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In vivo free‐breathing DTI and IVIM of the whole human heart using a real‐time slice‐followed SE‐EPI navigator‐based sequence: A reproducibility study in healthy volunteers
Conclusion: The slice‐following DWI SE‐EPI sequence is a promising solution for clinical implementation, offering a robust improved workflow for further evaluation of DWI in cardiology. Magn Reson Med, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine)
Source: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - August 24, 2015 Category: Radiology Authors: Kevin Moulin, Pierre Croisille, Thorsten Feiweier, Benedicte M.A. Delattre, Hongjiang Wei, Benjamin Robert, Olivier Beuf, Magalie Viallon Tags: Full Paper Source Type: research

Mayo clinic experience of lung transplantation in pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare, cystic lung disease that generally results in progressive decline in lung function. Despite advancement of pharmacological therapy for LAM, lung transplantation remains an important option for women with end-stage LAM. (Source: Respiratory Medicine CME)
Source: Respiratory Medicine CME - August 24, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kamonpun Ussavarungsi, Xiaowen Hu, J.P. Scott, David B. Erasmus, Jorge M. Mallea, Francisco Alvarez, Augustine S. Lee, Cesar A. Keller, Jay H. Ryu, Charles D. Burger Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: “Risk factors for postoperative pneumonia after lung cancer surgery and impact of pneumonia on survival”
We have read with great interest the paper by Simonsen et al [1] on risk factors for postoperative pneumonia (POP) and the impact pneumonia has on survival of people after surgery for lung cancer. The authors stated in the conclusion paragraph that the presence of some risk factors for development of POP “may lead to specific prophylactic measures including individualised antibiotic therapy” [1]. Of note, preoperative exercise training was not mentioned as a prophylactic measure. It is well-known that preoperative exercise capacity (i.e. (Source: Respiratory Medicine CME)
Source: Respiratory Medicine CME - August 24, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Vinicius Cavalheri, Kylie Hill Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Quantifying the shape of the maximal expiratory flow–volume curve in mild COPD
Publication date: December 2015 Source:Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, Volume 219 Author(s): Paolo B. Dominelli, Glen E. Foster, Jordan A. Guenette, Hans C. Haverkamp, Neil D. Eves, Giulio S. Dominelli, William R. Henderson, Denis E. O’Donnell, A. William Sheel Maximal expiratory flow–volume (MEFV) curve evaluation using absolute and percent predicted values of flow and volume are used to diagnose respiratory disease, but the shape of the curve is rarely used. Three mathematical methods were used to quantify shape of MEFV curves in subjects with mild COPD (n =19) and matched healthy controls (...
Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology - August 24, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Opposing actions of TRPV4 channel activation in the lung vasculature
Conclusions Activated TRPV4 channels increase pulmonary vascular resistance and vasodilate the main pulmonary artery. Graphical abstract (Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology)
Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology - August 24, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Numerical Study of the Effect of the Nasal Cycle on Unilateral Nasal Resistance
Publication date: Available online 24 August 2015 Source:Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology Author(s): Gyehwan Jo, Seung-Kyu Chung, Yang Na We used computational fluid dynamics to study the effects of the nasal cycle on the modification of unilateral nasal resistance using nasal cavity models from 2 different patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. A steady airflow field with an inspiratory flow rate of 250mL/s was simulated using ANSYS-FLUENT v14.5. The distribution of local unilateral nasal resistance showed different shapes of variation and magnitudes of resistance depending on the distribution of cross-se...
Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology - August 24, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Studying respiratory rhythm generation in a developing bird: hatching a new experimental model using the classic in vitro brainstem-spinal cord preparation
Publication date: Available online 24 August 2015 Source:Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology Author(s): Michael A. Vincen-Brown, Kaitlyn C. Whitesitt, Forrest G. Quick, Jason Q. Pilarski It has been more than thirty years since the in vitro brainstem-spinal cord preparation was first presented as a method to study automatic breathing behaviors in the neonatal rat. This straightforward preparation has led to an incredible burst of information about the location and coordination of several spontaneously active microcircuits that form the ventrolateral respiratory network of the brainstem. Despite these advanc...
Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology - August 24, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Catel–Manzke syndrome: Further delineation of the phenotype associated with pathogenic variants in TGDS
Publication date: September 2015 Source:Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports, Volume 4 Author(s): Rachel Pferdehirt, Mahim Jain, Maria A. Blazo, Brendan Lee, Lindsay C. Burrage Catel–Manzke syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by Pierre Robin sequence with hyperphalangy and clinodactyly of the index finger. Recently, homozygous or compound heterozygous pathogenic variants in TGDS have been discovered to cause Catel–Manzke syndrome. Here, we describe a 12-month-old male with molecularly confirmed Catel–Manzke syndrome who presented with Pierre Robin sequence (but without cleft pala...
Source: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports - August 24, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research

Effects of summer heat stress on physiological variables, ovulation and progesterone secretion in Pelibuey ewes under natural outdoor conditions in an arid region
Abstract Ten non‐lactating multiparous Pelibuey breed ewes were housed in a corral to evaluate the effects of summer thermal stress on physiologic variables, estrous behavior, ovulation and corpus luteum functionality under natural conditions of an arid region. In summer and autumn, daily estrous detection with a ram fitted with an apron and blood sample collections were performed during two natural estrous cycles. An environment of heat stress was detected in summer and thermoneutral in autumn. Rectal temperature and respiratory frequency were greater (P < 0.01) in summer than in autumn during the morning and aft...
Source: Animal Science Journal - August 24, 2015 Category: Zoology Authors: Ulises Macías‐Cruz, Miguel A. Gastélum, Francisco D. Álvarez, Abelardo Correa, Raúl Díaz, César A. Meza‐Herrera, Miguel Mellado, Leonel Avendaño‐Reyes Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Effect of time of progesterone supplementation on serum progesterone and the conception rate of cooled Holstein heifers during the summer
Abstract To investigate the effects of progesterone supplementation at two different times on serum progesterone (P4) concentration, conception rate and resynchronization of cooled Holstein heifers in summer, 90 heifers were randomly assigned to two groups: (i) heifers subjected to TAI (timed artificial insemination) and progesterone supplementation from days 4 to 14 after TAI (S1; n = 45); and (ii) heifers under the same TAI protocol as S1 and progesterone supplementation from days 17 to 22 after TAI (S2; n = 45). The groups S1 and S2 were cooled 10 days before and 21 days after TAI. Respiratory rate, body sur...
Source: Animal Science Journal - August 24, 2015 Category: Zoology Authors: Abelardo Correa‐Calderón, Rolando Pérez‐Velázquez, Leonel Avendaño‐Reyes, Ulises Macias‐Cruz, Raúl Diaz‐Molina, Fernando Rivera‐Acuña Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Further clinical trials on macrolides for bronchiolitis in infants are unnecessary
We read with interest results of the randomized controlled trial (RCT) conducted by Beigelman et al1 involving 40 hospitalized infants with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis. They report that compared with placebo, a 2-week course of once-daily azithromycin reduced IL-8 levels in nasal lavage fluid, but not in serum. Although no significant between-group differences were observed in the proportions of infants experiencing 2 or more parent-reported wheezing episodes in the subsequent 50 weeks, there was some evidence that those treated with azithromycin took longer to have a third episode of wheezing and the...
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - August 24, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Gabrielle B. McCallum, Anne B. Chang, Keith Grimwood Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Scleredema. A multicentre study of characteristics, comorbidities, course and therapy in 44 patients
ConclusionsScleredema is a chronic debilitating disease associated with diabetes and metabolic syndrome, unresponsive to various treatments but not necessarily a life‐threatening condition. Although there is no definitive treatment, phototherapy should be attempted first. Treatment of primary disease including strict glycaemic control combined with physical therapy should be also employed. (Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology)
Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - August 24, 2015 Category: Dermatology Authors: F. Rongioletti, F. Kaiser, E. Cinotti, D. Metze, M. Battistella, P.G. Calzavara‐Pinton, K. Damevska, G. Girolomoni, J. André, J.‐L. Perrot, W. Kempf, B. Cavelier‐Balloy Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Association of Chemotactic Chemokine Ligand 5 Polymorphisms with the Risk of Developing Severe Enterovirus 71 Infection.
In this study, we explored the possible correlation of CCL5 polymorphisms with severe EV71 infection. Blood samples were obtained from 87 children hospitalized for EV71 infection. Fifty-seven healthy children were enrolled as asymptomatic controls. Genotype and allele frequencies were analyzed by logistic regression analysis. There were statistically significant differences in polymorphisms of CCL5 -403G/A and In1.1T/C for dominant model (P = 0.016; P = 0.027) and additive model (P = 0.010; P = 0.019) between patients with severe EV71 infection and asymptomatic controls. With ordinal logistic regression model analysis, sta...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - August 24, 2015 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Li MZ, Pang LL, Bai AY, Yu SC, Gong X, Liu N, Cai K, Xie GC, Gao WJ, Jin Y, Duan ZJ Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research

Animal derived surfactant extract versus protein free synthetic surfactant for the prevention and treatment of respiratory distress syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS: Both animal derived surfactant extracts and protein free synthetic surfactant extracts are effective in the treatment and prevention of respiratory distress syndrome. Comparative trials demonstrate greater early improvement in the requirement for ventilator support, fewer pneumothoraces, and fewer deaths associated with animal derived surfactant extract treatment. Animal derived surfactant may be associated with an increase in necrotizing enterocolitis and intraventricular hemorrhage, though the more serious hemorrhages (Grade 3 and 4) are not increased. Despite these concerns, animal derived surfactant extrac...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - August 24, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Ardell S, Pfister RH, Soll R Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Surfactant therapy for bronchiolitis in critically ill infants.
CONCLUSIONS: Use of surfactant had favourable effects on duration of mechanical ventilation, duration of ICU stay, oxygenation, and CO2 elimination. However, the studies are few and small (n = 79) so available evidence is insufficient to establish the effectiveness of surfactant therapy for bronchiolitis in critically ill infants who require mechanical ventilation. There is a need for larger trials with adequate power and a cost-effectiveness analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of exogenous surfactant therapy for infants with bronchiolitis who require intensive care management. PMID: 26299681 [PubMed - as supplied b...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - August 24, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Jat KR, Chawla D Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Celeribacter manganoxidans sp. nov., a manganese-oxidizing bacterium isolated from deep-sea sediment of polymetallic nodule province.
Abstract A Gram-stain-negative, strictly aerobic, non-motile, rod-shaped, manganese-oxidizing bacterial strain, designated DY2-5T, was isolated from surface sediment of Pacific Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ). Growth occurred at 0-37 ºC (optimum 28 ºC), pH 6.5-9.0 (optimum 7.0-7.5) and in the presence of 1-11% (w/v) NaCl (optimum 3-4%). Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that the novel strain was most closely related to Celeribacter halophile ZXM137T with 96.13% sequence similarity, and had the sequence similarities with the other species within genus Celeribacter in the range ...
Source: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology - August 24, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Wang L, Liu Y, Wang Y, Dai X, Zhang XH Tags: Int J Syst Evol Microbiol Source Type: research

Marinibacterium profundimaris gen. nov. sp. nov., isolated from deep sea water of the Atlantic Ocean.
Abstract A taxonomic study was carried out on strain 22II1-22F33T, which was isolated from the deep sea water of the Atlantic Ocean. The bacterium was gram-negative, oxidase positive and catalase weakly positive, oval in shape without flagellum. Growth was observed at salinities of 0-12% and at temperatures of 4-41°C. The isolate was capable of hydrolyzing aesculin and Tween 80 and reduction of nitrate to nitrite, but unable to hydrolyze gelatine. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain 22II1-22F33T belonged to the family Rhodobacteraceae, with highest sequence similarity to Ps...
Source: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology - August 24, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Li G, Lai Q, Du Y, Liu X, Sun F, Shao Z Tags: Int J Syst Evol Microbiol Source Type: research

Lentisphaera profundi sp. nov., isolated from deep-sea water of the Pacific Ocean.
Abstract A Gram-staining-negative, aerobic, non-motile, coccus-shaped bacterium, designated SAORIC-696T, was isolated from deep-sea water at a depth of 1,700 m in the western North Pacific Ocean. Optimal growth of strain SAORIC-696T was observed at 15 °C, pH 7.0 and in the presence of 2 % (w/v) NaCl. Strain SAORIC-696T formed a robust phylogenetic clade with members of the genus Lentisphaera. The 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity showed that strain SAORIC-696T was most closely related to Lentisphaera marina (98.0 % similarity) and Lentisphaera araneosa (97.3 %). The DNA-DNA relatedness between SAORIC-696T and two ...
Source: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology - August 24, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Choi A, Song J, Joung Y, Kogure K, Cho JC Tags: Int J Syst Evol Microbiol Source Type: research

Hyperuricemia: An Early Marker for Severity of Illness in Sepsis.
Conclusion. We report that elevated uric acid levels on arrival to the MICU in patients with sepsis are associated with poor prognosis. These patients are at an increased risk for AKI and ARDS. PMID: 26294973 [PubMed] (Source: International Journal of Nephrology)
Source: International Journal of Nephrology - August 23, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Int J Nephrol Source Type: research

The validity of clinical practice guidelines for empirical use of oseltamivir for influenza in Thai children.
CONCLUSIONS: Clinical criteria guidelines yielded a low predictive value (22.3%) for influenza among children. Seasonality, cluster transmission, white blood cell and differential counts may be helpful in diagnosing influenza. Nonetheless, empirical oseltamivir should not be delayed for those in need. PMID: 26293663 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Paediatrics and international child health)
Source: Paediatrics and international child health - August 23, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Paediatr Int Child Health Source Type: research

Acute Respiratory Infections in Travelers Returning from MERS-CoV-Affected Areas.
We examined which respiratory pathogens were identified during screening for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in 177 symptomatic travelers returning to Ontario, Canada, from regions affected by the virus. Influenza A and B viruses (23.1%) and rhinovirus (19.8%) were the most common pathogens identified among these travelers. PMID: 26291541 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases)
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - August 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: German M, Olsha R, Kristjanson E, Marchand-Austin A, Peci A, Winter AL, Gubbay JB Tags: Emerg Infect Dis Source Type: research

Emerging Infections Program as Surveillance for Antimicrobial Drug Resistance.
Abstract Across the United States, antimicrobial drug-resistant infections affect a diverse population, and effective interventions require concerted efforts across various public health and clinical programs. Since its onset in 1994, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Emerging Infections Program has provided robust and timely data on antimicrobial drug-resistant infections that have been used to inform public health action across a spectrum of partners with regard to many highly visible antimicrobial drug-resistance threats. These data span several activities within the Program, including respiratory b...
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - August 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fridkin SK, Cleveland AA, See I, Lynfield R Tags: Emerg Infect Dis Source Type: research

Laboratory Testing for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, California, USA, 2013-2014.
Abstract Since Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) first emerged, the California Department of Public Health has coordinated efforts to identify possible cases in travelers to California, USA, from affected areas. During 2013-2014, the department investigated 54 travelers for MERS-CoV; none tested positive, but 32 (62%) of 52 travelers with suspected MERS-CoV had other respiratory viruses. PMID: 26291839 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases)
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - August 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Shahkarami M, Yen C, Glaser C, Xia D, Watt J, Wadford DA Tags: Emerg Infect Dis Source Type: research

Follow-up of Contacts of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-Infected Returning Travelers, the Netherlands, 2014.
Abstract Notification of 2 imported cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the Netherlands triggered comprehensive monitoring of contacts. Observed low rates of virus transmission and the psychological effect of contact monitoring indicate that thoughtful assessment of close contacts is prudent and must be guided by clinical and epidemiologic risk factors. PMID: 26291986 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases)
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - August 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mollers M, Jonges M, Pas SD, van der Eijk AA, Dirksen K, Jansen C, Gelinck LB, Leyten EM, Thurkow I, Groeneveld PH, van Gageldonk-Lafeber AB, Koopmans MP, Timen A, MERS-CoV Outbreak Investigation Team of the Netherlands Tags: Emerg Infect Dis Source Type: research

Lactate on Emergency Department Arrival as a Predictor of Mortality and Site-of-care in Pneumonia Patients: A Cohort Study
Pneumonia is the leading cause of sepsis, which can lead to hospitalization, intensive care unit stays, and mortality. Lactate is commonly used to assess perfusion and illness severity, but limited data are available on the usefulness of lactate in clinical care decisions in the Emergency Department (ED). The goal of this study was to investigate the prognostic value and performance of the ED lactate, CURB-65 (Confusion, Urea > 7 mmol/L, Respiratory rate ≥ 30 times per minute, Blood pressure < 90 mm Hg systolic or ≤ 60 mm Hg diastolic, and age ≥ 65 years) score, and a combination of lactate and CURB-65 in pneumonia. ...
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - August 23, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brandon Myles Dent Tags: Abstract Source Type: research

Shorter sleep duration is associated with poorer glycemic control in type 2 diabetes patients with untreated sleep-disordered breathing
Conclusion In type 2 diabetes patients with untreated SDB, shorter sleep duration was independently associated with poorer glycemic control. Sleep duration optimization may lead to improved glycemic control in this population. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - August 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Prognostic value of extravascular lung water assessed with lung ultrasound score by chest sonography in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome
Background: The prognostic value of extravascular lung water indices (EVLWI) has been widely investigated, which is determined by lung ultrasound B-lines. However, the clinical value of lung ultrasound B-lines for determining prognosis/intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has been rarely reported. Methods: Twenty-one ARDS patients admitted to the ICU of Fu Xing Hospital underwent both lung ultrasonography and pulse index continuous cardiac output (PiCCO) monitoring on the first, second, and third days after diagnosis. The correlation between lung ultrasound score (L...
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - August 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Zhen ZhaoLi JiangXiuming XiQi JiangBo ZhuMeiping WangJin XingDan Zhang Source Type: research

Comparison between active cycles of breathing with postural drainage versus conventional chest physiotherapy in subjects with bronchiectasis
Conclusion ACBT with postural drainage is found to be more effective than conventional chest physical therapy management of bronchiectasis during infective exacerbation. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - August 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

6-Min walk-test data in healthy North-African subjects aged 16–40years
Conclusion This reliable 6MWD norm is helpful for the care of North-African patients aged 16–40years. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - August 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Excessive daytime sleepiness among patients with metabolic syndrome
Conclusions Other explanations of EDS in subjects with metabolic syndrome can be related to obesity, depression, or diabetes rather than to sleep apnea. Subjects with metabolic syndrome should be screened for EDS regardless of sleep apnea. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - August 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Pressure regulated volume controlled ventilation versus synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation in COPD patients suffering from acute respiratory failure
Conclusion The PRVC mode is better than the volume controlled SIMV mode in ventilating COPD patients with acute exacerbations and type II respiratory failure. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - August 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Pulmonary Paragonimiasis, a rare cause of haemoptysis
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2015 Source:Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis Author(s): Debeshwar Singh Chingakham, Amusana Singh Thounaojam, Sunita Haobam, Urmila Thiyam It is a case of persistent haemoptysis presented at the OPD of the Department of Respiratory Medicine. The HRCT thorax picture showed a mass like subpleural nodule in the right lower lobe of the lung with central cavitation and adjacent bronchiectasis. CT-guided FNAC of the nodule showed oval shaped eggs of Paragonimus species in the smear prepared. Paragonimus eggs were found in the sputum and specific serological te...
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - August 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison between bronchoscopic BAL and non-bronchoscopic BAL in patients with VAP
Conclusion: Non bronchoscopic BAL is an inexpensive, easy, and useful technique for microbiologic diagnosis of VAP. This finding, if verified, might simplify the approach for the diagnosis of VAP. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - August 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Radiological findings in patients with H1N1 influenza pneumonia
Conclusion The predominant radiological pattern in H1N1 pneumonia is bilateral GGO and alveolar consolidation. In the CXR, the opacities were basal and midzonal while in the chest CT were peripheral and peribronchovascular with diffuse zonal involvement. Chest CT is more sensitive than CXR in diagnosing doubtful cases and in showing different patterns of opacities. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - August 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Alcoholic consumption behavior and death due to swine flu
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2015 Source:Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis Author(s): Viroj Wiwanitkit Swine flu is still an important public health consideration. This respiratory infection can cause severe illness and death in cases with underlying disease. Alcoholic consumption behavior is an important underlying disease that is widely discussed for its clinical correlation with the disease severity in swine flu. In this brief review, the author summarizes and discusses alcoholic consumption behavior and death due to swine flu. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - August 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of PAVMs associated or not associated with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia in the Japanese population
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2015 Source:Respiratory Investigation Author(s): Takanobu Shioya, Masahiro Satake, Sachiko Uemura, Masahiro Iwakura, Mariko Asano, Yuji Okuda, Ryo Morita, Hajime Miura, Hidesato Odaka, Kazuhiro Sato, Masaaki Sano, Hiroshi Ito (Source: Respiratory Investigation)
Source: Respiratory Investigation - August 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Endobronchial aspergilloma: An unusual presentation of pulmonary aspergillosis
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2015 Source:Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia (English Edition) Author(s): D. Araújo, M. Figueiredo, P. Monteiro (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia - August 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Pulmonary ventilation/perfusion single photon emission tomography – Initial experience of a Nuclear Medicine Department
Conclusion V/QS-SPECT demonstrates a higher capability to identify perfusion defects. This method looks promising, allowing for a greater role of this exam in pulmonary thromboembolism diagnosis and follow-up. (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia - August 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research