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Mild cough and decreased breath sounds in an 82 year old woman

An 82 year old woman presented to her general practitioner with a tickling cough and symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection. Her blood gas saturations were normal and she was otherwise well. However, she had a history of tuberculosis and had undergone an unknown operation many years ago. The GP thought that she had decreased breath sounds at …  
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over 4 years ago
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Mild cough and decreased breath sounds in an 82 year old woman

An 82 year old woman presented to her general practitioner with a tickling cough and symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection. Her blood gas saturations were normal and she was otherwise well. However, she had a history of tuberculosis and had undergone an unknown operation many years ago. The GP thought that she had decreased breath sounds at …  
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over 4 years ago
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AMD: Untreated Sleep Apnea May Reduce Response to Bevacizumab

A small, single-center study has suggested untreated sleep apnea reduces treatment response to bevacizumab in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Pleurisy - American Family Physician

Pleuritic chest pain is a common presenting symptom and has many causes, which range from life-threatening to benign, self-limited conditions. Pulmonary embolism is the most common potentially life-threatening cause, found in 5 to 20 percent of patients who present to the emergency department with pleuritic pain. Other clinically significant conditions that may cause pleuritic pain include pericarditis, pneumonia, myocardial infarction, and pneumothorax. Patients should be evaluated appropriately for these conditions before an alternative diagnosis is made. History, physical examination, and chest radiography are recommended for all patients with pleuritic chest pain. Electrocardiography is helpful, especially if there is clinical suspicion of myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, or pericarditis. When these other significant causes of pleuritic pain have been excluded, the diagnosis of pleurisy can be made. There are numerous causes of pleurisy, with viral pleurisy among the most common. Other etiologies may be evaluated through additional diagnostic testing in selected patients. Treatment of pleurisy typically consists of pain management with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as specific treatments targeted at the underlying cause.  
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over 4 years ago
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Lung Cancer Clinicians Urged to Look Beyond RCT Data

Given the difficulties in conducting randomized controlled trials in lung cancer, clinicians should look to observational and registry data to support decision-making, said a leading expert.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Lab Case 100 – Interpretation

A 56 year old female presents with 4 days of shortness of breath and chest pain. She is tachypnoeic and has a mild haemdynamic derangement.  
emergucate.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA Panel Denies Accelerated Approval of Lung Cancer Drug

A rival drug was the elephant in the room at the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee meeting, where the panel voted against rociletinib.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Biopsy-Proven IgG4-Related Lung Disease

Gain a better understanding of lung involvement in immunoglobulin G4-related disease.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Dermatomyositis As a Prodromal Sign of Lung Adenocarcinoma

This case report highlights the importance of a thorough search for underlying malignancy in patients with dermatomyositis.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Multidisciplinary Care Takes Center Stage at ELCC 2016

Immunotherapy, oncogene inhibition, and the role of surgery and radiotherapy will be discussed at the European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC) 2016 in Geneva.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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A Dose of Reality in Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

Some controversy remains regarding the adoption of wide-scale LDCT screening for lung cancer.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Specialists Say Childhood Asthma Is Overdiagnosed

In an article published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, two respiratory specialists claim that doctors are overdiagnosing asthma in children, with inhalers being prescribed needlessly.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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EU Expands Nivolumab Approval For Lung and Kidney Cancer

Nivolumab is now approved in Europe for both nonsquamous- and squamous-type non-small-cell lung cancer, as well as for use in renal cell carcinoma.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC) 2016

European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC) 2016: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ELCC 2016.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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The Case for Next-Gen Sequencing in Every Lung Cancer Patient

Dr Mark Kris talks about the recent developments in next-generation molecular sequencing and their value for patients with lung cancer.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Antibiotics for Chronic Wet or Productive Cough in Children

When does a child's cough become 'chronic,' and when does it warrant treatment with antibiotics?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Pulmonary Exacerbation Treatment Response in Cystic Fibrosis

This article looks at both the short- and long-term therapeutic success -- and failure -- of treatments for pulmonary exacerbation in cystic fibrosis.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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'Anti-vax' mother's regret over whooping cough 'nightmare' - BBC News

An Australian mother who passed the potentially fatal whooping cough infection to her newborn says she regrets refusing the vaccination.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Asthma 'over-diagnosed and trivialised' - BBC News

Too many children are being incorrectly diagnosed with asthma, with inhalers becoming almost "fashion accessories", two specialists say.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago