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David Kevin Ahern, Donna Parker, Charles Eaton, Caitlin Rafferty, Joseph Wroblewski, Roberta Goldman
BACKGROUND: The proliferation of mobile devices and emergence of interoperable 'mHealth' apps is accelerating development and deployment of patient-facing risk assessments in primary care. The present study describes a user-centered design and an agile development approach to creation of an app for assessing lungfunction as part of a randomized controlled trial for the   dentification of chronic obstructive lung disease in primary care. METHOD: Seventeen patients recruited from a hospital-based, ambulatory family medicine clinic agreed to be videotaped while using the app, Lung Age, on a first-generation iPad prior to their provideR encounter...
July 15, 2016: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
G Ottaviano, W J Fokkens
Objective measures can be used to assist the clinician to diagnose and treat nasal obstruction and also to quantify nasal obstruction in research. Objective measurements of nasal obstruction are as important as objective measurements of lung function. peak nasal inspiratory flow (PNIF), acoustic rhinometry (AR) and rhinomanometry (RM), with their specific peculiarity, assess different aspects of nasal obstruction. From the studies available in the literature, it seems that these methods roughly correlate with each other and that all of them can be alternatively utilized very well in research as well as in clinical practice...
February 2016: Allergy
P B Jeppesen, P Lund, I B Gottschalck, H B Nielsen, J J Holst, J Mortensen, S S Poulsen, B Quistorff, P B Mortensen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In a short-term study, Glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) has been shown to improve intestinal absorption in short bowel syndrome (SBS) patients. This study describes longitudinal changes in relation to GLP-2 treatment for two years. METHODS: GLP-2, 400 micrograms, s.c.,TID, were offered, to eleven SBS patients keeping parenteral support constant. 72-hour nutritional balance studies were performed at baseline, weeks 13, 26, 52 during two years intermitted by an 8-week washout period...
2009: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
F Cavariani, A P Carneiro, R Leonori, L Bedini, A Quercia, F Forastiere
Since 1990, a cohort survey has been carried out among workers employed in pottery workers by the Local Health Unit of Viterbo, Latium (Italy). Cumulative exposure to silica containing dust has been assessed for 808 workers, who were also screened with a questionnaire on respiratory symptoms, chest radiography and lungfunction tests. The prevalence of small opacities 1/0 and 1/1+ was 3.0% and 4.1% respectively and the prevalence increased with the cumulative exposure. A close relationship has been found between silica dose and decrease in lung function...
July 2005: Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia
Paul Haber
Medical therapy by training means physical training for patients as part of a medical therapy based on a physician's recommendation, with clear indications and with clear therapeutic aims. It has to be clearly differentiated from sport and is not an alternative medicine. There is a lot of evidence that physical training can improve endurance and strength of patients with COPD. Especially in severe COPD, the VO2max, as the parameter for the endurance capacity, is the best single predictor for survival, better than every other value of lungfunction...
March 2005: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1952: Acta Tuberculosea Scandinavica
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1952: Acta Tuberculosea Scandinavica
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1952: Acta Tuberculosea Scandinavica
S Steiner, A J Peters, A Schwalen, M Leschke, C Perings, B E Strauer
Right ventricular dysfunction is common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Right ventricular function might be influenced by the afterload, which depends on pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). To evaluate the influence of the right ventricular afterload on right ventricular performance, we investigated 30 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without clinical signs or history of left heart failure or coronary heart disease. The study includes lung function tests, analysis of blood gases and right heart catheterisation...
May 1999: Pneumologie
E Pettersson, A Gardulf, G Nordström, C Svanberg-Johnsson, G Bylin
Important aims of the study were to investigate whether an educational program (the 'Asthma School') directed by a nurse led to improved knowledge of the disease, to improved self-medication and self-management and to improved, self-rated, functional status. A total of 32 patients (6 males, 26 females, mean age 43 years) was included. The following methods were used to collect the data before and one year after the Asthma School was completed; two study-specific questionnaires for collecting demographic data and measuring different aspects of the patients' knowledge of the disease and its treatment, monthly diary cards, lung-function tests (FEV1) and the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP) questionnaire...
April 1999: International Journal of Nursing Studies
A M Holschneider, R Schlachtenrath, U Knoop
38 children and young adults were followed up 2-24 years after lung resection. A significant correlation between lung function studied by bodyplethysmography and the number of lungsegments resected was found. However, there was no correlation between either the age at operation, the kind of underlaying disease or the resected area and the postoperative lungfunction on the other hand.
1990: Langenbecks Archiv Für Chirurgie. Supplement II, Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft Für Chirurgie
J M Bogaard, G Nakratzas, J Swierenga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1976: Acta Tuberculosea et Pneumologica Belgica
A Mándi, W Wilde, G Galgóczy, R Aurich, E Galambos
According to a uniform trial procedure, the broncholytic efficacy of the new beta2-adrenergic 7-(3-[2-(3,5-dihydroxyphenyl)-2-hydroxy-ethylamino]-propyl)-theophylline (reproterol, Bronchospasmin) was tested in a total of 21 patients afflicted with airways obstruction in two lungfunction laboratories. The IGV, Ras and SGaw were calculated by bodyplethysmography before and 1,3 and 5 min following of 2 puffs from an aerosol container. Excellent and highly significantly bronchodilation was shown already 1 min post inhalation, which further increased during testing time and with which results of subjective criteria for dyspnoeic changes correspond...
1977: Arzneimittel-Forschung
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