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Gender and survival in cystic fibrosis
  • Kieran McIntyre
  • Medicine
  • Current opinion in pulmonary medicine
  • 1 November 2013
Purpose of review Survival for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) continues to improve. The proportion of CF patients over the age of 18 years is nearly 50%, and care providers will need to betterExpand
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An adult patient with new-onset dysphagia
The Case: A 70-year-old man came to the emergency department with a complaint of dysphagia of acute onset. He reported a similar episode a week earlier that had resolved without treatment. HisExpand
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Case report: Acute postoperative neurological impairment from fat embolism syndrome
PurposeTo describe a case of fat embolism syndrome (FES) following elective tendon contracture release in a patient with myotonic dystrophy, to highlight the importance of considering this entity inExpand
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Case Reports/Case Series Case report: Acute postoperative neurological impairment from fat embolism syndrome (Déficit neurologique postopératoire aigu dû à une embolie graisseuse)
Purpose: To describe a case of fat embolism syndrome (FES) following elective tendon contracture release in a patient with myotonic dystrophy, to highlight the importance of considering this entityExpand
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The challenges of quality improvement reports and the urgent need for more of them
Healthcare quality has received sustained attention since the release of To Err is Human by the US Institute of Medicine in late 1999.1 This report captured widespread interest with the oft-quotedExpand
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Choosing wisely: The Canadian Thoracic Society's list of six things that physicians and patients should question
ABSTRACT Choosing Wisely is a campaign that aims to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations regarding unnecessary tests and treatments, in order to improve quality of care and reduceExpand
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Incidental finding and management of intralobar sequestration of the lung in a 24-year-old man.
Pulmonary sequestration is described as a dysplastic mass of lung tissue that lacks communication with the tracheobronchial tree and receives systemic rather than pulmonary arterial blood supply. TwoExpand
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Using registry data to improve quality of care.
Patient registries provide clinicians, patients and families with the ability to track important health outcomes at a population, cystic fibrosis (CF) center, and patient level. International qualityExpand
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Omalizumab for asthma and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in adults with cystic fibrosis.
BACKGROUND In cystic fibrosis (CF), omalizumab has been used for difficult-to-treat asthma and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) but safety and efficacy data are limited for thisExpand
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Isolated Optic Perineuritis as the Presenting Sign of Sarcoidosis.
A 35-year-old healthy African-American woman presented with a 4-month history of gradual loss of vision in the right eye from an optic neuropathy. MRI of the orbits with gadolinium showed isolatedExpand
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