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Interventional pneumology

Jan Lesiński, Tadeusz M Zielonka, Anna Zel, Katarzyna Życińska
Acute dyspnoea in the postoperative period requires quick consideration of all possible causes and implementation of the proper treatment. During the differential diagnostic process, other than the most common cardio-pneumological and otolaryngological reasons, we should consider a whole array of rare causes such as neuromuscular illnesses, renal failure, and gastrointestinal diseases. This case is an example of sudden onset of dyspnoea presenting in a 67 year old woman with COPD. The dyspnoea occurred in first postoperative day after open reduction of fracture of the femur...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Ana Carmen Dos Santos Ribeiro Simoes Juliano, Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, Jéssica Teixeira Santos da Silva, Letícia Gomes Santos, Jéssica Borges Taranto Nunes, Guilherme Cortes Fernandes, Giancarlo Lucchetti
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence and number of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in hospitalized older adults, comparing prescription patterns of medical specialties. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary general hospital. PARTICIPANTS: All older adults hospitalized from January through May 2015 (N = 1,900). MEASUREMENTS: Information on medications prescribed during the first and last days of hospitalization was collected and evaluated regarding PIMs using Beers and Screening Tool of Older People's Prescriptions (STOPP) criteria...
February 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Xiaojing Tang, Dongping Chen, Shengqiang Yu, Li Yang, Changlin Mei
BACKGROUND: The inpatient morbidity and mortality of acute kidney injury (AKI) vary considerably in different clinical units, yet studies to compare the difference remain limited. METHODS: We compared the clinical characteristics of AKI in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), medical and surgical departments by using the data derived from the 2013 nationwide cross-sectional survey of AKI in China to capture variations among different clinical departments in recognition, management, and outcomes of AKI...
2017: PloS One
Christophe Colas-Ribas, Isabelle Signolet, Samir Henni, Mathieu Feuillloy, Frédéric Gagnadoux, Pierre Abraham
The prevalence of pulmonary disease in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) has not been extensively studied. Recent evidence has shown that ∼20% of the patients have an atypical chest transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcpO2) pattern during exercise, which suggests walking-induced hypoxemia. The main objectives of this study were to: (1) describe in a retrospective way the characteristics of the patients suffering from claudication, who attended a treadmill testing in our laboratory, (2) assess the prevalence of known or unknown pulmonary disease...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Raul Embun, Juan J Rivas de Andrés, Sergi Call, Beatriz de Olaiz Navarro, Jorge L Freixinet, Sergio Bolufer, Jose R Jarabo, Nuria Pajuelo, Laureano Molins
BACKGROUND: Although numerous existing studies have analyzed the prognostic factors of patients who have had surgical intervention for lung metastases of colorectal carcinoma (CRC), many of the results obtained until now have been contradictory. As a consequence, there is no established consensus about which group of prognostic factors could have a greater value when considered together. METHODS: This was a multicenter prospective cohort study that included all patients who underwent a first pulmonary metastasectomy of CRC, with radical intent, during a 2-year period (March 2008 to February 2010)...
May 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
C García-Molina Sáez, E Urbieta Sanz, M Madrigal de Torres, T Vicente Vera, M D Pérez Cárceles
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: It is well known that medication reconciliation at discharge is a key strategy to ensure proper drug prescription and the effectiveness and safety of any treatment. Different types of interventions to reduce reconciliation errors at discharge have been tested, many of which are based on the use of electronic tools as they are useful to optimize the medication reconciliation process. However, not all countries are progressing at the same speed in this task and not all tools are equally effective...
April 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Mauricio Rojas, Ana L Mora, Maria Kapetanaki, Nathaniel Weathington, Mark Gladwin, Oliver Eickelberg
With the expected rapid growth of the aging population worldwide, there is a clear need to understand the complex process of aging to develop interventions that might extend the health span in this group of patients. Aging is associated with increased susceptibility to a variety of chronic diseases, and lung pathologies are no exception. The prevalence of lung diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been found to increase considerably with age. In October 2014, the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care of the University of Pittsburgh cohosted the Pittsburgh-Munich Lung Conference focused in aging and lung disease with the Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Institute of Lung Biology and Disease, Ludwig-Maximilians University and Helmholtz Zentrum Munich Germany...
December 2015: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
María S Ruiz de Adana, Natalia Colomo, Cristina Maldonado-Araque, María I Fontalba, Francisca Linares, Francisca García-Torres, Rosario Fernández, Carmen Bautista, Gabriel Olveira, José L de la Cruz, Gemma Rojo-Martínez, Sergio Valdés
AIMS: To investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of insulin glargine compared with NPH insulin as basal insulin for the management of corticosteroid-induced hyperglycemia in hospitalized people with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and respiratory disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Randomized, two-arm parallel group, clinical trial undertaken from February 2011 to November 2012 on the pneumology ward of the Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga (Spain), involving 53 participants with T2DM treated with medium/high doses of intermediate-acting corticosteroids...
November 2015: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Michael Kern, Daniel Niemeyer, Thoralf Kerner, Sascha Tank
Less invasive bronchoscopic techniques for lung-volume-reduction have almost replaced surgical resections. Tracheobronchial obstructions and - to a certain degree - even bronchial tumors can be treated bronchoscopically. However all these procedures show specific risks anesthesiologists have to consider.
April 2015: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
G Drews, F Rudolph, O Martinenko, P Kühne, J Schreiber
Introduction: The gastrooesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a possible cause of chronic cough. The laparoscopic fundoplication is well established in the treatment of GERD. In a retrospective study, the effectivity of this operation on the GERD associated cough was examined and possible preoperative predictive factors concerning the post-surgical therapy effect were characterized. Patients and Methods: 85 patients after laparoscopic fundoplication due to GERD treated with proton pump inhibitors without (RS-H: n = 31) or with associated cough (RS+H: n = 54) were evaluated in a three-month follow-up by data analysis regarding an indication point score from typical symptoms as well as findings (gastroscopy, histology, 24-hour oesophagus pH-metry)...
October 2016: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
B Egenlauf, F J F Herth, J Kappes
The aim of preoperative lung function analysis and diagnostic cardiology is to identify patients with an increased risk of complications and to best inform the patients about treatment options and risks so that an informed treatment decision can be made. The identification of patients at increased peri-interventional risk by preoperative physiological diagnostics also forms the basis for further developments and improvements of interventions and intervention techniques in order to reduce the risk of complications...
September 2014: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
Doina Adina Todea, Paraschiva Postolache, Loredana Elena Rosca, Andreea Codruta Coman
SESSION TITLE: Respiratory InfectionsSESSION TYPE: Slide PresentationsPRESENTED ON: Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 04:15 PM - 05:15 PMPURPOSE: Aspergillus spp. is a ubiquitous fungus and responsible for a broad spectrum of lung disease depending on the patient's immune status and underlying lung disease. Due to a preexisting lung cavity from a variety of causes, such as pulmonary tuberculosis, excavated lung cancer, sarcoidosis, or pneumoconiosis, aspergillus can colonize and grow into the cavity to form a pulmonary aspergilloma (fungus ball)...
March 1, 2014: Chest
Agustín Julián-Jiménez, María José Palomo de los Reyes, Raquel Parejo Miguez, Natividad Laín-Terés, Rafael Cuena-Boy, Agustín Lozano-Ancín
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of implementing clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the emergency department (ED) by analyzing case management decisions (admission or discharge, appropriateness and timeliness of antibiotic therapy, complementary tests) and the consequent results (clinical stabilization time, length of hospital stay, re-admission to ED and mortality). METHODS: A prospective, observational, descriptive, comparative study carried out from 1st January 2008 to 1st August 2009 in two phases: before and after the implementation of the "Management of CAP in ED" SEMES-SEPAR (Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine - Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery) clinical practice guidelines from 2008...
June 2013: Archivos de Bronconeumología
David Czell, Matthias Bauer, Janek Binek, Otto D Schoch, Markus Weber
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with impaired respiratory function is associated with an increased risk of peri-procedural and post-interventional complications. It was the aim of the study to analyze peri- and post-interventional complications and survival after PEG tube placement under noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in ALS patients with various degrees of respiratory impairment. METHODS: Twenty-six subjects were included in this retrospective case study...
May 2013: Respiratory Care
Valeria Fano, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Katiuscia del Zio, Davide Renzi, Daniela Tariciotti, Nera Agabiti, Lucia Argenti, Maria Sofia Cattaruzza, Antonio Fortino
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the results of the regional comparative evaluation of the outcome "thirty days mortality after admission for reacutized Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)" before and after a reabstract study. DESIGN: Reabstract study of clinical records included in the regional comparative evaluation. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 232 clinical records retrieved from Grassi Hospital archives (years 2006-2007) and reviewed by two physicians and one nurse specifically trained...
May 2012: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
N Facciolongo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2011: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
L Dalar, L Karasulu, S N Sökücü, S Altin
AIM: Laser therapy is a well-known technique which has been safely used for almost thirty years to treat endobronchial obstruction. Nd : YAG and Nd : YAP lasers are commonly used lasers, whose safety and efficacy have been investigated in several large series. Diode laser is a new laser system which has been mainly used in urology, endovascular surgery, ENT, and dermatology. In recent years it has been effectively used in endobronchial treatments. MATERIAL AND METHOD: In this study, 61 patients who underwent endobronchial treatment with a diode laser in the Interventional Pneumology Unit of our hospital were retrospectively evaluated...
March 2012: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
D Gompelmann, R Eberhardt, F J F Herth
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), one of the most important advances in pneumology in recent years, provides visualization of bronchial walls and parabronchial structures, extending the diagnostic spectrum of bronchoscopic techniques. Two different techniques are available: radial endobronchial ultrasound and the technique of ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). Due to a high diagnostic informative value, low effort and low risk, EBUS has become incorporated into routine practice in pulmonary centers...
August 2010: Der Radiologe
Magdalena Ciobanu, Cătălina Panaitescu, Aura Popescu, Agripina Raşcu, Marinela Răileanu, Miruna Todor, Ana Maria Trăilescu, Bogdana Bursuc, Cătălina Constantin, Florentina Lică
Since 2007, in Romania, the Ministry of Health implements the national programme for tobacco control which contains also a sub-programme for sustaining smoking cessation through free treatment and counselling. Because the specialised intervention lasts too long (often more than 60 minutes) and the requests for support increased with a high rate, we had to identify methods to increase the efficacity of the intervention and, thus, the efficiency. According to this new situation, since January 2008, all the smokers asking for support to the Center for Smoking Cessation from the National Institute of Pneumology "Marius Nasta" had to participate to an "information group" prior to visit to the doctor or/and psychologist for specialized help...
July 2009: Pneumologia: Revista Societății Române de Pneumologie
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