Jurnale medicale [no title], 2010
Identification of people with Parkinson disease (PD) who are at risk for aspiration is important, especially because of the high prevalence of aspiration pneumonia.
Fifty-eight consecutive patients (Hoehn and Yahr stage II-III; average age 72.3) were enrolled in the study. Meas
To our knowledge, studies evaluating the quality of life (QoL) in patients with a history of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) are not available, even though QoL is a key outcome component of medical care and a predictor of disease-specific prognosis.
As part of a large follow-up s
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common breathing disorder, with a high prevalence in both the general and surgical populations. OSA is frequently undiagnosed, and the initial recognition often occurs during medical evaluation undertaken to prepare for surgery. Adverse respiratory and cardimai mult [no title]
REVEAL (the Registry to Evaluate Early and Long-term Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Disease Management) is the largest US cohort of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) confirmed by right-sided heart catheterization (RHC), providing a more comprehensive subgroup character
Pulmonary artery (PA) dilatation is one of the consequences of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and is used for noninvasive detection. However, it is unclear how the size of the PA behaves over time and whether it is related to pressure changes. The aim of this study was to evaluate
Influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons with cystic fibrosis (CF). Despite this recommendation, no study has been performed to determine factors associated with receipt of influenza vaccination among persons with CF.
We conducted a 2-year cohort study from 2006 thr
The aldo-keto reductase (AKR) gene superfamily codes for monomeric, soluble reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-dependent oxidoreductases that mediate elimination reactions. AKR1B10, an AKR that eliminates retinals, has been observed as upregulated in squamous metaplasia
Pneumonia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among nursing home residents. The approach to managing these patients has lacked uniformity because of the paucity of clinical trials, complexity of underlying comorbid diseases, and heterogeneity of administrative structures. The decision to hosmai mult [no title]
The seventh edition of TNM classification for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been approved. Vascular invasion has been reported as being a strong risk factor; therefore, we reviewed the impact of vascular invasion on new TNM classification.
We reviewed patients with com
The diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) can prove difficult because of secondary damage of ciliated tissue.
Here we audit culturing cells, obtained by nasal brushing, to a ciliated phenotype using an air-liquid interface method to determine if the effects of secondary
Sputum cell-subtype profiles in cough-variant asthma (CVA) are unknown.
Ninety-eight inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)-naive CVA patients were classified according to sputum eosinophil (eos)/neutrophil (neu) counts, as reported in subjects with asthma, as eosinophilic (E) (eos ≥ 1.0
After more than a century of relying on skin testing for the diagnosis of latent TB infection, clinicians now have access to blood-based diagnostics in the form of interferon release assays (IGRAs). These tests are generally associated with higher sensitivity and specificity for diagnosis of latentmai mult [no title]
Plastic bronchitis is an uncommon disorder generally associated with congenital heart disease or sickle cell acute chest syndrome. During the winter outbreak of 2009 influenza A(H1N1) [influenza A(H1N1)] virus infection, we cared for three children who developed plastic bronchitis without the typicamai mult [no title]
Patients who survive the acute phase of respiratory failure often are transferred to units with specialized expertise. These patients have a high risk of being readmitted to the acute care hospital. We conducted this study to determine whether supplementing a written report with a verbal telephone rmai mult [no title]