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Interventional Pulmonology or pneumology

Christophe Colas-Ribas, Isabelle Signolet, Samir Henni, Mathieu Feuillloy, Frédéric Gagnadoux, Pierre Abraham
The prevalence of pulmonary disease in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) has not been extensively studied. Recent evidence has shown that ∼20% of the patients have an atypical chest transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcpO2) pattern during exercise, which suggests walking-induced hypoxemia. The main objectives of this study were to: (1) describe in a retrospective way the characteristics of the patients suffering from claudication, who attended a treadmill testing in our laboratory, (2) assess the prevalence of known or unknown pulmonary disease...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jouke T Annema, Ioannis Vogiatzis, Aleksander Grgic, Katerina Antoniou, Björn Ställberg, Felix F Herth
This article contains highlights and a selection of the scientific advances from the Clinical Assembly that were presented at the 2015 European Respiratory Society International Congress in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The most relevant topics for clinicians will be discussed, covering a wide range of areas including interventional pulmonology, rehabilitation and chronic care, thoracic imaging, diffuse and parenchymal lung diseases, and general practice and primary care. In this comprehensive review, exciting novel data will be discussed and put into perspective...
July 2016: ERJ Open Research
Ahmed H El-Sherief, Charles T Lau, Nancy A Obuchowski, Atul C Mehta, Thomas W Rice, Eugene H Blackstone
BACKGROUND: Accurate and consistent regional lymph node classification (N) is an important element in the staging and multidisciplinary management of lung cancer. Regional lymph node definition sets-lymph node maps-have been created to standardize N. In 2009, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) introduced a lymph node map to supersede all pre-existing lymph node maps. AIM: To study if, and how lung cancer specialists apply the IASLC lymph node map when classifying thoracic lymph nodes encountered on computed tomography (CT) during lung cancer staging...
October 3, 2016: Chest
Jeffrey S Iding, William Krimsky, Robert Browning
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in lung cancer treatment have changed the requirement for the amount and quality of biopsy specimens needed to characterize the tumor and select the best treatment. One adjunct to guide the bronchoscopist on the quality and quantity of specimens during bronchoscopic biopsies for the diagnosis of lung cancer is rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of cytological specimens. This technique has been shown to add to the diagnostic yield of bronchoscopy when obtaining adequate specimens for molecular profiling in lung cancer...
July 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Sohan Seth, Ahsan R Akram, Paul McCool, Jody Westerfeld, David Wilson, Stephen McLaughlin, Kevin Dhaliwal, Christopher K I Williams
Solitary pulmonary nodules are common, often incidental findings on chest CT scans. The investigation of pulmonary nodules is time-consuming and often leads to protracted follow-up with ongoing radiological surveillance, however, clinical calculators that assess the risk of the nodule being malignant exist to help in the stratification of patients. Furthermore recent advances in interventional pulmonology include the ability to both navigate to nodules and also to perform autofluorescence endomicroscopy. In this study we assessed the efficacy of incorporating additional information from label-free fibre-based optical endomicrosopy of the nodule on assessing risk of malignancy...
2016: Scientific Reports
Sonia Maria Martins, William Salibe-Filho, Luís Paulo Tonioli, Luís Eduardo Pfingesten, Patrícia Dias Braz, Juliet McDonnell, Siân Williams, Débora do Carmo, Jaime Correia de Sousa, Hilary Pinnock, Rafael Stelmach
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are leading causes of hospitalisation and death in the city of Sao Bernardo do Campo. The municipality had difficulties in sustaining a pulmonology specialist team. Local policy has strengthened the knowledge of the primary care teams to improve the management of these diseases. Our aim is to pilot the implementation of an educational intervention based on collaborative care focused on reducing respiratory-related referrals. We implemented 'matrix support': a Brazilian collaborative educational intervention promoting specialist training and support for primary care physicians in three health territories with the highest number of referrals...
2016: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
Megan E Daly, Jonathan W Riess
Optimal multidisciplinary care of the lung cancer patient at all stages should encompass integration of the key relevant medical specialties, including not only medical, surgical, and radiation oncology, but also pulmonology, interventional and diagnostic radiology, pathology, palliative care, and supportive services such as physical therapy, case management, smoking cessation, and nutrition. Multidisciplinary management starts at staging and tissue diagnosis with pathologic and molecular phenotyping, extends through selection of a treatment modality or modalities, management of treatment and cancer-related symptoms, and to survivorship and end-of-life care...
2016: Cancer Treatment and Research
Levent Dalar, Seda Tural Önür, Cengiz Özdemir, Sinem Nedime Sökücü, Ahmet Levent Karasulu, Sedat Altin
BACKGROUND/AIM: Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) leads to the obstruction of expiratory airflow and interference with secretion clearance. Stabilization of the airway wall using a silicon stent or laser coagulation of the posterior wall may be treatment options. This study aimed to retrospectively analyze which interventional bronchoscopic method could be used to provide airway stabilization and gain control of symptoms and for whom this method could be used. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients who had received treatment in our interventional pulmonology unit were analyzed...
2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Margarida Torres Redondo, Elsa Campoa, Luis Ruano, Maria Sucena
BACKGROUND: Measures of health related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with α1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) can help to determine the impact of the disease and provide an important insight into the intervention outcomes. There is few data regarding this issue in the literature. The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between HRQoL and gender, functional parameters and history of hospitalizations in patients with AATD. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of 26 patients with severe AATD recruited in the pulmonology outpatient clinic at a tertiary care medical center...
July 25, 2016: Archivos de Bronconeumología
D Gompelmann, F J F Herth
Bronchoscopy plays a significant role in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary diseases. Hemoptysis, or central airway obstruction, is a common indication for interventional bronchoscopy. In addition, the treatment of early lung cancer is the domain of bronchoscopy in inoperable patients. In recent years, endoscopic techniques have also been established as new therapeutic options in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and uncontrolled bronchial asthma.
August 2016: Der Internist
P Gao, S L Guo, Y S Li
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May 2016: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Lida Fadaizadeh, Mahsa Sadat Hoseyni, Elham Shajareh, Gholamreza Heydari, Seyed Hossein Ardehali
BACKGROUND: Interventional bronchoscopic procedures are novel diagnostic and therapeutic methods in pulmonology, which may be unpleasant and dangerous to the patients; therefore, sedation and in some cases general anaesthesia are recommended. But adjusting the level of sedation is a challenge. In this study we intended to define a range of bispectral index (BIS) score suitable for these procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients referred to our interventional bronchoscopy unit were enrolled in the study...
2015: Tanaffos
Ismael Matus, William Richter, Sriniwasan B Mani
BACKGROUND: Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) is a disorder of expiratory central airway collapse. TBM is separate from excessive dynamic airway collapse. Historically TBM has lacked a universally accepted definition. No consensus recommendations on evaluation and management exist. We suspect these unresolved issues contribute to deficits in pulmonologists' awareness and management of TBM. METHODS: We created a 20-question survey obtaining information about overall awareness, knowledge base, competencies, and practice patterns in managing TBM...
April 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
Momen M Wahidi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
Praveen N Mathur, Venerino Poletti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Roy W Semaan, Maria P Hazbon, Sixto A Arias, Andrew D Lerner, Lonny B Yarmus, David J Feller-Kopman, Hans J Lee
RATIONALE: The Hirsch index (h-index) has been validated as a measure of academic productivity and may be an appropriate tool to assess the scholarly activity of interventional pulmonology (IP). OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to elucidate the factors associated with increasing h-index scores among IP training programs. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted of IP training programs across the United States and Canada. Data, including their respective h-index, number of publications, academic rank, geographic location, and possession of an advanced degree, were collected on IP faculty and fellows from 23 teaching institutions...
April 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Kamran Mahmood, Momen M Wahidi, Kathryn E Osann, Kathleen Coles, Scott L Shofer, Ellen E Volker, Mohsen Davoudi
RATIONALE: Rigid bronchoscopy is increasingly used by pulmonologists for the management of central airway disorders. However, an assessment tool to evaluate the competency of operators in the performance of this technique has not been developed. We created the Rigid Bronchoscopy Tool for Assessment of Skills and Competence (RIGID-TASC) to serve as an objective, competency-oriented assessment tool of basic rigid bronchoscopic skills, including rigid bronchoscopic intubation and central airway navigation...
April 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Raul Embun, Juan J Rivas de Andrés, Sergi Call, Beatriz de Olaiz Navarro, Jorge L Freixinet, Sergio Bolufer, Jose R Jarabo, Nuria Pajuelo, Laureano Molins
BACKGROUND: Although numerous existing studies have analyzed the prognostic factors of patients who have had surgical intervention for lung metastases of colorectal carcinoma (CRC), many of the results obtained until now have been contradictory. As a consequence, there is no established consensus about which group of prognostic factors could have a greater value when considered together. METHODS: This was a multicenter prospective cohort study that included all patients who underwent a first pulmonary metastasectomy of CRC, with radical intent, during a 2-year period (March 2008 to February 2010)...
May 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Stefano Gasparini, Martina Bonifazi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Owing to the high morbidity and mortality rates related to airways obstruction, an effective management of endobronchial tumors is essential to improve survival and symptoms in these patients. As interventional pulmonology plays a major role in this context, the purpose of the present review is to focus on current evidence and indications of therapeutic bronchoscopy, in particular of ablative techniques. RECENT FINDINGS: Several ablative techniques are currently available and include 'immediate' or 'delayed' procedures according to the expected time to restore airways patency...
May 2016: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Paul Zarogoulidis, Georgia Pitsiou, Bernd Linsmeier, Drosos Tsavlis, Ioannis Kioumis, Eleni Papadaki, Lutz Freitag, Theodora Tsiouda, J Francis Turner, Robert Browning, Michael Simoff, Nikolaos Sachpekidis, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Bojan Zaric, Lonny Yarmus, Sofia Baka, Grigoris Stratakos, Harald Rittger
Lung cancer being the most prevalent malignancy in men and the 3(rd) most frequent in women is still associated with dismal prognosis due to advanced disease at the time of diagnosis. Novel targeted therapies are already on the market and several others are under investigation. However non-specific cytotoxic agents still remain the cornerstone of treatment for many patients. Central airways stenosis or obstruction may often complicate and decrease quality of life and survival of these patients. Interventional pulmonology modalities (mainly debulking and stent placement) can alleviate symptoms related to airways stenosis and improve the quality of life of patients...
2016: Journal of Cancer
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