Health Tip: What Causes a Chronic Cough
LUNG cancer symptoms include a cough the won ’t go away, unexplained weight loss and severe chest pain. But you could also be at risk of deadly lung tumour signs if your eyes are a distinctive colour.
Authors: Kardos P, Dinh QT, Fuchs KH, Gillissen A, Klimek L, Koehler M, Sitter H, Worth H Abstract The present 2019 S2k consensus guideline of the German Respiratory Society was written - in contrast to the predecessor more general S3 guidelines from 2004 and 2010 - for pneumologists, since 2014 the German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians (DEGAM) published his own cough guidelines.The guideline contains 48 recommendations agreed by consensus and 16 statements, which are explained in the background text in the following nine chapters: epidemiology, physiology, classification, acute, subacute or...
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Takehiro Izumo, Yuriko Terada, Mari Tone, Minoru Inomata, Naoyuki Kuse, Nobuyasu Awano, Atsuko Moriya, Tatsunori Jo, Hanako Yoshimura, Yoshiaki FuruhataAbstractSevere bronchial asthma is a chronic disorder of the airways that may be accompanied by comorbid diseases. Invasive treatment, including surgery, in patients with severe asthma has limitations depending on the degree of control of the asthma. A 71-year-old woman was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma with high programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression and cT3N0M1a. A...
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: IDCasesAuthor(s): Sonali Gupta, Pradeep Goyal, Joseph MattanaAbstractBordetella (B.) bronchiseptica is primarily a zoonotic pathogen, which is often found in upper respiratory tract of various domestic and wild animals. Human infections are rarely reported in immunocompromised patients and are associated with a wide spectrum of presentation ranging from mild cough, tracheobronchitis to sepsis and death. Here, we describe a case of B. bronchiseptica pneumonia that led to surprised diagnosis of primary human immunodeficiency virus infection.The diagnosis of B. bronch...
Karla Lora-Cabán, 24, of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was just 16 when she lost one-and-a-half stone (21lbs) and developed asthma. Doctors prescribed syrups and iron tablets.
Updated Date: Feb 20, 2019 EST
Introduction: Tuberculosis is a leading cause of indirect maternal mortality world-wide, but it is a rare diagnosis to make in the Northeast of England. In the UK, the incidence has been estimated at 1/24,000 maternities, with all cases found in women of ethnic minorities born outside the UK, most commonly recent immigrants. New presentations in pregnancy can present a diagnostic challenge; extrapulmonary TB is more common, so classical symptoms of cough, dyspnoea and haemoptysis are seen less frequently than non-specific symptoms including malaise, weight loss and night sweats.
Anyone under 18 should not be given cough and cold products containing opioids, such as codeine, after a safety review found early opioid use "may be a factor in problematic substance use later in life," Health Canada says.
Evidence is sorely lacking for the value of any over-the-counter remedy to treat most coughs.