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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085229/importance-of-pulmonary-artery-to-ascending-aorta-ratio-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Sinem Iliaz, Elif Tanriverdio, Efsun Gonca Ugur Chousein, Sakine Ozturk, Raim Iliaz, Erdogan Cetinkaya, Emel Caglar
INTRODUCTION: Recent articles revealed that an increased main pulmonary artery to ascending aorta ratio (PA/A) in thorax computed tomography (CT) correlated with pulmonary hypertension, and might be linked to a high probability of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations. OBJECTIVES: In this study, our aim was to evaluate the clinical importance of PA/A in patients with exacerbations of COPD and investigate its relationship with the number of exacerbations in one year or short/long-term mortality after hospital discharge...
January 13, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085227/snoring-and-components-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-southeastern-chinese-adults-a-community-based-study
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Jianchai Huang, Jiachao Qi, Qichang Lin, Shuqi Li, Gongping Chen, Haibo Ding, Jianming Zhao
INTRODUCTION: Snoring has been associated with a number of abnormal conditions, but little work has been done on its association with components of metabolic syndrome based on the epidemiology in Chinese adults. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. METHODS: A two-stage, cross-sectional community-based study was performed in Fuzhou, Southeast China, from 2005 to 2009. Stage 1: 5500 subjects were administered a questionnaire. Data on self-reported snoring status, daytime somnolence, demographic data, disease histories, and potential confounders were collected and anthropometric measurements were performed...
January 13, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063201/relation-between-dynamic-change-of-red-cell-distribution-width-and-30-day-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Selçuk Yazıcı, Tuncay Kırış, Ufuk Sadık Ceylan, Sait Terzi, Ahmet Okan Uzun, Ayşe Emre, Kemal Yeşilçimen
Introduction and Objectives Recent studies suggest that an increase in red cell distribution width (RDW) levels have a better prognostic value than a single measurement. In the current study, we investigated the predictive value of increasing RDW levels for mortality in acute pulmonary emboli (APE) patients. Materials and Methods For the study, 199 APE patients who were hospitalized were enrolled. Patients were divided into three groups according to their admission and 24(th) hour RDW values. Patients for whom both RDW values normal were put in group 1 (normal); patients with admission RDW > 14...
January 7, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063199/diagnostic-accuracy-of-echocardiography-combined-with-chest-ct-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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Adil Shujaat, Abubakr A Bajwa, Farah Al-Saffar, Jason Bellardini, Lisa Jones, James D Cury
BACKGROUND: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and computerized axial tomography (CT) are complementary imaging techniques. It is possible that a combination of the two may offer a better way of identifying pulmonary hypertension (PH) than either one alone. OBJECTIVES: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of TTE combined with chest CT in pulmonary hypertension. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of consecutive patients who had undergone TTE, CT and right heart catheterization (RHC) between 7/1/2008 and 6/30/2012...
January 7, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054460/clinical-importance-of-cross-sectional-area-of-intercostal-muscles-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Sunmi Ju, Seung Jun Lee, Mi Jung Park, Yu Ji Cho, Yi Yeong Jeong, Kyung Nyeo Jeon, Kyung Soo Bae, Ho Cheol Kim, Jong Deog Lee
INTRODUCTION: Limb muscle wasting is one of main systemic manifestation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the change of respiratory muscle is unclear. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the intercostal muscles (ICMs) in patients with COPD, using chest computed tomography (CT) and determined its association with the clinical characteristics of COPD. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 60 patients with stable COPD and compared them with 30 controls...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052583/pulmonary-hypertension-in-advanced-lung-diseases-echocardiography-as-an-important-part-of-patient-evaluation-for-lung-transplantation
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Jolanta Nowak, Bartosz Hudzik, Dariusz Jastrze Bski, Jacek T Niedziela, Piotr Rozentryt, Jacek Wojarski, Marek Ochman, Wojciech Karolak, Sławomir Żegleń, Marek Gierlotka, Mariusz Gąsior
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is common complication in advanced lung disease. Echocardiography provides additional information and may be useful to assess PH probability. OBJECTIVES: The usefulness of combination of well-known echocardiographic parameters in detecting PH in patients with advanced lung disease referred for lung transplantation was evaluated. METHODS: The study population consisted of 37 consecutive patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), 20 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and 8 patients with other interstitial lung diseases...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052531/is-the-electrocardiogram-still-useful-in-detecting-right-ventricular-abnormalities-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-when-compared-to-echocardiography
#7
LETTER
Alfredo E Lamela Domenech, Angel López-Candales
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033666/response-letter-to-letter-to-the-editor-regarding-article-entitled-what-should-be-taken-into-account-during-study-on-immunoregulatory-effects-of-helminths-a-critical-analyzing-on-downregulation-of-immune-responses-in-asthmatic-patients-by-es-products-of-marshallagia
#8
Farahzad Jabbari Azad, Fatemeh Kiaee, Abdorahim Rezaei, Reza Farid Hosseini, Nushinmehr Soleimani, Hassan Borji
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 29, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026153/clinical-and-hemodynamic-characteristics-of-pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-interstitial-lung-disease-in-china
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Lan Wang, Qin-Hua Zhao, Bigyan Pudasaini, Rong Jiang, Su-Gang Gong, Jing He, Ping Yuan, Jin-Ming Liu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an important complication of interstitial lung disease (ILD). The aim of the present study was to investigate characteristics and prognosis of ILD associated PH in a predominantly Chinese patient cohort. METHODS: Consecutive patients with ILD associated PH, confirmed by right heart catheterization at shanghai pulmonary hospital were included in the study. Characteristics at baseline and during follow-up, as well as survival, were analyzed...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026144/deciduoid-mesothelioma-of-the-thorax-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-scientific-literature
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REVIEW
Panagiotis Paliogiannis, Carlo Putzu, Giorgio Carlo Ginesu, Maria Laura Cossu, Claudio Francesco Feo, Federico Attene, Fabrizio Scognamillo, Rita Nonnis, Antonio Cossu, Giuseppe Palmieri, Pietro Pirina, Alessandro Fois
OBJECTIVE: Deciduoid mesothelioma is a rare variant of malignant epithelioid mesothelioma. It often involves the peritoneum, but also thoracic cases have been reported. The aim of the present review is to describe the demographic, clinical, radiological, and pathological features of such a rare variant of thoracic mesothelioma, and the state of the art regarding the therapeutic approaches currently available. DATA SOURCE: English-language articles published from 1985 to June 2016, and related to thoracic deciduoid mesothelioma cases were retrieved using the Pubmed database...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026133/role-of-increased-mean-platelet-volume-mpv-and-decreased-mpv-platelet-count-ratio-as-poor-prognostic-factors-in-lung-cancer
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Muhyettin Omar, Ozgur Tanriverdi, Suna Cokmert, Esin Oktay, Ozlem Yersal, Kezban Nur Pilancı, Serkan Menekse, Muharrem Kocar, Cenk Ahmet Sen, Cetin Ordu, Gamze Goksel, Nezih Meydan, Sabri Barutca
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we investigated whether mean thrombocyte volume (MPV) and MPV/platelet count ratio have a prognostic significance in advanced NSCLC or not Methods:A total of 496 NSCLC patients at stage IIIB/IV and did not meet exclusion criteria were included in the study. The demographic fetaures (age, gender, smoking habit), clinical characteristics (performance status, weight loss, disease stage, first-line treatment regimen), laboratory tests (levels of hemoglobin, lactate dehydrogenase and calcium as well as MPV, MPV/platelet count ratio and counts of white blood cell, platelet), and histological features (histologic type, tumor grade) were recorded...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026127/well-differentiated-bronchial-neuroendocrine-tumours-clinical-management-and-outcomes-in-105-patients
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Marinos Pericleous, Anna Karpathakis, Christos Toumpanakis, Heather Lumgair, Jonathan Reiner, Laura Marelli, Christina Thirlwell, Martyn E Caplin
INTRODUCTION: Bronchial neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are rare tumours representing approximately 20-30% of all neuroendocrine tumours and 2-3% of all adult lung cancers. Here, we present a large case series of well-differentiated bronchial NETs with the aim of investigating the behaviour of these tumours and long-term outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 105 patients with bronchial NETs managed in a tertiary referral centre in the period between January 1998-January 2012...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026119/bench-evaluation-of-commercially-available-and-newly-developed-interfaces-for-mouthpiece-ventilation
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Adam Ogna, Helene Prigent, Line Falaize, Karl Leroux, Dante Santos, Isabelle Vaugier, David Orlikowski, Frederic Lofaso
INTRODUCTION: Mouthpiece ventilation represents a valuable treatment for patients needing daytime non-invasive ventilation. This modality is however underused, in part because of limitations in the available equipment. OBJECTIVE: To develop a new flexible and moldable mouthpiece, aiming to address some of the issues of the currently available interfaces. METHODS: We compared two commercially available and the newly developed mouthpieces in a bench test using four life-support home ventilators and three settings per ventilator...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026118/mounier-kuhn-syndrome-tracheobronchomegaly-an-analysis-of-eleven-cases
#14
Recep Akgedik, Harun Karamanli, Deniz Kizilirmak, Ali Bekir Kurt, Hasan Öztürk, Berna Botan Yildirim, Lütfullah Çakir
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Mounier-Kuhn syndrome (MKS) is a congenital disorder characterized by tracheobronchomegaly resulting from the absence of elastic fibers in the trachea and main bronchi or atrophy and thinning of the smooth muscle layer. In this syndrome, dead space associated with tracheobronchomegaly increases and discharge of secretions decreases because of ineffective coughing. The most common complications are recurrent lower respiratory tract infections and bronchiectasis. We examined the clinical characteristics, radiological features, and related complications of patients with MKS...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026113/prognostic-evaluation-by-oxygenation-with-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-in-acute-exacerbation-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Atsushi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Masahiko Ando, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Tomoki Kimura, Kensuke Kataoka, Toshiaki Matsuda, Toshiki Yokoyama, Koji Sakamoto, Yoshinori Hasegawa
INTRODUCTION: Acute exacerbation (AE) is a severe complication of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which shares some common pathological features with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The new definition of ARDS requires positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) to assess gas exchange and has better predictive validity for short-term mortality compared with the previous definition. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic utility of oxygenation with PEEP in AE-IPF...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019716/assessment-by-airway-ellipticity-on-cine-mri-to-differentiate-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Tsukasa Kojima, Masateru Kawakubo, Mari K Nishizaka, Anita Rahmawati, Shin-Ichi Ando, Akiko Chishaki, Yasuhiko Nakamura, Michinobu Nagao
INTRODUCTION: The severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is assessed by the apnea-hypopnea-index (AHI) determined from polysomnography (PSG). However, PSG requires a specialized facility with well-trained specialists and takes overnight. Therefore, simple tools, which could distinguish severe OSA, have been needed before performing PSG. OBJECTIVES: We propose the new index using cine-MRI as a screening test to differentiate severe OSA patients, who would need PSG and proper treatment...
December 26, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997741/advances-in-pleuroscopy
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REVIEW
Stavros Anevlavis, Marios E Froudarakis
OBJECTIVES: To describe the technique of pleuroscopy, its clinical uses such as diagnosis of exudative pleural effusion, treatment of pleural infection, treatment of pneumothorax and diagnosis and pleurodesis of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Also to describe the newer techniques developed such as minothoracoscopy, semirigid thoracoscopy, narrow band imaging pleuroscopy, infrared pleuroscopy, autofluorescence pleuroscopy. DATA SOURCE: We searched the pubmed the last decade for publications with the key words pleuroscopy, medical thoracoscopy, pneumothorax and pleuroscopy, malignant pleural mesothelioma, minothoracoscopy, semirigid thoracoscopy, autofluorescence pleuroscopy...
December 20, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997739/is-oxygen-saturation-variable-of-simplified-pulmonary-embolism-severity-index-reliable-for-identification-of-patients-suitable-for-outpatient-treatment
#18
Serhat Erol, Aslıhan Gürün Kaya, Fatma Arslan Ciftçi, Aydın Çiledağ, Elif Şen, Akın Kaya, Gökhan Çelik, İsmail Savaş
INTRODUCTION: The pulmonary embolism severity index (PESI) or simplified version (sPESI) are widely validated risk scores for the identification of eligible patients for outpatient treatment. Saturation is one of these criteria. For this metric, saturation of 90% or greater is assigned zero points. However, 90% saturation does not always exclude hypoxemic respiratory failure. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were first was to define corresponding partial arterial oxygen pressure (PaO2 ) values according to saturation in pulmonary embolism (PE) patients, and the second was to define a target saturation that can exclude hypoxemic respiratory failure and enable secure discharge of PE patients from emergency departments...
December 20, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925453/chest-computed-tomography-scores-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-colonized-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa
#19
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
#20
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
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