40% of Americans would rather do extra work than take a sick day

A new OnePoll survey reveals just how much pressure Americans feel to go to work in spite of illness. Nearly 70 of the 2,000 people surveyed said a bad cough wasn't a reason for a sick day.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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We report 12 cases treated for suspected EVALI at our medical centre between June 6, 2019, and Sept 15, 2019. Ten (83%) patients had dyspnoea, fever, and emesis and nine (75%) had cough. 11 (92%) patients reported the use of e-cigarette cartridges containing tetrahydrocannabinol oil. Although eight (67%) patients required admission to the intensive care unit for hypoxaemic respiratory failure, no deaths occurred. The median hospitalisation duration was 7 days (IQR 7–8). All patients completing follow up (6 [50%]) had resolution of previous chest CT findings and normal spirometry. The clinical algorithm focuses on the...
Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2019Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Tamer A. Mesallam, Abdulsalam A. BaqaysAbstractIntroductionMany laryngeal-related problems have been attributed to laryngopharyngeal reflux including dysphonia, frequent throat clearing, chronic cough, and globus sensation. However, there is still controversy regarding diagnosis and clinical presentation of this disorder.ObjectiveThe main objective of this study is to describe laryngopharyngeal reflux characteristics of different reflux position patterns in laryngopharyngeal reflux patients diagnosed with orophary...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough semi-solid nutrients have several advantages, including reduced diarrhea and gastroesophageal reflux, evidence on semi-solid nutrients via the nasogastric tube is insufficient. It should be noted that semi-solid nutrient reflux can be more fatal than liquid nutrients.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This is something that I've realized is extremely regional and doesn't seem to follow anything except what the group has decided they'd like to do. At residency we treated one way, first job treated another way, and now another way. Example case: 64 year old man with 35 pack year history presents with cough and slight worsening of SOB. CXR shows right hilar mass, CT shows 3.5cm suprahilar mass and enlarged (1.8cm) right paratracheal LN. EBUS/bx performed for dx and both the suprahilar mass... Clinical case management - IIIA NSCLC
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Radiation Oncology Source Type: forums
Test your medicine knowledge with the  MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 19-year-old man is hospitalized with a 6-day history of lightheadedness and nightly fevers. He also reports sore throat, headache, joint and muscle aches, and a dry cough. He recalls a blotchy rash on his trunk and arms, w hich has resolved. […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs
TAUNTON (CBS) – Flu season is here, and for a Taunton family with two babies battling a rare disease, the months are particularly stressful. From the outside, they appear picture-perfect: Amanda and Billy Bettuchi and their three beautiful kids. But you can’t tell a whole health story just by looking. “It’s Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), so Shane was born with no immune system at all. They have to go through chemo first for 10 days and then they get the bone marrow transplant after that at three months old,” mom Amanda (Acorn) Bettuchi explained. Sweet Shane, not even a year old, is ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local flu season Juli McDonald Taunton News Source Type: news
AbstractWe illustrate our experience of gathering patient insights on the most patient-relevant symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) via a structured and systematic approach towards ‘patient-centric’ drug development, leveraging recent advances in digital technologies using online platforms. The four-step approach comprised the following: literature search, social media listening (SML) study, online bulletin board (OBB) exercise, and design of an online patient preference s tudy (PPS). The initial online studies (SML and OBB) revealed that, besides dyspnoea and exacerbations, patients percei...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe major clinical manifestations forM.  pneumoniae pneumonia are fever and stimulatory dry cough. Macrolide antibiotics remain the treatment of choice.
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
LAKEVILLE (CBS) — Two students have come down with whooping cough at the Freetown-Lakeville Middle School and there’s concern there may be more. “We have several suspect cases and two students with cultures pending,” Lakeville Public Health Nurse Lori Desmarais said in a letter to the school principal Wednesday. Desmarais said they’re trying to reach all students that may have been exposed. She’s also notified the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Read: Whooping Cough Fact Sheet Whooping cough, which is also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that dev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Lakeville News pertussis Whooping Cough Source Type: news
Authors: Zhao T, Xin Y, Shen H, Liu X, Wang J, Wang Q, Wei B Abstract Ectopic parathyroid adenomas (PAs) can occur in numerous locations and are thought to be the cause of a significant portion of failed primary surgery for hyperparathyroidism. PA is a rare cause of hoarseness, which may be harbingers of a malignant process. Here, we describe an unusual case of an ectopic PA in the carotid sheath presenting as unilateral vocal cord paralysis (VCP). A 49-year-old lady presented with a 1-week history of hoarseness, irritating cough and shortness of breath. Fibreoptic laryngoscopy revealed left VCP. Ultrasound and com...
Source: Endocrine Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr J Source Type: research
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