International Journal of

Respiratory and Pulmonary MedicineISSN: 2378-3516

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3516/1410080

Respiratory Disorders in Aluminum Extrusion Workers

Ammar Awad Elshiekh Elmajzoup, Abdel Rouf Ahmed Abbas Elbadawi and Faiz Abel Wahab Mohammed

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 14, 2018

The present study determined the prevalence of work-induced respiratory symptoms among Sudanese extrusion workers in an aluminum (Al) extrusion plant where the health effects of exposure duration, S-Al, and U-Al concentrations were evaluated. A total of 109 workers were enrolled in our study. Ambient Al fumes was estimated using a flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer (Varian, Spectr AA-250)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3516/1410079

Fibrosing Mediastinitis: A Review of Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management

Abraham O Kuranga, Andrea M Eubank and Mark R Bowling

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 14, 2018

Fibrosing Mediastinitis (FM) is a rare but increasingly recognized complication that has been mainly associated with chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis, granulomatous diseases, infections and autoimmune processes. Symptoms vary depending on compromised structures, mainly structures within the mediastinum. This review will focus on the etiology, clinical presentation and management of fibrosing mediastinitis based on multiple case series published to date....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3516/1410078

Different Perspective in Managing Airway Obstruction Secondary to Giant Tracheal Pyogenic Granuloma

YT Liew, KN Lorna Ting, AB Zulkiflee and N Prepageran

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 26, 2018

Pyogenic granuloma, or lobular capillary haemangioma is common in skin and mucosal surface such as oral cavity. It hardly occurs in tracheal mucosal, and even more rare to cause life threatening tracheal obstruction. Surgical excision is the mainstay of treatment with multidisciplinary support....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3516/1410077

A Review of the Benefits, Challenges and the Future for Interfaces for Long Term Non-Invasive Ventilation in Children

Nicki Barker, Matt Willox and Heather Elphick

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 23, 2018

Long Term Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) is increasingly common and is benefitting children with a wider range of conditions. It improves quality of life and life expectancy and reduces hospital admissions and length of stay. Children are at risk however of adverse effects caused by NIV interfaces such as skin injury, facial flattening and eye problems....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3516/1410076

Case Report of Lipoid Pneumonia: An Unusual Etiology of a Lung Cavity

Sravanthi Nandavaram and Dragos Manta

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 17, 2018

Lipoid pneumonia is an uncommon non-infectious condition that results from the accumulation of lipids of animal, vegetable or mineral origin, in the lungs. Most often it is a result of aspiration from altered swallowing or cough mechanism. Children with palatal abnormalities debilitated older adults or adults with neurological or gastrointestinal disorders are commonly affected....

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