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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764749/prognosis-of-chronic-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-patients-with-pulmonary-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-disease
#1
Maiko Naito, Yu Kurahara, Shiomi Yoshida, Naoya Ikegami, Takehiko Kobayashi, Shojiro Minomo, Kazunobu Tachibana, Kazunari Tsuyuguchi, Seiji Hayashi, Katsuhiro Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease (PNTM) is a known risk factor for chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA). However, few studies have focused on the prognosis of PNTM-associated CPA. In the present investigation, we aimed to elucidate the clinical course and prognostic factors of CPA in patients with PNTM. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the medical records of 62 patients with CPA and a history of PNTM who were admitted to Kinki-chuo Chest Medical Center between 2010 and 2015...
May 11, 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764752/successful-treatment-by-pembrolizumab-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-renal-disease-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-high-pd-l1-expression
#2
Shiho Ishizuka, Shinya Sakata, Chieko Yoshida, Akira Takaki, Sho Saeki, Kazuyoshi Nakamura, Kazuhiko Fujii
We report a 66-year-old Japanese male with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who was on hemodialysis. The patient harbored high programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression and was successfully treated with pembrolizumab. Laboratory examination upon diagnosis showed elevated serum creatinine (6.58 mg/dL). We administered pembrolizumab (200 mg/body) and repeated every 3 weeks. His renal dysfunction gradually progressed, hemodialysis was initiated after eight courses of pembrolizumab, and the antitumor effect was maintained at five months after hemodialysis initiation...
May 10, 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764751/needle-wash-solution-cultures-following-ebus-tbna-with-or-without-endobronchial-intubation
#3
Daisuke Minami, Nagio Takigawa, Masahide Oki, Hideo Saka, Takuo Shibayama, Katsuyuki Kiura
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a minimally invasive procedure with a high diagnostic yield in lesions adjacent to the airways. However, complications associated with EBUS-TBNA, such as mediastinitis, have recently been reported. Oral bacteria contamination in punctured lymph nodes can cause severe infections. In the current study, we investigated whether endobronchial intubation using EBUS-TBNA can prevent oral bacterial contamination of punctured lymph nodes...
May 10, 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764750/patient-oriented-optimal-depth-of-conscious-sedation-using-midazolam-during-flexible-bronchoscopy-a-prospective-open-labeled-single-arm-trial
#4
Yuichiro Takeda, Hibiki Udagawa, Shinji Nakamichi, Yasuto Yoneshima, Motoyasu Iikura, Satoshi Hirano, Go Naka, Haruhito Sugiyama
BACKGROUND: The British Thoracic Society guidelines for diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy (FB) in adults recommend that intravenous sedation should be offered to patients undergoing bronchoscopy. However, it is difficult to determine the adequate depth of sedation for each patient because of inter-individual variability. METHODS: This prospective, open-label, single-arm study was conducted in patients undergoing routine bronchus examination with FB. All patients underwent FB under local anesthesia and conscious sedation, with initial administration of 0...
May 6, 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764753/incidental-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-embolism-during-routine-convex-endobronchial-ultrasound
#5
LETTER
Mohamed Torky, Felipe Andreo, Pere Serra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764748/anticancer-drug-treatment-for-advanced-lung-cancer-with-interstitial-lung-disease
#6
REVIEW
Kohei Otsubo, Isamu Okamoto, Naoki Hamada, Yoichi Nakanishi
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a risk factor for lung cancer development and is frequently observed in patients with lung cancer. Individuals with ILD have been excluded from most prospective clinical trials of lung cancer therapies because of the risk of ILD acute exacerbation. Thus, the optimal anticancer drug treatment for such patients has yet to be established. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors are avoided for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with ILD because of the concern of acute exacerbation, and information on the effects of immune-checkpoint inhibitors is limited in these patients...
April 13, 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764747/correlation-between-clinical-features-high-resolution-computed-tomography-findings-and-a-visual-scoring-system-in-patients-with-pneumonia-due-to-mycoplasma-pneumoniae
#7
Takeshi Saraya, Kosuke Ohkuma, Yayoi Tsukahara, Takayasu Watanabe, Daisuke Kurai, Haruyuki Ishii, Hirokazu Kimura, Hajime Goto, Hajime Takizawa
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) is the primary cause of community-acquired pneumonia. We aimed to evaluate the correlation between clinical features, with special reference to hypoxemia and the total affected area obtained using high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT). METHODS: Medical records of MP pneumonia patients > 15 years of age at Kyorin University Hospital between January 2006 and November 2013 were reviewed retrospectively and compared to patients with Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia, diagnosed between January 2013 and September 2014...
April 4, 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764746/appropriateness-and-clinical-outcome-of-chest-computed-tomography-without-intravenous-contrast-a-study-conducted-in-pakistan
#8
Amjad Sattar, Sohail Ahmed Khan, Nauman Al-Qamari, Hatem Adel, Syed Omair Adil, Kashif Shafique
BACKGROUND: Chest computed tomography (CT), including high-resolution CT (HRCT), has become an integral part of modern healthcare. It enables the physician to arrive at a diagnosis using a noninvasive approach. Our practice has shown that various chest CT scans without intravenous (IV) contrast, including HRCT, have no proper clinical indication. For the same reason, we have assessed the appropriateness of chest CT without IV contrast based on the evidence-based American College of Radiology (ACR) appropriateness criteria...
March 28, 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764745/can-results-from-a-japanese-pulmonary-hypertension-registry-have-an-impact-on-western-guidelines
#9
EDITORIAL
Nobuhiro Tanabe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 13, 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773298/veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-bridged-living-donor-lung-transplantation-for-rapid-progressive-respiratory-failure-with-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#10
Ayako Shimada, Jiro Terada, Kenji Tsushima, Yoshihisa Tateishi, Ryuzo Abe, Shigeto Oda, Motomu Kobayashi, Masaomi Yamane, Takahiro Oto, Koichiro Tatsumi
Cases of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) bridged lung transplantation (LTx) are rare in Japan because an allocation system to prioritize patients based on urgency remains to be established. For critically ill patients who cannot wait for a brain-dead donor LTx, ECMO bridge to living-donor LTx may be the only practical option. A 21-year-old woman with pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was admitted to our hospital with rapidly progressive respiratory failure...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773297/the-clinical-practice-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-therapy-in-adults-a-japanese-cross-sectional-multicenter-survey
#11
Jiro Ito, Kazuma Nagata, Susumu Sato, Akira Shiraki, Naoki Nishimura, Shinyu Izumi, Ryo Tachikawa, Takeshi Morimoto, Keisuke Tomii
BACKGROUND: High-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy (HFNC) is widely used mainly in the acute care setting, but limited data are available on real-world practice in adults. The objective of this study was to describe HFNC practices in Japanese adults. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional multicenter survey of adult patients receiving HFNC from January through March 2015 was conducted in 33 participating hospitals in Japan. RESULTS: We obtained information on 321 patients (median age, 76; 218 men, 103 women; median estimated PaO2 /FI O2, 178 mm Hg) from 22 hospitals...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773296/nontuberculous-mycobacterial-and-aspergillus-infections-among-cadaveric-lung-transplant-recipients-in-japan
#12
Kazunobu Tachibana, Yoshinori Okada, Yasushi Matsuda, Kentaroh Miyoshi, Takahiro Oto, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Date, Masato Minami, Meinoshin Okumura, Akinori Iwasaki, Takeshi Shiraishi, Sumiko Maeda, Yuji Matsumura, Takahiro Nakajima, Ichiro Yoshino, Seiji Hayashi
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation is an effective treatment modality for respiratory failure. Chronic lung infections, including infections caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) and Aspergillus, are difficult to control, and uncontrolled infections are relative contraindications for lung transplantation. However, few reports have documented the incidence and outcome of these infections in lung transplant recipients. METHODS: To quantify the incidence and outcomes of colonization and disease caused by NTM and aspergillosis in recipients before and after lung transplantation, we reviewed the medical records and microbiology data from 240 consecutive cadaveric lung transplant recipients between 2000 and 2014...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773295/the-diagnostic-yield-using-ultrasound-guided-needle-aspiration-for-subpleural-primary-lung-cancer-is-not-affected-by-the-radiological-properties-of-the-lesions-resulting-from-computed-tomography
#13
Naoko Iwakami, Shin-Ichiro Iwakami, Munechika Hara, Mitsuaki Sekiya, Takashi Dambara, Kazuhisa Takahashi
BACKGROUND: It is well known that ultrasound-guided needle-aspiration (USGNA) for intrapulmonary subpleural lesion in contact with the pleura is useful and safe, and its diagnostic yield is high. However, reports concerned with the analyses of cases with intrapulmonary subpleural lesion which could not be diagnosed using USGNA are limited. The objective of this study is to clarify the radiological properties of subpleural primary lung cancer which obstruct diagnosis by USGNA. METHODS: The consecutive cases with subpleural primary lung cancer whose radiological properties could be confirmed by thoracic computed tomography (CT) without contrast enhancement (CE), and examined by USGNA at our hospital between January 1999 and December 2014 have been analyzed...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773294/gastroesophageal-reflux-symptoms-and-nasal-symptoms-affect-the-severity-of-bronchitis-symptoms-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#14
Koichi Hasegawa, Susumu Sato, Kazuya Tanimura, Yoshinori Fuseya, Kiyoshi Uemasu, Yoko Hamakawa, Atsuyasu Sato, Michiaki Mishima, Shigeo Muro, Toyohiro Hirai
BACKGROUND: Cough and sputum production (symptoms of bronchitis) are common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Extrapulmonary comorbidities, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and post-nasal drip, also cause bronchitis symptoms. The impact of extrapulmonary comorbidities on the severity of bronchitis symptoms in COPD is unknown. The aim of this study was to quantify bronchitis symptoms and assess the impact of GERD and nasal symptoms on the severity of bronchitis symptoms in COPD...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773293/usefulness-of-the-forced-oscillation-technique-in-assessing-the-therapeutic-result-of-tracheobronchial-central-airway-obstruction
#15
Masanori Yasuo, Yoshiaki Kitaguchi, Fumiya Kinota, Makoto Kosaka, Kazuhisa Urushihata, Atsuhito Ushiki, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Satoshi Kawakami, Masayuki Hanaoka
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) comprise the traditional method for detecting central airway obstruction (CAO) and evaluating therapeutic effects, but are effort-dependent. By contrast, the forced oscillation technique (FOT) is performed during tidal breathing in an effort-independent mode and is universally used to assess respiratory function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. We used the FOT to measure airway resistance and reactance in patients with CAO before and after interventional bronchoscopy and compared the results to data obtained using PFTs...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773292/health-related-quality-of-life-measurement-in-patients-with-chronic-respiratory-failure
#16
REVIEW
Toru Oga, Wolfram Windisch, Tomohiro Handa, Toyohiro Hirai, Kazuo Chin
The improvement of health-related quality of life (HRQL) is an important goal in managing patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF) receiving long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) and/or domiciliary noninvasive ventilation (NIV). Two condition-specific HRQL questionnaires have been developed to specifically assess these patients: the Maugeri Respiratory Failure Questionnaire (MRF) and the Severe Respiratory Insufficiency Questionnaire (SRI). The MRF is more advantageous in its ease of completion; conversely, the SRI measures diversified health impairments more multi-dimensionally and discriminatively with greater balance, especially in patients receiving NIV...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773291/cost-utility-of-non-invasive-mechanical-ventilation-analysis-and-implications-in-acute-respiratory-failure-a-brief-narrative-review
#17
REVIEW
Antonello Nicolini, Sven Stieglitz, Pierre Bou-Khalil, Antonio Esquinas
The growing interest in the quality of patient care at the levels of the health care managers, insurance companies, and health professionals is evident. Further, the growing population requires good quality health services. In this review, we analyzed the cost-effectiveness of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in an acute setting for the treatment of respiratory failure. The strength of this review is that it identified and summarized the most relevant studies regarding various aspects of the cost-utility of NIV in an acute setting...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773290/what-should-we-as-respiratory-physicians-communicate-to-future-generations-about-the-great-east-japan-earthquake
#18
EDITORIAL
Yoko Shibata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773289/diabetes-mellitus-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-patients-with-airflow-limitation-in-japan
#19
EDITORIAL
Shigeo Muro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773288/first-multicenter-study-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-and-or-aspergillus-infections-in-lung-transplant-recipients-in-japan
#20
EDITORIAL
Jiro Fujita
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
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