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A meaningful life
Publication date: Available online 3 May 2016 Source:The Lancet Respiratory Medicine Author(s): Jennifer Thorley (Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine)
Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - May 5, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Excision of an intrapericardial immature teratoma in a 26-week premature neonate
We present a case of a 26 week premature newborn with an immature intrapericardial teratoma. The patient was transferred from an outside hospital for management of a large mediastinal mass causing respiratory insufficiency. The newborn was supported with the help of a large interdisciplinary team until day of life 22 when he underwent surgical excision. On follow up the infant is doing very well and is one of the youngest survivors to date. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - May 5, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Resting state of respiratory Complex I from Escherichia coli
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: FEBS Letters)
Source: FEBS Letters - May 5, 2016 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Nikolai Belevich, Marina Verkhovskaya Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

Palmitate-induced changes in energy demand cause reallocation of ATP supply in rat and human skeletal muscle cells
Publication date: Available online 3 May 2016 Source:Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics Author(s): Raid B. Nisr, Charles Affourtit Mitochondrial dysfunction has been associated with obesity-related muscle insulin resistance, but the causality of this association is controversial. The notion that mitochondrial oxidative capacity may be insufficient to deal appropriately with excessive nutrient loads is for example disputed. Effective mitochondrial capacity is indirectly, but largely determined by ATP-consuming processes because skeletal muscle energy metabolism is mostly controlled by ATP demand. Probin...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Bioenergetics - May 5, 2016 Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research

Predictors of survival in patients who underwent video‐assisted thoracic surgery talc pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion
ConclusionsWe identified previous chemotherapy or radiotherapy and poor performance status (ECOG 3 or 4) as significant predictors of OS after VATS talc pleurodesis. These prognostic factors can help surgeons select candidates for VATS pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion. (Source: Thoracic Cancer)
Source: Thoracic Cancer - May 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dong Woog Yoon, Jong Ho Cho, Yong Soo Choi, Jhingook Kim, Hong Kwan Kim, Jae Ill Zo, Young Mog Shim Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The interaction between breathing and swallowing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Abstract The aim of the study is to determine the association between respiratory swallow patterns in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. Furthermore, it aims to clarify the role of the dysphagia limit in defining the relationship between swallowing disorders and respiratory disorders. Functional rating scales were used to describe swallowing and respiratory function. Swallowing was observed using the dysphagia limit. Dysphagia limit is the volume at which a second or more swallows are required to swallow the whole bolus. Laryngeal and chest movement sensors, pulmonary function tests, submental, and dia...
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - May 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Nodular tracheobronchitis in a patient with lymphoma: An unusual presentation of viridans streptococcal respiratory tract infection
(Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - May 5, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Min A. Lee, Kyung Min Shin, Jae‐Kwang Lim, Seung Hyun Cho, Hye Jung Kim, Gab Chul Kim, So Mi Lee, Seung Soo Yoo Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

The role of an activity monitor in the objective evaluation of patients with pulmonary hypertension
Conclusion: Correlation between activity monitor data and 6MWD, most of SF‐36 sub‐group scores, MLHF scores and NEADL index scores suggest that activity monitor can be used in the evaluation of patients with PH. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - May 5, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gulfer Okumus, Goksen Kuran Aslan, Orhan Arseven, Gul Ongen, Halim Issever, Esen Kıyan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Psychological Characteristics of Patients with Asthma
Conclusions: Patients with asthma have relatively more inactivity, anergia, guilt, pessimism, nonspecific physical complaints, irrational fears and introvert. Patients with long‐standing asthma have less psychological distress, suggesting that learned to cope with his illness. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - May 5, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Emel Bulcun, Yakup Turkel, Omer Oguztürk, Ersel Dag, S. Visal Buturak, Aydanur Ekici, Mehmet Ekici Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Adherence to cpap therapy: Comparing the effect of three educational approaches in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea
Conclusion: Improving CPAP adherence is an ongoing challenge. The present study shows that a multi‐modality approach, using a combination of individual and group education using a slide presentation open for discussion resulted in improved therapy adherence. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - May 5, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Isabelle Delanote, Pascal Borzée, Catharina Belge, Bertien Buyse, Dries Testelmans Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Prevalence of overlap syndrome in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients without sleep apnea symptoms
Conclusions: The present findings support that high prevalence (58%) of OS in COPD patients without OSA symptoms is related to BMI. Therefore, sleep study should be considered in especially overweight or obese COPD patients, even in those without sleep apnea symptoms. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - May 5, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ozen K. Basoglu, Canan Gunduz, Mehmet Sezai Tasbakan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Intensity related changes of running economy in recreational level distance runners.
Conclusion: Running Economy, even assessed at low intensity, is strongly related to running performance in recreational athletes. Both calculation methods used (OC and CUC) are sensitive for monitoring intensity related changes of substrate utilization. RE values decreased with higher running intensity indicating an increase of anaerobic- and subsequent decrease of aerobic substrate utilization. PMID: 27139797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness)
Source: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness - May 4, 2016 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sports Med Phys Fitness Source Type: research

The Use of Breathing Exercises in the Treatment of Chronic, Non-Specific Low Back Pain.
Authors: Anderson BE, Huxel Bliven KC Abstract Research has demonstrated a relationship between poor core stability and back pain, with noted decreases in core muscle activity and spinal stabilization in those suffering from both acute and chronic conditions. This relationship has also led to studies examining differences in breathing patterns between persons with and without low back pain. Several authors have reported altered breathing patterns in persons with chronic, non-specific low back pain, including differences in lung capacity and diaphragm mechanics. These findings indicate a possible link between (a) re...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 4, 2016 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Hybrid Utrasound and MRI Acquisitions for High-Speed Imaging of Respiratory Organ Motion.
Authors: Preiswerk F, Toews M, Hoge WS, Chiou JG, Panych LP, Wells WM, Madore B Abstract Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging provides excellent image quality at a high cost and low frame rate. Ultrasound (US) provides poor image quality at a low cost and high frame rate. We propose an instance-based learning system to obtain the best of both worlds: high quality MR images at high frame rates from a low cost single-element US sensor. Concurrent US and MRI pairs are acquired during a relatively brief offine learning phase involving the US transducer and MR scanner. High frame rate, high quality MR imaging of respiratory ...
Source: MICCAI International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - May 4, 2016 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv Source Type: research

The Model [NiFe]-Hydrogenases of Escherichia coli.
Abstract In Escherichia coli, hydrogen metabolism plays a prominent role in anaerobic physiology. The genome contains the capability to produce and assemble up to four [NiFe]-hydrogenases, each of which are known, or predicted, to contribute to different aspects of cellular metabolism. In recent years, there have been major advances in the understanding of the structure, function, and roles of the E. coli [NiFe]-hydrogenases. The membrane-bound, periplasmically oriented, respiratory Hyd-1 isoenzyme has become one of the most important paradigm systems for understanding an important class of oxygen-tolerant enzymes,...
Source: Advances in Microbial Physiology - May 4, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sargent F Tags: Adv Microb Physiol Source Type: research

Nitrous Oxide Metabolism in Nitrate-Reducing Bacteria: Physiology and Regulatory Mechanisms.
Abstract Nitrous oxide (N2O) is an important greenhouse gas (GHG) with substantial global warming potential and also contributes to ozone depletion through photochemical nitric oxide (NO) production in the stratosphere. The negative effects of N2O on climate and stratospheric ozone make N2O mitigation an international challenge. More than 60% of global N2O emissions are emitted from agricultural soils mainly due to the application of synthetic nitrogen-containing fertilizers. Thus, mitigation strategies must be developed which increase (or at least do not negatively impact) on agricultural efficiency whilst decreas...
Source: Advances in Microbial Physiology - May 4, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Torres MJ, Simon J, Rowley G, Bedmar EJ, Richardson DJ, Gates AJ, Delgado MJ Tags: Adv Microb Physiol Source Type: research

Bacterial Electron Transfer Chains Primed by Proteomics.
Abstract Electron transport phosphorylation is the central mechanism for most prokaryotic species to harvest energy released in the respiration of their substrates as ATP. Microorganisms have evolved incredible variations on this principle, most of these we perhaps do not know, considering that only a fraction of the microbial richness is known. Besides these variations, microbial species may show substantial versatility in using respiratory systems. In connection herewith, regulatory mechanisms control the expression of these respiratory enzyme systems and their assembly at the translational and posttranslational ...
Source: Advances in Microbial Physiology - May 4, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Wessels HJ, de Almeida NM, Kartal B, Keltjens JT Tags: Adv Microb Physiol Source Type: research

Oxygen and Nitrate Respiration in Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2).
Abstract Streptomyces species belong to the phylum Actinobacteria and can only grow with oxygen as a terminal electron acceptor. Like other members of this phylum, such as corynebacteria and mycobacteria, the aerobic respiratory chain lacks a soluble cytochrome c. It is therefore implicit that direct electron transfer between the cytochrome bc1 and the cytochrome aa3 oxidase complexes occurs. The complex developmental cycle of streptomycetes manifests itself in the production of spores, which germinate in the presence of oxygen into a substrate mycelium that greatly facilitates acquisition of nutrients necessary to...
Source: Advances in Microbial Physiology - May 4, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sawers RG, Falke D, Fischer M Tags: Adv Microb Physiol Source Type: research

[Individualised care plan during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. A clinical case].
Authors: Call Mañosa S, Pujol Garcia A, Chacón Jordan E, Martí Hereu L, Pérez Tejero G, Gómez Simón V, Estruga Asbert A, Gallardo Herrera L, Vaquer Araujo S, de Haro López C Abstract An individualised care plan is described for a woman diagnosed with pneumonia, intubated, and on invasive mechanical ventilation, who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). A nursing care plan was designed based on Marjory Gordon functional patterns. The most important nursing diagnoses were prioritised, using a model of clinical reasoning model (Analysis of the current status) an...
Source: Enfermeria Intensiva - May 4, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Enferm Intensiva Source Type: research

Placement of self-expandable bifurcated metallic stents without use of fluoroscopic and guidewire guidance to palliate central airway lesions.
CONCLUSION: Endobronchial placement of covered self-expandable metallic stents was safe and readily performed in patients with airway obstructions. Neither fluoroscopic nor guidewire guidance was required. Neither patients nor staff were exposed to radiation, and costly guidewire guidance was not necessary. The procedure is cost-effective. PMID: 27134746 [PubMed] (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - May 4, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Özdemir C, Sökücü SN, Karasulu L, Önür ST, Dalar L Tags: Multidiscip Respir Med Source Type: research

Utility of rotational thromboelastometry for the diagnosis of asymptomatic hyperfibrinolysis secondary to anaphylaxis
We present a case of hyperfibrinolysis induced by oxaliplatin-derived anaphylactic shock, which was diagnosed with rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM). A 57-year-old male patient underwent a second course of oxaliplatin (126 mg/m2/course)-based chemotherapy for stage IV metastatic rectal cancer. Two minutes after the infusion of oxaliplatin, the patient lost consciousness and developed generalized urticarial lesions, followed by hemodynamic instability and respiratory insufficiency. He was diagnosed anaphylactic shock and transported to emergency department (ED) after intramuscular injection of 0.2 mg of adrenaline, ...
Source: Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis - May 4, 2016 Category: Hematology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Optimizing the use of cadavers by integrating pathology during anatomy dissection
This study demonstrated a wide variety of pathology lesions in different organ systems. The respiratory system was most affected with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) lesions being the most common finding (seen in 76% of cadavers) followed by bronchopneumonia and emphysema. Other common pathology findings included atherosclerosis, colonic diverticula, and chronic pyelonephritis. Skeletal fractures and degenerative joint disease were also noted. This study shows that cadaveric dissection offers a chance to alert and expose students to a wide variety of gross pathology and histopathology. It has been suggested that most medical s...
Source: Anatomical Sciences Education - May 4, 2016 Category: Anatomy Authors: Elsje‐Márie Geldenhuys, Elsie Helena Burger, Paul David van Helden, Calvin Gerald Mole, Sanet Henriët Kotzé Tags: Descriptive Article Source Type: research

Defining a COPD composite safety endpoint for demonstrating efficacy in clinical trials: results from the randomized, placebo-controlled UPLIFT® trial
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) clinical trials evaluating hard endpoints (mortality, hospitalized exacerbations) require a large number of subjects and prolonged observational periods. We hypothe... (Source: Respiratory Research)
Source: Respiratory Research - May 4, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Bartolomé R. Celli, Marc Decramer, Dacheng Liu, Norbert Metzdorf, Guus M. Asijee and Donald P. Tashkin Source Type: research

Qualitative study on the shifting sociocultural meanings of the facemask in Hong Kong since the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak: implications for infection control in the post-SARS era
The clinical importance and efficacy of facemasks in infection prevention have been documented in the international literature. Past studies have shown that the perceived susceptibility, the perceived severity... (Source: International Journal for Equity in Health)
Source: International Journal for Equity in Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Judy Yuen-man Siu Source Type: research

[Surgery for pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer: Predictive factors for survival].
CONCLUSION: Highly selected patients suffering from colorectal cancer lung metastases could benefit from resection with improved survival and disease-control. PMID: 27133381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 4, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

Comparing maternal and perinatal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia superimposed chronic hypertension and preeclampsia alone.
CONCLUSIONS: Women in group A had higher risks of maternal and perinatal outcomes as compared to women in group B. PMID: 27132412 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology - May 4, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Case Report: Giant Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation Initially Managed and Resected on ECMO
Publication date: Available online 20 April 2016 Source:Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports Author(s): Richard Yeker, Bradley Segura, Daniel Saltzman, Donavon Hess Congenital pulmonary airway malformations (CPAM) are a common congenital anomaly, occurring as a result of aberrant formation of pulmonary lobes or segments. Many patients with CPAM are treated with postnatal surgical excision within 1 year of age. CPAM that are enlarged to the point of causing an intrathoracic mass effect may cause hydrops fetalis. Fetuses affected in this way may require prenatal intervention and immediate postnatal intervention. W...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - May 4, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Infected cystic hygroma resulting in septic shock and respiratory failure: a case report
We present a case in which septic shock and respiratory failure resulted from primary infection of a macrocystic lymphatic malformation in a term infant discharged with a lymphatic malformation of the neck. Urgent surgical drainage failed, and complete excision was ultimately required for source control due to numerous small multiloculated small cysts inaccessible via incision and drainage. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - May 4, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Adjuvant Treatment with Yupingfeng Formula for Recurrent Respiratory Tract Infections in Children: A Meta‐analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
This meta‐analysis aimed to evaluate the immunomodulating function of Yupingfeng Formula (YPFF) in children with recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs). The PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, CNKI and WanFang databases were searched for randomized controlled trials comparing with and without YPFF for RRTIs in children. Twelve trials with 1236 patients were identified. Adjuvant treatment with YPFF significantly increased serum levels of IgA (weighted mean difference [WMD] 0.33 mg/mL; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.20 to 0.45), IgG (WMD 1.36 mg/mL; 95% CI 1.06 to 1.65), IgM (WMD 0.16 mg/mL; 95% CI 0.02 to 0.31...
Source: Phytotherapy Research - May 4, 2016 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tao Song, Xiaoli Hou, Xiaohui Yu, Zhen Wang, Ruiren Wang, Yanling Li, Dan Hu, Xiaohong Wang, Zhengzheng Xiao, Yong Sui, Chunhong Zhu, Jing Wang Tags: Review Source Type: research

The Chinese highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus infection suppresses Th17 cells response in vivo
Publication date: Available online 3 May 2016 Source:Veterinary Microbiology Author(s): Long Zhang, Lei Zhou, Xinna Ge, Xin Guo, Jun Han, Hanchun Yang Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) has been shown to immunomodulate innate and adaptive immunity of pigs. The Chinese highly pathogenic PRRSV (HP-PRRSV) infection causes severe bacterial secondary infection in pigs. However, the mechanism in relation to the bacterial secondary infection induced by HP-PRRSV remains unknown. In the present study, Th17 cells response in peripheral blood, lungs, spleens and lymph nodes of piglets were analyzed, a...
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - May 4, 2016 Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research

Ten Years Experiences With Preoperative Evaluation Clinic for Day Admission Cardiac and Major Vascular Surgical Patients: Model for "Perioperative Anesthesia and Surgical Home"
Admission on the day of surgery for elective cardiac and noncardiac surgery is the prevalent practice in North America and Canada. This approach realizes medical, psychological and logistical benefits, and its success is predicated on an effective outpatient preoperative evaluation. The establishment of a highly functional preoperative clinic with a comprehensive set up and efficient logistical pathways is invaluable. This notion in recent years has included the entire perioperative period, and the concept of a perioperative anesthesia/surgical home (PASH) is gaining popularity. The anesthesiologists as perioperative physi...
Source: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - May 4, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Silvay, G., Zafirova, Z. Tags: Reviews Source Type: research

Dental treatment for people with cystic fibrosis
Conclusion The pathophysiology and clinical manifestations are relevant to practicing dental practitioners and inform recommendations to be utilised to ensure optimal treatment planning for these patients. (Source: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry)
Source: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry - May 4, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Acculturation and ethnomedicine: A regional comparison of medicinal plant knowledge among the Zoque of southern Mexico
Conclusion While it is difficult to establish a quantitative causal relation between acculturation and medicinal plant knowledge, in qualitative terms there are clear indicators for the changes acculturation has brought about in the medical system of the Zoque of Oaxaca. The results suggest the development of an increasingly homogenized pan-Mesoamerican medicinal flora. Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology)
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - May 4, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Development of therapeutic antibodies to G-protein coupled receptors and ion channels: Opportunities, challenges and their therapeutic potential in respiratory diseases
Publication date: Available online 3 May 2016 Source:Pharmacology & Therapeutics Author(s): Julie A. Douthwaite, Donna K. Finch, Tomas Mustelin, Trevor C.I. Wilkinson The development of recombinant antibody therapeutics continues to be a significant area of growth in the pharmaceutical industry with almost 50 approved monoclonal antibodies on the market in the US and Europe. Therapeutic drug targets such as soluble cytokines, growth factors and single transmembrane spanning receptors have been successfully targeted by recombinant monoclonal antibodies and the development of new product candidates continues. D...
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - May 4, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Decreased Hypercapnic Ventilatory Response in Long-Term Lung Transplant Recipients is Associated with Exercise Impairment
Conclusion HCVR is reduced in long-term bilateral lung transplant recipients and this might explain the observed impairment of exercise capacity. (Source: Lung)
Source: Lung - May 4, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Short-Term Effect of Different Physical Exercises and Physiotherapy Combinations on Sputum Expectoration, Oxygen Saturation, and Lung Function in Young Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
Conclusions Exercise followed by physiotherapy has an additive effect on sputum production in participants with CF and leads to improved oxygen saturation. Exercises with increased ventilation combined with mechanical vibration seem to be most efficient. (Source: Lung)
Source: Lung - May 4, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

A comparative analysis of the DNA recombination repair pathway in mycobacterial genomes
In prokaryotes, repair by homologous recombination provides a major means to reinstate the genetic information lost in DNA damage. Recombination repair pathway in mycobacteria has multiple differences as compared to that in E.coli. Of about 20 proteins known to be involved in the pathway, a set of 9 proteins, namely, RecF, RecO, RecR, RecA, SSBa, RuvA, RuvB and RuvC was found to be indispensable among the 43 mycobacterial strains. A domain level analysis indicated that most domains involved in recombination repair are unique to these proteins and are present as single copies in the genomes. (Source: Tuberculosis)
Source: Tuberculosis - May 4, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Amandeep Singh, Raghu Bhagavat, M. Vijayan, Nagasuma Chandra Source Type: research

Respiratory drugs and macrolides prevent asthma exacerbations: A real-world investigation
We investigated the real-world effectiveness of several drugs (including short- and long-acting beta-agonists [SABAs and LABAs], inhaled corticosteroids [ICS], and antibiotics) in preventing severe asthma exacerbations by carrying-out a large observational study based on the healthcare utilization databases of the Italian Lombardy Region. (Source: Respiratory Medicine CME)
Source: Respiratory Medicine CME - May 4, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Andrea Arfè, Francesco Blasi, Luca Merlino, Giovanni Corrao Source Type: research

Episodic oral antibiotic use in CF: Discordance between the electronic medical record and self-report
Accurate accounting of antibiotic use is necessary for studies comparing the CF airway microbiota across clinically relevant disease states. While poor adherence to chronic therapies is well described for individuals with CF, use patterns of episodic oral antibiotics are less clear. (Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis)
Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis - May 4, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lindsay J. Caverly, Tanner J. Caverly, Linda M. Kalikin, Bridget K. Foster, Richard H. Simon, John J. LiPuma Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Heart & Lung's 2015 Reviewer List
Publication date: May–June 2016 Source:Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, Volume 45, Issue 3 (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - May 4, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Noninvasive ventilation for acute lung injury a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Conclusion Our results suggest that NIV is effective for ALI in reducing the intubation rate, hospital mortality and length of ICU stay than the standard oxygen therapy. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - May 4, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research