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Three cases of Goodpasture's syndrome (pulmonary hemosiderosis and glomerulonephritis) are described. Each presented with unexplained hemoptysis and subsequently developed glomerulonephritis which caused uremia. These cases include the youngest and the oldest individuals yet reported with the condition. Steroid therapy was administered to one patient but… (More)
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome can be fatal if not recognized and treated immediately. An estimated 10% to 50% of hospitalized patients abuse alcohol, and they may develop withdrawal syndrome during hospitalization. However, nurses can successfully treat alcohol withdrawal syndrome, even in critically ill patients, with benzodiazepines, the treatment of choice.