Health Tip: What Causes a Chronic Cough

-- Coughing serves an important purpose -- to help you expel mucus, microbes and other foreign particles from your respiratory tract. This helps protect the lungs from infection and inflammation, Harvard Medical School says. A cough becomes chronic...
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(Natural News) Do you find spells of dry coughing to be irritating or painful? A Homeopathic article recommended several easy-to-make home remedies that use natural ingredients to relieve dry coughs. Coughing is not a disease, although it can be a symptom of certain illnesses. But normally it is a natural action that the body takes...
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Heart failure typically manifests with exertional dyspnea or limb edema. Old age, underlying heart disease, and coronary risk factors are known risk factors for heart failure. Thus, congestive heart failure is rarely considered as a differential diagnosis of chronic cough in a previously healthy young person. However, tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy (TIC) can result in such a situation. A case of a previously healthy 27-year-old woman with TIC is described herein. On the first examination, the patient presented with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction caused by persistent tachyarrhythmia.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Traumatic lumbar hernia is a relatively rare injury of the posteriolateral abdominal wall. Lumbar hernia should be suspected in patients with high-energy injuries of the torso, and all such patients should undergo abdominopelvic computed tomography. After diagnosis, hernia repair can be electively performed without complications in most cases. PMID: 30505826 [PubMed]
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CONCLUSION: This study provides further insight into the patients' wound pain experiences during NPWT and its effect on daily activities. Increased awareness about NPWT-associated pain and pain control measures as well as qualitative and controlled quantitative studies are needed. Inservice training and educational meetings should be conducted at surgical clinics to expand surgical nurse and physician knowledge and awareness of how to efficiently manage pain during NPWT treatment and related procedures. PMID: 30516480 [PubMed - in process]
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Merton Shiers was a typical community pharmacist of the 1950s, who for many years enjoyed serving his customers and patients. He was innovative within in his time, creating his own versions of cough medicines and other remedies. These were sold under the name Tonela — a play on words of his and his wife Pamela’s names. His other innovation included a wide range of baby equipment, and as Mothercare had just come to market in the early 1960s, he called it ‘Fathercare’ in his shop.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Updated Date: Dec 7, 2018 EST
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Authors: Morishima R, Nakashima K, Suzuki S, Yamami N, Aoshima M Abstract Immersion pulmonary oedema (IPE) is particularly associated with an excessive reaction to exercise and/or cold stress. IPE usually resolves without recompression therapy within a day or two. Herein we report a diver diagnosed with IPE, in whom symptoms persisted for five days. A 58-year-old man presented with sudden onset of dyspnoea, cough and haemoptysis after surfacing. He was an experienced diving instructor with a history of moderate mitral valve regurgitation. While IPE was diagnosed and oxygen administered, respiratory symptoms deterio...
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Uncomplicated episodes of prolonged acute cough are usually viral and self-limited, but despite evidence and recommendations to the contrary, they are often treated with antibiotics.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Updated Date: Dec 6, 2018 EST
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Pertussis, commonly referred to as “whooping cough,” is a highly contagious acute respiratory infection that has exhibited cyclical outbreaks throughout the last century. Although vaccines have provided some immunity, many populations, including infants and pregnant women, remain at risk for serious illness. Through the use of th e novel “Identify, Isolate, Inform” (3I) tool, emergency department (ED) providers can readily recognize key symptoms of the disease and risk factors for exposure, thus curbing its transmission through early initiation of antimicrobial therapy and post-exposure prophylaxis....
Source: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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