Severe Acute Respiratory Infection with Influenza A (H1N1) During Pregnancy (Scientific Letters) (Report)

Severe Acute Respiratory Infection with Influenza A (H1N1) During Pregnancy (Scientific Letters) (Report)

To the Editor: Pregnant women are at high risk of severe acute respiratory infection if infected with the influenza A (H1N1) virus. On 14 August 2009 the first complicated H1N1 obstetric patient was admitted to the obstetric critical care unit (OCCU) at Tygerberg Hospital with respiratory distress. The clinical picture was that of bronchopneumonia, and […]

A Study of Eosinophil Count in Nasal and Blood Smear in Allergic Respiratory Diseases in a Rural Setup (Original Work) (Report)

A Study of Eosinophil Count in Nasal and Blood Smear in Allergic Respiratory Diseases in a Rural Setup (Original Work) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and asthma are two very common allergic diseases of the respiratory tract (1). The two have much in common as to age at onset, seasonal manifestations, and causation. Hay fever involves the mucosa, or lining of the upper respiratory tract only, whereas asthma is confined to the bronchial tubes of […]

Resistance Patterns of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Isolated from HIV and Non-Hiv Patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Infections (Original Work) (Report)

Resistance Patterns of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Isolated from HIV and Non-Hiv Patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Infections (Original Work) (Report)

INTRODUCTION A natural consequence of infectious agent is the antimicrobial resistance which occurs by adaptation of antimicrobials due to exposure in medicine used in farms and households (1-4).The effectiveness of the existing antimicrobials have declined which become difficult and expensive to treat the infection. (5-6). Pseudomonas aeruginosa have emerged as an opportunistic multidrug resistant pathogens […]

Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Perspectives In Medical Virology: Volume 14

Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Perspectives In Medical Virology: Volume 14

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was first identified half a century ago in 1956. Following its discovery, the virus soon became recognised as a major viral pathogen causing extensive outbreaks of respiratory tract infections in both the very young and in vulnerable adults. It is an unusual virus in that it can cause repeated reinfections throughout […]

Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Respiratory System

Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Respiratory System

Respiratory System, 2nd Edition provides a concise and highly visual approach to the basic sciences and clinical pathology of this body system. This volume in The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations (the CIBA “Green Books”) has been expanded and revised by Dr. David Kaminsky to cover important topics like pulmonary hypertension, COPD, asthma, drug-resistant TB, […]

First Do No Harm: Addressing Respiratory Morbidity in the Newborn and Child Following Elective Caesarean Section Before 39 Weeks' Gestation (Scientific Letters) (Clinical Report)

First Do No Harm: Addressing Respiratory Morbidity in the Newborn and Child Following Elective Caesarean Section Before 39 Weeks’ Gestation (Scientific Letters) (Clinical Report)

To the Editor: Globally, caesarean section (CS) rates are increasing and vary between 18% and 31%, (1,2) but between 65% and 82% in some countries with private health care. (3,4) A CS performed for the right indication is in the best interest of the mother and/or baby. However, the indications for an elective CS at […]