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Original Article  |   Volume 4, Issue 2

Impact of Adopting 2014 Guidance for Palivizumab Prophylaxis for Children Previously Considered at High Risk for Severe Respiratory Syncytial Virus Disease

Rachel D Quick, Kathryn Merkel, Don K Murphey, Marisol Fernandez and Sarmistha B Hauger
Abstract

This is a report of pediatric patients hospitalized with Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV) during the season prior to, and 2 seasons following the 2014 palivizumab prophylaxis guidance release. The primary aim was to determine the effect of the 2014 guidance on children no longer considered eligible for prophylaxis.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3516/1410072

Case Report  |   Volume 4, Issue 2

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: What Do We Know about Pulmonary Injury? A Compilation of Evidence

Francisco X Leon-Roman Ismael Carrillo-Martin, Gema Fernandez-Plana and Salvador Diaz-Lobato
Abstract

Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a lethal vector-borne viral infection produced by a Nairo virus, a genus of the Bunyan viridae family. Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever Virus (CCHFV) is a single-stranded RNA virus with three segments (large, medium, and small), two envelope proteins (Gn and Gc) and an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3516/1410071

Case Report  |   Volume 4, Issue 2

The Hepatic Hydrothorax

Aujayeb A and Miller J
Abstract

A 74-year-old with burnt out autoimmune hepatitis, portal hypertension with thrombocytopenia, oesophageal varices and previous hepatic encephalopathy has presented with a recurrence of a left sided pleural effusion. She was very breathless at rest and therapeutic aspiration of 1.1 litres of straw coloured fluid has good symptomatic benefit.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3516/1410070

Clinical Image  |   Volume 4, Issue 2

Pleural Lipoma

Pankaj Mathur, Vinod Namana, Sushilkumar S Gupta, Barbara Berger and Elliott Bondi
Abstract

A 31-year-old male presented with complaints of a mild non-productive cough for 2 months. He had no history of smoking, fever, chills, rigors, weight loss, dyspnea, chest pain and hemoptysis. There was no history of exposure to occupational hazards or medications use. He was hemodynamically stable and had no significant findings on physical examination.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3516/1410069