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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808493/pulmonary-consequences-of-hypothyroidism
#1
Samiaa Hamdy Sadek, Walaa Anwar Khalifa, Ahmad Metwally Azoz
BACKGROUND: Although hypothyroidism has an insidious onset and relatively asymptomatic, exertional dyspnea and fatigue can be the presenting complaints. OBJECTIVES: The aim is to assess functional lung impairment in hypothyroid patients both at rest and during exercise. METHODS: A case-control study was carried out on 42 patients with newly diagnosed hypothyroidism and 12 control subjects. Hypothyroidism was diagnosed based on high value of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) ≥6 μIU/ml, and low value of free thyroxin (FT4) ≤0...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782664/intra-session-and-inter-session-variability-of-nitric-oxide-pulmonary-diffusing-capacity-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis
#2
Thomas Radtke, Christian Benden, Marion Maggi-Beba, Susi Kriemler, Ivo van der Lee, Holger Dressel
We evaluated the intra-session and inter-session variability of the diffusing capacity of nitric oxide (DLNO), carbon monoxide (DLCO), alveolar-capillary membrane diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DMCO) and pulmonary capillary blood volume (Vc) in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Patients performed single-breath diffusing capacity measurements during all of 3 consecutive study visits. Precision of gas diffusing parameters was quantified by within-subject standard deviation (SDws) and coefficient of variation (CV)...
August 3, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763468/predictors-of-lung-function-test-severity-and-outcome-in-systemic-sclerosis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
#3
Noémie Le Gouellec, Alain Duhamel, Thierry Perez, Anne-Lise Hachulla, Vincent Sobanski, Jean-Baptiste Faivre, Sandrine Morell-Dubois, Marc Lambert, Pierre-Yves Hatron, Eric Hachulla, Hélène Béhal, Regis Matran, David Launay, Martine Remy-Jardin
Systemic sclerosis-related interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) is the leading cause of death in SSc. In this study, we aimed to describe the baseline severity and evolution of forced vital capacity (FVC) and diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) in patients with SSc-ILD and to assess the baseline clinical, biological and high-resolution CT scan (HRCT) predictors of this evolution. Baseline and serial FVC and DLCO were collected in 75 SSc-ILD patients followed during 6.4±4.2 years (n = 557 individual data)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761337/size-variation-and-collapse-of-emphysema-holes-at-inspiration-and-expiration-ct-scan-evaluation-with-modified-length-scale-method-and-image-co-registration
#4
Sang Young Oh, Minho Lee, Joon Beom Seo, Namkug Kim, Sang Min Lee, Jae Seung Lee, Yeon Mok Oh
A novel approach of size-based emphysema clustering has been developed, and the size variation and collapse of holes in emphysema clusters are evaluated at inspiratory and expiratory computed tomography (CT). Thirty patients were visually evaluated for the size-based emphysema clustering technique and a total of 72 patients were evaluated for analyzing collapse of the emphysema hole in this study. A new approach for the size differentiation of emphysema holes was developed using the length scale, Gaussian low-pass filtering, and iteration approach...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758573/shrinking-lung-syndrome-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-single-centre-experience
#5
M Deeb, K Tselios, D D Gladman, J Su, M B Urowitz
Introduction Shrinking lung syndrome (SLS) is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), characterized by decreased lung volumes and extra-pulmonary restriction. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of SLS in our lupus cohort with emphasis on prevalence, presentation, treatment and outcomes. Patients and methods Patients attending the Toronto Lupus Clinic since 1980 ( n = 1439) and who had pulmonary function tests (PFTs) performed during follow-up were enrolled ( n = 278)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744781/lung-function-in-pregnancy-in-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
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Elżbieta Radzikowska, Elżbieta Wiatr, Monika Franczuk, Iwona Bestry, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disease, affecting usually young people. The course of the disease is variable. In some pulmonary LCH patients a severe lung destruction and progression in spite of chemotherapy is observed, but in others just a cessation of smoking induces a regression of the disease. In the present study we seek to determine the influence of pregnancy on pulmonary function in LCH patients, an unchartered area of research. We addressed the issue by investigating eight pregnant women out of the 45 women hospitalized with the diagnosis of pulmonary LCH in the period from 2000 to 2015...
July 26, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743305/prognosis-and-longitudinal-changes-of-physical-activity-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#7
Thomas Bahmer, Anne-Marie Kirsten, Benjamin Waschki, Klaus F Rabe, Helgo Magnussen, Detlef Kirsten, Marco Gramm, Simone Hummler, Eva Brunnemer, Michael Kreuter, Henrik Watz
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) is associated with disease severity in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), but longitudinal studies evaluating its prognostic value and changes over time are lacking. METHODS: We measured PA (steps per day, SPD) in a cohort of 46 IPF-patients (mean age, 67 years; mean FVC, 76.1%pred.) by accelerometry at baseline, recorded survival status during 3 years follow-up and repeated measurements in survivors. We compared the prognostic value of PA to established mortality predictors including lung function (FVC, DLCO) and 6-min walking-distance (6MWD)...
July 25, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740835/severe-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema-another-cause-of-death-among-smokers
#8
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André Carramenha de Góes Hirano, Eduardo Pelegrineti Targueta, Fernando Peixoto Ferraz de Campos, João Augusto Dos Santos Martines, Dafne Andrade, Silvana Maria Lovisolo, Aloisio Felipe-Silva
In 2005, the combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) was first defined as a distinct entity, which comprised centrilobular or paraseptal emphysema in the upper pulmonary lobes, and fibrosis in the lower lobes accompanied by reduced diffused capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO). Recently, the fibrosis associated with the connective tissue disease was also included in the diagnosis of CPFE, although the exposure to tobacco, coal, welding, agrochemical compounds, and tire manufacturing are the most frequent causative agents...
April 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729471/hypoxic-vascular-response-and-ventilation-perfusion-matching-in-end-stage-copd-may-depend-on-p22phox
#9
Chandran Nagaraj, Christoph Tabeling, Bence M Nagy, Pritesh P Jain, Leigh M Marsh, Rita Papp, Michael Pienn, Martin Witzenrath, Bahil Ghanim, Walter Klepetko, E Kenneth Weir, Stefan Heschl, Grazyna Kwapiszewska, Andrea Olschewski, Horst Olschewski
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous disease in which the amount of emphysema and airway disease may be very different between individuals, even in end-stage disease. Emphysema formation may be linked to the involvement of the small pulmonary vessels. The NAPDH oxidase (Nox) family is emerging as a key disease-related factor in vascular diseases, but currently its role in hypoxia-induced pulmonary remodelling in COPD remains unclear.Here we investigate the role of p22phox, a regulatory subunit of Nox, in COPD lungs, hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV), hypoxia-induced pulmonary vascular remodelling and pulmonary hypertension...
July 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728146/chronic-kidney-disease-predicts-survival-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#10
Kohei Ikezoe, Tomohiro Handa, Kiminobu Tanizawa, Hideki Yokoi, Takeshi Kubo, Kensaku Aihara, Akihiko Sokai, Yoshinari Nakatsuka, Seishu Hashimoto, Kiyoshi Uemasu, Susumu Sato, Shigeo Muro, Sonoko Nagai, Motoko Yanagita, Kazuo Chin, Toyohiro Hirai, Yoshio Taguchi, Michiaki Mishima
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) increases with age as with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). OBJECTIVES: We assessed the prevalence of CKD (stages 3-5) and investigated the relationship of CKD to clinical features and outcomes in patients with IPF. METHODS: This study comprised 123 patients with IPF; 61 subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which was reportedly associated with CKD, were also enrolled as a disease control...
July 21, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719106/altered-pulmonary-gas-transfer-capacity-and-capillary-blood-volume-in-pediatric-crohn-s-disease
#11
Marie Verstraete, Marie-Luce Choukroun, Valerie Siao-Him Fa, Michael Fayon, Laurent Rebouissoux, Raphael Enaud, Thierry Lamireau
OBJECTIVES: To describe diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) and its components, that is, membrane diffusing capacity (DmCO) and pulmonary capillary blood volume (Vc) in children with Crohn's disease (CD), and to investigate the correlation between these parameters and disease activity. WORKING HYPOTHESIS: The most common lung function abnormalities are a reduced pulmonary DLCO and small airways disorders which are in many instances, clinically silent. No valid explanations have been proposed regarding the modifications in gas transfer capacity in active CD...
August 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717087/pulmonary-intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma-ivlbcl-disguised-as-an-asthma-exacerbation-in-a-patient-with-asthma
#12
Tomohito Takeshige, Norihiro Harada, Yasuhito Sekimoto, Ryota Kanemaru, Takeo Tsutsumi, Kei Matsuno, Satomi Shiota, Azuchi Masuda, Akihiko Gotoh, Miki Asahina, Toshimasa Uekusa, Kazuhisa Takahashi
A 62-year-old man with asthma presented with a 1-month history of wheezing and exertional dyspnea. Although the wheezing symptoms disappeared after systemic corticosteroid therapy, the exertional dyspnea and hypoxemia did not improve. A diagnosis of intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) with pulmonary involvement was suspected because of the increased serum lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) and soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) level, increased alveolar-arterial oxygen difference (AaDO2), decreased pulmonary diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) and scintigraphic, computed tomography (CT) and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)-CT findings...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709421/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-clinical-practice-insights-ipf-registry
#13
Michael Kreuter, Jeff Swigris, David Pittrow, Silke Geier, Jens Klotsche, Antje Prasse, Hubert Wirtz, Dirk Koschel, Stefan Andreas, Martin Claussen, Christian Grohé, Henrike Wilkens, Lars Hagmeyer, Dirk Skowasch, Joachim F Meyer, Joachim Kirschner, Sven Gläser, Felix J F Herth, Tobias Welte, Claus Neurohr, Martin Schwaiblmair, Matthias Held, Thomas Bahmer, Marion Frankenberger, Jürgen Behr
BACKGROUND: The INSIGHTS-IPF registry provides one of the largest data sets of clinical data and self-reported patient related outcomes including health related quality of life (QoL) on patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We aimed to describe associations of various QoL instruments between each other and with patient characteristics at baseline. METHODS: Six hundred twenty-three IPF patients with available QoL data (St George's Respiratory Questionnaire SGRQ, UCSD Shortness-of-Breath Questionnaire SoB, EuroQol visual analogue scale and index EQ-5D, Well-being Index WHO-5) were analysed...
July 14, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699237/evaluation-of-visual-and-computer-based-ct-analysis-for-the-identification-of-functional-patterns-of-obstruction-and-restriction-in-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#14
Joseph Jacob, Brian J Bartholmai, Anne Laure Brun, Ryoko Egashira, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Ronald Karwoski, Vasileios Kouranos, Maria Kokosi, David M Hansell, Athol U Wells
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To determine whether computer-based quantification (CALIPER software) is superior to visual computed tomography (CT) scoring in the identification of CT patterns indicative of restrictive and obstructive functional indices in hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP). METHODS: A total of 135 consecutive HP patients had CT parenchymal patterns evaluated quantitatively by both visual scoring and CALIPER. Results were evaluated against: forced vital capacity (FVC), total lung capacity (TLC), diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO ) and a composite physiological index (CPI) to identify which CT scoring method better correlated with functional indices...
July 11, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692550/long-term-pulmonary-outcomes-in-pediatric-survivors-of-high-risk-neuroblastoma
#15
Anne Stone, Danielle Novetsky Friedman, Stefan Worgall, Brian H Kushner, Suzanne Wolden, Shakeel Modak, Michael P LaQuaglia, Xian Wu, Nai-Kong Cheung, Charles A Sklar
BACKGROUND: Children with high-risk neuroblastoma are exposed to multimodality therapies early in life and survivors confront late therapy-related toxicities. This study assessed respiratory symptoms, pulmonary function tests (PFTs), and risk factors for abnormalities among survivors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: High-risk neuroblastoma survivors followed in the long-term follow-up clinic at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center were enrolled. Self-administered symptom questionnaires were completed...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688028/novel-assessment-of-interstitial-lung-disease-using-the-computer-aided-lung-informatics-for-pathology-evaluation-and-rating-caliper-software-system-in-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#16
Patompong Ungprasert, Katelynn M Wilton, Floranne C Ernste, Sanjay Kalra, Cynthia S Crowson, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Brian J Bartholmai
PURPOSE: To evaluate the correlation between measurements from quantitative thoracic high-resolution CT (HRCT) analysis with "Computer-Aided Lung Informatics for Pathology Evaluation and Rating" (CALIPER) software and measurements from pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM)-associated interstitial lung disease (ILD). METHODS: A cohort of patients with IIM-associated ILD seen at Mayo Clinic was identified from medical record review...
July 7, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685539/respiratory-training-during-rehabilitation-of-acute-organic-fluorine-poisoned-patients-treated-by-non-invasive-positive-pressure-ventilation
#17
L Liu, D Z Liu, Q P Wang, Z L Zhu, H M Li, X Y Lu
This paper aimed to analyze the effects of respiratory training on pulmonary function during the rehabilitation period for acute organic fluorine-poisoned patients treated by non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV). Sixty-two acute organic fluorine-poisoned patients admitted to the Xinxiang Central Hospital, Xinxiang City, China, from May 2012 to March 2016 were selected and randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, with 31 cases in each. Both groups received NIPPV. The patients in the control group exercised daily, while the patients in the observation group received contracting lips-abdominal breathing training...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680573/treatment-response-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-a-severely-reduced-diffusion-capacity
#18
Cathelijne E van der Bruggen, Onno A Spruijt, Esther J Nossent, Pia Trip, J Tim Marcus, Frances S de Man, Harm Jan Bogaard, Anton Vonk Noordegraaf
Patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) and a reduced diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) have a worse survival compared to IPAH patients with a preserved DLCO. Whether this poor survival can be explained by unresponsiveness to pulmonary hypertension (PH)-specific vasodilatory therapy is unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the hemodynamic and cardiac response to PH-specific vasodilatory therapy in patients with IPAH and a reduced DLCO. Retrospectively, we studied treatment naïve hereditary and IPAH patients diagnosed between January 1990 and May 2015 at the VU University Medical Center...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680567/the-safety-and-tolerability-of-inhaled-treprostinil-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#19
Abubakr A Bajwa, Adil Shujaat, Minal Patel, Colleen Thomas, Franck Rahaghi, Charles D Burger
The primary aim was to explore the safety and tolerability of inhaled treprostinil when used in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) with concomitant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients with a diagnosis of pre-capillary PH (defined as pulmonary artery mean pressure of ≥ 25 mmHg and pulmonary artery wedge pressure or left ventricular end diastolic pressure of ≤ 15 mmHg) who were being initiated on inhaled treprostinil and had concomitant COPD (defined as FEV1/FVC ratio ≤ 70% with FEV1 ≥ 40% predicted) were considered for inclusion in this pilot study...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679612/functional-and-prognostic-effects-when-emphysema-complicates-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#20
Joseph Jacob, Brian J Bartholmai, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Maria Kokosi, Toby M Maher, Arjun Nair, Ronald Karwoski, Elisabetta Renzoni, Simon L F Walsh, David M Hansell, Athol U Wells
This study aimed to investigate whether the combination of fibrosis and emphysema has a greater effect than the sum of its parts on functional indices and outcome in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), using visual and computer-based (CALIPER) computed tomography (CT) analysis.Consecutive patients (n=272) with a multidisciplinary IPF diagnosis had the extent of interstitial lung disease (ILD) scored visually and by CALIPER. Visually scored emphysema was subcategorised as isolated or mixed with fibrotic lung...
July 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
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