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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154419/clinical-profiles-and-prognosis-of-acute-heart-failure-in-adult-patients-with-dystrophinopathies-on-home-mechanical-ventilation
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Abdallah Fayssoil, Rabah Ben Yaou, Adam Ogna, France Leturcq, Olivier Nardi, Bernard Clair, Karim Wahbi, Frederic Lofaso, Pascal Laforet, Denis Duboc, David Orlikowski, Djillali Annane
AIMS: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is characterized by respiratory and heart involvements. In the context of permanently wheelchair bound and on mechanical ventilation (MV) patients, the clinical presentation of acute heart failure (AHF) syndrome may be atypical. We sought to describe clinical and genetic profiles and to determine prognosis of DMD and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) patients on home MV (HMV), hospitalized for AHF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included genetically proven DMD and BMD patients on HMV admitted for AHF...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152294/awake-tracheotomy-in-a-patient-with-stridor-and-dyspnoea-caused-by-a-sizeable-malignant-thyroid-tumor-a-case-report-and-short-review-of-the-literature
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Andreas Hohn, Tālis Kauliņš, Jochen Hinkelbein, Krista Kauliņa, Andreas Kopp, Sebastian G Russo, Sigurd Kohlen, Stefan Schröder
Individual airway management is mandatory in patients with large goiters undergoing thyroid surgery. Preoperative endoscopic airway evaluation and imaging studies can support clinical decision making. Awake tracheotomy can be an effective and reasonable airway management strategy in such patients.
November 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142379/dyspnea-eosinopenia-consolidation-acidemia-and-atrial-fibrillation-score-and-bap-65-score-tools-for-prediction-of-mortality-in-acute-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-comparative-pilot-study
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Viral Sangwan, Dhruva Chaudhry, Roopa Malik
Introduction: Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) being common and often fatal, prognostic tools in AECOPD are lacking. Materials and Methods: A prospective, observational study was carried out in fifty patients of AECOPD admitted in A and E department. Dyspnea, Eosinopenia, Consolidation, Acidemia and atrial Fibrillation (DECAF) score and elevated blood urea nitrogen, altered mental status, pulse >109, age >65 (BAP-65) score were calculated...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139195/phenotypic-characteristics-associated-with-slow-gait-speed-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Claire M Nolan, Matthew Maddocks, Toby M Maher, Jane L Canavan, Sarah E Jones, Ruth E Barker, Suhani Patel, Joseph Jacob, Paul Cullinan, William D-C Man
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Usual gait speed over 4 m (4MGS) is an established functional performance measure in older adults that consistently predicts adverse health outcomes, but few data exist in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We assessed the reliability of 4MGS, its relationship with established outcome measures and its responsiveness to pulmonary rehabilitation. METHODS: In four prospective IPF cohorts, 4MGS inter-observer (n = 46) and test-retest (n = 46) reliability, concurrent validity (n = 65 and n = 62) and responsiveness (n = 60) were determined...
November 14, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138649/-clinical-and-electrocardiographic-aspect-of-pulmonary-embolism-masking-aortic-dissection-revealed-by-thoracic-ct-angiography
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Daniella Rakotoniaina Masinarivo, Jenny Larissa Rakotomanana
We here report the case of a 52-year old hypertensive, obese woman (BMI 32,46 kg/m(2)) with a past history of smoking and without evidence-based risk factors of venous thromboembolism, hospitalized for left chest pain radiating to the dorsolumbar region associated with dyspnoea. Clinical examination on hopitalization showed left blood pressure 100/60 mmHg, tachycardia 100/min, oxygen desaturation index at 88% with the patient breathing ambient air, normal cardiopulmonary auscultation, peripheral pulses palpable and no symptoms of phlebitis of the lower limbs...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135398/the-effect-of-obesity-on-dyspnea-exercise-capacity-walk-work-and-workload-in-patients-with-copd
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Hülya Şahin, İlknur Naz, Yelda Varol, Berna Kömürcüoğlu
Introduction: COPD and obesity are major public health problems that cause mortality and morbidity all over the world. The combined of COPD and obesity is predicted to increase further in the coming years. Obesity primarily affects the pulmonary system by altering respiratory functions, exercise capacity, pulmonary gas exchange, and endurance and power of respiratory muscles. In this study, we aimed to compare the dyspnea sensation, exercise capacity, walk work and workload in obese COPD patients compared to preobese and normal overweight COPD patients...
September 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129441/health-related-quality-of-life-results-for-pembrolizumab-versus-chemotherapy-in-advanced-pd-l1-positive-nsclc-keynote-024-a-multicentre-international-randomised-open-label-phase-3-trial
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Julie R Brahmer, Delvys Rodríguez-Abreu, Andrew G Robinson, Rina Hui, Tibor Csőszi, Andrea Fülöp, Maya Gottfried, Nir Peled, Ali Tafreshi, Sinead Cuffe, Mary O'Brien, Suman Rao, Katsuyuki Hotta, Jin Zhang, Gregory M Lubiniecki, Anne C Deitz, Reshma Rangwala, Martin Reck
BACKGROUND: In the phase 3 KEYNOTE-024 trial, treatment with pembrolizumab conferred longer progression-free survival than did platinum-based therapy in patients with treatment-naive, advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) tumour proportion score of 50% or greater (PD-L1-positive). Here we report the prespecified exploratory endpoint of pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy on patient-reported outcomes (PROs). METHODS: In this multicentre, international, randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial, we recruited patients with treatment-naive, stage IV NSCLC in 102 sites in 16 countries...
November 9, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122894/dyspnoea-in-lupus
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Jeremy Fleri Soler, Andrew Borg, Cecilia Mercieca
A 32-year-old woman suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus presented with a 6-week history of progressive dyspnoea and pleuritic chest pain. Examination was normal apart from reduced air entry at the lung bases.Arterial blood gases showed hypoxaemia and chest X-ray revealed raised hemidiaphragms without any pleural effusions. Lung function showed a restrictive pathology while high-resolution chest CT and CT pulmonary angiogram were negative. Echocardiography showed normal ventricular diameters and no pericardial effusion...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122457/radiotherapy-for-tracheal-bronchial-cystic-adenoid-carcinomas
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A Levy, A Omeiri, E Fadel, C Le Péchoux
AIMS: Primary tracheal-bronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma (thoracic adenoid cystic carcinoma; TACC) is a rare and aggressive malignant tumour. Radiotherapy results have not been previously individualised in this setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Records of 31 patients with TACC (74% tracheal and 26% bronchial) who received radiotherapy between February 1984 and September 2014 were retrospectively analysed. RESULTS: Surgical removal of the primary tumour was carried out for most (71%) patients, and 13/22 (59%) had R1 or R2 (1/22) margins...
November 6, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120036/rapid-assessment-with-physical-examination-in-dyspnoeic-cats-the-rapid-cat-study
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D Dickson, C J L Little, J Harris, M Rishniw
OBJECTIVES: To determine the underlying disease prevalence in acute feline dyspnoea and to examine whether historical and clinical examination findings can differentiate between acute cardiac and non-cardiac dyspnoea in cats in primary practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled cats presenting with dyspnoea for the first time to primary practice between June 1, 2011 and October 31, 2016. We collected signalment, historical and clinical data at presentation using a standard form...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117797/obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-copd-is-exercise-the-answer
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Benjamin D James, Amy V Jones, Ruth E Trethewey, Rachael A Evans
Approximately half of all patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) attending pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) programmes are overweight or obese which negatively impacts upon dyspnoea and exercise tolerance particularly when walking. Within the obese population (without COPD), the observed heterogeneity in prognosis is in part explained by the variability in the risk of developing cardiovascular disease or diabetes (cardiometabolic risk) leading to the description of metabolic syndrome. In obesity alone, high-intensity aerobic training can support healthy weight loss and improve the constituent components of metabolic syndrome...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114418/stop-being-so-sensitive-an-exceptionally-rare-report-of-ustekinumab-induced-sub-acute-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
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Azka Ali, Jason Chertoff, Christopher Harden, Dara Wakefield, James Wynne
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HSP) is a rare syndrome characterised by granulomatous inflammatory lung disease due to repeated sensitisation from a specific antigen. We present the case of a 61-year old male veteran with a history of nodular eczema who presented with 2 weeks of progressive dyspnoea on exertion and pleuritic chest pain. The patient was started on ustekinumab 5 weeks prior to presentation. Initial workup revealed ground-glass opacities on computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest. Cardiac workup was unrevealing with a normal myocardial perfusion stress test...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114140/analysis-of-hospital-records-of-children-with-hydatid-cyst-in-south-of-iran
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Anahita Sanaei Dashti, Mohammad Rahim Kadivar, Abdolvahab Alborzi, Esmaeel Sadeghi, Gholam Reza Pouladfar, Neda Bagherian, Naser Honar, Masoomeh Khalifeh
The clinical manifestations of hydatidosis are various and related to anatomic location. Defining frequent symptoms and signs of the disease is imperative for early management of it. The aim of this report was to analyse the clinical features of infected children with hydatid cysts located in different organs. In this study, medical charts of 57 children between 3 and 16 years of age with hydatid cyst admitted to Pediatric Wards of Nemazee Hospital were evaluated over a 12 year period (from 2003 to 2014, prospectively)...
December 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108938/fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-as-a-predictor-of-response-to-inhaled-corticosteroids-in-patients-with-non-specific-respiratory-symptoms-and-insignificant-bronchodilator-reversibility-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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David B Price, Roland Buhl, Adrian Chan, Daryl Freeman, Elizabeth Gardener, Clifford Godley, Kevin Gruffydd-Jones, Lorcan McGarvey, Ken Ohta, Dermot Ryan, Jörgen Syk, Ngiap Chuan Tan, TzeLee Tan, Mike Thomas, Sen Yang, Priyanka Raju Konduru, Marcus Ngantcha, Martina Stagno d'Alcontres, Therese S Lapperre
BACKGROUND: Chronic non-specific respiratory symptoms are difficult to manage. This trial aimed to evaluate the association between baseline fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) and the response to inhaled corticosteroids in patients with non-specific respiratory symptoms. METHODS: In this double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trial, we enrolled undiagnosed patients, aged 18-80 years, with cough, wheeze, or dyspnoea and less than 20% bronchodilator reversibility across 26 primary care centres and hospitals in the UK and Singapore...
November 3, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104679/physiotherapy-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Antoaneta Dimitrova, Nikolay Izov, Ivan Maznev, Dance Vasileva, Milena Nikolova
BACKGROUND: Physiotherapy is an essential for the treatment of patients with chronic respiratory non-inflammatory diseases especially for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). AIM: To assess the effect of six months physiotherapy (PT) program on functional status in patients with COPD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patients were divided into two groups according to the severity of the disease. Group A included 33 patients (mean age 68...
October 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104662/role-of-il-15-in-the-modulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-mediated-inflammation-in-asthma
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Mateusz Jonakowski, Jan Zioło, Marcelina Koćwin, Marcelina Przemęcka, Łukasz Mokros, Michał Panek, Janusz Szemraj, Piotr Kuna
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 has an essential role in bronchitis and the induction of bronchial remodelling, which are critical processes in the pathogenesis of asthma. However, the role of interleukin (IL)-15 in asthma inflammation remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of TGF-β1 mRNA expression on IL-15 mRNA expression in asthmatic patients and to assess the role of IL-15 in the clinical course of asthma. The study included 221 participants, comprising 130 patients with asthma and 91 healthy volunteers...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101266/a-59-year-old-woman-with-visible-precordial-pulsations
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Alastair J Moss, Renzo Pessotto, Andrew D Flapan
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A retired 59-year-old woman presented to the cardiology clinic concerned with cardiac pulsations that were visible on her chest wall. These were not associated with dyspnoea, syncope or chest discomfort.Of note, 8 years previously, she complained of recurrent nocturnal diaphoresis and 5 kg weight loss. Blood sampling at that time revealed a microcytic anaemia, reactive thrombocytosis and raised inflammatory markers (erythrocyte sedimentation rate 99 mm/hour, C-reactive protein 161 mg/L)...
November 3, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097431/a-simple-algorithm-for-the-identification-of-clinical-copd-phenotypes
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Pierre-Régis Burgel, Jean-Louis Paillasseur, Wim Janssens, Jacques Piquet, Gerben Ter Riet, Judith Garcia-Aymerich, Borja Cosio, Per Bakke, Milo A Puhan, Arnulf Langhammer, Inmaculada Alfageme, Pere Almagro, Julio Ancochea, Bartolome R Celli, Ciro Casanova, Juan P de-Torres, Marc Decramer, Andrés Echazarreta, Cristobal Esteban, Rosa Mar Gomez Punter, MeiLan K Han, Ane Johannessen, Bernhard Kaiser, Bernd Lamprecht, Peter Lange, Linda Leivseth, Jose M Marin, Francis Martin, Pablo Martinez-Camblor, Marc Miravitlles, Toru Oga, Ana Sofia Ramírez, Don D Sin, Patricia Sobradillo, Juan J Soler-Cataluña, Alice M Turner, Francisco Javier Verdu Rivera, Joan B Soriano, Nicolas Roche
This study aimed to identify simple rules for allocating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients to clinical phenotypes identified by cluster analyses.Data from 2409 COPD patients of French/Belgian COPD cohorts were analysed using cluster analysis resulting in the identification of subgroups, for which clinical relevance was determined by comparing 3-year all-cause mortality. Classification and regression trees (CARTs) were used to develop an algorithm for allocating patients to these subgroups...
November 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095521/vitamin-d-and-calcium-supplementation-skeletal-muscle-strength-and-serum-testosterone-in-young-healthy-adult-males-randomized-control-trial
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Soma Saha, Ravinder Goswami, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Vishnubhatla Sreenivas, Samrina Mahtab, Parmita Kar, Sunita Srinivasan, Namrata Singh, Upinderpal Singh
BACKGROUND: Cholecalciferol and/or calcium supplementation might increase skeletal-muscle strength and serum testosterone in young adult males. OBJECTIVE: We performed a randomized-control-trial assessing the effect of cholecalciferol/calcium on skeletal-muscle strength and serum testosterone in vitamin-D deficient young males. DESIGN: Two-by-two factorial RCT. SUBJECT AND INTERVENTION: Two-hundred and twenty-eight young males were block-randomized to 1) double-placebo, 2) calcium/placebo, 3) cholecalciferol/placebo, and 4) cholecalciferol/calcium...
November 2, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094315/comparative-efficacy-of-once-daily-umeclidinium-vilanterol-and-tiotropium-olodaterol-therapy-in-symptomatic-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-randomized-study
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Gregory J Feldman, Ana R Sousa, David A Lipson, Lee Tombs, Neil Barnes, John H Riley, Sadhana Patel, Ian Naya, Chris Compton, Bernardino Alcázar Navarrete
INTRODUCTION: We report the results of the first direct comparison of the once-daily fixed-dose long-acting muscarinic antagonist/long-acting β2-agonist (LAMA/LABA) combinations umeclidinium/vilanterol (UMEC/VI) and tiotropium/olodaterol (TIO/OLO) in patients with COPD. METHODS: This was a randomized, two-period crossover open-label study in symptomatic patients with COPD [age 40 years or older, postbronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) of 70% or less and 50% or more of predicted normal values, and modified Medical Research Council Dyspnoea Scale score of 2 or greater] not receiving inhaled corticosteroid therapy...
November 1, 2017: Advances in Therapy
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