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Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in Asia: lessons gleaned from the South Korean outbreak
(Source: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)
Source: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - August 18, 2015 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Lim, P. L. Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Clinical and microbiological features of definite Mycobacterium gordonae pulmonary disease: the establishment of diagnostic criteria for low-virulence mycobacteria
Conclusion The time taken to detect a positive culture and subtype of the isolates could be used as the diagnostic criteria for definite M. gordonae pulmonary disease. (Source: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)
Source: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - August 18, 2015 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Morimoto, K., Kazumi, Y., Shiraishi, Y., Yoshiyama, T., Murase, Y., Ikushima, S., Kurashima, A., Kudoh, S., Goto, H., Maeda, S. Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Clinical Effects of a Longer Duration of Polymyxin B‐Immobilized Fiber Column Direct Hemoperfusion Therapy for Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
Abstract Polymyxin B‐immobilized fiber column direct hemoperfusion (PMX‐DHP) therapy is widely used for the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock, and is generally performed for 2 h. Although previous studies demonstrated the efficacy of PMX‐DHP therapy, it currently remains unclear whether its optimal duration is 2 h. This retrospective study analyzed 37 patients with septic shock who showed a poor clinical response to 2 h of PMX‐DHP, and underwent a longer duration of this therapy. The mean duration of PMX‐DHP therapy was 15.8 ± 7.9 h, and none of the patients developed adverse events, which ...
Source: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis - August 18, 2015 Category: Hematology Authors: Chizuru Yamashita, Yoshitaka Hara, Naohide Kuriyama, Tomoyuki Nakamura, Osamu Nishida Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The role of the Child Death Overview Panel in improving outcomes for children
Being involved in the death of a child can be one of the most distressing and challenging experiences we face as paediatricians; conversely it can also be incredibly satisfying and rewarding. It is however inevitable in whatever area we practise, and whatever our level of training. Whether it is withdrawal of care in a premature baby on the neonatal unit, an “expected” death of a child with complex needs at home, or an adolescent in cardio-respiratory arrest who does not survive, we will often question whether anything could have been done differently? Could the death have been prevented? What lessons can be learned? A...
Source: Paediatrics and Child Health - August 18, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Caroline Rodrick Tags: Personal practice Source Type: research

Reduced immune responses in chimeric mice engrafted with bone marrow cells from mice with airways inflammation
Conclusions Dendritic cells developing from bone marrow progenitors during airways inflammation are altered such that daughter cells have reduced antigen priming capabilities. (Source: Inflammation Research)
Source: Inflammation Research - August 18, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: research

False normal Lung Clearance Index in infants with cystic fibrosis due to software algorithms
ConclusionWe recommend the use of the manual modus for the analysis of MBW outcomes in infants in order to obtain more accurate results. This will allow appropriate use of infant lung function results for clinical and scientific purposes. Pediatr Pulmonol. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Pediatric Pulmonology)
Source: Pediatric Pulmonology - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Pinelopi Anagnostopoulou, Sophie Yammine, Anne Schmidt, Insa Korten, Elisabeth Kieninger, Ines Mack, Daniel Trachsel, Gaudenz Hafen, Alexander Moeller, Carmen Casaulta, Philipp Latzin Tags: Original Article: Cystic Fibrosis Source Type: research

Upcoming events of interest
(Source: Pediatric Pulmonology)
Source: Pediatric Pulmonology - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Upcoming Events Source Type: research

Dose-finding evaluation of once-daily treatment with olodaterol, a novel long-acting β 2 -agonist, in patients with asthma: results of a parallel-group study and a crossover study
Background: Olodaterol is a novel, inhaled long-acting β 2 -agonist (LABA) with >24-hour duration of action investigated in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Methods: Two multicentre studies examined the efficacy and safety of 4 weeks’ once-daily (QD) olodaterol (2, 5, 10 and 20 μg, with background inhaled corticosteroids) in patients with asthma. One randomised, double-blind, parallel-group study (1222.6; 296 patients) administered treatment in the morning. Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) were performed pre-dose (trough) and ≤3 hours post-dose (weeks 1 and 2), and ≤6 hours ...
Source: Respiratory Research - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Paul O¿ByrneTony D¿UrzoEkkehard BeckMatja¿ Fle¿arMartina GahlemannLorna HartZuzana BlahovaRobert ToorawaKai-Michael Beeh Source Type: research

Vaccines to prevent pneumonia in children–a developing country perspective
(Source: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews)
Source: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jacquie N. Oliwa, Ben J. Marais Source Type: research

Diagnostic Methods in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
Diagnosing primary ciliary dyskinesia is difficult. With no reference standard, a combination of tests is needed; most tests require expensive equipment and specialist scientists. We review the advances in diagnostic testing over the past hundred years, with emphasis on recent advances. We particularly focus on use of high-speed video analysis, transmission electron microscopy, nasal nitric oxide and genetic testing. We discuss the international efforts that are in place to advance the evidence base for diagnostic tests. (Source: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews)
Source: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jane S Lucas, Tamara Paff, Patricia Goggin, Eric Haarman Source Type: research

The impact of birth weight on the level of lung function and lung function decline in the general adult population. The Inter99 study
Previous studies have reported an association between low birth weight and low adult lung function, but findings have not been consistent. The aim of this study was to investigate whether low birth weight is associated with both the level and the decline in adult lung function in general population. (Source: Respiratory Medicine CME)
Source: Respiratory Medicine CME - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sophie Baumann, Nina Skavlan Godtfredsen, Peter Lange, Charlotta Pisinger Source Type: research

All-case post-marketing surveillance of 1371 patients treated with pirfenidone for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Conclusions This post-marketing surveillance in Japan showed that pirfenidone was generally well tolerated in patients with IPF, including those with severe lung function impairment. (Source: Respiratory Investigation)
Source: Respiratory Investigation - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Delay in the diagnosis of tuberculosis
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2015 Source:Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia (English Edition) Author(s): M. Guimarães, O. Oliveira, C. Teixeira, A.R. Gaio, R. Duarte (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of Infrared Thermal Detection Systems for mass fever screening in a tropical healthcare setting
This study, conducted in Singapore, a tropical city, evaluates the accuracy of three different ITDS for fever detection compared with traditional oral thermometry and self-reporting in a clinical setting. (Source: Public Health)
Source: Public Health - August 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: M.R. Tay, Y.L. Low, X. Zhao, A.R. Cook, V.J. Lee Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]
Antibody against MERS Transmission EM of MERS-CoV. Image courtesy of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a severe infection of the lower respiratory tract caused by the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which has been responsible for over 1,300 human infections and 500 deaths since... (Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - August 18, 2015 Category: Science Tags: This Week in PNAS Source Type: research

Speed antibodies to counter emerging viruses [Microbiology]
The global population is continually at risk for the emergence or reemergence of deadly viruses. The Ebola virus epidemic of 2014–2015 involved a known virus emerging in a new area (1, 2). The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome outbreak in 2002–2003 involved a novel virus from a family previously only known... (Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - August 18, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Burton, D. R., Saphire, E. O. Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Anti-MERS coronavirus human neutralizing antibody [Microbiology]
In this study,... (Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - August 18, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Corti, D., Zhao, J., Pedotti, M., Simonelli, L., Agnihothram, S., Fett, C., Fernandez-Rodriguez, B., Foglierini, M., Agatic, G., Vanzetta, F., Gopal, R., Langrish, C. J., Barrett, N. A., Sallusto, F., Baric, R. S., Varani, L., Zambon, M., Perlman, S., Lan Tags: Biological Sciences Source Type: research

Innate Immunity and the Inter-exposure Interval Determine the Dynamics of Secondary Influenza Virus Infection and Explain Observed Viral Hierarchies
by Pengxing Cao, Ada W. C. Yan, Jane M. Heffernan, Stephen Petrie, Robert G. Moss, Louise A. Carolan, Teagan A. Guarnaccia, Anne Kelso, Ian G. Barr, Jodie McVernon, Karen L. Laurie, James M. McCaw Influenza is an infectious disease that primarily attacks the respiratory system. Innate immunity provides both a very early defense to influenza virus invasion and an effective control of viral growth. Previous modelling studies of virus–innate immune response interactions have focused on infection with a single virus and, while improving our understanding of viral and immune dynamics, have been unable to effectively evaluate...
Source: PLoS Computational Biology - August 18, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Pengxing Cao et al. Source Type: research

Pulse oximetry as a screening tool for detecting major congenital heart defects in Indian newborns
Conclusions Pulse oximetry is a sensitive screening tool for detecting major CHDs in Indian newborns. It adds significant value to the current practice of using clinical examination as a sole screening tool for detecting major CHDs. However, specificity of pulse oximetry was much lower in our study. Possible reasons for low specificity could be non-repetition of pulse oximetry in newborns with initial lower saturations, high prevalence of infections and respiratory issues in our cohort and use of non-motion tolerant oximeter. (Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition)
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition - August 18, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Saxena, A., Mehta, A., Ramakrishnan, S., Sharma, M., Salhan, S., Kalaivani, M., Juneja, R. Tags: Congenital heart disease, Echocardiography, Radiology, Clinical diagnostic tests, Radiology (diagnostics), Screening (epidemiology), Screening (public health) Original articles Source Type: research

International survey on periextubation practices in extremely preterm infants
Conclusions Periextubation practices vary considerably; decisions are frequently physician dependent and not evidence based. The definition of EF is variable and well-defined criteria for reintubation are rarely used. High-quality trials are required to inform guidelines and standardise periextubation practices. (Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition)
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition - August 18, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Al-Mandari, H., Shalish, W., Dempsey, E., Keszler, M., Davis, P. G., Sant'Anna, G. Tags: Epidemiologic studies, Childhood nutrition, Child health, Infant health, Neonatal and paediatric intensive care, Neonatal health, Neonatal intensive care, Mechanical ventilation Original articles Source Type: research

Comparison of Established Diagnostic Methodologies and a Novel Bacterial smpB Real-Time PCR Assay for Specific Detection of Haemophilus influenzae Isolates Associated with Respiratory Tract Infections [Bacteriology]
In this study, a novel real-time PCR diagnostic assay targeting the smpB gene was designed to detect all serogroups of H. influenzae. The assay was validated using a panel of well-characterized Haemophilus spp. Subsequently, 44 Haemophilus clinical isolates were collected, and 36 isolates were identified as H. influenzae using a gold standard methodology that combined the results of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization–time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and a fucK diagnostic assay. Using the novel smpB diagnostic assay, 100% concordance was observed with the gold standard, demonstrating a sensitiv...
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - August 18, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Reddington, K., Schwenk, S., Tuite, N., Platt, G., Davar, D., Coughlan, H., Personne, Y., Gant, V., Enne, V. I., Zumla, A., Barry, T. Tags: Bacteriology Source Type: research

Cohort Study of Airway Mycobiome in Adult Cystic Fibrosis Patients: Differences in Community Structure between Fungi and Bacteria Reveal Predominance of Transient Fungal Elements [Mycology]
This study compared the bacterial and fungal communities of sputum samples from a large cohort of 56 adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) during nonexacerbation periods and under continuous antibiotic treatment. Molecular fingerprinting based on single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) analysis revealed fundamental differences between bacterial and fungal communities. Both groups of microorganisms were taxonomically classified by identification of gene sequences (16S rRNA and internal transcript spacer), and prevalences of single taxa were determined for the entire cohort. Major bacterial pathogens were frequentl...
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - August 18, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kramer, R., Sauer-Heilborn, A., Welte, T., Guzman, C. A., Abraham, W.-R., Hofle, M. G. Tags: Mycology Source Type: research

Infectious Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Excretion and Serotype Variability Based on Live Virus Isolates from Patients in Saudi Arabia [Virology]
The newly emerged Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has infected at least 1,082 people, including 439 fatalities. So far, no empirical virus isolation study has been done to elucidate infectious virus secretion or serotype variability. Here, we used 51 respiratory samples from 32 patients with confirmed MERS-CoV infection for virus isolation in Vero B4 and Caco-2 cells. We found Caco-2 cells to significantly enhance isolation success over routinely used Vero cells. Isolation success correlated with viral RNA concentration and time after diagnosis as well as with the amount of IgA antibodies secreted i...
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - August 18, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Muth, D., Corman, V. M., Meyer, B., Assiri, A., Al-Masri, M., Farah, M., Steinhagen, K., Lattwein, E., Al-Tawfiq, J. A., Albarrak, A., Muller, M. A., Drosten, C., Memish, Z. A. Tags: Virology Source Type: research

Isothermal Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Directly from Respiratory Clinical Specimens [Bacteriology]
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a leading cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) across patient populations of all ages. We have developed a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay that enables rapid, low-cost detection of M. pneumoniae from nucleic acid extracts and directly from various respiratory specimen types. The assay implements calcein to facilitate simple visual readout of positive results in approximately 1 h, making it ideal for use in primary care facilities and resource-poor settings. The analytical sensitivity of the assay was determined to be 100 fg by testing serial dilutions of target DNA rangin...
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - August 18, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Petrone, B. L., Wolff, B. J., DeLaney, A. A., Diaz, M. H., Winchell, J. M. Tags: Bacteriology Source Type: research

Cladosporium Species Recovered from Clinical Samples in the United States [Mycology]
Cladosporium species are ubiquitous, saprobic, dematiaceous fungi, only infrequently associated with human and animal opportunistic infections. We have studied a large set of Cladosporium isolates recovered from clinical samples in the United States to ascertain the predominant species there in light of recent taxonomic changes in this genus and to determine whether some could possibly be rare potential pathogens. A total of 92 isolates were identified using phenotypic and molecular methods, which included sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region and a fragment of the large subunit (LSU) of the nuc...
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - August 18, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sandoval-Denis, M., Sutton, D. A., Martin-Vicente, A., Cano-Lira, J. F., Wiederhold, N., Guarro, J., Gene, J. Tags: Mycology Source Type: research

Contribution of CCK receptors to cardiovascular and respiratory effects of cholecystokinin in anesthetized rats
The study investigated the share of vagal input at infra- and supra-nodosal level and the contribution of CCK1 and CCK2 receptors to the cardiorespiratory responses produced by an intravenous injection of sulfated cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK-8) in anesthetized rats.This compound administered intravenously at a dose of 50 μg/kg induced short-lived decline in tidal volume and respiratory rate resulting in depression of minute ventilation. Midcervical vagotomy had no effect on CCK-8-evoked ventilatory changes, whereas supranodosal denervation abolished slowing down of breathing. (Source: Neuropeptides)
Source: Neuropeptides - August 18, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Katarzyna Kaczyńska, Małgorzata Szereda-Przestaszewska Source Type: research

Pharmacists' Knowledge and Attitudes towards Upper Respiratory Infections (URI) in Iran: A Cross Sectional Study.
Conclusion According to a high response rate for the question about efficiency of antibiotics prescription guidelines, reliable information on the appropriate use of antibiotics should be more widely available for pharmacists. PMID: 26282898 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials)
Source: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials - August 18, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eslami N, Eshraghi A, Vaseghi G, Mehdizadeh M, Masjedi M, Mehrpooya M Tags: Rev Recent Clin Trials Source Type: research

EGFR mutant allelic-specific imbalance assessment in routine samples of non-small cell lung cancer
In conclusion, EGFR-MASI is a significant event in NSCLC, specifically associated with EGFR exon 19 deletions. However, EGFR-MASI does not seem to play a role in predicting the response to first-generation EGFR small molecules inhibitors. (Source: Journal of Clinical Pathology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Pathology - August 18, 2015 Category: Pathology Authors: Malapelle, U., Vatrano, S., Russo, S., Bellevicine, C., de Luca, C., Sgariglia, R., Rocco, D., de Pietro, L., Riccardi, F., Gobbini, E., Righi, L., Troncone, G. Tags: Molecular genetics, Lung cancer (oncology), Lung cancer (respiratory medicine) Short report Source Type: research

Cystic fibrosis gene therapy: the first trial
In August, Archivist reported on a successful trial of new molecules that enhance function of cystic fibrosis (CF) transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein at an intracellular level (ADC doi:10.1136/archdischild-2015-309089). Hot on its heels comes a report of the first Phase 2b trial of another completely novel treatment: gene therapy, which involves transferring correct copies of CFTR DNA into lung epithelial cells, by administering it in a complex with cationic liposomes in nebulised form (Alton E et al. Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2015 doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(15)00245-3). The trial recruited 140 CF patient...
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - August 18, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Miscellanea Source Type: research

Severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome presenting with disseminated BCG infection
A 4-month-old boy presented with fever, lethargy and irritability on a background of faltering growth. He was pale, febrile, in respiratory distress. He had red papular skin lesions on torso and a large discharging ulcer at BCG inoculation site (administered shortly after birth) (figure 1). He was anaemic (haemoglobin 4.8 g/dL) and lymphopenic (1.16x109/L) with an elevated C-reactive protein (360 mg/L). Numerous hyperlucent lesions were found on skeletal survey, and ultrasound demonstrated hypoechoic lesions in liver and spleen (figure 2). Lymphocyte phenotyping revealed severe T- and NK-cell lymphopenia (15 T-cells/&...
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - August 18, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Fitzpatrick, P., Leonard, J., Twomey, E., Malone, A., Nademi, Z., Jackson, M., Abinun, M., Leahy, T. R., Gavin, P. J. Tags: Miscellanea Source Type: research

Question 1: Does vitamin D supplementation prevent acute lower respiratory tract infections in children?
Scenario A 5-year-old boy presents with a 4-day history of cough, fever and increased work of breathing. On auscultation, he has right-sided basal crepitations. A chest X-ray shows a right lower lobe pneumonia. He has a medical history of vitamin D deficiency; however, his mother informs you that his vitamin D levels are now normal. This is his second episode of pneumonia since birth. You wonder if there is any evidence to suggest that vitamin D supplementation will reduce his risk of further episodes of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI). Structured clinical question In a child with pneumonia (patient), does vitamin...
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - August 18, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ali, S. R., McDevitt, H. Tags: ADC Archimedes, Epidemiologic studies, Immunology (including allergy), Pneumonia (infectious disease), TB and other respiratory infections, Malnutrition, Radiology, Airway biology, Pneumonia (respiratory medicine), Clinical diagnostic tests, Radiology (di Source Type: research

Response to the Letter Entitled “Comments Concerning Comparison of Airway and Systemic Malondialdehyde Levels for Assessment of Oxidative Stress in Cystic Fibrosis”
(Source: Lung)
Source: Lung - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Objective Measurement of Cough Frequency During COPD Exacerbation Convalescence
This study of objective cough monitoring using the Hull Automated Cough Counter and Leicester Cough Monitor software confirms that this system has the ability to detect a significant decrease in cough frequency during AE-COPD convalescence. The ability to detect clinically meaningful change indicates a potential role in home monitoring of COPD patients. (Source: Lung)
Source: Lung - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Glycolytic Reprogramming Mediates Myofibroblast Differentiation and Promotes Lung Fibrosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Our data support the novel concept of glycolytic reprogramming in the pathogenesis of lung fibrosis and provide proof-of-concept that targeting this pathway may be efficacious in treating fibrotic disorders, such as IPF. PMID: 26284610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Xie N, Tan Z, Banerjee S, Cui H, Ge J, Liu RM, Bernard K, Thannickal VJ, Liu G Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Foreign Body Aspiration of a Press-through Package that Lodged Between the Vocal Cords.
PMID: 26284505 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lee HY, Choi SM Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Relapse Rate and Factors Related to Relapse in a 1-Year Follow-Up of Subjects Participating in a Smoking Cessation Program.
CONCLUSION: The relapse rate in a 1-y period was 51.4%. Similar to previous studies, alcohol intake presented a relapse risk. In subjects receiving drug treatment, planning support meetings more frequently and paying attention to adverse effects may increase the success of smoking cessation. PMID: 26286738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Koçak ND, Eren A, Boğa S, Aktürk ÜA, Öztürk ÜA, Arinç S, Şengül A Tags: Respir Care Source Type: research

Predictive Model of Hospital Admission for COPD Exacerbation.
CONCLUSIONS: This model can identify patients at high risk of hospital admission for COPD exacerbation in our setting. Further studies are needed to validate the model in different populations and settings. PMID: 26286737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Montserrat-Capdevila J, Godoy P, Marsal JR, Barbé F Tags: Respir Care Source Type: research

Albuterol Delivery via Facial and Tracheostomy Route in a Model of a Spontaneously Breathing Child.
CONCLUSIONS: The effect of changing the delivery route from face to tracheostomy was variable and depended on the delivery device and the breathing pattern. There is no advantage of using the assisted technique to enhance aerosol delivery. PMID: 26286736 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Cooper B, Berlinski A Tags: Respir Care Source Type: research

Electromyographic Manifestations of Fatigue Correlate With Pulmonary Function, 6-Minute Walk Test, and Time to Exhaustion in COPD.
CONCLUSIONS: The electromyographic manifestations of fatigue during sustained quadriceps contraction significantly correlated with disease severity and exercise tolerance in moderate to severe COPD. PMID: 26286735 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - August 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Boccia G, Dardanello D, Rinaldo N, Coratella G, Schena F, Rainoldi A Tags: Respir Care Source Type: research