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Self-Efficacy in Managing Chronic Respiratory Disease: Parents' Experiences.
DISCUSSION: In order for parents to maintain self-efficacy in their care giving role, health professionals need an understanding of how best to support them to manage the sense of responsibility they experience. PMID: 27436675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - July 23, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Erratum to: Effectiveness of initiating extrafine-particle versus fine-particle inhaled corticosteroids as asthma therapy in the Netherlands
(Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - July 23, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Thys van der Molen, Dirkje S. Postma, Richard J. Martin, Ron M. C. Herings, Jetty A. Overbeek, Victoria Thomas, Cristiana Miglio, Richard Dekhuijzen, Nicolas Roche, Theresa Guilbert, Elliot Israel, Wim van Aalderen, Elizabeth V. Hillyer, Simon van Rysewyk Source Type: research

A Comprehensive Review of Common Respiratory Infections Encountered in Urgent and Primary Care: A Reference Guide for Judicious Antibiotic Use with Complementary Therapies
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2016 Source:Journal of Emergency Nursing Author(s): Courtney Beam, Joyce Fuss, Wendy Stoelting-Gettelfinger (Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing)
Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing - July 23, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The effect of consistent practice of yogic breathing exercises on the human cardiorespiratory system
In conclusion, YBE significantly alter end-tidal gases, resulting in complex oscillations of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular variables, and if practiced consistently, may reduce chemosensitivity. (Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology)
Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology - July 23, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Cardiorespiratory activity of C-terminal pentapeptide of substance P in anaesthetized rats
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2016 Source:Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology Author(s): Piotr Wojciechowski, Małgorzata Szereda-Przestaszewska, Andrzej Wojciech Lipkowski Experiments were performed in anaesthetized, spontaneously breathing rats to: (1) analyse the respiratory and cardiovascular effects of C-terminal fragment of substance P (AWL2077) as referred to those exerted by the parent undecapeptide, (2) determine the involvement of lung vagal afferents to these responses. Each peptide was injected intravenously at a dose of 0.3 mmol/kg into neurally intact or midcervically vagotomized r...
Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology - July 23, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of point-of-care-compatible lysis methods for bacteria and viruses
Publication date: September 2016 Source:Journal of Microbiological Methods, Volume 128 Author(s): Erin K. Heiniger, Joshua R. Buser, Lillian Mireles, Xiaohong Zhang, Paula D. Ladd, Barry R. Lutz, Paul Yager Nucleic acid sample preparation has been an especially challenging barrier to point-of-care nucleic acid amplification tests in low-resource settings. Here we provide a head-to-head comparison of methods for lysis of, and nucleic acid release from, several pathogenic bacteria and viruses—methods that are adaptable to point-of-care usage in low-resource settings. Digestion with achromopeptidase, a mixture of p...
Source: Journal of Microbiological Methods - July 23, 2016 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Antibiotics for respiratory infections during pregnancy: prevalence and risk factors
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2016 Source:The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice Author(s): Jennifer A. Namazy, Michael Schatz, Su-Jau Yang, Wansu Chen (Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice)
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - July 23, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

Neurosteroids for the potential protection of humans against organophosphate toxicity
This article describes the therapeutic potential of neurosteroids as anticonvulsant antidotes for chemical intoxication caused by organophosphate pesticides and nerve agents or gases like sarin and soman. Toxic manifestations following nerve agent exposure, as evident in chemical attacks in Japan and Syria, include hypersecretion, respiratory distress, tremors, convulsions leading to status epilepticus (SE), and death. Benzodiazepines, such as diazepam, are the current anticonvulsants of choice for controlling nerve agent–induced life‐threatening seizures, SE, and brain injury. Benzodiazepines can control acute seizure...
Source: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences - July 23, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Doodipala Samba Reddy Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The presence of respiratory disorders in individuals with low back pain: a systematic review
Inspiratory muscles, such as the diaphragm, play a key role in both respiration and spinal control. Therefore, diaphragm dysfunctions are often related to low back pain (LBP). However, few is known on the association between the presence of LBP and the presence of respiratory disorders (RD). (Source: Manual Therapy)
Source: Manual Therapy - July 23, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nele Beeckmans, Astrid Vermeersch, Roeland Lysens, Peter Van Wambeke, Nina Goossens, Tinne Thys, Simon Brumagne, Lotte Janssens Source Type: research

Influenza C infections in Western Australia and Victoria from 2008 to 2014
This study aimed at analyzing the available influenza C clinical samples from two widely separated states of Australia, collected over a 7‐year period and to compare them with influenza C viruses detected in other parts of the world in recent years. Patients/MethodsBetween 2008 and 2014, 86 respiratory samples that were influenza C positive were collected from subjects with influenza‐like illness living in the states of Victoria and Western Australia. A battery of other respiratory viruses were also tested for in these influenza C‐positive samples. Virus isolation was attempted on all of these clinical samples, and g...
Source: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses - July 23, 2016 Category: Virology Authors: Lauren Jelley, Avram Levy, Yi ‐Mo Deng, Natalie Spirason, Jurissa Lang, Iwona Buettner, Julian Druce, Chris Blyth, Paul Effler, David Smith, Ian G. Barr Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Sputum is a surrogate for bronchoalveolar lavage for monitoring Mycobacterium tuberculosis transcriptional profiles in TB patients
Pathogen-targeted transcriptional profiling in human sputum may elucidate the physiologic state of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) during infection and treatment. However, whether M.tb transcription in sputum recapitulates transcription in the lung is uncertain. We therefore compared M.tb transcription in human sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples from 11 HIV-negative South African patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. We additionally compared these clinical samples with in vitro log phase aerobic growth and hypoxic non-replicating persistence (NRP-2). (Source: Tuberculosis)
Source: Tuberculosis - July 23, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Benjamin J. Garcia, Andre G. Loxton, Gregory M. Dolganov, Tran T. Van, J. Lucian Davis, Bouke C. de Jong, Martin I. Voskuil, Sonia M. Leach, Gary K. Schoolnik, Gerhard Walzl, Michael Strong, Nicholas D. Walter Source Type: research

A snapshot of the predominant Single nucleotide polymorphism cluster groups of Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates in Delhi, India
Several attempts have been made to associate phylogenetic differences among Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains to variations in the clinical outcome of the disease and to drug resistance. We genotyped 139 clinical isolates of M. tuberculosis obtained from patients of pulmonary tuberculosis in North Delhi region. The isolates were analyzed using nine Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers, spoligotyping and MIRU-VNTRs; and the results were correlated with their drug susceptibility profile. Results of SNP cluster group (SCG) analysis (available for 138 isolates) showed that the most predominant cluster was SCG3a, obser...
Source: Tuberculosis - July 23, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Mandira Varma-Basil, Anshika Narang, Soumitesh Chakravorty, Kushal Garima, Shraddha Gupta, Naresh Kumar Sharma, Astha Giri, Thierry Zozio, David Couvin, Mahmud Hanif, Anuj Bhatnagar, Balakrishnan Menon, Stefan Niemann, Nalin Rastogi, David Alland, Mridula Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Dissecting host factors that regulate the early stages of tuberculosis infection
Incomplete understanding of mechanisms involved in the host-pathogen interactions constrains our efforts to eliminate tuberculosis. In many individuals, resulting from immune response to mycobacterial infection organised structures called granulomas are formed. To identify host responses that may control at least the early stages of infection, we employed an in vitro granuloma model. Here, human PBMCs were infected with live Mycobacterium tuberculosis in culture, and the appearance of granuloma-like structures were monitored over the next several days. (Source: Tuberculosis)
Source: Tuberculosis - July 23, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Neha Agrawal, Chandrika Bhattacharyya, Ankur Mukherjee, Ubaid Ullah, Bhaswati Pandit, Kanury V.S. Rao, Partha P. Majumder Tags: Host Genetics of Susceptibility Source Type: research

Paramedic Attendance to Older Patients in Australia, and the Prevalence and Implications of Psychosocial Issues.
CONCLUSION: Paramedics attended almost 600,000 patients 65 years and older during the study period. Patients suffered from conditions including, pain, trauma, infections, cardiac complaints, and respiratory problems. Free text case descriptions provided more detail and insight into the reasons for emergency paramedic attendance. Psychosocial problems were far more prevalent than indicated by the "final assessment" field. Further research is required to determine the reasons and implications of this. PMID: 27439109 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Prehospital Emergency Care)
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - July 22, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Prehosp Emerg Care Source Type: research

Role of bacteriological investigation of endotracheal aspirate in diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia
Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common complication of ventilatory support for patients with acute respiratory failure, currently related to high mortality rate. Therefore, this complication of mechanical ventilation requires a prompt diagnosis and adequate antibiotic treatment. The study aimed to investigate the role of endotracheal aspirate (ETA) surveillance cultures in identif... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - July 22, 2016 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

From Leptin, DEXA, and Beyond
Kahn and Bullard “recommend that waist circumference be added to BMI [body mass index] as a primary tool for assessing adiposity.”1 Suggesting “a need for alternative approaches to anthropometry”1 is necessary because BMI incorrectly classifies obesity by 39%.2 Many adults are obese by American Society of Ba riatric Physicians criteria of body fat: ≥25% for men and ≥30% for women.3 Normal-weight obese adults have increased mortality risk from diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, cancer, dyslipidemia, liver and gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, and osteoarthritis. (Source: The ...
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - July 22, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Eric R. Braverman Tags: AJM online Source Type: research

Function and Ventilation of Large and Small Airways in Children and Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Conclusions: In our cohort of pediatric and adolescent patients with IBD without respiratory symptoms, there was no evidence of significant lung disease on extensive screening testing. General screening of asymptomatic patients therefore appears unnecessary and is not recommended in this population. (Source: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases)
Source: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - July 22, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Clinical Articles Source Type: research

An imperfect "PAST" Lessons learned from the National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD) UK.
Abstract Asthma deaths are a barometer of the quality of asthma care. The principal care for patients with severe asthma is often a joint partnership between primary and secondary services. Communication between the two services determines the effectiveness of treatment. Undertaking an audit on asthma in either primary or separately in secondary care is a relatively straightforward process. However, when the audit spans both primary and secondary care in a country as large as the United Kingdom which is further sub-divided into the separate healthcare systems of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Island, then t...
Source: Respiratory Care - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Nasser S Tags: Respir Res Source Type: research

Fatigue syndrome in sarcoidosis.
Abstract Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. Most commonly it results in the formation of non-caseating granulomas in intrathoracic lymph nodes and lung parenchyma, but the clinical course and picture may be complicated by extrapulmonary involvement and many non-respiratory signs and symptoms which are directly related to the disease. In addition, sarcoidosis patients may suffer from a plethora of symptoms of uncertain or unknown origin. Fatigue is one of these symptoms, and according to some authors it is reported by the majority of patients with active sarcoidosis, but also by a smaller pr...
Source: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Górski W, Piotrowski WJ Tags: Pneumonol Alergol Pol Source Type: research

The effect of omalizumab on eosinophilic inflammation of the respiratory tract in patients with allergic asthma.
Abstract Bronchial asthma is characterised by high levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) and overproduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including interleukins IL-4, IL-13 and IL-5 needed for, amongst other things, the production of IgE and the differentiation, maturation, migration and survival of eosinophils. Eosinophils are one of the most important cells in allergic inflammation. Their presence in tissue is linked to the persistence of inflammatory infiltrate, tissue damage and remodelling. Although these cells are very sensitive to corticosteroids, some asthmatic patients do not respond to high doses of these dru...
Source: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kupryś-Lipińska I, Molińska K, Kuna P Tags: Pneumonol Alergol Pol Source Type: research

The pharmaceutical care in asthma - Polish and global perspective.
Abstract The pharmaceutical care is a pharmacist's contribution to the care of individual patients and leads to optimize the use of drugs. The pharmaceutical care may improve adherence, clinical effectiveness of providing therapy and improve the health-related quality of life. The conducted literature review confirmed that pharmaceutical care and advanced pharmaceutical services are clinical effective in asthma. The implementation of pharmaceutical care under Polish conditions is currently insufficient and remains challenging for the future. Herein we should admit, that the polish government has recently put an eff...
Source: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Swieczkowski D, Poniatowski P, Merks P, Jaguszewski M Tags: Pneumonol Alergol Pol Source Type: research

Can pancreatic tissue cause haemoptysis?
Abstract A mature teratoma is a tumour of primary germ cells. It is often found in the mediastinum. The authors describe a case of a young man who demonstrated haemoptysis as the only symptom of a mediastinal tumour. The tumour was removed operatively, sent for histopathological examination and immunohistochemistry. The removed tumour was a mature teratoma including elements of the pancreas. The authors revealed the presence of trypsin in the pancreatic acinar cells. The proteolytic activity of the tumour was taken as the cause of haemoptysis because of enzymatic erosion of lung tissue intimately attached to the tu...
Source: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Bubel A, Rogoziński P, Bruliński K Tags: Pneumonol Alergol Pol Source Type: research

Effects of depression and anxiety on asthma-related quality of life.
CONCLUSIONS: Anxiety and depression are found in asthma patients, with higher severity observed in patients with uncontrolled asthma. Female gender, the level of asthma control, asthma severity, smoking, as well as diagnoses of anxiety and depression are predictors of a significantly lower quality of life in asthma. PMID: 27435347 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska)
Source: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lomper K, Chudiak A, Uchmanowicz I, Rosińczuk J, Jankowska-Polanska B Tags: Pneumonol Alergol Pol Source Type: research

Quality of life in adults with cystic fibrosis: the Greek experience.
CONCLUSION: More than half Greek adult CF patients report that they are capable to participate in social activities but most of them are worried about the outcome of their disease and its effect on their lives. PMID: 27435346 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska)
Source: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Stofa M, Xanthos T, Ekmektzoglou K, Chalkias A, Barouxis D, Pantazopoulos I, Iacovidou N Tags: Pneumonol Alergol Pol Source Type: research

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Poland - a need for population-based epidemiological studies.
PMID: 27435345 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska)
Source: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Zejda J, Brożek G Tags: Pneumonol Alergol Pol Source Type: research

Comparison of Epidural or Regional Analgesia and Patient-controlled Analgesia: A Critical Analysis of Patient Data by the Acute Pain Service in a University Hospital
This study investigates if epidural or regional analgesia (continuous infusion peripheral nerve blocks [CPNB]) provide superior pain relief compared with patient-controlled analgesia (PCIA) and identifies the incidence of minor and major adverse effects or complications of these techniques. Materials and Methods: Prospectively collected data of postoperative patients from an online data registration system of a special dedicated nurse-based acute pain service were analyzed. The acute pain service consultations were documented from January 2008 to August 2013 in a university hospital in The Netherlands. Results: An analys...
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - July 22, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Rhinovirus ‐specific antibody responses in preschool children with acute wheeze reflect severity of respiratory symptoms
ConclusionAntibody response to recombinant RV VP1 proteins was associated with longer time with respiratory symptoms.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Allergy)
Source: Allergy - July 22, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: K. Stenberg ‐Hammar, K. Niespodziana, C. Söderhäll, A. James, C. Cabauatan, J. R. Konradsen, E. Melén, M. van Hage, R. Valenta, G. Hedlin Tags: Original Article: Airway Diseases Source Type: research

Left ventricular function in rheumatoid arthritis during anti-TNF- α treatment: a speckle tracking prospective echocardiographic study.
Conclusion. Anti-TNF-α treatment did not significantly modify myocardial contractility after 12 months. PMID: 27374036 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease)
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research

Mitral Valve Perforation in Libman –Sacks Endocarditis: A Heart-Wrenching Case of Lupus
In conclusion, although the disease is often asymptomatic and hemodynamically insignificant, it can result in serious and potentially fatal complications secondary to valve perforation, which may demand emergency surgical management. < /p > (Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine)
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - July 22, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

A network model of communication in an interprofessional team of healthcare professionals: A cross-sectional study of a burn unit.
We examined a communication network of 71 health professionals in four professional roles: physician, nurse, health management, and support personnel (dietitian, pharmacist, or social worker), or other health professionals (including physical, respiratory, and occupational therapists, and medical students) working in a burn unit. Data for this cross-sectional study were collected by surveying members of a healthcare team. Ties were defined by asking team members whom they discussed patient care matters with on the shift. We built an exponential random graph model to determine: (1) does professional role influence the likel...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 22, 2016 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

& #8216;They prefer hidden treatment ' : anti-tuberculosis drug-taking practices and drug regulation in Karakalpakstan
(Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease)
Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Stringer, B. Lowton, K. Tillashaikhov, M. Parpieva, N. Ulmasova, D. du Cros, P. Hasker, E. Sergeeva, N. Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Comparison of TaqMan ® Array Card and MYCOTBTM with conventional phenotypic susceptibility testing in MDR-TB
This article is currently available as a free download on Ingenta Connect (Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease)
Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Foongladda, S. Banu, S. Pholwat, S. Gratz, J. O-Thong, S. Nakkerd, N. Chinli, R. Ferdous, S. S. Rahman, S. M. M. Rahman, A. Ahmed, S. Heysell, S. Sariko, M. Kibiki, G. Houpt, E. Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Xpert ® MTB/RIF for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from frozen string and induced sputum sediments
(Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease)
Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Atwebembeire, J. Orikiriza, P. Bonnet, M. Atwine, D. Katawera, V. Nansumba, M. Nyehangane, D. Bazira, J. Mwanga-Amumpaire, J. Byarugaba, F. Boum, Y. Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Xpert ® MTB/RIF detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from sputum collected in molecular transport medium
(Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease)
Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Daum, L. T. Fourie, P. B. Peters, R. P. H. Rodriguez, J. D. Worthy, S. A. Khubbar, M. Bhattacharyya, S. Gradus, M. S. Mboneni, T. Marubini, E. E. Helm, C. Chambers, J. P. Fischer, G. W. Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Could BAL Xpert ® MTB/RIF replace transbronchial lung biopsy everywhere for suspected pulmonary TB patients?
(Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease)
Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Mondoni, Michele Fois, Alessandro Centanni, Stefano Sotgiu, Giovanni Tags: CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Gastroenterological endpoints in drug trials for cystic fibrosis
Summary The phenotype of cystic fibrosis includes a wide variety of clinical and biochemical gastrointestinal presentations. These gastrointestinal characteristics of the disease have come under renewed interest as potential outcome measures and clinical endpoints for therapeutic trials in cystic fibrosis. Established gastrointestinal clinical endpoints, like e.g. fecal elastase‐1, are already used in trials. Other potential gastrointestinal outcome measures gather more scientific interest for evaluation in future trials. Gastrointestinal outcome measures look particularly relevant and promising for trials in CF patients...
Source: Pediatric Pulmonology - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Frank A.J.A. Bodewes, Henkjan J. Verkade, Micheal Wilschanski Tags: Review Source Type: research

Platelet Indices in Patients with Coal Workers ’ Pneumoconiosis
Conclusions < /h3 > < p class= " a-plus-plus " > Platelet indices may be considered as disease markers for pneumoconiosis in coal miners and as a useful indicator of the progression of pneumoconiosis. < /p > < /span > (Source: Lung)
Source: Lung - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Pulmonary Involvement in Niemann –Pick Disease: A State-of-the-Art Review
< h3 class= " a-plus-plus " > Abstract < /h3 > < p class= " a-plus-plus " > Niemann –Pick disease is a rare autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease with three subtypes. Types A and B result from a deficiency of acid sphingomyelinase activity, associated with the accumulation of lipid-laden macrophages (so-called Niemann–Pick cells) in various tissues, especially the liver and spleen. Type A is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder of infancy. Type B Niemann–Pick disease is a less severe form with milder neurological involvement, characterized by hepatosplenomegaly, hyperlipidemia, and pulmonary involvement; most p...
Source: Lung - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Usefulness of Bronchoscopic Probe-Based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy in the Diagnosis of < b > < i > Pneumocystis jirovecii < /i > < /b > Pneumonia
Conclusions: < /i > < /b > pCLE is a quick and safe procedure for on-site diagnosis of PJP in HIV+ patients with excellent specificity and sensitivity mainly in smokers. < br / > Respiration 2016;92:40-47 (Source: Respiration)
Source: Respiration - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Prognostic value of right ventricular ejection/filling parameters in IPAH using cardiac magnetic resonance: A prospective pilot study
Conclusion CMR‐derived RV TPER and TPER/TCC can reflect RV early systolic function, and may be promising predictors for long‐term prognosis in IPAH patients. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Wen Li, Tao Yang, Yan Zhang, Qing Gu, Zhi ‐Hong Liu, Xin‐Hai Ni, Qin Luo, Chang‐Ming Xiong, Jian‐Guo He Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Hospital morbidity of injured motorcyclists: factors associated with length of stay
Conclusion The factors associated with length of stay resulted from both traumatic injury and the care provided to injured motorcyclists. (Source: Acta Paulista de Enfermagem)
Source: Acta Paulista de Enfermagem - July 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Study protocol, rationale and recruitment in a European multi-centre randomized controlled trial to determine the efficacy and safety of azithromycin maintenance therapy for 6  months in primary ciliary dyskinesia
Clinical management of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) respiratory disease is currently based on improving mucociliary clearance and controlling respiratory infections, through the administration of antibioti... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Helene E. Kobbernagel, Frederik F. Buchvald, Eric G. Haarman, Carmen Casaulta, Samuel A. Collins, Claire Hogg, Claudia E. Kuehni, Jane S. Lucas, Heymut Omran, Alexandra L. Quittner, Claudius Werner and Kim G. Nielsen Source Type: research

A proof-of-concept clinical study examining the NRF2 activator sulforaphane against neutrophilic airway inflammation
Sulforaphane (SFN), a naturally occurring isothiocyanate found in cruciferous vegetables, is implicated as a possible therapy for airway inflammation via induction of the transcription factor NF-E2-related fac... (Source: Respiratory Research)
Source: Respiratory Research - July 22, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Charity G. Duran, Allison J. Burbank, Katherine H. Mills, Heather R. Duckworth, Maria M. Aleman, Matthew J. Kesic, David B. Peden, Yinghao Pan, Haibo Zhou and Michelle L. Hernandez Source Type: research