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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642218/the-effectiveness-of-information-technology-supported-shared-care-for-patients-with-chronic-disease-a-systematic-review
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Laura Kooij, Wim G Groen, Wim H van Harten
BACKGROUND: In patients with chronic disease, many health care professionals are involved during treatment and follow-up. This leads to fragmentation that in turn may lead to suboptimal care. Shared care is a means to improve the integration of care delivered by various providers, specifically primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialty care professionals, for patients with chronic disease. The use of information technology (IT) in this field seems promising. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to systematically review the literature regarding the effectiveness of IT-supported shared care interventions in chronic disease in terms of provider or professional, process, health or clinical and financial outcomes...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635194/volitional-rehabilitative-assessments-in-patients-admitted-in-a-post-intensive-care-step-down-unit-a-feasibility-study
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Mara Paneroni, Francesco D' Abrosca, Georges Fokom, Laura Comini, Michele Vitacca
A high variability in functional tests and activities used during the pulmonary rehabilitation has been observed in post-intensive care unit (ICU) patients, and the best battery of tests to adopt has not been described yet. We tested in patients admitted in a post-ICU Step Down Unit the ability to perform the more frequent functional volitional tests. The relations of each single volitional test with general disability and dyspnea at discharge were also evaluated. Ten volitional tests including: bedside spirometry test (ST: FEV1%, FVC%), maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), maximal expiratory pressure (MEP), Peak Expiratory Flow during Cough (PCEF), Quadriceps Muscle Strength (QMS), latissimus Dorsi and teres Major Strength (DMS), Brachial biceps Muscle Strength (BMS), effort tolerance measured by sit-to-stand test, Takahashi test and 6-Min Walking Test (6MWT), were evaluated in post-ICU patients at entry and discharge from in-hospital rehabilitation...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634555/a-rare-case-of-pneumopericardium-in-the-setting-of-tuberculous-constrictive-pericarditis
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Lauro L Abrahan Iv, Stephanie Martha O Obillos, Jaime Alfonso M Aherrera, Jose Donato A Magno, Celia Catherine C Uy-Agbayani, Ulysses King G Gopez, Jobelle Joyce Anne R Baldonado
A 28-year-old Filipino male was admitted due to high-grade fevers and dyspnea on a background of chronic cough and weight loss. Due to clinical and echocardiographic signs of cardiac tamponade, emergency pericardiocentesis was performed on his first hospital day. Five days after, chest radiographs showed new pockets of radiolucency within the cardiac shadow, indicative of pneumopericardium. On repeat echo, air microbubbles admixed with loculated effusion were visualized in the anterior pericardial space. Constrictive physiology was also supported by a thickened pericardium, septal bounce, exaggerated respiratory variation in AV valve inflow, and IVC plethora...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628500/atrial-fibrillation-symptoms-and-sex-race-and-psychological-distress-a-literature-review
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Kelly T Gleason, Saman Nazarian, Cheryl R Dennison Himmelfarb
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) symptoms are a major component of treatment decisions for patients with AF and impact quality of life and functional ability yet are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: This review aimed to determine what is known about the prevalence of symptoms and the association of symptoms to AF characteristics, psychological distress, sex, and race. METHODS: We performed a structured review of AF symptoms as of March 2016 using PubMed, EMBASE, and CINAHL and reference searches of retrieved articles...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621019/one-minute-sit-to-stand-test-is-an-alternative-to-6mwt-to-measure-functional-exercise-performance-in-copd-patients
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Gregory Reychler, Eliott Boucard, Loïc Peran, Romain Pichon, Catherine Le Ber-Moy, Hakima Ouksel, Giuseppe Liistro, Arnaud Chambellan, Marc Beaumont
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is frequently associated with a reduced functional exercise performance. Even if this parameter is routinely evaluated using 6-minute walking test (6MWT), new field tests are regularly investigated as alternative tests. The aim of this study was to compare functional exercise performance evaluation by sit-to-stand test (STST) and 6MWT and to evaluate reliability and repeatability of the STST in COPD patients. METHOD: Forty-two COPD patients performed randomly two tests: 6MWT and STST...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615935/serum-inflammatory-biomarkers-and-clinical-outcomes-of-copd-exacerbation-caused-by-different-pathogens
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Theerasuk Kawamatawong, Apitch Apiwattanaporn, Warisara Siricharoonwong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: COPD exacerbation is characterized by worsening of symptoms, warranting change in treatment. Systemic and airway inflammation play roles in the pathogenesis of COPD exacerbation. We hypothesized whether increased serum inflammatory biomarkers are associated with the clinical outcomes of COPD exacerbation caused by different infectious pathogens. METHODS: COPD patients with exacerbation were recruited from a hospital emergency department during 2014-2015...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615932/expanding-the-inspired-copd-outreach-program%C3%A2-to-the-emergency-department-a-feasibility-assessment
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Darcy Gillis, Jillian Demmons, Graeme Rocker
BACKGROUND: The Halifax-based INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™ is a facility-to-community home-based novel clinical initiative that through improved care transitions, self-management, and engagement in advance care planning has demonstrated a significant (60%-80%) reduction in health care utilization with substantial cost aversion. By assessing the feasibility of expanding INSPIRED into the emergency department (ED) we anticipated extending reach and potential for positive impact of INSPIRED to those with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) who avoid hospital admission...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611230/effect-of-a-motivational-interviewing-based-health-coaching-on-quality-of-life-in-subjects-with-copd
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Hamid Rehman, Craig Karpman, Kristin Vickers Douglas, Roberto P Benzo
BACKGROUND: Improving quality of life (QOL) is a key goal in the care of patients with COPD. Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has clearly been shown to improve QOL, but is not accessible to many eligible patients. There is a need for alternative programs designed to improve patient well-being that are accessible to all patients with COPD. Our goal was to pilot test a simple, telephone-based health-coaching intervention that was recently shown to decrease readmission among hospitalized COPD patients and stable COPD patients eligible for PR...
June 13, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610672/agoraphobic-avoidance-predicts-emotional-distress-and-increased-physical-concerns-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Pawel Holas, Jaroslaw Michałowski, Łukasz Gawęda, Joanna Domagała-Kulawik
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and panic attacks are more common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than in the overall population. Individuals with panic attacks often attempt to avoid situations perceived as at risk of eliciting bodily sensations such as dyspnea, which paradoxically may lead to anxiety-related responsivity. Although there is some evidence that COPD individuals restrict their participation in various life activities because they fear that these may trigger breathlessness, little is known about agoraphobic avoidance and its impact on cognitions and emotional distress in this population...
July 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609340/effect-of-interscalene-brachial-plexus-block-on-the-pulmonary-function-of-obese-patients-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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M Stephen Melton, Hanni E Monroe, Wenjing Qi, Stephanie L Lewis, Karen C Nielsen, Stephen M Klein
BACKGROUND: The effect of interscalene block (ISB) on pulmonary function of obese participants has not been investigated. The goal of this study is to assess the association of obesity (body mass index [BMI] >29 kg/m vs BMI <25 kg/m) and change in forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) after ISB in participants undergoing outpatient shoulder surgery. METHODS: This prospective, observational cohort study compared obese (BMI >29 kg/m) and normal-weight (BMI <25 kg/m) groups undergoing ISB for ambulatory shoulder surgery, on preblock and postblock FVC and FEV1, at 30 minutes postblock and in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU)...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608125/-dyspnea
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REVIEW
J Hauswaldt, S Blaschke
Dyspnea represents one of the most frequent cardinal symptoms in general practice and interdisciplinary emergency care across all sectors. Due to its subjective character, dyspnea is described by patients in many different ways, including "shortness of breath, difficulty of breathing, feeling of chest tightness, etc". The spectrum of differential diagnoses is broad, including in particular pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases. In addition to an evaluation of severity and an assessment of temporal, situation-related, and causal classification criteria, a structured process of multiple diagnostic steps in both primary and emergency care is a prerequisite for fast and correct diagnosis...
June 12, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604379/physiotherapy-immediately-after-thymectomy-in-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Massimiliano Polastri, Franco Stella, Massimo Lambertini, Walter Trani, Annalisa Ghetti, Andrea Dell'Amore
AIM: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by activation of autoantibodies against acetylcholine receptors: patients with MG typically experience muscle weakness and fatigue. The aims of the present study were 1) to describe immediate postoperative physiotherapeutic interventions in two MG patients who underwent thymectomy, and 2) to discuss postoperative rehabilitative issues in MG patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a non-experimental study analyzing two subjects with MG who underwent thymectomy...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602061/factors-associated-with-low-level-physical-activity-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Sang Hee Lee, Ki Uk Kim, Haejung Lee, Yun Seong Kim, Min Ki Lee, Hye-Kyung Park
Background/Aims: In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the extent of physical activity (PA) is correlated with disease severity and prognosis. However, factors associated with low-level PA in elderly COPD patients are not known. We assessed the levels of PA and clinical factors associated with low-level of PA in elderly COPD patients. Methods: This was a secondary analysis of a multicenter, prospective study of 245 patients with COPD. Among them, 160 patients with 65 years or more were included...
June 7, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594976/patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-upper-airway-related-dyspnea-a-systematic-review
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Meaghan Noud, Kristen Hovis, Alexander Gelbard, Nila A Sathe, David F Penson, Irene D Feurer, Melissa L McPheeters, David O Francis
Importance: Patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures address the need for patient-centered data and are now used in diverse clinical, research, and policy pursuits. They are important in conditions causing upper airway-related dyspnea in which the patient's reported experience and physiological data can be discrepant. Objectives: To perform a systematic review of the literature on upper airway dyspnea-related PRO measures and to rigorously evaluate each measure's developmental properties, validation, and applicability...
June 8, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593726/the-evolution-of-basal-septal-hypertrophy-from-benign-and-age-related-normal-variant-to-potentially-obstructive-and-symptomatic-cardiomyopathy
#15
REVIEW
Anthony C Pearson
Localized thickening of the basal portion of the ventricular septum or basal septal hypertrophy (BSH) has been identified both at autopsy and by imaging studies for decades; despite numerous investigations, there is no consensus on the significance of this finding and a remarkable lack of consistency in terminology. This paper summarizes the scientific literature on the topic, focusing on recent echocardiographic findings. A case description illustrating some of the complex issues involved in measurement and diagnosis and differentiation from sigmoidal hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is presented...
June 8, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591005/implant-strategy-specific-changes-in-symptoms-in-response-to-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Christopher S Lee, Jill M Gelow, Christopher V Chien, Shirin O Hiatt, Julie T Bidwell, Quin E Denfeld, Kathleen L Grady, James O Mudd
BACKGROUND: Although we know that the quality of life generally improves after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, we know little about how symptoms change in response to LVAD. METHODS: The purpose of this study was to compare the changes in symptoms between bridge and destination therapy patients as part of a prospective cohort study. Physical (dyspnea and wake disturbances) and affective symptoms (depression and anxiety) were measured before LVAD and at 1, 3, and 6 months after LVAD...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590298/diagnostic-and-prognostic-implications-of-exercise-treadmill-and-rest-first-pass-radionuclide-angiography-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Yen-Wen Wu, Pei-Ying Hsu, Yen-Hung Lin, Mei-Fang Cheng, Chi-Lun Ko, Yih-Hwen Huang, Ruoh-Fang Yen, Jin-Shing Chen, Jou-Wei Lin, Hsao-Hsun Hsu
PURPOSE: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by abnormally increased pulmonary vascular pressure, leading to deteriorated right ventricular function and premature death. Pulmonary mean transit time (PMTT) and biventricular function response to exercise in first-pass radionuclide angiography (FP-RNA) may provide early detection and timely disease monitoring of PH. This study aimed to investigate the diagnostic and prognostic values of this imaging modality in PH patients. METHODS: Left and right ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF/RVEF) and PMTT at rest and immediately after exercise treadmill test were measured by FP-RNA in 77 consecutive patients with clinical presentations suggestive of PH (aged 46 ± 15 years, 33 men), mostly with symptoms of unexplained progressive dyspnea...
June 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588383/comparison-of-different-disease-specific-health-related-quality-of-life-measurements-in-patients-with-long-term-noninvasive-ventilation
#18
Toru Oga, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Hideo Kita, Tomomasa Tsuboi, Keisuke Tomii, Morihide Ando, Eiji Kojima, Hiromi Tomioka, Yoshio Taguchi, Yusuke Kaji, Ryoji Maekura, Toru Hiraga, Naoki Sakai, Tomoki Kimura, Michiaki Mishima, Wolfram Windisch, Kazuo Chin
BACKGROUND: Two disease-specific questionnaires have been developed to assess health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with chronic respiratory failure: the Severe Respiratory Insufficiency (SRI) Questionnaire and the Maugeri Respiratory Failure (MRF) Questionnaire. We aimed to compare the characteristics of the SRI, MRF-26, and St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) for use in patients with home noninvasive ventilation (NIV). METHODS: Fifty-six outpatients receiving long-term NIV were recruited and underwent assessments of pulmonary function, arterial blood gas, HRQL, dyspnea, and psychological status...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582937/the-impact-of-breathing-pattern-and-rate-on-inspiratory-muscles-activity
#19
Anat Ratnovsky, Omri Gino, Sara Naftali
Different rehabilitation programs are used to relieve dyspnea for hyper-inflated lung patients. In this study, a new approach, based on integrated changes in respiratory rate and pattern, for inspiratory muscles rehabilitation and training was examined utilizing noninvasive measurements of the two inspiratory muscles (rib cage inspiratory and neck inspiratory muscles) activity during controlled breathing in healthy subjects. Muscles activity was measured using electromyography, while subjects, breathed at different combinations of respiratory rate (6, 10, 16 breath per minutes) and inspiratory duty cycles (TI/Ttot)...
May 19, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579149/assessment-of-dyspnea-and-dynamic-hyperinflation-in-male-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-during-a-six-minute-walk-test-and-an-incremental-treadmill-cardiorespiratory-exercise-test
#20
M Alfonso, V Bustamante, P Cebollero, M Antón, S Herrero, J B Gáldiz
The six minute walk test (6MWT) is a standardized test that provides information on exercise capacity in patients with COPD. It is considered a submaximal test in opposition to incremental cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET) that provide valuable information on all the systems involved in exercise. OBJECTIVES: 1. To compare the perceptive, physiological responses and degree of dynamic hyperinflation during two exercise tests: the 6MWT and the incremental CPET on a treadmill. 2. To evaluate how dyspnea is related to dynamic hyperinflation (DH) and other functional parameters in both tests...
June 1, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
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