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Azithromycin for Acute Exacerbations of Asthma : The AZALEA Randomized Clinical Trial.
Importance: Guidelines recommend against antibiotic use to treat asthma attacks. A study with telithromycin reported benefit, but adverse reactions limit its use.Objective: To determine whether azithromycin added to standard ...
P15 A pilot study of a dedicated ballooned intercostal drain
Introduction Intercostal tube drainage of pleural air or fluid is an essential tool in the management of respiratory patients. A common complication of drain insertion is accidental removal of the drain, usually as a result ...
Breathlessness in an ex-miner: an unusual consideration.
The article presents a case study of a 73-year-old retired miner, with 36 years at the coal face, who was presented with a 5-year history of exertional dyspnoea on climbing steep inclines. His medical history was limited ...
Idiopathic Pulmonary Vein Thrombus Extending into Left Atrium: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Pulmonary vein thrombosis (PVT) is rather an uncommon condition which presents nonspecifically and is usually associated with lung malignancy and major pulmonary surgery. Rarely could no cause be found. It causes increased ...
Optimising prescription and titration of oxygen for adult inpatients using novel silicone wristbands: results of a pilot project at three centres
Oxygen is the most commonly used drug in the acute hospital setting. Oxygen can be lifesaving but there is increasing evidence that it can cause harm if it is not given correctly. Prescription of oxygen, according to target ...