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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416271/the-challenge-of-criteria-for-interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features
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Kais Ahmad, Vincent Cottin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385573/clinical-spectrum-time-course-of-interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features-in-patients-positive-for-antisynthetase-antibodies
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Carlo Alberto Scirè, Miguel A Gonzalez-Gay, Albert Selva-O'Callaghan, Lorenzo Cavagna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 31, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389040/respiratory-pattern-in-a-fsdh-paediatric-population
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LETTER
Federica Trucco, Marina Pedemonte, Chiara Fiorillo, Paola Tacchetti, Giacomo Brisca, Claudio Bruno, Carlo Minetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 29, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341103/reply-to-non-invasive-ventilation-for-relieving-dyspnea-in-severe-copd-some-key-practical-insights-from-lung-physiology
#4
LETTER
Yong-Er Ou, Zhi-Min Lin, Wei-Liang Wu, Qun Luo, Rong-Chang Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342585/response-to-obesity-paradox-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-result-of-airflow-obstruction-over-grading
#5
LETTER
Marek Lommatzsch, Paul Stoll
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318820/sarcoidosis-associated-small-fiber-neuropathy-in-a-large-cohort-clinical-aspects-and-response-to-ivig-and-anti-tnf-alpha-treatment
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Jinny O Tavee, Karen Karwa, Zubair Ahmed, Nicolas Thompson, Joseph Parambil, Daniel A Culver
OBJECTIVE: Small fiber neuropathy commonly affects patients with sarcoidosis and is often refractory to standard immunosuppressive therapies used for systemic disease. The clinical features of sarcoidosis-associated small fiber neuropathy (SSFN) and its response to medical therapy have not been described in a large population. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients with SSFN seen at the Cleveland Clinic over a 4-year period. RESULTS: SSFN was identified in 143 individuals although other causes of neuropathy were found in 28 cases...
March 9, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291574/respiratory-pattern-in-a-fshd-pediatric-population
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LETTER
Caroline R van Kernebeek, Charlotte G W Seijger, Rianne J M Goselink, Yvonne F Heijdra, Baziel G M van Engelen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285991/letter-to-editor-interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features-clinical-radiologic-and-histological-characteristics-and-outcome-in-a-series-of-57-patients
#8
LETTER
Gianluca Sambataro, Domenico Sambataro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222948/screening-for-lung-cancer-comment-on-results-of-de-torres-et%C3%A2-al-2013
#9
Mark Elwood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 11, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214104/non-invasive-ventilation-for-relieving-dyspnea-in-severe-copd-some-key-practical-insights-from-lung-physiology
#10
LETTER
Giuseppe Fiorentino, Antonio M Esquinas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214106/multicenter-study-of-cigarette-smoking-among-adults-with-asthma-exacerbations-in-the-emergency-department-2011-2012
#11
Robert A Silverman, Kohei Hasegawa, Daniel J Egan, Kirk A Stiffler, Ashley F Sullivan, Carlos A Camargo
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies demonstrated a high prevalence of cigarette smoking in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute asthma. Despite the clinical and public health importance, there have been no recent multicenter efforts to characterize this patient population. We aimed to update the prevalence of cigarette smoking among ED patients with asthma exacerbations. METHODS: Multicenter chart review study of 48 EDs across 23 US states...
February 7, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427556/pirfenidone-for-acute-exacerbation-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a%C3%A2-retrospective-study
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Kenta Furuya, Susumu Sakamoto, Hiroshige Shimizu, Muneyuki Sekiya, Arisa Kinoshita, Takuma Isshiki, Keishi Sugino, Keiko Matsumoto, Sakae Homma
BACKGROUND: Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AE-IPF) is a rapid and ultimately fatal condition, and no effective treatment has been established. Pirfenidone has antifibrotic effects in IPF; however, its efficacy for AE-IPF is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of pirfenidone for AE-IPF. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 135 IPF patients treated during the period from April 2008 to April 2015 and identified and extracted 47 AE-IPF patients (42 men, 5 women; mean age, 73...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427555/impact-of-cavity-and-infiltration-on-pulmonary-function-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-pulmonary-mycobacterium-avium-complex-disease-a-3-dimensional-computed-tomographic-analysis
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Takanori Asakura, Yoshitake Yamada, Ho Namkoong, Shoji Suzuki, Yuki Niijima, Hirofumi Kamata, Yohei Funatsu, Kazuma Yagi, Satoshi Okamori, Hiroaki Sugiura, Makoto Ishii, Masahiro Jinzaki, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Naoki Hasegawa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary Mycobacterium avium complex (pMAC) disease manifests as various types of lesions, such as infiltrates, nodules, cavities, and bronchiectasis. However, the important determinants for clinical parameters in lung involvement are poorly understood. The objective of this study was to obtain quantitative parameters by 3-dimensional CT, and investigate the relationship between these parameters and the pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and health-related quality of life...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427554/clinical-and-hemodynamic-improvements-after-adding-ambrisentan-to-background-pde5i-therapy-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-exhibiting-a-suboptimal-therapeutic-response-athena-1
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Shelley Shapiro, Fernando Torres, Jeremy Feldman, Anne Keogh, Martine Allard, Christiana Blair, Hunter Gillies, James Tislow, Ronald J Oudiz
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a condition which may lead to right ventricular failure and premature death. While recent data supports the initial combination of ambrisentan (a selective ERA) and tadalafil (a PDE5i) in functional class II or III patients, there is no published data describing the safety and efficacy of ambrisentan when added to patients currently receiving a PDE5i and exhibiting a suboptimal response. The ATHENA-1 study describes the safety and efficacy of the addition of ambrisentan in this patient population...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427553/familial-pulmonary-fibrosis-clinical-and-radiological-characteristics-and-progression-analysis-in-different-high-resolution-ct-patterns
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David Bennett, Maria Antonietta Mazzei, Nevada Cioffi Squitieri, Elena Bargagli, Rosa Metella Refini, Antonella Fossi, Luca Volterrani, Paola Rottoli
BACKGROUND: Familial pulmonary fibrosis (FPF) is defined as an idiopathic diffuse parenchymal lung disease affecting two or more members of the same primary biological family. The aim of the present study was to contribute to the clinical, functional and radiological characterisation of FPF with particular regards to disease progression and survival. METHODS: Baseline clinical, functional and radiological data of a FPF population (n = 46 patients) were retrospectively collected and analysed according to the 2011 IPF guidelines HRCT classification...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427552/integrating-the-microbiota-of-the-respiratory-tract-with-the-unified-airway-model
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REVIEW
Alissa S Hanshew, Marie E Jetté, Sarah P Rosen, Susan L Thibeault
The unified airway model has developed from indications that the upper and lower respiratory tracts share key elements of pathogenesis. These shared traits likely extend to similar niche characteristics that support bacterial communities, and as such, we suspect that similar microbes exist on upper and lower respiratory tract epithelium. Over the past decade and a half there have been significant improvements in microbiological identification and analysis due to the development of new molecular technologies, including next-generation sequencing...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427551/cardiopulmonary-exercise-factors-predict-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-interstitial-lung-disease-referred-for-lung-transplantation
#17
Aimee M Layton, Hilary F Armstrong, Hanyoung P Kim, Kimbery S Meza, Frank D'Ovidio, Selim M Arcasoy
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this work was to determine if parameters assessed during Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) while using supplemental oxygen can independently predict one-year transplant-free survival in patients with Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) referred for lung transplant evaluation. METHODS: We performed a chart review of patients with ILD who completed CPET with 30% FiO2 and gathered spirometry, pulmonary hemodynamic, six-minute walk, and CPET data...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427550/home-made-spacer-as-an-auxiliary-device-in-administration-of-beclomethasone-via-pressurized-metered-dose-inhaler-for-asthma-control-a-randomized-controlled-pragmatic-trial
#18
Deborah Schor, José Ângelo Rizzo, Decio Medeiros, Ana Carolina Dela Bianca, Almerinda Rego Silva, Carlos Nunes, Mário Morais-Almeida, Emanuel Sarinho
BACKGROUND: Holding chambers or spacers can enhance the efficacy of pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDI) in delivering inhaled medications, as they reduce the need for hand-breath coordination and improve lower airways deposition. Nevertheless, their cost can be high for patients in low-income countries. OBJECTIVE: To compare asthma control achieved with beclomethasone-dipropionate administered through a hydrofluoroalkane-driven pMDI (BDp-pMDI) coupled to a home-made spacer (HmS) or to a valved commercial spacer (VCS) as auxiliary devices...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427549/lung-diseases-associated-with-hydrocarbon-exposure
#19
REVIEW
Stephen J Connellan
The human race has been exposed to the potential toxicity of hydrocarbons, whether by the inhaled or ingested route, for thousands of years and the consequent inflammatory reaction in the lungs depends on the degree of exposure, volatility and viscosity of the particular hydrocarbon in question. Heating, lighting, transportation, industry and nature all provide the potential for both inhalation and/or ingestion of hydrocarbons. Some forms, such as those related to petroleum products, e.g. diesel exhaust particles (DEP) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) have been shown to cause both malignant and non-malignant respiratory diseases...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427548/autosomal-dominant-gain-of-function-stat1-mutation-and-severe-bronchiectasis
#20
Oded Breuer, Hagit Daum, Malena Cohen-Cymberknoh, Susanne Unger, David Shoseyov, Polina Stepensky, Baerbel Keller, Klaus Warnatz, Eitan Kerem
BACKGROUND: In a substantial number of patients with non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis an etiology cannot be found. Various complex immunodeficiency syndromes account for a significant portion of these patients but the mechanism elucidating the predisposition for suppurative lung disease often remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cause and mechanism predisposing a patient to severe bronchiectasis. METHODS: A patient presenting with severe non-CF bronchiectasis was investigated...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
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