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Clinical Case Studies

Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Sleep apnoea/hypopnoea & respiratory failure

Nicholas Hopkinson, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Christopher Kosky, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Case History
A 34-year-old male civil servant presented to the emergency department with a three-day history of malaise and tingling in his hands and feet. He described weakness such that he was unable to get out of the bath unaided.

Legionellosis

Infection: The Returning Traveller

Dermot Kennedy, Retired Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Gartnavel General Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK

Case History
A 60-year-old diabetic smoker was air evacuated to the UK one week after admission to a hospital in Cancun, Mexico. He was referred following six days of fever, non-productive cough, diarrhoea and increasing confusion.

Medical Videos

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

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Medical Journal Abstracts on Immunology

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

BackgroundThe 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 ...

International survey of knowledge of food-induced anaphylaxis

Fri 26 Sep 2014 -  Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

BackgroundStudies show that anaphylaxis is underrecognized and epinephrine adrenaline is underused by medical personnel as well as patients and their families This study assesses the ...

Medical Images

Lemierre's Disease
Lemierre's Disease
Cerebral cryptococcosis
Cerebral cryptococcosis
HIV-related seborrhoeic dermatitis
HIV-related seborrhoeic dermatitis
Pulmonary nodule
Pulmonary nodule
Sarcoma on gum
Sarcoma on gum
Wegener's Granulomatosis and Small Vessel Pulmonary Vasculitides
Wegener's Granulomatosis and Small Vessel Pulmonary Vasculitides
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
Hartford nomogram
Hartford nomogram
CNS IRIS after ARV initiation
CNS IRIS after ARV initiation
AIDS retinopathy
AIDS retinopathy

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...

In-Depth Discussion of Key Data on Immunotherapy for 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 risks and benefits of allergen immunotherapy...

Clinical Trials

Safety and Efficacy Study of a Biologic to Treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

15-10-2014

Study evaluating the safety and efficacy of a novel biologic in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus in male and female adults. Patients who qualify will be randomized to either active BMS-931699 or placebo for up to 24 weeks. Disease activity..

... and safety will be assessed over the course of the study through laboratory values, various rating scales accepted in systemic lupus erythematosus studies and patient self reporting.

Improving Cognitive Aptitudes With tDCS in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis (MScog-tDCS)

10-10-2014

Noninvasive brain stimulations (NIBS) will be used in MS patients with cognitive impairments to enhance their cognitive aptitudes.

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