M F Shuttari

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The prevalence of asthma is increasing in the United States, with an estimated 9 to 12 million persons affected. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. Anti-inflammatory drugs constitute the mainstay of pharmacologic treatment. An especially important factor is patient education that encourages careful self-monitoring by using a peak flow(More)
A chronic persistent cough is one that lasts longer than eight weeks in a patient without known chronic pulmonary disease. These patients may experience prolonged frustration, guilt and self-imposed social isolation, besides risking the medical and surgical complications of recurrent coughing episodes, if the cause of their cough is not quickly established(More)
Complete opacification on chest radiographs may be due to collapse of the lung, consolidation, massive pleural effusion, empyema, hemothorax, chylothorax, fibrothorax, and other causes. We report a case of complete opacification of the hemithorax produced by large cell lymphoma, a previously unreported cause of this finding. Diagnosis was complicated by the(More)
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