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Exogenous Lipid Pneumonia Related to Smoking Weed Oil Following Cadaveric Renal Transplantation

A 30-year-old female presented shortly after cadaveric renal transplantation with respiratory distress typical of a bacterial infection. Following initial improvement, she developed progressive respiratory failure, initially felt to be secondary to cytomegalovirus infection. Two bronchoalveolar lavages were nondiagnostic, and an open lung biopsy was performed, which revealed a...

Internet-Based Asthma Education -- A Novel Approach to Compliance: A case Report

compliance: A case report Cindy O'Hara RN OHN CAE Dilini Vethanayagam Carina Majaesic Irvin Mayers Asthma costs Canadians over $1.2 billion per annum and, despite advances, many asthmatic patients still have

Severe Asthma Associated with Myasthenia Gravis

Can Respir J Severe asthma associated with myasthenia gravis Natasha Satkunam MSc Zaeem A Siddiqi Dilini Vethanayagam FRCPC n satkunam, Z a siddiqi, D Vethanayagam. severe asthma associated with ... Correspondence: Dr Dilini Vethanayagam, Room 3-105C, Clincal Sciences Building, University of Alberta, 11350-83 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2J2. Telephone 780-492-5879, fax 780-492-4483, e-mail Satkunam et al

Exogenous Lipid Pneumonia Related to Smoking Weed Oil Following Cadaveric Renal Transplantation

A 30-year-old female presented shortly after cadaveric renal transplantation with respiratory distress typical of a bacterial infection. Following initial improvement, she developed progressive respiratory failure, initially felt to be secondary to cytomegalovirus infection. Two bronchoalveolar lavages were nondiagnostic, and an open lung biopsy was performed, which revealed a...

The Efficacy of Tiotropium as a Steroid-Sparing Agent in Severe Asthma

People with severe asthma account for 5% to 10% of all asthmatic patients; however, this small group uses the majority of health care resources. Novel methods are needed to cope with the burden that this minority of patients places on the health care system. A severe asthma clinic patient, who was monitored through the University of Alberta’s Virtual Asthma Clinic (Edmonton...

Exogenous Lipid Pneumonia Related to Smoking Weed Oil Following Cadaveric Renal Transplantation

A 30-year-old female presented shortly after cadaveric renal transplantation with respiratory distress typical of a bacterial infection. Following initial improvement, she developed progressive respiratory failure, initially felt to be secondary to cytomegalovirus infection. Two bronchoalveolar lavages were nondiagnostic, and an open lung biopsy was performed, which revealed a...

The Efficacy of Tiotropium as a Steroid-Sparing Agent in Severe Asthma

People with severe asthma account for 5% to 10% of all asthmatic patients; however, this small group uses the majority of health care resources. Novel methods are needed to cope with the burden that this minority of patients places on the health care system. A severe asthma clinic patient, who was monitored through the University of Alberta’s Virtual Asthma Clinic (Edmonton...

Increased Protease-Activated Receptor-2 (PAR-2) Expression on CD14++CD16+ Peripheral Blood Monocytes of Patients with Severe Asthma

Background Protease-Activated Receptor-2 (PAR-2), a G protein coupled receptor activated by serine proteases, is widely expressed in humans and is involved in inflammation. PAR-2 activation in the airways plays an important role in the development of allergic airway inflammation. PAR-2 expression is known to be upregulated in the epithelium of asthmatic subjects, but its...