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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343952/understanding-of-copd-among-final-year-medical-students
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Javier Mohigefer, Carmen Calero-Acuña, Eduardo Marquez-Martin, Francisco Ortega-Ruiz, Jose Luis Lopez-Campos
Objective: Several previous studies have shown a suboptimal level of understanding of COPD among different population groups. Students in their final year of Medicine constitute a population that has yet to be explored. The evaluation of their understanding provides an opportunity to establish strategies to improve teaching processes. The objective of the present study is to determine the current level of understanding of COPD among said population. Methods: A cross-sectional observational study was done using digital surveys given to medical students in their final year at the Universidad de Sevilla...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332632/retrospective-memory-for-symptoms-in-patients-with-medically-unexplained-symptoms
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Marta Walentynowicz, Katleen Bogaerts, Linda Stans, Ilse Van Diest, Filip Raes, Omer Van den Bergh
OBJECTIVE: Clinical assessment and diagnostic processes heavily rely on memory-based symptom reports. The current study investigated memory for symptoms and the peak-end effect for dyspnea in patients with medically unexplained symptoms and healthy participants. METHODS: Female patients with medically unexplained dyspnea (MUD) (n=22) and matched healthy controls (n=22) participated in two dyspnea induction trials (short, long). Dyspnea ratings were collected: (1) continuously during symptom induction (concurrent with respiratory measures), (2) immediately after the experiment, and (3) after 2weeks...
February 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325683/physical-activity-in-daily-life-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Osamu Nishiyama, Ryo Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Sano, Takashi Iwanaga, Yuji Higashimoto, Hiroaki Kume, Yuji Tohda
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by progressive impairment of lung function and degradation of daily activity; however, this degradation has not been adequately elucidated. The objective of this study was to measure the physical activity of patients with IPF to determine its relationships with physiological parameters and survival rate. METHODS: In total, 31 patients with IPF and 20 age-matched healthy participants were enrolled in this study...
January 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324983/pulsatile-hemodynamics-are-associated-with-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-exertional-dyspnea-and-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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M Broufa, S Wassertheurer, B Hametner, R Zweiker, R K Binder, T Weber
Background: Pulsatile hemodynamics are associated with left ventricular filling pressures and diastolic dysfunction. We investigated their relationship with maximum workload and peak oxygen uptake (peak VO2) in patients with exertional dyspnea and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Methods: Radial waveforms from tonometry were processed with a transfer function, pulse wave analysis and wave separation analysis, yielding central aortic pressures and measures of forward (amplitude of forward wave-Pf) and reflected waves (Augmentation Index-AIx, Augmentation Pressure-AP, amplitude of backward wave-Pb) and their ratio (Reflection Magnitude-RM)...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322942/purulent-pericarditis-an-unusual-complication-of-pneumococcal-pneumonia-a-case-report
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Ghizlane Zoulati, Ramatou Yèya Maïga, Rachid Kerzaz, Ghita Yahyaoui, Mustapha Harandou, Mustapha Mahmoud
Purulent pericarditis has become rare since the advent of antibiotics. Among the involved germs, S. pneumoniae remains the most implicated pathogen to evoke in principle, especially that prescription of systematic antibiotics for any febrile condition can considerably mask the clinical picture. A 36-year-old pregnant woman was visiting the emergency department for dyspnea and flu-like syndrom that had been going on for a week. The chest X-ray showed a white lung on the left and the transthoracic ultrasound revealed a pericardial effusion, resulting in pericardial drainage and pleural puncture that allows the evacuation of a purulent fluid...
January 11, 2018: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322375/predictors-of-short-term-lama-ineffectiveness-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-copd
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Vladimir Fijačko, Marina Labor, Mirjana Fijačko, Sanda Škrinjarić-Cincar, Slavica Labor, Iva Dumbović Dubravčić, Tatjana Bačun, Aleksandar Včev, Sanja Popović-Grle, Davor Plavec
BACKGROUND: No specific (only subgroup) recommendations for the use of long-acting muscarinic antagonists in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exist. The aim of this exploratory hypothesis generating study was to assess whether different phenotypic/endotypic characteristics could be determinants of the short-term ineffectiveness of the initial tiotropium bromide monotherapy in treatment naïve moderate to severe COPD patients. METHODS: A total of 51 consecutively recruited COPD patients were followed for 3 months after the initial evaluation and prescribed initial treatment (tiotropium)...
January 10, 2018: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321022/serum-metabolic-profiling-identified-a-distinct-metabolic-signature-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-potential-biomarker-role-for-lysopc
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Barbara Rindlisbacher, Cornelia Schmid, Thomas Geiser, Cédric Bovet, Manuela Funke-Chambour
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lethal lung disease of unknown etiology. Patients present loss of lung function, dyspnea and dry cough. Diagnosis requires compatible radiologic imaging and, in undetermined cases, invasive procedures such as bronchoscopy and surgical lung biopsy. The pathophysiological mechanisms of IPF are not completely understood. Lung injury with abnormal alveolar epithelial repair is thought to be a major cause for activation of profibrotic pathways in IPF...
January 10, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316286/validation-of-the-dyspnoea-12-scale-into-portuguese-speaking-copd-patients
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Aline Aparecida Simsic, Janelle Yorke, Eloisa Gatti Regueiro, Valeria Pires Di Lorenzo, José Baddini-Martinez
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dyspnoea-12 assesses dyspnea based on the physical and affective components of the symptom. The aim of this study was to translate the Dyspnoea-12 into Portuguese, and to obtain validation data regarding the use of this tool in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD). METHODS: The English version of the scale Dyspnoea-12 underwent a formal translation process into Portuguese as spoken in Brazil with the final version being called Dyspnoea-12-Pt...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313744/dyspnea-in-children-with-life-threatening-and-life-limiting-complex-chronic-conditions
#9
Lucas Pieper, Boris Zernikow, Ross Drake, Michael Frosch, Michael Printz, Julia Wager
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is one of the most frequent symptoms in children with complex chronic conditions (CCC) requiring palliative care. Although it is a subject of high importance, there has been little research on dyspnea in critically ill children. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate the prevalence and causes of dyspnea in children with CCC and to identify the current state of research on the measurements, treatments, and the evaluation of therapeutic interventions...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298730/cytokine-release-syndrome-after-radiation-therapy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Christopher A Barker, Samuel K Kim, Sadna Budhu, Konstantina Matsoukas, Anthony F Daniyan, Sandra P D'Angelo
BACKGROUND: Cytokine release syndrome (CRS) has been reported after immunologic manipulations, most often through therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. To our knowledge, CRS after radiation therapy (RT) for cancer has not been reported before. The development of unusual clinical signs and symptoms after RT led us to investigate the possibility of CRS after RT and review the medical literature on this topic. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65 year-old man with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia and recurrent, metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma undergoing anti-programmed death 1 (PD1) immunotherapy was referred for palliative RT to sites of progressing metastases...
January 3, 2018: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288156/left-ventricular-torsion-shear-angle-volume-approach-for-noninvasive-evaluation-of-diastolic-dysfunction-in-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Oleg F Sharifov, Chun G Schiros, Inmaculada Aban, Gilbert J Perry, Louis J Dell'italia, Steven G Lloyd, Thomas S Denney, Himanshu Gupta
BACKGROUND: Accurate noninvasive diagnostic tools for evaluating left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) are limited in preserved LV ejection fraction. We previously proposed the relationship of normalized rate of change in LV torsion shear angle (φ') to corresponding rate of change in LV volume (V') during early diastole (represented as -dφ'/dV') as a measure of LV diastolic function. We prospectively evaluated diagnostic accuracy of -dφ'/dV' in respect to invasive LV parameters...
December 29, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277688/ability-of-using-different-dry-powder-inhalers-during-copd-exacerbations
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Andriana I Papaioannou, Yiolanda Herodotou, Ioannis Tomos, Vasiliki Apollonatou, Galateia Verykokou, Evgenia Papathanasiou, Effrosyni D Manali, Stelios Loukides, Spyros A Papiris
BACKGROUND: Guidelines suggest that patients hospitalized for acute COPD exacerbations (AECOPD) are treated with short acting bronchodilators. Long acting bronchodilators, offer longer symptom relief but since they are usually administered via Dry Powder Inhalers (DPIs) it is considered that during AECOPD patients would not be able to achieve appropriate inspiratory flow (IF) to receive appropriate drug doses. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether patients admitted to the hospital for AECOPD, are able to achieve the necessary IF using different DPIs...
December 19, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249104/-evaluation-of-functional-capacity-by-6-minute-walk-test-in-children-with-asthma
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Sandra Nora González-Díaz, Alma Belén Partida-Ortega, Alejandra Macías-Weinmann, Alfredo Arias-Cruz, Gabriela Galindo-Rodríguez, Maricela Hernández-Robles, Jesús Arturo Ibarra-Chávez, Olga Patricia Monge-Ortega, Lissette Ramos-Valencia, Carlos Macouzet-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Asthma patients show lower exercise tolerance. OBJECTIVE: Assessment of functional capacity in children with asthma. METHODS: Girls and boys from 6 to 17 years old were included in two groups: asthmatic patients and healthy subjects. PSPQ was applied and vital signs, peak expiratory flow and Modified Borg Dyspnea Scale were measured at the beginning and the end of 6MWD. RESULTS: Participants included 58 subjects, including 32 asthmatic patients, and 55...
October 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247307/attitudes-towards-end-of-life-issues-in-intensive-care-unit-among-italian-anesthesiologists-a-nation-wide-survey
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Andrea Cortegiani, Vincenzo Russotto, Santi Maurizio Raineri, Cesare Gregoretti, Antonino Giarratano, Sebastiano Mercadante
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper is to collect data on the practice of palliative care, withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies, and management of end of life (EOL) in Italian intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: Web-based survey among Italian anesthesiologists endorsed by the Italian Society of Anesthesiology Analgesia Reanimation and Intensive Care (SIAARTI). The survey consists of 27 close-ended and 2 open-ended questions. RESULTS: Eight hundred and five persons responded to the full list of questions...
December 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237078/determinants-of-peripheral-muscle-strength-and-activity-in-daily-life-in-people-with-bronchiectasis
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Anderson Alves de Camargo, Jacqueline C Boldorini, Anne E Holland, Rejane A Silva de Castro, Fernanda de Cordoba Lanza, Rodrigo A Athanazio, Samia Z Rached, Regina Carvalho-Pinto, Alberto Cukier, Rafael Stelmach, Simone Dal Corso
Background: Bronchiectasis is characterized by a progressive structural lung damage, recurrent infections and chronic inflammation which compromise the exertion tolerance, and may have an impact on skeletal muscle function and physical function. Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare peripheral muscle strength, exercise capacity, and physical activity in daily life between participants with bronchiectasis and controls and to investigate the determinants of the peripheral muscle strength and physical activity in daily life in bronchiectasis...
December 9, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229110/effects-of-two-types-of-equal-intensity-inspiratory-muscle-training-in-stable-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Weiliang Wu, Lili Guan, Xianming Zhang, Xiaoying Li, Yuqiong Yang, Bingpeng Guo, Yonger Ou, Lin Lin, Luqian Zhou, Rongchang Chen
PURPOSE: We conducted a randomised controlled trial to assess the effects of daily breathing pattern changes to stable patients with COPD excluding the confounding factors of inspiratory muscle mobilization, by ensuring the load intensities of two inspiratory training devices were equal. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty patients with COPD were randomised to three groups: resistive-IMT group (T-IMT, 21 patients), threshold-IMT (R-IMT, 19 patients), and a control group (20 patients)...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229088/correlation-of-serum-vascular-adhesion-protein-1-with-airflow-limitation-and-quality-of-life-in-stable-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Mojtaba Amani, Naiemeh Ghadimi, Mohammad Reza Aslani, Hassan Ghobadi
OBJECTIVE: The serum vascular adhesion protein-1 (VAP-1) level increases in chronic inflammatory diseases. The present study aimed to examine serum VAP-1 level in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the correlation of this marker with airflow limitation and health-related quality of life using the COPD Assessment Test (CAT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We measured serum VAP-1 level in 43 patients with stable COPD and 30 control subjects and compared them with airflow limitation according to the COPD stage in the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (GOLD) criteria, peripheral O2 saturation (SpO2), and CAT score...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227712/a-comparison-of-pain-fatigue-dyspnea-and-their-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-pulmonary-rehabilitation-participants-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#18
Yi-Wen Chen, Pat G Camp, Harvey O Coxson, Jeremy D Road, Jordan A Guenette, Michael A Hunt, W Darlene Reid
In addition to dyspnea and fatigue, pain is a prevalent symptom in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Understanding the relative prevalence, magnitude, and interference with aspects of daily living of these symptoms can improve COPD management. Therefore, the purposes of this study were to: (1) compare the prevalence and magnitude of dyspnea, fatigue, and pain and how each limits aspects of daily living; (2) determine the association between pain and the other two symptoms; and (3) assess the impact of these symptoms on quality of life in COPD...
December 11, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225117/rapid-response-events-in-hospitalized-patients-patient-symptoms-and-clinician-communication
#19
Charles A Austin, Summer Choudhury, Taylor Lincoln, Lydia H Chang, Christopher E Cox, Mark A Weaver, Laura C Hanson, Judith E Nelson, Shannon S Carson
CONTEXT: Patients triggering Rapid Response Team (RRT) intervention are at high risk for adverse outcomes. Data on symptom burden of these patients does not currently exist and current symptom management and communication practices of RRT clinicians are unknown. OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify the symptom experience of Rapid Response Team (RRT) patients and observe how RRT clinicians communicate with patients and their families. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observational study from August - December 2015...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210599/obesity-in-copd-revealed-and-unrevealed-issues
#20
S Zewari, P Vos, F van den Elshout, R Dekhuijzen, Y Heijdra
The interactions between obesity and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are being increasingly explored. In part, this is due to the globally increasing prevalence rates of obesity. The prevalence of obesity in COPD patients is variable, and it seems that obesity is more common in COPD patients compared with subjects who do not have COPD. However, further studies are encouraged in this area due to observed inconsistencies in the current data. In this review, we focus on the knowledge of the effects of obesity on dyspnea, pulmonary function, exercise capacity and exacerbation risk...
December 2017: COPD
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