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Rabbinu R Pribadi, Gurmeet Singh, Cleopas M Rumende
Pneumothorax is the presence of air in the pleural space. Its management consists of noninvasive and invasive therapies and it is determined based on clinical manifestations, type and size of pneumothorax. We present a case of a patient with diagnosis of primary spontaneous pneumothorax treated with incentive spirometry (noninvasive therapy). A 20 year old man came to respirology clinic with chief complaint of shortness of breath. He was recently diagnosed with left pneumothorax based on previous chest X-ray in another health care facilities and was advised to undergo tube thoracostomy but he refused the procedure...
January 2016: Acta Medica Indonesiana
Yuko Tanaka, Toshihiro Shirai, Noriyuki Enomoto, Kazuhiro Asada, Yoshiyuki Oyama, Takafumi Suda
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is caused by numerous agents, and one of its histopathological features is poorly formed granulomas. We report here a rare case of occupational HP caused by green tea, showing well-formed granulomas. The patient, a 54-year-old woman who had worked for 15 years in a green tea factory, was referred for abnormal chest X-ray shadows with cough and breathlessness over a 2-month period. The chest X-ray and high-resolution computed tomography showed diffuse bilateral ground-glass opacities and poorly defined centrilobular nodules...
April 2016: Respirology Case Reports
Ralph Mösges, Dennis Lip Yen Lee, Jovilia Abong, Bella Siasoco, Steven Kw Chow, Jern-Lin Leong, Harvinder Singh, S Kuljit, Benjamin Campomanes
The prevalence of allergic diseases is increasing globally, most particularly in middle- to low-income countries. This article examines the burden of allergic rhinitis and chronic urticaria in the Asia-Pacific region, unmet clinical needs, and the potential role of bilastine in the management of these conditions. An International Advisory Group meeting was convened in association with the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology Annual Congress in November 2014, followed by a literature review, and consensus-based outcomes from the meeting and literature review are described...
January 2016: Asia Pacific Allergy
Atsushi Hashimoto, Toshihiro Matsui
(1->3)-β-D-glucan (BDG) is a constituent of the fungal cell wall and its blood level is known as a marker of fungal infection including pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). Meanwhile, peripheral blood neutrophil CD64 expression (CD64) is upregulated in various infections. We analyzed patients with positive BDG (cut off 11.0 pg/mL) and those whose CD64 was measured simultaneously. In patients who visited our hospital from 2005 to 2011, BDG was measured in 3,960 samples. The number of positive samples were 441 obtained from 185 patients...
November 2015: Kansenshōgaku Zasshi. the Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases
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December 2015: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Linling Xu, Tianshu Xu
To explore the status of acupuncture and moxibustion for prevention and treatment of lung cancer in current years; literature regarding acupuncture and moxibustion for prevention and treatment of lung cancer between 2003 and 2013 from SCI journals was retrieved and analyzed. As a result, 20 papers were included, which were published in 17 journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology, Chest, Respirology and Lung Cancer, etc. Of them, 3 papers discussed the effects of acupuncture on progressing of lung cancer; 4 articles confirmed that acupuncture could reduce myelosuppression and digestive tract reactions induced by radiotherapy and chemotherapy; 6 papers showed that acupuncture could relieve pain or fatigue of lung cancer; 3 papers indicated that acupuncture could palliate dyspnea in lung cancer patients...
June 2015: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Hui-ying Wang, Yi-hong Shen, Xu-yan Yang, Lan-fang Tang, Jian-ying Zhou
BACKGROUND: The specialty of allergy developed quickly in western countries because of the rapid increase of allergic diseases, whereas it developed relatively slowly in China. The prevalence of allergen sensitization and allergic diseases in Zhejiang Province of China is high and improving the medical services for these diseases is critically needed. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the working status of the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases, including doctor resources, diagnostic methods, and allergen-specific immunotherapy in patients of Zhejiang Province, and to provide instructions for the strategic development of subspecialties of allergic diseases...
July 2015: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
Xingmei Yu, Haiyan Zhu, Chuangli Hao, Fanfan Chi, Liyuan Zhu, Yuqing Wang, Xiaoyun Yang, Yanhong Lu, Huiquan Sun, Wei Luo, Kefang Lai
OBJECTIVE: To study the characteristics of airway hyperresponsiveness in children with different causes of chronic cough. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in children suffering from chronic cough caused by a single reason at the department of respirology of Children's Hospital of Soochow University from April 2012 to December 2013. Bronchial provocation test, induced sputum eosinophil count, and exhale nitric oxide were detected at beginning and 4 weeks later...
January 2015: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Chong-Kin Liam, Sita Andarini, Pyng Lee, James Chung-Man Ho, Ngo Quy Chau, Jamsak Tscheikuna
For a long time lung cancer was associated with a fatalistic approach by healthcare professionals. In recent years, advances in imaging, improved diagnostic techniques and more effective treatment modalities are reasons for optimism. Accurate lung cancer staging is vitally important because treatment options and prognosis differ significantly by stage. The staging algorithm should include a contrast computed tomography (CT) of the chest and the upper abdomen including adrenals, positron emission tomography/CT for staging the mediastinum and to rule out extrathoracic metastasis in patients considered for surgical resection, endosonography-guided needle sampling procedure replacing mediastinoscopy for near complete mediastinal staging, and brain imaging as clinically indicated...
May 2015: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Gerard F Curley, Arthur S Slutsky
This review documents important progress made in 2013 in the field of critical care respirology, in particular with regard to acute respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Twenty-five original articles published in the respirology and critical care sections of Critical Care are discussed in the following categories: pre-clinical studies, protective lung ventilation--how low can we go, non-invasive ventilation for respiratory failure, diagnosis and prognosis in acute respiratory distress syndrome and respiratory failure, and promising interventions for acute respiratory distress syndrome...
2014: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Smita Pakhale, Justine Baron, Michael A Armstrong, Avanti Garde, Robert D Reid, Gonzalo Alvarez, Debbie Aitken, Kerri-Anne Mullen, George Wells, Andrew Pipe
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and potential effectiveness of a modified version of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation in an outpatient respirology clinic. METHODS: Adult tobacco smokers attending the respirology clinic and willing to choose a quit date within one month of enrollment were randomly assigned to receive standard care or the intervention. Standard care participants received smoking cessation advice, a brochure and a prescription for smoking cessation medication if requested...
March 2015: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
Peter Eastwood, Lieve Bultynck
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January 2015: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Norbert Berend
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September 2013: Respirology Case Reports
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November 2014: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Abdelbaset Saleh, Magda Ahmad, Nabil Awadalla
Infectious Disease Global Case ReportsSESSION TYPE: Global Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Chest wall involvement is a rare manifestation of tuberculosis.Globally, musculoskeletal tuberculosis (TB) occurs in 1-3% of patients with TB, while TB of the chest wall constitutes 1% to 5% of all cases of musculoskeletal TB.The risk of medical laboratory staff acquiring TB is 5 times more than non laboratory workers.CASE PRESENTATION: 36 year-old male was presented with back pain and non-painful swelling on the left side of the chest anterior over a period of 3 months...
October 1, 2014: Chest
Peter Eastwood, Lieve Bultynck, Anke van Eekelen, Christel Norman
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November 2014: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Louise Balfour, Michael Armstrong, Crystal Holly, Ena Gaudet, Shawn Aaron, George Tasca, William Cameron, Smita Pakhale
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Well-developed and validated measures of cystic fibrosis (CF) knowledge are scarce. The purpose of the present study is to develop and validate a CF knowledge scale that is brief, easy to use, self-administered and demonstrates clinical utility. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search generated a pool of scale items; an expert panel of CF team members reviewed and provided recommendations for item inclusion. A focus group of CF patients and family members (n = 12) then reviewed the items for face validity and reading clarity...
November 2014: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
David C L Lam, Arth Nana, Peter R Eastwood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2014: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Marnie Howe, Ronald L Burkes
The management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has evolved into a multidisciplinary team approach that traditionally has involved medical oncology, radiation oncology, and thoracic surgery. However, in the era of personalized medicine the importance of molecular diagnostics requires adequate tissue for histologic subtyping and molecular testing and thus requires the engagement of other subspecialties such as pathology, respirology, and interventional radiology. Unfortunately in 2014, the majority of patients presenting with NSCLC will succumb to their disease and the early integration of palliative care into the treatment strategy will improve the quality of life and end-of-life care of our patients and may in fact improve their overall survival...
2014: Frontiers in Oncology
Kim Tran, Kendra Delicaet, Theresa Tang, Leslie Beard Ashley, Dante Morra, Howard Abrams
The objective of this study was to explore health-care professionals', health administrators', and not-for-profit cancer organization representatives' perceptions of lung cancer-related stigma and nihilism and the perceived impacts on funding and patient care. This is a qualitative descriptive study using semi-structured interviews, which was conducted in Ontario, Canada. Seventy-four individuals from medical oncology, radiation oncology, thoracic surgery, respirology, pathology, radiology, primary care, palliative care, nursing, pharmacy, social work, genetics, health administration, and not-for-profit cancer organizations participated in this study...
March 2015: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
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