Medical News Today: What causes asthma complications?

Asthma is a disease of the lungs that can lead to medical and lifestyle complications, including sleep problems, pneumonia, and respiratory failure. In severe cases, it can be life-threatening. Find out what can cause these complications and how to avoid them.
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Although changes often come slowly in healthcare, we are now in the midst of the following three major changes in the field: (1) reduction in inpatient admissions that is driving the growth of bedless or mini-hospitals; (2) provision of first-tier outpatient care in walk-in clinics such as CVS/MinuteClinics; (3) the transfer of some inpatient care to patients' homes, partly as a cost-reduction strategy. This latter topic was previously covered in one of my blog notes (see:Some Details about Hospital-at-Home (HaH) Services for Selected ER Patients) and also in a recent article (see:Commentary: Reducing the cost of ...
Source: Lab Soft News - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Cost of Healthcare Healthcare Delivery Healthcare Information Technology Healthcare Innovations Quality of Care Telemedicine Source Type: blogs
Objectives/HypothesisTo study rates of respiratory complications/interventions among inpatient tonsillectomy patients in the United States and identify risk factors for these events.Study DesignRetrospective database review.MethodsChildren (age  
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Conclusion The results obtained from this research shows, in general, the fragility in the social and political infrastructure necessary to improve the living conditions of populations, particularly those that depend on family agriculture in drought prone areas. The conditions of social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities presented in the region can be amplified by the drought process, and can aggravate the impacts resulting drought events, thus disadvantaging the population of this region, as shown in the Fig. 1. The general perception of the interviewees of the health sector shows an agreement with what is found...
Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
AireSone Junior is a wearable respiratory monitor for children that has been developed by AEvice Health, a spinout of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The device is attached to a child’s chest at night and listens to their breathi...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
Follow me on Twitter @JohnRossMD If you think that there’s a lot of flu going around this January, you’re absolutely right. Every state except Hawaii is reporting widespread influenza activity, making for a lot of miserable people suffering from classic flu symptoms of cough, fever, headache, stuffy nose, and achy muscles. Hospitals across the United States have been flooded with flu patients. Matters have been made worse by national shortages of IV fluids in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Are we headed toward a historically bad flu season? It’s too early to tell. This year, it could just be that flu season...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cold and Flu Health Infectious diseases Source Type: blogs
Respiratory rate is an important vital sign not only in sleep medicine, but also in the diagnosis of several respiratory and non-respiratory diseases. Depending on the children’s age, respiratory rates above 40 bpm can be a reason for hospitalization.By using the LEOSound Lung Sound Monitor, which can already detect wheezing and coughing, we developed an algorithm to determine the respiratory rate by acoustic means. The aim of this study was to validate the developed algorithm.We compared the respiratory rate calculated by the algorithm with the respiratory rate counted manually by a medical expert (rater). We used 3...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric Respiratory Physiology and Sleep Source Type: research
DiscussionObstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction (obstructive apnea) that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” It is different than primary snoring which is snoring without apnea, sleep arousals, or problems with gas exchange. OSAS symptoms include snoring (often with snorts, gasps or pauses), disturbed sleep (often frequent arousals) and daytime neurobehavioral problems. Sleepiness during the day can occur but is less common in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Although the medical tricorder will remain a dream to be chased by digital health innovators for the years to come, I collected the portable, digital health diagnostic devices currently on the market in case anyone is thinking about purchasing an effective gadget making the patient the point of care. Chasing the dream of the medical tricorder Dr. McCoy’s medical tricorder from the Star Trek series, which could scan a patient and immediately tell the diagnosis, basic vital signs and health parameters is the dream of many doctors. In 2012, Qualcomm announced the Tricorder XPRIZE competition offering millions of dollars...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Mobile Health Portable Diagnostics blood pressure digital health GC1 Healthcare heart rate Innovation Personalized medicine technology trackers wearables Source Type: blogs
Conclusion Since senior citizens are susceptible to delirium due to several of its causes, it is important to focus on the preventable ones, so it doesn’t develop. Along with preventing delirium, eliminating some causes many also prevent some forms of dementia. What are your experiences in caring for loved ones with delirium or dementia? We encourage you to share with us in the comment section below.
Source: Shield My Senior - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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