Differences of viral panel positive versus negative by real-time PCR in COPD exacerbated patients.

Conclusions: Viral respiratory tract infections should be considered in hospitalized patients with an exacerbation of COPD who have a history of frequent exacerbations, normal PCT value, and the absence of consolidation in CT scan of the chest. The use of broadspectrum antibiotic therapy should be avoided in patients with these features. PMID: 31414643 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
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The objective of this study to determine the correlation between Hounsfield unit (HU) measurements from the C4 vertebral body and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) T-score. Summary of Background Data: Recent attention has turned to the utilization of HU measurements from computed tomography (CT) as a potential screening method for low bone mineral density (BMD). We hypothesized that cervical spine CT HU measurements will correlate with BMD measurements conducted with DXA scans of the femoral neck. Material and Methods: Patients with cervical CT and femoral neck DXA scans at 1 institution were included in the stu...
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
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AbstractAimPositron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) can detect cranial and large vessel inflammation in giant cell arteritis (GCA). We aimed to determine the change and significance of vascular activity at diagnosis and 6  months.MethodNewly diagnosed GCA patients underwent time ‐of‐flight fluorine‐18‐fluoro‐2‐deoxyglucose PET/CT from vertex to diaphragm within 72 hours of commencing corticosteroids and were followed for 12 months. A 6 months scan was performed in patients with inflammatory features on biopsy or CT aortitis. Vascular uptake was visually grade d by 2 blinded ...
Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: FULL LENGTH Source Type: research
ConclusionMicrostructural changes in RA at ‐risk individuals are associated with broad‐spectrum autoimmunity and predict the onset of RA. These data support the concept of structural priming of joints by autoimmunity before the onset of the inflammatory phase of the disease.
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Source: Respirology Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: Respirology Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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