Health Tip: What Causes a Chronic Cough

Title: Health Tip: What Causes a Chronic CoughCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

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Reported cases of mumps and pertussis have risen in the US in recent years even though many people are vaccinated. As part of the FDA commitment to protect the public health, FDA scientists are working to learn why more cases are occurring.
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LUNG cancer symptoms include having a cough that won ’t go away, chest pain, and difficulty breathing. But you could also be at risk of a tumour if you have any of these “unusual” signs. Should you speak to a doctor?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
One of the most widely prescribed prescription drugs, gabapentin, is being taken by millions of patients despite little or no evidence that it can relieve their pain.In 2006, I wrote about gabapentin after discovering accidentally that it could counter hot flashes.The drug was initially approved 25 years ago to treat seizure disorders, but it is now commonly prescribed off-label to treat all kinds of pain, acute and chronic, in addition to hot flashes, chronic cough and a host of other medical problems.The F.D.A. approves a drug for specific uses and doses if the company demonstrates it is safe and effective for its intend...
Source: Psychology of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Yukihisa Hatakeyama, Sho Yoshimura, Taira Ninomaru, Shodai Fujimoto, Rei Takamiya, Kayoko Okamura, Nobuya Sano, Hisashi OhnishiAbstractA 78-year-old Japanese man who had undergone total prostatectomy for prostate cancer (pT3cN1M0, Gleason score 3 + 3) 20 years previously was referred to the Respiratory Medicine Department of our institution because of a 1-week history of chest pain and cough. Computed tomography showed multiple small nodules and mediastinal lymph node enlargement. Bronchoscopy revealed multiple soft ...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
(Obstet Gynecol. 2018;132:1180–1184) A type I Chiari malformation, which is the most common type of Chiari malformation (0.6% prevalence), is defined as descent of the cerebellar tonsils below the foramen magnum by>5 mm. While most patients with this congenital malformation are asymptomatic, 30% can experience symptoms, ranging from headaches exacerbated by cough to more severe effects, such as confusion, deconjugate gaze, and papilledema as a result of increased intracranial pressure. Subsequently, there are concerns that pregnant women with Chiari I malformations may experience tonsillar herniation and n...
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Anesthesia and Analgesia: Regional Analgesia Source Type: research
New England Journal of Medicine,Volume 380, Issue 21, Page 2052-2059, May 2019.
Source: New England Journal of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsA high seroconversion rate (73%) for EV-D68 was found among kindergarten attendees, which indicates preschool-aged children are highly susceptible to EV-D68 infection and that the disease burden may be extremely underestimated. Once EV-D 68 circulates, preventive measures may be advocated, especially within kindergartens or daycares, to reduce transmission and subsequent development of severe cases.
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
LUNG cancer symptoms include having a cough that won ’t go away, unexplained weight loss and developing severe chest pain. But you could lower your risk of the disease by making just a few diet and exercise swaps.
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CONCLUSIONS: In participants with chronic bronchitis or COPD, we are moderately confident that treatment with mucolytics leads to a small reduction in the likelihood of having an acute exacerbation, in days of disability per month and possibly hospitalisations, but is not associated with an increase in adverse events. There appears to be limited impact on lung function or health-related quality of life. Results are too imprecise to be certain whether or not there is an effect on mortality. Our confidence in the results is reduced by high levels of heterogeneity in many of the outcomes and the fact that effects on exacerbat...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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