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Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076986/utilising-exhaled-nitric-oxide-information-to-enhance-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-respiratory-disease-current-evidence-for-clinical-practice-and-proposals-to-improve-the-methodology
#1
Marieann Högman, Lauri Lehtimäki, Anh Tuan Dinh-Xuan
A non-invasive tool to diagnose respiratory diseases and to follow treatment has long been looked-for. Exhaled nitric oxide (NO) is a promising marker of inflammation in asthma but nearly 25-years of research has shown that it works in only certain endotypes of asthma. The modelling of NO dynamics of the lung can give more information than a single FENO value. Areas covered: The estimation of the NO production in the conducting airways and in the gas exchange area has given new insight of the NO production in diseases beyond asthma...
January 11, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076979/strategies-for-identifying-pulmonary-sarcoidosis-patients-at-risk-for-severe-or-chronic-disease
#2
Marc A Judson
Most of the morbidity and mortality resulting from pulmonary sarcoidosis relates to complications of fibrotic disease. Because pulmonary sarcoidosis is often of minimal clinical importance, pharmacotherapy is not mandated. However, a small fraction of pulmonary sarcoidosis patients develop significant lung fibrosis, and they could potentially benefit from anti-sarcoidosis therapy. A reliable algorithm to determine the likelihood of a pulmonary sarcoidosis patient developing fibrosis would minimize the toxicity of therapy and potentially prevent serious complications of the disease...
January 11, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074663/primary-graft-dysfunction-pathophysiology-to-guide-new-preventive-therapies
#3
Ciara M Shaver, Lorraine B Ware
Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is a common complication of lung transplantation characterized by acute pulmonary edema associated with bilateral pulmonary infiltrates and hypoxemia in the first 3 post-operative days. Development of PGD is a predictor of poor short- and long-term outcomes after lung transplantation, but there are currently limited tools to prevent its occurrence. Areas covered: Several potentially modifiable donor, recipient, and operative risk factors for PGD have been identified. In addition, basic and translational studies in animals and ex vivo lung perfusion systems have identified several biomarkers and mechanisms of injury in PGD...
January 11, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005439/early-lung-cancer-detection-by-low-dose-ct-screening-therapeutic-implications
#4
Marjolein A Heuvelmans, Harry J M Groen, Matthijs Oudkerk
Lung cancer screening by low-dose chest computed tomography is currently implemented in the U.S. After implementation of screening, a stage shift may be observed from around 15% stage I non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) in routine clinical practice to up to 70% in screening patients. This indicates a move in treatment options from advanced to early lung cancers, especially in those with small suspected intrapulmonary nodules. Areas covered: We have reviewed the current status of lung cancer screening from the different randomized controlled lung cancer screening studies and the clinical evidence so far for both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for (screen-detected) stage I NSCLC...
December 30, 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910714/strategies-for-smoking-cessation-among-high-risk-populations-to-prevent-lung-cancer
#5
Alana M Rojewski, Kelly L Zuromski, Benjamin A Toll
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 13, 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910701/obesity-in-copd-to-treat-or-not-to-treat
#6
Vanessa M McDonald, Lisa G Wood, Anne E Holland, Peter G Gibson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 10, 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817219/current-complications-and-treatment-of-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
#7
Kevin A Cook, Donald D Stevenson
Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease is defined by the clinical tetrad of aspirin sensitivity, nasal polyps, asthma, and chronic rhinosinusitis. Patients experience acute upper and lower airway reactions with exposure to aspirin and other cyclooxygenase-1 inhibiting medications. However, airway inflammation and disease progression occur even in the absence of exposure to these medications, often leading to aggressive polyp formation and need for systemic corticosteroids to treat exacerbations in asthma and rhinosinusitis...
November 17, 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935742/risk-factors-for-premenstrual-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
José L Sánchez-Ramos, Antonio R Pereira-Vega, Francisco Alvarado-Gómez, Jose A Maldonado-Pérez, Cecilie Svanes, Francisco Gómez-Real
Asthma in women can deteriorate in specific phases during the menstrual cycle. Deterioration in the premenstrual phase (increase in symptoms or deterioration in peak flow measurements) is known as premenstrual asthma. The etiology remains mostly unknown. Areas covered: This paper systematically reviews risk factors for premenstrual asthma. Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science, LILACS and secondary sources were searched. The selection criteria were met by 20 articles. Expert commentary: Women with pre-menstrual asthma are older, have more severe asthma, a higher body-mass index, a longer duration of asthma and a greater likelihood of aspirin sensitive asthma...
January 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927060/new-data-on-clinical-decisions-in-nsclc-patients-with-uncommon-egfr-mutations
#9
Ting-Hui Wu, Emily Han-Chung Hsiue, Jih-Hsiang Lee, Chia-Chi Lin, James Chih-Hsin Yang
Non-small cell lung cancer patients harboring uncommon epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations together account for approximately 10% of all EGFR mutations. The most common of which being G719X, S768I, L861Q, and exon 20 insertions. The clinical significance, particularly their response to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) is largely unclear. Previous data is limited to a small fraction of patients in prospective studies and retrospective series. Recently, a combined analysis of patients with uncommon EGFR mutations in the Lux-Lung 2, Lux-Lung 3, Lux-Lung 6 trials provide new perspectives of uncommon EGFR mutations...
January 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927050/the-use-of-multiple-breath-washout-for-assessing-cystic-fibrosis-in-infants
#10
Gwyneth Davies, Paul Aurora
Lung Clearance Index, measured using the multiple breath washout (MBW) technique, may be a useful test in infants with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). However, the requirement for specialised equipment and a number of important technical and methodological considerations relevant to testing in infants have complicated matters, and to date prevented its widespread translatability in this age group. Areas covered: We review the current status of infant MBW testing in CF, focusing on Lung Clearance Index. This includes a review of recent developments in the field relevant to testing methodology in the infant population, use in evaluating lung disease in CF in infancy, and the associated challenges which remain...
January 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918221/neutrophilic-inflammation-in-asthma-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-considerations
#11
Hun Soo Chang, Tae-Hyeong Lee, Ji Ae Jun, Ae Rin Baek, Jong-Sook Park, So-My Koo, Yang-Ki Kim, Ho Sung Lee, Choon-Sik Park
Neutrophilic airway inflammation represents a pathologically distinct form of asthma and frequently appears in symptomatic adulthood asthmatics. However, clinical impacts and mechanisms of the neutrophilic inflammation have not been thoroughly evaluated up to date. Areas covered: Currently, distinct clinical manifestations, triggers, and molecular mechanisms of the neutrophilic inflammation (namely Toll-like receptor, Th1, Th17, inflammasome) are under investigation in asthma. Furthermore, possible role of the neutrophilic inflammation is being investigated in respect to the airway remodeling...
January 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910720/the-management-of-infection-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-young-children-post-2015-an-opportunity-to-close-the-policy-practice-gap
#12
Stephen M Graham
The treatment of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in young children is supported by universal policy based on strong rationale and evidence of effectiveness, but has rarely been implemented in tuberculosis endemic countries. Areas covered: This review highlights a number of important recent developments that provide an unprecedented opportunity to close the policy-practice gap, as well as ongoing needs to facilitate implementation under programmatic conditions and scale-up. Expert commentary: The WHO's End TB Strategy and Stop TB Partnership's Plan to End TB provide ambitious targets for prevention at a time when National Tuberculosis Programs in tuberculosis endemic countries are increasing attention to the challenges of management and prevention of tuberculosis disease in children...
January 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910706/intravenous-oxygen-a-novel-method-of-oxygen-delivery-in-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure
#13
Jonathan A Gehlbach, Kyle J Rehder, Michael A Gentile, David A Turner, Daniel J Grady, Ira M Cheifetz
Hypoxemic respiratory failure is a common problem in critical care. Current management strategies, including mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal membranous oxygenation, can be efficacious but these therapies put patients at risk for toxicities associated with invasive forms of support. Areas covered: In this manuscript, we discuss intravenous oxygen (IVO2), a novel method to improve oxygen delivery that involves intravenous administration of a physiologic solution containing dissolved oxygen at hyperbaric concentrations...
January 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780369/early-lung-surveillance-of-cystic-fibrosis-what-have-we-learnt
#14
Rachel E Foong, Tim Rosenow, Luke W Garratt, Graham L Hall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753516/solithromycin-for-the-treatment-of-community-acquired-bacterial-pneumonia
#15
Diego Viasus, Oscar Ramos, Leidy Ramos, Antonella F Simonetti, Jordi Carratalà
Community-acquired pneumonia is a major public health problem worldwide. In recent years, there has been an increase in the frequency of resistance to the antimicrobials such as β-lactams or macrolides which have habitually been used against the causative pathogens. Solithromycin, a next-generation macrolide, is the first fluoroketolide with activity against most of the frequently isolated bacteria in community-acquired pneumonia, including typical and atypical bacteria as well as macrolide-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae...
January 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718752/bronchodilators-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-critical-analysis
#16
Peter J Barry, Patrick A Flume
Cystic fibrosis airways disease is characterized by chronic inflammation and infection resulting in bronchiectasis. Published guidelines recommend medications for use by CF patients to maintain lung health. There are conflicting recommendations regarding inhaled bronchodilators. This is primarily because of the interpretation of the available evidence, which suffers from studies using small numbers of subjects, varying doses and durations of treatment, and modest effects on clinically relevant endpoints. Areas covered: Herein we review the available evidence demonstrating the challenge in determining whether bronchodilators have benefit for patients...
January 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842444/lung-transplantation-for-cystic-fibrosis-an-update
#17
Cecilia Chaparro, Shaf Keshavjee
Today cystic fibrosis (CF) patients are surviving longer but ultimately the lung disease will progress despite new treatments. Lung transplantation, a life saving procedure, initially was not offered to CF patients due to their infectious complications and complications related to their multisystem disease. After the first CF patients were transplanted it appeared clear that CF patients had excellent outcomes. Infectious complications with multi-resistant bacteria are still a challenge for some patients which shortens survival in some cases...
December 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820964/long-term-antibiotic-treatment-for-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis-in-adults-evidence-current-practice-and-future-use
#18
N Goldman, M R Loebinger, R Wilson
Bronchiectasis is defined pathologically by the permanent dilation of the bronchi and bronchioles and chronic airway inflammation. This is the outcome of a number of different aetiologies but up to half of bronchiectasis cases are labelled idiopathic. It is characterised by a chronic productive cough, haemoptysis, shortness of breath and recurrent infective exacerbations. Long-term antibiotics are used with the aim of reducing symptom severity and exacerbation frequency, improving quality of life and preventing disease progression...
December 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817221/reference-value-for-the-6-minute-walk-test-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review
#19
C F Mylius, D Paap, T Takken
The 6-minute walk test is a submaximal exercise test used to quantify the functional exercise capacity in clinical populations. It measures the distance walked within a period of 6-minutes. Obtaining reference values in the pediatric population is especially demanding due to factors as the development stage and age. RV provide a comparative basis for answering questions concerning the normality of health status, exercise responses and functional exercise capacity in patients. Areas covered: The aim of this review is to provide an overview of reference values and reference value prediction equations for the 6-minute walk test in the children and in adolescent pediatric population and of the methodology used to obtain them...
December 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786592/diagnosing-and-treating-pancoast-tumors
#20
Konstantinos Zarogoulidis, Konstantinos Porpodis, Kelly Domvri, Ellada Eleftheriadou, Despoina Ioannidou, Paul Zarogoulidis
According to the American College of Chest Physician definition, a Pancoast tumor is a tumor which invades any of the structures of the apex of the chest including the first thoracic ribs or periosteum, the lower nerve roots of the bronchial plexus, the sympathetic chain and stellate gaglion near the apex of the chest or the subclavian vessels. Pancoast tumors account for less than 3-5 % of lung tumors. Areas covered: We searched the libraries scopus and pub med and found 124 related manuscripts. From those we chose 18 to include in our short commentary based on the most up-date information included...
December 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
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