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Ian Woolhouse, Lesley Bishop, Liz Darlison, Duneesha de Fonseka, Anthony Edey, John Edwards, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Dean A Fennell, Steve Holmes, Keith M Kerr, Apostolos Nakas, Tim Peel, Najib M Rahman, Mark Slade, Jeremy Steele, Selina Tsim, Nick A Maskell
The full guideline for the investigation and management of malignant pleural mesothelioma is published in Thorax . The following is a summary of the recommendations and good practice points. The sections referred to in the summary refer to the full guideline.
2018: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
A I Mirulla, L Bragonzoni, S Zaffagnini, M Bontempi, V Nigrelli, T Ingrassia
INTRODUCTION: Traditional prosthetic solutions expose the amputee to numerous problems that limit his ability to safely perform the normal activities of daily life. In order to eliminate the problems related to the use of the traditional prosthesis with socket, a new technique was developed for fixing the prosthesis to the amputees based on the principle of osseointegration. The aim of this paper is to study and analyze the stress distribution on the interface between a trans-humeral osseointegrated prosthetic implant and the residual bone, identifying the most stressed areas and thus foreseeing possible failure phenomena of the entire prosthetic system and, after, to compare the stress distribution on three different prosthetic designs that differ from each other for some geometric characteristics...
March 7, 2018: Injury
Ian Woolhouse, Nick A Maskell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Thorax
Ashnish Sinha, Tom Porter, Andrew Wilson
BACKGROUND: Online health discussion forums are used by different patient groups for sharing advice and information. Chronic cough is a common problem, and people with chronic cough use online health forums alongside formal medical therapies. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess how chronic cough sufferers use online health forums, including the treatment advice they share with one another and the possible clinical uses of online forums in chronic cough...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
D E S Larenas Linnemann, B E Del Río Navarro, J A Luna Pech, J Romero Lombard, J Villaverde Rosas, M C Cano Salas, M Fernández Vega, J A Ortega Martell, E C López Estrada, J L Mayorga Butrón, J Salas Hernández, J C Vázquez García, I Ortiz Aldana, M H Vargas Becerra, M Bedolla Barajas, N Rodríguez Pérez, A Aguilar Aranda, C A Jiménez González, C García Bolaños, C Garrido Galindo, D A Mendoza Hernández, E Mendoza López, G López Pérez, G H Wakida Kuzonoki, H H Ruiz Gutiérrez, H León Molina, H Martínez de la Lanza, H Stone Aguilar, J Gómez Vera, J Olvera Salinas, J J Oyoqui Flores, J L Gálvez Romero, J S Lozano Saenz, J I Salgado Gama, M A Jiménez Chobillon, M A García Avilés, M P Guinto Balanzar, M A Medina Ávalos, R Camargo Angeles, R García Torrentera, S Toral Freyre, G Montes Narvaez, H Solorio Gómez, J Rosas Peña, S J Romero Tapia, A Reyes Herrera, F Cuevas Schacht, J Esquer Flores, J A Sacre Hazouri, L Compean Martínez, P J Medina Sánchez, S Garza Salinas, C Baez Loyola, I Romero Alvarado, J L Miguel Reyes, L E Huerta Espinosa, M Á Correa Flores, R Castro Martínez
BACKGROUND: With the availability of high-quality asthma guidelines worldwide, one possible approach of developing a valid guideline, without re-working the evidence, already analysed by major guidelines, is the ADAPTE approach, as was used for the development of National Guidelines on asthma. METHODS: The guidelines development group (GDG) covered a broad range of experts from medical specialities, primary care physicians and methodologists. The core group of the GDG searched the literature for asthma guidelines 2005 onward, and analysed the 11 best guidelines with AGREE-II to select three mother guidelines...
December 26, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
Claire L Shovlin, Robin Condliffe, James W Donaldson, David G Kiely, Stephen J Wort
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are structurally abnormal vascular communications that provide a continuous right-to-left shunt between pulmonary arteries and veins. Their importance stems from the risks they pose (>1 in 4 patients will have a paradoxical embolic stroke, abscess or myocardial infarction while life-threatening haemorrhage affects 1 in 100 women in pregnancy), opportunities for risk prevention, surprisingly high prevalence and under-appreciation, thus representing a challenging condition for practising healthcare professionals...
December 2017: Thorax
Charles S Haworth, R Andres Floto
The new BTS Guidelines for the management of non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease combine the best available evidence with expert consensus to generate a set of pragmatic Guidelines, published as a supplement to this issue of Thorax, to assist in the management of these challenging infections.
November 2017: Thorax
Jay Suntharalingam, Tom Wilkinson, Joseph Annandale, Claire Davey, Rhea Fielding, Daryl Freeman, Michael Gibbons, Maxine Hardinge, Sabrine Hippolyte, Vikki Knowles, Cassandra Lee, William MacNee, Jacqueline Pollington, Vandana Vora, Trefor Watts, Meme Wijesinghe
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the quality standards document is to provide healthcare professionals, commissioners, service providers and patients with a guide to standards of care that should be met for home oxygen provision in the UK, together with measurable markers of good practice. Quality statements are based on the British Thoracic Society (BTS) Guideline for Home Oxygen Use in Adults. METHODS: Development of BTS Quality Standards follows the BTS process of quality standard production based on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence process manual for the development of quality standards...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
Katherine Myall, Heather June Milburn
In 2010, the British Thoracic Society (BTS) published guidelines on the management of tuberculosis infection and disease in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) [1] in response to physicians' concerns about the challenges encountered in treating this complex patient group. Later in 2010, we summarised the main messages from these Guidelines for readers of this journal.[2].
August 24, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
Andrew Menzies-Gow, Gavin Chiu
Perceptions of asthma control often vary between patients and physicians. This cross-sectional survey provided UK-specific data on actual and perceived asthma control in patients (18-75 years) attending routine asthma reviews in primary, secondary and tertiary settings. Differences between healthcare professionals' (HCP) and patients' perceptions of asthma control were evaluated via an online questionnaire and compared to a control-the validated asthma control test (ACT)-which patients completed. Treated patients (at least a short acting ß-agonist) with a documented diagnosis of asthma were enroled and consented within a month of their last appointment...
August 11, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
Stuart McPherson, Ahmed M Elsharkawy, Michael Ankcorn, Samreen Ijaz, James Powell, Ian Rowe, Richard Tedder, Peter A Andrews
The incidence and prevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection has increased in many developed countries over the last decade, predominantly due to infection with genotype 3 (G3) HEV. Infection with HEV G3 is important in transplant recipients because it can persist in immunosuppressed individuals, leading if untreated to the development of chronic hepatitis and significant liver fibrosis. The British Transplantation Society (BTS) has developed Guidelines for "Hepatitis E & Solid Organ Transplantation" to inform clinical teams and patients about hepatitis E, to help increase the recognition of persistent hepatitis E infection, and to provide clear guidance on its management...
August 9, 2017: Transplantation
Lauren April Brown, Andrea M Mitchell, Tim J Mitchell
Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae), otherwise known as 'the pneumococcus', is a fascinating microbe that continues to pose a significant problem to public health. Currently there are no specific National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) or British Thoracic Society (BTS) clinical guidelines referring to the treatment of invasive pneumococcal infection. NICE clinical guidelines suggest the use of lytic β-lactam antibiotic regimens for the management of community-acquired pneumonia and bacterial meningitis; infections for which S...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Richard Green, Mark T Macmillan, Theofano Tikka, Lorna Bruce, John T Murchison, Iain J Nixon
BACKGROUND: The management of pulmonary nodules is challenging; unfortunately, little is known about the incidence and significance of pulmonary nodules in patients with head and neck cancer. METHODS: A review was conducted of 400 consecutive patients with head and neck cancer. Imaging was reviewed to identify the incidence of nodules and patient, tumor, and radiological factors associated with the risk of malignancy. RESULTS: Nodules were found in 58% of patients, with a malignant rate of 6%...
July 25, 2017: Head & Neck
Kimberley Hackett
Essential facts Oxygen is one of the most commonly used drugs in emergency medicine and before publication of the first British Thoracic Society (BTS) 2008 guideline, emergency departments and ambulance services gave oxygen to almost all breathless or seriously ill patients.
July 13, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
Maria Apfelbeck, Tobias Grimm, Alexander Kretschmer, Alexander Buchner, Birte-Swantje Schneevoigt, Friedrich Jokisch, Markus Grabbert, Gerald Schulz, Christian G Stief, Alexander Karl
PURPOSE: As the use of fluorescence endoscopy is recommended today by different guidelines during the follow-up of high-grade non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer, the aim of this study is to analyze whether the multiple use of hexylaminolevulinate (HAL) for TUR-BT can be performed safely within the same patient over a time interval. METHODS: Data of patients diagnosed and treated with HAL-TUR-B at our institute between 2008 and 2013 were analyzed. Special interest was given to side effects observed during the instillation of the substance, on the whole day of the instillation and during the entire hospital stay...
June 27, 2017: Urologic Oncology
Nguyen Hoang Lam, Hui-Ho Jeong, Su-Dong Kang, Dae-Jin Kim, Mi-Jo Ju, Toshihiro Horiguchi, Hyeon-Seo Cho
A simultaneous monitoring study on organotins (butyltins and phenyltins) and most frequently used alternative antifouling biocides (Irgarol 1051, Diuron, Sea-Nine 211 and M1) in water and sediments (n=44) collected from three Special Management Sea Areas operated by Korean government. The lower concentration of butyltins (BTs) than that of new antifouling biocides (NEW) was found in water but the significant greater concentration of BTs than that of NEW was still found in sediments. The tributyltin (TBT) levels in water exceeded the chronic criterion to protect seawater aquatic life at several sites...
June 13, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
B R O'Driscoll, L S Howard, J Earis, V Mak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Thorax
John K Field, Michael W Marcus, Matthijs Oudkerk
The National Lung Cancer Screening trial (NLST) demonstrated that individuals assigned to the LDCT screening arm had a 20% lower mortality than those who were assigned to the conventional chest radiography. The NLST was thoroughly analyzed by the US Preventive Task Force on CT Screening and they recommended that lung cancer screening should be implemented. A number of other countries have also recommended implementation, whilst others are awaiting the outcome of the NELSON Trial. However, recommendations for the management of CT screen detected nodules have only recently had any clarity...
February 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
Ali Rezaie, Michelle Buresi, Anthony Lembo, Henry Lin, Richard McCallum, Satish Rao, Max Schmulson, Miguel Valdovinos, Salam Zakko, Mark Pimentel
OBJECTIVES: Breath tests (BTs) are important for the diagnosis of carbohydrate maldigestion syndromes and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). However, standardization is lacking regarding indications for testing, test methodology and interpretation of results. A consensus meeting of experts was convened to develop guidelines for clinicians and research. METHODS: Pre-meeting survey questions encompassing five domains; indications, preparation, performance, interpretation of results, and knowledge gaps, were sent to 17 clinician-scientists, and 10 attended a live meeting...
May 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Carolina Oliveira de Santana, Taíse Bomfim de Jesus, William Moura de Aguiar, Washington de Jesus Sant'anna Franca-Rocha, Carlos Alberto Caroso Soares
In this study, an analysis was performed on the concentrations of the trace elements Al, As, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, V, and Zn in muscle of two carnivorous and one planktivorous fish species collected at Todos os Santos Bay (BTS). The accumulation order of the trace elements in Lutjanus analis was Al >Zn >Fe >Cr >Ba >Ni. In Cetengraulis edentulus, the order was Al >Fe >Zn >Cr >Ni >Mn >As. In the species Diapterus rhombeus, the order was Al >Fe >Zn >Cr >Ni >Mn >Cd...
March 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
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