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Clinical Case Studies

Suspected Q Fever

Infection: Respiratory Tract Infections

Paul Robertson, Associate Specialist in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Monklands General Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire, Airdrie, UK

Case History
A 55-year-old farmer with a history of moderate mitral regurgitation attended his local medical receiving unit. He described an abrupt illness with four days of fever, headache, myalgia, vomiting and breathlessness that had begun two weeks after lambing season.

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Obstructive Lung Disease/Small Airways Disease

Kate Brignall, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Medway Maritime Hospital, Medway, Kent, UK

Case History
A 50-year-old woman presented with non-pleuritic chest pain, cough and haemoptysis. She had been unwell for several weeks with intermittent fever and increasing breathlessness.

Medical Videos

An Animation of The Main Roles of the Immune System
An Animation of The Main Roles of the Immune System
An Animation Demonstrating the Role of Natural Killer Cells
An Animation Demonstrating the Role of Natural Killer Cells

Recent Drug Updates

Medical Journal Abstracts on Immunology

Improved Management of Acute Asthma among Pregnant Women Presenting to the Emergency Department

Thu 30 Oct 2014 -  CHEST Journal

Background: A multicenter study in the late 1990s demonstrated suboptimal emergency asthma care for pregnant women in US emergency departments (EDs). After a decade, follow-up data are lacking. ...

Prediction of Airway Inflammation in Patients with Asymptomatic Asthma by Using Lung Sound Analysis

Sat 04 Oct 2014 -  The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice

Background: The intensity and frequency of sounds in a lung sound analysis (LSA) may be related to airway constriction; however, whether any factors of an LSA can predict airway eosinophilic ...

Medical Images

Nevirapine hypersensitivity
Nevirapine hypersensitivity
Longitudinal melanonychia
Longitudinal melanonychia
Characteristic waxy, dome-shaped, umbilicated flesh-coloured papules caused by the DNA pox virus
Characteristic waxy, dome-shaped, umbilicated flesh-coloured papules caused by the DNA pox virus
Renal stone shown in CT scan
Renal stone shown in CT scan
Ziehl-Neelsen stain
 Ziehl-Neelsen stain
Macular rash
Macular rash
Serial chest X-rays
Serial chest X-rays
Molluscum contagiosum caused by the DNA pox virus
Molluscum contagiosum caused by the DNA pox virus
MRIs performed in a 37-year-old HIV+ patient
 MRIs performed in a 37-year-old HIV+ patient
Herpes zoster virus
Herpes zoster virus

Clinical Guidelines

Newly diagnosed and relapsed follicular lymphoma: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Jun 2014

The ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) are intended to provide the user with a set of..

... recommendations for the best standards of cancer care, based on the findings of evidence-based medicine. Each Clinical Practice Guideline includes information about: the incidence of the malignancy, diagnostic criteria, staging of disease and risk assessment, treatment plans, response evaluation and follow-up.

The Management of Women with Red Cell Antibodies during Pregnancy

May 2014

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance on the management of pregnant women with red..

... cell antibodies predating the pregnancy or those developing antibodies during pregnancy. The guideline also includes the management of fetal anaemia caused by red cell antibodies, as well as the early management of the neonate at risk of anaemia and/or hyperbilirubinaemia. It does not address the management of the pregnant woman with anti-platelet antibodies or other autoimmune or alloimmune antibodies.

Online CME

HIV infection: diagnostic picture tests

After completing this module you should know the common causes of mucocutaneous lesions in patients with HIV infection. You should know how to recognise such lesions and, where appropriate, how...

Implementing Best Practices in the Management of Allergic Diseases

This activity is intended for allergists and other physicians with an interest in allergic diseases. The goal of this activity is to discuss the management of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and other...

Acne: managing patients in primary care

This module should help you to: identify different types of acne, explain the condition to patients, choose the best treatment, know when to refer patients to a specialist and coordinate...

Clinical Trials

24 Hrs Histamine Profile in Healthy Persons and Patients With Food Intolerance

13-11-2014

Over 24 hrs we collect serum and plasma samples every 3 hrs. With this we create a day histamine profile. We compare 15 healthy persons with 20 patients with a high level of IgE in serum and 20 patients with afflictions but no high IgE level. We measure..

... histamine in plasma, urine and stool. In addition to that we measure diaminoxidase, TNF alpha and IgE Antibodies.

Treatment With MSC in HIV-infected Patients With Controlled Viremia and Immunological Discordant Response

10-11-2014

Clinical trial phase I/II, of test of concept, blind double, and controlled with placebo, randomized 2:1 (Treatment: placebo), in which a total of 15 patients will be included

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