Respiratory Disorders in Aluminum Extrusion Workers
Ammar Awad Elshiekh Elmajzoup, Abdel Rouf Ahmed Abbas Elbadawi and Faiz Abel Wahab Mohammed
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 14, 2018
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)....
Fibrosing Mediastinitis: A Review of Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management
Abraham O Kuranga, Andrea M Eubank and Mark R Bowling
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 14, 2018
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....
Case Report of Lipoid Pneumonia: An Unusual Etiology of a Lung Cavity
Sravanthi Nandavaram and Dragos Manta
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 17, 2018
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....