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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727253/systemic-treatment-for-sarcoidosis-was-needed-for-16-of-1810-caucasian-patients
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Magdalena M Martusewicz-Boros, Piotr W Boros, Elżbieta Wiatr, Justyna Fijołek, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease predominantly affecting the lungs, although granulomas can also involve all other organs. Fortunately, it is often a self-limiting disease and aggressive treatment is not indicated in majority of cases. However, treatment is recommended when critical organs are affected or the disease is progressive. So far, there is lack of reliable information regarding the frequency of treatment in Caucasian population or data are discordant...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686354/improvement-in-respiratory-muscle-o2-delivery-is-associated-with-less-dyspnoea-during-exercise-in-copd
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LETTER
Zafeiris Louvaris, Ioannis Vogiatzis, Helmutt Habazettl, Harrieth Wagner, Peter D Wagner, Spyros Zakynthinos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 7, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671769/chronic-coffee-consumption-and-respiratory-disease-a-systematic-review
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Tiago M Alfaro, Rita A Monteiro, Rodrigo A Cunha, Carlos Robalo Cordeiro
PURPOSE: The widespread consumption of coffee means that any biological effects from its use can lead to significant public health consequences. Chronic pulmonary diseases are extremely prevalent and responsible for one of every six deaths on a global level. METHODS: We searched major medical databases for studies reporting on the effects of coffee or caffeine consumption on a wide range of non-malignant respiratory outcomes, including incidence, prevalence, evolution or severity of respiratory disease in adults...
July 3, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665556/comparison-of-effectiveness-of-temporary-positive-expirayory-pressure-versus-oscillatory-positive-expiratory-pressure-in-severe-copd-patients
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Nicolini Antonello, Mascardi Valentina, Grecchi Bruna, Ferrari-Bravo Maura, Paolo Banfi, Barlascini Cornelius
INTRODUCTION: Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) is one of the most used technique of airway clearance for chronic pulmonary obstructive diseases. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of two devices which use PEP: Temporary -PEP (T-PEP) and Oscillatory -PEP (O-PEP) .Both therapies apply a low expiratory pressure of 1 cm H2 O creating oscillations that decrease bronchial obstruction . METHODS: A twenty-six week randomized controlled two arm parallel study evaluated their efficacy to reduce exacerbations and to improve health status assessment tests as well as respiratory function parameters in severe to very severe COPD patients ...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618190/relation-between-upper-limb-muscle-strength-with-exercise-capacity-quality-of-life-and-dyspnea-in-patients-with-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Dicle Kaymaz, İpek Çaylı Candemir, Pınar Ergün, Neşe Demir, Filiz Taşdemir, Pervin Demir
INTRODUCTION: In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), skeletal muscle weakness is characterized by reduced muscle strength, reduced muscle endurance and the presence of muscle fatigue especially in lower limbs. There has been little research into the upper limb skeletal muscles. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we aimed to investigate the relation of upper limb muscle strength with pulmonary function, exercise capacity, quality of life (QoL) and dyspnea sensation...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618180/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-a-dosimetric-factor-for-predicting-symptomatic-radiation-pneumonitis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy
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Yun Hee Lee, Hoon-Sik Choi, Hojin Jeong, Ki Mun Kang, Jin Ho Song, Won Sup Lee, Gyeong-Won Lee, Haa-Na Song, Hoon-Gu Kim, Myoung Hee Kang, Dong Yoon Rhee, Bae Kwon Jeong
OBJECTIVES: To identify the factors that predict the progression of radiological radiation pneumonitis (RP) to symptomatic RP, and to evaluate the usefulness of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as a marker of RP severity and prognosis in stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 61 patients treated between January 2010 and December 2015...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621019/one-minute-sit-to-stand-test-is-an-alternative-to-6mwt-to-measure-functional-exercise-performance-in-copd-patients
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Gregory Reychler, Eliott Boucard, Loïc Peran, Romain Pichon, Catherine Le Ber-Moy, Hakima Ouksel, Giuseppe Liistro, Arnaud Chambellan, Marc Beaumont
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is frequently associated with a reduced functional exercise performance. Even if this parameter is routinely evaluated using 6-minute walking test (6MWT), new field tests are regularly investigated as alternative tests. The aim of this study was to compare functional exercise performance evaluation by sit-to-stand test (STST) and 6MWT and to evaluate reliability and repeatability of the STST in COPD patients. METHOD: Forty-two COPD patients performed randomly two tests: 6MWT and STST...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586526/weaning-attempts-cough-strength-and-albumin-are-independent-risk-factors-of-reintubation-in-medical-patients
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Meiling Xiao, Jun Duan
BACKGROUND: Reintubation is associated with increased hospital mortality. It is necessary to identify risk factors associated with reintubation. METHODS: A prospective observational study was performed in a respiratory intensive care unit. Medical patients who successfully completed a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) were enrolled. Before extubation, age, gender, vital signs, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score, SBT attempts, cough peak flow, arterial blood gas tests, and albumin were recorded...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586150/analysis-of-viral-infection-and-biomarkers-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Tiping Yin, Zhaoqin Zhu, Zhoufang Mei, Jingjing Feng, Wanju Zhang, Yanchao He, Jindong Shi, Ling Qian, Yi Liu, Qihui Huang, Yunwen Hu, Zhijun Jie
OBJECTIVE: To investigate viral infection in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in Shanghai, and to analyze the clinical characteristics and biomarkers in viral infection. METHODS: This study included all consecutive patients who were admitted for a diagnosis of AECOPD during June 2013 to May 2015. Thirty-one stable COPD patients and 31 healthy controls were also recruited. Oropharyngeal samples were assessed, PCR for respiratory viruses were performed...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544519/the-effect-of-helium-oxygen-assisted-mechanical-ventilation-on-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-exacerbation-a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xu Wu, Chuan Shao, Liang Zhang, Jinjing Tu, Hui Xu, Zhihui Lin, Shuguang Xu, Biyun Yu, Yaodong Tang, Shanqun Li
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is often accompanied by acute exacerbations. Patients of COPD exacerbation suffering from respiratory failure often need the support of mechanical ventilation. Helium-oxygen can be used to reduce airway resistance during mechanical ventilation. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of helium-oxygen-assisted mechanical ventilation on COPD exacerbation through a meta-analysis. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search through databases of Pub Med (1966∼2016), Ovid MEDLINE (1965∼2016), Cochrane EBM (1991∼2016), EMBASE (1974∼2016) and Ovid MEDLINE was performed to identify associated studies...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544458/the-prevalence-of-asthma-and-related-symptoms-in-middle-east-countries
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REVIEW
Azam Alavinezhad, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady
OBJECTIVES: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease characterized by reversible airway constriction and airway hyperresponsiveness. Asthma is a worldwide problem and its prevalence varies among different parts of the world. There are insufficient data about the prevalence and risk factors of this disease in Middle East countries. DATA SOURCE: The objective of this review article was to determine the prevalence of asthma in Middle East countries by searching EMBASE, Medline, Web of Science and Google Scholar for articles about asthma prevalence in children and adults in this region...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544140/investigation-of-bronchiectasis-in-severe-uncontrolled-asthma
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Katerina Dimakou, Anna Gousiou, Michail Toumbis, Maria Kaponi, Serafeim Chrysikos, Loukas Thanos, Christina Triantafillidou
INTRODUCTION: The presence of bronchiectasis in patients with asthma varies in different reports, while a clear aetiological relation has not been precisely established. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the presence of bronchiectasis in patients with severe uncontrolled asthma and examine whether they contribute to the severity of asthma. METHODS: Patients with severe asthma were prospectively recruited. HRCT of the chest was performed to identify and grade bronchiectasis using the 'Smith' radiology scale...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544683/comprehensive-genetic-study-of-cystic-fibrosis-in-slovak-patients-in-25-years-of-genetic-diagnostics
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Andrea Soltysova, Eva Tothova Tarova, Andrej Ficek, Marian Baldovic, Helena Polakova, Hana Kayserova, Ludevit Kadasi
INTRODUCTION: Cystic fibrosis (CF) has one of the longest histories in hereditary disease molecular diagnostics. However, identification of causative mutations in the CFTR gene is complicated by over 2000 currently identified mutations; with more still being discovered. Knowledge of mutation spectrum may improve effective routine diagnostics and is obligatory in mutation-specific treatment. OBJECTIVES: This study presents comprehensive mutation screening of the CFTR gene; with 275 unrelated, clinically confirmed and treated cystic fibrosis (CF) patients diagnosed in 25 years genetic testing in Slovakia...
May 20, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544468/analysis-of-the-patients-with-simultaneous-bilateral-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Tevfik Ilker Akcam, Onder Kavurmaci, Ayse Gul Ergonul, Sercan Aydin, Kutsal Turhan, Alpaslan Cakan, Ufuk Cagirici
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax (SBSP) is an uncommon condition with limited data on its incidence in the literature. In this study, we aimed to describe the bilaterality in both primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax cases, and the clinical approach in simultaneous disease and prognosis of these patients. METHODS: A total of 16 patients who were followed with the diagnosis of bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax between January 2005 and January 2017 were retrospectively analyzed...
May 20, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508572/clinical-characteristics-and-factors-associated-with-mortality-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-an-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-pakistan
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Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, Huzaifa Ahmad, Maryam Hassan, Sajjad Sarwar, Aamir Abbas, Talha Shahzad, Muhammad Irfan
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive interstitial lung disease (ILD) that predominantly affects older adults. IPF has the highest mortality burden of all ILDs. Data on mortality in patients with IPF is limited in developing countries. OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with mortality in patients with IPF at a tertiary care center in Pakistan. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi, Pakistan from January 2005 to December 2015...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508461/foxp3-polymorphisms-in-interstitial-lung-disease-among-chinese-han-population-a-genetic-association-study
#16
Jianyu Yao, Tianze Zhang, Lili Zhang, Kaiyu Han, Linyou Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Both genetic and environmental factors are implicated in the pathogenesis of interstitial lung disease (ILD). Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in FOXP3 genes were implicated in the causation of some autoimmune diseases; however, association of these genes and ILD has not been reported. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether FOXP3 polymorphisms are associated with ILD in a representative Chinese population. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-seven ILD patients and 170 healthy controls were recruited; SNPs were genotyped by the Sequenom MassARRAY platform and SHEsis was used to estimate the haplotype frequencies of SNPs...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488366/efficacy-of-zinc-given-as-an-adjunct-to-the-treatment-of-severe-pneumonia-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-double-blind-and-placebo-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Linlin Wang, Yuanlin Song
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality of children. Zinc is known to play a central role in the immune system. The deficiency of zinc increased susceptibility to infectious diseases. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy of zinc given as an adjunct therapy to the treatment of severe pneumonia. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase, MEDLINE(TM) and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched to identify all randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled (DBPC) trials which evaluated the clinical efficacy of zinc given as an adjunct in the treatment of severe pneumonia and published between January 1966 and October 2015...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488322/impact-of-the-genetic-variants-of-glcci1-on-clinical-features-of-asthmatic-patients
#18
Shinji Chiba, Yutaka Nakamura, Tomoki Mizuno, Kazuyuki Abe, Yosuke Horii, Hiromi Nagashima, Nobuhito Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kanno, Tatsuo Tanita, Kohei Yamauchi
BACKGROUND: Several gene variants are associated with a response to an inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) treatment in patients with bronchial asthma. A variant of the glucocorticoid-induced transcript 1 (GLCCI1) genes has previously been associated with decreased lung function improvement upon treatment with ICSs in patients with bronchial asthma. Another report has also demonstrated that this genetic biomarker did not influence the change in flow volume in 1 second. However, no studies have considered the treatment content and the GLCCI1 variants...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488310/use-of-tbag-pha-ratio-in-distinguishing-tuberculoma-from-cancer-in-solitary-pulmonary-nodule-or-mass
#19
Feng Wang, Hongyan Hou, Hongmin Zhou, Shiji Wu, Lie Mao, Min Huang, Botao Yin, Jing Huang, Ziyong Sun
INTRODUCTION: Differentiation of tuberculoma from cancer in solitary pulmonary nodule or mass still remains a major challenge in diagnostic laboratories. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to determine the performance of T-SPOT.TB assay in discriminating these two diseases. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 331 patients with a solitary pulmonary nodule or mass on CT scans. Conventional tests and T-SPOT.TB assay were simultaneously performed in all participants...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466576/reference-value-of-induced-sputum-cell-counts-and-its-relationship-with-age-in-healthy-adults-in-guangzhou-southern-china
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Wei Luo, Qiaoli Chen, Ruchong Chen, Yanqing Xie, Hui Wang, Kefang Lai
PURPOSE: To establish the reference value of total and differential cell counts in induced sputum in healthy adults in Guangzhou, and to explore the relationship of age and gender with sputum cell counts. METHODS: A total of 185 healthy, nonatopic, never-smokers between 19 and 74 years old underwent induced sputum test with hypertonic saline (3%) inhalation. Sputum samples were collected for total and differential cell counts. RESULTS: Qualified sputum samples were obtained from 153 subjects (mean age: 43 ± 17) with a success rate of 82...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
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