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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820610/asthma-treatment-and-outcomes-for-children-in-the-emergency-department-and-hospital
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Rupali Drewek, Lucia Mirea, Peter Touresian, Philip David Adelson
OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare the treatment of acute asthma exacerbations in children seen in the emergency department (ED) and admitted to acute care floor in the hospital or intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Retrospective chart review of visits for acute exacerbation of asthma treated at Phoenix Children's Hospital between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016. RESULTS: A total of 287 asthma exacerbation cases were identified including 106 (37%) ED visits, 134 (47%) hospital floor and 47 (16%) ICU admissions...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820010/diagnosing-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-machine-learning
#2
Dimitris Spathis, Panayiotis Vlamos
This study examines the clinical decision support systems in healthcare, in particular about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases, such as Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The empirical pulmonology study of a representative sample (n = 132) attempts to identify the major factors that contribute to the diagnosis of these diseases. Machine learning results show that in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease's case, Random Forest classifier outperforms other techniques with 97...
August 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807405/initiation-of-a-multidisciplinary-rapid-response-team-to-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
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Brett J Carroll, Heather Pemberton, Kenneth A Bauer, Louis M Chu, Jeffrey L Weinstein, Barbara L Levarge, Duane S Pinto
Pulmonary embolism (PE) can result in rapid clinical decompensation in many patients. With increasing patient complexity and advanced treatment options for PE, multidisciplinary, rapid response teams can optimize risk stratification and expedite management strategies. The Massive And Submassive Clot On-call Team (MASCOT) was created at our institution, which comprised specialists from cardiology, pulmonology, hematology, interventional radiology, and cardiac surgery. MASCOT offers rapid consultation 24 hours a day with a web-based conference call to review patient data and discuss management of patients with high-risk PE...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756635/can-adma-play-a-role-in-determining-pulmonary-hypertension-related-to-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Selda Telo, Gamze Kırkıl, Mutlu Kuluöztürk, Mehmet Balin, Figen Deveci
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) decreases the levels of nitric oxide by inhibiting nitric oxide synthases. In this study, the possible role of ADMA in determining pulmonary hypertension (PH) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients was investigated. METHODS: Stable COPD patients who were admitted to pulmonology outpatient clinic were involved in the study. Forty healthy volunteers, with similar ages and sexes, were accepted as the control group...
July 29, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746522/bta-distance-learning-course-in-pulmonology
#5
EDITORIAL
Irma Godoy, Fernando Luiz Cavalcanti Lundgren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743122/utility-of-transbronchial-lung-cryobiopsy-in-non-interstitial-diseases
#6
Olivia Sánchez-Cabral, Dina Martínez-Mendoza, Sebastián Fernandez-Bussy, Berenice López-González, Carolina Perea-Talamantes, Rosa María Rivera-Rosales, César Luna-Rivero, José Arturo Martínez-Orozco, Luis Felipe Flores-Suárez, Patricio Santillán-Doherty, Gustavo Reyes-Terán
BACKGROUND: Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TLCB), performed with a flexible cryoprobe, is an interventional pulmonology procedure that has proved its diagnostic value for interstitial pulmonary disease. However, it has not been explored extensively as a diagnostic tool for patients with non-interstitial lung pathology, including infectious and malignant diseases. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic yield and safety of an interventional pulmonology approach that integrates TLCB and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) for the diagnosis of non-interstitial pulmonary disease...
July 26, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740687/infections-causing-central-airway-obstruction-role-of-bronchoscopy-in-diagnosis-and-management
#7
REVIEW
Sevak Keshishyan, Lawrence DeLorenzo, Kassem Hammoud, Arpine Avagyan, Hussein Assallum, Kassem Harris
Central airway obstructive infections (CAOI) are challenging medical conditions that may represent an advanced and complicated process of ongoing infections. The epidemiology of CAOI is unknown as well as the pathophysiology and the mechanism of development. This is due to sparse data in the literature that consists mainly of case reports and retrospective case series. CAOI can be caused by fungal, bacterial, parasitic and viral infections. Most patients with CAOI can be diagnosed clinically and with chest imaging, which demonstrate obstruction of the central airways...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732795/incidence-of-cancer-in-outpatients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#8
J M Figueira Gonçalves, R Dorta Sánchez, L I Pérez Méndez, L Pérez Negrín, I García-Talavera, A Pérez Rodríguez, D Díaz Pérez, P Viña Manrique, C Guzmán Sáenz
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the overall incidence of cancer is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to analyse the incidence of cancer (pulmonary or extrapulmonary) in patients with COPD during follow-up in a specialised outpatient unit, as well as to assess its relationship with the degree of airflow obstruction. METHODOLOGY: A prospective observational study was conducted with a cohort of 308 patients with COPD in pulmonology outpatient follow-up consultations from January 2012 to December 2015...
July 18, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730253/fatal-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-after-chemical-occupational-exposure
#9
Milena Adina Man, Sorin Claudiu Man, Nicoleta Ştefania Motoc, Carmen Monica Pop, Antigona Carmen Trofor
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP; extrinsic allergic alveolitis) is a rare non-immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated inflammatory lung disease caused by inhalation exposure (occupational, recreational or ordinary home exposure). A 36-year-old female patient, without significant medical history, is referred to an outpatient pulmonology clinic for dry cough, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue and weight loss. Chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) was performed, and significant lung fibrosis (especially centrilobular and interlobular in bilateral "thick lines"), traction bronchiectasis and alveolitis in both superior lobes are described...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718249/frequency-of-undiagnosed-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#10
Raza Ullah, Shahid Salam, Tahir Ghaffar, Rahim Muhammad, Imran Khan
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive airway disease (COPD) is considered as risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD) along with other risk factors. This study was conducted to determine the frequency of undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients with coronary artery disease. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the Pulmonology and Cardiology wards/OPD's of Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar. Patients more than 35 years of age, diagnosed with CAD of either gender were included...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713086/intensifying-approach-to-the-therapy-of-patients-with-constellation-of-the-diseases-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-osteoarthritis
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Vyacheslav N Zhdan, Maksim М Potyazhenko, Galina S Khaymenova, Nadezhda N Lyulka, Tatyana V Dubrovinskaya, Igor V Ivanitsky
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of 21st century. About 210 million people all over the world are suffering with COPD, and annually 3 million people die of it. Under the influence of different factors, such as smoking, air prolusion, evaporation of chemicals, poisoning effect of chemical firings, inflammation processes take place in lungs, and if it is prolonged and take place simultaneously with morphological changes in the lungs, it it provide the de4velopment of the systemic inflammation process...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713079/-acceptance-of-the-disease-and-tendency-to-pay-higher-health-insurance-fee-by-patients-with-lung-cancer
#12
Andrzej Nowicki, Paulina Graczyk, Paulina Farbicka
INTRODUCTION: Thanks to knowledge on the relationship between acceptance of disease and the willingness to co-pay for treatment in patients with lung cancer we can try to assess whether their introduction would be justified and acceptable. THE AIM: The purpose of the study was to examine the propensity of patients with lung cancer to pay higher rate of health insurance depending on their acceptance of the disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in 2016 at the Oncology Center in Bydgoszcz and the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Pulmonology Center in Bydgoszcz...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696526/highlights-from-the-2016-north-american-cystic-fibrosis-conference
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REVIEW
Edith T Zemanick, Cori L Daines, Elisabeth P Dellon, Charles R Esther, BreAnna Kinghorn, Thida Ong, Marianne S Muhlebach
The 30th annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) was held in Orlando, FL, on October 27-29, 2016. Abstracts were published in a supplement to Pediatric Pulmonology. This review summarizes several major topic areas addressed at the conference: the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease, clinical trials, clinical management issues, and quality improvement. We sought to provide an overview of emerging concepts in several areas of CF research and care, rather than a comprehensive review of the conference...
August 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687246/edwin-lawrence-kendig-jr-md-dsc-hon-1911-2003
#14
REVIEW
Barry V Kirkpatrick
Edwin Kendig, MD is considered one of the founders of pediatric pulmonology. Prompted by his own experience with tuberculosis, he opened a 'chest clinic' for children, where he worked for 50years. He systematically published his observations and was the original editor of the first textbook in pediatric pulmonology in 1967. His book, now called Kendig and Chernick's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children will publish its 9th edition in 2018. All of this was in addition to his primary care pediatric practice, his teaching and his work at the national and international level of pediatric care...
June 11, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683503/focal-breast-lesions-in-clinical-ct-examinations-of-the-chest-a-retrospective-analysis
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Kathrin Barbara Krug, Christian Houbois, Olga Grinstein, Jan Borggrefe, Michael Puesken, Bettina Hanstein, Wolfram Malter, David Maintz, Martin Hellmich
Purpose Based on radiological reports, the percentage of breast cancers visualized as incidental findings in routine CT examinations is estimated at ≤ 2 %. In view of the rising number of CT examinations and the high prevalence of breast cancer, it was the goal of the present study to verify the frequency and image morphology of false-negative senological CT findings. Materials and Methods All first contrast-enhanced CT examinations of the chest in adult female patients carried out in 2012 were retrospectively included...
July 6, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672090/efficacy-of-mycophenolate-on-lung-disease-and-autoimmunity-in-children-with-immunodeficiency
#16
Giorgia Bucciol, Angelamaria Petrone, Maria Caterina Putti
The autoimmune manifestations of primary immunodeficiencies, such as autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) and common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), often constitute a great therapeutic challenge and have a significant impact on patients' morbidity and mortality. The most common autoimmune presentations are autoimmune cytopenias, but organ-related autoimmunity is also frequently observed. From a pulmonology perspective, granulomatous/lymphocytic interstitial lung disease (GLILD) is a severe immunological complication which significantly worsens the clinical outcome of these patients and for which there are currently few guidelines or protocols for treatment...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668400/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-the-era-of-antifibrotic-therapy-searching-for-new-opportunities-grounded-in-evidence
#17
C Robalo-Cordeiro, P Campos, L Carvalho, A Borba, S Clemente, S Freitas, S Furtado, J M Jesus, C Leal, A Marques, N Melo, C Souto-Moura, S Neves, V Sousa, A Santos, A Morais
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive and fatal lung disease that up to now has been associated with a poor prognosis. However, the results of the INPULSIS and ASCEND trials and the approval of nintedanib and pirfenidone have marked the beginning of a new era for IPF patients. Questions remain, however. Should these drugs be used earlier? What effect will they have on more severe disease? Will their effects last beyond the trial period? This manuscript is the outcome of a multidisciplinary meeting between pulmonology, radiology, and pathology clinicians on the use of antifibrotic agents in IPF...
June 28, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667654/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-ipf-common-practice-in-poland-before-the-antifibrotic-drugs-era
#18
Wojciech Jerzy Piotrowski, Magdalena M Martusewicz-Boros, Adam J Białas, Katarzyna Lewandowska
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive and debilitating lung disease with a median survival time of 3-5 years. For now, pirfenidone (PIR) and nintedanib (NTB) are the only drugs that can slow down the disease's progression. In Poland, these drugs, although registered for legal use, had not been reimbursed for IPF patients until the end of the year 2016. Aim of the study was to assess what was common practice in terms of diagnosis and treatment in the period before antifibrotic drugs became available for IPF patients in Poland...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664714/analysis-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-resistance-patterns-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-in-terms-of-choice-of-effective-empiric-antibiotic-therapy
#19
Aneta Grochowalska, Maria Kozioł-Montewka, Anna Sobieszczańska
<b>Introduction.</b> Multi-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from patients has become one of the most hazardous pathogens in health care settings. The aim of the study was to analyze pneumonia caused by Acinetobacter baumannii in patients hospitalized because of exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), who were admitted to the Pulmonology Ward of the Masovian Specialistic Hospital in Radom (MSS). The incidence and drug sensitivity of these non-fermenting rods were evaluated, and compliance with antimicrobial procedure with the algorithm of the guidelines in applicable recommendations, was estimated...
June 12, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649465/dietary-and-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-cross-sectional-study
#20
Marta Stelmach-Mardas, Marcin Mardas, Khalid Iqbal, Magdalena Kostrzewska, Tomasz Piorunek
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the role of dietary intake in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which could prove important in improving clinical outcomes for people with obesity and/or cardiovascular disease within these populations. Reduction in energy intake typically results in weight loss, markedly improving metabolic parameters and ameliorating OSA severity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of dietary and cardio-metabolic risk factors with OSA severity. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study...
2017: PeerJ
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