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Clinical Case Studies

Hospital-acquired Pneumonia

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Infection

Richard Leach, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Case History
A 69-year-old man was admitted to hospital with acute abdominal pain and peritonitis. He had a history of indigestion but no previous cardiorespiratory illness.

Wegener's Granulomatosis and the Small Vessel Pulmonary Vasculitides,

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Vasculitis/Rare Diseases

Elizabeth Hadley, Consultant Respiratory and General Physician, Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals University NHS Trust, London, UK
Richard Leach, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Case History
41-year-old Asian salesman presented following an episode of haemoptysis in which he expectorated a teaspoonful of fresh blood. For several weeks he had been experiencing influenza-like symptoms with lethargy, low-grade fever, arthralgia, breathlessness on climbing stairs and weight loss.

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

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

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

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

Wegener's Granulomatosis and Small Vessel Pulmonary Vasculitides
Wegener's Granulomatosis and Small Vessel Pulmonary Vasculitides
Circumscribed right frontal lobe ring-enhancing lesion
Circumscribed right frontal lobe ring-enhancing lesion
Single large left posterior fossa lesion
Single large left posterior fossa lesion
CT head with contrast, shows oedema, enhancement of tuberculoma increased
 CT head with contrast, shows oedema, enhancement of tuberculoma increased
T2 (weighted) transverse MR image from a white male who presented with increasing confusion
T2 (weighted) transverse MR image from a white male who presented with increasing confusion
Metavir stage 1 (F1)
Metavir stage 1 (F1)
Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Cerebral tuberculoma with a paradoxical reaction in HIV
Cerebral tuberculoma with a paradoxical reaction in HIV
HIV infected adults (15 years and above) who are female in %
HIV infected adults (15 years and above) who are female in %
Lemierre's Disease
Lemierre's Disease

Online CME

Biological treatment for inflammatory arthritis

After completing this module, you should be able to: know what biological treatments are, be able to explain to patients how they work, know what conditions they are used for,...

Myasthenia gravis: a guide to diagnosis and treatment

After completing this module you should be able to: make a clinical diagnosis of myasthenia gravis, select appropriate diagnostic tests to confirm your diagnosis, and understand the principles of therapy...

Clinical Trials

GHSG-AFM13 An Open-label, Multicenter Phase II Trial With AFM13 in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

Wed 17 Dec 2014

The study is designed: - to demonstrate efficacy of AFM13 with an optimized treatment schedule - to decide whether AFM13 warrants further investigation in a phase III clinical ...

Azacytidine (Vidaza®) Versus Fludarabine and Cytarabine (Fluga Scheme) in Elderly Patients With Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (FLUGAZA)

Wed 10 Dec 2014

The hypothesis is that the replacement of the standard fludarabine and cytarabine based therapy by azacytidine could result in an improvement of RFS and OS rates in the experimental arm. To fulfill ...

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