Category Archives: SPOTLIGHT

4 types of Nebulizations for Sinusitis

Nebulizations are a great home treatment for sinusitis, whether acute or chronic, dry or with secretion, as it helps to humidify the airways and fluidify secretions, clearing the airways, thus facilitating breathing. It should be done 2 to 3 times a day for approximately 15 to 20 minutes and preferably in the morning or before… Read More »

Symptoms of respiratory infection

The main symptoms of pulmonary infection are dry or phlegm cough, shortness of breath, rapid and superficial breathing, and high fever lasting more than 48 hours, only with the use of antipyretic medications.  Lung infection or respiratory infection occurs when microorganisms enter the body through the respiratory tract and remain in the lung, giving rise… Read More »

Know what the color of phlegm means

When the phlegm has some color or is very thick it can be a sign of allergy, sinusitis, pneumonia, some other infection in the respiratory tract or even cancer. Therefore, when the phlegm is not a transparent and almost liquid secretion, it may be important to consult a pulmonologist to start treatment as quickly as… Read More »

Little White Balls in the Throat! Tonsilolites

The tonsilloliths are calcifications that form in the crypts of the tonsil formed by calcium salts or in combination with other minerals and are usually of small size. Some tonsilloliths give the sensation of a foreign object in the throat. They can be a nuisance, but they are not, in general, dangerous. They are one of the causes of halitosis,… Read More »

Unusual skin cancer linked to chronic allergy from metal orthopedic implant

Metal alloys help make orthopedic implants stronger and more durable. But people with sensitivity to these metals, which include nickel, cobalt and chromium, can develop chronic inflammation that promotes the development of skin cancers, report researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis…

More appropriate use of cardiac stress testing with imaging could reduce health costs, improve patient outcomes

In what is believed to be the first comprehensive examination of trends in cardiac stress testing utilizing imaging, researchers also showed that there are no significant racial or ethnic health disparities in its use. They also made national estimates of the cost of unnecessary cardiac stress testing with imaging and the health burden of this testing, in terms of cancer risk due to radiation exposure. Cardiac stress testing, particularly with imaging, has been the focus of debate about rising health care costs, inappropriate use, and patient safety in the context of radiation exposure…

RNA molecules found in urine, tissue that detect prostate cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American men (behind skin cancer), and the second-leading cause of cancer death in men (after lung cancer). In 2014, more than 230,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed…