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2008-03-04 00:10:00

Researchers in North Carolina reported Monday that emergency room patients receive the equivalent of 1,005 chest x-rays, enough radiation to increase their risk of cancer. The researchers called on doctors to rethink whether or not such high doses of radiation are necessary for these patients, particular the younger ones.  The researcher team, led by Dr. James Winslow of Wake Forest University in North Carolina, analyzed medical records from 86 patients who visited a level-one trauma...

2006-01-27 12:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The increased cancer risk from annual CT scanning of patients with cystic fibrosis is currently modest, but will become more substantial as patients with the disease live longer, an international team of researchers reports. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the glands that produce sweat and mucus, with the most significant damage occurring in the lungs and digestive system. Mucus in cystic fibrosis patients becomes thick and accumulates in the...

2005-12-20 16:48:30

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Screening chest x-ray detects a substantial number of lung cancers at an early potentially curable stage, according to initial findings from the largest US study of the efficacy of screening for lung cancer in men and women. According to the initial chest x-rays of 77,465 people in the screening arm of the trial, 5,991 -- nearly 9 percent -- had results that were deemed "suspicious for lung cancer." Upon further testing, 126 individuals...

2004-11-28 03:00:14

Study objectives: This study examines long-term trends in incidence rates of hospitalized pulmonary sarcoidosis in a large cohort of Navy personnel, and evaluates the possible relationship of sarcoidosis with occupation. Design: Incidence rates of first hospitalizations were determined for black and white male Navy enlisted personnel on active duty from 1975 to 2001. Setting: Navy service includes a potential for exposure to a variety of substances, including nonskid coatings used on ship...

2004-11-28 03:00:13

Study objective: This study investigated the clinical features and disease course of sarcoidosis diagnosed in patients > 70 years of age. Methods: A retrospective analysis was made of cases treated at the University Hospital in Nantes, France, between 1986 and 2000. The diagnosis of sarcoidosis was confirmed histopathologically. Cases involving progressive cancer and active tuberculosis were excluded. Results: Thirty white patients with sarcoidosis diagnosed after age 70 years (mean,...

2004-11-26 03:00:10

A rare differential diagnosis for secondary hypertension is Carney's triad-extra-adrenal paraganglioma, gastric leiomyosarcoma, pulmonary chondroma.1 CASE HISTORY A man aged 46 with known refractory hypertension was referred for investigation after a year of occipital headaches on exertion and six months of increasing lethargy and fatigue. Associated symptoms included drenching night sweats, paraesthesiac in his fingers, cold peripheries, a decreasing libido, and weight loss of 7 kg over...

2004-11-26 03:00:09

Extrapulmonary involvement can occur in isolation or along with a pulmonary focus as in the case of patients with disseminated tuberculosis (TB). The recent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) pandemic has resulted in changing epidemiology and has once again brought extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) into focus. EPTB constitutes about IS to 20 per cent of all cases of tuberculosis in immunocompctent patients and accounts for more than 50 per cent...

2004-11-25 09:00:13

A 32-year-old woman is short of breath, but the clinical picture is unusual. It's about 8 p.m. in the hospital, and I'm admitting this person with what is supposedly just asthma. But she has had severe respiratory distress, and the chest X-ray is negative, and she's otherwise healthy and has never had asthma before. She's a little nervous, surrounded by her family, breathing OK now because she just got an inhaled treatment. And she's on birth control pills. While evaluating this patient...


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  • A spider.
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