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Noninvasive Ventilation: Education and Training. A Narrative Analysis and an International Consensus Document.

Adv Respir Med 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Intensive Care Unit. Hospital Morales Meseguer Murcia, Murcia, 30008, Spain.

Background: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is an increasingly used method of respiratory support. The use of the NIV is expanding over the time and if properly used, it can save patients life and improve long-term prognosis. However, both knowledge and skills for its proper use as a life-support are paramount. Read More

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March 2019
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Application of the forced oscillation technique in diagnosing and monitoring asthma in preschool children.

Adv Respir Med 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Centrum Medyczne LA Dymek, ul. Parafialna 1, 47-100 Strzelce Opolskie, Poland.

The measurement of lung function in preschool children for the diagnosis of asthma is not routinely used. The need to perform forced expiratory manoeuvres requires active cooperation and thus limits the use of spirometry in this age group. The forced oscillation technique (FOT) is a simple and noninvasive method of assessing the mechanical properties of the respiratory system during tidal breathing. Read More

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March 2019
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Measles Pneumonitis.

Adv Respir Med 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

First Academic Department of Pneumonology, Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, "SOTIRIA", Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, Mesogeion 152, Athens, Greece.

Measles represents an acute febrile illness, potentially fatal and highly contagious through the respiratory mode of transmission. Fever combined with one of the following: cough, coryza, conjunctivitis are the first manifestations of the disease. Koplik's spots may also appear on the buccal mucosa providing an opportunity to set the diagnosis even before the appearance of rash. Read More

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March 2019
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Giant hiatal hernias. A series of cases.

Adv Respir Med 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Clinical Department of Internal Medicine, Czerniakowski Hospital in Warsaw, Stepinska 19/25, 00-739 Warsaw, Poland.

Background: Dyspnoea is most often caused by disorders of the respiratory and/or cardiovascular systems. Much less often it is caused by the displacement of abdominal organs into the thoracic cage. Hiatal hernias may cause diagnostic difficulties, as both clinical and radiological symptoms suggest different disorders. Read More

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March 2019
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Adult onset still disease associated with Endogenous lipoid pneumonia, A case report.

Adv Respir Med 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Pathology, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Cholesterol pneumonia or endogenous lipid pneumonia is a rare disease that can occur in the context of a systemic disease or following a bronchial obstruction. It is characterized with a wide range of diverse symptoms and disease course. The present report introduces a young woman diagnosed with adult onset still disease since three years ago, who has referred with macrophage activation syndrome (MAS). Read More

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March 2019
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Noninfectious causes of diffuse pulmonary infiltrations in chronic renal failure: Metastatic pulmonary calsification.

Adv Respir Med 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Inonu University.

Metastatic pulmonary calsification (MPC) is a metabolic lung disease characterized by the deposition of calcium in pulmonary parenchyma. It may occur due to many bening or malign pathologies. Especially it is most commonly seen in patients with end stage chronic renal failure received renal replacement treatment. Read More

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March 2019
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Is it possible to predict, whether BAL salvage is going to be diagnostic?

Adv Respir Med 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Pneumonology, School of Medicine in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.

Background Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is used in the diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases. BAL is diagnostic when ≥60% of the instilled volume is recovered. There are no reliable markers useful to predict, whether BAL volume is going to be diagnostic. Read More

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Evaluation of the quality of life after surgical removal of lung cancer.

Adv Respir Med 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Institute of Physiotherapy, Medical Department, University of Rzeszow, Warszawska 26A Street,, 35- 205 Rzeszów, Poland.

Background: Morbidity and mortality attributed to lung cancer remain at high levels, especially where men are concerned. The surgery for lung cancer involves removing neoplastic lesions in order to save the largest possible part of the healthy lung. Of importance is also pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation. Read More

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March 2019
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Interrelationship of endothelial function parameters in children with bronchial asthma in exacerbation and remission.

Adv Respir Med 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Kharkiv National Medical University, 4 Nauky Avenue, 61022 Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Background: Bronchial asthma (BA) is characterized by airways chronic inflammation. A special role in this inflammatory process formation is played by development of endothelial dysfunction.

Objective: to evaluate a role of endothelial dysfunction in development and supporting of chronic inflammatory process by endothelium function parameters determination in children with BA in exacerbation and remission. Read More

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March 2019
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The association between microcytic anemias and spirometric parameters.

Adv Respir Med 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran, Iran, Islamic Republic Of.

Background Microcytic anemias are a group of anemias with smaller than normal red blood cells. Iron deficiency anemia and thalassemia are some of the major causes. The aim of this study was to compare the pulmonary function of the subjects with microcytic anemias to the normal population. Read More

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March 2019
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Is bronchoscopy always justified in diagnosis of haemoptysis? Response to the letter of Solidoro and Guerrera.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Dec 30. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

Department of Pneumology and Allergy, 1st Chair of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Lodz, 22 Kopcinski avenue, 90-153 Lodz, Poland.

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December 2018
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The importance of a diagnostic pathway in the diagnosis of haemoptysis.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Dec 30. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, Respiratory Diseases Unit, University of Turin, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Italy, Cso Bramante 88, 10126 Turin, Italy.

The role of interventional pulmonology in both the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of haemopthysis is far to be completely defined. Even if we have to differentiate massive from mild and moderate bleeding it seems to be reasonable to asses that a bronchoscopy (fiberoptic or rigid) can be safely proposed in skilled centers with a wide range of immediate therapeutical interventional options, whether pneumological, either radiological or surgical. Read More

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December 2018

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis coexisting with lung cancer - a review.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Dec 30. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

Katedra i Klinika Chorób Płuc i Grużlicy, Wydział Lekarski z Oddziałem Lekarsko-dentystycznym w Zabrzu. Śląskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Katowicach Department of Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis, School of Medicine with the Division of Dentistry in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an interstitial lung disease with poor prognosis. Although the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood, IPF is connected with lung cancer development, which farther worsens the prognosis. Various papers report IPF and cancer coexistence in 9. Read More

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December 2018
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Epicardial fat in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a marker of high cardiovascular risk - review.

Adv Respir Med 2018 12 30. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

Department of Pulmonary Diseases and Tuberculosis, University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Palacky University, Olomouc, I.P.Pavlova 6, 779 00 Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are commonly interconnected, and this coincidence negatively influences patients' mortality and morbidity. On the basis of the current available data originating mainly from cardiovascular studies epicardial fat (EF) has been proposed as a marker of cardiovascular risk. This review is focused on a potential role of epicardial fat as a new biomarker for risk stratification of COPD patients. Read More

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December 2018

Development of bronchiectasis during long-term rituximab treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Dec 30. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

GIRAT, Fundación Valle del Lili - Universidad Icesi, Cra. 98 18-49, 760026 Cali, Colombia.

Here the cases of three female patients who received long-term rituximab treatment for seropositive, erosive and deforming rheumatoid arthritis was reported. After rituximab treatment, they presented with recurrent sinusitis and pneumonia, followed by the subsequent development of bronchiectasis. A temporal relationship between rituximab treatment and the onset of respiratory complications was exposed as a possible pathogenic mechanism. Read More

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December 2018
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Necrotizing pneumonia due to Mycoplasma in children: an uncommon presentation of a common disease.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Dec 30. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS. COMPLEJO HOSPITAL DE NAVARRA, C/ IRUNLARREA 3, 31008 PAMPLONA, Spain; INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACION SANITARIA DE NAVARRA IdisNa, c Irunlarrea, 31008 pamplona, Spain.

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common respiratory pathogen, especially in children, responsible for community-acquired pneumonia. Although, in most cases, infections caused by this bacterium follow a benign self-limited clinical course, cases of severe respiratory infections have been reported. We present two pediatric cases of necrotizing pneumonia due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Read More

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December 2018
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Early maladaptive schemas and asthma: disconnection and rejection domains may have an effect on the severity of asthma.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Dec 30. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

Tuberculosis and Lung Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Introduction: Early maladaptive schemas (EMSs) that are being shaped through the early period of development of humans have been reported to affect the functions of asthmatic patients. This study focuses on the probable relationship between the personality schemas and areas with severity of asthma.

Material And Methods: Fifty asthmatic patients were entered this descriptive cross-sectional study in Tabriz University of Medical Sciences from March to August, 2016. Read More

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December 2018
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Nontuberculous mycobacteria strains isolated from patients between 2013 and 2017 in Poland. Our data with respect to the global trends.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Dec 30. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

Clinical Pneumonology Ward, Medical University od Łódź, Kopcińskiego 22, 90-153 Łódź, Poland.

Introduction: During the last decades the prevalence of NTM infections has increased, especially in developed countries. The aim of the study was to provide an overview on all NTM isolated from clinical samples in Poland between 2013 and 2017.

Material And Methods: The study comprised 2799 clinical specimens, mostly respiratory accessed in the reference laboratory of National Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Research Institute in Warsaw and in the Wielkopolska Center of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery, Poland, 2013-2017. Read More

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December 2018
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Influence of omalizumab therapy on airway remodeling assessed with high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in severe allergic asthma patients.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Dec 30. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

II Chair of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pulmonology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Skawińska 8, 31-066 Kraków, Poland.

Introduction: Airway remodeling is an important factor in persistent obstruction in severe asthma. High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is an effective method of detecting changes in airway structure. Our aim was to use HRCT to assess changes in airway remodeling in patients with severe allergic asthma who are treated with omalizumab. Read More

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December 2018
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Comparing transpulmonary thermodilution monitoring to lung ultrasound during pneumonia: an observational study.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Dec 30. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

SPSK nr 7 SUM GCM, ziołowa 45/47, 40-635 katowice, Poland.

Introduction: Monitoring lung function during pneumonia is essential for the evaluation of the effectiveness of therapy in ICU patients. Among various bedside techniques, two particularly interesting are the lung ultrasound and the transpulmonary thermodilution technique. In this observational single center study we want to assess the correlation between the lung ultrasound examination (LUS) and transpulmonary thermodilution volumetric parameters such as extravascular lung water index (EVLWI) and pulmonary vascular permeability index (PVPI). Read More

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December 2018

Speech therapy in the management of difficult-to-treat chronic cough - preliminary results.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Dec 30. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Allergy, Medical University of Warsaw, Banacha 1a, 02-097 Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction: The efficacy of management of chronic cough in adults is limited. Speech therapy is one of the few therapeutic methods which seems to be useful in patients with persistent chronic cough. However, the method has not been available in Poland so far. Read More

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December 2018

Factors predisposing to non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease in the patients with respiratory isolates of non-tuberculous mycobacteria.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Dec 30. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

1st Department of Lung Diseases, National Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction: An increasing incidence rate of respiratory isolates of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has been noted recently in most European countries as well as in the US. Despite many publications, there is no consensus concerning the importance of different factors in promoting NTM lung disease (NTMLD). The aim of the present retrospective study was to analyse patients with positive NTM respiratory isolates in search of factors predisposing to NTMLD. Read More

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December 2018
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Neprilysin inhibitors as a new approach in the treatment of right heart failure in the course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Response to the letter of Siniorakis et al.

Adv Respir Med 2018;86(5):257-259

Klinika Chorób Wewnętrznych, Astmy i Alergii Wydziału Lekarskiego, Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi, Uniwersytecki Szpital Kliniczny im. Norberta Barlickiego ul. Stefana Kopcińskiego 22, 90-001 Łódź..

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January 2018
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Lung transplantation as a viable option of treatment for pulmonary veno-occlusive disease.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(5):249-254

Department of Cardiac, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Transplantology, SDMZ in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Silesian Centre for Heart Disease in Zabrze, Poland.

Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) is a rare form of pulmonary hypertension caused by alteration of pulmonary veins. Many clinical and hemodynamic similarities to idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) may cause diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties. This case report is about a patient with PVOD, whose first symptoms of the disease occurred after infectious mononucleosis. Read More

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January 2018
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Endobronchial metastasis from renal cell carcinoma as a reason for recurrent pulmonary infections.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(5):245-248

5th Pulmonology Department, Chest Hospital "Sotiria", Athens, Greece, Greece.

Endobronchial metastases (EBM) secondary to extrathoracic malignancies are very rare. Breast cancer, colorectal cancer and renal cell carcinoma represent the most common types of cancer leading to endobronchial metastases. They usually represent a late manifestation of other types of cancer and their prognosis is generally poor averaging a survival of 1-2 years in most case series. Read More

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January 2018
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Radiology findings and non-invasive ventilation response.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(5):240-244

Department of Internal Medicine, Prof.Dr.Ilhan Varank Sancaktepe Training and Research Hospital, Emek Neighborhood, Namık Kemal St. No: 7, 34785 Istanbul, Turkey.

Although NIV is a simple and useful method, considerable variation in its use across countries, regions and hospitals may be noted. The patient should be evaluated according to subjective response (respiratory distress, consciousness, problems related to mask and airflow), physiological responses (respiration rate, respiratory effort, air leakage) and patient-ventilator compliance (gas exchange, pulse oximetry, arterial blood gases). Normalization in respiration rate within 1 or 2 hours after initiation of treatment is one of the most important markers for recovery. Read More

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January 2018
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QuantiFERON-TB-GOLD In-Tube in patients with sarcoidosis.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(5):234-239

Department of Pneumology and Allergy, Chair of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Lodz, Poland.

Introduction: Sarcoidosis and tuberculosis (TB) are the diseases that share many similarities. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) culture results are the gold standard for the diagnosis of TB, but false positive results are not rare. The aim was to evaluate the utility of QFT in detecting latent TB infection in a group of sarcoidosis patients with negative history of TB and negative culture/BACTEC results, and checking sarcoidosis activity influence on the QFT results. Read More

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January 2018
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Influence of particulate matter air pollution on exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease depending on aerodynamic diameter and the time of exposure in the selected population with coexistent cardiovascular diseases.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(5):227-233

Department of Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis, School of Medicine with the Division of Dentistry in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.

Introduction: Particulate matter air pollution constitutes an important factor affecting the course of various respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Two main monitored groups of particulate pollution are particulate matter with the aerodynamic diameter below 10 μm (PM10) and 2.5 μm (PM2. Read More

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January 2018
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The effectiveness of bronchial artery embolisation in patients with haemoptysis.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(5):220-226

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Allergology and Pulmonary Oncology, Poznań University of Medical Sciences.

Introduction: Bronchial artery embolisation (BAE) is one of the methods used in massive and recurring haemoptysis. The aim of the study is to determine the effectiveness and complications of bronchial artery embolisation in recurring haemoptysis.

Material And Methods: The analysis included 47 embolisation procedures performed on 30 patients treated between 2011 and 2017 in the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Allergology and Pulmonary Oncology due to haemoptysis. Read More

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January 2018
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The concurrence of granulomatous inflammation in intrathoracic lymph nodes with regional metastasis from primary lung cancer in surgically resected specimens.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(5):215-219

Saint Louis University.

Introduction: Granulomatous inflammation has been associated with malignancies such as breast, testicular, renal cell, and lymphoma. The coexistence of granulomatous inflammation in mediastinal/hilar lymph node with primary lung malignancy has been described in case reports. Our goal was to examine the frequency of granulomatous reaction in mediastinal/hilar lymph node in the patients who had undergone surgical resection of lung cancer. Read More

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January 2018
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HIV status among presumptive tuberculosis cases attending tertiary care centre in South India.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(5):211-214

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India.

Introduction: In India, to increase human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) case detection, the National Technical Working Group on TB /HIV had made it mandatory to screen for HIV infection among presumptive tuberculosis (TB) cases.

Material And Methods: Our study was a cross-sectional study, conducted between June 2015 and December 2016 in a tertiary care institute (JIPMER), in South India, to estimate the prevalence of HIV among presumptive TB cases.

Results: Among the 964 presumptive TB cases who attended pulmonary medicine OPD, 189 patients were sputum acid-fast bacilli (AFB) positive. Read More

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January 2018
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Chest X ray score (Timika score): an useful adjunct to predict treatment outcome in tuberculosis.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(5):205-210

SDS TRC and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Medicine, Bangalore, India.

Introduction: Chest X-ray (CXR) has been used since long as an aid in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and also to determine the extent of the disease. The present study was conducted to evaluate the correlation of disease extent on CXR basing on the Timika CXR score with clinical and microbiological parameters at baseline, in sputum positive cases of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Material And Methods: The study was conducted at a tertiary referral centre for chest diseases in Bangalore, Karnataka from January 2017 to January 2018. Read More

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January 2018
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Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency in a French General Hospital: fortuitous detection rather than efficient screening.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Sep 2. Epub 2018 Sep 2.

Centre Hospitalier de l'Agglomération de Nevers - Laboratoire de biologie médicale, 1, boulevard de l'Hôpital, 58000 Nevers, France.

Introduction: We studied the characteristics of the screening procedure for alpha-1 antitrypsin at Nevers Hospital (France), together with the performance of serum protein gel electrophoresis for the fortuitous detection of patients with deficiency.

Material And Methods: We carried out a retrospective study of requests for alpha-1 antitrypsin determination referred to the laboratory during 3 years. We compared these requests with the numbers of patients seen at the hospital and requiring screening according to international recommendations. Read More

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September 2018
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Pleiotropic effect of vitamin D in cystic fibrosis.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Aug 15. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Święcickiego 6 Str., 60-781 Poznan, Poland.

Cystic fibrosis - CF - is the most common recessively autosomally and inherited disorder in the Caucasian population. It is incurable, multi-systemic disease with progressive course. CF is caused by CFTR gene mutation, the product of which is Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR). Read More

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August 2018
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Neprilysin inhibitors as a new approach in the treatment of right heart failure in the course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Aug 15. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Klinika Chorób Wewnętrznych, Astmy i Alergii Wydziału Lekarskiego, Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi, Uniwersytecki Szpital Kliniczny im. Norberta Barlickiego ul. Stefana Kopcińskiego 22, 90-001 Łódź.

The aim of the study was to find out scientific evidence on the possible use of the combined angiotensin II receptor antagonist and neprilysin inhibitors (ARNI) in patients with right heart failure (RHF) in the course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It has been proven that a lack of neprilysin or its reduced expression in hypoxia leads to exacerbation of pulmonary arterial remodelling (PAR) or pulmonary hypertension (PH) in the mechanism related to the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) resulting in the proliferation and migration of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells and endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition. Such action in the course of COPD can lead to RHF, which would signify noxious effect of this group of drugs. Read More

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August 2018
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2-year follow-up of Lung transplantation as a treatment of Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Osler-Weber-Rendu disease) - a case report.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Aug 15. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Department of Cardiac, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Transplantology, SDMZ in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Silesian Centre for Heart Disease in Zabrze, Poland.

Hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a disease of initially mild course - manifesting with recurrent nosebleeds and increased fatigue. Nevertheless, its progression can deteriorate patient's health. Solid organ transplantation becomes the only therapeutic option to save a life. Read More

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August 2018
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Intrapericardial cisplatin combined with oral colchicine resulted in long term control of malignant pericardial effusion in the course of metastatic renal cancer.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Aug 15. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Instytut Gruźlicy i Chorób Płuc, Płocka 26, 01-138 Warszawa, Poland.

Background Neoplastic pericardial effusion (NPE) represents a common cause of morbidity and mortality in patient with cancer. NPE presents frequently as cardiac tamponade, requiring urgent pericardiocentesis or pericardiotomy, with subsequent pericardial fluid drainage. Despite high effectiveness of such procedures, the recurrence of effusion is noted in 30- 60% of patients. Read More

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August 2018
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Study of Pulmonary function tests in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and their correlation with glycemic control and systemic inflammation.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Aug 15. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Department of Internal Medicine,, VMMC and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi-110029, India.

Background - Reduced lung function in diabetes has been described for long but its clinical importance is not yet clear. Also, limited literature is available regarding its association with sugar control, and its correlation with inflammatory markers. Thus, we aimed to study the pulmonary function test abnormalities and systemic inflammation in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Read More

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August 2018
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The Prevalence and Predicting Factors of Pulmonary Thromboembolism in Patients with Exacerbated Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Aug 15. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Department of Radiology, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, North Kargar Ave. 14114, Tehran, Iran, Iran, Islamic Republic Of.

Background And Aims: The risk of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) in patients with exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (e-COPD) is higher than in non-COPD states. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and the parameters that are critical for finding the incidence of PTE in patients with e-COPD.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 68 consecutive patients with the e-COPD, referred to the Pulmonary Disease Department at the Shariati Hospital in Tehran between 2013 and 2014. Read More

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August 2018
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Efficacy and safety of intravenous chemotherapy during intensive treatment phase in patients with newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis.

Adv Respir Med 2018 Aug 15. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Kharkiv National Medical University, 4 Nauky Avenue, 61022 Kharkiv, Ukraine.

The purpose of our study was to examine the efficacy and safety of intravenous chemotherapy during intensive treatment phase for patients with newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis (pulmonary TB).

Materials And Methods: The study involved 92 patients with newly diagnosed pulmonary TB aged between 20 years and 68 years. All patient with newly diagnosed pulmonary TB and chemosensitive tuberculosis were enrolled in this study. Read More

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Recommendations for the management of tuberculosis in children - KOMPASS TB. Part 1: Tuberculosis prevention.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(3)

Department of Pediatric Pneumonology and Allergy, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.

Since the second half of the 20th century the incidence of tuberculosis has been declining in Poland. Despite this, current epidemiological data still support the need for the continued mass BCG vaccination in Poland in the near future. Apart from the protection against severe hematogenous forms of tuberculosis, vaccination lowers the risk of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Read More

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November 2018
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Immune checkpoint inhibitors in non-small cell lung cancer - towards daily practice.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(3)

1Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Allergy, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland, Banacha 1a, 02-097 Warszawa, Poland.

Immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) revolutionized therapy of solid tumors, among them- lung cancer. PD-1, PD-L1 blockers have been shown to improve overall survival in advanced, metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. In individual patients, 3-5-year survival has been achieved. Read More

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November 2018
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Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease: pathogenesis, risk factors, clinical features and diagnostic algorithm - state of the art.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(3)

1st Department of Lung Diseases, National Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland.

Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) and pulmonary capillary haemangiomatosis (PCH) are rare disorders, with the estimated prevalence of less than 1 case per million inhabitants. The vascular pathology in PVOD/PCH involves pre-septal and septal veins, alveolar capillaries and small pulmonary arteries. According to the ERS/ESC classification of pulmonary hypertension (PH) from 2015, PVOD/PCH have been included in the subgroup 1' of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Read More

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November 2018
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Difficulties in the treatment of recurring diffuse alveolar hemorrhage accompanying primary antiphospholipid syndrome: a case report and literature review.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(3)

Katedra i Klinika Alergologii i Pulmonologii, Gdański Uniwersytet Medyczny.

Pulmonary embolism is the most common pulmonary manifestation of primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS). However, PAPS may manifest in the respiratory system also due to non-thrombotic processes. In the following paper we present a case of PAPS-related diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH). Read More

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November 2018
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Pulmonary tuberculosis in a male with silicosis.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(3)

Wielkopolskie Centre of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery, Ludwikowo k/Poznania, 62-050 Mosina, Poland.

Silicosis, a preventable occupational lung disease, is associated with various diseases, including tuberculosis (TB). There is an increased lifelong risk for lung tuberculosis even if exposure to silica dust ceases. That association contributes in a large extent to very high rates of tuberculosis in countries with poor TB and silica exposure control. Read More

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November 2018
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Is a normal chest radiograph sufficient to exclude pulmonary abnormalities potentially associated with chronic cough?

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(3)

Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Allergy, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction: There are few original studies on the true role of normal chest radiograph (CXR) in exclusion of pulmonary conditions that may be associated with chronic cough. Thus, the aim of the study was to assess whether a plain CXR is a sufficient tool to exclude relevant pulmonary causes of chronic cough.

Material And Methods: A retrospective analysis of chest computed tomography (CT) scans in non-smoking patients with chronic cough and normal CXR was performed. Read More

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November 2018
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Is bronchoscopy always justified in diagnosis of haemoptysis? Response to the letter of Tamura et al.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(2):111

Department of Pneumology and Allergy, 1st Chair of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Lodz, 22 Kopcinski avenue, 90-153 Lodz, Poland.

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October 2018
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Bronchoscopy in diagnosis of haemoptysis.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(2):110

Mito Medical Center, University of Tskuba, Miya-machi 3-2-7, 310-0015 Mito, Japan.

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October 2018
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Can vitamin D help in achieving asthma control? Vitamin D "revisited'': an updated insight.

Adv Respir Med 2018 ;86(2):103-109

Immunopathology Department; Medical University of Lodz, Zeligowskiego 7/9, 90-752 Lodz, Poland.

Asthma - a prolonged respiratory disease related with hyper-responsiveness and increased inflammation of airways; affects millions peoples worldwide. Vitamin D possess anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activities. Its deficiency (the level less than 20 ng/mL in the serum) is found to be related to occurrence of pulmonary diseases including bacterial and viral infections and asthma. Read More

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October 2018