Reference Values of Pulmonary Function Tests for Rural Canadians
Chandima P Karunanayake, James A Dosman, Louise Hagel, Donna C Rennie, Joshua A Lawson, Punam Pahwa and Saskatchewan Rural Health Study Group
Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: June 22, 2015
Background: Pulmonary function tests are used routinely to evaluate patients with respiratory diseases and those who are at risk of developing respiratory diseases. Lung function prediction equations are generally developed for urban populations and whether these differ on rural population is not well studied. There is limited information on prediction equations for rural populations. Objective: The purpose of the present study was to derive prediction equations for commonly used pulmonary funct...
Spontaneous Bacterial Pleuritis from Respiratory Source and High Adenosine Deaminase Level
Alberto Garcia-Zamalloa, Mar Zabalo, Milagros Berruete and Elena Telleria
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 08, 2015
An obese 85 year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of extreme dyspnoea after one week with fever and cough. She had been previously diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, chronic renal failure with creatinine 2 mg/dl, glomerular fitrate 25 ml/min; and cirrhosis with moderate persistent ascites despite diuretic treatment and mild pleural effusion reaching a fit of the right hemithorax....
Unusual Case of Necrotizing Pneumonia
Rajapriya Manickam, Kabir Oladipo Olaniran and Raghu Loganathan
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 06, 2015
Coccidioidomycosis is caused by inhalation of Coccidoides spores which is endemic in south western parts of USA and an uncommon cause of pneumonia in non-endemic areas. We report a young Hispanic man who lives in New York presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis and severe pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis....