
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Conclusion: Clinicians must be aware of the presentation of COVID-19 in children because it differs from that in adults.
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Rationale: Pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma (PSC) is an uncommon type of non-small cell lung cancer, exhibiting aggressive behavior and resistance to the conventional chemoradiotherapy. To date, the optimal treatment for PSC has not been elucidated. Patient concerns: Three male patients including a 69-year-old smoker (Case 1), a 45-year-old non-smoker (Case 2), and a 69-year-old smoker (Case 3) were admitted because of cough, back pain, and loss of body weight respectively. Diagnoses: Radiographical examinations in these patients showed bulky intrathoracic lesions, which were pathologically diagnosed as PSC staging ...
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