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In keeping with the recent post on pneumonia, here is a case challenge of a patient with a pulmonary process: 66 year old with a history of Parkinsonism, ongoing tobacco dependence developed head congestion, fevers and cough reports to the Emergency Department: History: -3 weeks ago, symptoms began with cough and fevers -2 weeks ago, … Continue reading Case Presentation: 66 year old with persistent cough after 3 weeks ago
By Christopher M. CIRINO, DO MPH Your Health Forum Sir William Osler, one of the founders of modern medicine, used to refer to pneumonia as "the Captain of the men of death" and "friend to the aged", relating to the often acute precipitation of death, "protecting them from the colds of degradation". Pneumonia is not … Continue reading Protecting Yourself From Pneumonia
The heart is the center of our circulatory system and its function affects the state of health of the rest of the body. When the movements in the atria (top chambers) becomes erratic, as in atrial fibrillation, the blood is not propelled efficiently, resulting in decreased output and a 5-fold risk of stroke. Atrial fibrillation … Continue reading Atrial Fibrillation: When can it be the Tip of an Iceberg?
The brain and body are completely tied into each other by our nervous system. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-exoskeleton/paralyzed-man-walks-again-with-brain-controlled-exoskeleton-idUSKBN1WI2HQ?utm_source=applenews The exoskeleton is controlled by brain signals generated by implanted epidural sensor. The brain can still be employed to direct an external system, even though the links may have been severed by an injury, infection or metabolic disease condition. Future … Continue reading Neuroscience recent discoveries: tetraplegic man learns to walk with robotic exoskeleton
Let's say you want to keep vibrant and stay vigorous. You really can prevent or slow the changes of aging on your brain. Think about where there is room to improve regarding your health and behaviors. Don't set it off until later - that time will never come. Start now and use this checklist to … Continue reading Patient Information: Protecting Your Brain!
Answer: Prostatic abscess (left lobe) secondary to Staphylococcus aureus Question 1: The CT scan demonstrates evidence of swelling of the left lobe of the prostate with what appears to be an early ring-enhancing focus, probable abscess. Question 2: 6/6 blood cultures positive. The Gram stain is consistent with Gram positive cocci in clusters. This is … Continue reading Answer to Case Report: 55 year old with fever and pelvic pain
Your Health Forum has added three new section topics over the last month: ID Case Report Challenge, which features challenging infectious diseases cases, photos and physical findings. Whether you are a medical student, resident or attending or just someone interested in learning more about infectious diseases, you are welcome to check out these reports. The … Continue reading Your Health Forum: Page Updates
Health alert for vaping E-cigarettes: What originally seemed like an attractive nicotine delivery system or even a cigarette replacement and cessation strategy, e-cigarettes have recently gained a lot of negative press regarding major lung injuries and even death. A multi-state outbreak of lung injury has been identified in association with e-cigarette products (including devices, liquids, … Continue reading The Harms of Vaping