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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614795/full-atrioventricular-block-secondary-to-acute-poisoning-mercury-a-case-report
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Amelia Geraldine Peregrina-Chávez, María Del Rayo Ramírez-Galindo, Rolando Chávez-Martínez, Cesar Anuar Delahanty-Delgado, Fernando Vazquez-Alaniz
Background: The biological behaviour and clinical significance of mercury toxicity vary according to its chemical structure. Mercury differs in its degree of toxicity and in its effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems as well as on organs such as the lungs, kidneys, skin, eyes and heart. Human exposure occurs mainly through inhalation of elemental mercury vapours during industrial and artisanal processes such as artisanal and small-scale gold mining. Case presentation: A 52-years-old female, housewife, with a body mass index of 25...
April 2, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611609/prevalence-of-chronic-obstructive-respiratory-diseases-amongst-fishermen
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Omar Laraqui, Reda Hammouda, Salwa Laraqui, Nadia Manar, Tarik Ghailan, Jaouda Ben Amor, Frédéric Deschamps, Chakib El Houssine Laraqui
BACKGROUND: The objective was to screen and evaluate the prevalence of respiratory diseases and obstructive ventilatory defects among fishermen in Morocco. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This observational and cross-sectional epidemiological study involved 924 men over 20 years old and with at least two years of seniority. It included a questionnaire and a spirometry. The questionnaire is composed of four sections: sociodemographic and occupational characteristics, toxic habits, medical history and respiratory clinical symptoms...
2018: International Maritime Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609933/is-hypnotherapy-an-acceptable-treatment-option-for-children-with-habit-cough
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N Prathivadi Bhayankaram, F J Gilchrist, M Samuels
Habit cough is a chronic, persistent dry cough which occurs in children only when awake. It is considered functional (non-organic) and can have a significant impact on the quality of life of the child and their family. One possible treatment option for habit cough is hypnotherapy. At our centre we offered hypnotherapy sessions to patients diagnosed with habit cough, and conducted telephone interviews with patients' parents to determine the acceptability of this therapy. Nine patients' parents were interviewed, and despite being unsure of what to expect with hypnotherapy, all nine found it an acceptable treatment option...
April 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601610/preventive-behaviors-adults-report-using-to-avoid-catching-or-spreading-influenza-united-states-2015-16-influenza-season
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Anup Srivastav, Tammy A Santibanez, Peng-Jun Lu, M Christopher Stringer, Jill A Dever, Michael Bostwick, Marshica Stanley Kurtz, Noreen L Qualls, Walter W Williams
INTRODUCTION: Influenza vaccination can prevent influenza and potentially serious influenza-related complications. Although the single best way to prevent influenza is annual vaccination, everyday preventive actions, including good hygiene, health, dietary, and social habits, might help, too. Several preventive measures are recommended, including: avoiding close contact with people who are sick; staying home when sick; covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing; washing your hands often; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; and practicing other good health habits like cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, getting plenty of sleep, and drinking plenty of fluids...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484846/the-habit-cough-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Miles Weinberger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482540/risk-factors-for-malnutrition-among-preschool-children-in-rural-karnataka-a-case-control-study
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Ansuya, Baby S Nayak, B Unnikrishnan, Anice George, Shashidhara Y N, Suneel C Mundkur, Vasudev Guddattu
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of malnutrition among children in developing countries is very high. As a step towards reducing the prevalence of malnutrition, there is a need to identify the important determinants of malnutrition in the specific population so that preventive and control measures can be implemented. The objective of the study is to determine the risk factors for malnutrition among preschool children in Rural Karnataka, South India. METHODS: A case-control study was carried out among preschool children, aged between three to six years, attending the Anganwadi centers and their mothers' in Udupi district of Karnataka, India...
February 26, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450987/habit-tic-cough-presentation-and-outcome-with-simple-reassurance
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EDITORIAL
Angela Zacharasiewicz, Michael D Shields
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363880/habit-tic-cough-presentation-and-outcome-with-simple-reassurance
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Marie F A Wright, Ian M Balfour-Lynn
OBJECTIVES: Our therapeutic approach to a habit/tic cough is simple reassurance in a single consultation. To quality assure our practice, we followed up children to determine outcomes at least 3 months after diagnosis. DESIGN: Consecutive children diagnosed over 6 years were studied. Medical records were analyzed retrospectively and parents answered a scripted verbal survey. RESULTS: Fifty-five patients were diagnosed (median age 9.9 years), with a median cough duration of 3 months (IQR 2-7...
April 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238672/rigid-bronchoscopy-in-pediatric-patients
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Vikas Sinha, Samanth Talagauara Umesh, Sushil G Jha
Aspiration of foreign-bodies remains a major life-threatening situation in children and have always been a source of interest and confusion to otolaryngologists due to their varied presentations. These conditions if not promptly diagnosed and managed can prove to be fatal, but the current mortality is only one percent compared to pre bronchoscopy era (Rothman and Boeckman in Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 89:434-436, 1980). Peak incidence of this condition is in early childhood due to child's habit of putting small objects in mouth to determine their taste and texture and chew while teething...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141703/pilot-of-an-elementary-school-cough-etiquette-intervention-acceptability-feasibility-and-potential-for-sustainability
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Farhana Sultana, Fosiul A Nizame, Dorothy L Southern, Leanne Unicomb, Peter J Winch, Stephen P Luby
Schools convene many people together for a prolonged time, facilitating spread of respiratory pathogens and amplifying epidemics. Crowded Bangladeshi schools lack the infrastructure to support optimal cough etiquette behaviors. We collected formative data on current practices from four elementary schools, and developed and piloted a low-cost cough etiquette intervention, promoting coughing and sneezing into upper sleeves at four additional schools. We trained teachers to lead behavior change sessions during regular hygiene classes for 4 weeks...
December 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017260/waterpipe-use-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-data-from-the-breathe-study
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Ashraf Alzaabi, Bassam Mahboub, Hocine Salhi, Wisco Kajingu, Nauman Rashid, Abdelkader El-Hasnaoui
Introduction: In recent decades, waterpipe use has gained popularity, notably in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This study describes waterpipe use and characteristics of waterpipe users among the general population of the MENA region. Methods: This study was a sub-analysis of the BREATHE study, a cross-sectional survey of chronic obstructive respiratory disease conducted in the general population of 11 countries of the MENA region. The study population consisted of subjects aged ≥40 years who completed the screening questionnaire and who reported waterpipe use (alone or with cigarettes)...
November 1, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973636/influence-of-point-of-care-c-reactive-protein-testing-on-antibiotic-prescription-habits-in-primary-care-in-the-netherlands
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Tim J Schuijt, David S Boss, Ruben E A Musson, Ayse Y Demir
Background: Bacterial resistance to antibiotics represents a serious global challenge that is associated with high morbidity and mortality. One of the most important causes of this threat is antibiotic overuse. The Dutch College of General Practitioners (DCGP) recommends the use of point-of-care (POC) testing for C-reactive protein (CRP) in two guidelines ('Acute Cough' and 'Diverticulitis') to achieve a more sensible prescription pattern of antibiotics. Objective: To evaluate the use of POC-CRP testing in light of the DCGP guidelines and the effect of CRP measurements on antibiotic prescription policy in primary care...
September 1, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889899/pulmonary-nodules-in-an-adolescent-female-presented-with-abdominal-pain-fatigue-and-weight-loss
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Britta K Sundquist, Paul G Comber, Scott H Beegle
A 14-year-old girl initially presented to a pediatric gastroenterology office with a 1-month history of right upper quadrant abdominal pain, which radiated to the right shoulder and back. Her pain was worse after heavy meals and with deep breaths. She reported anorexia, fatigue, dyspnea while playing soccer, and a 5-pound weight loss. She denied any fevers, cough, or changes in her bowel habits.
September 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716044/type-2-diabetes-is-associated-with-an-increased-prevalence-of-respiratory-symptoms-as-compared-to-the-general-population
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F De Santi, G Zoppini, F Locatelli, E Finocchio, V Cappa, M Dauriz, G Verlato
BACKGROUND: To estimate the prevalence of respiratory symptoms in individuals with type 2 diabetes, as compared to the general population. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2010 the screening questionnaire of GEIRD (Gene Environment Interactions in Respiratory Diseases) study was administered to two samples of Verona general population, aged respectively 45-64 years and 65-84 years, and to a convenience sample of individuals with type 2 diabetes, consequently recruited at the local Diabetes Centre...
July 17, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655212/do-comorbidities-influence-help-seeking-for-cancer-alarm-symptoms-a-population-based-survey-in-england
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Theodosia Salika, Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Katriina L Whitaker, Jo Waller, Cristina Renzi
Background: We examined associations between different chronic morbidities and help-seeking for possible cancer symptoms. Methods: Postal survey of individuals aged >50 years in England. Participants could report prior morbidities in respect of 12 pre-defined conditions. Among patients experiencing possible cancer symptoms we examined associations between specific morbidities and self-reported help-seeking (i.e. contacted versus not contacted a GP) for each alarm symptom using regression analyses...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626103/-study-on-lifestyle-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-%C3%A2-reflux-disease
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Lingzhi Yuan, Dan Tang, Jin Peng, Nanfang Qu, Chun Yue, Fen Wang
To investigate the correlation between certain unhealthy lifestyles and the incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), thus to provide the lifestyle guidelines for GERD patients.
 Methods: Retrospective study were conducted for 402 GERD and 276 non-GERD out-patients in Department of Gastroenterology, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University from August, 2014 to August, 2015 based on questionnaire survey, then the correlation of unhealthy lifestyles with GERD were analyzed.
 Results: The top 10 common symptoms for GERD were as follows: reflux, acid regurgitation, postprandial fullness, heartburn, swallow obstruction or pain, epigastric burning sensation, paraesthesia pharynges, poststernal pain, chronic laryngopharyngitis, and chronic cough...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449499/regional-dietary-characteristics-and-bronchial-foreign-body-a-repeated-misdiagnosis-caused-by-a-red-pepper
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Yutian Lai, Jian Huang, Xudong Zhou, Heng Du, Guowei Che
Bronchial foreign body is a common health problem worldwide, types of bronchial foreign bodies are variegated, depending on patient age and cultural background including religious beliefs as well as alimentary habits. However, misdiagnoses caused by regional dietary correlation factors were rarely concerned. In this case, a 52-year-old woman with aggravated cough and hemosputum took thoracic CT scan twice and flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy 5 times, which all revealed the chronic pulmonary inflammation. Furthermore, the biopsies showed bronchial granulation nodule formation...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316098/therapeutic-options-for-dysfunctional-breathing-in-children-and-adolescents
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Bodo Niggemann, Christine Lehmann, Dorothea Pfeiffer-Kascha, Christa Weiss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289448/when-is-cough-functional-and-how-should-it-be-treated
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Miles Weinberger, Boris Lockshin
KEY POINTS: Habit cough is most commonly characterised by a repetitive loud barking cough that persists for prolonged periods.The cough interferes with normal activity and substantially decreases the quality of life.The sine qua non is the total absence of this troublesome cough once asleep.The age distribution ranges from 4 years to late adolescence, with 85% of cases occurring from 8 to 14 years of age; similar cough in adults is much less common and poorly characterised.Pharmacological treatment is ineffective...
March 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036050/environmental-determinants-of-bronchial-asthma-among-saudi-school-children-in-southwestern-saudi-arabia
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Jobran M Alqahtani, Ahmed M Asaad, Nabil J Awadalla, Ahmed A Mahfouz
The aim here was to study the possible environmental and dietary determinants of asthma among school-aged children in Southwestern Saudi Arabia. In a cross-sectional study on a representative sample in Najran in Southwestern Saudi Arabia using an Arabic version of the modified ISAAC Phase III, parent-administered questionnaire data were collected. Skin prick tests (SPTs) were performed. The study included 1700 school children, out of them 468 (27.5%) were diagnosed with, cases of bronchial asthma and 20.8% (353) reported a 12-month nocturnal cough (as a proxy of severe asthma)...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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