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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649389/cases-of-acute-mercury-poisoning-by-mercury-vapor-exposure-during-the-demolition-of-a-fluorescent-lamp-factory
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Sang Yoon Do, Chul Gab Lee, Jae Yoon Kim, Young Hoon Moon, Min Sung Kim, In Ho Bae, Han Soo Song
BACKGROUND: In 2015, workers dismantling a fluorescent lamp factory in Korea were affected by mercury poisoning from exposure to mercury vapor. CASE PRESENTATION: Eighteen out of the 21 workers who participated in the demolition project presented with symptoms of poisoning and, of these, 10 had persistent symptoms even at 18 months after the initial exposure to mercury vapor. Early symptoms of 18 workers included a general skin rash, pruritus, myalgia, sleep disturbance, and cough and sputum production...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637076/-clinical-course-of-an-early-childhood-onset-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Marco Krasselt, Matthias Pierer, Kerstin Amann, Anette Bachmann, Tom H Lindner
History A 26-year-old male patient presented with an eight-week history of unspecific symptoms such as weight loss and fever. Besides, he also suffered from haemoptysis, cough, and arthralgia. Since the age of twelve years, the patient has been treated for Wegner's granulomatosis. At the age of 20 years he received a kidney transplant which failed only four years later. Investigations The relapse we clinically suspected was confirmed by CT scan showing bilateral pulmonary manifestations. Moreover, we found highly positive antibodies against proteinase 3...
June 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635659/divergent-how-ige-axis-contributes-to-the-continuum-of-allergic-asthma-and-anti-ige-therapies
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REVIEW
Óscar Palomares, Silvia Sánchez-Ramón, Ignacio Dávila, Luis Prieto, Luis Pérez de Llano, Marta Lleonart, Christian Domingo, Antonio Nieto
Asthma is an airway disease characterised by chronic inflammation with intermittent or permanent symptoms including wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and cough, which vary in terms of their occurrence, frequency, and intensity. The most common associated feature in the airways of patients with asthma is airway inflammation. In recent decades, efforts have been made to characterise the heterogeneous clinical nature of asthma. The interest in improving the definitions of asthma phenotypes and endotypes is growing, although these classifications do not always correlate with prognosis nor are always appropriate therapeutic approaches...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627347/-clinical-effect-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-therapy-including-respiratory-exercise-and-vibration-expectoration-on-patients-with-pulmonary-infection-after-abdominal-surgery
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Zhou Zhou, Xiaotong Han, Fengling Ning, Hui Wen, Maiying Fan, Xia Yuan, Jieying Luo, Yi Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effect of pulmonary rehabilitation therapy including respiratory exercise and vibration expectoration on patients with pulmonary infection after abdominal surgery. METHODS: A retrospective case control study was conducted. Seventy-six patients with pulmonary infection after abdominal surgery admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Normal University from September 2015 to September 2016 were enrolled. According to whether accept the pulmonary rehabilitation therapy or not, the patients were divided into two groups...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626858/antibiotics-for-acute-bronchitis
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Susan M Smith, Tom Fahey, John Smucny, Lorne A Becker
BACKGROUND: The benefits and risks of antibiotics for acute bronchitis remain unclear despite it being one of the most common illnesses seen in primary care. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of antibiotics in improving outcomes and to assess adverse effects of antibiotic therapy for people with a clinical diagnosis of acute bronchitis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL 2016, Issue 11 (accessed 13 January 2017), MEDLINE (1966 to January week 1, 2017), Embase (1974 to 13 January 2017), and LILACS (1982 to 13 January 2017)...
June 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624362/pulvis-fellis-suis-extract-attenuates-ovalbumin-induced-airway-inflammation-in-murine-model-of-asthma
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Jiao He, Le Lv, Ziye Wang, Chuanchuan Huo, Zongwei Zheng, Bing Yin, Peizhi Jiang, Yang Yang, Jing Li, Yuan Gao, Jing Xue
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pulvis Fellis Suis (PFS), named with "Zhu Danfen" in China, has been extensively used for the therapy of enteritis, acute pharyngitis, whooping cough and asthma in folk medicine. Although PFS shows anti-inflammatory activities, its effect on airway inflammation in asthma has not been studied. AIM OF THE STUDY: To explore the protective effect of PFS ethanol extract against airway inflammation in asthmatic mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Allergic asthma in mice was sensitized and challenged by OVA...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623927/caffeoylquinic-acid-derivatives-rich-extract-from-gnaphalium-pensylvanicum-willd-ameliorates-hyperuricemia-and-acute-gouty-arthritis-in-animal-model
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Yan Jiang, Yan Lin, Yi-Juan Hu, Xiao-Jun Song, Hong-Hua Pan, Hong-Jian Zhang
BACKGROUND: The Gnaphalium pensylvanicum willd. is used in China as a folk medicine to treat anti-inflammatory, cough and rheumatism arthritis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of the extract of G. pensylvanicum to treat hyperuricemia and acute gouty arthritis in animal model. METHODS: G. pensylvanicum extract was evaluated in an experimental model with potassium oxonate (PO) induced hyperuricemia in mice which was used to evaluate anti-hyperuricemia activity and xanthine oxidase (XO) inhibition...
June 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620597/feeding-problems-and-their-underlying-mechanisms-in-the-esophageal-atresia-tracheoesophageal-fistula-patient
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REVIEW
Lisa Mahoney, Rachel Rosen
Feeding difficulties such as dysphagia, coughing, choking, or vomiting during meals, slow eating, oral aversion, food refusal, and stressful mealtimes are common in children with repaired esophageal atresia (EA) and the reasons for this are often multifactorial. The aim of this review is to describe the possible underlying mechanisms contributing to feeding difficulties in patients with EA and approaches to management. Underlying mechanisms for these feeding difficulties include esophageal dysphagia, oropharyngeal dysphagia and aspiration, and aversions related to prolonged gastrostomy tube feeding...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614268/pulmonary-and-cutaneous-infection-caused-by-nocardia-farcinica-in-a-patient-with-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Ning Zhu, Yuan Zhu, Yi Wang, Shaoshao Dong
RATIONALE: Nocardia species is known as conditional pathogenic bacteria. Disseminated infection caused by Nocardia species is rare and occurs primarily in immunosuppressed patients. Signs and symptoms of this infection are frequently nonspecific making early diagnosis and treatment difficult. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of subcutaneous and pulmonary nocardiosis due to Nocardia farcinica (N farcinica) in a patient with nephrotic syndrome who is undergoing long-term corticosteroid therapy...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614157/probable-donor-derived-cytomegalovirus-disease-after-keratolimbal-allograft-transplantation
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Albert Y Cheung, Amit Govil, Scott R Friedstrom, Edward J Holland
PURPOSE: To report a case of probable donor-derived cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection after keratolimbal allograft (KLAL) transplantation. METHODS: Observational case report. RESULTS: A 41-year-old man with a history of aniridic keratopathy and limbal stem cell deficiency underwent KLAL in his right eye. Preoperatively, he was negative for CMV IgG and IgM. Postoperatively, he was maintained on tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil for systemic immunosuppression; he was also on prophylactic valganciclovir (for CMV) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (for pneumocystis pneumonia) for 1 month...
June 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614052/safety-of-the-neprilysin-renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitor-lcz696
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REVIEW
Bo Li, Yunhe Zhao, Bo Yin, Mengfei Helian, Xinmei Wang, Feng Chen, Hongxia Zhang, Hui Sun, Bin Meng, Fengshuang An
OBJECTIVES: The combined neprilysin/rennin-angiotensin system inhibitor sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696) has shown its superiority over ACEI/ARB therapy. In view of the existing concern of its adverse effects, we aimed to provide evidence of the safety of the new drug. RESULTS: A total of 6 randomized trials with 11,821 subjects were included in this analysis. No significant differences were found in any adverse effects between LCZ696 and ACEI/ARB or placebo groups...
May 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606284/-efficacy-of-clindamycin-primaquine-as-the-salvage-treatment-for-pneumocystis-pneumonia-in-non-hiv-infected-patients
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X Wang, G F Wang, Z Jin, J J Huang, X D Mu, W Zhang
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of clindamycin-primaquine as the salvage treatment for pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in non-HIV-infected patients. Methods: Clinical data of non-HIV-infected patients with PCP who were treated with clindamycin-primaquine as the salvage treatment in Peking University First Hospital from Jan 2010 to May 2016 were collected and reviewed in this retrospective study. Clinical outcomes were analyzed to evaluate the efficacy of clindamycin-primaquine as a salvage treatment. Results: A total of 19 non-HIV-infected patients with PCP were included...
June 13, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602999/cough-and-bronchiectasis
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REVIEW
Paul McCallion, Anthony De Soyza
Bronchiectasis is a chronic lung disease with permanent airway dilatation, mucus retention and recurrent lower respiratory tract infections. Bronchiectasis is increasing in prevalence and has a significant morbidity and an excess mortality rate over age matched controls. It is increasingly identified during investigations into chronic cough and is evident high resolution CT scanning. There remain significant knowledge gaps in our understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prognosis and optimal treatments in bronchiectasis...
June 7, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597805/efficacy-of-sequential-three-step-empirical-therapy-for-chronic-cough
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Li Yu, Xianghuai Xu, Jingqing Hang, Kewen Cheng, Xiaoyan Jin, Qiang Chen, Hanjing Lv, Zhongmin Qiu
BACKGROUND: Empirical three-step therapy has been proved in just one hospital. This study aimed to demonstrate applicability of the sequential empirical three-step therapy for chronic cough in different clinical settings. METHODS: Sequential empirical three-step therapy was given to patients with chronic cough in one tertiary and three secondary care respiratory clinics. Recruiters were initially treated with methoxyphenamine compound as the first-step therapy, followed by corticosteroids as the second-step therapy and the combination of a proton-pump inhibitor and a prokinetic agent as the third-step therapy...
June 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596926/invasive-mucormycosis-induced-pneumopericardium-a-rare-cause-of-pneumopericardium-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
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Sana Khan, Muhammad Waqar Elahi, Waqas Ullah, Hafez Mohammad Ammar Abdullah, Ejaz Ahmad, Mayar Al Mohajer, Aneela Majeed
Mucor and Rhizopus cause life-threatening infections primarily involving the lungs and sinuses, which disseminate very rapidly by necrosis and infarction of the contiguous tissues. We present a case of a 64-year-old African American posttransplant patient who presented with a productive cough and weight loss. He had a past surgical history of renal transplant for renal cell carcinoma and was on dual immunosuppressive therapy, that is, mycophenolate and tacrolimus. During his hospital stay, he developed a pneumopericardium due to the direct extension of a lung lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596691/nissen-fundoplication-vs-proton-pump-inhibitors-for-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-based-on-ph-monitoring-and-symptom-scale
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Chao Zhang, Zhi-Wei Hu, Chao Yan, Qiong Wu, Ji-Min Wu, Xing Du, Dian-Gang Liu, Tao Luo, Fei Li, Zhong-Gao Wang
AIM: To compare the outcomes between laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) therapy in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and type I hiatal hernia diagnosed by oropharyngeal pH-monitoring and symptom-scale assessment. METHODS: From February 2014 to January 2015, 70 patients who were diagnosed with LPR and type I hiatal hernia and referred for symptomatic assessment, oropharyngeal pH-monitoring, manometry, and gastrointestinal endoscopy were enrolled in this study...
May 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595431/palliative-efficacy-and-local-control-of-conventional-radiotherapy-for-lung-metastases
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Christopher Fleming, Andreas Rimner, Amanda Foster, Kaitlin M Woo, Zhigang Zhang, Abraham J Wu
BACKGROUND: The lung is a common site of metastasis, and conventionally fractionated radiotherapy (CFRT) is commonly used to treat such metastases, usually to palliate symptoms. However, no data exists to quantify palliation or local control (LC) of CFRT for secondary lung tumors. We aimed to describe the palliative effect of CFRT for lung metastases at our institution, and compare its LC with that of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). METHODS: 182 patients received 190 courses of RT for lung metastases (99 CFRT, 91 SBRT)...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593865/the-semiology-of-benign-focal-epilepsy-with-affective-symptoms
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Fábio A Nascimento, Márcio A Sotero de Menezes, Cristiane A Simao, Bruno T Takeshita, Samanta F Blattes da Rocha, Pedro A Kowacs
Benign focal epilepsy with affective symptoms (BFEAS) is a rare childhood epilepsy syndrome essentially characterized by "epileptic attacks with affective symptoms of a terrifying type". Since the original description, approximately 50 cases have been reported. To our knowledge, however, none of the studies included video-EEG data. Herein, we detail the electroclinical features of a neurodevelopmentally normal 9-year-old boy with epilepsy since the age of 2 years. His seizure semiology essentially consisted of nocturnal focal seizures featuring abrupt fear and autonomic phenomena (such as excessive sweating, repeated swallowing, and coughing), associated with impaired consciousness...
June 7, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592713/pulmonary-limited-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-coexisting-with-mixed-connective-tissue-disease
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Masaru Ando, Akihiko Goto, Mari Yamasue, Yuko Usagawa, Hiroaki Oka, Takehiko Shigenaga, Jun-Ichi Kadota
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a systemic disease characterized by necrotizing, granulomatous vasculitis of the upper and lower respiratory tracts and glomerulonephritis, and is classified as a classical or limited form. The classical form of GPA demonstrates the involvement of the upper respiratory tract, sinuses, lungs and kidneys, whereas the limited form is characterized by the lack of the renal involvement with female predominance. On the other hand, mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) shows the clinical and laboratorial features of systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis and polymyositis, along with high titers of anti-ribonucleoprotein antibodies and is characterized by good response to corticosteroid therapy and favorable prognosis...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584494/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-antihypertensive-drugs-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-patients
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Maria Aslam, Mobasher Ahmad, Fizza Mobasher
OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of different classes of antihypertensive drugs in diabetic and nondiabetic patients (NDPs) with essential hypertension. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in Mayo Hospital, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, and National Defence Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, on 200 hypertensive patients with diabetes and 230 hypertensive patients without (Three hospitals) diabetes. Both male and female patients of age between 30 and 80 years with systolic blood pressure (SBP) above 130 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) above 80 mmHg were enrolled in the study...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
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