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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922234/long-term-azithromycin-therapy-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Nagehan Emiralioğlu, Zeynelabidin Öztürk, Ebru Yalçın, Deniz Doğru, Uğur Özçelik, Nural Kiper
Inflammation is a central contributor to the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis (CF) pulmonary disease; so limiting the excessive production of inflammatory mediators represents a major therapeutic strategy for slowing the decline in lung function and improving survival. The macrolide antibiotic azithromycin (AZM) has anti-inflammatory properties and immunomodulatory effects that may be beneficial in CF. The aim of this study was to document the long term use of AZM effect on pulmonary function, nutritional status and number of pulmonary exacerbations in patients with CF...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916027/-current-status-of-lung-transplantation-in-china-problems-and-perspectives
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X A Wang, G N Jiang
Despite rapid progress, clinical lung transplantation in China still lags far behind. A great challenge remains in donor lung utilization and perioperative medicine. It's really abnormal that we are so backward in lung transplantation when we have come up with the advanced world levels in thoracic surgery, pulmonology and critical care medicine. Our shortcomings were analyzed by comparing lung transplantation in China and in the advanced countries. The first problem is multidisciplinary teamwork. In the United States, a lung transplant team includes physician specialized in lung transplantation, thoracic surgeons, nurses, respiratory therapists and other specialists possibly needed...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909374/cardiorespiratory-physiotherapy-around-the-clock-experience-at-a-university-hospital
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Marianne Devroey, Catherine Buyse, Michelle Norrenberg, Anne-Marie Ros, Jean-Louis Vincent
Purpose: To document and describe the use of a hospital-wide, 24-hour cardiorespiratory physiotherapy service run by an intensive care unit (ICU) team of physiotherapists. Methods: We prospectively collected data on all non-ICU hospital patients who used the 24-hours-per-day cardiorespiratory physiotherapy service over a 1-year period between July 2013 and June 2014. The ICU physiotherapists documented the reason, origin of referral, time of call, and type and frequency of treatment of each patient. Results: Over the 1-year period, the ICU physiotherapists administered 2,192 out-of-hours cardiorespiratory physiotherapy treatments (n=685 patients) outside the ICU...
2016: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870227/aspergillosis-and-the-role-of-mucins-in-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Abigail C Cowley, David J Thornton, David W Denning, Alexander Horsley
The prevalence of aspergillosis in CF patients has until recently been underestimated, but increasing evidence suggests that it may play an important role in the progression of CF lung disease. In healthy airways, Aspergillus fumigatus can be efficiently removed from the lung by mechanisms such as mucociliary clearance and cough. However, these mechanisms are defective in CF, allowing pathogens such as A. fumigatus to germinate and establish chronic infections within the airways. The precise means by which A...
November 21, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865240/prediction-equations-for-spirometry-in-adults-in-western-india
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Unnati Desai, Jyotsna M Joshi, S K Chhabra, Mujeeb-Ur Rahman
BACKGROUND: Spirometry is an essential investigation in pulmonology. The predicted normal spirometry values depend on various physiological parameters. This study was conducted to collect updated information on pulmonary functions in normal adults from western India. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective observational study was undertaken at a tertiary hospital in Mumbai enrolling healthy subjects, 18-75 years, with ethnic origin from western India. Spirometry measurements were carried out as per ATS/ERS-2005 guidelines using a non-heated Fleish Pneumotachograph spirometer...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863828/-health-care-providers-knowledge-and-abilities-to-use-inhalation-devices-and-spacers
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S Orfanos, A Carsin, M Baravalle, J-C Dubus
INTRODUCTION: Inhaled therapy is the mainstay of asthma treatment due to its local and rapid action. However, its efficiency relies on the teaching of a good inhalation technique by health care providers. We assessed health care providers' knowledge and practical skills in the use of inhalation devices. METHODS: An observational multicenter study was conducted in the pulmonology and paediatric wards in Marseille. The departments' common practices, theoretical knowledge and practical skills were assessed through a questionnaire and a demonstration using a spacer device...
November 15, 2016: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854541/what-exactly-is-a-centrally-located-lung-tumor-results-of-an-on-line-survey
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Roberto F Casal, Macarena R Vial, Russell Miller, Lakshmi Mudambi, Horiana B Grosu, George A Eapen, Carlos A Jimenez, Rodolfo C Morice, Lorraine Cornwell, David Ost
RATIONALE: Accurate mediastinal staging is cornerstone in the management of patients with lung cancer. For patients with radiographically normal mediastinum, current lung cancer guidelines recommend invasive mediastinal staging when tumors are centrally located. However, definitions of central tumors are non-specific and there are discrepancies among guidelines (e.g. some use the inner one third of the hemithorax while others use the inner two thirds). OBJECTIVES: To describe the definitions of central tumors used by pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons in their practice...
November 17, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847813/jet-ventilation-during-rigid-bronchoscopy-in-adults-a-focused-review
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REVIEW
Laurie Putz, Alain Mayné, Anne-Sophie Dincq
The indications for rigid bronchoscopy for interventional pulmonology have increased and include stent placements and transbronchial cryobiopsy procedures. The shared airway between anesthesiologist and pulmonologist and the open airway system, requiring specific ventilation techniques such as jet ventilation, need a good understanding of the procedure to reduce potentially harmful complications. Appropriate adjustment of the ventilator settings including pause pressure and peak inspiratory pressure reduces the risk of barotrauma...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821499/endobronchial-hamartoma-a-rare-disease-with-more-common-presentation
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Mohannad Abu Omar, Mouhanna Abu Ghanimeh, Emily Tylski, Timothy Saettele
Hamartomas are the most common benign tumours of the lung with an overall incidence of 0.025-0.32%. They are known to be amalgamation of various tissue types, originating from the embryonic mesoderm. Lung hamartomas typically involve lung parenchyma and only infrequently grows as endobronchial tumours. We present a case of an 80-year-old man who presented to the pulmonary clinic for consultation for breathlessness, recurrent pneumonias and an abnormal radiograph finding. CT scan of the chest showed scattered infiltrates and atelectasis in the left upper lobe...
November 7, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806184/antifibrinolytic-therapy-to-reduce-haemoptysis-from-any-cause
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REVIEW
Gabriela Prutsky, Juan Pablo Domecq, Carlos A Salazar, Roberto Accinelli
BACKGROUND: Haemoptysis is a common pathology around the world, occurring with more frequency in low-income countries. It has different etiologies, many of which have infectious characteristics. Antifibrinolytic agents are commonly used to manage bleeding from different sources, but their usefulness in pulmonology is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of antifibrinolytic agents in reducing the volume and duration of haemoptysis in adult and paediatric patients...
November 2, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801489/diagnostic-value-of-the-bronchoalveolar-lavage-in-interstitial-lung-disease
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Mona Mlika, Mouna Ben Kilani, Anissa Berraies, Emna Braham, Agnes Hamzaoui, Faouzi Mezni
Background The bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cellular analysis is an invasive method of exploration of the lung. Its diagnostic value in interstitial lung disease (ILD) is integrated to a multi-disciplianry approach implicating clinicians, radiologists and pathologists. Aim We targeted to evaluate the diagnostic value of the BAL. Methods We reported a retrospective study about patients hospitalized for an ILD since the 1st January 2011 to the 31th December 2013. Thirty three patients were admitted in the Department of Pulmonology and the BAL analyses were studied in the Department of Pathology of the same hospital...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795778/-primary-mediastinal-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-women-about-five-cases
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Safaa Ouassou, Laila Herrak, Leila Achachi, Fatima Nachite, Kaoutar Znati, Mustapha El Ftouh
Primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBL) is a lymphoma occurring in the anterior mediastinum starting from the cells B of the thymique medullary zone. This is a rare entity characterized by epidemiological, clinical and evolutionary peculiarities as well as by pathological and immunohistochemical peculiarities. We report a case series of 5 patients with diagnosed PMBL hospitalized in Pulmonology Department of Ibn Sina Hospital between January 2012 and May 2016. The average age was 34 years, the median of consultation time was 2 months...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783022/new-trends-in-interventional-pulmonology
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Angela Roberts Selzer, Matthew Murrell, Eugene Shostak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the field of interventional pulmonology continues to expand and develop at a rapid pace, anesthesiologists are increasingly called upon to provide well tolerated anesthetic care during these procedures. These patients may not be candidates for surgical treatment and often have multiple comorbidities. It is important for anesthesiologists to familiarize themselves with these procedures and their associated risks and complications. RECENT FINDINGS: The scope of the interventional pulmonologist's practice is varied and includes both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures...
October 25, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764013/bite-block-for-interventional-pulmonology-novelty-at-no-cost
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Deepti Ahuja, Sachidanand J Bharati, Vinod Kumar, Karan Madan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760535/the-haiti-medical-education-project-development-and-analysis-of-a-competency-based-continuing-medical-education-course-in-haiti-through-distance-learning
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Robert Battat, Marc Jhonson, Lorne Wiseblatt, Cruff Renard, Laura Habib, Manouchka Normil, Brian Remillard, Timothy F Brewer, Galit Sacajiu
BACKGROUND: Recent calls for reform in healthcare training emphasize using competency-based curricula and information technology-empowered learning. Continuing Medical Education programs are essential in maintaining physician accreditation. Haitian physicians have expressed a lack access to these activities. The Haiti Medical Education Project works in alliance with Haitian medical leadership, faculty and students to support the Country's medical education system. We present the creation, delivery and evaluation of a competency-based continuing medical education curriculum for physicians in rural Haiti...
October 19, 2016: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742871/assessing-bronchodilator-response-in-preschool-children-using-spirometry
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Luciano E Busi, Sebastián Restuccia, Ricardo Tourres, Peter D Sly
BACKGROUND: Measuring lung function, including bronchodilator response (BDR), is an integral part of asthma management in older children. While spirometry is possible in preschool-aged children, the question remains whether measuring BDR aids in asthma diagnosis in this age group. METHODS: 431 healthy children and 289 children with asthma, aged 3-5 years, were recruited from kindergartens and the pulmonology clinic in Trelew, Argentina. Spirometry was performed at visit 1 and repeated after 15 min, with children randomised to placebo or salbutamol (400 µg)...
October 14, 2016: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740723/respiratory-syncytial-virus-hospitalization-and-mortality-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Renato T Stein, Louis J Bont, Heather Zar, Fernando P Polack, Caroline Park, Ami Claxton, Gerald Borok, Yekaterina Butylkova, Colleen Wegzyn
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major public health burden worldwide. We aimed to review the current literature on the incidence and mortality of severe RSV in children globally. METHODS: Systematic literature review and meta-analysis of published data from 2000 onwards, reporting on burden of acute respiratory infection (ARI) due to RSV in children. Main outcomes were hospitalization for severe RSV-ARI and death. RESULTS: Five thousand two hundred and seventy-four references were identified...
October 14, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735179/pediatric-pulmonology
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June 2016: Clinical Privilege White Paper
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730203/the-best-of-respiratory-infections-from-the-2015-european-respiratory-society-international-congress
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Eva Polverino, Graham H Bothamley, Delia Goletti, Jan Heyckendorf, Giovanni Sotgiu, Stefano Aliberti
The breadth and quality of scientific presentations on clinical and translational research into respiratory infections at the 2015 European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, establishes this area as one of the leadings fields in pulmonology. The host-pathogen relationship in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and the impact of comorbidities and chronic treatment on clinical outcomes in patients with pneumonia were studied. Various communications were dedicated to bronchiectasis and, in particular, to different prognostic and clinical aspects of this disease, including chronic infection with Pseudomonas and inhaled antibiotic therapy...
July 2016: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730202/clinical-highlights-from-amsterdam
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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
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