N Engl J Med 2004 Aug;351(9):e8
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman.
J Asthma Allergy 2021 31;14:309-316. Epub 2021 Mar 31.
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea.
Purpose: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and allergic rhinitis (AR) are common asthma-associated upper airway diseases. Olfactory dysfunction, a common symptom among these patients, is an increasingly recognized condition that is associated with a reduced quality of life and major health outcomes. However, there are few studies on the association between olfactory function and asthma. Read More
J Asthma Allergy 2021 29;14:293-299. Epub 2021 Mar 29.
Department of Pediatric Allergy and Asthma, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Mild to moderate asthma makes up the greatest proportion of all asthma severities in childhood. Children who are treated with steps 1-2 are defined as having mild asthma and step 3 as having moderate asthma, according to the guidelines. Although many studies focused on the management of severe asthma over the last decade, there have also been important changes and improvements in the management of mild to moderate asthma. Read More
J Heart Lung Transplant 2021 Mar 5. Epub 2021 Mar 5.
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany and German Centre of Lung Research (DZL).
Pulmonary hypertension is a serious complication of chronic fibrosing idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (PH-fIIP) leading to greater morbidity and mortality. The pathophysiologic basis for PH in fIIP is not completely understood, but microvascular rarefaction may play a key role. Severe hypoxemia and reduced diffusion capacity are characteristic. Read More
Burns 2021 Feb 17. Epub 2021 Feb 17.
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
Background: Burn is an overwhelming injury. The De Ritis ratio, defined as aspartate aminotransferase to alanine aminotransferase ratio, can be used to predict poor outcomes. We evaluated the risk factors, including the De Ritis ratio, associated with 1-year mortality after burn surgery. Read More
Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Apr;100(14):e25375
Department of Cardiology, Kunming Children's Hospital, Kunming, Yunnan.
Rationale: Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of the pulmonary veins (ACD/MPV) is a rare congenital malformation in neonates that results in severe respiratory distress and pulmonary hypertension. ACD/MPV is caused by mutations in the FOXF1 gene. Herein, a new case of a girl with ACD/MPV carrying a novel pathogenic variant of FOXF1 was reported. Read More