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European Clinical Respiratory Journal

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230274/factors-influencing-pharmacological-treatment-in-copd-a-comparison-of-2005-and-2014
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Josefin Sundh, Joakim Åberg, Mikael Hasselgren, Scott Montgomery, Björn Ställberg, Karin Lisspers, Christer Janson
Introduction: The aim was to investigate how the pattern of pharmacological treatment in Swedish patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has changed over a decade, and to identify factors associated with treatment. Methods: Data on patient characteristics and pharmacological treatment were collected using questionnaires from two separate cohorts of randomly selected primary and secondary care patients with a doctor's diagnosis of COPD in central Sweden, in 2005 (n = 1111) and 2014 (n = 1329)...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201290/ergospirometry-with-concurrent-fibre-optic-laryngoscopy-a-randomised-crossover-study
#2
Kiran Kafila Mirza, Emil Schwarz Walsted, Vibeke Backer
Background: Patients suffering from exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO) are subjected to several exhausting tests. We aimed to assess the feasibility of using a single test to obtain diagnostic measurements for maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) and exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO). Methods: Patients referred to the outpatient respiratory clinic at the University Hospital of Bispebjerg, Copenhagen with exercise-induced dyspnoea were evaluated for inclusion over 13 months. Eligible patients were aged 18-43 years, had a known EILO diagnosis (moderate or severe) and were inactive (self-reported activity) with less than 3 hours activity per week...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201289/evaluation-of-clinical-variables-according-to-follow-up-times-in-copd-results-from-on-sint-cohort
#3
José Luis López-Campos, Alberto Fernández-Villar, Cristina Represas Represas, Lucía Marín Barrera, Maribel Botana Rial, Cecilia López Ramírez, Ricard Casamor
Background: COPD is a chronic disease traditionally associated with increased symptoms as lung function deteriorates. Follow-up times in previous cohort studies were limited to a few years. Interestingly, newer longer observational studies show a more comprehensive picture on disease progression over time. Therefore, the question on the relevancy of the follow-up time in cohort studies remains open. Methods: The ON-SINT study is an observational, retrospective, nationwide, real-life cohort study, in which patients diagnosed with COPD were recruited between December 2011 and April 2013 by primary care (PC) and secondary care (SC) physicians...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057065/targeting-the-small-airways-with-dry-powder-adenosine-a-challenging-concept
#4
Erica van der Wiel, Anne J Lexmond, Maarten van den Berge, Dirkje S Postma, Paul Hagedoorn, Henderik W Frijlink, Martijn P Farenhorst, Anne H de Boer, Nick H T Ten Hacken
Background: Small-particle inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) provide a higher small airway deposition than large-particle ICS. However, we are still not able to identify asthma patients who will profit most from small-particle treatment. Objective: We aimed to identify these patients by selectively challenging the small and large airways. We hypothesized that the airways could be challenged selectively using small- and large-particle adenosine, both inhaled at a high and a low flow rate. Design: In this cross-over study 11 asthma subjects performed four dry powder adenosine tests, with either small (MMAD 2...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815007/appropriate-selection-for-omalizumab-treatment-in-patients-with-severe-asthma
#5
Leo Nygaard, Daniel Pilsgaard Henriksen, Hanne Madsen, Jesper Rømhild Davidsen
Background: Omalizumab improves asthma control in patients with uncontrolled severe allergic asthma; however, appropriate patient selection is crucial. Information in this field is sparse. Objective: We aimed to estimate whether potential omalizumab candidates were appropriately selected according to guidelines, and the clinical effect of omalizumab treatment over time. Design: We performed a retrospective observational study on adult patients with asthma treated with omalizumab during 2006-2015 at the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Odense University Hospital (OUH), Denmark...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815006/biomarkers-in-inflammometry-pediatric-asthma-utility-in-daily-clinical-practice
#6
REVIEW
Silvia Sánchez-García, Alicia Habernau Mena, Santiago Quirce
Asthma is a common disease in both high and lower income countries that starts early and persists often for life. A correct and accurate diagnosis, treatment and follow-up during childhood are essential for a better understanding of adult asthma and avoiding over- or under-treatment. Th2 inflammation in children with asthma symptoms is usually assessed by measuring with serum total IgE, blood eosinophilia and FeNO levels that may help to predict asthma, particularly in those infants and young children in whom lung function tests are difficult to perform...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815005/phase-i-study-evaluating-the-safety-tolerability-and-pharmacokinetics-of-a-novel-oral-dissolvable-film-containing-dexamethasone-versus-fortecortin-dexamethasone-tablets
#7
Zuzana Diamant, Gabriella Samuelsson Palmgren, Bengt Westrin, Leif Bjermer
Introduction: Systemic corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory agents with dexamethasone among the most potent in the class. Within (respiratory) allergy, systemic corticosteroids are usually applied in medical emergencies. In these situations, patients may experience physical or logistic problems taking tablets. To fulfil a practical unmet need for outpatients, Dexa ODF, an oral dissolvable film containing dexamethasone, was developed. Objectives: We compared the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (PK) of Dexa ODF with Fortecortin tablets in healthy subjects...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815004/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-among-wind-musicians-an-overlooked-disease
#8
Janne Møller, Charlotte Hyldgaard, Sissel Brix Kronborg-White, Finn Rasmussen, Elisabeth Bendstrup
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is a complex pulmonary disorder mediated by the immune system and caused by various inhaled antigens against which the subject has previously been sensitized. In about 50% of the cases, the antigen is not identified. Identification and removal of the eliciting antigen is important for the prognosis. We report two cases of HP caused by molds and atypical mycobacteria isolated from wind instruments. We present the first case of HP caused by bassoon playing and another case of HP caused by molds in a trombone...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680543/a-population-based-cohort-of-adults-with-asthma-mortality-and-participation-in-a-long-term-follow-up
#9
Helena Backman, Linnea Hedman, Caroline Stridsman, Sven-Arne Jansson, Anne Lindberg, Bo Lundbäck, Eva Rönmark
Background and objective: Asthma is a major public health concern. The aim of this study was to characterize a large population-based cohort of adults with asthma, and to study factors associated with all-cause mortality and non-participation in a long-term follow-up. Design: Random and stratified samples from five population-based cohorts were clinically examined during 1986-2001, and all subjects with asthma were included in the study (n = 2055, age 19-72 years, 55% women). Independent associations between different risk factors and (i) mortality and (ii) non-participation in a clinical follow-up in 2012-2014 were estimated...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649311/screening-tools-for-evaluation-of-depression-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-a-systematic-review
#10
K Bock, E Bendstrup, O Hilberg, A Løkke
Background: Anxiety and depression are common comorbid disorders in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), though estimates of their prevalence vary considerably. Depressive symptoms/depression are important comorbidities in COPD and an increasing interest is shown to these disorders. Depression may lead to reduced quality of life and increased morbidity and mortality. These statements underline the importance of implementing the use of screening instruments for depressive symptoms in a clinical setting...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649310/lung-ultrasound-has-limited-diagnostic-value-in-rare-cystic-lung-diseases-a-cross-sectional-study
#11
Jesper Rømhild Davidsen, Elisabeth Bendstrup, Daniel P Henriksen, Ole Graumann, Christian B Laursen
Background: Lung ultrasound (LUS) used to identify interstitial syndrome (IS) and pleural thickening related to diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD) has shown significant correlations with ground glass opacity (GGO) on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT). However, the applicability of LUS in patients with DPLD subtypes as rare cystic lung diseases has not previously been investigated. This study aimed to observe if distinctive LUS findings could be found in patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH), and Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS)...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649309/respiratory-symptoms-among-swedish-soldiers-after-military-service-abroad-association-with-time-spent-in-a-desert-environment
#12
Johannes Saers, Linda Ekerljung, Bertil Forsberg, Christer Janson
Introduction: The aim of this paper was to study whether Swedish soldiers who have served abroad had a higher prevalence of respiratory symptoms than the general population and, if this was the case, also to study whether this was associated with time spent in a desert environment. Methods:The prevalence of respiratory symptoms among 1,080 veterans from Kosovo and Afghanistan was compared with that in almost 27,000 subjects from a general population sample, using propensity score matching and logistic regression...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649308/association-between-spirometry-controlled-chest-ct-scores-using-computer-animated-biofeedback-and-clinical-markers-of-lung-disease-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
#13
Thomas Kongstad, Kent Green, Frederik Buchvald, Marianne Skov, Tania Pressler, Kim Gjerum Nielsen
Background: Computed tomography (CT) of the lungs is the gold standard for assessing the extent of structural changes in the lungs. Spirometry-controlled chest CT (SCCCT) has improved the usefulness of CT by standardising inspiratory and expiratory lung volumes during imaging. This was a single-centre cross-sectional study in children with cystic fibrosis (CF). Using SCCCT we wished to investigate the association between the quantity and extent of structural lung changes and pulmonary function outcomes, and prevalence of known CF lung pathogens...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469833/use-of-electronic-medical-records-and-biomarkers-to-manage-risk-and-resource-efficiencies
#14
Dermot Ryan, John Blakey, Alison Chisholm, David Price, Mike Thomas, Björn Ställberg, Karin Lisspers, Janwillem W H Kocks
The migration from paper to electronic medical records (EMRs) was motivated by the administrative need to record, retrieve and process increasing amounts of clinical data in the 1980s. In the intervening period, there has been growing recognition of the potential of such records for achieving care efficiencies, informing clinical decision making and real-life research. EMRs can be used to characterise patient groups, management approaches and differential outcomes. Characterisation can also help with identification of potential biomarkers for future risk determination and likely treatment response...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326182/birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#15
REVIEW
Dea Kejlberg Jensen, Anders Villumsen, Anne-Bine Skytte, Mia Gebauer Madsen, Mette Sommerlund, Elisabeth Bendstrup
Background: Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS) is a rare autosomal dominant inherited syndrome caused by mutations in the folliculin coding gene (FLCN). The clinical manifestations of the syndrome involve the skin, lungs, and kidneys. Because of the rarity of the syndrome, guidelines for diagnosis and management of the patients with BHDS are lacking. Objective: To present a case story and a review of the literature on BHDS in order to give an update on genetics, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and follow-up strategies...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326181/undiagnosed-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-patients-admitted-to-an-acute-assessment-unit
#16
Karin D Eikhof, Kristine R Olsen, N C H Wrengler, Carl Nielsen, Uffe Bodtger, Ingrid L Titlestad, Ulla M Weinreich
Introduction: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is very prevalent worldwide, yet underdiagnosed. Aim: This study investigates feasibility of performing spirometry in patients in need of acute hospital admission as well as the prevalence of undiagnosed COPD in the same cohort. Methods: During a two-week period, all patients admitted to three large acute assessment units were evaluated. Patients ≥ 18 years, able to perform spirometry, with no surgery to the thorax or abdomen within the last weeks and no known COPD was included...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326180/are-physicians-in-primary-health-care-able-to-recognize-pulmonary-fibrosis
#17
Minna Purokivi, Ulla Hodgson, Marjukka Myllärniemi, Eija-Riitta Salomaa, Riitta Kaarteenaho
Background: The early diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has become increasingly important due to evolving treatment options. IPF patients experience a significant delay in receiving an accurate diagnosis, thus delayed access to tertiary care is associated with higher mortality independently from disease severity. Objective: The aims were to evaluate whether there had been a delay in the referral process, and to determine whether the referring doctors had suspected IPF or other interstitial lung disease (ILD) already during the time of referral...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326179/clinic-continuity-of-care-clinical-outcomes-and-direct-costs-for-copd-in-sweden-a-population-based-cohort-study
#18
Sofia Sveréus, Kjell Larsson, Clas Rehnberg
Introduction: In this study we investigate whether clinic level continuity of care (COC) for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with better health care outcomes and lower costs in a Swedish setting. Methods: Individuals with COPD (N = 20,187) were identified through ICD-10 codes in all Stockholm County health care registries in 2007-2011 (59% female, 40% in the age group 65-74 years). We followed the individuals prospectively for 365 days after their first outpatient visit in 2012...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326178/introduction-of-cryobiopsies-in-the-diagnostics-of-interstitial-lung-diseases-experiences-in-a-referral-center
#19
Sissel Kronborg-White, Birgitte Folkersen, Torben Riis Rasmussen, Nina Voldby, Line Bille Madsen, Finn Rasmussen, Venerino Poletti, Elisabeth Bendstrup
Introduction: Transbronchial cryobiopsies (cTBB) has emerged as a new method for obtaining lung tissue biopsies in the diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs). Until now, it has been used in a few highly specialized interventional centers and has shown promising results in obtaining a definite diagnosis of ILDs. Method: All patients undergoing a cTBB between November 2015 and June 2016 were included in this case series study. Data on patient demographics, high-resolution computed tomography patterns, size and number of biopsies, histology patterns, the contribution to a confident diagnosis and complications were registered...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326177/characterization-of-secondary-care-for-copd-in-sweden
#20
Josefin Sundh, Christer Janson, Gunnar Johansson, Anders Lindén, Claes-Göran Löfdahl, Thomas Sandström, Kjell Larsson
Introduction: Only a selected proportion of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients are managed in secondary care. The aim of this study was to characterize disease severity, treatment and structure of secondary care for COPD in Sweden. Methods: Information was collected from 29 of 33 existing secondary care units of respiratory medicine in Sweden, using both individual data from 373 consecutively enrolled COPD patients with Global initiative on Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) stage III-IV and a structural questionnaire about available resources at the units...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
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