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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925453/chest-computed-tomography-scores-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-colonized-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa
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Michal Gur, Elena Spinelli, Glorida Tridello, Susanna Baltieri, Lucia Pinali, Stefania Montemezzi, Lea Bentur, Baroukh Maurice Assael
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important pathogen in Cystic Fibrosis (CF), with increasing incidence in recent years. We examined the association between bacterial colonization in the sputum (MRSA with or without pseudomonas (PA)) and computed tomography (CT) scores in CF patients. METHODS: MRSA patients were divided according to PA status based on at least three consecutive sputum cultures; controls were patients without MRSA (with or without PA), matched for gender and age at CT...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925452/usefulness-of-admission-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-as-a-predictor-of-severity-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Recep Akgedik, Harun Karamanli, Ali Bekir Kurt, Zeki Yüksel Günaydın
BACKGROUND: Previous researches have represented a considerable relation between acute pulmonary embolism (PE) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW). To the authors' knowledge no research has been informed in subjects with PE severity. Pulmonary arterial obstruction index (PAOI) is associated with the severity of acute PE. OBJECTIVES: In our investigation, we purposed to assess the relation between PAOI and RDW and the benefit of these factors in the detection of PE severity...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925446/the-declined-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines-related-with-weaning-rate-during-period-of-septic-patients-using-ventilators
#3
Jung-Lung Hsiao, Chao-Huei Yang, Mei-Hua Lu, Hui-Ming Chang, Wang-Sheng Ko, Ya-Ling Chiou
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 50% of patients with sepsis-induced acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) require mechanical ventilation. Patients with extended mechanical ventilator use routinely develop re-infections, which increases hospital stay, mortality, and health care cost. Some studies have pointed out inflammatory factors concentrations can affect ventilator weaning, but do not indicate changed inflammatory factors related to ventilator weaning during using ventilators...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925433/bronchial-stenosis-following-lung-transplant-an-innovative-approach-with-a-modified-endobronchial-emphysema-valve
#4
LETTER
Claudia Ghiribelli, David Bennett, Piero Paladini, Antonella Fossi, Paola Rottoli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925430/pulmonary-hypertension-as-estimated-by-doppler-echocardiography-in-adolescent-and-adult-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-and-their-relationship-with-clinical-lung-function-and-sleep-findings
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Bruna Ziegler, Christiano Perin, Fernanda Cano Casarotto, Simone Chaves Fagondes, Sérgio Saldanha Menna-Barreto, Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin
BACKGROUND: In cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, end stage of pulmonary disease is characterized by pulmonary hypertension (PH), hypoxemia, decrease in exercise tolerance and sleep quality. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between clinical, lung function, sleep quality and polysomnographic variables with PH in CF patients aged 16 years or older. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 51 clinically stable CF patients underwent a clinical evaluation, an overnight polysomnography and answered sleep questionnaires (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index - PSQI and Epworth sleepiness scale - ESS)...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925428/measuring-sedentary-behaviours-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-using-wrist-worn-accelerometers
#6
Chris Atkins, Mark Baxter, Andrew Jones, Andrew Wilson
Introduction - Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients suffer increasing functional limitation with disease worsening disease. Increasing time in sedentary behaviour has been associated with poorer quality of life. Determining thresholds for activity in patients with respiratory disease is difficult due to variable cardiorespiratory limitations between individuals. Measuring sedentary behaviour is not confounded by this limitation and may be a better measurement of activity in patients with respiratory disease...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925404/vitamin-d-deficiency-what-does-it-mean-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-a-concise-review-for-pulmonologists
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REVIEW
Kokturk Nurdan, Baha Ayse, Oh Yeon-Mok, Jung Young Ju, Jones W Paul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925397/both-pharyngeal-and-esophageal-phases-of-swallowing-are-associated-with-recurrent-pneumonia-in-pediatric-patients
#8
Selen Serel Arslan, Numan Demir, Aynur Ayşe Karaduman
INTRODUCTION: One of the underlying causes of recurrent pneumonia in children is swallowing dysfunction, with aspiration syndrome. Swallowing dysfunction should be considered not only a problem of the oropharyngeal phase but also a problem of the esophageal phase. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the relationship between findings from a swallowing study and a history of recurrent pneumonia in pediatric patients. METHODS: A videofluroscopic swallowing study of 274 pediatric patients who had swallowing dysfunction was conducted...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860390/increased-lysyl-oxidase-like-2-associates-with-a-poor-prognosis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#9
Ping Zhan, Xiao-Jing Lv, Ya-Nan Ji, Haiyan Xie, Li-Ke Yu
BACKGROUND: Lysyl oxidase-like 2 (LOXL2) is a member of the lysyl oxidase family and is associated with invasiveness and metastasis in breast cancer. However, its relevance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remained largely unknown. METHODS: LOXL2 protein levels in a cohort of NSCLC and adjacent normal lung tissues were evaluated and analyzed their clinicopathologic and prognostic significance. RESULTS: We found that cytoplasmic and nuclear LOXL2 levels were higher in lung adenocarcinoma (AD) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) tissues than in paired adjacent normal tissues...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860358/deficits-in-oral-health-behavior-and-oral-health-status-in-patients-after-lung-transplantation
#10
Anna Marcinkowski, Dirk Ziebolz, Bjoern E Kleibrink, Gerhard Weinreich, Markus Kamler, Helmut Teschler, Urte Sommerwerck
BACKGROUND: Dental status has been implicated in several systemic inflammatory diseases and is a potential focus for systemic infections. Therefore, most lung-transplant centers have recommendations regarding pre-transplant dental care and follow-up, but there are no official clinical guidelines. To date there is little information on oral health status in lung transplant (LTx) recipients. The aim of this study was to systematically assess oral health status in LTx recipients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess oral health status, including periodontal disease, oral health behavior, and awareness of the need for good oral health after LTx...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860342/compliance-with-a-copd-bundle-of-care-in-an-australian-emergency-department-a-cohort-study
#11
Alexis Gerber, Catriona Moynihan, Sharon Klim, Peter Ritchie, Anne-Maree Kelly
INTRODUCTION: Bundles of care are gaining popularity for treating acute severe illness. OBJECTIVE: To describe compliance with bundle of care elements (individually and as a 'bundle') for patients treated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: Retrospective observational study of patients presenting in the 2014 calendar year with an ED diagnosis of COPD. The primary outcomes of interest were compliance with key bundle of care elements (individually and as a 'bundle')...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860324/tracheobronchial-foreign-body-removal-in-infants-who-had-very-small-airways-a-prospective-clinical-trial
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Seung Hoon Woo, Jung Je Park, Minsu Kwon, Jun Sun Ryu, Jin Pyeong Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration is a life-threatening emergency. Using a rigid bronchoscope with optical forceps is the most effective method for foreign body removal. However, occasionally for some infants these instruments could not be used, as they may be too large for their small airways. Here, they present the apnea technique with only an optical forceps for foreign body removal in infants with very small airways. METHODS: Foreign bodies were removed using only an optical forceps for infants who had very small diameter airways...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860307/progression-of-obstructive-ventilatory-disorder-in-fabry-disease-only-a-matter-of-time
#13
LETTER
Paola Faverio, Agnese Binaggia, Federico Pieruzzi, Giacomo Torti, Alberto Pesci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860259/resp%C3%A4-ratory-muscle-strength-%C3%A4-n-pat%C3%A4-ents-w%C3%A4-th-pulmonary-hypertens%C3%A4-on-the-relat%C3%A4-onsh%C3%A4-p-w%C3%A4-th-exerc%C3%A4-se-capac%C3%A4-ty-phys%C3%A4-cal-act%C3%A4-v%C3%A4-ty-level-and-qual%C3%A4-ty-of-l%C3%A4-fe
#14
Goksen Kuran Aslan, Buket Akıncı, Ipek Yeldan, Gulfer Okumus
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by exertional dyspnea, fatigue, chest pain, dizziness, and syncope. Physical activity, peripheral and respiratory muscle strength reduces in pateints with PH. Little is known about respiratory muscle weakness and related outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to determine respiratory muscle strength and to investigate the relationship between respiratory muscle strength and spirometric measurements, exercise capacity, physical activity level, quality of life, and pulmonary hemodynamics in patients with PH...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882677/utility-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-diagnosing-non-specific-inflammatory-intrathorcacic-lymphadenitis
#15
Huizhen Yang, Shenglan Wang, Jiajun Teng, Baohui Han, Jiayuan Sun
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has emerged as a minimally invasive technique for diagnosing intrathoracic malignancies and some benignancies; however, there are no data available on the utility of EBUS-TBNA for the diagnosis of non-specific inflammatory intrathoracic lymphadenitis. METHODS: A prospective analysis was performed from 104 patients with enlarged lymphadenopathy suspected of non-specific lymphadenitis referred for EBUS-TBNA between October 2009 and March 2012...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873481/a-case-of-pulmonary-cryptococcosis-with-large-pericardial-effusion-diagnosed-using-cervical-lymph-node-biopsy
#16
Xuchun Liu, Wei Jia, Shubin Huang, Gengyun Sun
Pulmonary cryptococcosis (PC) is a relatively rare infectious disease. It mainly involves the lungs; however, in some patients, the infection could spread to other parts of the body. PC mostly occurs in patients with immune deficiencies. However, PC infections have been reported in non-immunocompromised patients. The diagnosis of PC is challenging in patients without immune deficiencies. Here, the case of a 27-year-old immunocompetent woman who was diagnosed with PC was report. She had unexplained fever and a history of close contact with poultry feathers...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805323/identification-of-specific-ebus-sonographic-characteristics-for-predicting-benign-mediastinal-lymph-nodes
#17
Irfan Ismail Ayub, Anant Mohan, Karan Madan, Vijay Hadda, Deepali Jain, G C Khilnani, Randeep Guleria
OBJECTIVE: Reliable differentiation of benign from malignant mediastinal lymphadenopathy is important, especially in countries with a high tuberculosis burden. We hypothesized that specific sonographic features on endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) may differentiate benign from malignant nodes. In this study, the sonographic features of non-malignant and malignant nodes were compared. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of patients with intrathoracic lymphadenopathy who underwent EBUS-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA)...
November 2, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805313/the-effect-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-on-bone-mineral-density-measured-by-quantitative-ultrasonography-in-an-older-population
#18
Ghulam Sarwar, Alessandra Bisquera, Roseanne Peel, Stephen Hancock, Christopher Grainge, John Attia
INTRODUCTION: Prolonged use of systemic corticosteroids leads to reduced bone mineral density and osteoporosis, in turn increasing the risk of minimal trauma fractures with their associated morbidity and mortality in elderly populations. However, the effect of inhaled corticosteroids on bone mineral density has been debated in the medical literature. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the effect of inhaled corticosteroids on bone mineral density measured using calcaneal quantitative ultrasonography in a cohort of older Australians...
November 2, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805311/differences-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-phenotypes-between-non-smokers-and-smokers
#19
Wonjun Ji, Myoung Nam Lim, So Hyeon Bak, Seok-Ho Hong, Seon-Sook Han, Seung-Joon Lee, Woo Jin Kim, Yoonki Hong
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Although tobacco smoking is a major risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), more than one-fourth of COPD patients are non-smokers. In this cross-sectional study, the differences in COPD phenotypes between non-smokers and smokers in male subjects were investigated and were focused on structural lung changes using a quantitative assessment of computed tomography (CT) images. METHODS: They divided male participants with COPD, from a Korean cohort near a cement plant, into non-smokers and smokers by a cutoff of a 5 pack-year smoking history...
November 2, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805309/positive-end-expiratory-pressure-titration-guided-by-plateau-pressure-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients
#20
Guopeng Liang, Zhongwei Zhang
BACKGROUND: PEEP decreases intrinsic PEEP (PEEPi) in COPD patients. However, the best PEEP for someone with COPD is unclear. METHODS: Ten COPD patients who received invasive mechanical ventilation were enrolled. Before PEEP titration, subjects were sedated and received mandatory ventilation. PEEP increased from 0 to 15 cmH2 O. At each PEEP, peak pressure (Ppeak), plateau pressure (Pplat), PEEPi, and other variables were recorded. Increment of Pplat (ΔPplat) and PEEPi were plotted against PEEP applied...
November 2, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
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