What Is Pleurisy? What Are the Causes and Symptoms?
Among the symptoms of pleurisy, a patient may suffer from severe pain that fades with time. This pain may worsen during deep breathing, yawning, sneezing, or coughing. The pain caused due to pleurisy is sharp and stabbing, and can occur anywhere in the chest.
Frank Bures: Motley virus is all too common
They can be aseptic meningitis as mentioned, several bizarre rashes, hand-foot-and mouth picture, herpangina, which is painful oral ulcers, inflammation of heart muscle and/or heart covering membrane, called myopericarditis, inflammation of lung covering ...
What Is Diphtheria? What Causes Diphtheria?
Diphtheria is suspected when individuals show the distinctive signs and symptoms, such as the grey membrane covering the throat and a sore throat ... failure means the loss of much or all of normal lung function. The risk is higher if the patient receives ...
Emulate Scores $12M to Shake Up Drug Testing With Organs on Chips
Take Emulate’s lung chip, for instance. It’s a small, flexible polymer with hollow channels running through it. Those channels contain a porous membrane in the middle that is infused with human lung cells on one side, and capillary blood cells on the ...
Breath and butter: Resolving cholesterol's role in human lung surfactants
"Most surfactant research looks at 20 - 40 mol% cholesterol, as this is more common in cell membranes where the effects ... the surfactant has to spread out and cover the entire surface area of the lung very quickly." Anecdotally, Zasadzinski illustrates ...