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Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152261/copd-management-as-a-model-for-all-chronic-respiratory-conditions-report-of-the-4-th-consensus-conference-in-respiratory-medicine
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Stefano Nardini, Fernando De Benedetto, Claudio M Sanguinetti, Salvatore Bellofiore, Stefano Carlone, Salvatore Privitera, Luciano Sagliocca, Emmanuele Tupputi, Claudio Baccarani, Gennaro Caiffa, Maria Consiglia Calabrese, Antonio Capuozzo, Salvatore Cauchi, Valentina Conio, Giuseppe Coratella, Franco Crismancich, Roberto W Dal Negro, Franco Dellarole, Maurizio Delucchi, Carlo Favaretti, Silvia Forte, Franca Matilde Gallo, Riccardo Giuliano, Marco Grandi, Antonino Grillo, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Enrico Guffanti, Salvatore Locicero, Francesco Paolo Lombardo, Marco Mantero, Roberto Marasso, Laura Martino, Michele Mastroberardino, Carlo Mereu, Roberto Messina, Margherita Neri, Bruno Franco Novelletto, Paolo Parente, Sergio Pasquinucci, Massimo Pistolesi, Mario Polverino, Agnese Posca, Luca Richeldi, Fernando Roccia, Ettore Saffi Giustini, Michelangelo Salemi, Salvatore Santacroce, Mario Schisano, Matteo Schisano, Eleonora Selvi, Andrea Silenzi, Patrizio Soverina, Claudio Taranto, Marta Ugolini, Piero Visaggi, Alessandro Zanasi
Background: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 40 million people each year. The management of chronic respiratory NCDs such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is particularly critical in Italy, where they are widespread and represent a heavy burden on healthcare resources. It is thus important to redefine the role and responsibility of respiratory specialists and their scientific societies, together with that of the whole healthcare system, in order to create a sustainable management of COPD, which could become a model for other chronic respiratory conditions...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118982/uneven-distribution-of-professors-and-instructors-in-medical-disciplines-dealing-with-the-four-main-chronic-non-communicable-diseases-the-case-of-the-italian-universities
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Giovanni Viegi, Stefano Centanni, Francesco Blasi
Background: Chronic (non-communicable) diseases (NCD) -- principally cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes -- are leading causes of death and disability. There is the need to adopt a core University curriculum which let students be taught by teachers who are experts of the four main NCD, for reaching the public health goals proposed by the UN and the WHO. Methods: Our aim was to assess whether all medical students, regardless of the Italian university of enrolment, have an equal opportunity to be educated by an expert teacher in each of the four NCD...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090095/case-finding-for-alpha1-antitrypsin-deficiency-in-kazakh-patients-with-copd
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Ardak Zhumagaliyeva, Stefania Ottaviani, Timm Greulich, Marina Gorrini, Claus Vogelmeier, Ludmila Karazhanova, Gulmira Nurgazina, Annalisa DeSilvestri, Victor Kotke, Valentina Barzon, Michele Zorzetto, Angelo Corsico, Ilaria Ferrarotti
BACKGROUND: Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is an under-diagnosed condition in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to screen for AATD in Kazakh patients with COPD using dried blood spot specimens. METHODS: The alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) concentration was determined by nephelometry, PCR was used to detect PiS and PiZ alleles; and isoelectric focusing was used to confirm questionable genotype results and detect rare AAT variants...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034094/antibiotic-therapy-supportive-treatment-and-management-of-immunomodulation-inflammation-response-in-community-acquired-pneumonia-review-of-recommendations
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Marco Mantero, Paolo Tarsia, Andrea Gramegna, Sonia Henchi, Nicolò Vanoni, Marta Di Pasquale
Community-acquired pneumonia is a common and serious disease, with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Management and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia are described in three main documents: the 2007 American Thoracic Society guidelines, the 2011 European Respiratory Society guidelines, and the 2009 British Thoracic Society guidelines, updated by the NICE in 2015. Despite the validity of current guidelines in improving prognosis and management of patients with community-acquired pneumonia, not all recommendations have high levels of evidence and there are still some controversial issues...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975027/second-lung-malignancy-and-richter-syndrome-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Ghassen Soussi, Selsabil Daboussi, Samira Mhamdi, Zied Moatemri, Hela Ghedira, Chiraz Aichaouia, Mohsen Khadhraoui, Faouzi El Mezni, Rezaik Cheikh
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most frequent lymphoproliferative disease. Transformation into Richter disease and occurrence of second malignancies involving the lungs are rare complications. The hallmarks of any thoracic involvement are still unknown. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 56-year-old male patient, with history of tobacco smoking, who presented with recurrent hemoptysis, fatigue and weight loss. Physical examination was normal except a slightly enlarged supraclavicular lymph node...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959443/effects-of-combination-therapy-indacaterol-glycopyrronium-versus-tiotropium-on-moderate-to-severe-copd-evaluation-of-impulse-oscillometry-and-exacerbation-rate
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Antonio Molino, Francesca Simioli, Anna Agnese Stanziola, Mauro Mormile, Maria Martino, Maria D'Amato
BACKGROUND: Small airways are considered the major site of airflow limitation in COPD. Impulse oscillometry (IOS) is a forced oscillation technique, which provides passive measurement of lung mechanics. It can differentiate small airway from large airway obstruction and is more sensitive than spirometry for peripheral airway disease. In this study the efficacy of the combination of Indacaterol/Glycopirronium (IND/GLY) versus Tiotropium on airway resistance (R5, R20, R5-20), lung reactance (X) and resonant frequency in moderate to severe COPD patients has been evaluated...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904792/desmoplastic-small-round-cell-tumors-of-the-pleura-a-review-of-the-clinical-literature
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REVIEW
Alessandro Giuseppe Fois, Pietro Pirina, Antonella Arcadu, Francesca Becciu, Sandra Manca, Viviana Marras, Sara Canu, Gaetano Castagna, Giorgio Carlo Ginesu, Angelo Zinellu, Panagiotis Paliogiannis
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor of the pleura is a rare malignancy, with only a few cases reported in the scientific literature. The aim of the present review is to discuss the demographic, pathological, clinical, and therapeutic features of this rare tumor. English-language articles published since 1989, when the first case of desmoplastic small round cell tumor of the pleura was described, were retrieved, and fifteen cases included in fourteen articles were revised. The mean age of the patients was 25...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835819/could-eosinophilia-predict-clinical-severity-in-nasal-polyps
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Figen Aslan, Eren Altun, Serpil Paksoy, Gulay Turan
BACKGROUND: Although nasal polyps are one of the most frequent diseases, their etiopathogenesis remains unclear.Since eosinophils are the main inflammatory cells in the substantial proportion of nasal polyp tissues, they are considered potentially responsible for the etiopathogenesis and prognosis of the disease. Aim of this study was to investigate the relation between mucosal and peripheral eosinophilia and their relation with disease severity in nasal polyps. METHODS: The study included 53 patients with nasal polyps who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794876/the-history-and-epidemiology-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-corona-virus
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REVIEW
Aisha M Al-Osail, Marwan J Al-Wazzah
Corona viruses cause common cold, and infections caused by corona viruses are generally self-resolving. During the last 4 years, corona viruses have become the most important viruses worldwide because of the occurrence of several recent deaths caused by corona viruses in Saudi Arabia. Spread of the infection occurred worldwide; however, most cases of mortality have occurred in the Middle East. Owing to the predominance of outbreaks in the Middle Eastern countries, the virus was renamed a Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) by the Corona virus Study Group...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725424/implementation-of-gold-consensus-report-in-real-life-results-from-the-velletri-lariano-vela-cohort
#10
G De Filippi, M Lallini, G De Riggi, G Marchetti, C M Dimartino, A M Russetti, E Ferrari, R Pistelli, M S Magnoni, M Riparbelli, A Rizzi, P Angeletti
BACKGROUND: COPD is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Pharmacotherapy improves quality of life and reduces exacerbations although low adherence with prescribed treatments may represent a barrier to optimal disease management. The first objective of this paper is to report the distribution of COPD patients according to GOLD categories, in a sample of patients from a cohort study in an area of the Latium region in Italy. The second objective is to evaluate the agreement between the distributions of severity obtained from the HCPs and the experts included in the study board (Board)...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670453/novel-aspects-in-diagnostic-approach-to-respiratory-patients-is-it-the-time-for-a-new-semiotics
#11
Gino Soldati, Andrea Smargiassi, Alberto A Mariani, Riccardo Inchingolo
Medical approach to patients is a fundamental step to get the correct diagnosis. The aim of this paper is to analyze some aspects of the reasoning process inherent in medical diagnosis in our era. Pathologic signs (anamnestic data, symptoms, semiotics, laboratory and strumental findings) represent informative phenomena to be integrated for inferring a diagnosis. Thus, diagnosis begins with "signs" and finishes in a probability of disease. The abductive reasoning process is the generation of a hypothesis to explain one or more observations (signs) in order to decide between alternative explanations searching the best one...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652914/erratum-to-recent-advances-in-capsule-based-dry-powder-inhaler-technology
#12
Federico Lavorini, Massimo Pistolesi, Omar S Usmani
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s40248-017-0092-5.].
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593046/erratum-to-the-evidence-on-tiotropium-bromide-in-asthma-from-the-rationale-to-the-bedside
#13
Dejan Radovanovic, Pierachille Santus, Francesco Blasi, Marco Mantero
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s40248-017-0094-3.].
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560038/mutational-status-predicts-the-risk-of-thromboembolic-events-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#14
Elsa Davidsson, Nicola Murgia, Cristian Ortiz-Villalón, Emil Wiklundh, Magnus Sköld, Karl Gustav Kölbeck, Giovanni Ferrara
BACKGROUND: Precision medicine promises to improve prognosis of patients affected by untreatable diseases. Patients with lung cancer (especially lung adenocarcinoma) bear an increased risk of VTE. Mutations in the EGFR and rearrangement in the ALK genes identify specific subgroups of patients. Aim of this study was to investigate the role of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) mutational status on the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in lung adenocarcinoma...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560037/instant-velocity-and-consistency-of-emitted-cloud-change-by-the-different-levels-of-canister-filling-with-metered-dose-inhalers-mdis-but-not-with-soft-mist-inhalers-smis-a%C3%A2-bench-study
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Roberto W Dal Negro, Pietro Longo, Orestepaolo Villanis Ziani, Luca Bonadiman, Paola Turco
BACKGROUND: Inhalation is the preferred route for respiratory drug delivery, but several factors contribute to the variability of the respirable dose fraction. Instant velocity and the dynamic characteristics of the droplet cloud represent crucial factors. Aim was to measure and compare the instant velocity and the consistency of emitted cloud from five different MDIs (A - Salbutamol sulphate 100mcg, GSK; B - Salbutamol sulphate 100mcg, Valeas; C - Salmeterol xinafoate/Fluticasone propionate 25/125mcg, GSK; D - Formoterol fumarate/Bechlomethasone propionate 6/100mcg, Chiesi; E - Formoterol fumarate/Fluticasone dipropionate 5/125mcg, Mundipharma) and one SMI (Tiotropium bromide 5mcg, Boehringer Ingelheim), at different distance from the nozzle and canister filling...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536654/recent-advances-in-capsule-based-dry-powder-inhaler-technology
#16
REVIEW
Federico Lavorini, Massimo Pistolesi, Omar S Usmani
Pulmonary drug delivery is currently the focus of accelerated research and development because of the potential to produce maximum therapeutic benefit to patients by directly targeting drug to the site of pathology in the lungs. Among the available delivery options, the dry powder inhaler (DPI) is the preferred device for the treatment of an increasingly diverse range of diseases. However, because drug delivery from a DPI involves a complex interaction between the device and the patient, the engineering development of this medical technology is proving to be a great challenge...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533903/using-paco2-values-to-grade-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-severity-a-retrospective-study
#17
Mario Francesco Damiani, Vito Antonio Falcone, Pierluigi Carratù, Cristina Scoditti, Elioda Bega, Silvano Dragonieri, Alfredo Scoditti, Onofrio Resta
BACKGROUND: To date, an important aspect that has still not been clarified is the assessment of OHS severity. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate whether grading OHS severity according to PaCO2 values may be useful in order to provide a more definite characterization and targeted management of patients. In this regard, baseline anthropometric and sleep polygraphic characteristics, treatment options, and follow up outcomes, were compared between OHS patients with different degree of severity (as assessed according to PaCO2 values)...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503304/clinico-pathologic-presentation-of-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-in-egyptian-patients-a-multidisciplinary-study
#18
Dalia Abd El-Kareem, Yosri M Akl, Gina A Nakhla, Ali A Elhindawi, Mahmoud A Eltorky
BACKGROUND: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is a common diffuse parenchymal lung disease in Egypt which can be difficult to recognize due to the dynamic symptoms & associated environmental factors. METHODS: Forty-three Egyptian patients were enrolled in this study, presenting with dyspnea and cough, predominant ground-glass opacity (GGO) in high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) where lung biopsy was needed to establish the diagnosis. RESULTS: The age range was 15 to 60 years...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484598/the-evidence-on-tiotropium-bromide-in-asthma-from-the-rationale-to-the-bedside
#19
REVIEW
Dejan Radovanovic, Pierachille Santus, Francesco Blasi, Marco Mantero
Severe and poorly controlled asthma still accounts for a great portion of the patients affected. Disease control and future risk management have been identified by international guidelines as the main goals in patients with asthma. The need for new treatment approaches has led to reconsider anticholinergic drugs as an option for asthma treatment. Tiotropium is the first anticholinergic drug that has been approved for children and adults with poorly controlled asthma and is currently considered as an option for steps 4 and 5 of the Global Initiative for Asthma...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435672/tele-medicine-in-respiratory-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Nicolino Ambrosino, Dewi Nurul Makhabah, Yusup Subagio Sutanto
Information and Communication Technologies applied to health care and advances in sensor and data transmission technology allowed tele-medicine based programs of care also for patients with respiratory diseases. Different sensors, transmission devices and interventions are used in tele-medicine for some indications. Patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, asthma, neuromuscular diseases, ventilator assisted individuals and those undergoing pulmonary rehabilitation programs may benefit from this approach...
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