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Jayawardane Pradeepa - - 2012
Respiratory failure in acute organophosphate (OP) poisoning can occur early and also relatively late in the clinical course, and the pathophysiology of respiratory failure at these different phases may have important clinical implications. Objective. To compare the electrophysiological findings in patients with early and late respiratory failure following acute OP ...
Albright Joslyn M - - 2012
To determine whether the graded severity of smoke inhalation is reflected by the acute pulmonary inflammatory response to injury. In a prospective observational study, we assessed the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid for both leukocyte differential and concentration of 28 cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors. Results were then compared to the graded ...
Guimarães Fernando S - - 2012
Although respiratory physical therapy is considered fundamental in the treatment of hypersecretive patients, there is little evidence of its physiological and therapeutic effects in bronchiectasis patients. To evaluate the acute physiological effects of ELTGOL and Flutter VRP1® in dynamic and static lung volumes in patients with bronchiectasis and, secondarily, to ...
Monteiro Larissa - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Levodopa is considered the gold standard therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD). Aspiration pneumonia is the most frequent cause of death among PD patients. Asymptomatic respiratory impairment can be detected even in the initial stages of the disease course; however, there is no conclusive evidence regarding the efficacy of levodopa, ...
Ouanes-Besbes Lamia - - 2012
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the performance of NT-proBNP levels, plasma protein concentration, hematocrit, and fluid balance for the preceding 24 h in predicting the outcome of the two steps of weaning: (1) spontaneous breathing trial (SBT), (2) extubation. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of 143 patients who were ...
Baek Se-Jin - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Incidental visualization of indeterminate pulmonary nodules is considered a clinical dilemma. METHODS: We identified patients for inclusion in this study by searching for the term "indeterminate nodules" in the radiology database of rectal cancer patients who underwent surgery. Patients with definite metastatic disease were excluded. RESULTS: In total, 224 ...
Radunovic Zoran - - 2012
We examined right ventricular (RV) and ascending pulmonary artery (PA1) dimensions in adults with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). The survey included 99 adults with OI divided in 3 clinical types (I, III, and IV) and 52 controls. RV and PA1 dimensions were measured by echocardiography and indexed for body surface area. ...
Zuo Xiang-Rong - - 2012
Although intravenous adenosine is recommended for acute vasodilator testing in patients with pulmonary hypertension, long-term outcomes in acute responders treated with calcium channel blockers (CCBs) who are identified by adenosine remain unknown. In this study, the value of adenosine for identifying long-term responders to CCBs was investigated in patients with ...
Dyer F - - 2012
The effect of ambulatory oxygen use during pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has not yet been clearly established, but many studies have shown benefit from oxygen acutely. Two small studies to date demonstrated no clear benefit when oxygen was used in patients who desaturated on exertion during a PR programme. One study ...
Spoel Marjolein - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Survival rates of patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) have improved to up to 80%. Little is known about long-term consequences of the disease and its treatment. We evaluated lung function and respiratory symptoms longitudinally in a previously studied cohort of CDH patients and age-matched non-CDH patients who underwent ...
Rossi C - - 2012
Background and purpose:  Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) is a potential tool to improve motor deficits in chronic stroke patients. Safety and efficacy of this procedure in acute stroke patients have not yet been addressed. Methods:  We performed in our stroke unit a single-centre randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study to investigate ...
O'Kelly Noel - - 2012
To establish the short term outcomes of heart failure (HF) patients in the community who have concurrent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We evaluated 783 patients (27.2%) with left ventricular systolic dysfunction under the care of a regional nurse-led community HF team between June 2007 and June 2010 through a ...
Montani David - - 2012
The French pulmonary hypertension (PH) registry allows the survey of epidemiological trends. Isolated cases of precapillary PH have been reported in patients who have chronic myelogenous leukemia treated with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor dasatinib. This study was designed to describe incident cases of dasatinib-associated PH reported in the French PH ...
Zimmermann Matthias - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Lung cancer represents a major healthcare problem. Accordingly, there is an urgent need to identify serum biomarkers for early diagnosis of lung pathology. We have recently described that patients with manifest COPD evidence elevated levels of heat shock proteins (HSPs). Based on these data, we speculated whether HSPs are ...
Hartman J E - - 2012
Residual Volume measured by body plethysmography is a routine measurement in clinical pulmonary practice and is often an important outcome variable in clinical trials. However, it is not known which size of improvement can be regarded as being important in severe emphysema patients. Therefore, the aim of the study is ...
Castenmiller P H - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of coil embolization of the insufficient ovarian vein (IOV) on varices of the lower limb (VLL). METHOD: From December 2005 until May 2008, we selected all patients with phlebograms that were performed in our hospital to confirm the diagnosis of insufficiency of the ovarian vein. ...
Reddy Taryn L - - 2012
Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) is a rare condition characterised by predominantly upper lobe pleural and subjacent parenchymal fibrosis, the latter being intra-alveolar with accompanying elastosis of the alveolar walls. The aim of this study was to review cases fulfilling published imaging and histological criteria, and identify any common clinical features that ...
Penaloza Andrea - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: PERC rule was created to rule out pulmonary embolism (PE) without further exams, with residual PE risk<2%. Its safety is currently not confirmed in high PE prevalence populations even when combined with low clinical probability assessed by revised Geneva score (RGS). As PERC rule and RGS are 2 similar ...
Andersen Charlotte U - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an important complication to interstitial lung disease (ILD). The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and impact of PH on prognosis and exercise capacity in ILD patients. METHODS: 212 ILD patients were screened for PH by echocardiography. Criteria for PH were ...
Swanson Jordan W - - 2012
The Haller Index (HI) has become standard for determining the severity of pectus excavatum. We compared patterns of cardiopulmonary dysfunction and their relationship with HI in patients with pectus excavatum. We performed cardiopulmonary exercise testing and chest computed tomography scans on 90 patients with pectus excavatum deformities at a regional ...
Huang Shu-Chien - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary artery sling is frequently associated with tracheal and/or bronchial stenosis. A number of patients receive only re-implantation or relocation of the left pulmonary artery (LPA) while other patients may require tracheoplasty for stenosis of the airway. This study used computer tomography (CT) scans for the evaluation of airways ...
Lellouche François - - 2012
The impact of humidification devices on ventilatory and arterial blood gases parameters during noninvasive ventilation (NIV) remains controversial. The aim of the study was to compare the short-term impact of heat and moisture exchangers (HMEs) and heated humidifiers (HHs) during NIV for either hypercapnic or hypoxemic acute respiratory failure. Consecutive ...
Mathew Stephanie D - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize the clinical features of relapsing polychondritis (RPC) within the Department of Defense beneficiary population and determine the utility of echocardiography, imaging studies, and pulmonary function testing for diagnosis and monitoring disease. METHODS: We performed a retrospective Electronic Medical Record chart review ...
Grunebaum Eyal - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Inherited defects in the function of adenosine deaminase (ADA) cause severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and affect many other cells and tissues. OBJECTIVES: We sought to characterize the frequency and features of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) in patients with ADA deficiency. METHODS: Clinical and laboratory features of all patients with ...
Graat-Verboom Lidwien - - 2012
The prevalence of osteoporosis is high in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The gold standard for the diagnosis of osteoporosis is bone mineral density (BMD) measurements as assessed by dual energy absorptiometry (DXA) scanning as well as vertebral fractures as assessed by instant vertebral assessment (IVA). The aim of ...
Takatsuki Shinichi - - 2012
This study aimed to investigate the safety, tolerability, and effects of tadalafil on children with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) after transition from sildenafil or after tadalafil received as initial therapy. A total of 33 pediatric patients with PAH were retrospectively evaluated. Of the 33 patients, 29 were switched from sildenafil ...
Shi-Yi Liu - - 2012
PURPOSE: To evaluate retrospectively the incidence, predictive factors, and management of acute pancreatitis which develops following placement of duodenal stents in patients with malignant gastroduodenal obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Among 242 patients with symptomatic malignant gastroduodenal obstruction successfully treated with duodenal stent placement, acute pancreatitis occurred in 10 patients (4.1%) ...
Ren Shaohua - - 2012
The aim of the prospective study was to explore the safety and effectiveness of external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in three patients with biopsy proven primary pulmonary amyloidosis, including two tracheobronchial amyloidosis patients and one primary parenchymal amyloidosis patient. All three patients were treated to 24Gy in 12 fractions utilizing ...
Santis Maria De - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is thought to play an important role in systemic sclerosis (SSc) pathogenesis. It was found to be upregulated in the serum and in the affected skin of scleroderma patients. However, its involvement in scleroderma lung disease is not clear. This study aimed to evaluate ...
Zhang Jun - - 2012
SUMMARY AT A GLANCE: Plasma brain natriuretic peptide levels decreased rapidly in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, after intravenous therapy with a diuretic and a vasodilator, and the treatment did not impair the health status of these patients. ABSTRACT: Background and objective:   Plasma concentrations of ...
Steinacher Richard - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) criteria (FEV1/FVC <70%) are extensively used for diagnosis of chronic obstructive lung disease in heart failure (HF). The American Thoracic Society (ATS)/European Respiratory Society (ERS) recommends the use of age- and gender-specific lower limit of normal (LLN) for FEV1/FVC. We compared ...
Caglar Ilker Murat - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The electrical activity of atria can be demonstrated by P waves on surface electrocardiogram (ECG). Atrial electromechanical delay (AEMD) measured with tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) echocardiography can be a useful non-invasive method for evaluating atrial conduction features. We investigated whether AEMD is prolonged in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary ...
Karakitsos Dimitrios - - 2012
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Sildenafil decreases pulmonary vascular resistance index (PVRI), in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). We investigated sildenafils' effects on central hemodynamics of mechanically ventilated patients with WHO group-III PH and RV failure necessitating dobutamine administration. METHODS: Prospective non-controlled study involving 12 (9 males, 59±4years old), patients with the above characteristics. ...
Sfriso Paolo - - 2012
Several studies have focused on the antifibrotic potential of the Th1 cytokine IFN-γ-1b through suppression of Th2 fibrogenic functions. It has been reported that IFN-γ induces the production of CXCL11 in the lung and plasma of patients with lung-fibrosis. The aim of the present study was to determine whether the ...
Speggiorin Simone - - 2012
Congenital tracheal stenoses are rare and life-threatening anomalies, associated with considerable variation in both morphology and prognosis. They have been classified previously according to the length of the stenosis or the severity of the symptoms, but not according to bronchial involvement. Data from patients who underwent slide tracheoplasty for long-segment ...
Aquino Valério R - - 2012
Emerging reports have associated chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD) with invasive aspergillosis (IA), particularly in patients treated with mechanical ventilation and/or corticosteroids. This is a multicentre study in which COPD patients demonstrating a new lung infiltrate while being mechanically ventilated were prospectively evaluated for the presence of IA. From the ...
Liu Xinjuan - - 2012
To estimate the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and its clinical relevance with other manifestations in Chinese patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). A prospective cross-sectional study of 205 Chinese patients with SSc was conducted at Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH). GER was diagnosed as mild heartburn or regurgitation ≥2 ...
Hsu Che-Hao - - 2012
Beat-to-beat heart rate variability (HRV) is caused by the fluctuating balance of sympathetic and parasympathetic tone. The Poincaré plot has been used to evaluate HRV. In this study, we validate that this new method may qualitatively and quantitatively assess the sympathovagal fluctuation in patients during induction of anesthesia with sevoflurane. ...
Ruangsetakit C - - 2012
Introduction: We aimed to study the outcomes of permanent inferior vena cava (IVC) filter implantation in Thai patients. Methods: This was a retrospective study of 28 patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) who underwent prophylactic implantation of IVC filters for fatal pulmonary embolism (PE) between January 2005 and June 2008. ...
Matsumoto Hisako - - 2012
Background: The character or timing of chronic cough is considered to be unpredictable for diagnosing its cause. However, the associations of cough triggers with cough pathophysiology remains unknown. Methods: We developed a closed questionnaire listing 18 triggers that were reported by ≥1% of 213 patients in a retrospective survey. Using ...
Jia Chong-Fu - - 2012
This study aimed to analyze patients with unsuspected pulmonary embolism (PE) in coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) and to draw some conclusions regarding their characteristics. All patients suspected of coronary heart disease undergoing CCTA between May 2006 and December 2010 were prospectively analyzed. Patients with previous or suspected current PE ...
LeTourneau Jennifer L - - 2012
To compare the extravascular lung water index and other markers of disease severity in patients with acute lung injury vs. patients at risk for development of acute lung injury and to determine their ability to predict progression to acute lung injury in patients at risk. Extravascular lung water index, dead ...
Rocha Alessandra - - 2012
To measure airway resistance with the interrupter resistance (Rint) technique in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and to determine whether Rint values correlate with spirometric parameters, as well as to evaluate the accuracy of the Rint technique in determining the airway response to a bronchodilator. This was a cross-sectional study ...
Fregonezi Guilherme - - 2012
To evaluate the magnitude of diurnal changes in the parameters of pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength/endurance in a sample of patients with COPD. A group of 7 patients underwent spirometry, together with determination of MIP and MEP, at two distinct times (between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. and between 4:30 ...
Tyagi Pankaj - - 2012
Portal hypertension is known to cause esophageal varices, gastric varices and portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG). The prevalence of gastric varices and PHG is known to increase after eradication of esophageal varices. PHG includes the presence of a mucosal mosaic pattern, cherry red spots, and/or black-brown spots and gastric vascular ectasia ...
Magnussen Helgo - - 2012
Interlobar fissure integrity has previously correlated with responsiveness to endobronchial lung volume reduction therapy in patients with advanced emphysema. This report summarises the effect of interlobar fissure integrity on responses to treatment with a novel endoscopic tissue sealant (AeriSeal emphysematous lung sealant (ELS)) that collapses hyperinflated lung. Fissure status, lung ...
Choi Bo-Youn - - 2012
Right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) is associated with poor prognosis in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE). Echocardiography and computed tomography (CT)-angiography may be difficult to perform in a serial follow up, unlike electrocardiography (ECG). Many ECG findings specific for APE have been reported, and many studies have found that negative ...
Stampfl Ulrike - - 2012
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of superselective embolization in patients with late postpancreatectomy hemorrhage (PPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2002 and July 2010, 25 patients (19 men) with suspected late PPH (> 24 hours after the operation) were evaluated. The primary study endpoint was technical success, defined as complete ...
Lu Jingjing - - 2012
The aim of this study was to determine the rate of acute hydrocephalus in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) and evaluate its clinical prognosis and treatment options. We recruited 152 patients who had ruptured cerebral aneurysms between 2006 and 2010. Sequential CT scans were performed 24-72hours after haemorrhage to ...
Ohba Hisano - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The details of the clinical characteristics of patients with chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) have not been fully understood. METHOD: One hundred twenty-nine consecutive patients with isolation of Aspergillus species by culture from respiratory specimens who attended our hospital between October 2001 and September 2009 were enrolled. Patients diagnosed with ...
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