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From:Journal of Respiratory Diseases (Vol. 29, Issue 8) Peer-ReviewedABSTRACT: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have pulmonary manifestations, such as interstitial lung disease. The most common cause of upper airway obstruction is cricoarytenoid arthritis. Patients often...
From:Journal of Respiratory Diseases (Vol. 29, Issue 8) Peer-ReviewedWe describe a case of sulfasalazine-induced pneumonitis in a complex medical patient. This case illustrates the potential for drug-induced pulmonary disease and the vigilance needed in evaluating patients with subacute...
From:Journal of Respiratory Diseases (Vol. 29, Issue 8) Peer-ReviewedI have seen conflicting recommendations concerning the use of throat cultures and empirical antibiotic therapy in patients with pharyngitis. When do you consider throat cultures to be indicated? Are your recommendations...
From:Journal of Respiratory Diseases (Vol. 29, Issue 8) Peer-ReviewedA 35-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) with vague abdominal complaints. The patient had a complex medical history that included diverticulosis and relapsing polychondritis. Initially, her...
From:Journal of Respiratory Diseases (Vol. 29, Issue 8) Peer-ReviewedABSTRACT: The most common causes of chylothorax are neoplasm--particularly lymphoma--and trauma. The usual presenting symptom is dyspnea resulting from the accumulation of pleural fluid. The diagnosis of chylothorax is...
From:Journal of Respiratory Diseases (Vol. 29, Issue 8) Peer-ReviewedA 63-year-old man presented with dyspnea of 1 week's duration. The dyspnea was of subacute onset; it progressively increased in severity, worsened on exertion, and did not vary with change in position. The patient...
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