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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908251/effects-of-an-outpatient-service-rehabilitation-programme-in-patients-affected-by-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-an-observational-study
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Maurizio Bussotti, Paola Gremigni, Roberto Fe Pedretti, Patrycja Kransinska, Silvia Di Marco, Paola Corbo, Giovanni Marchese, Paolo Totaro, Marinella Sommaruga
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease characterised by a severe impairment of functional status and quality of life (QoL). Use of rehabilitative programmes may help to improve outcomes. The aim of this pre/post test case series was to evaluate the impact of a training program, including sessions of aerobic and resistance exercise, inspiratory muscle reinforcement, slow breathing, relaxation, and psychological support, on functional outcomes. METHODS: Fifteen patients affected by PAH, in World Health Organization (WHO) Functional Class (FC) II or III and in stable clinical condition, were included in a 4-week cardiorespiratory training programme conducted in outpatient service...
November 30, 2016: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907454/menopause-is-associated-with-accelerated-lung-function-decline
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Kai Triebner, Bobette Matulonga, Ane Johannessen, Sandra Suske, Bryndís Benediktsdóttir, Pascal Demoly, Shyamali C Dharmage, Karl A Franklin, Judith Garcia Aymerich, José Antonio Gullón Blanco, Joachim Heinrich, Mathias Holm, Debbie Jarvis, Rain Jõgi, Eva Lindberg, Jesús Martínez Moratalla Rovira, Nerea Muniozguren Agirre, Isabelle Pin, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Luca Puggini, Chantal Raherison, José Luis Sánchez-Ramos, Vivi Schlünssen, Jordi Sunyer, Cecilie Svanes, Steinar Hustad, Bénédicte Leynaert, Francisco Gómez Real
RATIONALE: Menopause is associated with changes in sex hormones, which affect immunity, inflammation, and osteoporosis and may impair lung function. Lung function decline has not previously been investigated in relation to menopause. OBJECTIVES: To study whether lung function decline, assessed by forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume in one second, is accelerated in women who undergo menopause. METHODS: The population-based longitudinal European Community Respiratory Health Survey provided serum samples, spirometry and questionnaire data about respiratory and reproductive health from three study waves (N=1438)...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906721/preoperative-evaluation-and-preparation-of-the-morbidly-obese-patient
#3
Andreas B Böhmer, Frank Wappler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to familiarize with the most current findings regarding preoperative evaluation and preparation of morbidly obese patients prior to elective, noncardiac surgery. In the light of the increasing number of surgical patients being morbidly obese, the knowledge of evidence-based preoperative evaluation strategies is profound for a rational approach. RECENT FINDINGS: Preoperative evaluation should be carried out with sufficient time before the day of surgery to allow modification of the perioperative management...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906034/effect-on-attendance-by-including-focused-information-on-spirometry-in-preventive-health-checks-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lene Maria Ørts, Anders Løkke, Anne-Louise Bjerregaard, Helle Terkildsen Maindal, Annelli Sandbæk
BACKGROUND: Early detection of lung diseases can help to reduce their severity. Lung diseases are among the most frequently occurring and serious diseases worldwide; nonetheless, many patients remain undiagnosed. Preventive health checks including spirometry can detect lung diseases at early stages; however, recruitment for health checks remains a challenge, and little is known about what motivates the attendance. The aim of the study is to examine whether focused information on spirometry in the invitation compared to general information will impact the attendance rate in preventive health checks...
December 1, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904601/evaluation-effects-of-nebulized-gentamicin-in-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease
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Forogh Soltaninejad, Soleiman Kheiri, Roya Habibian, Arshia Amra, Shahin Asgari-Savadjani
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Exacerbation of COPD has negative effect on quality of life. Therapeutic effect of nebulized antibiotics in pulmonary infections has been reported previously. Hence, we evaluated the effect of nebulized gentamicin in acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this clinical trial study, 86 hospitalized patients with AECOPD were divided into two groups for using nebulized gentamicin twice daily (case group) and placebo (control group) for 5 days in addition to standard treatment...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904543/assessment-of-pulmonary-function-parameters-and-respiratory-symptoms-in-shipyard-workers-of-asaluyeh-city-iran
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Mashallah Aghilinejad, Elaheh Kabir-Mokamelkhah, Mohammad Hassan Nassiri-Kashani, Amir Bahrami-Ahmadi, Atefeh Dehghani
BACKGROUND: Workers in shipyard companies are exposed to different respiratory hazards. The present case-control study was designed to evaluate pulmonary function tests and respiratory symptoms among shipyard workers in Asaluyeh city in Southwest Iran. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Between March and October 2015 we recruited participants from two separate populations: shipyard workers as cases and office workers from the same shipyard company, who are not exposed to the same respiratory hazards, as controls...
2016: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904539/the-effect-of-renal-transplantation-on-respiratory-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#7
Sasan Tavana, Samaneh Mirzaei
BACKGROUND: There is evidence of musculoskeletal and respiratory involvement in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This is attributed to protein calorie imbalance that is caused by the disease process, and hemodialysis and is generally referred to as uremic myopathy. This results in calcification of respiratory muscles such as diaphragm and intercostal muscles. There are limited data about respiratory muscle strength in patients with CKD. We intended to evaluate the effect of kidney transplantation on respiratory muscles strength in patients with CKD...
2016: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902753/emphysema-distribution-and-diffusion-capacity-predict-emphysema-progression-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
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Janice M Leung, Andrea Malagoli, Antonella Santoro, Giulia Besutti, Guido Ligabue, Riccardo Scaglioni, Darlene Dai, Cameron Hague, Jonathon Leipsic, Don D Sin, Sf Paul Man, Giovanni Guaraldi
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema are common amongst patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We sought to determine the clinical factors that are associated with emphysema progression in HIV. METHODS: 345 HIV-infected patients enrolled in an outpatient HIV metabolic clinic with ≥2 chest computed tomography scans made up the study cohort. Images were qualitatively scored for emphysema based on percentage involvement of the lung...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900657/the-sawtooth-sign-is-predictive-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Michael H Bourne, Paul D Scanlon, Darrell R Schroeder, Eric J Olson
BACKGROUND: The sawtooth sign in spirometry is associated with redundant upper airway tissue and snoring, but its predictive value for identifying obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is disputed. We retrospectively assessed the predictive value of the spirometric sawtooth sign in terms of the odds ratio (OR) of association with a diagnosis of OSA compared to those without the sign. METHODS: Consecutive spirometry reports showing a sawtooth sign were identified from our laboratory...
November 29, 2016: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899011/nasal-lavage-blood-or-sputum-which-is-best-for-phenotyping-asthma
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Camyla F de Farias, Maria M F Amorim, Michel Dracoulakis, Lilian B Caetano, Ilka L Santoro, Ana L G Fernandes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Determination of asthma phenotypes, particularly inflammatory phenotypes, helps guide treatment and management of this heterogeneous disease. Induced sputum cytology has been the gold standard for determination of inflammatory phenotypes, but sputum induction is fairly invasive and technically challenging. Blood and nasal lavage cytology have been suggested as substitutes, but have not been fully verified. The aim of this study is to determine the accuracy of blood and nasal lavage cytometry as indicators of inflammatory phenotypes in asthma...
November 29, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899005/angle-%C3%AE-of-greater-than-80%C3%A2-at-the-start-of-spirometry-may-identify-high-quality-flow-volume-curves
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Ningfang Lian, Li Li, Weiying Ren, Zhilong Jiang, Lei Zhu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and European Respiratory Society (ERS) emphasize a satisfactory start in maximal expiratory flow-volume (MEFV) curves and highlight subjective parameters: performance without hesitation and expiration with maximum force. We described a new parameter, angle β for characterization of the start to the MEFV curve. METHODS: Subjects completed the MEFV curve at least three times and at least two curves met ATS/ERS quality...
November 29, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895274/disease-severity-prediction-by-spirometry-in-adults-with-visceral-leishmaniasis-from-minas-gerais-brazil
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Isabel A Maia, Frank S Bezerra, André Luis Pereira de Albuquerque, Heitor F Andrade, Valdir S Amato
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is associated with interstitial pneumonitis according to histology and radiology reports. However, studies to address the functional impact on respiratory function in patients are lacking. We assessed pulmonary function using noninvasive spirometry in a cross-sectional study of hospitalized adult VL patients from Minas Gerais, Brazil, without unrelated lung conditions or acute infections. Lung conditions were graded as normal, restrictive, obstructive, or mixed patterns, according to Brazilian consensus standards for spirometry...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894875/effect-of-bronchodilators-in-healthy-individuals-receiving-lumacaftor-ivacaftor-combination-therapy
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Gautham Marigowda, Fang Liu, David Waltz
In an open-label, single-center phase 1 pharmacokinetic study in healthy subjects who received lumacaftor (LUM) in combination with ivacaftor (IVA), review of spirometry data showed a transient decline in percent predicted forced expiratory volume in 1s (ppFEV1) within 4h of drug administration. An additional cohort of healthy subjects with normal baseline ppFEV1 values was studied to evaluate the ppFEV1 response to LUM/IVA administration and assess the effect of long-acting bronchodilators (LABDs) and short-acting bronchodilators (SABDs) on ppFEV1 response...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894507/do-simple-beside-lung-function-tests-predict-morbidity-after-rib-fractures
#14
Christopher A Butts, John J Brady, Sara Wilhelm, Laura Castor, Alicia Sherwood, Abby McCall, John Patch, Pamela Jones, Vicente Cortes, Adrian W Ong
BACKGROUND: We evaluated if incentive spirometry volume (ISV) and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) could predict acute respiratory failure (ARF) in patients with rib fractures. METHODS: Normotensive, co-operative patients were enrolled prospectively. ISV and PEFR were measured on admission, at 24 h and at 48 h by taking the best of three readings each time. The primary outcome, ARF, was defined as requiring invasive or noninvasive positive pressure ventilation...
November 19, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894292/reliability-of-breath-by-breath-spirometry-and-relative-flow-time-indices-for-pulmonary-function-testing-in-horses
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K Burnheim, K J Hughes, D L Evans, S L Raidal
BACKGROUND: Respiratory problems are common in horses, and are often diagnosed as a cause of poor athletic performance. Reliable, accurate and sensitive spirometric tests of airway function in resting horses would assist with the diagnosis of limitations to breathing and facilitate investigations of the effects of various treatments on breathing capacity. The evaluation of respiratory function in horses is challenging and suitable procedures are not widely available to equine practitioners...
November 28, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894269/prevalence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-and-its-relation-with-cardiovascular-risk-stratification-protocol-of-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases-and-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-varese-rocav-population-based-study
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F Gianfagna, G Veronesi, L Bertù, M Tozzi, A Tarallo, M M Ferrario, P Castelli
BACKGROUND: Recent meta-analyses suggested that screening program for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in 65-year old males is cost-effective at prevalence of about 1%. Since some events occur also in females and among the youngers, screening could be feasible among those at higher risk, such as smokers or individuals with a family history of AAA. The RoCAV (Risk of Cardiovascular diseases and abdominal aortic Aneurysms in Varese) Project is a population-based study aimed to evaluate AAA prevalence in Northern Italy in males over-65 years as well as among females and younger males, and to identify new markers for risk stratification by collecting a large set of CVD risk factors...
November 29, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891067/are-healthy-smokers-really-healthy
#17
REVIEW
Zijing Zhou, Ping Chen, Hong Peng
Cigarette smoke contains more than 4500 chemicals which have toxic, mutagenic and carcinogenic effects. Strong evidences have shown that current smokers take a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer than nonsmokers. However, less attention has been paid to the smoking induced abnormalities in the individuals defined as healthy smokers who are normal with spirometry, radiographic images, routine physical exam and categorized as healthy control group in many researches...
2016: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890994/quantitative-computed-tomography-imaging-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#18
REVIEW
Lalita Fernandes, Yasmin Fernandes, Anthony Menezes Mesquita
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous disease having small airway inflammation, emphysema, and pulmonary hypertension. It is now clear that spirometry alone cannot differentiate each component. Quantitative computed tomography (QCT) is increasingly used to quantify the amount of emphysema and small airway involvement in COPD. Inspiratory CT guides in assessing emphysema while expiratory CT identifies areas of air trapping which is a surrogate of small airway inflammation. By constructing a three-dimensional model of airways, we can also measure the airway wall thickness of segmental and subsegmental airways...
November 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890986/correlation-of-chest-computed-tomography-findings-with-dyspnea-and-lung-functions-in-post-tubercular-sequelae
#19
Ananya Panda, Ashu Seith Bhalla, Raju Sharma, Anant Mohan, Vishnu Sreenivas, Umasankar Kalaimannan, Ashish Dutt Upadhyay
AIMS: To study the correlation between dyspnea, radiological findings, and pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in patients with sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical history, chest computed tomography (CT), and PFT of patients with post-TB sequelae were recorded. Dyspnea was graded according to the Modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) scale. CT scans were analyzed for fibrosis, cavitation, bronchiectasis, consolidation, nodules, and aspergilloma...
November 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888992/il-17-protein-levels-in-both-induced-sputum-and-plasma-are-increased-in-stable-but-not-acute-asthma-individuals-with-obesity
#20
Jian-Hui Chen, Ling Qin, Ying-Ying Shi, Jun-Tao Feng, Yu-Long Zheng, Yu-Feng Wan, Chuan-Qin Xu, Xiao-Mei Yang, Cheng-Ping Hu
BACKGROUND: Obesity worsens asthma control partly through enhanced airway neutrophilia, altered lung mechanics and comorbidities, including obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease and depression. Although controversial, obesity may also cause poorer outcomes in acute asthma. IL-17 is associated with neutrophilic inflammation, steroid resistance and severe asthma, but its importance in the association between asthma and obesity is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of IL-17 in obese asthma in both acute and stable settings...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
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