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Former President Daniel Moi is admitted at The Nairobi Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit hardly two weeks after he was discharged from the same facility.

Doctors in the hospital said the 95-year-old former head of state was rushed to the hospital on Thursday last week from his Kabarnet Gardens home, Nairobi.

“It is something to do with the breathing system. He is experiencing difficulty in breathing,” a doctor who sought not to be identified told the Star when asked what was ailing Moi.

A doctor revealed to the Star that Moi was treated for pleural effusion, the accumulation of excess fluids around the lung area.

According to WebMD, a pleural effusion is an unusual amount of fluid around the lung.

Many medical conditions can lead to it, so even though a pleural effusion may have to be drained, the doctor likely will target the treatment at whatever caused it.

The pleura is a thin membrane that lines the surface of your lungs and the inside of your chest wall. When you have a pleural effusion, fluid builds up in the space between the layers of your pleura.

Normally, only teaspoons of watery fluid are in the pleural space, which allows your lungs to move smoothly in your chest cavity when you breathe.

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Causes
A wide range of things can cause a pleural effusion. Some of the more common ones are:

Leaking from other organs

This usually happens if you have congestive heart failure when your heart doesn’t pump blood to your body properly. But it can also come from liver or kidney disease when fluid builds up in your body and leaks into the pleural space.

Cancer

Usually lung cancer is the problem, but other cancers that have spread to the lung or pleura can cause it, too.

Infections

Some illnesses that lead to pleural effusion are pneumonia or tuberculosis.

Pulmonary embolism

This is a blockage in an artery in one of your lungs, and it can lead to pleural effusion.

Symptoms
You might not have any. You’re more likely to have symptoms when a pleural effusion is moderate or large-sized, or if there is also inflammation.

If you do have symptoms, they may include:

  1. Shortness of breath
  2. Chest pain, especially when breathing in deeply (This is called pleurisy or pleuritic pain.)
  3. Fever
  4. Cough

Diagnosis
Your doctor will talk to you about your symptoms and give you a physical exam. She’ll tap on your chest and listen with a stethoscope.

To confirm you have a pleural effusion, you’ll need to get imaging tests such as:

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Chest X-ray. Pleural effusions appear white on X-rays, while air space looks black. If a pleural effusion is likely, you may get more X-ray films while you lie on your side. These can show if the fluid flows freely within the pleural space.

Types
You may hear your doctor use the terms “transudative” and “exudative” to describe the two main types of pleural effusions.

Transudative: This pleural effusion fluid is similar to the fluid you normally have in your pleural space. It forms from liquid leaking across normal pleura. This type rarely needs to be drained unless it’s very large. Congestive heart failure is the most common cause of this type.

Exudative: This forms from extra liquid, protein, blood, inflammatory cells or sometimes bacteria that leak across damaged blood vessels into the pleura. You may need to get it drained, depending on its size and how much inflammation there is. The causes of this type include pneumonia and lung cancer.

Large, infected, or inflamed pleural effusions often need to get drained to help you feel better and prevent more problems.

Procedures for treating pleural effusions include:

Thoracentesis. If the effusion is large, your doctor may take more fluid than she needs for testing, just to ease your symptoms.

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Tube thoracostomy (chest tube). Your doctor makes a small cut in your chest wall and puts a plastic tube into your pleural space for several days.

Pleural drain. If your pleural effusions keep coming back, your doctor may put a long-term catheter through your skin into the pleural space. You can then drain the pleural effusion at home. Your doctor will tell you how and when to do tha. Your doctor injects an irritating substance (such as talc or doxycycline) through a chest tube into the pleural space. The substance inflames the pleura and chest wall, which then bind tightly to each other as they heal. Pleurodesis can prevent pleural effusions from coming back in many cases.

Pleural decortication. Surgeons can operate inside the pleural space, removing potentially dangerous inflammation and unhealthy tissue. To do this, your surgeon may make small cuts (thoracoscopy) or a large one (thoracotomy).

by Mpasho.co.ke


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Life In America No One Tells You About

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BY BOB MWITI

Life in America no one tells you about. In this video, you will learn the following.

1.My journey to the US

2.Opportunities in USA

3.Challenges immigrants face in USA

4.How to transition from a student to a skilled worker in corporate America

5.The attractions & opportunities in the city Of Tampa

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

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Kenyans in Diaspora to get a free ride from the Airport courtesy of Certified Homes

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Female client smashed my windscreen with a gun – Bolt driver

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A Bolt driver was on Wednesday night left with a broken windscreen after a female client allegedly smashed it with a firearm in a row over Sh320 fare.

According to the driver, Brown Mwangi who posted his predicament on the Uber drivers Facebook page, his client was being dropped in Karen’s Kwarara road when the incident happened.

The driver added that the lady asked him to leave her premises immediately after dropping her off.

He said she told him that the money she owed him would be sent to him by her boyfriend later.

“Upon arrival she told me to go eti her boyfriend will send me money 320. I insisted I will pack outside the gate till my money is sent,” Mwangi wrote.

It is then that the client reportedly left for the house and returned with a gun and smashed the car windscreen.

She further bragged to the driver that she was the daughter of a big shot lawyer.

“She later went inside came with gun and smashed my car windscreen saying her father is a big lawyer and I will take her nowhere. I managed to drive all the way to Hardy police station,” Mwangi added.

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On Thursday Mwangi mentioned that the matter was being handled by his lawyers.

“I had to go see my lawyers for advice. Now heading to Hardy police station meeting the OCS,” he added.

He also said he had received another windscreen from well-wishers to replace his smashed one.

“Abt wind screen I have already received new windscreen to be fix tomorrow from some well wishers free of change,” he said.

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