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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427553/familial-pulmonary-fibrosis-clinical-and-radiological-characteristics-and-progression-analysis-in-different-high-resolution-ct-patterns
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David Bennett, Maria Antonietta Mazzei, Nevada Cioffi Squitieri, Elena Bargagli, Rosa Metella Refini, Antonella Fossi, Luca Volterrani, Paola Rottoli
BACKGROUND: Familial pulmonary fibrosis (FPF) is defined as an idiopathic diffuse parenchymal lung disease affecting two or more members of the same primary biological family. The aim of the present study was to contribute to the clinical, functional and radiological characterisation of FPF with particular regards to disease progression and survival. METHODS: Baseline clinical, functional and radiological data of a FPF population (n = 46 patients) were retrospectively collected and analysed according to the 2011 IPF guidelines HRCT classification...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427470/pulmonary-hypertension-in-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-prevalence-severity-and-the-role-of-carbon-monoxide-diffusion-capacity-as-a-screening-method
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Carolina S G Freitas, Bruno G Baldi, Carlos Jardim, Mariana S Araujo, Juliana Barbosa Sobral, Gláucia I Heiden, Ronaldo A Kairalla, Rogério Souza, Carlos R R Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is included within group 5 of the current PH classification (unclear multifactorial mechanisms). However, data regarding the occurrence of PH in LAM are scarce. The aims of the study were to describe the prevalence and characteristics of PH in a large cohort of LAM patients with different levels of severity, and to evaluate the role of echocardiography and carbon monoxide diffusion capacity (DLCO) as screening methods for PH in LAM. METHODS: One hundred five LAM patients underwent transthoracic echocardiography, pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and 6-min walk test (6MWT)...
April 20, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426895/short-term-pulmonary-function-trends-are-predictive-of-mortality-in-interstitial-lung-disease-associated-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Nicole S Goh, Rachel K Hoyles, Christopher P Denton, David M Hansell, Elisabetta A Renzoni, Toby M Maher, Andrew G Nicholson, Athol U Wells
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic value of pulmonary function test (PFT) trends at one and two years in interstitial lung disease associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc-ILD). METHODS: The prognostic significance of PFT trends at one year (n=162), and two years (n=140) was examined against 15 year survival. PFT trends, expressed as continuous and categorical change in separate analyses, were examined against mortality in univariate and multivariate models. SSc-ILD was defined at presentation as limited lung fibrosis or extensive lung fibrosis using the UKRSA staging system...
April 20, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417842/blood-injection-injury-b-i-i-specific-phobia-affects-the-outcome-of-hypoxic-challenge-testing
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Kristofer J Spurling, Veronica P McGoldrick
BACKGROUND: Blood-injection-injury (B-I-I) phobia is capable of producing inaccurate hypoxic challenge testing results due to anxiety-induced hyperventilation. CASE REPORT: A 69-yr-old woman with a history of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, restrictive spirometry, exercise desaturation requiring supplementary oxygen on mobilizing, reduced DLco, and B-I-I phobia was referred for hypoxic challenge testing (HCT) to assess in-flight oxygen requirements. HCT was performed by breathing a 15% FIo2 gas mixture, simulating the available oxygen in ambient air onboard aircraft pressurized to an equivalent altitude of 8000 ft...
May 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408655/military-small-arms-fire-in-association-with-acute-decrements-in-lung-function
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Anne Katrine Borander, Øyvind Albert Voie, Kjetil Longva, Tor Erik Danielsen, Svein Grahnstedt, Leiv Sandvik, Johny Kongerud, Liv Ingunn Bjoner Sikkeland
OBJECTIVE: After introduction of unleaded ammunition, Norwegian Armed Forces received reports of acute respiratory symptoms in soldiers after exposure to fumes from firing the standard weapon, HK416. The aim of the present study was to examine lung function before and after exposure to fumes from HK416 in a double-blinded standardised study design using three different types of ammunition. METHODS: Fifty-four healthy, non-smoking male volunteers (19-62 years) fired the weapons for 60 min with either leaded, unleaded or 'modified' unleaded ammunition...
April 13, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399675/evaluating-the-appropriateness-of-hospital-doctors-requests-for-pulmonary-function-tests-beyond-basic-spirometry-results-from-a-prospective-observational-study
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Krishna Bajee Sriram, Zoe Fountain, Jessica Hockenhull, Debbie Zagami
OBJECTIVES: Hospitalists request 'complete' pulmonary function tests (PFTs), typically comprising of spirometry, diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) and absolute lung volumes (ALVs), the results of which assist in the management of patients with respiratory disorders. Recently, concerns have been raised about over-requesting of 'complete' PFTs, but there is a paucity of information on the proportion of requests that can be considered clinically inappropriate. This study prospectively evaluated the 'complete' PFTs requested in a hospital service and assessed the impact of medical review of the requests...
April 19, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388260/acute-exacerbation-and-decline-in-forced-vital-capacity-are-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#7
Miya O Paterniti, Youwei Bi, Dinko Rekić, Yaning Wang, Banu A Karimi-Shah, Badrul A Chowdhury
RATIONALE: Exploration of forced vital capacity (FVC) as it relates to mortality in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a chronic, progressive, and ultimately fatal parenchymal lung disease, is important both clinically and to the current drug development paradigm. We evaluated the association between FVC decline and mortality in the largest, well-characterized placebo cohort to date. Additionally, we sought to explore the risk of death from acute exacerbations and further validate previously identified baseline predictors of mortality...
April 7, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370836/lower-limb-muscle-function-is-a-determinant-of-exercise-tolerance-after-lung-resection-surgery-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Chris Burtin, Frits M E Franssen, Lowie E G W Vanfleteren, Miriam T J Groenen, Emiel F M Wouters, Martijn A Spruit
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the association between exercise tolerance, pulmonary function and lower-limb muscle function in patients with lung cancer who underwent lung resection surgery in the previous year. METHODS: Sixty-four patients (age: 67 ± 11 years, 66% males) performed a symptom-limited incremental cycle test to define peak oxygen consumption (VO2 peak) and peak workload (Wpeak). The best of two 6-min walking distance (6MWD) tests was also included...
March 30, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370144/lung-function-not-affected-by-asbestos-exposure-in-workers-with-normal-computed-tomography-scan
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Christian Schikowsky, Michael K Felten, Christian Eisenhawer, Marco Das, Thomas Kraus
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that asbestos exposure affects lung function, even in the absence of asbestos-related pulmonary interstitial or pleural changes or emphysema. METHODS: We analyzed associations between well-known asbestos-related risk factors, such as individual cumulative asbestos exposure, and key lung function parameters in formerly asbestos-exposed power industry workers (N = 207) with normal CT scans. For this, we excluded participants with emphysema, fibrosis, pleural changes, or any combination of these...
March 30, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368706/resting-physiological-correlates-of-reduced-exercise-capacity-in-smokers-with-mild-airway-obstruction
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Amany F Elbehairy, Azmy Faisal, Jordan A Guenette, Dennis Jensen, Katherine A Webb, Rashid Ahmed, J Alberto Neder, Denis E O'Donnell
Smokers with minor spirometric abnormalities can experience persistent activity-related dyspnea and exercise intolerance. Additional resting tests can expose heterogeneous physiological abnormalities, but their relevance and association with clinical outcomes remain uncertain. Subjects included sixty-two smokers (≥20 pack-years), with cough and/or dyspnea and minor airway obstruction [forced expiratory volume in one-second (FEV1) ≥80% predicted and >5th percentile lower limit of normal (LLN) (i.e., z-score >-1...
April 3, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365577/submaximal-exercise-capacity-in-juvenile-dermatomyositis-after-longterm-disease-the-contribution-of-muscle-lung-and-heart-involvement
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Kristin Schjander Berntsen, Anita Tollisen, Thomas Schwartz, Eva Kirkhus, Trond Mogens Aaløkken, May Brit Lund, Berit Flatø, Ivar Sjaastad, Helga Sanner
OBJECTIVE: To compare submaximal exercise capacity in patients with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) with controls, and analyze contributions of muscle, heart, and lung impairment in patients. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients with JDM, with a mean 16.9 years after symptom onset, and 59 sex- and age-matched controls completed a 6-min walk test (6MWT) and a timed up and go (TUG) test. Muscle function, disease activity/damage, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) were assessed by validated tools; heart function by echocardiography and electrocardiography; and lung function by spirometry, DLCO, and body plethysmography...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353116/repository-corticotropin-for-chronic-pulmonary-sarcoidosis
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Robert P Baughman, Nadera Sweiss, Ruth Keijsers, Surinder S Birring, Ralph Shipley, Lesley Ann Saketkoo, Elyse E Lower
PURPOSE: The dose of repository corticotropin (RCI) and need for a loading dose in sarcoidosis patients receiving chronic corticosteroids are unclear. We performed a single-blind prospective study, comparing two doses of RCI in sarcoidosis. METHODS: Chronic pulmonary sarcoidosis patients receiving prednisone therapy with deterioration by 5% in FVC in the previous year were studied. RCI was administered subcutaneously at a loading dose of 80 units RCI for 10 days...
March 28, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336536/the-effect-of-aging-and-cardiorespiratory-fitness-on-the-lung-diffusing-capacity-response-to-exercise-in-healthy-humans
#13
Kirsten E Coffman, Alex R Carlson, Andrew D Miller, Bruce D Johnson, Bryan Joseph Taylor
Aging is associated with deterioration in the structure and function of the pulmonary circulation. We characterized the lung diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO), alveolar-capillary membrane conductance (DmCO), and pulmonary-capillary blood volume (VC) response to discontinuous incremental exercise at 25, 50, 75, and 90% of peak work (Wpeak) in four groups: 1) Young [27 ± 3 y, maximal oxygen consumption (V̇O2max) 110 ± 18% age-predicted]; 2) Young Highly-Fit (27 ± 3 y, V̇O2max 147 ± 8% age-predicted); 3) Old (69 ± 5 y, V̇O2max 116 ± 13% age-predicted); and 4) Old Highly-Fit (65 ± 5 y, V̇O2max 162 ± 18% age-predicted)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332341/risk-factors-for-acute-exacerbation-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Meihua Qiu, Yuqing Chen, Qiao Ye
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic andprogressive fibrotic disease limited to the lungs.The course of disease varies widely, with some patients experiencing acute respiratory deterioration, a conditioncalled acute exacerbations of IPF (AE-IPF). The risk factors contributing to AE-IPF are unclear. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigatedthe risk factors for AE-IPF. METHODS: Studies ofrisk factors for AE-IPF were identified in Medline, EMBASE and Cochrane databases...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329201/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lobectomy-does-not-offer-any-functional-recovery-advantage-in-comparison-to-the-open-approach-3-months-after-the-operation-a-case-matched-analysis%C3%A2
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Michele Salati, Alessandro Brunelli, Francesco Xiumè, Marco Monteverde, Armando Sabbatini, Michela Tiberi, Cecilia Pompili, Roberto Palloni, Majed Refai
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study was to compare functional loss [forced expiratory volume in one second to forced vital capacity ratio (FEV1), DLCO and VO2max reduction] after VATS versus open lobectomies. METHODS: We performed a prospective observational study on 195 patients who had a pulmonary lobectomy from June 2010 to November 2014 and who were able to complete a 3-months functional evaluation follow-up program. Since the VATS technique was our first choice for performing lobectomies from January 2012, we divided the patients into two groups: the OPEN group (112 patients) and the VATS group (83 patients)...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326312/a-comparison-of-published-multidimensional-indices-to-predict-outcome-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#16
Charles Sharp, Huzaifa I Adamali, Ann B Millar
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has an unpredictable course and prognostic factors are incompletely understood. We aimed to identify prognostic factors, including multidimensional indices from a significant IPF cohort at the Bristol Interstitial Lung Disease Centre in the UK. Patients diagnosed with IPF between 2007 and 2014 were identified. Longitudinal pulmonary physiology and exercise testing results were collated, with all-cause mortality used as the primary outcome. Factors influencing overall, 12- and 24-month survival were identified using Cox proportional hazards modelling and receiver operating characteristic curve analysis...
January 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323203/the-association-between-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-pulmonary-diffusing-capacity
#17
Gerald S Zavorsky, James M Smoliga
Pulmonary diffusing capacity for nitric oxide (DL,NO) and carbon monoxide (DL,CO) measured at rest (mL/min/mmHg) is strongly associated with aerobic capacity (cardiorespiratory fitness or peak oxygen uptake, VO2peak) measured in L/min. Data from healthy, non-obese individuals from various studies (n=121 males and 81 females) were combined to examine this association. Subjects that were above the upper limit of normal (ULN, 97.5th percentile for age and sex and height) for DL,NO and DLCO had a higher median VO2peak compared to subjects below the ULN (Above the ULN=4...
March 18, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317233/pirfenidone-and-nintedanib-for-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-clinical-practice-tolerability-and-adverse-drug-reactions
#18
Jonathan A Galli, Aloknath Pandya, Michelle Vega-Olivo, Chandra Dass, Huaqing Zhao, Gerard J Criner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The real-world tolerability of pirfenidone and nintedanib in non-clinical trial patients is unknown. Many patients with pulmonary fibrosis have significant medical co-morbidities or baseline characteristics that exclude them from clinical trial participation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review study on subjects prescribed nintedanib or pirfenidone for pulmonary fibrosis treatment (any aetiology) from September 2014 to February 2016...
March 20, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303059/marginal-pulmonary-function-is-associated-with-poor-short-and-long-term-outcomes-in-lung-cancer-surgery
#19
Naoki Ozeki, Koji Kawaguchi, Toshiki Okasaka, Takayuki Fukui, Koichi Fukumoto, Shota Nakamura, Shuhei Hakiri, Kohei Yokoi
We sought to determine the short- and long-term prognoses among 'marginal-risk' non-small cell lung cancer patients who have a predicted postoperative- (ppo) forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1) of 30-60% and/or a ppo-diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) of 30-60%. The present study included 73 'marginal-risk' and 318 'normal-risk' patients who underwent anatomical resection for clinical stage I lung cancer between 2008 and 2012. The rates of postoperative morbidity, prolonged hospital stay, and overall survival were assessed...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300570/idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonia-associated-with-autoantibodies-a-large-case-series-followed-over-one-year
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Bridget F Collins, Charles F Spiekerman, Megan A Shaw, Lawrence A Ho, Jennifer Hayes, Carolyn A Spada, Caroline M Stamato, Ganesh Raghu
BACKGROUND: Some patients with autoimmune characteristics and idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP), particularly usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), do not fit neatly into the category of connective tissue disease associated interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) or recently proposed yet to be validated criteria for interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF). Outcomes of these patients are unknown. METHODS: Retrospective single center study; ANOVA analyses compared differences in mean change in forced vital capacity (FVC) and diffusion capacity (DLCO) over 1-year among 124 well defined patients (20 AI-ILD [positive autoantibodies with or without symptoms of CTD], 15 IPAF, 36 CTD-ILD, 53 "Lone-IPF" [patients with IPF without any autoantibodies]) RESULTS: 75% of patients with AI-ILD, 33% IPAF, and 33% CTD-ILD had UIP...
March 11, 2017: Chest
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