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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212835/chest-computed-tomography-signs-in-pulmonary-disease-a-pictorial-review
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REVIEW
Shine Raju, Subha Ghosh, Atul C Mehta
Computed tomography (CT) of the chest is one of the most important imaging modalities available to a pulmonologist. The advent of high-resolution CT of the chest has led to its increasing use. While chest radiographs are still useful as an initial test, their utility is limited in the diagnosis of lung diseases which depend on higher resolution images such as interstitial lung diseases and pulmonary vascular diseases. Several metaphorical chest CT signs have been described linking abnormal imaging patterns to lung diseases...
February 14, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203438/current-concepts-in-severe-adult-tracheobronchomalacia-evaluation-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Daniel H Buitrago, Jennifer L Wilson, Mihir Parikh, Adnan Majid, Sidhu P Gangadharan
There is increasing recognition of tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) in patients with respiratory complaints, though its true incidence in the adult population remains unknown. Most of these patients have an acquired form of severe diffuse TBM of unclear etiology. The mainstays of diagnosis are dynamic (inspiratory and expiratory) airway computed tomography (CT) scan and dynamic flexible bronchoscopy with forced expiratory maneuvers. While the prevailing definition of TBM is 50% reduction in cross-sectional area, a high proportion of healthy volunteers meet this threshold, thus this threshold fails to identify patients that might benefit from intervention...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188364/a-survey-of-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation-screening-management-and-follow-up-in-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-centers-of-excellence
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Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Shilpa N Reddy, Reed E Pyeritz, Scott O Trerotola
PURPOSE: To determine current practice regarding screening, management, and follow-up of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs), particularly those with feeding arteries <3 mm in diameter, in those patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) at HHT Centers of Excellence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 32-question survey focusing on PAVM screening, management, and follow-up was sent to 147 participants at HHT Centers worldwide. RESULTS: Thirty-three responses were received (22%); 60% from interventional radiologists and 20% from pulmonologists; 67% from the USA, 21% European, and 6% Asian...
February 10, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187733/early-detection-of-copd-patients-in-gold-0-population-an-observational-non-interventional-cohort-study-marko-study
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Žarko Vrbica, Marina Labor, Ivan Gudelj, Slavica Labor, Iva Jurić, Davor Plavec
BACKGROUND: Main risk factor for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is smoking, although only less than 1/3 of smokers develop clinically manifest COPD. COPD's progressive nature with high disability and mortality makes it plausible to detect it as early as possible thus allowing for an early intervention. The only tool for an early diagnosis that could be used on the global scale is spirometry, even though symptoms and deprivation of health related quality of life (HRQoL) precede relevant spirometric changes...
February 10, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184039/adaptation-of-a-difficult-to-manage-asthma-programme-for-implementation-in-the-dutch-context-a-modified-e-delphi
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Persijn J Honkoop, Hilary Pinnock, Regien M M Kievits-Smeets, Peter J Sterk, P N Richard Dekhuijzen, Johannes C C M In 't Veen
Patients with difficult-to-manage asthma represent a heterogeneous subgroup of asthma patients who require extensive assessment and tailored management. The International Primary Care Respiratory Group approach emphasises the importance of differentiating patients with asthma that is difficult to manage from those with severe disease. Local adaptation of this approach, however, is required to ensure an appropriate strategy for implementation in the Dutch context. We used a modified three-round e-Delphi approach to assess the opinion of all relevant stakeholders (general practitioners, pulmonologists, practice nurses, pulmonary nurses and people with asthma)...
February 9, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182569/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-exacerbation-and-inhaler-device-handling-real-life-assessment-of-2935-patients
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Mathieu Molimard, Chantal Raherison, Severine Lignot, Aurelie Balestra, Stephanie Lamarque, Anais Chartier, Cecile Droz-Perroteau, Regis Lassalle, Nicholas Moore, Pierre-Olivier Girodet
Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be prevented by inhaled treatment. Errors in inhaler handling, not taken into account in clinical trials, could impact drug delivery and minimise treatment benefit. We aimed to assess real-life inhaler device handling in COPD patients and its association with COPD exacerbations.To this end, 212 general practitioners and 50 pulmonologists assessed the handling of 3393 devices used for continuous treatment of COPD in 2935 patients. Handling errors were observed in over 50% of handlings, regardless of the device used...
February 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176900/the-view-of-pulmonologists-on-palliative-care-for-patients-with-copd-a-survey-study
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R G Duenk, C Verhagen, Pnr Dekhuijzen, Kcp Vissers, Y Engels, Y Heijdra
INTRODUCTION: Early palliative care is not a common practice for patients with COPD. Important barriers are the identification of patients for palliative care and the organization of such care in this patient group. OBJECTIVE: Pulmonologists have a central role in providing good quality palliative care for patients with COPD. To guide future research and develop services, their view on palliative care for these patients was explored. METHODS: A survey study was performed by the members of the Netherlands Association of Physicians for Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152847/lung-cancer-screening-knowledge-and-beliefs-among-primary-care-providers-and-pulmonologists
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Mikael Anne Greenwood-Hickman, Laura Jones, M Patricia Rivera, J Michael Bowling, Paul Molina, Susan Maygarden, Katherine Birchard, Dan Reuland, Louise Henderson
: 191 Background: In response to the National Lung Screening Trial's findings, numerous professional organizations have published guidelines recommending annual lung cancer (LC) screening with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) for eligible patients. In the wake of these guidelines, we sought to assess LC screening practices and beliefs among providers at a large academic medical center. METHODS: In 2015, we surveyed 54 physicians and 9 residents in pulmonology (27% response rate) and 86 physicians and 100 residents in family/internal medicine (39% response rate)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144074/flexible-bronchoscopic-argon-plasma-coagulation-for-management-of-massive-hemoptysis-in-bronchial-dieulafoy-s-disease
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Karan Madan, Ashesh Dhungana, Vijay Hadda, Anant Mohan, Randeep Guleria
Dieulafoy's disease is an uncommon condition, the usual site of occurrence being the gastrointestinal tract. The condition refers to the presence of a dysplastic submucosal artery with mucosal vascular branches that has propensity to cause recurrent bleeding. Dieulafoy's disease of the bronchus is rare. Herein, we describe the case of a 26-year-old male who presented with recurrent bouts of hemoptysis and bronchial Dieulafoy's disease was diagnosed. Flexible bronchoscopy was performed, and argon plasma coagulation (APC) of the bleeding lesion was done...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144067/stenting-of-critical-tracheal-stenosis-with-adjuvant-cardio-pulmonary-bypass
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Himanshu Bhardwaj, Ahmed Awab, Houssein A Youness, Brent Brown
Severe and critical central airway obstruction causing impaired ventilation and/or oxygenation can impose tremendous challenges on the interventional pulmonologist. Near total airway obstruction can rapidly evolve into potentially fatal complete airway occlusion during bronchoscopic airway manipulation under moderate sedation; as well as during the induction of the general anesthesia. Although there are currently interventional pulmonary procedures available to tackle the critical airway obstruction in extreme situations, cardio-pulmonary bypass should be considered prior to the intervention to maintain the adequate gas exchange during the procedure...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144054/current-trends-of-management-of-respiratory-diseases-by-pulmonologists-results-of-national-conference-of-pulmonary-disease-2015-survey
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Sheetu Singh, Nishtha Singh
CONTEXT: Respiratory diseases are a common problem in our country and these are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. AIMS: The aim of the paper was to analyze the pattern of diagnostic tests used and treatment prescribed for common respiratory diseases. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A total of 1028 pulmonologists, either member of Indian Chest Society or delegate attending the National Conference of Pulmonary Diseases (NAPCON) 2015, participated in the online survey...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144053/respiratory-disease-terminology-discordance-between-pulmonologists-and-patients
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Nishtha Singh, Sheetu Singh, Nirmal Kumar Jain, Virendra Singh
CONTEXT: A number of local dialects and languages exist in India, which leads to a single disease being addressed by a number of names which may overlap with other disease names also. This creates misunderstanding and is a hindrance to effective patient-doctor communication. AIMS: The paper aims to find out how effectively the name of the respiratory disease is communicated to the patient. The terminology used by patients to describe their disease was also noted at limited level...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138371/detection-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-the-bronchoalveolar-lavage-of-patients-with-lung-cancer-using-real-time-pcr
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Mitra Samareh-Fekri, Seyed Mehdi Hashemi Bajgani, Ahmad Shafahi, Mahbobeh Asadi-Zarandi, Hamid Mollaie, Arshia Jamali Paghalhe
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is one of the most common causes of death worldwide. Although smoking and environmental pollutants are the most important risk factors of lung cancer, the role of infectious causes should also be considered in the pathogenesis and progress of lung cancer. OBJECTIVES: This study examined the relationship between Helicobacter pylori and lung cancer through serology, real-time PCR, and urease tests. METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 52 adult patients with lung cancer who were selected after having their history taken and being physically examined by a pulmonologist...
November 2016: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125277/the-african-pediatric-fellowship-training-program-in-pediatric-pulmonology-a-model-for-growing-african-capacity-in-child-lung-health
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Heather J Zar, Aneesa Vanker, Diane Gray, Marco Zampoli
Childhood respiratory diseases are the major cause of mortality and morbidity in African children. However, there is limited expertise in pediatric pulmonology in Africa. The African Pediatric Fellowship Program (APFP) was developed in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Cape Town in partnership with African academic institutions beyond South Africa to promote training of African child health professionals and build capacity. From 2008 to 2016, 11 fellows have completed APFP training in pediatric pulmonology...
January 26, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118936/etiology-of-bronchiectasis-in-a-cohort-of-2047-patients-an-analysis-of-the-spanish-historical-bronchiectasis-registry
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Casilda Olveira, Alicia Padilla, Miguel-Ángel Martínez-García, David de la Rosa, Rosa-María Girón, Montserrat Vendrell, Luis Máiz, Luis Borderías, Eva Polverino, Eva Martínez-Moragón, Olga Rajas, Francisco Casas, Rosa Cordovilla, Javier de Gracia
INTRODUCTION: Bronchiectasis is caused by many diseases. Establishing its etiology is important for clinical and prognostic reasons. The aim of this study was to evaluate the etiology of bronchiectasis in a large patient sample and its possible relationship with demographic, clinical or severity factors, and to analyze differences between idiopathic disease, post-infectious disease, and disease caused by other factors. METHODS: Multicenter, cross-sectional study of the SEPAR Spanish Historical Registry (RHEBQ-SEPAR)...
January 21, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117793/topical-airway-anesthesia-for-awake-endoscopic-intubation-using-the-spray-as-you-go-technique-with-high-oxygen-flow
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Nina Pirlich, Jana A Lohse, Rüdiger R Noppens
A patient's willingness to cooperate is an absolute precondition for successful awake intubation of the trachea. Whilst drug-sedation of patients can jeopardize their spontaneous breathing, topical anesthesia of the airway is a popular technique. The spray-as-you-go technique represents one of the simplest opportunities to anesthetize the airway mucosa. The application of local anesthetic through the working channel of the flexible endoscope is a widespread practice for anesthetists as well as pulmonologists...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116091/pulmonary-benign-metastasizing-leiomyoma-presented-as-acute-respiratory-distress
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Jean Pastré, Karine Juvin, Bertrand Grand, Laure Gibault, Judith Valcke, Dominique Israël-Biet
Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a very rare condition and is characterized by the presence of benign smooth muscle tumours in organs distant from the uterus, most commonly the lung. It generally affects women of reproductive age and prognostic is usually excellent. However, the course of the disease is unpredictable. We report here the case of a 76-year-old woman with a previous medical history of uterine benign leiomyomas in whom BML was acutely revealed by a respiratory distress due to voluminous pulmonary and pleural leiomyomas requiring surgical extraction...
March 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114551/reevaluation-of-diagnosis-in-adults-with-physician-diagnosed-asthma
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
Shawn D Aaron, Katherine L Vandemheen, J Mark FitzGerald, Martha Ainslie, Samir Gupta, Catherine Lemière, Stephen K Field, R Andrew McIvor, Paul Hernandez, Irvin Mayers, Sunita Mulpuru, Gonzalo G Alvarez, Smita Pakhale, Ranjeeta Mallick, Louis-Philippe Boulet
Importance: Although asthma is a chronic disease, the expected rate of spontaneous remissions of adult asthma and the stability of diagnosis are unknown. Objective: To determine whether a diagnosis of current asthma could be ruled out and asthma medications safely stopped in randomly selected adults with physician-diagnosed asthma. Design, Setting, and Participants: A prospective, multicenter cohort study was conducted in 10 Canadian cities from January 2012 to February 2016...
17, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098042/-joining-forces-for-quality-improvement-in-tuberculosis-control
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L Gil, M J T van de Ven, C Richter
The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the Netherlands is declining every year. We fear there may be a loss of knowledge and awareness of detecting TB in the new generation of medical specialists. As medical specialists a great challenge lies before us in maintaining the quality of TB control in the Netherlands. Collaboration between pulmonologist, infectious disease specialist, microbiologist and the public health services is a necessity. Here we describe how, in the region of Arnhem, we work closely with these medical specialists based on structural multidisciplinary meetings...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067533/frequent-coexistence-of-chronic-heart-failure-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-respiratory-and-cardiac-outpatients-evidence-from-suspirium-a-multicentre-italian-survey
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Raffaele Griffo, Antonio Spanevello, Pier Luigi Temporelli, Pompilio Faggiano, Mauro Carone, Giovanna Magni, Nicolino Ambrosino, Luigi Tavazzi
Background Chronic heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) frequently coexist but concurrent COPD + CHF has been little investigated. Design This multicentre survey (SUSPIRIUM) was designed to evaluate: the prevalence of COPD in stable CHF and CHF in stable COPD; diagnostic/therapeutic work-up for concurrent COPD + CHF; clinical profile of patients with COPD + CHF; predictors of COPD in CHF and CHF in COPD. Methods A 5-month-long cross-sectional prospective observational survey was conducted in 10 cardiac and 10 respiratory connected outpatient units...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
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