What is the Morbidity Rate for Smoke Inhalation?

Discussion A recent systematic review of house fires in high-income countries found that the risk factors for unintentional house fire incidents included: more children under 5 years of age, more people in the home, more males in the home, adults who are not working, low-income, household smokers, non-privately owned housing, poor condition housing. Other risk factors are not having smoke detectors, but more importantly not having a working smoke detector. Risk factors for injuries or fatalities is similar to the the risk factors for incidents but also includes people who are vulnerable such as a disabled resident, someone living alone, or someone impaired by drugs/alcohol. Nights, weekends and winter time also increase the risk of injuries/fatalities. Fire related deaths in children were up to 38 times higher in a a household where the adults are non-working or with long-term unemployement. Households with children between 5 and 17 years, or residents 65+ years have a decreased risk fo fire fatality. Learning Point “Inhalation injury is present in approximately 30% of all cutaneous burning patients. Localized pulmonary damage occurs as a result of both thermal injury and chemical irritation from contents of combustion.” Airway edema and potential airway obstruction are the concerns above the larynx due to thermal injury. Chemical burns occur below the larynx due to incomplete products of combustion including carbon monoxide and hydrochloric acid. With inhalatio...
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Abstract We are going to present a case of malignant fibrous histiocytoma in the right atrium, which is a very rare entity. The patient had a right atrial mass, which prolapsed through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle, causing functional tricuspid valve stenosis. The tumor was completely resected and the patient had an uneventful postoperative period. Histopathological examination reported malignant fibrous histiocytoma. The patient presented to the emergency department five weeks after discharge with dyspnea and palpitation. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed recurrent right atrial tumor ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: KGMC index is best applicable to assess the osteoarthritis knee joint. Radiological progression in OA co-relates well with all clinical indices including KGMC index. This study highlights the usefulness of visual analogue scale and various radiological and clinical indices to assess osteoarthritis especially for knee joint. PMID: 31325259 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Gautam A, Agrawal PK, Doneria J, Nigam A Abstract Introduction: Canagliflozin, a second line OHA is well known to reduce weight. Patients of type 2 diabetes with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) frequently have abnormal liver functions. We evaluated role of canagliflozin in reducing weight and improving liver function tests (LFT) in type 2 diabetes with NAFLD. Aims: Effects of canagliflozin on abnormal liver function tests in patients of type 2 diabetes with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Methods: We selected type 2 diabetes patients who were having comorbid NAFLD with abnormal LFT. Su...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusion: Coronary Angiography remains the near gold standard in diagnosing ischemic heart disease but is associated with serious complications like stroke, arrhythmias, acute renal failure, infection, etc. Though Myocardial perfusion imaging cannot replace coronary angiogram, it can be used as a reliable and sensitive non-invasive alternate investigation to diagnose stable ischemic heart disease in high risk individuals who are unwilling for angiogram. PMID: 31324083 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2019Source: Food Packaging and Shelf Life, Volume 21Author(s): Amalia Piscopo, Angela Zappia, Alessandra De Bruno, Sara Pozzo, Sara Limbo, Luciano Piergiovanni, Marco PoianaAbstractCalabrian Provola cheese is typically manufactured in the Southern Italy. The request of a more suitable expansion in the national market has promoted this research, based on the evaluation of biodegradable packaging on its qualitative characteristics as alternative of the conventional plastic multilayer film. The tested materials were: Polyethylene/Ethylene vinyl alcohol/Polyamide/Polyethylene (PE/EVOH/PA/PE), Polyla...
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Green Chem., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9GC01596E, PaperCamilla Cova, Alessio Zuliani, Mario J. Mu ñoz-Batista, Rafael Luque The selective, efficient and sustainable continuos flow hydrogenation of a α,β-unsaturated aldehyde, i.e. cinnamaldehyde, to the corresponding unsaturated alcohol, i.e. cinnamyl alcohol, using a scrap waste automotive converter novel Ru-based... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Abstract The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of underweight among older adults according to socio-demographic characteristics in different regions of Brazil as well as determine associated contextual and individual factors. Cross-sectional population-based study with older adults ( ≥ 65 years) interviewed by telephone survey in 2014. The body mass index was calculated based on weight and height. Associations were determined using Pearson ’ s chi-square test, considering a 5% significance level. Adjusted prevalence ratios were estimated using multilevel Poisson regression. Mean age was 73.3 years a...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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ABSTRACT Objective: to examine patterns in attitudes toward drug users among residents in a community of Kingston, Jamaica. Method: cross-sectional study; sample size was 121 residents. Results: alcohol and marijuana showed a strong positive relationship on the personal contact attitudinal scale with r (119)=.53, p
Source: Texto e Contexto - Enfermagem - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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