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childhood asthma

slide presentation of childhood asthma, covering about epidemiology, pathology, presentation, investigation and management and prognosis.  
malek ahmad
almost 7 years ago
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2 6 Antibiotics I Medical Microbiology

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Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Immunology - Antibody Somatic (VDJ) Recombination I

Immunology - Antibody Somatic (VDJ) Recombination Antibody Production http://www.facebook.com/ArmandoHasudungan  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Immunology - Antibody (BCR) and TCR Diversity

Describes how genes that make light and heavy chains can be randomly assorted to produce a unique type of antibody and so wil bind to a specific antigen~ Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/ArmandoHasudungan  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Asthma

 
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 5 years ago
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Anti-Histamines

Histamine H1-receptor antagonists These are not used in the management of respiratory conditions. They are mostly effective against mast cell activated inflammatory reactions. In asthma, mast cells are involved in the early stages of the reaction, but their role is not great enough to respond to therapeutic modification. These drugs are useful in patients with very mild atopic asthma, such as in cases of hay fever.  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 5 years ago
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Allergy

  Allergy – Inappropriate immune response to normally harmless allergen. Allergen – Foreign particles which produce an IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reaction in sensitive individuals.  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 5 years ago
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Immunology - Antibodies (Function)

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over 5 years ago
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Aspergillus and Human Health

Many may be familiar with aspergillosis as the infecting agent in acute cases where the patient is severely immunocompromised - but there is more to this fungus' repertoire. There are rare cases where the patient's immune system is overwhelmed by a large inhalation of spores e.g. after gardening, but these are insignificant in terms of total numbers effected. The following are far more common:- Aspergillus and other fungi are increasingly identified as the active agent in sinusitis - if you have cases that don't respond to antibiotics this is worth thinking about. Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA & aspergilloma) is an infection of immunocompetent people, causing respiratory difficulty, coughing and haemoptysis. The UK NHS has a specialist centre for these patients In Manchester (National Aspergillosis Centre (NAC)). NAC has particular expertise and extensive facilities for the diagnosis of CPA, ABPA, SAFS and use of systemic antifungal drugs. Allergic infection (Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis - ABPA and chronic sinusitis) is thought to be heavily underdiagnosed and undertreated. ABPA is particularly common in Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis patients and those with bronchiectasis. There is estimated to be 25 000 cases in the UK alone. Many (50%) of the most severe asthma cases are sensitive to fungi (SAFS) - in particular Aspergillus. These tend to be the most unstable cases that don't respond to antibiotics and several studies have been published that show giving an antifungal helps reduce the use of steroids for these patients. Last but not least - Tuberculosis is on the rise in the UK and the rest of the world. It is estimated that 2% of cases progress to CPA and should be treated using an antifungal - this is usually not done until considerable time has passed and much damage has been done. In total it is estimated that many millions of people across the world suffer from aspergillus - ABPA - 5 million, Tb - 400 000 per year and Asthma (SAFS - 1 - 4 million cases in EU & US). Sinusitis cases may number many tens of millions worldwide. So - the next time you assume aspergillus infections and aspergillosis are rare and confined to those who are profoundly immunocompromised - think again! If you have a patient who has increasingly severe respiratory symptoms, doesn't respond to multiple courses of antibiotics then give aspergillus a thought. Browse around these articles for further information Aspergillus Website Treatment Section. NB For a broader look at the prevalence of fungal diseases worldwide the new charity Leading International Fungal Education (LIFE) website is worth looking at.  
Graham Atherton
over 6 years ago
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Immunology Lecture 1 part 1

A review of immunology  
youtube.com
over 4 years ago
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Asthma

This video tutorial covers the history, examination, differential diagnosis, investigations and management of asthma.  
Podmedics
almost 8 years ago
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Immunology - Adaptive Immune System

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Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Immunology Map IV - Innate Immune response I

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Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Immunology - Adaptive Immunity (B cell Activation, Hypermutation and Class Switching Overview)

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Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Immunology - Innate Immunity (PAMP and PRR)

Describes Briefly what PAMP is and introduces PRR and its roles in the immune response PDF: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B8Ss3-wJfHrpTFlfMFFUamdDanc  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Eczema (Dermatitis)

Eczema (aka Dermatitis) presents as a poorly demarcated, itchy rash. There are several causes. By far the most common is atopic eczema, but irritants and venous stasis can also cause the condition.   Atopic Eczema This results from an IgE-mediated, T-cell auto-immune response.   Epidemiology and Aetiology  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 5 years ago
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Henoch Schonlein Purpura (HSP)

This is a vasculitis that most commonly occurs in children. It tends to only affect the small vessels, and typically presents with: Palpable purpura – red/purple discolorations in the skin, often on the extensor surfaces of the feet, legs, arms, or sometimes on the buttocks. The rash may initially resemble urtricaria, but later becomes palpable. GI disturbance – may include colicky abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness, melena – occurs in 50% of patients  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 5 years ago
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Inhaled Corticosteroids

Inhaled corticosteroids  These are used for their anti-inflammatory effects in asthma. They are very effective in asthma, but are of limited use in COPD.   Mechanism If you want lots of info on steroids, see the Cushing’s disease notes. In relation to asthma:  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 5 years ago
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Scratch 'n Sneeze - Science of Allergies - The Naked Scientists

Naked Scientists - 21st May 2011 - Scratch 'n Sneeze - Science of Allergies  
thenakedscientists.com
over 5 years ago