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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280921/the-effect-of-a-geriatric-assessment-on-treatment-decisions-for-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Karlijn J G Schulkes, Esteban T D Souwer, Marije E Hamaker, Henk Codrington, Simone van der Sar-van der Brugge, Jan-Willem J Lammers, Johanneke E A Portielje, Leontine J R van Elden, Frederiek van den Bos
BACKGROUND: Decision-making for older patients with lung cancer can be complex and challenging. A geriatric assessment (GA) may be helpful and is increasingly being used since 2005 when SIOG advised to incorporate this in standard work-up for the elderly with cancer. Our aim was to evaluate the value of a geriatric assessment in decision-making for patients with lung cancer. METHODS: Between January 2014 and April 2016, data on patients with lung cancer from two teaching hospitals in the Netherlands were entered in a prospective database...
March 9, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260176/letter-phrenic-nerve-palsy-secondary-to-parsonage-turner-syndrome
#2
LETTER
Jose David Avila
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 4, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260175/involvement-of-the-bufadienolides-in-the-detection-and-therapy-of-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Mir M K Abbas, B Patel, Q Chen, W Jiang, B Moorthy, R Barrios, J B Puschett
PURPOSE: The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) represents a major challenge for clinicians as well as basic scientists. The mortality rate for ARDS has been maintained within the range of 40-52%. The authors have examined the involvement of the "cardiotonic steroids" in the pathogenesis and therapy of ARDS. We have studied the possible role of the bufadienolide, marinobufagenin (MBG), in the pathogenesis of ARDS in both a rat model of ARDS and in patients afflicted with that disorder...
March 4, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258358/assessment-of-sleep-in-patients-receiving-invasive-mechanical-ventilation-in-a-specialized-weaning-unit
#4
Sophie Emilia Huttmann, Katharina Wilms, Christine Hamm, Friederike Sophie Magnet, Wolfram Windisch, Jan Hendrik Storre
INTRODUCTION: A restful sleep is essential for regenerative processes and remains crucial for patients recovering from stressful periods in the intensive care unit. The current study aimed to assess sleep quality in critically ill patients receiving invasive mechanical ventilation within a specialized weaning unit in hospital. METHODS: Tracheotomized subjects undergoing prolonged weaning from mechanical ventilation were included in the study. Polysomnography and gas exchange monitoring was performed during nocturnal ventilation...
March 3, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255905/inhaled-corticosteroid-use-and-the-risk-of-pneumonia-and-copd-exacerbations-in-the-uplift-study
#5
Jaymin B Morjaria, Alan Rigby, Alyn H Morice
RATIONALE: Unlike many other COPD studies, the 4-year UPLIFT trial permitted inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) use during run-in and treatment phases. This provided the opportunity to prospectively observe the continuing effects of ICS on respiratory events in closely observed COPD population. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine rate and number of episodes of pneumonia and exacerbations of COPD in patients entering the study on no ICS, fluticasone proprionate (FP), and other ICS...
March 3, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247041/volatile-organic-compounds-in-exhaled-breath-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-for-discrimination-from-healthy-subjects
#6
Yu-Ichi Yamada, Gen Yamada, Mitsuo Otsuka, Hirotaka Nishikiori, Kimiyuki Ikeda, Yasuaki Umeda, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Koji Kuronuma, Hirofumi Chiba, Jörg Ingo Baumbach, Hiroki Takahashi
Purpose Human breath analysis is proposed with increasing frequency as a useful tool in clinical application. We performed this study to find the characteristic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the exhaled breath of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for discrimination from healthy subjects. Methods VOCs in the exhaled breath of 40 IPF patients and 55 healthy controls were measured using a multi-capillary column and ion mobility spectrometer. The patients were examined by pulmonary function tests, blood gas analysis, and serum biomarkers of interstitial pneumonia...
March 1, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243741/biological-variation-of-chloride-and-sodium-in-sweat-obtained-by-pilocarpine-iontophoresis-in-adults-how-sure-are-you-about-sweat-test-results
#7
Philippe Willems, Steven Weekx, Anissa Meskal, Sofie Schouwers
INTRODUCTION: The measurement of chloride and sodium concentrations in sweat is an important test for the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (CF). The aim of this study was to assess the analytical variation (CVA) and within-subject (CVI) and between-subject (CVG) biological variation of chloride and sodium concentrations in sweat, collected by pilocarpine iontophoresis and to determine their effect on the clinical interpretation of sweat test results. METHODS: Twelve Caucasian adults (six male and six female) without symptoms suggestive for CF and with a mean age of 41 years (range 28-59) were included in the study...
February 27, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238110/electronic-nose-technology-in-respiratory-diseases
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REVIEW
Silvano Dragonieri, Giorgio Pennazza, Pierluigi Carratu, Onofrio Resta
Electronic noses (e-noses) are based on arrays of different sensor types that respond to specific features of an odorant molecule, mostly volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Differently from gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, e-noses can distinguish VOCs spectrum by pattern recognition. E-nose technology has successfully been used in commercial applications, including military, environmental, and food industry. Human-exhaled breath contains a mixture of over 3000 VOCs, which offers the postulate that e-nose technology can have medical applications...
February 25, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236261/subclinical-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-copd-cases-and-control-smokers-analysis-in-relation-with-copd-exacerbations-and-exacerbation-like-episodes
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Rafael Golpe, Alfonso Mateos-Colino, Carlos González-Juanatey, Ana Testa-Fernández, Nuria Domínguez-Pin, Francisco J Martín-Vázquez
PURPOSE: It remains unclear whether there is a pathogenic link between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular diseases. Subclinical carotid atherosclerosis is a predictor of future cardiovascular events. Exacerbations increase all-cause mortality in COPD, and exacerbation-like episodes have been described in subjects without COPD. Our objectives were as follows: (1) to confirm the independent association between COPD and carotid atherosclerosis and (2) to asses the possible relationship between COPD exacerbations or exacerbation-like episodes and a higher risk of atherosclerosis...
February 24, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224233/decrease-in-small-pulmonary-vessels-on-chest-computed-tomography-in-light-smokers-without-copd-an-early-change-but-correlated-with-smoking-index
#10
Shinji Saruya, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Shin Matsuoka, Shoichiro Matsushita, Kunihiro Yagihashi, Yasuo Nakajima
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the amount of smoking and the cross-sectional area (CSA) of small pulmonary vessels in light smokers without a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by our institutional review board, which waived the need for informed consent from patients. The study included 34 current smokers without COPD, who were defined as light smokers based on their smoking history (≤25 pack years)...
February 21, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220305/homeobox-wnt-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-signaling-is-augmented-during-alveogenesis-in-mice-lacking-superoxide-dismutase-3-extracellular
#11
Tania A Thimraj, Rahel L Birru, Ankita Mitra, Holger Schulz, George D Leikauf, Koustav Ganguly
Superoxide dismutase 3, extracellular (SOD3) polymorphisms have been implicated in reduced pulmonary function development and altered risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We previously reported that gene-targeted Sod3-/- mice have impaired lung function and human SOD3 variants are associated with reduced pulmonary function in children. Reduced lung SOD3 levels were reported in mice with lower lung function with the greatest difference occurring during alveogenesis phase [postnatal (P) days 14-28]...
February 20, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210808/change-in-oxygen-consumption-following-inhalation-of-albuterol-in-comparison-with-levalbuterol-in-healthy-adult-volunteers
#12
Manpreet K Virk, Justin Hotz, Robinder G Khemani, Christopher J L Newth, Patrick A Ross
BACKGROUND: Albuterol is the most commonly used β agonist to treat reversible lower airway obstruction. Albuterol contains a racemic mixture of two enantiomers. Levalbuterol contains the single R form enantiomer. Levalbuterol is frequently prescribed to limit cardiovascular toxicity. OBJECTIVE: We examined changes in oxygen consumption (V'O2) and heart rate (HR) following administration of albuterol and levalbuterol. METHODS: This is a prospective, randomized, single-blinded, controlled study of healthy adult volunteers...
February 16, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204876/continuous-positive-airway-pressure-adherence-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-symptomatic-bph
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Ramesh V V S Metta, Awais Zaka, Vincent C Lee, M Jeffery Mador
Purpose To determine the short-term and long-term adherence rates with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in sleep apnea patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) compared to matched controls. Methods A case-control retrospective analysis was performed in a veterans affairs hospital. All symptomatic patients with BPH (n = 107) ever started on CPAP therapy between 2006 and 2012 were compared with controls matched for severity of sleep apnea (AHI). Adherence measures were obtained at the third and twelfth month visits...
February 16, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184994/prevalence-and-impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-among-patients-with-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-south-korea
#14
Eun Hye Lee, Jung Mo Lee, Young Ae Kang, Ah Young Leem, Eun Young Kim, Ji Ye Jung, Moo Suk Park, Young Sam Kim, Se Kyu Kim, Joon Chang, Song Yee Kim
OBJECTIVE: South Korea has an increasing prevalence of diabetes and a relatively high burden of tuberculosis. We aimed to determine the prevalence of diabetes in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and examine the effect of diabetes on tuberculosis treatment outcomes. SETTING AND DESIGN: Data from patients ≥30 years diagnosed with and treated for PTB between January 2010 and December 2012 at Severance Hospital, a 2000-bed tertiary referral hospital in Seoul, South Korea, were analyzed and compared with data from a contemporaneous general population sample extracted from KNHANES V...
February 9, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154994/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predicts-outcome-in-limited-disease-small-cell-lung-cancer
#15
Lukas Käsmann, Louisa Bolm, Steven E Schild, Stefan Janssen, Dirk Rades
INTRODUCTION: Patients with limited disease small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) receive radiochemotherapy followed by prophylactic cranial irradiation. The prognosis of these patients remains poor with a median survival of 16-24 months. Systemic inflammation was suggested as an important prognostic factor for outcomes. This study investigated the impact of systemic inflammation measured with neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) at first diagnosis in patients with limited disease SCLC for outcomes...
February 2, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138790/community-acquired-pneumonia-and-outcome-is-there-a-sensitivity-link-to-distribution-width-value-of-red-cell
#16
LETTER
Fatma Yıldırım, Alastair J Glossop, Antonio M Esquinas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 30, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138789/phrenic-nerve-palsy-secondary-to-parsonage-turner-syndrome-a-diagnosis-commonly-overlooked
#17
Tom McEnery, Ronan Walsh, Conor Burke, Aisling McGowan, John Faul, Liam Cormican
Neuralgic Amyotrophy (NA) or Parsonage-Turner syndrome is an idiopathic neuropathy commonly affecting the brachial plexus. Associated phrenic nerve involvement, though recognised, is thought to be very rare. We present a case series of four patients (all male, mean age 53) presenting with dyspnoea preceded by severe self-limiting upper limb and shoulder pain, with an elevated hemi-diaphragm on clinical examination and chest X-ray. Neurological examination of the upper limb at the time of presentation was normal...
January 30, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116500/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-pulmonary-embolism-diagnostic-accuracy-of-unenhanced-mr-and-influence-in-mortality-rates
#18
Lilian Pasin, Matheus Zanon, Jose Moreira, Ana Luiza Moreira, Guilherme Watte, Edson Marchiori, Bruno Hochhegger
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the diagnostic value for pulmonary embolism (PE) of the True fast imaging with steady-state precession (TrueFISP) MRI, a method that allows the visualization of pulmonary vasculature without breath holding or intravenous contrast. METHODS: This is a prospective investigation including 93 patients with suspected PE. All patients underwent TrueFISP MRI after undergoing CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA). Two independent readers evaluated each MR study, and consensus was obtained...
January 23, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915422/state-of-the-art-review-of-the-right-ventricle-in-copd-patients-it-is-time-to-look-closer
#19
REVIEW
Daniela Graner Schuwartz Tannus-Silva, Marcelo Fouad Rabahi
Since the first description of pulmonary circulation in the 16th century, the knowledge of the complex interaction between the heart and lungs has greatly improved. Hypoxemia plays a classical role in the development of complications such as pulmonary hypertension and right ventricle (RV) dysfunction in patients presenting with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, more recent results have revealed the presence of RV vascular structural and functional changes even in patients with mild COPD, without hypoxemia or pulmonary hypertension at rest...
February 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900466/overview-of-the-impact-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#20
Josep Montserrat-Capdevila, Pere Godoy, Josep Ramon Marsal, Ferran Barbé, Josep Pifarré, Miquel Alsedà, Marta Ortega
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression are common entities in patients diagnosed with COPD. However, the impact that they have on the exacerbation of illness is scarcely studied. OBJECTIVE: To determine if the presence of anxiety and depression is associated with a greater risk of frequent exacerbation (≥2 per year) in patients diagnosed with COPD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cohort study that analysed frequent exacerbation and associated factors in 512 patients monitored during 2 years...
February 2017: Lung
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