Health

Case report finds 'popcorn lung' in patient using e-cigarettes

Researchers from White River Junction VA Hospital, in Junction, Vermont, will present a case report of acute inhalation lung injury related to the use of e-cigarettes and a flavored e-cigarette liquid containing diacetyl.

Pediatrics

AAP updates guidelines for bronchiolitis in infants

(HealthDay)—A new clinical practice guideline that offers physicians guidance for the diagnosis and management of infants with bronchiolitis was published online Oct. 27 in Pediatrics.

Health

Dusty legacy of 9/11 still a medical mystery

(AP) -- Like a lot of New Yorkers who spent time near the smoking ruins of the World Trade Center, Lorraine Ashman needs to take a deep breath before listing all the health problems that have afflicted her over the past ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers find new patterns in H1N1 deaths

Brazilian researchers have performed the first-ever autopsy study to examine the precise causes of death in victims of the H1N1 swine flu.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Amid the flu epidemic, don't forget RSV in young children

Influenza, particularly H1N1, has understandably captured the attention of public health officials, the media and the public. However, an analysis from Children's Hospital Boston, based on patients seen in its emergency department ...

Health

Household smoke increases severity of bronchiolitis in babies

A study by the University of Liverpool has found that babies admitted to hospital with bronchiolitis from a household where a parent smokes are twice as likely to need oxygen therapy and five times as likely to need mechanical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals clues to childhood respiratory virus

New Vanderbilt-led research published in the Feb. 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has identified the relatively unknown human metapneumovirus (MPV) as the second most common cause of severe bronchiolitis in ...

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Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is inflammation of the bronchioles, the smallest air passages of the lungs. It usually occurs in children less than two years of age and presents with coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. This inflammation is usually caused by viruses. Treatment is typically supportive but may involve the use of nebulized epinephrine or hypertonic saline.

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