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TB test offers patients quicker and easier diagnosis
...t the patient might have TB and they are unable to cough
up a sputum sample. The new research, which was ...with the early stages of TB, and who are unable to cough
sputum samples. By doing all the tests in one day, we can start treatment sooner and get patients ho...
Sling surgery is more effective than Burch for bladder control in women
...sical activities, no leakage during a valsalva and cough
stress-test, and no re-treatment for the problem. Overall success required that women meet SUI-specific treatment goals, have a negative pad test and have no leakage episodes recorded on a three-day voiding diary. This higher bar may account for...
Atypical pathogen treatment vital in hospitalized CAP patients
...llowing factors: improved clinical signs (improved cough
and shortness of breath), lack of fever for at least eight hours, a decrease by at least 10 percent from the previous day in the number of leukocytes (white blood cells), and the ability to take oral nourishment. The authors point out that estimate...
Full-term, low-birth-weight babies at significantly greater risk for early respiratory symptoms
...sociated with a reduced birth weight." By age 2, cough
was the most frequently reported symptom among the... least one wheezing episode; 51.7 percent reported cough
at night; and 37.3 percent a lower respiratory infection at a specific point in time. "Overall, 70...
Smoking ban dramatically reduces air pollution in Irish pubs
...employees demonstrated significant improvements in cough
and phlegm production. Moreover, sensory irritant symptoms improved in all subgroups after the ban, although the smoking workers benefited less. In an editorial on the research in the same issue of the journal, Fiona Godfrey, B.A., L.L.M. (Master o...
New reflux guidelines released
...t also may complain of chest pain, asthma, chronic cough
and chronic laryngitis." This confusing list of symptoms, coupled with the fact that many of these patients do not have visible esophageal erosions, makes diagnosis and treatment of GERD a challenge. Furthermore, non-gastrointestinal entities, such a...
The plague as a weapon?
...dden onset, high fever, pleuritic chest pain and a cough
containing bloody sputum. It is now possible to harness the ability of the plague to spread by respiratory droplets, and make aerosol-based weapons capable of causing widespread pneumonic plague outbreak. This and many other factors could combine...
Family members most often source of whooping cough in young infants
CHAPEL HILL -- Infants with whooping cough
were most likely infected by the people they live ...ghs or sneezes. It may start as a mild cold or dry cough
that persists and eventually worsens. The infected person may look and feel healthy between episodes...
Slow-release morphine reduces level of intractable cough
...tients with long-term, treatment-resistant chronic cough
reduce their daily cough
score levels by 40 percent. The research results appear in the second issue for February 2007 of t...
Cough and phlegm cause fourfold increase in COPD incidence
...ith normal lung function who later develop chronic cough
and phlegm have a fourfold higher risk of developi... 19 associates showed that the presence of chronic cough
and phlegm among study participants was an independent and statistically significant predictor of CO...
CHPA statement regarding 'Monitoring the Future' findings on cough medicine abuse
...s likely to use drugs. "Consumers have relied on cough
medicines that contain dextromethorphan for over 50 years, and, as the makers of over-the-counter cough
medicines, we take our responsibility toward public health seriously. We believe strongly in the po...
Newsbriefs from the journal Chest, December 2006
...TH CHRONIC COUGH Patients who suffer from chronic cough
may be at increased risk for depression, shows a n...ter in New York followed 100 patients with chronic cough
for 3 months. Patients completed the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) scale and...
Increasing numbers of California teens abuse over-the-counter cold medicine
...xtromethorphan has been used safely for years as a cough
suppressant and is available in many over-the-counter (OTC) cough
and cold preparations," the authors write as background information in the article. But when taken ...
RAND study finds vaccination of nursing home staff, residents, key to reducing flu outbreak
...spiratory symptom such as sore throat, runny nose, cough
or nasal congestion. The survey focused on influenza-like illness clusters during the October 2004 to May 2005 influenza season, which was distinguished by the fact that the most common strain of the virus was not covered by the vaccine given that s...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...ts. Patients without COPD had a lower incidence of cough
and dyspnea, than did patients with COPD. Research... at 24 months, and 75 percent of children reported cough
at 36 months. Sleep Apnea and Snoring Disorder Differ in Children (Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 1...
New studies in the journal Sleep focus on helping children, women sleep better
...ny medicine that has a stimulant at bedtime (e.g., cough
medicines and decongestants). Experts recommend that infants (three to 11 months) get 14 to 15 hours of sleep per night, while toddlers get 12 to 14 hours, pre-schoolers 11 to 13 hours and school-age children 10 to 11 hours. A child who gets ...
Mayo Clinic finds effective test to determine treatment for chronic cough
...ically change what we do for patients with chronic cough
and also the guidelines for diagnosis and treatmen... according to the Mayo Clinic researchers. Chronic cough
is variably defined as three to eight weeks of prolonged cough. Most patients see a physician becaus...
Newsbriefs from the journal Chest, August 2006
...mmatory cell counting, may be due to the trauma of cough
itself and not to an underlying cause of cough. Re...hat, because airway inflammation caused by chronic cough
may be similar to that seen in other respiratory conditions, clinicians must be cautious when attrib...
Whooping cough 'endemic' among UK school children
...om who visit their family doctor with a persistent cough
have evidence of whooping cough
infection, even though they have been fully immunised, finds a study published on bmj.com today. T...
Reduced antibiotic prescribing is associated with increased hospital admissions
...en antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchitis and cough
with hospital admissions for respiratory infections in the USA. "An unintended consequence of a strategy to decrease antibiotic resistance appears to be a practice that limits the use of antibiotics in cases where such drugs would be beneficial," sai...
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