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Limitations to providing adult cystic fibrosis care in Europe: Results of a care centre survey
There are a growing number of adults in Europe with a projected increase of 75% over the next decade. There is concern that provision of care will not be sufficient to meet needs. We aimed to establish the level of CF service throughout Europe. (Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis)
Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis - July 25, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Susan Madge, Scott C. Bell, Pierre- R égis Burgel, Karleen De Rijcke, Francesco Blasi, J. Stuart Elborn, on behalf of the ERS/ECFS task force: The provision of care for adults with cystic fibrosis in Europe Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Maximal workload but not peak oxygen uptake is decreased during immersed incremental exercise at cooler temperatures
Conclusion < /h3 > < p class= " a-plus-plus " > Peak workload during immersed incremental cycle exercise is lower in cold water (18  °C) due to the higher < span class= " a-plus-plus inline-equation id-i-eq4 " > < span class= " a-plus-plus equation-source format-t-e-x " > \(\dot{V}{\text{O}}_{2}\) < /span > < /span > during submaximal exercise, while the greater < span class= " a-plus-plus inline-equation id-i-eq5 " > < span class= " a-plus-plus equation-source format-t-e-x " > \(\dot{V}_{\text{E}}\) < /span > < /span > in cold water was due to a larger < em class= " a-plus-plus " > V < /em > < sub class= " a-plus-plus "...
Source: European Journal of Applied Physiology - July 25, 2016 Category: Physiology Source Type: research

Epidemiology and etiology of influenza-like-illness in households in Vietnam; it ’s not all about the kids!
Acute respiratory illnesses (ARIs) are a leading global cause of morbidity and mortality [1], commonly caused by viruses such as Influenza (Inf), Rhinoviruses (Rhino) and other Enteroviruses (Entero), Coronaviruses (Corona), Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Human Metapneumovirus (MPV), Parainfluenza virus (PIV) 1-4, and Adenoviruses (Adeno) [2 –5]. Influenza-like-illness (ILI) represents a subset of ARI patients, being variably defined as fever with at least one respiratory symptom, usually cough, which are common in patients presenting with other viral causes of ARI [3,6,7], and not specific for influenza [8,9]. (Sour...
Source: Journal of Clinical Virology - July 25, 2016 Category: Virology Authors: Diep Ngoc Thi Nguyen, Le Quynh Mai, Juliet E. Bryant, Nguyen Le Khanh Hang, Le Nguyen Minh Hoa, Behzad Nadjm, Pham Quang Thai, Tran Nhu Duong, Dang Duc Anh, Peter Horby, H. Rogier van Doorn, Heiman F.L. Wertheim, Annette Fox Source Type: research

WU and KI Polyomavirus Infections in Filipino Children with Lower Respiratory Tract Disease
WU and KI are small, icosahedral, non-enveloped double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) viruses [1] in the family Polyomaviridae. They were discovered in 2007 in the respiratory tract of children and adults, begging the question of their contribution to respiratory tract infections (RTI). Since their initial discovery, they have been detected in respiratory specimens worldwide [2 –7]. Children appear to have higher detection rates in the respiratory tract than adults, with the highest rates (up to 13%) in 1–2year olds [8–10]. (Source: Journal of Clinical Virology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Virology - July 25, 2016 Category: Virology Authors: Suchitra Rao, Marilla G. Lucero, Hanna Nohynek, Veronica Tallo, Socorro P. Lupisan, Robert L. Garcea, Eric A.F. Sim ões, ARIVAC Consortium Source Type: research

Mechanical Ventilation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Review
DESPITE PROGRESS IN perioperative management, postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) still are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in cardiac surgery. About 25% of patients with no severe cardiac dysfunction who undergo cardiac surgery experience significant respiratory impairment for at least 1 week after the intervention.1 Post-cardiac surgery PPCs clinically range from fever with productive cough to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV) and showing reduced survival. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - July 25, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Elena Bignami, Marcello Guarnieri, Francesco Saglietti, Alessandro Belletti, Cinzia Trumello, Ilaria Giambuzzi, Fabrizio Monaco, Ottavio Alfieri Tags: REVIEW ARTICLESGiovanni Landoni, MDSection Editors? > Source Type: research

From the Cover: Arsenite Uncouples Mitochondrial Respiration and Induces a Warburg-like Effect in Caenorhabditis elegans
Millions of people worldwide are chronically exposed to arsenic through contaminated drinking water. Despite decades of research studying the carcinogenic potential of arsenic, the mechanisms by which arsenic causes cancer and other diseases remain poorly understood. Mitochondria appear to be an important target of arsenic toxicity. The trivalent arsenical, arsenite, can induce mitochondrial reactive oxygen species production, inhibit enzymes involved in energy metabolism, and induce aerobic glycolysis in vitro, suggesting that metabolic dysfunction may be important in arsenic-induced disease. Here, using the model organis...
Source: Toxicological Sciences - July 25, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Luz, A. L., Godebo, T. R., Bhatt, D. P., Ilkayeva, O. R., Maurer, L. L., Hirschey, M. D., Meyer, J. N. Tags: Arsenite and Mitochondrial Function in C. Elegans Source Type: research

Transmissions of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Mongolia is driven by Beijing strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to all first-line drugs
Mongolia has high and rising rates of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Spatio-temporal and programmatic evidence suggests a major contribution from MDR-TB transmission, but genotypic evidence has not been assessed. (Source: Tuberculosis)
Source: Tuberculosis - July 25, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ulziijargal Gurjav, Baasansuren Erkhembulgan, Buyankhishig Burneebaatar, Erdenegerel Narmandah, Oyuntuya Tumenbayar, Grant A. Hill-Cawthorne, Ben J. Marais, Vitali Sintchenko Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Development of Immune-Biomarkers of Pulmonary Tuberculosis In A Rabbit Model
Tuberculosis (TB) causes extensive morbidity and mortality worldwide with approximately 10 million new cases of active disease emerging from a pool of two billion individuals latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb.) every year. The underlying host immune responses that drive M. tb. infection to active disease or latency are not well understood. We propose that identification and characterization of host immune biomarkers will be helpful to better understand the mechanisms that drive this process, and may, in addition, lead to the development of better diagnostic tools for TB. (Source: Tuberculosis)
Source: Tuberculosis - July 25, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ali Dehnad, Resmi Ravindran, Selvakumar Subbian, Imran H. Khan Source Type: research

Burden of COPD in patients treated in different care settings in the Netherlands
Care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be provided in primary, secondary or tertiary care. Whether and to what extent patients with COPD treated in various healthcare settings differ in disease burden and healthcare utilization remains unknown. Therefore, daily symptoms, functional mobility, mood status, health status and healthcare utilization were compared between COPD patients in various care settings, to explore possibilities for healthcare-optimization. (Source: Respiratory Medicine CME)
Source: Respiratory Medicine CME - July 25, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Dionne E. Smid, Martijn A. Spruit, Sarah Houben-Wilke, Jean W.M. Muris, Gernot G.U. Rohde, Emiel F.M. Wouters, Frits M.E. Franssen Source Type: research

Limitations to providing adult cystic fibrosis care in Europe: Results of a care centre survey
There are a growing number of adults in Europe with a projected increase of 75% over the next decade. There is concern that provision of care will not be sufficient to meet needs. We aimed to establish the level of CF service throughout Europe. (Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis)
Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis - July 25, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Susan Madge, Scott C. Bell, Pierre- R égis Burgel, Karleen De Rijcke, Francesco Blasi, J. Stuart Elborn, on behalf of the ERS/ECFS task force: The provision of care for adults with cystic fibrosis in Europe Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Epidemiology and etiology of influenza-like-illness in households in Vietnam; it ’s not all about the kids!
Acute respiratory illnesses (ARIs) are a leading global cause of morbidity and mortality [1], commonly caused by viruses such as Influenza (Inf), Rhinoviruses (Rhino) and other Enteroviruses (Entero), Coronaviruses (Corona), Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Human Metapneumovirus (MPV), Parainfluenza virus (PIV) 1-4, and Adenoviruses (Adeno) [2 –5]. Influenza-like-illness (ILI) represents a subset of ARI patients, being variably defined as fever with at least one respiratory symptom, usually cough, which are common in patients presenting with other viral causes of ARI [3,6,7], and not specific for influenza [8,9]. (Sour...
Source: Journal of Clinical Virology - July 25, 2016 Category: Virology Authors: Diep Ngoc Thi Nguyen, Le Quynh Mai, Juliet E. Bryant, Nguyen Le Khanh Hang, Le Nguyen Minh Hoa, Behzad Nadjm, Pham Quang Thai, Tran Nhu Duong, Dang Duc Anh, Peter Horby, H. Rogier van Doorn, Heiman F.L. Wertheim, Annette Fox Source Type: research

WU and KI Polyomavirus Infections in Filipino Children with Lower Respiratory Tract Disease
WU and KI are small, icosahedral, non-enveloped double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) viruses [1] in the family Polyomaviridae. They were discovered in 2007 in the respiratory tract of children and adults, begging the question of their contribution to respiratory tract infections (RTI). Since their initial discovery, they have been detected in respiratory specimens worldwide [2 –7]. Children appear to have higher detection rates in the respiratory tract than adults, with the highest rates (up to 13%) in 1–2year olds [8–10]. (Source: Journal of Clinical Virology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Virology - July 25, 2016 Category: Virology Authors: Suchitra Rao, Marilla G. Lucero, Hanna Nohynek, Veronica Tallo, Socorro P. Lupisan, Robert L. Garcea, Eric A.F. Sim ões, ARIVAC Consortium Source Type: research

Mechanical Ventilation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Review
DESPITE PROGRESS IN perioperative management, postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) still are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in cardiac surgery. About 25% of patients with no severe cardiac dysfunction who undergo cardiac surgery experience significant respiratory impairment for at least 1 week after the intervention.1 Post-cardiac surgery PPCs clinically range from fever with productive cough to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV) and showing reduced survival. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - July 25, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Elena Bignami, Marcello Guarnieri, Francesco Saglietti, Alessandro Belletti, Cinzia Trumello, Ilaria Giambuzzi, Fabrizio Monaco, Ottavio Alfieri Tags: REVIEW ARTICLESGiovanni Landoni, MDSection Editors? > Source Type: research

Knockdown of HMGN2 increases the internalization of Klebsiella  pneumoniae by respiratory epithelial cells through the regulation of α5β1 integrin expression.
This study suggests a possible therapeutic application for bacterial internalization by targeting HMGN2 in order to treat K. pneumoniae infection. PMID: 27460641 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Molecular Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Molecular Medicine - July 25, 2016 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Wang X, Li J, Chen S, Shen X, Yang X, Teng Y, Deng L, Wang Y, Chen J, Wang X, Huang N Tags: Int J Mol Med Source Type: research

Separation of Doppler radar-based respiratory signatures
< h3 class= " a-plus-plus " > Abstract < /h3 > < p class= " a-plus-plus " > Respiration detection using microwave Doppler radar has attracted significant interest primarily due to its unobtrusive form of measurement. With less preparation in comparison with attaching physical sensors on the body or wearing special clothing, Doppler radar for respiration detection and monitoring is particularly useful for long-term monitoring applications such as sleep studies (i.e. sleep apnoea, SIDS). However, motion artefacts and interference from multiple sources limit the widespread use and the scope of potential applications of th...
Source: Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - July 24, 2016 Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research

H1N1 viral pneumonia: Spectrum of chest HRCT findings
Conclusion MDCT picture of H1N1 chest infection is highly variable with a spectrum of HRCT findings ranging from focal patchy ground glass attenuation to diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) or adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Still, constellation of clinical data and HRCT findings especially in endemic areas can raise the suspicion of H1N1. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - July 24, 2016 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Automated identification of an aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease cohort
An informatics search algorithm can successfully identify diagnosed and undiagnosed cases of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) in the electronic health record. (Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - July 24, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Katherine N. Cahill, Christina B. Johns, Jing Cui, Paige Wickner, David W. Bates, Tanya M. Laidlaw, Patrick E. Beeler Source Type: research

Blind intubation through the Supraglottic Airway Laryngopharyngeal Tube with a biohazard suit
Securing the airway belongs to the basic skills of medical personnel, including paramedics. Currently, tracheal intubation is considered the gold standard for airway management [1]. If properly performed, it isolates the respiratory tract, eliminating or significantly reducing the risk of gastric contents aspiration into the airway [2]. However, from the disaster medicine point of view, in numerous situations, because of the risk to their life and health, paramedics should perform rescue management activities using protective clothing of highest priority, i.e. (Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - July 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sebastian Aleksandrowicz, Marcin Madziala Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Propofol or Ketofol for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in Emergency Medicine —The POKER Study: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial
Conclusion Ketofol and propofol resulted in a similar incidence of adverse respiratory events requiring the intervention of the sedating physician. Although propofol resulted in more hypotension, the clinical relevance of this is questionable, and both agents are associated with high levels of patient satisfaction. (Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine)
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - July 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Lung function abnormalities among service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan with respiratory complaints
Service members deploying to Afghanistan (OEF) and Iraq (OIF) often return with respiratory symptoms. We sought to determine prevalence of lung function abnormalities following OEF/OIF. (Source: Respiratory Medicine CME)
Source: Respiratory Medicine CME - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aaron B. Holley, Michal Sobieszczyk, Michael Perkins, Brian M. Cohee, Camille B. Costantoth, Donovan L. Mabe, Robert Liotta, Joseph H. Abraham, Paul R. Holley, John Sherner Tags: Short communication Source Type: research

Eosinophil alveolitis in two patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
This report discusses the diagnostic and etiological considerations of a coexisting UIP pattern and an eosinophil alveolitis. We conclude that these cases illustrate that high level BALF eosinophilia (40–50%) may occur among patients with IPF. (Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports)
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Pasteurella multocida pleural effusion: A case report and review of literature
We describe a man who developed pleural effusion with Pasteurella multocida, and review the reported literature concerning this entity. We identified 21 such cases, including our own. Most patients with P. multocida pleural effusions are immunocompromised and/or have significant co-morbidities. These effusions are typically complicated parapneumonic effusions that are grossly purulent (87%) with a low pleural fluid pH (mean 6.8), high protein (mean 4.8 g/dl) and high LDH (mean 1911 U/L) and low glucose (28.6 mg/dl). Pleural fluid drainage with tube thoracostomy was required in the majority (62%) of cases. (Source: Respirat...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Pleural effusion: An uncommon manifestation of nitrofurantoin-induced pulmonary injury
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2016 Source:Respiratory Medicine Case Reports Author(s): Jared W. Davis, Lynn S. Jones Nitrofurantoin has been documented as a cause of acute, sub-acute, and chronic pulmonary injury. This is a case of an 82 year-old female who presented with multiple episodes of respiratory symptoms due to recurrent pleural effusions after beginning nitrofurantoin therapy for urinary tract infection prophylaxis. Due to the rarity of pleural effusion as an adverse reaction to nitrofurantoin, the diagnosis was overlooked at first. This led to the patient undergoing multiple invasive procedures ...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Endobronchial involvement of mantle cell lymphoma: A case report
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2016 Source:Respiratory Medicine Case Reports Author(s): Ken Katono, Masayuki Shirasawa, Shinya Harada, Hideyuki Niwa, Yoshiro Nakahara, Satoshi Igawa, Masanori Yokoba, Masaru Kubota, Noriyuki Masuda Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a subtype of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Most cases of MCL have extranodal involvement at the time of the initial diagnosis; however, endobronchial involvement is rare. An 87-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of dyspnea on exertion. A chest CT revealed diffuse irregular wall thickening of the trachea and bilateral bronchi. A ...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Two cases of pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis diagnosed with transbronchial lung biopsy
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2016 Source:Respiratory Medicine Case Reports Author(s): Hisako Kushima, Kouko Hidaka, Hiroshi Ishii, Akira Nakao, Rintaro On, Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Masaki Fujita, Kazuki Nabashima, Kentaro Watanabe Idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) is a rare subset of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs). Here we present two patients with PPFE in which the histology was confirmed with transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB). The 25-year-old and 64-year-old men were both slender with a long history of pulmonary upper lobe fibrosis and a marked restrictive impairment. Altho...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Immunoglobulin G4-related pleuritis – A case report
We report a rare case of a 58-year-old man with IgG4-related pleural disease without other systemic manifestations. The diagnosis was based on characteristic changes on PET-CT and typical histopathology in a pleural specimen. The patient’s condition improved following immunosuppressive therapy. (Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports)
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Pulmonary arterial hypertension secondary to adult-onset Still ’s disease: Response to cyclosporine and sildenafil over 15 years of follow-up
We describe the clinical course of a 40-year-old woman who presented with PAH 19 months after a diagnosis of AOSD. Sildenafil and immunosuppressive therapy with cyclosporine resulted in clinical and hemodynamic improvement with long-term survival 15 years after her initial presentation of AOSD. We review the literature for published cases of PAH due to AOSD and discuss the potential mechanisms relating inflammatory diseases and PAH. (Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports)
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Spontaneous bacterial empyema in a non cirrhotic end stage renal disease patient with immunosuppression
We describe a 59 year old female with ESRD status post renal transplant, on chronic immunosuppression for renal allograft rejection who was admitted with pleuritic chest pain that turned to be secondary to right sided pleural effusion. Further evaluation revealed Escherichia coli in both the blood and pleural fluid. There was no clinical or imaging evidence of pneumonia as well as cirrhosis or ascites. She was managed as a case of SBEM requiring drainage by chest tube. Management of SBEM in non-cirrhotic individuals usually requires drainage with chest tube as against patients with liver cirrhosis with hepatic hydro-thorax...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and Niemann Pick disease type B: An unexpected combination
Conclusions In spite of the patient’s symptoms being consistent with NPD type of lung involvement, clinical findings raised the suspicion of an underlying disorder, which surprisingly proved to be PAP. The detection of anti-GM-CSF autoantibodies in our patient allowed the initiation of inhaled GM-CSF treatment, which is likely to prove more beneficial in her prognosis than repeated lung lavages. (Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports)
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

An important cause of non-resolving pneumonia
In this report, we discuss the definition and clinical implications of limited GPA, treatment options, and highlight the importance of considering vasculitis in the differential diagnosis of non-resolving pneumonia. (Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports)
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Recurrent hydropneumothorax: An unusual presentation for malignant pleural mesothelioma
We report a case of malignant pleural mesothelioma presenting as recurrent hydropneumothorax with negative CT scan of the chest for pleural abnormalities and negative pleural fluid studies. (Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports)
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Fractured metallic tracheostomy tube: A rare complication of tracheostomy
Publication date: 2016 Source:Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, Volume 19 Author(s): Apichart So-ngern, Viboon Boonsarngsuk Although tracheostomy is a well-accepted procedure for airway management, some early and late complications may occur. Fracture of the tracheostomy tube (TT) is a rare complication, particularly in a patient with long-term use. Herein we report a case of fractured metallic TT migrating into the tracheobronchial tree. Rigid bronchoscopy was performed through the tracheostomy stoma and the fractured tube was successfully removed by a balloon catheter. Appropriate cleaning, routine careful examinati...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

A case of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium infection in an immunocompetent patient who showed a huge consolidation with a high FDG uptake on PET/CT
Publication date: 2016 Source:Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, Volume 19 Author(s): Akane Kato, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Mariko Ikeda, Kazunari Tateishi, Atsuhito Ushiki, Masanori Yasuo, Satoshi Kawakami, Shiho Asaka, Kazuhiro Oguchi, Masayuki Hanaoka We encountered a middle-aged afebrile immunocompetent woman with a slight cough. Positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) revealed a broad left upper-lobe consolidation without cavity lesions, small nodules, or bronchiectasis showing a positive fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake with a maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) of 26.9. Percutaneous nee...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

About the effect of pulmonary rehabilitation on lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Publication date: 2016 Source:Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, Volume 19 Author(s): Cristoforo Incorvaia, Gian-Galeazzo Riario-Sforza, Erminia Ridolo Detecting an improvement of lung function in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) following pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) may appear unexpected, but actually recent studies showed that is not so rare. In fact, in a prospective study comparing a group of 190 COPD patients undergoing PR to a group of 67 patients treated only with drugs a mean improvement of FEV1 from 1240 mL to 1252.4 mL was found in the former, while the values changed from 1367...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - July 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research