Jurnale medicale [no title], 2011
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) management has become more daunting over the past decade because of alarming increases in CDI incidence and severity both in the hospital and in the community. This increase has concomitantly caused significant escalation of the health-care economic burden causemai mult [no title]
Lung cancers in the residual lungs of patients who have undergone pneumonectomies are often unresectable, primarily because of the risks of overt pulmonary function losses. Percutaneous cryoablation of lung tumors is a potentially minimally invasive technique that has recently been used in the treatmai mult [no title]
Rationing is the allocation of scarce resources, which in health care necessarily entails withholding potentially beneficial treatments from some individuals. Rationing is unavoidable because need is limitless and resources are not. How rationing occurs is important because it not only affects indivmai mult [no title]
Every country has finite resources that are expended to provide citizens with social "goods," including education, protection, infrastructure, and health care. Rationing—of any resource—refers to distribution of an allotted amount and may involve withholding some goods that would benefit some citizemai mult [no title]
As ICU survival continues to improve, clinicians are faced with short- and long-term consequences of critical illness. Deconditioning and weakness have become common problems in survivors of critical illness requiring mechanical ventilation. Recent literature, mostly from a medical population of patmai mult [no title]
Detailed description of functional exercise outcomes before and after lung transplantation is lacking. The objective of this study was to describe and compare posttransplant improvement in lung function and peak exercise parameters in patients with advanced lung disease.
As the cystic fibrosis (CF) population has aged, many chronic health problems have emerged, including diabetes mellitus and osteoporosis. Previous studies have suggested that pain is common in patients with CF; however, little is known about the factors associated with it or its impact on
Patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) suffer from respiratory infections leading over time to permanent lung damage. Increased radiosensitivity has been described, and clinicians should consider a risk-benefit assessment when ordering a CT scan, in that the exact level of
Particulate matter (PM) is present in lung tissues of smokers and urban dwellers. This study was designed to quantify the burden of PM in different lung tissues of subjects with COPD and determine its relationship to disease severity.
Surgical lung tissue samples from nonsmoker
Self-efficacy explores the emotional functioning and coping skills of an individual and is thought to be a strong predictor of health behaviors, which is particularly important for pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). However, to our knowledge, there is no measure of self-efficacy developed to
Digital radiography systems are replacing traditional film for chest radiographic monitoring in the recognition of pneumoconiosis.
To further investigate previous findings regarding the equivalence of film-screen radiographs (FSRs) and storage phosphor computed radiographs (CRs
The relationship between obesity and asthma remains inadequately defined. Studies about how obesity affects asthma control and lung function show conflicting results. Additional focus on the effect of age as a modifier may make clearer the interaction between obesity and asthma phenotype