Grandfather, 56, with persistent cough dies 16 DAYS after finding out it was bowel cancer 

Trevor Walker, 56, of Plymouth, had a cough for two months, which his GP dismissed as a chest infection. He was later diagnosed with secondary lung cancer that was too advanced to treat.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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A 70-year-old man presented to the emergency department on a Saturday with complaints of shortness of breath, especially with activity; increased dry cough; and generalized weakness. He denied chest pain or hemoptysis. The patient reported a history of coronary artery disease; coronary artery bypass surgery; and lung cancer treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Most recently, he received treatment in his oncologist's office approximately 5  days before. His resting vital signs were as follows: blood pressure 150/54 mm Hg, heart rate 86 beats per minute, temperature 37°C (98.6°F), resp...
Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clinical Source Type: research
We report an unusual case of a patient with persistent cough and dyspnoea in the context of prior chemoradiotherapy for primary lung cancer who was subsequently found to have invasive tracheobronchial aspergillosis of the distal trachea and proximal of right main bronchus. Invasive tracheobronchial aspergillosis is a rare disease with most reported cases in the literature occurring in immunocompromised hosts. We report an unusual case of a patient with persistent cough and dyspnoea in the context of prior chemoradiotherapy for primary lung cancer. Chest computed tomography (CT) demonstrated an abnormal soft tissue mass sur...
Source: Respirology Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusions: Hypofractionated carbon-ion RT showed excellent local control and overall survival without severe toxicities in lung cancer patients with isolated lymph node metastasis after surgery or carbon-ion RT for primary lung tumors. A multi-institutional prospective study is required to establish the efficacy and safety of carbon-ion RT.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
BackgroundDrug ‐eluting beads bronchial arterial chemoembolization (DEB‐BACE) can embolize the tumor‐feeding artery and also be loaded with antitumor drugs, which can be released slowly into the local tumor environment. The effect of DEB‐BACE in patients with lung cancer remains unclear. We evaluated the e fficacy and safety of DEB‐BACE with gemcitabine‐loaded CalliSpheres® beads in patients with non‐small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).MethodsFrom May 2017 to December 2018, six patients with NSCLC who were ineligible or refused to receive standard treatment underwent DEB ‐BACE with gemcitabine‐loaded Calli...
Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
BackgroundDrug ‐eluting beads bronchial arterial chemoembolization (DEB‐BACE) can embolize the tumor‐feeding artery and also be loaded with antitumor drugs, which can be released slowly into the local tumor environment. The effect of DEB‐BACE in patients with lung cancer remains unclear. We evaluated the e fficacy and safety of DEB‐BACE with gemcitabine‐loaded CalliSpheres beads in patients with non‐small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).MethodsFrom May 2017 to December 2018, six patients with NSCLC who were ineligible or refused to receive standard treatment underwent DEB ‐BACE with gemcitabine‐loaded CalliSpher...
Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conclusions: Solid conclusions regarding the respiratory consequences of regular cannabis smoking are difficult to make due to a relative paucity of literature, confounding by concurrent tobacco smoking and reports of conflicting outcomes. Additional well-controlled clinical studies on the pulmonary consequences of habitual cannabis use are needed. PMID: 31298945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse Source Type: research
Abstract Paragonimiasis, or lung fluke disease, is a typical food-borne parasitic zoonosis caused by infection with trematodes belonging to the genus Paragonimus. More than 50 species of Paragonimus have been reported throughout the world, of which seven valid species infect humans, an estimated one million people annually worldwide. Among the seven species, P. westermani, P. heterotremus, and P. skrjabini/P. s. miyazakii, distributed in Asia, are the most important species as the cause of paragonimiasis. Humans acquire infection through the ingestion of raw, pickled or undercooked freshwater crustaceans, 2nd inte...
Source: Acta Tropica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Acta Trop Source Type: research
Rationale: Rigid bronchoscopy under general anesthesia enables performing diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures in the tracheobronchial tree. As most patients undergoing rigid bronchoscopy have moderate to severe respiratory disease or central airway obstruction, the operators often face the risk of hypoxemia when inserting the rigid bronchoscope into the patients’ airway. Applying high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy before the insertion of the bronchoscope allows to maintain high fractional inspired oxygen (FiO2) and thus leading to maximizing apnea time before desaturation. Patient concerns and diag...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Rationale: Thymoma is the most common primary tumor in the anterior mediastinum. All major subtypes of thymoma can be clinically aggressive. However, type A thymoma is usually benign and rarely invasive, let alone invasive to the trachea. There are no published reports of thymoma diagnosed in a “coughed up’ tissue”. Here, we report an 80-year-old man who coughed up a piece of tissue which was histopathologically diagnosed as type A thymoma. Patient concerns: An 80-year-old man who had a history of thymoma for 8 years was admitted in our hospital with his severe cough and dyspnea and his “coughe...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
We report a rare case of pulmonary nocardiosis caused byNocardia exalbida with CT findings of a mass and lymph node enlargement, requiring differentiation from lung cancer and that was difficult to diagnose. Nocardiosis is an uncommon infection caused byNocardia species, but it can often occur in immunocompromised patients. As computed tomography (CT) findings of pulmonary nocardiosis, consolidation, masses, and nodules are often found, but lymph node enlargement is infrequent.Nocardia exalbida was first isolated in 2006, and there are still few reports on this microorganism. We report a case of pulmonary nocardiosis cause...
Source: Respirology Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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