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A 77 year old man with asthma and renal impairment

A 77 year old man presented after a collapse at home with a three week history of dyspnoea, malaise, and myalgia. He reported a 10 year history of hypertension, and that he had undergone a nasal polypectomy seven years earlier and had recently been diagnosed as having asthma. Prescribed drugs included candesartan 4 mg daily, enalapril 20 mg daily, beclometasone dipropionate 200 µg twice daily, and salbutamol as needed. He had not recently changed his drugs or used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents or herbal remedies. On examination his blood pressure was 156/88 mm Hg; temperature was 36.8°C; and he had generalised polyphonic wheeze, raised jugular venous pressure (5 cm above the sternal angle), and mild bilateral ankle oedema.  
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A 77 year old man with asthma and renal impairment

A 77 year old man presented after a collapse at home with a three week history of dyspnoea, malaise, and myalgia. He reported a 10 year history of hypertension, and that he had undergone a nasal polypectomy seven years earlier and had recently been diagnosed as having asthma. Prescribed drugs included candesartan 4 mg daily, enalapril 20 mg daily, beclometasone dipropionate 200 µg twice daily, and salbutamol as needed. He had not recently changed his drugs or used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents or herbal remedies. On examination his blood pressure was 156/88 mm Hg; temperature was 36.8°C; and he had generalised polyphonic wheeze, raised jugular venous pressure (5 cm above the sternal angle), and mild bilateral ankle oedema.  
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A 77 year old man with asthma and renal impairment

A 77 year old man presented after a collapse at home with a three week history of dyspnoea, malaise, and myalgia. He reported a 10 year history of hypertension, and that he had undergone a nasal polypectomy seven years earlier and had recently been diagnosed as having asthma. Prescribed drugs included candesartan 4 mg daily, enalapril 20 mg daily, beclometasone dipropionate 200 µg twice daily, and salbutamol as needed. He had not recently changed his drugs or used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents or herbal remedies. On examination his blood pressure was 156/88 mm Hg; temperature was 36.8°C; and he had generalised polyphonic wheeze, raised jugular venous pressure (5 cm above the sternal angle), and mild bilateral ankle oedema.  
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Wearable Sensors To Monitor Triggers For Asthma, And More

What if you could wear something that would alert you when pollution, such as smog, is about to take its toll on your heart or lungs? That is...  
meddeviceonline.com
over 4 years ago
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Why You Should Always Inspect Your Asthma Inhaler Before Using It

By: Laura Geggel Published: April 17, 2015 06:16am ET on LiveSci...  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma in Adults

Say what? Chronic inflammation of your patient’s bronchi. Their bronchi are hypersensitive to environmental or intrinsic stimuli, leading to reversible episodes of bronchial constriction and mucosal edema. Your patient will report: Wheezing Cough Dyspnea Chest tightness Chest pain You will ask about: Comorbid diseases - you do not want to overlook another etiology to your…  
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over 4 years ago
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Dexamethasone for Asthma

Steroids are important for the treatment of asthma, but prednisone can be problematic. Consider Dexamethasone instead?  
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over 4 years ago
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You think you know asthma? - The Original Kings of County

A 25 y/o smoker presents to the ED with SOB and tells you her asthma is acting up. You think to yourself, “I love the crashing asthma patient!” Within 5 minutes bipap is bedside, solumedrol is given and somehow she’s already on her 3rd round of combinebs. “Nailed it!”  
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over 4 years ago
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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in Pediatric Population - emdocs

Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in Pediatric Population, by Stephen Alerhand MD  
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anaphylaxis

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Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked With Asthma CME/CE

: Researchers in this cohort study found that use of the newer antidepressants during pregnancy did not yield a higher risk for childhood asthma; however, untreated maternal depression did.  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma rates among black youth are similarly high in urban, rural communities

Asthma rates among black youth living in urban Detroit and rural Georgia are essentially the same, researchers report, a finding that conflicts with the widely held theory that city life is a...  
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over 4 years ago
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NIH-funded scientists identify receptor for asthma-associated virus

Receptor gene variant may increase risk of childhood illnesses, asthmaScientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of...  
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over 4 years ago
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Witnessing drug problems or domestic violence causes greater asthma incidence

Children exposed to dysfunction in home had 28 percent higher chance of developing asthmaNo home is perfect, but dysfunction in the home is now revealed to be...  
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over 4 years ago
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Adverse childhood experiences may increase the risk of asthma, study finds

Being exposed to domestic violence or other adverse experiences during childhood may increase a child's risk of developing asthma, according to new research.  
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over 4 years ago
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Allergy drug inhibits hepatitis C in mice

NIH study suggests alternative drug to treat virusAn over-the-counter drug indicated to treat allergy symptoms limited hepatitis C virus activity in infected mice...  
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over 4 years ago
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How Twitter can help predict asthma-related emergency room visits

Researchers created a model that was able to predict with 75 percent accuracy how many asthma-related emergency room visits a hospital could expect on a given dayTwitter...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Immunology: Macrophages as T-cell primers

New work by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers demonstrates that macrophages can effectively substitute for so-called dendritic cells as primers of T-cell-dependent...  
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Genetic variance explains poor response to common asthma medications

Researchers have identified a biological basis for asthmatic children who do not respond well to corticosteroid treatment - currently the most effective treatment for chronic asthma and acute...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago