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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440535/socioeconomic-status-and-its-relationship-to-chronic-respiratory-disease
#1
Sonu Sahni, Ankoor Talwar, Sameer Khanijo, Arunabh Talwar
Socioeconomic status (SES) is defined as an individual's social or economic standing, and is a measure of an individual's or family's social or economic position or rank in a social group. It is a composite of several measures including income, education, occupation, location of residence or housing. Studies have found a lower SES has been linked to disproportionate access to health care in many diseases. There is emerging data in pulmonary diseases such as COPD, asthma, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension and other chronic respiratory conditions that allude to a similar observation noted in other chronic diseases...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431934/etiological-analysis-and-epidemiological-comparison-among-adult-cap-and-nhcap-patients-in-okinawa-japan
#2
Gretchen Parrott, Daijiro Nebeya, Takeshi Kinjo, Kazuya Miyagi, Shusaku Haranaga, Futoshi Higa, Masao Tateyama, Jiro Fujita
BACKGROUND: Etiological epidemiology and diagnosis are important issues for CAP and NHCAP. Despite the availability of effective therapies, significant morbidity and mortality ensues. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the etiology of 200 pneumonia patients at the University of the Ryukyus Hospital. Patients were categorized into CAP (n = 97) or NHCAP (n = 103), according to the Japanese Respiratory Society guidelines. Diagnoses were made using clinical tests including, Gram stain, bacterial culture, serum and urinary tests...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387523/species-specific-risk-factors-treatment-decisions-and-clinical-outcomes-for-laboratory-isolates-of-less-common-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-washington-state
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Emily S Ford, David J Horne, Javeed A Shah, Carolyn K Wallis, Ferric C Fang, Thomas R Hawn
RATIONALE: Nontuberculous mycobacteria are a diverse group of environmental organisms that infrequently cause human disease. Understanding the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics associated with nontuberculous mycobacterial disease is needed to refine diagnostic and treatment strategies, particularly among the less commonly isolated species. OBJECTIVES: To improve knowledge of geographic variance of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) species, to correlate detailed clinical information with isolation of specific NTM, and to examine the decision to treat and outcomes for specific NTM...
April 7, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383852/-management-of-adult-bronchiectasis
#4
REVIEW
G Tassart, T Pieters, S Gohy
Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis has been the subject of renewed interest over recent years. It is usually part of the evolutionary process of many infectious, autoimmune, genetic, developmental or allergic diseases. Its presentation and prognosis are heterogeneous and it causes significant morbidity and mortality with a real impact on the health care system. Thanks to increasingly available guidelines, it is now possible to define the optimal management that will include various therapeutic objectives : airway clearance, prevention and eradication of bacterial colonization, reduction of airway inflammation and exacerbations and improvement of quality of life...
October 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370285/identification-and-characterization-of-a-nationwide-danish-adult-common-variable-immunodeficiency-cohort
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Lena Westh, Trine Hyrup Mogensen, Lars Skov Dalgaard, Jens Magnus Bernth Jensen, Terese Katzenstein, Ann-Brit Eg Hansen, Olav Ditlevsen Larsen, Steen Terpling, Thyge Lynghøj Nielsen, Carsten Schade Larsen
In this study we identified all adults living in Denmark diagnosed with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and characterized them according to clinical presentation and EUROclass classification. Using a retrospective, cross-sectional design, possible CVID patients were identified in the Danish National Patient Register and Centers in Denmark treating patients with primary immunodeficiencies. The CVID diagnosis was verified by review of medical records. One-hundred-seventy-nine adults with CVID were identified...
April 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339144/australian-and-new-zealand-pulmonary-rehabilitation-guidelines
#6
Jennifer A Alison, Zoe J McKeough, Kylie Johnston, Renae J McNamara, Lissa M Spencer, Sue C Jenkins, Catherine J Hill, Vanessa M McDonald, Peter Frith, Paul Cafarella, Michelle Brooke, Helen L Cameron-Tucker, Sarah Candy, Nola Cecins, Andrew S L Chan, Marita T Dale, Leona M Dowman, Catherine Granger, Simon Halloran, Peter Jung, Annemarie L Lee, Regina Leung, Tamara Matulick, Christian Osadnik, Mary Roberts, James Walsh, Sally Wootton, Anne E Holland
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines (Guidelines) is to provide evidence-based recommendations for the practice of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) specific to Australian and New Zealand healthcare contexts. METHODS: The Guideline methodology adhered to the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE) II criteria. Nine key questions were constructed in accordance with the PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparator, Outcome) format and reviewed by a COPD consumer group for appropriateness...
March 24, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328160/co-morbidities-in-severe-asthma-clinical-impact-and-management
#7
REVIEW
Celeste Porsbjerg, Andrew Menzies-Gow
Patients with severe asthma represent a minority of the total asthma population, but carry a majority of the morbidity and healthcare costs. Achieving better asthma control in this group of patients is therefore of key importance. Systematic assessment of patients with possible severe asthma to identify treatment barriers and triggers of asthma symptoms, including co-morbidities, improves asthma control and reduces healthcare costs and is recommended by international guidelines on management of severe asthma...
March 22, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306354/bronchiectasis-phenotyping-a-complex-disease
#8
James D Chalmers
Bronchiectasis is a long-neglected disease currently experiencing a surge in interest. It is a highly complex condition with numerous aetiologies, co-morbidities and a heterogeneous disease presentation and clinical course. The past few years have seen major advances in our understanding of the disease, primarily through large real-life cohort studies. The main outcomes of interest in bronchiectasis are symptoms, exacerbations, treatment response, disease progression and death. We are now more able to identify clearly the radiological, clinical, microbiological and inflammatory contributors to these outcomes...
March 15, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129813/diagnosis-of-cystic-fibrosis-in-nonscreened-populations
#9
Patrick R Sosnay, Terry B White, Philip M Farrell, Clement L Ren, Nico Derichs, Michelle S Howenstine, Jerry A Nick, Kris De Boeck
OBJECTIVE: Although the majority of cases of cystic fibrosis (CF) are now diagnosed through newborn screening, there is still a need to standardize the diagnostic criteria for those diagnosed outside of the neonatal period. This is because newborn screening started relatively recently, it is not performed everywhere, and even for individuals who were screened, there is the possibility of a false negative. To limit irreversible organ pathology, a timely diagnosis of CF and institution of CF therapies can greatly benefit these patients...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127232/computed-tomography-findings-of-pulmonary-mycobacterium-simiae-infection
#10
Ayeh Baghizadeh, Payam Mehrian, Poopak Farnia
Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pulmonary infections can be quite similar to tuberculosis, both clinically and radiologically. However, the treatment protocol is not similar. Mycobacterium simiae is a rare cause of NTM pulmonary infection. Herein, we aimed to evaluate and compare the computed tomography (CT) scan findings of M. simiae infection in lungs. For this reason, thirty-four patients (n = 34) with M. simiae lung infection were retrospectively evaluated. Diagnosis was confirmed by American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines and CT scans were reviewed in both lung and mediastinal windows...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118936/etiology-of-bronchiectasis-in-a-cohort-of-2047-patients-an-analysis-of-the-spanish-historical-bronchiectasis-registry
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Casilda Olveira, Alicia Padilla, Miguel-Ángel Martínez-García, David de la Rosa, Rosa-María Girón, Montserrat Vendrell, Luis Máiz, Luis Borderías, Eva Polverino, Eva Martínez-Moragón, Olga Rajas, Francisco Casas, Rosa Cordovilla, Javier de Gracia
INTRODUCTION: Bronchiectasis is caused by many diseases. Establishing its etiology is important for clinical and prognostic reasons. The aim of this study was to evaluate the etiology of bronchiectasis in a large patient sample and its possible relationship with demographic, clinical or severity factors, and to analyze differences between idiopathic disease, post-infectious disease, and disease caused by other factors. METHODS: Multicenter, cross-sectional study of the SEPAR Spanish Historical Registry (RHEBQ-SEPAR)...
January 21, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718752/bronchodilators-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-critical-analysis
#12
Peter J Barry, Patrick A Flume
Cystic fibrosis airways disease is characterized by chronic inflammation and infection resulting in bronchiectasis. Published guidelines recommend medications for use by CF patients to maintain lung health. There are conflicting recommendations regarding inhaled bronchodilators. This is primarily because of the interpretation of the available evidence, which suffers from studies using small numbers of subjects, varying doses and durations of treatment, and modest effects on clinically relevant endpoints. Areas covered: Herein we review the available evidence demonstrating the challenge in determining whether bronchodilators have benefit for patients...
January 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27507832/antibiotic-therapy-for-stable-non-cf-bronchiectasis-in-adults-a-systematic-review
#13
Katrine Fjaellegaard, Melda Dönmez Sin, Andrea Browatzki, Charlotte Suppli Ulrik
To provide an update on efficacy and safety of antibiotic treatments for stable non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis (BE). Systematic review based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines was done. Twenty-six studies (1.898 patients) fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Studies of inhaled tobramycin have revealed conflicting results regarding quality of life (QoL), exacerbations and admissions, but may result in sputum cultures negative for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, whereas studies investigating the effect of inhaled gentamycin have shown positive effects on sputum bacterial density, decrease in sputum cultures positive for P...
August 9, 2016: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27296824/diagnostic-challenges-of-bronchiectasis
#14
REVIEW
Guillermo Suarez-Cuartin, James D Chalmers, Oriol Sibila
Bronchiectasis is a condition of increasing incidence and prevalence around the world. Many different diseases have been associated with bronchiectasis, and their treatment can differ widely. Recent guidelines have helped to approach aetiological diagnosis but it is still a complex process. Identifying the cause of the bronchiectasis may determine a change in the treatment of a large group of subjects. That is one of the main reasons why the aetiological diagnosis is crucial in the proper management of bronchiectasis patients...
July 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27227408/exposure-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-during-flexible-bronchoscopy-in-patients-with-unexpected-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#15
Hae Jung Na, Jung Seop Eom, Geewon Lee, Jeong Ha Mok, Mi Hyun Kim, Kwangha Lee, Ki Uk Kim, Min Ki Lee
OBJECTIVE: Recent guidelines recommend the use by healthcare personnel of a fit-tested N95 particulate respirator or higher-grade respiratory precaution in a patient undergoing bronchoscopy when pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is suspected. However, PTB may be unexpectedly diagnosed in this setting and therefore not evaluated, resulting in the unexpected exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) of healthcare workers in the bronchoscopy suite. Here, we examined the incidence of unexpected exposure to MTB during flexible bronchoscopy and determined the exposure-related factors...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27180590/-the-distribution-characteristics-of-etiology-of-chronic-cough-in-lanzhou
#16
W Y Liu, Q Yu, H M Yue, J B Zhang, L Li, X Y Wang, J M Hu, T Feng, J Y Pu, X Bai
OBJECTIVE: To explore the distribution characteristics of etiology and clinical feature of chronic cough in Lanzhou. METHODS: Based on the guidelines of the diagnostic process of chronic cough in China, data of medical history and physical examinations were collected, and chest X-ray, pulmonary function plus airway hyperresponsiveness, induced sputum eosinophils, sinus X-ray or CT, 24 h esophageal pH monitoring, chest high-resolution CT and bronchoscopy were performed accordingly for outpatients with chronic cough...
May 2016: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27162651/a-study-about-different-findings-of-pet-ct-between-neoadjuvant-and-non-neoadjuvant-therapy-suvmax-is-not-a-reliable-predictor-of-lymphatic-involvement-after-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-esophageal-cancer
#17
Jae Kil Park, Jae Jun Kim, Seok Whan Moon
BACKGROUND: No definitive findings or established guidelines have been published for the evaluation of esophageal tumors (tumor) and regional lymph nodes (LN) using positron emission tomography computed tomography (PET-CT) in patients with esophageal cancer. In addition, it remains unclear whether PET-CT findings vary between neoadjuvant (NT) and non-neoadjuvant (non-NT) therapy cases. Therefore, preoperative evaluation using PET-CT might provide unreliable information and influence the management plan for esophageal cancer...
May 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27107959/evaluation-of-a-novel-information-resource-for-patients-with-bronchiectasis-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Katy L M Hester, Julia Newton, Tim Rapley, Anthony De Soyza
BACKGROUND: There is currently little patient information on bronchiectasis, a chronic lung disease with rising prevalence. Previous work shows that patients and their families want more information, which could potentially improve their understanding and self-management. Using interviews and focus groups, we have co-developed a novel patient and carer information resource, aiming to meet their identified needs. The aims and objectives are: 1. To assess the potential impact of the information resource 2...
April 23, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27009804/health-related-quality-of-life-comorbidities-and-mortality-in-pulmonary-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infections-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Man Wah Yeung, Edwin Khoo, Sarah K Brode, Frances B Jamieson, Hiroyuki Kamiya, Jeffrey C Kwong, Liane Macdonald, Theodore K Marras, Kozo Morimoto, Beate Sander
Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections are increasing in disease frequency worldwide. This systematic review examines health-related quality of life (HRQOL), comorbidities and mortality associated with pulmonary NTM disease. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Scopus Life Sciences, conference proceedings and Google (earliest date available to February 2015) for primary studies. Eligible studies compared populations with and without pulmonary NTM disease in high-income jurisdictions. We excluded studies on HIV/AIDS...
August 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26882271/bronchiectasis-in-china
#20
Jie-Lu Lin, Jin-Fu Xu, Jie-Ming Qu
Bronchiectasis is a common but long-neglected disease in China, causing a substantial disease burden both to patients and to society. The overall prevalence of physician-diagnosed bronchiectasis in people aged 40 years or older is estimated at 1.2% and is trending upward with aging of the population. The etiology of bronchiectasis has not been identified heretofore in more than 70% of patients in China, although pneumonia and tuberculosis still appear to be the most common causes of acquired bronchiectasis...
May 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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