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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516352/air-pollution-and-respiratory-health-among-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-subjects-in-pune-india-results-from-the-wellcome-trust-genetic-study
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Morteza Abdullatif Khafaie, Sundeep Santosh Salvi, Chittaranjan Sakerlal Yajnik, Ajay Ojha, Behzad Khafaie, Sharad Damodar Gore
Diabetics may be more vulnerable to the harmful effects of ambient air pollutants than healthy individuals. But, the risk factors that lead to susceptibility to air pollution in diabetics have not yet been identified. We examined the effect of exposure to ambient PM10 on chronic symptoms and the pulmonary function tests (PFT) in diabetic and non-diabetic subjects. Also, to investigate possible determinants of susceptibility, we recruited 400 type 2 diabetic and 465 healthy subjects who were investigated for chronic respiratory symptoms (CRSs) and then underwent measurement of forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume 1 (FEV1) according to standard protocol...
May 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502520/-exploring-the-diaphragm-ultrasound-is-essential
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P Richard
The diaphragm is the muscle most implicated in breathing. Its morphological exploration usually depends on pulmonary radiography, fluoroscopy, CT-scanning and MRI. Its function is evaluated by the classical respiratory functional tests, the measurement of maximum inspiratory and expiratory pressures, the transdiaphragmatic pressure and even an electromyogram. Ultrasound is a technique still insufficiently used in respiratory medicine. It offers, however, many advantages: it is easy to implement, there is no irradiation, it is usable at the bedside, particularly when the patient is immobile or in intensive care...
May 12, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502413/understanding-the-determinants-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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Jake G Natalini, Jeff J Swigris, Julie Morisset, Brett M Elicker, Kirk D Jones, Aryeh Fischer, Harold R Collard, Joyce S Lee
RATIONALE: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is impaired among patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). Little is understood about HRQL in specific subtypes of ILD. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to characterize and identify clinical determinants of HRQL among patients with rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD) and compare them to patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). METHODS: We identified patients with a diagnosis of RA-ILD and IPF from an ongoing longitudinal cohort of ILD patients...
June 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501315/endovascular-stenting-for-end-stage-lung-cancer-patients-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-post-first-line-treatments-a-single-center-experience-and-literature-review
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Tzu-Ting Kuo, Po-Lin Chen, Chun-Che Shih, I-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is a major complication that occurs when a growing lung malignancy compresses the SVC extrinsically. Current treatment options include radiotherapy or chemotherapy to shrink the tumor or endovascular stenting of the SVC to restore flow. Herein, we report a case series treated in a single institution to demonstrate the safety, effectiveness, and outcomes of salvage and primary stenting for malignant SVC obstruction. METHODS: A total of 12 male patients with malignant superior vena cava obstruction caused by lung cancer underwent SVC stenting from October 2009 to May 2015...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496316/the-effect-of-indacaterol-glycopyrronium-versus-tiotropium-or-salmeterol-fluticasone-on-the-prevention-of-clinically-important-deterioration-in-copd
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Antonio R Anzueto, Claus F Vogelmeier, Konstantinos Kostikas, Karen Mezzi, Sebastian Fucile, Giovanni Bader, Steven Shen, Donald Banerji, Robert Fogel
BACKGROUND: Endpoints that evaluate deterioration rather than improvement of disease may have clinical utility in COPD. In this analysis, we compared the effects of different maintenance treatments on the prevention of clinically important deterioration (CID) in moderate-to-severe COPD patients. METHODS: Data were analyzed from three 26-week studies comparing indacaterol/glycopyrronium (IND/GLY) with tiotropium (TIO) or salmeterol/fluticasone (SFC). Two definitions of CID were used; each was a composite of three outcome measures typically associated with COPD...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493349/adult-acute-supraglottitis-analysis-of-358-patients-for-predictors-of-airway-intervention
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Yael Shapira Galitz, Hagit Shoffel-Havakuk, Oded Cohen, Doron Halperin, Yonatan Lahav
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Acute supraglottitis is a potentially life-threatening condition due to rapid onset upper airway obstruction. The study aimed to characterize adult acute supraglottitis patients and to recognize factors associated with an aggressive disease course. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: All adult acute supraglottitis patients admitted to a single academic medical center between 2000 and 2014 were included and their medical charts reviewed...
May 11, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489684/calculated-versus-measured-mvv-surrogate-marker-of-ventilatory-capacity-in-pediatric-cpet
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Kelly L Colwell, Rajeev Bhatia
INTRODUCTION: Maximum Voluntary Ventilation (MVV), a surrogate marker of maximum ventilatory capacity, allows for measuring ventilatory reserve during Cardiopulmonary Exercise Stress Testing (CPET) which is necessary to assess ventilatory limitation. MVV can be measured directly during a patient maneuver or indirectly by calculating from FEV1 (FEV1 X 40). We investigated for a potential difference between calculated MVV and measured MVV in pediatric subjects, and which better represents maximum ventilatory capacity during CPET...
May 9, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489678/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-antiganglioside-gd3-antibody-ecromeximab-kw2871-combined-with-high-dose-interferon-%C3%AE-2b-in-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma
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Ahmad A Tarhini, Stergios J Moschos, Yan Lin, Hui-Min Lin, Cindy Sander, Yan Yin, Ralph Venhaus, Thomas F Gajewski, John M Kirkwood
This study evaluated the safety and clinical benefit of ecromeximab (KW2871) combined with high-dose interferon-α2b (HDI) in patients with metastatic melanoma. We also carried out pharmacokinetic and immune monitoring studies of this combination. This was an open-label, phase 1/2 study of ecromeximab plus HDI in patients with measurable metastatic melanoma. Eligible patients received ecromeximab-HDI combination therapy: ecromeximab administered intravenously once every 2 weeks and HDI at a dose of 20 million units (MU)/m administered intravenously for 5 consecutive days per week for the first 4 weeks (induction phase) and then at 10 MU/m subcutaneously thrice weekly through week 14 (maintenance phase)...
April 7, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487184/symptom-assessment-in-non-vocal-or-cognitively-impaired-icu-patients-implications-for-practice-and-future-research
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JiYeon Choi, Margaret L Campbell, Céline Gélinas, Mary Beth Happ, Judith Tate, Linda Chlan
BACKGROUND: Symptom assessment in critically ill patients is challenging because many cannot provide a self-report. OBJECTIVES: To describe the state of the science on symptom communication and the assessment of selected physical symptoms in non-vocal ICU patients. METHODS: This paper summarizes a 2014 American Thoracic Society Annual International Conference symposium presenting current evidence on symptom communication, delirium, and the assessment of common physical symptoms (i...
May 6, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469720/a-study-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-specific-causes-of-osteoporosis-with-emphasis-on-the-emphysema-phenotype
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Mona Ali Fouda, Esam Hamad Alhamad, Mohammed Saleh Al-Hajjaj, Shaffi Ahmed Shaik, Ahmad Amer Alboukai, Feisal Abdulla Al-Kassimi
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis, the most common extra-pulmonary complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), may be related to general causes or COPD-specific causes such as low forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) and hypoxia. A few studies reported that emphysema is an independent risk factor for osteoporosis. However, other workers considered the association to be confounded by low FEV1 and low body mass index (BMI) which cluster with emphysema. AIMS: To study the association between osteoporosis and emphysema in a model that includes these potentially confounding factors...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459622/respiratory-symptoms-items-from-the-copd-assessment-test-identify-ever-smokers-with-preserved-lung-function-at-higher-risk-for-poor-respiratory-outcomes-an-analysis-of-the-subpopulations-and-intermediate-outcome-measures-in-copd-study-cohort
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Carlos H Martinez, Susan Murray, R Graham Barr, Eugene Bleecker, Russell P Bowler, Stephanie A Christenson, Alejandro P Comellas, Christopher B Cooper, David Couper, Gerard J Criner, Jeffrey L Curtis, Mark T Dransfield, Nadia N Hansel, Eric A Hoffman, Richard E Kanner, Eric Kleerup, Jerry A Krishnan, Stephen C Lazarus, Nancy K Leidy, Wanda O'Neal, Fernando J Martinez, Robert Paine, Stephen I Rennard, Donald P Tashkin, Prescott G Woodruff, MeiLan K Han
RATIONALE: Ever-smokers without airflow obstruction scores greater than or equal to 10 on the COPD Assessment Test (CAT) still have frequent acute respiratory disease events (exacerbation-like), impaired exercise capacity, and imaging abnormalities. Identification of these subjects could provide new opportunities for targeted interventions. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that the four respiratory-related items of the CAT might be useful for identifying such individuals, with discriminative ability similar to CAT, which is an eight-item questionnaire used to assess chronic obstructive pulmonary disease impact, including nonrespiratory questions, with scores ranging from 0 to 40...
May 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451445/who-are-patients-classified-within-the-new-terminology-of-heart-failure-from-the-2016-esc-guidelines
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Benoit Delepaul, Guillaume Robin, Clément Delmas, Thomas Moine, Adrien Blanc, Pauline Fournier, Aénora Roger-Rollé, Guillaume Domain, Clémence Delon, Charles Uzan, Rabah Boudjellil, Didier Carrié, Jérôme Roncalli, Michel Galinier, Olivier Lairez
AIMS: The main terminology used to describe heart failure (HF) is based on measurement of the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). LVEF in the range of 40-49% was recently defined as HF with mid-range EF (HFmrEF) by the 2016 European Society of Cardiology guidelines. The purpose of our study was to assess the clinical profile and prognosis of patients with HF according to this new classification. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 482 patients referred for HF were retrospectively included over a period of 1 year...
May 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449951/inspiratory-muscle-function-and-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Patricia Palau, Eloy Domínguez, Eduardo Núñez, Jose María Ramón, Laura López, Joana Melero, Alejandro Bellver, Francisco J Chorro, Vicent Bodí, Antoni Bayés-Genis, Juan Sanchis, Julio Núñez
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a clinical syndrome characterized by impaired exercise capacity due to dyspnea and fatigue. The pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the exercise intolerance in HFpEF are not well established. We sought to evaluate the effects of inspiratory muscle function on exercise tolerance in symptomatic patients with HFpEF. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 74 stable symptomatic patients with HFpEF and NYHA II-III underwent a cardiopulmonary exercise test between June 2012 and May 2016...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442632/effect-of-aerobic-exercise-training-on-ventilatory-efficiency-and-respiratory-drive-in-obese-subjects
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Mehdi Chlif, Anis Chaouachi, Said Ahmaidi
BACKGROUND: Obese patients show a decline in exercise capacity and diverse degrees of dyspnea in association with mechanical abnormalities, increased ventilatory requirements secondary to the increased metabolic load, and a greater work of breathing. Consequently, obese patients may be particularly predisposed to the development of respiratory muscle fatigue during exercise. The aim of this study was to assess inspiratory muscle performance during incremental exercise in 19 obese male subjects (body mass index 41 ± 6 kg/m(2)) after aerobic exercise training using the noninvasive, inspiratory muscle tension-time index (TT0...
April 25, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441939/estimation-of-the-severity-of-breathlessness-in-the-emergency-department-a-dyspnea-score
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Tibor Gondos, Viktor Szabó, Ágnes Sárkány, Adrienn Sárkány, Gábor Halász
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is a frequent complaint in emergency departments (ED). It has a significant amount of subjective and affective components, therefore the dyspnea scores, based on the patients' rating, can be ambiguous. Our purpose was to develop and validate a simple scoring system to evaluate the severity of dyspnea in emergency care, based on objectively measured parameters. METHODS: We performed a double center, prospective, observational study including 350 patients who were admitted in EDs with dyspnea...
April 26, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437202/low-dose-morphine-for-dyspnea-in-terminally-ill-patients-with-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonias
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Yoshinobu Matsuda, Isseki Maeda, Kazunobu Tachibana, Keiko Nakao, Yumiko Sasaki, Chikatoshi Sugimoto, Toru Arai, Akihiro Tokoro, Masanori Akira, Yoshikazu Inoue
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is highly prevalent in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine the effectiveness and safety of continuous subcutaneous morphine for dyspnea in terminally ill IIP patients. SETTING/SUBJECTS: We retrospectively reviewed cases of terminally ill IIP patients who received continuous subcutaneous morphine for dyspnea. MEASUREMENTS: We reviewed dyspnea severity measured using numerical rating scale (NRS) and respiratory rate (RR) before and two and four hours after morphine initiation...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435488/clinician-performed-bedside-ultrasound-in-improving-diagnostic-accuracy-in-patients-presenting-to-the-ed-with-acute-dyspnea
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Dimitrios Papanagnou, Michael Secko, John Gullett, Michael Stone, Shahriar Zehtabchi
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosing acute dyspnea is a critical action performed by emergency physicians (EP). It has been shown that ultrasound (US) can be incorporated into the work-up of the dyspneic patient; but there is little data demonstrating its effect on decision-making. We sought to examine the impact of a bedside, clinician-performed cardiopulmonary US protocol on the clinical impression of EPs evaluating dyspneic patients, and to measure the change in physician confidence with the leading diagnosis before and after US...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435242/burden-of-asthma-dyspnea-and-chronic-cough-in-south-asia
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Ghose Bishwajit, Shangfeng Tang, Sanni Yaya, Zhanchun Feng
BACKGROUND: Asthma, dyspnea, and chronic cough are well-established risk factors of COPD and often associated with exacerbation of the disease, which is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in South Asian countries. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to, 1) measure the prevalence of asthma, dyspnea, and chronic cough, and 2) assess the relationship between these respiratory problems and self-reported health status among South Asians. METHODS: Data for this research came from the World Health Survey (2002-2003) conducted by the World Health Organization...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433323/is-there-a-clinically-meaningful-difference-in-patient-reported-dyspnea-in-acute-heart-failure-an-analysis-from-urgent-dyspnea
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Peter S Pang, Kathleen A Lane, Miguel Tavares, Alan B Storrow, Changyu Shen, W Frank Peacock, Richard Nowak, Alexandre Mebazaa, Said Laribi, Judd E Hollander, Mihai Gheorghiade, Sean P Collins
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is the most common presenting symptom in patients with acute heart failure (AHF), but is difficult to quantify as a research measure. The URGENT Dyspnea study compared 3 scales: (1) 10 cm VAS, (2) 5-point Likert, and (3) a 7-point Likert (both VAS and 5-point Likert were recorded in the upright and supine positions). However, the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) to patients has not been well established. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis from URGENT Dyspnea, an observational, multi-center study of AHF patients enrolled within 1 h of first physician assessment in the ED...
April 19, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433261/dyspnea-in-children-what-is-driving-it-and-how-to-approach-it
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REVIEW
Larry C Lands
Dyspnea in children has important physical and psychosocial impact. It is useful to define the quality of the dyspnea and quantify its magnitude in a child-friendly manner. Through careful history taking and physical examination, a targeted investigation can lead to identification of the cause and potential treatment. This article provides a framework for the clinical approach to dyspnea in children, including important information to gather during the history, physical assessment, how to quantify dyspnea, and choice and use of laboratory measurements...
March 31, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
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