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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323726/a-single-us-center-experience-of-transbronchial-lung-cryobiopsy-for-diagnosing-interstitial-lung-disease-with-a-2-scope-technique
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Thitiwat Sriprasart, Alejandro Aragaki, Robert Baughman, Kathryn Wikenheiser-Brokamp, Gaurav Khanna, Daniel Tanase, Michelle Kirschner, Sadia Benzaquen
BACKGROUND: Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC) has been used to establish the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in recent years. The technique and diagnostic yield vary among institutions. We report a new 2-scope technique and the results of TBLC in our institution. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of patients who underwent TBLC for evaluation of ILD. Bronchoscopy with TBLC was performed by a board-certified interventional pulmonologist with a 2-scope technique under general anesthesia...
April 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320359/chronic-cough-conundrum-a-case-report-of-a-new-diagnosis-of-hiv-and-pulmonary-kaposi-s-sarcoma
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Pamela P Bailey, Marylou M Dryer, John P Piper, Sajjad Ahmad
BACKGROUND: When evaluating a common complaint such as cough, clinicians should rely on a patient's history and physical to guide them, but also not diverge from guidelines in screening and testing lest certain diagnoses be overlooked. CASE PRESENTATION: A 44 year old Hispanic male presented to a pulmonologist's office after failing multiple courses of antibiotics for chronic cough, now six months in duration. He described intermittent scant hemoptysis and an evanescent migratory non-pruritic rash occasionally noted on his trunk or limbs...
March 20, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316784/characteristics-of-an-optimized-patient-information-material-for-elderly-patients-with-obstructive-pulmonary-diseases-based-on-patients-and-experts-assessment
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Gábor Tomisa, Alpár Horváth, Brigitta Dombai, Lilla Tamási
BACKGROUND: Life-long regular use of drugs is necessary in chronic diseases like asthma and COPD. There are several methods to improve adherence including patient information and education; however, their effectiveness on the basis of practical experience is often lower than originally planned and expected. Our objective is to develop a patient information material based on the recommendations of patients and their treating healthcare professionals to fulfill their needs. METHODS: A survey was conducted among pulmonologists (N = 262), asthma nurses (N = 102), general practitioners (N = 321) and patients with obstructive pulmonary disease (N = 978) using on line questionnaires...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298164/the-most-appropriate-therapeutic-strategy-for-acute-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-a-delphi-based-approach
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Francesco Blasi, Ercole Concia, Bruno Del Prato, Massimo Giusti, Teresita Mazzei, Barbara Polistena, Alessandro Rossi, Stefania Stefani, Andrea Novelli
Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) cause high morbidity and mortality worldwide. Empiric therapy often base the choice of antibiotic treatment on antibacterial spectrum of the agent rather than on its pharmacological properties or the pathogen resistance profile. Inappropriate prescribing leads to therapeutic failure and antibiotic resistance, with increasing direct and indirect health costs. A consensus on appropriate prescribing in LRTI therapy was appraised by this Delphi exercise, based on a panel of 70 pulmonologists, coordinated by a Scientific Committee of nine experts in respiratory medical care...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295386/an-integrated-segmentation-and-shape-based-classification-scheme-for-distinguishing-adenocarcinomas-from-granulomas-on-lung-ct
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Mehdi Alilou, Niha Beig, Mahdi Orooji, Anant Madabhushi, Prabhakar Rajiah, Michael Yang, Robert Gilkeson, Philip Linden, Vamsidhar Velcheti, Sagar Rakshit, Niyoti Reddy, Frank Jacono
PURPOSE: Distinguishing between benign granulmoas and adenocarcinomas is confounded by their similar visual appearance on routine CT scans. Unfortunately, owing to the inability to discriminate these lesions radigraphically, many patients with benign granulomas are subjected to unnecessary surgical wedge resections and biopsies for pathologic confirmation of cancer presence or absence. This suggests the need for improved computerized characterization of these nodules in order to distinguish between these two classes of lesions on CT scans...
March 14, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293106/inhaled-treatment-of-copd-a-delphi-consensus-statement
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Vincent Ninane, Jean-Louis Corhay, Paul Germonpré, Wim Janssens, Guy F Joos, Giuseppe Liistro, Walter Vincken, Sandra Gurdain, Evelyne Vanvlasselaer, An Lehouck
BACKGROUND: Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) global strategy (2015) provides guidance for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with different first-choice options per GOLD category without specification. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the level of medical experts' consensus on their preferred first-choice treatment within different COPD categories. METHODS: A two-round Delphi Panel consisting of 15 questions was completed by Belgian pulmonologists (n=31) and European (n=10) COPD experts...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285285/systematic-review-on-efficacy-of-magnesium-intravenous-or-nebulized-for-acute-asthma-episodes-in-children-pediatric-pulmonologist-s-viewpoint
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Mandeep Walia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269434/a-mobile-platform-for-automated-screening-of-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Daniel B Chamberlain, Rahul Kodgule, Richard Ribon Fletcher
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma each represent a large proportion of the global disease burden; COPD is the third leading cause of death worldwide and asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases, afflicting over 300 million people. Much of this burden is concentrated in the developing world, where patients lack access to physicians trained in the diagnosis of pulmonary disease. As a result, these patients experience high rates of underdiagnosis and misdiagnosis. To address this need, we present a mobile platform capable of screening for Asthma and COPD...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260874/copd-symptom-burden-impact-on-health-care-resource-utilization-and-work-and-activity-impairment
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Bo Ding, Mark Small, Gina Bergström, Ulf Holmgren
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can greatly impact the quality of life by limiting patients' activities. However, data on impact of symptomatic burden on the health care resource utilization (HCRU) and employment in COPD are lacking. We examined the association between COPD Assessment Test (CAT) score and direct/indirect costs associated with HCRU and work productivity. METHODS: Data from >2,100 patients with COPD consulting for routine care were derived from respiratory disease-specific programs in Europe, the USA and China...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260097/pathway%C3%A2-based-detection-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-at-an-early-stage
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Guojun Zhou, Fangxia Zhang, Yufang Liu, Bin Sun
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common interstitial pneumonia and the most aggressive interstitial lung disease. Usually, IPF is confirmed by the histopathological pattern of typical interstitial pneumonia and requires an integrated multidisciplinary approach from pulmonologists, radiologists and pathologists. However, these diagnoses are performed at an advanced stage of IPF. At present, pathway‑based detection requires investigation, as it can be performed at an early stage of the disease...
March 1, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259629/structured-reporting-of-ct-examinations-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Bastian O Sabel, Jessica L Plum, Nikolaus Kneidinger, Gabriela Leuschner, Leandra Koletzko, Bijan Raziorrouh, Regina Schinner, Wolfgang G Kunz, Franziska Schoeppe, Kolja M Thierfelder, Wieland H Sommer, Felix G Meinel
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of structured reporting of CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) studies on the content, clarity and clinical usefulness of radiology reports in acute pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: Conventional and structured reports were generated for 41 patients with a CTPA positive for acute PE. Conventional reports were dictated in a free-text form using speech recognition; structured reports contained a consistent ordering of observations with standardized subheadings...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258535/routine-use-of-budesonide-formoterol-fixed-dose-combination-in-elderly-asthmatic-patients-practical-considerations
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Nicola Scichilone, Fulvio Braido, Federico Lavorini, Mark L Levy, Omar S Usmani
Asthma has been demonstrated to be as common in the elderly as in younger age groups. Although no specific recommendations exist to manage the disease differently in older individuals, functional features and clinical presentations may be affected by age per se, and by age-related conditions, such as comorbidities and polypharmacy. In this review article, we aimed to explore the efficacy and safety in elderly asthmatic patients of one of the most currently used inhaled treatments for asthma, that is, the fixed-dose combination of budesonide/formoterol...
March 4, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248581/pulmonologists-and-primary-care-physicians-responses-to-an-adult-patient-with-asthma-who-inquires-about-using-electronic-cigarettes-as-a-smoking-cessation-tool
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Andrew S Nickels, David O Warner, Sarah M Jenkins, Jon Tilburt, J Taylor Hays
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243078/a-belgian-survey-on-the-diagnosis-of-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome
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Didier Cataldo, Jean-Louis Corhay, Eric Derom, Renaud Louis, Eric Marchand, Alain Michils, Vincent Ninane, Rudi Peché, Charles Pilette, Walter Vincken, Wim Janssens
INTRODUCTION: Patients with chronic airway disease may present features of both asthma and COPD, commonly referred to as asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS). Recommendations on their diagnosis are diffuse and inconsistent. This survey aimed to identify consensus on criteria for diagnosing ACOS. METHODS: A Belgian expert panel developed a survey on ACOS diagnosis, which was completed by 87 pulmonologists. Answers chosen by ≥70% of survey respondents were considered as useful criteria for ACOS diagnosis...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240562/guidelines-for-management-of-incidental-pulmonary-nodules-detected-on-ct-images-from-the-fleischner-society-2017
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Heber MacMahon, David P Naidich, Jin Mo Goo, Kyung Soo Lee, Ann N C Leung, John R Mayo, Atul C Mehta, Yoshiharu Ohno, Charles A Powell, Mathias Prokop, Geoffrey D Rubin, Cornelia M Schaefer-Prokop, William D Travis, Paul E Van Schil, Alexander A Bankier
The Fleischner Society Guidelines for management of solid nodules were published in 2005, and separate guidelines for subsolid nodules were issued in 2013. Since then, new information has become available; therefore, the guidelines have been revised to reflect current thinking on nodule management. The revised guidelines incorporate several substantive changes that reflect current thinking on the management of small nodules. The minimum threshold size for routine follow-up has been increased, and recommended follow-up intervals are now given as a range rather than as a precise time period to give radiologists, clinicians, and patients greater discretion to accommodate individual risk factors and preferences...
February 23, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237439/esophagopericardial-fistula-septic-shock-and-intracranial-hemorrhage-with-hydrocephalus-after-lung-transplantation
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M M Schuurmans, C Benden, C Moehrlen, C Gubler, M Wilhelm, W Weder, I Inci
A 57-year old woman underwent lung transplantation for non-specific interstitial pneumonia. Primary graft dysfunction was diagnosed requiring continued use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Within three days she developed recurring hemothoraces requiring two surgical evacuations. After ECMO removal a series of complications occurred within four months: femoral thrombosis, persisting tachycardic atrial fibrillation, pneumopericardium with an esophagopericardial fistula and purulent pericarditis, septic shock, multiorgan failure and intracerebral hemorrhage with ventricular involvement requiring external ventricular drainage...
February 22, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231021/high-complication-rate-after-introduction-of-transbronchial-cryobiopsy-into-clinical-practice-at-an-academic-medical-center
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David M DiBardino, Andrew R Haas, Anthony R Lanfranco, Leslie A Litzky, Daniel Sterman, Jamie L Bessich
RATIONALE: Transbronchial cryobiopsy is an emerging technique for obtaining biopsies of lung parenchyma. Despite limited evidence of safety and efficacy in direct comparison to other available biopsy procedures, pulmonologists are integrating this technique into clinical practice with the hope of avoiding the risks of surgical lung biopsy. OBJECTIVES: To report the rate of severe complications and diagnostic outcomes immediately after introduction of transbronchial cryobiopsy into the clinical practice of a single-center, high-volume, interventional pulmonary group at a large academic medical center in the United States...
February 23, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228139/hmga2-immunostaining-is-a-straightforward-technique-which-helps-to-distinguish-pulmonary-fat-forming-lesions-from-normal-adipose-tissue-in-small-biopsies-a-retrospective-observational-study-about-a-series-of-13-lung-biopsies
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Nicolas Piton, Émilie Angot, Florent Marguet, Jean-Christophe Sabourin
BACKGROUND: A tracheobronchial lesion observed during an endoscopic examination is usually sampled by the pulmonologist and sent to the pathologist for microscopic examination. Adipocytes may be observed in the lamina propria of tracheobronchial biopsies, which may complicate diagnosis of sampled lesions because these adipose cells may be part of the lesion (lipoma or pulmonary hamartoma), but may also be a normal component of the bronchial mucosa. Because endoscopic samples frequently miss their target, adipocytes observed in such biopsies usually lead to uncertainty regarding diagnosis...
February 23, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227680/a-mobile-platform-for-automated-screening-of-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#19
Daniel B Chamberlain, Rahul Kodgule, Richard Ribon Fletcher, Daniel B Chamberlain, Rahul Kodgule, Richard Ribon Fletcher, Daniel B Chamberlain, Richard Ribon Fletcher, Rahul Kodgule
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma each represent a large proportion of the global disease burden; COPD is the third leading cause of death worldwide and asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases, afflicting over 300 million people. Much of this burden is concentrated in the developing world, where patients lack access to physicians trained in the diagnosis of pulmonary disease. As a result, these patients experience high rates of underdiagnosis and misdiagnosis. To address this need, we present a mobile platform capable of screening for Asthma and COPD...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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
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