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A retrospective review of charts, TTCE, and imaging was conducted. One hundred fifty-five consecutive newly referred patients to the Toronto HHT Center (adult clinic) were screened with TTCE between June 2002 and September 2004. All patients with positive TTCE results were included in this study and underwent thoracic CT scanning. This was the routine screening protocol followed for all patients referred to the HHT Center from 2002 to 2004. For each patient, the TTCE was reviewed for the presence of a patent foramen ovale (PFO). The Toronto HHT Center at St. Michael’s Hospital and University …

Quinsy is an infectious disease at which there is palate almonds inflammation. Various bacteria (most often – a beta and haemo lytic streptococcus A and staphylococcus, pneumococcus), viruses, fungus can be its activator. Infection can occur at contact with the sick person in the airborne way. Besides, entrance of activators in almonds from other organs is possible. In the latter case the person has to have centers of chronic infections (caries, chronic diseases of a nose and its bosoms, etc.). At all forms of quinsy patients complain of sore throat (during the swallowing, conversation and …

Oh, women are crazy about shopping. Oh no, men may say they are obsessed.  Women cannot live without going shopping. They are ready to go for long hours and rub their heels to find a jumper from their dreams. Moreover they are ready to carry the men near during this process. Women are very glad and pleased when they go shopping together. But our innovating world gives us one more opportunity to go shopping without living your home, ever your room. The internet is a fields of shops, the virtual windows of which all women …

After the appearance of the first symptoms of the bronchial asthma, it is very important to consult the lung specialist. He will collect the full information about duration of disease, operating and working conditions, bad habits and at the end you will undergo the medical examination. Sometimes it is rather difficult to differentiate bronchial asthma from other pulmonary diseases. But after computer lung tomography X-ray examination the doctors can identify the exact diagnosis. The treatment of asthma is a long-term process demanding the patience. But I can point out that asthma is a chronic disease, …

Nicorrete is a preparation for treating smoking addiction. After quitting cold turkey the side effects may appear such as dysphoria, insomnia, hyperirritability, anxiety, destruction of attentiveness, appetite enhancement or weight gain. In the process of nicotine treatment a substitutive therapy may lower down the with to smoke, symptom load appeared after the complete quit of smoking who get rid of this disorder and lower down the wish to smoke of people who are in the process of giving up.