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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717072/the-relationship-of-bone-mineral-density-in-men-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-classified-according-to-the-global-initiative-for-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease-gold-combined-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-assessment-system
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Yoriko Sakurai-Iesato, Naoko Kawata, Yuji Tada, Ken Iesato, Yukiko Matsuura, Misuzu Yahaba, Toshio Suzuki, Jun Ikari, Noriyuki Yanagawa, Yasunori Kasahara, James West, Koichiro Tatsumi
Objective Osteoporosis, which is now recognized as a major comorbidity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), must be diagnosed by appropriate methods. The aims of this study were to clarify the relationships between bone mineral density (BMD) and COPD-related clinical variables and to explore the association of BMD with the updated Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) classification in men. Methods We enrolled 50 Japanese men with clinically stable COPD who underwent dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), pulmonary function testing, and computerized tomography (CT) and who had completed a questionnaire (COPD assessment test [CAT])...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711447/the-transition-from-hypertension-to%C3%A2-heart%C3%A2-failure-contemporary-update
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REVIEW
Franz H Messerli, Stefano F Rimoldi, Sripal Bangalore
Longstanding hypertension ultimately leads to heart failure (HF), and as a consequence most patients with HF have a history of hypertension. Conversely, absence of hypertension in middle age is associated with lower risks for incident HF across the remaining life course. Cardiac remodeling to a predominant pressure overload consists of diastolic dysfunction and concentric left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy. When pressure overload is sustained, diastolic dysfunction progresses, filling of the concentric remodeled LV decreases, and HF with preserved ejection fraction ensues...
July 6, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702957/non-invasive-ventilation-for-the-management-of-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-due-to-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Christian R Osadnik, Vanessa S Tee, Kristin V Carson-Chahhoud, Joanna Picot, Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Brian J Smith
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) with bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) is commonly used to treat patients admitted to hospital with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) secondary to an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of NIV applied in conjunction with usual care versus usual care involving no mechanical ventilation alone in adults with AHRF due to AECOPD. The aim of this review is to update the evidence base with the goals of supporting clinical practice and providing recommendations for future evaluation and research...
July 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691438/hiv-viral-load-as-an-independent-risk-factor-for-tuberculosis-in-south-africa-collaborative-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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Lukas Fenner, Andrew Atkinson, Andrew Boulle, Matthew P Fox, Hans Prozesky, Kathrin Zürcher, Marie Ballif, Hansjakob Furrer, Marcel Zwahlen, Mary-Ann Davies, Matthias Egger
INTRODUCTION: Chronic immune activation due to ongoing HIV replication may lead to impaired immune responses against opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis (TB). We studied the role of HIV replication as a risk factor for incident TB after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART). METHODS: We included all HIV-positive adult patients (≥16 years) in care between 2000 and 2014 at three ART programmes in South Africa. Patients with previous TB were excluded. Missing CD4 cell counts and HIV-RNA viral loads at ART start (baseline) and during follow-up were imputed...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675062/lung-regeneration-using-amniotic-fluid-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Alireza Azargoon, Babak Negahdari
Respiratory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary hypertension and lung fibrosis, are yet a major challenge in the world and they result in irreversible structural lung damage. Lung transplantation as the only therapeutic option face some major challenges like graft rejection and cancer, arising as a result of immunosuppression. A low survival rate faced by lung transplantation patients is presently limited to approximately 5 years. Lungs shortage therefore calls for a mechanism that would increase the availability of suitable organs for transplantation...
July 4, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662648/prevalence-of-high-medium-and-low-risk-medical-conditions-for-pneumococcal-vaccination-in-catalonian-middle-aged-and-older-adults-a-population-based-study
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O Ochoa-Gondar, I Hospital, A Vila-Corcoles, M Aragon, M Jariod, C de Diego, E Satue
BACKGROUND: Updated population-based data on the frequency and distribution of risk factors for pneumococcal disease is scarce. This study investigated the prevalence of distinct comorbidities and underlying risk conditions related to an increasing risk of pneumococcal disease among Catalonian middle-aged and older adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional population-based study including 2,033,465 individuals aged 50 years or older registered at 01/01/2015 in the Catalonian Health Institute (Catalonia, Spain)...
June 29, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661865/health-benefits-of-tai-chi-what-is-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Patricia Huston, Bruce McFarlane
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the evidence on the health benefits of tai chi. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: A literature review was conducted on the benefits of tai chi for 25 specific conditions, as well as for general health and fitness, to update a 2014 review of systematic reviews. Systematic reviews and recent clinical trials were assessed and organized into 5 different groups: evidence of benefit as excellent, good, fair, or preliminary, or evidence of no direct benefit...
November 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659502/pulmonary-hypertensive-vasculopathy-in-parenchymal-lung-diseases-and-or-hypoxia-number-1-in-the-series-pathology-for-the-clinician-edited-by-peter-dorfm%C3%A3-ller-and-alberto-cavazza
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Maria Rosa Ghigna, Wolter J Mooi, Katrien Grünberg
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) with complicating chronic lung diseases and/or hypoxia falls into group 3 of the updated classification of PH. Patients with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), diffuse lung disease (such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)) and with sleep disordered breathing are particularly exposed to the risk of developing PH. Although PH in such a context is usually mild, a minority of patients exhibit severe haemodynamic impairment, defined by a mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) of ≥35 mmHg or mPAP values ranging between 25 mmHg and 35 mmHg with a low cardiac index (<2 L·min(-1)·m(-2))...
June 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652721/alpha-1-antitrypsin-pi-sz-genotype-estimated-prevalence-and-number-of-sz-subjects-worldwide
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Ignacio Blanco, Patricia Bueno, Isidro Diego, Sergio Pérez-Holanda, Beatriz Lara, Francisco Casas-Maldonado, Cristina Esquinas, Marc Miravitlles
The alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) haplotype Pi*S, when inherited along with the Pi*Z haplotype to form a Pi*SZ genotype, can be associated with pulmonary emphysema in regular smokers, and less frequently with liver disease, panniculitis, and systemic vasculitis in a small percentage of people, but this connection is less well established. Since the detection of cases can allow the application of preventive measures in patients and relatives with this congenital disorder, the objective of this study was to update the prevalence of the SZ genotype to achieve accurate estimates of the number of Pi*SZ subjects worldwide, based on studies performed according to the following criteria: 1) samples representative of the general population, 2) AAT phenotyping characterized by adequate methods, and 3) selection of studies with reliable results assessed with a coefficient of variation calculated from the sample size and 95% confidence intervals...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651296/early-discharge-hospital-at-home
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REVIEW
Daniela C Gonçalves-Bradley, Steve Iliffe, Helen A Doll, Joanna Broad, John Gladman, Peter Langhorne, Suzanne H Richards, Sasha Shepperd
BACKGROUND: Early discharge hospital at home is a service that provides active treatment by healthcare professionals in the patient's home for a condition that otherwise would require acute hospital inpatient care. This is an update of a Cochrane review. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and cost of managing patients with early discharge hospital at home compared with inpatient hospital care. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases to 9 January 2017: the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group (EPOC) register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, and EconLit...
June 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647926/importance-of-gold-guidelines-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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J Sadlonova, D Osinova, E Rozborilova, O Osina, E Novakova, V Sadlonova
In December 2011, a major revision of GOLD 2011 guidelines was published based on the evidence-based medicine. The goal of GOLD 2011 is to determine the severity of the disease, its impact on the patient's health, and the risk of future events; all of which eventually guide therapy. A combined COPD assessment according to GOLD 2011 considers the patient's level of symptoms, spirometry abnormalities, risk of exacerbation, and the presence of comorbidities. GOLD 2011 stratifies patients into four basic groups labeled A, B, C, and D...
June 25, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646953/nontuberculous-mycobacterial-disease-in-childhood-update-on-diagnostic-approaches-and-treatment
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Petra Zimmermann, Nigel Curtis, Marc Tebruegge
Recent studies suggest that the incidence of nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in children may be increasing. Nontuberculous mycobacterial lymphadenitis, skin and soft tissue infection, and pulmonary disease each present unique challenges in relation to diagnosis and treatment. In this update, we critically review the recent literature on the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnostic approaches and treatment of nontuberculous mycobacterial disease in children. In addition, we outline key areas warranting further research...
June 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635908/-idiopatic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-new-paradigm
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S N Avdeev
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis ((IPF) is the most common disease from a group of interstitial lung diseases, which occurs mainly in middle-aged and elderly people. Over the past decade, there have been considerable changes in approaches to diagnosing and treating IPF. The paper presents an update on the epidemiology of IPF, the results of new studies of its pathogenesis, and main approaches to diagnosing the disease. In addition, there is new evidence on therapy for IPF.
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629920/pulmonary-hypertension-in-parenchymal-lung-diseases-any-future-for-new-therapies
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REVIEW
Sergio Harari, Davide Elia, Marc Humbert
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) due to chronic lung diseases is associated with a poor prognosis, regardless of the underlying respiratory condition. Updated PH guidelines recommend optimal treatment of the underlying lung disease, including long-term oxygen therapy, in patients with chronic hypoxaemia despite the lack of randomized controlled clinical trials supporting this statement. So far, randomized controlled trials on drugs approved for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) have yielded discouraging results in both interstitial lung diseases (ILD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) with PH...
June 16, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628280/combination-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-for-acute-exacerbations-in-chronic-infection-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Valerie Waters, Felix Ratjen
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic therapy for acute pulmonary exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis is usually chosen based on the results of antimicrobial susceptibility testing of individual drugs. Combination antimicrobial susceptibility testing assesses the efficacy of drug combinations including two or three antibiotics in vitro and can often demonstrate antimicrobial efficacy against bacterial isolates even when individual antibiotics have little or no effect. Therefore, choosing antibiotics based on combination antimicrobial susceptibility testing could potentially improve response to treatment in people with cystic fibrosis with acute exacerbations...
June 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626858/antibiotics-for-acute-bronchitis
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REVIEW
Susan M Smith, Tom Fahey, John Smucny, Lorne A Becker
BACKGROUND: The benefits and risks of antibiotics for acute bronchitis remain unclear despite it being one of the most common illnesses seen in primary care. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of antibiotics in improving outcomes and to assess adverse effects of antibiotic therapy for people with a clinical diagnosis of acute bronchitis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL 2016, Issue 11 (accessed 13 January 2017), MEDLINE (1966 to January week 1, 2017), Embase (1974 to 13 January 2017), and LILACS (1982 to 13 January 2017)...
June 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620429/novel-approaches-to-ultrasonography-of-the-lung-and-pleural-space-where-are-we-now
#17
REVIEW
Daniel Lichtenstein
This review article is an update of what should be known for practicing basic lung ultrasound in the critically ill (LUCI) and is also of interest for less critical disciplines (e.g. pulmonology). It pinpoints on the necessity of a professional machine (not necessarily a sophisticated one) and probe. It lists the 10 main signs of LUCI and some of the main protocols made possible using LUCI: the BLUE protocol for a respiratory failure, the FALLS protocol for a circulatory failure, the SESAME protocol for a cardiac arrest and the investigation of a ventilated acute respiratory distress syndrome patient, etc...
June 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608758/a-systematic-narrative-review-of-the-effectiveness-of-behavioural-smoking-cessation-interventions-in-selected-disadvantaged-groups-2010-2017
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Amanda Wilson, Ashleigh Guillaumier, Johnson George, Alexandra Denham, Billie Bonevski
Tobacco remains the key modifiable risk factor for the development of a number of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, lower respiratory infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tuberculosis and cancer. Among priority populations, smoking prevalence remains high, smokers tend to relapse more often and earlier and fewer are able to sustain quit attempts. This systematic review provides an update on the literature. Areas covered: Twenty-four randomized controlled trials published from 2010-2017, in English language, were identified after searching on Medline, Ovid, Embase and PsycINFO databases...
August 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608277/-oral-anticoagulation-using-coumarins-an-update
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REVIEW
Christoph Sucker, Jens Litmathe
Vitamin K antagonists (VKA) are used for the prophylaxis and treatment of thrombotic and thromboembolic events. Most important indications are venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, atrial fibrillation, and mechanical heart-valve replacement. Hence they are from high relevance for the neurologist and his daily praxis in cardio-neurological routine. Here, we give an overview about VKA with focus on mode of action, indications and efficacy, practical aspects of treatment, side effects, and monitoring.
June 12, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593996/epidemiology-and-treatment-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#20
REVIEW
Edmund M T Lau, Eleni Giannoulatou, David S Celermajer, Marc Humbert
In the past 2 decades, major changes have occurred in the epidemiological and treatment landscape of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Previously regarded as a disease of the young and middle-aged, contemporary registries from the Western world have demonstrated an increase in the age of patients with PAH, many of whom are elderly with multiple comorbidities. Another important observation is the improvement in survival of patients with PAH in the modern treatment era compared with historical cohorts, before the availability of advanced therapy...
June 8, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
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