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Respiratory Disorders in Aluminum Extrusion Workers

Ammar Awad Elshiekh Elmajzoup, Abdel Rouf Ahmed Abbas Elbadawi and Faiz Abel Wahab Mohammed
Int J Respir Pulm Med Volume 5, Issue 1

Abstract: The present study determined the prevalence of work-induced respiratory symptoms among Sudanese extrusion workers in an aluminum (Al) extrusion plant where the health effects of exposure duration, S-Al, and U-Al concentrations were evaluated. A total of 109 workers were enrolled in our study. Ambient Al fumes was estimated using a flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer (Varian, Spectr AA-250).

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Review Article Open Access

Fibrosing Mediastinitis: A Review of Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management

Abraham O Kuranga, Andrea M Eubank and Mark R Bowling
Int J Respir Pulm Med Volume 5, Issue 1

Abstract: Fibrosing Mediastinitis (FM) is a rare but increasingly recognized complication that has been mainly associated with chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis, granulomatous diseases, infections and autoimmune processes. Symptoms vary depending on compromised structures, mainly structures within the mediastinum. This review will focus on the etiology, clinical presentation and management of fibrosing mediastinitis based on multiple case series published to date.

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Case Report Open Access

Different Perspective in Managing Airway Obstruction Secondary to Giant Tracheal Pyogenic Granuloma

YT Liew, KN Lorna Ting, AB Zulkiflee and N Prepageran
Int J Respir Pulm Med Volume 5, Issue 1

Abstract: Pyogenic granuloma, or lobular capillary haemangioma is common in skin and mucosal surface such as oral cavity. It hardly occurs in tracheal mucosal, and even more rare to cause life threatening tracheal obstruction. Surgical excision is the mainstay of treatment with multidisciplinary support.

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Review Article Open Access

A Review of the Benefits, Challenges and the Future for Interfaces for Long Term Non-Invasive Ventilation in Children

Nicki Barker, Matt Willox and Heather Elphick
Int J Respir Pulm Med Volume 5, Issue 1

Abstract: Long Term Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) is increasingly common and is benefitting children with a wider range of conditions. It improves quality of life and life expectancy and reduces hospital admissions and length of stay. Children are at risk however of adverse effects caused by NIV interfaces such as skin injury, facial flattening and eye problems.

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Case Report Open Access

Case Report of Lipoid Pneumonia: An Unusual Etiology of a Lung Cavity

Sravanthi Nandavaram and Dragos Manta
Int J Respir Pulm Med Volume 5, Issue 1

Abstract: Lipoid pneumonia is an uncommon non-infectious condition that results from the accumulation of lipids of animal, vegetable or mineral origin, in the lungs. Most often it is a result of aspiration from altered swallowing or cough mechanism. Children with palatal abnormalities debilitated older adults or adults with neurological or gastrointestinal disorders are commonly affected.

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