Drug May Help Tough-to-Treat Chronic Cough

The trial was funded by the drug's maker, Merck, and involved 253 American and British participants. All had suffered from an unexplained or untreatable cough that had lasted for an average of almost 15 years.
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Conclusion: Various therapeutic bronchoscopic interventions, including combined modalities, provide rapid and sustained improvements in symptoms, respiratory status, exercise capacity, and quality of life in malignant CAO and have a good safety profile.
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research
Ajay Kohli Vinay Kohli Chitra Chhabra Kohli By CHITRA CHHABRA KOHLI MD, AJAY KOHLI MD, and VINAY KOHLI MD, MBA With a doubling time of cases estimated between 3 days within the U.S. and about 6 days globally (at the time of this writing) COVID-19 is demonstrating its terrifying virulence as it spreads across the world. What’s perhaps equally terrifying, if not more, is the absence of a known cure or treatment plan for COVID-19. While there has been a lot of attention focused on Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin, there has been debate on the scientific validity of these treatment options, either as t...
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Abstract Erythroderma as the first manifestation of a solid organ malignancy is rare. The underlying cancer is a challenging condition to diagnose. There are a few cases of erythroderma in cancer patients reported in the literature. We here describe the case of a 70-year-old man who presented with asthenia, weight loss, dry cough and total body erythema with desquamation over the past month. A chest computed tomography scan showed a nodular lesion, which was finally diagnosed as a squamous cell lung carcinoma. To our knowledge, as an erythroderma presentation, only 13 cases have been reported in the literature. This case r...
Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
(CNN) — It’s a scenario all too many of us are facing — or will soon face. You or a loved one has a mild fever, body aches, the start of a nagging, dry cough. Food doesn’t taste good nor smell as it once did. Maybe you have shortness of breath or struggle to breath deeply. You’ve called your doctor, and you are suddenly face-to-face with the scary reality of Covid-19. What happens next depends on your specific circumstances. If you are having trouble breathing or are elderly and fragile, you may be hospitalized and tested for the virus. If you’re not in immediate danger but potentially h...
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CORONAVIRUS has been shown to cause a high temperature and a new, continuous cough - these are the main symptoms listed by the NHS. But other symptoms have since been linked to the disease, and you may have had the virus already without even knowing.
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Abstract Aspergilloma, also known as mycetoma or fungus ball, is the most common manifestation of pulmonary involvement by Aspergillus species. The fungal ball typically forms within preexisting cavities of the lungs. Diagnosis requires both radiographic evidence along with serologic or microbiologic evidence of Aspergillus species involvement. While clinical features such as hemoptysis, chest pain, shortness of breath, cough, and fever are helpful in diagnosis, they are non-specific symptoms. Surgery is currently the mainstay of treatment for aspergilloma but is associated with considerable mortality and morbidit...
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respir Med Source Type: research
Authors: Shezi B, Mathee A, Alfers L, Dobson R, Ndlovu P, Reddy T, Street RA Abstract Plant products used by informal traditional medicine traders go through various methods of manual processing to yield a final single or multi-concoction product; however, the prevalence of potentially associated respiratory outcomes has yet to be established. The aim of this study was to describe respiratory outcomes associated with processing plants among informal traditional medicine traders. Questionnaires related to the preparation of plant products and respiratory outcomes were administered to study participants by trained re...
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ConclusionsPBB is common in male infants with chronic wet cough and accompanied by wheezing and airway deformities. Most cases are clinically diagnosed PBB in China and microbiologically-based-PBB is common in western countries. Co-infection could be found,Streptococcus pneumoniae andHaemophilus influenza were the most frequent etiology in China and western countries, respectively. Patients with comorbidities may need extended antibiotics treatment for more than 2 weeks.
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
(Natural News) A simple cough, albeit an intentional one, was all it took for $35,000 worth of precious food to be tossed into the trash bin at a Pennsylvania grocery store the other day. The incident occurred at Gerrity’s Supermarket in Hanover Township, where a woman entered the store around 2:20 pm and purposely coughed...
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WORCESTER (AP) – Patients are being moved out of a nursing home in Worcester so that the facility can be turned into a treatment and recovery center for COVID-19 patients. The residents of Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center are being moved to other Salmon Health and Retirement facilities. “We’ve made the decision, along with UMass Medical (Center) and the Department of Public Health, and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, that the best course of action is to create COVID-specific care and treatment centers,” said Matt Salmon, CEO of Salmon Health and Retirement. &ldqu...
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