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Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma

...sthma is the most common cause of exercise-induced shortness of breath in children and adolescents. While a dia...ion that other unrelated conditions also can cause shortness of breath during exercise. In cases where the asthma diagnosis is questionable, the UI experts recom...

Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma

...children coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath should inform their doctor or healthcar...a whistling sound audible when your child exhales; shortness of breath or rapid breathing, which may or may not be associated with exercise; and chest tightness....

Mayo Clinic study sets threshold for valve repair surgery

...may include fatigue, exhaustion, light-headedness, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. Mitral regurgitation of moderate degree or more is frequent, particularly in the aging population. It is estimated that 2 to 2.7 million Americans are afflicted by this condition and that this number will rise to 3.8...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)

.... Lower respiratory problems, including cough and shortness of breath, typically begin 2 to 7 days after symptoms onset. The average time from exposure to symptom onset is approximately one week. Infection from patients to healthcare workers in the hospital has been a "prominent and worrisome feature of SAR...

Clot-busting drugs may help detect potentially deadly leg clots

...h symptoms such as swollen legs with tender spots, shortness of breath or passing out, they may get a simple blood test called the latex d-dimer, says Dr. Robinson. The d-dimer test is a screening test that checks the blood for evidence that the body is trying to break down a clot. The body forms blood clots,...

'Broken heart' syndrome: Real, potentially deadly but recovery quick

... attack, including chest pain, fluid in the lungs, shortness of breath and heart failure. Upon closer examination, though, the researchers determined that cases of stress cardiomyopathy were clinically very different from a typical heart attack. "After observing several cases of 'broken heart' syndrome at ...

Marijuana associated with same respiratory symptoms as tobacco

...nchitis, coughing on most days, phlegm production, shortness of breath, and wheezing, according to a Yale study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. In addition, marijuana smoking may increase risk of respiratory exposure by infectious organisms, such as fungi and molds, since cannabis plants...

Mayo Clinic discovery on nature of rheumatoid arthritis lung disease may offer patients therapy

...t pain, stiffness, inflammation, persistent cough, shortness of breath and fever. RA affects an estimated 1 percent of the U.S. population, about 2.1 million Americans, according to the Arthritis Foundation, http://www.arthritis.org . Of these, nearly one-half may have some abnormal lung function. Up to one-f...

Landmark survey reveals asthma in children remains significantly out of control in the United States

...or no chronic asthma symptoms (coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness) during the day or nigh...sagreed that the child experienced coughing (46%), shortness of breath (44%), wheezing (40%) and breathing problems (37%). "It is concerning to see so many p...

CT helps find cause of puzzling cough in WTC rescue workers

...to be benign, air trapping is symptomatic causing shortness of breath, dry cough or wheezing and is treated as a variant of asthma, with inhaled steroids and bronchodilators. "We remain attentive to the possibility of other adverse health effects that still may occur," said co-author Rafael de la Hoz,...

No increase in deaths for heart failure patients with pulmonary artery catheter

... the hallmark symptoms of heart failure, which are shortness of breath and fluid buildup in the lungs, ankles, and legs. The PAC, which is used in 3 to 5 percent of heart failure hospitalizations, is used not only to diagnose the specific part of the heart that is not functioning or pumping properly but...

Percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair shows favorable preliminary results

...ation (MR) is a debilitating condition that causes shortness of breath, fatigue and palpitations. In the Unite...and be experiencing symptoms (fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath); or, lacking these symptoms, they must have a weakened left ventricle (heart muscle). ...

Sinusitis, bronchitis account for more than 30 million missed workdays each year

...a cold. Bronchitis symptoms to be aware of include shortness of breath, chest pain and chronic cough accompanie...oughing up phlegm with chest pain (60 percent) and shortness of breath (37 percent). Bronchitis may accompany or follow influenza. The random survey of 606 sinus...

Respiratory therapists twice as likely to have asthma than other therapists

...ion had an increased risk of waking by cough or by shortness of breath. Working more than 35 hours per week also was associated with the prevalence of wheeze and waking by cough. Although the majority of respiratory therapists worked at night or on rotating shifts, there was no association of respirator...

Studies show ACTOS(R) (pioglitazone HCl) has positive effects on various components of dyslipidemia

...experience rapid weight gain, edema (swelling), or shortness of breath while taking ACTOS. If you have moderate to severe heart failure, ACTOS is not recommended. Also, your doctor should perform a blood test to check for serious liver problems or active liver disease before you start ACTOS and regularly there...

A better death: Hospitals need systematic process to heed patient' concerns

...reas for improvement as better control of pain and shortness of breath, better access to physicians and medical information, more help with daily living activities, improving the patient's environment and shorter waits for nursing care, diagnosis and treatment. Asked after their concerns were relayed to the se...

Dad's death helps national expert evaluate end-of-life care

...ymptoms that cannot otherwise be relieved, such as shortness of breath or agitation. Joseph Quill, who had asked his doctors to make him as comfortable as possible, was given a sedative to ease his suffering. Early on in his illness, his father received excellent symptom management at the same time he was giv...

Combination therapy w/ ACTOS (pioglitazone HCI) shown to improve components of diabetic dyslipidemia

...experience rapid weight gain, edema (swelling), or shortness of breath while taking ACTOS. If you have moderate to severe heart failure, ACTOS is not recommended. Also, your doctor should perform a blood test to check for serious liver problems or active liver disease before you start ACTOS and regularly there...

Short course of Tibetan yoga improved sleep in cancer patients

...fore benefits are seen," says Cohen. "Although the shortness of this study was a limitation, it is remarkable that after seven weekly classes we were able to see significant improvements in overall sleep quality across a three month follow-up time frame." Cohen and his colleagues, who include investigators fro...

News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2004

...e or more respiratory complaints, including cough, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and wheezing, and that early exposure to the WTC collapse significantly influenced the prevalence of cough. No statistical significance was found between respiratory symptoms and duration of exposure or smoking status. R...

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