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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904437/empirical-and-philosophical-analysis-of-physicians-judgments-of-medical-indications
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Joar Björk, Niels Lynöe, Niklas Juth
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether physicians who felt strongly for or against a treatment, in this case a moderately life prolonging non-curative cancer treatment, differed in their estimation of medical indication for this treatment as compared to physicians who had no such sentiment. A further aim was to investigate how the notion of medical indication was conceptualised. METHODS: A random sample of GPs, oncologists and pulmonologists (n = 646) comprised the study group...
December 2016: Clinical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898253/establishing-equipoise-national-survey-of-the-treatment-of-pediatric-para-pneumonic-effusion-and-empyema
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Morgan K Richards, Jarod P Mcateer, Todd C Edwards, Lucas R Hoffman, Matthew P Kronman, Dennis W Shaw, Adam B Goldin
BACKGROUND: Despite six randomized trials of various treatments for pediatric para-pneumonic effusion (PPE), management approaches differ. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into opinions on PPE treatment with the goal of designing a definitive trial to generate consensus intervention guidelines. METHODS: To evaluate physician opinions regarding PPE management, we developed a survey based on input from a nationwide, multi-disciplinary advisory group that established content validity...
November 29, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881915/copd-care-delivery-pathways-in-five-european-union-countries-mapping-and-health-care-professionals-perceptions
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Reem Kayyali, Bassel Odeh, Inéz Frerichs, Nikki Davies, Eleni Perantoni, Shona D'arcy, Anouk W Vaes, John Chang, Martijn A Spruit, Brenda Deering, Nada Philip, Roshan Siva, Evangelos Kaimakamis, Ioanna Chouvarda, Barbara Pierscionek, Norbert Weiler, Emiel Fm Wouters, Andreas Raptopoulos, Shereen Nabhani-Gebara
BACKGROUND: COPD is among the leading causes of chronic morbidity and mortality in the European Union with an estimated annual economic burden of €25.1 billion. Various care pathways for COPD exist across Europe leading to different responses to similar problems. Determining these differences and the similarities may improve health and the functioning of health services. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare COPD patients' care pathway in five European Union countries including England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Greece, and Germany and to explore health care professionals' (HCPs) perceptions about the current pathways...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880049/understanding-clinicians-attitudes-toward-a-mobile-health-strategy-to-childhood-asthma-management-a-qualitative-study
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Jessica P Hollenbach, Anna Cushing, Emilie Melvin, Bryanna McGowan, Michelle M Cloutier, Melissa Manice
OBJECTIVES: Mobile technology for childhood asthma can provide real-time data to enhance care. What real-time adherence information clinicians want, how they may use it, and if the data meet their clinical needs has not been fully explored. Our goal was to determine whether pediatric primary care and pulmonary clinicians believe a sensor-based mobile intervention is useful in caring for patients with asthma. METHODS: We recruited participants from 3 urban, primary care and 1 pulmonary practice from July to September 2015 in Hartford, CT...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876729/-zivert-kartagener-s-syndrome-encountered-in-the-practical-work-of-an-otorhionolaryngologist-pulmonologist-obstetrician-and-gynecologist
#5
E M Esedov, G A Gadzhimirzaev, F D Akhmedova, V R Muradova, R G Gadzhimirzaeva, R A Medzhidova, A S Abasova
The objective of the present work was to analyze the current concept of the genetically predetermined condition Zivert-Kartagener's syndrome with special reference to the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying the development of this condition, its clinical picture and methods of treatment. The authors' original observations of the patients presenting with Zivert-Kartagener's syndrome are reported.
2016: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871597/variability-in-anesthesiologists-approach-to-the-preoperative-management-of-asthmatic-children
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Keren Armoni Domany, Guy Gut, Bat-El Yakir, Yakov Sivan
OBJECTIVE: No consensus guidelines exist for the preoperative treatment of asthmatic children referred for elective surgery. We investigated the attitude of pediatric anesthesiologists to this issue. DESIGN: A questionnaire survey was conducted. SETTING: National survey. SUBJECTS: Certified Israeli pediatric anesthesiologists from all 24 general hospitals in Israel. MEASUREMENT: Twenty-one questions regarding the approach to preoperative management of asthmatic children including 6 case scenarios with a variety of clinical situations and treatments of asthmatic children...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865625/second-line-treatment-selection-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-of-adenocarcinoma-histology-findings-from-a-european-survey-of-treating-physicians
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Nicolas Girard, Jesus Corral, Diego Cortinovis, David F Heigener
BACKGROUND: Guidelines provide treatment recommendations for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but physicians must also consider other factors. We surveyed physicians treating NSCLC to determine their therapy goals, drivers of treatment choice, current prescribing behavior, and therapy expectations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2015, an online survey was conducted of 500 pulmonologists/oncologists treating lung adenocarcinoma in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, comprising screening and therapy decision questions...
October 26, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860078/pulmonologist-performed-transoesophageal-sampling-for-lung-cancer-staging-using-an-endobronchial-ultrasound-videobronchoscope-an-australian-experience
#8
Hari Wimaleswaran, Michael W Farmer, Louis B Irving, Barton R Jennings, Daniel P Steinfort
BACKGROUND: Transoesophageal endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) video-bronchoscope insertion provides pulmonologists access to conduct endoscopic fine-needle aspiration (EUS-B-FNA) of mediastinal lymph node (LN) lesions and also assist in lung cancer staging by sampling left adrenal gland (LAG) lesions. Limited literature have described additional diagnostic value, whilst maintaining patient safety. METHODS: All eligible patients with paraoesophageal lesions on thoracic computed tomography (CT) underwent pulmonologist-performed EUS-B-FNA at two tertiary centres and were included in this prospective observational cohort study...
November 16, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855141/announcement-national-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-awareness-month-november-2016
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(no author information available yet)
Approximately 15.7 million U.S. adults have received a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema (1). However, many more adults with symptoms of COPD, including frequent coughing, shortness of breath, excess phlegm or sputum production, wheezing, or difficulty taking a deep breath, might not be aware that they have COPD, or they may not be receiving treatment for COPD because they have never received a diagnosis. Geographic variations in the availability of primary care physicians and COPD specialists for the U...
November 18, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854541/what-exactly-is-a-centrally-located-lung-tumor-results-of-an-on-line-survey
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Roberto F Casal, Macarena R Vial, Russell Miller, Lakshmi Mudambi, Horiana B Grosu, George A Eapen, Carlos A Jimenez, Rodolfo C Morice, Lorraine Cornwell, David Ost
RATIONALE: Accurate mediastinal staging is cornerstone in the management of patients with lung cancer. For patients with radiographically normal mediastinum, current lung cancer guidelines recommend invasive mediastinal staging when tumors are centrally located. However, definitions of central tumors are non-specific and there are discrepancies among guidelines (e.g. some use the inner one third of the hemithorax while others use the inner two thirds). OBJECTIVES: To describe the definitions of central tumors used by pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons in their practice...
November 17, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852358/-standardizing-the-anti-angiogensis-therapy-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-china-the-interpretation-of-consensus-on-anti-angiogenic-therapy-in-advanced-non-small-on-lung-cancer-by-chinese-pulmonologists-2016
#11
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 12, 2016: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847813/jet-ventilation-during-rigid-bronchoscopy-in-adults-a-focused-review
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REVIEW
Laurie Putz, Alain Mayné, Anne-Sophie Dincq
The indications for rigid bronchoscopy for interventional pulmonology have increased and include stent placements and transbronchial cryobiopsy procedures. The shared airway between anesthesiologist and pulmonologist and the open airway system, requiring specific ventilation techniques such as jet ventilation, need a good understanding of the procedure to reduce potentially harmful complications. Appropriate adjustment of the ventilator settings including pause pressure and peak inspiratory pressure reduces the risk of barotrauma...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843325/the-role-of-the-multidisciplinary-health-care-team-in-the-management-of-patients-with-marfan-syndrome
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REVIEW
Yskert von Kodolitsch, Meike Rybczynski, Marina Vogler, Thomas S Mir, Helke Schüler, Kerstin Kutsche, Georg Rosenberger, Christian Detter, Alexander M Bernhardt, Axel Larena-Avellaneda, Tilo Kölbel, E Sebastian Debus, Malte Schroeder, Stephan J Linke, Bettina Fuisting, Barbara Napp, Anna Lena Kammal, Klaus Püschel, Peter Bannas, Boris A Hoffmann, Nele Gessler, Eva Vahle-Hinz, Bärbel Kahl-Nieke, Götz Thomalla, Christina Weiler-Normann, Gunda Ohm, Stefan Neumann, Dieter Benninghoven, Stefan Blankenberg, Reed E Pyeritz
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a rare, severe, chronic, life-threatening disease with multiorgan involvement that requires optimal multidisciplinary care to normalize both prognosis and quality of life. In this article, each key team member of all the medical disciplines of a multidisciplinary health care team at the Hamburg Marfan center gives a personal account of his or her contribution in the management of patients with MFS. The authors show how, with the support of health care managers, key team members organize themselves in an organizational structure to create a common meaning, to maximize therapeutic success for patients with MFS...
2016: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832238/smoking-control-challenges-and-achievements
#14
Luiz Carlos Corrêa da Silva, Alberto José de Araújo, Ângela Maria Dias de Queiroz, Maria da Penha Uchoa Sales, Maria Vera Cruz de Oliveira Castellano
Smoking is the most preventable and controllable health risk. Therefore, all health care professionals should give their utmost attention to and be more focused on the problem of smoking. Tobacco is a highly profitable product, because of its large-scale production and great number of consumers. Smoking control policies and treatment resources for smoking cessation have advanced in recent years, showing highly satisfactory results, particularly in Brazil. However, there is yet a long way to go before smoking can be considered a controlled disease from a public health standpoint...
July 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824270/clinical-characterization-and-treatment-patterns-for-the-frequent-exacerbator-phenotype-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-severe-or-very-severe-airflow-limitation
#15
Francesco Blasi, Luca Neri, Stefano Centanni, Franco Falcone, Giuseppe Di Maria
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients experiencing several episodes of acute clinical derangement suffer from increased morbidity, mortality, and accelerated decline in lung function. Nevertheless, the relationship between co-morbidity profile and exacerbation rates in the frequent exacerbator phenotype is poorly characterized, and evidence-based management guidelines are lacking. We sought to evaluate the co-morbidity profile and treatment patterns of "frequent exacerbators" with severe or very severe airflow limitation...
November 8, 2016: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815933/development-and-the-initial-validation-of-a-new-self-administered-questionnaire-for-an-early-detection-of-health-status-changes-in-smokers-at-risk-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-marko-questionnaire
#16
Žarko Vrbica, Marina Labor, Adrijana Košćec Đuknić, Biserka Radošević-Vidaček, Ivan Gudelj, Slavica Labor, Iva Jurić, Peter Ma Calverley, Davor Plavec
AIM: To develop and do an initial validation of a new simple tool (self-administered questionnaire) that would be sensitive and specific enough to detect early changes in smokers leading to future development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: 224 consecutive participants (50.9% women), with mean±standard deviation age of 52.3±6.7 years, 37.5±16.7 pack-years smoking history (85.8% active smokers), and no prior diagnosis of COPD were recruited...
October 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793516/-overnight-polysomnography-versus-respiratory-polygraphy-in-the-diagnosis-of-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#17
P Franco, H Bourdin, F Braun, J Briffod, I Pin, M-J Challamel
The French Society of Research and Sleep Medicine (SFRMS) organized a meeting on obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in children. A multidisciplinary group of specialists (pulmonologists, ENT surgeons, pediatricians, neurophysiologists, sleep specialists) drew up a consensus document on the value of electrophysiological recordings in the diagnosis of OSAS in children. Technical considerations and recommended sensors, respiratory event definitions, and scoring criteria are presented according to the 2012 and 2014 recommendations of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)...
October 25, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783022/new-trends-in-interventional-pulmonology
#18
Angela Roberts Selzer, Matthew Murrell, Eugene Shostak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the field of interventional pulmonology continues to expand and develop at a rapid pace, anesthesiologists are increasingly called upon to provide well tolerated anesthetic care during these procedures. These patients may not be candidates for surgical treatment and often have multiple comorbidities. It is important for anesthesiologists to familiarize themselves with these procedures and their associated risks and complications. RECENT FINDINGS: The scope of the interventional pulmonologist's practice is varied and includes both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures...
October 25, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769627/-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-in-children-clinical-diagnosis
#19
G Aubertin, C Schröder, F Sevin, F Clouteau, M-D Lamblin, M-F Vecchierini
The French Society of Research and Sleep Medicine (SFRMS) organized a meeting on obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in children. A multidisciplinary group of specialists (pulmonologist, ENT surgeons, pediatricians, orofacial myofunctional therapists, neurophysiologists, and sleep specialists) reached a consensus on the value of isolated or clustered clinical symptoms and of questionnaires completed by parents in the clinical diagnosis and in assessing the severity of OSAS. Are clinical history with validated questionnaires and a rigorous physical examination sufficient to suspect OSAS, to appreciate its severity, and finally to confirm the diagnosis? Usually, a sleep recording of respiratory parameters remains mandatory for the diagnosis of OSAS to be made...
October 18, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764835/effect-of-verbal-empathy-and-touch-on-anxiety-relief-in-patients-undergoing-flexible-bronchoscopy-can-empathy-reduce-patients-anxiety
#20
Sun Mi Choi, Jinwoo Lee, Young Sik Park, Chang-Hoon Lee, Sang-Min Lee, Jae-Joon Yim
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy usually experience anxiety before and during the procedure. OBJECTIVES: We performed this study to investigate whether verbal empathy and intentional touch from a bronchoscopist could reduce anxiety in patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy. METHODS: We conducted a prospective randomized trial in a university-affiliated hospital. Participants were randomly assigned to one of the following groups: a control group, a verbal empathy group, or a verbal empathy and touch group...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
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