15 results match your criteria Internet Journal of Pulmonary Medicine[Journal]

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Telerehabilitation versus traditional centre-based pulmonary rehabilitation for people with chronic respiratory disease: protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

BMC Pulm Med 2018 May 15;18(1):71. Epub 2018 May 15.

Discipline of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University; Department of Physiotherapy, Alfred Health and Institute for Breathing and Sleep, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Background: Pulmonary rehabilitation is an effective therapeutic intervention for people with chronic respiratory disease. However, fewer than 5% of eligible individuals receive pulmonary rehabilitation on an annual basis, largely due to limited availability of services and difficulties associated with travel and transport. The Rehabilitation Exercise At Home (REAcH) study is an assessor-blinded, multi-centre, randomised controlled equivalence trial designed to compare the efficacy of home-based telerehabilitation and traditional centre-based pulmonary rehabilitation in people with chronic respiratory disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12890-018-0646-0DOI Listing
May 2018
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Association between ATM gene polymorphisms, lung cancer susceptibility and radiation-induced pneumonitis: a meta-analysis.

BMC Pulm Med 2017 Dec 15;17(1):205. Epub 2017 Dec 15.

Department of Respiratory Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, West China Hospital/West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University, Guoxuexiang 37, Chengdu, 610041, China.

Background: Previous studies have suggested that DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair is an important protective pathway after damage. The ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) gene plays an important role in the DNA DSB repair pathway. DNA damage is a major cytotoxic effect that can be caused by radiation, and the ability to repair DNA after damage varies among different tissues. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12890-017-0555-7DOI Listing
December 2017
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COPD online-rehabilitation versus conventional COPD rehabilitation - rationale and design for a multicenter randomized controlled trial study protocol (CORe trial).

BMC Pulm Med 2017 Nov 16;17(1):140. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

Research Unit for Chronic Diseases and Telemedicine, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Bispebjerg Bakke 23, 2450, Copenhagen, NV, Denmark.

Background: Rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a key treatment in COPD. However, despite the existing evidence and a strong recommendation from lung associations worldwide, 50% of patients with COPD decline to participate in COPD rehabilitation program and 30-50% drop-out before completion. The main reasons are severe symptoms, inflexible accessibility and necessity for transportation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12890-017-0488-1DOI Listing
November 2017
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e-Vita: design of an innovative approach to COPD disease management in primary care through eHealth application.

BMC Pulm Med 2016 08 16;16(1):121. Epub 2016 Aug 16.

Public Health and Primary Care Department, LUMC, P.O. Box 9600, Leiden, 2300 RC, The Netherlands.

Background: COPD is a highly complex disease to manage as patients show great variation in symptoms and limitations in daily life. In the last decade self-management support of COPD has been introduced as an effective method to improve quality and efficiency of care, and to reduce healthcare costs. Despite the urge to change the organisation of health care and the potential of eHealth to support this, large-scale implementation in daily practice remains behind, especially in the Netherlands. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12890-016-0282-5DOI Listing
August 2016
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"A year-long, fortnightly, observational survey in three European countries of patients with respiratory allergies induced by house dust mites: Methodology, demographics and clinical characteristics".

BMC Pulm Med 2016 May 23;16(1):85. Epub 2016 May 23.

Allergy Service, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Background: House dust mite (HDM) allergens constitute the leading trigger for the symptoms of persistent respiratory allergies (such as allergic rhinitis and asthma). However, the fluctuating, pernicious nature of the symptoms has given rise to a perception that HDM-induced respiratory allergy is not a "real" disease.

Methods: In order to assess the self-reported disease profile and behaviour of adult patients with a self-reported history of severe, poorly controlled, physician-diagnosed HDM respiratory allergy, we performed an observational, international, multicentre survey in three European countries (France, Italy and Spain). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12890-016-0246-9DOI Listing
May 2016
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Evaluating the interstitial lung disease multidisciplinary meeting: a survey of expert centres.

BMC Pulm Med 2016 Feb 1;16:22. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

Background: Multidisciplinary meetings (MDM) are the current "gold standard" in interstitial lung disease (ILD) diagnosis and comprise inter-disciplinary discussion of multiple forms of information to provide diagnostic and management outputs. Although bias could be potentially inserted at any step in the discussion process, to date there has been no consensus regarding the appropriate constitution and governance of MDM. We sought to determine the features of ILD MDMs based within ILD centres of excellence around the world. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12890-016-0179-3DOI Listing
February 2016
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Seeking and sharing: why the pulmonary fibrosis community engages the web 2.0 environment.

BMC Pulm Med 2016 Jan 12;16. Epub 2016 Jan 12.

Participation Program for Pulmonary Fibrosis (P3F), National Jewish Health, Denver, CO, USA.

Background: Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a rare, progressive disease that affects patients and their loved ones on many levels. We sought to better understand the needs and interests of PF patients and their loved ones (collectively "reader-participants") by systematically analyzing their engagement with the World Wide Web (the current version referred to as Web 2.0). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12890-016-0167-7DOI Listing
January 2016
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Association between pulmonologists' tobacco use and their effort in promoting smoking cessation in Turkey: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Pulm Med 2015 Nov 11;15:143. Epub 2015 Nov 11.

Pulmonary Medicine, Medical Faculty, Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: A strategy to reduce the number of smoking-related deaths is to encourage the involvement of health-care professionals in tobacco-use prevention activities and cessation counseling. Previous studies have shown that physicians' smoking status affects their efforts to provide smoking cessation counseling. This study investigates the association between pulmonologists' tobacco use and their efforts in promoting smoking cessation during their routine clinical practices in Turkey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12890-015-0131-yDOI Listing
November 2015
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Evaluation of a web-based asthma self-management system: a randomised controlled pilot trial.

BMC Pulm Med 2015 Feb 25;15:17. Epub 2015 Feb 25.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 340 W 10th St #6200, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA.

Background: Asthma is the most common chronic condition of childhood and disproportionately affects inner-city minority children. Low rates of asthma preventer medication adherence is a major contributor to poor asthma control in these patients. Web-based methods have potential to improve patient knowledge and medication adherence by providing interactive patient education, monitoring of symptoms and medication use, and by facilitation of communication and teamwork among patients and health care providers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12890-015-0007-1DOI Listing
February 2015
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Internet access and use by COPD patients in the National Emphysema/COPD Association Survey.

BMC Pulm Med 2014 Apr 22;14:66. Epub 2014 Apr 22.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Michigan Health System, 3916 Tubman Center, 1500 E, Medical Center Drive, Box 0360, Ann Arbor, USA.

Background: Technology offers opportunities to improve healthcare, but little is known about Internet use by COPD patients. We tested two hypotheses: Internet access is associated with socio-demographic disparities and frequency of use is related to perceived needs.

Methods: We analyzed data from a 2007-2008 national convenience sample survey of COPD patients to determine the relationship between Internet access and frequency of use with demographics, socio-economic status, COPD severity, and satisfaction with healthcare. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2466-14-66DOI Listing
April 2014
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Taking Healthy Steps: rationale, design and baseline characteristics of a randomized trial of a pedometer-based Internet-mediated walking program in veterans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

BMC Pulm Med 2014 Feb 3;14:12. Epub 2014 Feb 3.

Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, 2215 Fuller Rd, 48105 Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Background: Low levels of physical activity are common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and a sedentary lifestyle is associated with poor outcomes including increased mortality, frequent hospitalizations, and poor health-related quality of life. Internet-mediated physical activity interventions may increase physical activity and improve health outcomes in persons with COPD.

Methods/design: This manuscript describes the design and rationale of a randomized controlled trial that tests the effectiveness of Taking Healthy Steps, an Internet-mediated walking program for Veterans with COPD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2466-14-12DOI Listing
February 2014
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and exacerbations: patient insights from the global Hidden Depths of COPD survey.

BMC Pulm Med 2013 Aug 23;13:54. Epub 2013 Aug 23.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, London Chest Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust), Bonner Road, London E2 9JX, UK.

Background: Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major global health burden there is a lack of patient awareness of disease severity, particularly in relation to exacerbations.

Methods: We conducted a global patient survey using an innovative, internet-based methodology to gain insight into patient perceptions of COPD and exacerbations in a real-world sample typical of today's working-age COPD population.

Results: Two thousand patients with COPD (53%), chronic bronchitis (52%) and/or emphysema (22%) from 14 countries completed an online questionnaire developed by the authors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2466-13-54DOI Listing
August 2013
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Observational study on efficacy of negative expiratory pressure test proposed as screening for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome among commercial interstate bus drivers--protocol study.

BMC Pulm Med 2011 Dec 7;11:57. Epub 2011 Dec 7.

Master's and Doctoral Degree Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences, Nove de Julho, University, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a respiratory disease characterized by the collapse of the extrathoracic airway and has important social implications related to accidents and cardiovascular risk. The main objective of the present study was to investigate whether the drop in expiratory flow and the volume expired in 0.2 s during the application of negative expiratory pressure (NEP) are associated with the presence and severity of OSA in a population of professional interstate bus drivers who travel medium and long distances. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2466-11-57DOI Listing
December 2011
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Asthma control cost-utility randomized trial evaluation (ACCURATE): the goals of asthma treatment.

BMC Pulm Med 2011 Nov 24;11:53. Epub 2011 Nov 24.

Dept of Medical Decision Making Leiden University Medical Center, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands.

Background: Despite the availability of effective therapies, asthma remains a source of significant morbidity and use of health care resources. The central research question of the ACCURATE trial is whether maximal doses of (combination) therapy should be used for long periods in an attempt to achieve complete control of all features of asthma. An additional question is whether patients and society value the potential incremental benefit, if any, sufficiently to concur with such a treatment approach. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2466-11-53DOI Listing
November 2011
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Software for interpreting cardiopulmonary exercise tests.

BMC Pulm Med 2007 Oct 23;7:15. Epub 2007 Oct 23.

Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

Background: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) has become an important modality for the evaluation and management of patients with a diverse array of medical problems. However, interpreting these tests is often difficult and time consuming, requiring significant expertise.

Methods: We created a computer software program (XINT) that assists in CPET interpretation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2466-7-15DOI Listing
October 2007
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