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Idiopathic cough

Nicole C Droz, Stephanie D Mathew
After presenting with nonspecific symptoms, a 52-year-old female was found to have a 3.4 × 2.6 cm retroperitoneal mass resulting in hydronephrosis on abdominal computed tomography scan. After extensive workup including surgical debulking, excisional biopsy, and autoimmune panel, she was found to have idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (IRF) with negative staining for immunoglogulin G4 (IgG4). Two years after presentation, the patient developed dyspnea, cough, and xerostomia. Repeat anti-Sjögren Syndrome A and anti-Sjögren Syndrome B titers and labial gland biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of concomitant Sjögren's syndrome (SS)...
October 2016: Military Medicine
Keishi Sugino, Yasuhiko Nakamura, Yoko Muramatsu, Yoshinobu Hata, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Sakae Homma
Acute exacerbation (AE) of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by severe worsening dyspnea and high mortality. It has been proven that the serum neutrophil elastase (NE) level, in addition to the serum Krebs von den Lungen-6 (KL-6) and surfactant protein-D (SP-D) levels, was elevated in patients with IPF-AE. Glutathione (GSH) is the major antioxidant involved in cell metabolism and survival. It is also known that IPF is characterized by reduced GSH levels in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and blood...
October 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Li Liang, Guofeng Ma, Kai Chen, Yangxiang Liu, Xiaohong Wu, Kejing Ying, Ruifeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) is a rare and devastating cause of pulmonary arterial hypertension with a non-specific clinical presentation and a relatively specific presentation in high-resolution thoracic CT scan images. Definitive diagnosis is made by histological examination in previous. According to the 2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines, detection of a mutation in the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 alpha kinase 4 (EIF2AK4) without histological confirmation is recommended to validate the diagnosis of PVOD...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
H Q Wang, T Li
Objective: To review the clinical research on the main drugs which are used to treat pneumoconiosis in China, evaluate and analyze the efficacy, and give the suggestions on the study of pneumoconiosis treatment. Methods: The data of researches on the therapeutic effects of eight main drugs on patients with pneumoconiosis in China were retrieved from CNKI and Wanfang database before Jan. 1, 2016 including polyvinylpyridine, tetrandrine, piperaquine phosphate, hydroxypiperaquine phosphate, aluminium citrate, Xinin, Xifeining and N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) after consulting the related project files on the clinical treatment on the patients with pneumoconiosis, and a systematic analysis was made on the random control test (RCT) which conformed to the quality criteria in terms of five indices such as the improvement rate of respiratory system symptoms such as cough, expectoration, chest pain and dyspnea, the decrease of the respiratory system infection rate, the changes in FEV1...
July 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
Janette Furuzawa-Carballeda, Samuel Torres-Landa, Miguel Ángel Valdovinos, Enrique Coss-Adame, Luis A Martín Del Campo, Gonzalo Torres-Villalobos
Idiopathic achalasia is an archetype esophageal motor disorder, causing significant impairment of eating ability and reducing quality of life. The pathophysiological underpinnings of this condition are loss of esophageal peristalsis and insufficient relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The clinical manifestations include dysphagia for both solids and liquids, regurgitation of esophageal contents, retrosternal chest pain, cough, aspiration, weight loss and heartburn. Even though idiopathic achalasia was first described more than 300 years ago, researchers are only now beginning to unravel its complex etiology and molecular pathology...
September 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Xiaoqin Wang, Kaiyu Zhou, Yimin Hua, Yifei Li
INTRODUCTION: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is one of the most common cardiomyopathies, which induces sudden cardiac death. Several mutants have been identified among HCM cases. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 10-month female infant who experienced cough, fever, aggressive exertional dyspnea, and recurrent cyanosis was admitted to our hospital. The patient was first diagnosed with type I respiratory failure, dysfunction of heart, severe pneumonia, and also some cardiac disorders were suspected...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
M A Shahin, M I Sultan, M J Alam, A Saeed, A K Azad, M R Choudhury
Cystic tuberculosis of the bone is a rare form of tuberculosis (TB). The condition presents like Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) of children. In children, the lesions symmetrically involve the peripheral skeleton, which are less sclerotic than adults. A case report is presented here where the patient presented with i) the extensive involvement of bones with cystic lesion, ii) Hand & feet involvement with multiple bony exostosis iii) Synovial swelling of multiple joints and 4) fever for 6 months. Swelling of the joints was disproportionately greater than pain...
July 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Mathieu Simonin, Pierre Corbeau, Philippe Durand, Michelle Rosenzwajg, Anne Filleron, Tu-Anh Tran
INTRODUCTION: Systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) is a rare disease characterized by recurrent episodes and a triad of "leak attacks": hypovolemic shock, generalized edema, hemoconcentration and paradoxical hypoalbuminemia. CASE STUDY AND DISCUSSION: Here we report a case of pediatric idiopathic SCLS with an episode of cough and fever followed two days later by myalgia, livedo, acrocyanosis, and five days later by edema, tachycardia, hypotension, and generalized tonic-clonic seizure...
November 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Mirjam J G van Manen, Surinder S Birring, Carlo Vancheri, Vincent Cottin, Elisabetta A Renzoni, Anne-Marie Russell, Marlies S Wijsenbeek
Many patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) complain of chronic refractory cough. Chronic cough is a distressing and disabling symptom with a major impact on quality of life. During recent years, progress has been made in gaining insight into the pathogenesis of cough in IPF, which is most probably "multifactorial" and influenced by mechanical, biochemical and neurosensory changes, with an important role for comorbidities as well. Clinical trials of cough treatment in IPF are emerging, and cough is increasingly included as a secondary end-point in trials assessing new compounds for IPF...
September 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
Georgia Woodfield, Mitzi Nisbet, Joe Jacob, Wing Mok, Michael R Loebinger, David M Hansell, Athol U Wells, Robert Wilson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Yellow nail syndrome (YNS) is a rare and poorly described disease process. In this case-control study, clinical features and findings on HRCT were compared with idiopathic bronchiectasis (IBx). METHODS: A review of all patients attending an adult bronchiectasis clinic between 2007 and 2013 identified 25 YNS patients. IBx patients were matched in a 2:1 ratio for age, duration of symptoms and gender. RESULTS: Median age of onset was 53 years...
August 23, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Federico Lavorini, Domenico Spina, Michael J Walker, Lui Franciosi, Clive P Page, Giovanni A Fontana
BACKGROUND: Cough is a common presenting symptom in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP); it is often disabling, and lacks effective treatment. Studies in animals suggest that carcainium chloride, a quaternary derivative of the local anesthetic lidocaine, is able to inhibit experimentally induced cough by a mechanism of action distinct from that of lidocaine. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of aerosolised carcainium chloride (VRP700) in controlling cough in patients with IIP...
October 2016: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
A M Canonne, G Bolen, D Peeters, F Billen, C Clercx
BACKGROUND: Treatment of canine idiopathic eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy mainly consists of long-term oral corticosteroid therapy. To avoid side effects, inhaled steroid therapy has been increasingly used but long-term clinical response and potential side effects are sparsely described. OBJECTIVES: Description of clinical response and side effects with long-term fluticasone in dogs with eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy. METHODS: Case series of dogs with eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy and treated with fluticasone monotherapy for at least 6 months...
October 2016: Journal of Small Animal Practice
Feroze Sidhwa, Alessandra Moore, Elaine Alligood, Piero Marco Fisichella
OBJECTIVE: To review the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment options available for management of extraesophageal manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and to compare the most recent technological advances to the existing guidelines. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Extraesophageal manifestations of GERD include cough, laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), and asthma. Recent advances in diagnostic modalities may have outpaced the existing diagnostic and therapeutic clinical guidelines...
August 5, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Carl Magnus Sköld, Christer Janson, Åsa Klackenberg Elf, Marie Fiaschi, Kerstin Wiklund, Hans Lennart Persson
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive lung disease that usually results in respiratory failure and death. Pirfenidone was approved as the first licensed therapy for IPF in Europe based on phase III trials where patients with a forced vital capacity (FVC) >50% of predicted were included. The aim of this study was to characterise patients treated with pirfenidone in Swedish clinical practice and to describe the adherence to the reimbursement restriction since reimbursement was only applied for patients with FVC below 80% of predicted...
2016: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
Ioannis Siasios, John Pollina, Vassilios G Dimopoulos
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a noninflammatory degenerative disease that affects multiple spine levels and, in combination with osteoporosis, makes vertebrae more prone to fractures, especially in elderly people. We describe a rare case of thoracic fracture in an ankylosed spine in which hemoptysis was the only clinical sign. The patient (age in the early 80s) presented with chest pain and a cough associated with hemoptysis. The patient had no complaints of back pain and no neurological symptoms...
2016: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Rita Gomes, Eva Padrão, Hans Dabó, Filipa Soares Pires, Patrícia Mota, Natália Melo, José Miguel Jesus, Rui Cunha, Susana Guimarães, Conceição Souto Moura, António Morais
INTRODUCTION: Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is a rare diffuse pulmonary disease, but it is not yet known whether it is a distinct form of interstitial pneumonia or simply a reflection of a tissue sampling issue. METHODS: Cross-sectional evaluation of clinical and radiological findings, treatments, and outcomes for patients with histologically confirmed AFOP at a tertiary university hospital between 2002 and 2015. RESULTS: Thirteen patients (7 women, 53...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Marina Perelló, David Artés, Cristina Pascuets, Elisabeth Esteban, Ana Maria Ey
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, with a six-month follow-up period. OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that a 72-hour dose of subanesthetic ketamine in this surgical procedure reduces postoperative morphine use; To assess if there are fewer adverse effects, if postoperative recovery is faster, if there is less peri-incisional hyperalgesia or if there is lower incidence of persistent postsurgical pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Tissue injury and high opioid requirements following posterior spinal fusion surgery produce central sensitization, which can in turn be associated with hyperalgesia and chronic pain...
July 7, 2016: Spine
Lesley A Houghton, Augustine S Lee, Huda Badri, Kenneth R DeVault, Jaclyn A Smith
Gastro-oesophageal reflux is associated with a wide range of respiratory disorders, including asthma, isolated chronic cough, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis. Reflux can be substantial and reach the proximal margins of the oesophagus in some individuals with specific pulmonary diseases, suggesting that this association is more than a coincidence. Proximal oesophageal reflux in particular has led to concern that microaspiration might have an important, possibly even causal, role in respiratory disease...
August 2016: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Christine L Vigeland, Maureen R Horton
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August 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Kshitij Chatterjee, Jorge Jo Kamimoto, Andrew Dunn, Enchala Mittadodla, Manish Joshi
Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare disease that is classically described as presenting with cough, dyspnea, and wheezing in non-smoker middle aged females. Pulmonary function tests commonly demonstrate an obstructive pattern and CT of chest usually reveals diffuse air trapping with mosaic pattern. We present a case of patient with DIPNECH manifesting with restrictive pattern and as usual interstitial pneumonia on imaging.
2016: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska
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