2,303 results match your criteria Pneumonologia i alergologia polska[Journal]


Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and hypothyroidism - merely concurrence or causal association?

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(5):302-6

Department of Sleep Medicine and Metabolic Disorders, Medical University in Lodz, Poland.

The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) ranges from 4 to 7% in men and from 2 to 5% in women. Its deleterious consequences such as traffic accidents, cardiovascular complications increasing morbidity and mortality, make it a major health problem. Apart from obesity (a major risk factor for OSAHS), hypothyroid patients are prone to reveal this phenotype. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0038DOI Listing
April 2017
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The role of the TGF-SMAD signalling pathway in the etiopathogenesis of severe asthma.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(5):290-301

Department of Internal Medicine, Asthma and Allergy of The Medical University of Lodz, N. Barlicki University Hospital No. 1 of Medical University of Lodz, Poland.

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory heterogeneous disease of the lower respiratory tract characterised by the occurrence of bronchial hyper-responsiveness and paroxysmal, changeable bronchial obstruction. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-b) is one of the cytokines involved in mediating airway inflammation and remodelling. The level of TGF-b1 gene expression correlates with severity of symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0037DOI Listing
April 2017
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Hemoptysis in a patient with multifocal primary pulmonary angiosarcoma.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(5):283-9

Department of Internal Medicine, Pneumonology and Allergology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.

Primary pulmonary angiosarcoma (PPA) is a rare tumour arising from arterial or venous pulmonary vessels of various size. It is characterized by aggressive course and poor prognosis. The early diagnosis is difficult due to diverse clinical and radiological manifestations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0036DOI Listing
April 2017
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Musculosceletal tuberculosis with involvement of tendon sheaths and formation of synovial cyst.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(5):278-82

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

Due to an increasing amount of patients on immunosuppressive treatment, the number of tuberculosis (TB) of atypical course and extrapulmonary tuberculosis cases increase. Locomotor system is a place of every fifth case of extrapulmonary TB. Because of lack of characteristic symptoms, as well as rare co-occurrence of active lung lesions in radiological imaging, proper diagnosis is hard to establish. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0035DOI Listing
April 2017
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The incidence of tuberculosis transmission among family members and outside households.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(5):271-7

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

Introduction: The risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) infection is correlated with the concentration of infectious particles and exposure time. In closed populations, healthy people staying in very frequent, close and prolonged contact with a smear-positive person, become infected and represent another link in the chain of transmission of the disease. Therefore, in the fight against tuberculosis, an important element is quick identification of the patient and potentially infected people from his environment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0034DOI Listing
April 2017
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Centrilobular nodules in high resolution computed tomography of the lung in IPAH patients - preliminary data concerning clinico-radiological correlates.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(5):265-70

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

Introduction: Inhomogeneity of lung attenuation pattern is observed in high resolution chest computed tomography (HRCT) in some IPAH patients despite lack of interstitial lung disease. Such radiological changes are described either as ill-defined centrilobular nodules (CN) or as focal ground glass opacities (FGGO). There is no consensus in the literature, whether they indicate the distinct type of IPAH, or pulmonary venoocclusive disease (PVOD) with subtle radiological changes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0033DOI Listing
April 2017
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Effect of obesity and metabolic syndrome on severity, quality of life, sleep quality and inflammatory markers in patients of asthma in India.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(5):258-64

V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.

Introduction: The study aimed to compare the effect of obesity with and without metabolic syndrome on asthma severity, quality of life, sleep quality, sleep disordered breathing and inflammatory markers as compared to non-obese asthma patients.

Material And Methods: 60 asthma patients recruited for the study were divided equally into non-obese (NOA), obese without metabolic syndrome (OANMS) and obese with metabolic syndrome (OAMS) groups. Study cohorts were assessed for severity of asthma, quality of life and quality of sleep using questionnaires and inflammatory markers (FENO, hs-CRP, IL-5, IL-6 and leptin). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0032DOI Listing
April 2017
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Persons with allergy symptoms use alternative medicine more often.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(5):251-7

Department of Prevention of Environmental Hazards and Allergology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction: The aim of the study is to indicate the relation between the use of alternative medicine and the occurrence of allergic diseases in the Polish population of adults in the age of 20-44 years. Moreover the additional aim of the study is to define the relation between the sex, age and place of living and the use of alternative medicine.

Material And Methods: The data from the project Epidemiology of Allergic Diseases in Poland (ECAP) has been used for analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0031DOI Listing
April 2017
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Fatigue syndrome in sarcoidosis.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(4):244-50

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. Most commonly it results in the formation of non-caseating granulomas in intrathoracic lymph nodes and lung parenchyma, but the clinical course and picture may be complicated by extrapulmonary involvement and many non-respiratory signs and symptoms which are directly related to the disease. In addition, sarcoidosis patients may suffer from a plethora of symptoms of uncertain or unknown origin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0030DOI Listing
April 2017
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The effect of omalizumab on eosinophilic inflammation of the respiratory tract in patients with allergic asthma.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(4):232-43

Bronchial asthma is characterised by high levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) and overproduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including interleukins IL-4, IL-13 and IL-5 needed for, amongst other things, the production of IgE and the differentiation, maturation, migration and survival of eosinophils. Eosinophils are one of the most important cells in allergic inflammation. Their presence in tissue is linked to the persistence of inflammatory infiltrate, tissue damage and remodelling. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0029DOI Listing
April 2017
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The pharmaceutical care in asthma - Polish and global perspective.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(4):225-31

The pharmaceutical care is a pharmacist's contribution to the care of individual patients and leads to optimize the use of drugs. The pharmaceutical care may improve adherence, clinical effectiveness of providing therapy and improve the health-related quality of life. The conducted literature review confirmed that pharmaceutical care and advanced pharmaceutical services are clinical effective in asthma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0028DOI Listing
April 2017
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Can pancreatic tissue cause haemoptysis?

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(4):222-4

A mature teratoma is a tumour of primary germ cells. It is often found in the mediastinum. The authors describe a case of a young man who demonstrated haemoptysis as the only symptom of a mediastinal tumour. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0027DOI Listing
April 2017
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Effects of depression and anxiety on asthma-related quality of life.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(4):212-21

Introduction: Asthma is the most prevalent chronic disease in adults. It affects their quality of life. Studies confirm that depression and anxiety occurs in asthma patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0026DOI Listing
April 2017
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Quality of life in adults with cystic fibrosis: the Greek experience.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(4):205-11

Introduction: Recent developments in treatment have steadily raised the median predicted age of survival for people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). We report the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in CF adult patients and correlate our findings with the patients' demographic characteristics.

Material And Methods: The Cystic Fibrosis Quality of Life (CFQoL) questionnaire was answered by 77 CF adult patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0025DOI Listing
April 2017
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Comorbidities in lung cancer.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(3):186-92

Comorbidity is the occurrence of concomitant disease in addition to an index disease of interest or the simultaneous occurrence of multiple diseases in an individual. Lung cancer is associated with age and smoking, and both age and smoking are strongly associated with comorbidity. Lung cancer is the most common malignancy in the world. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0022DOI Listing
April 2017
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Pulmonary mycotic pseudo-aneurysm with a prior history of ventricular septal defect. Case report with review of literature.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(3):178-80

In general aneurysms of the pulmonary arteries are less frequent than intracranial, aortic or other vascular locations. Infectious causes include bacteria such as Staphylococcus sp and Streptococcus sp, mycobacteria, Treponema pallidium (syphilis) and rarely fungi. We report a 7 year old female with two right-sided parahilar pseudo-aneurysm of fungal origin with a prior history of ventricular septal defect. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0021DOI Listing
April 2017
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A case of DIPNECH presenting as usual interstitial pneumonia.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(3):174-7

Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare disease that is classically described as presenting with cough, dyspnea, and wheezing in non-smoker middle aged females. Pulmonary function tests commonly demonstrate an obstructive pattern and CT of chest usually reveals diffuse air trapping with mosaic pattern. We present a case of patient with DIPNECH manifesting with restrictive pattern and as usual interstitial pneumonia on imaging. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0020DOI Listing
April 2017
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Association of interleukins genes polymorphisms with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Ukrainian population.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(3):168-73

Introduction: Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) is a significant health problem in some parts of the world. Three major cytokines involved in TB immunopathogenesis include IL-2, IL-4 and IL-10. The susceptibility to MDR TB may be genetically determined. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0019DOI Listing
April 2017
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Dietary pattern and asthma in India.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(3):160-7

Introduction: The study aimed to evaluate the association between food consumption pattern and asthma in Indian population.

Material And Methods: 125 asthma and corresponding age and sex matched healthy controls were recruited for the purpose of a study. A self- reported food-frequency questionnaire (NNR-Dietary Pattern in Asthma Questionnaire) comprising of 80 food and drink items, belonging to 15 groups, was developed based on routine dietary habits and ISAAC phase two and phase three questionnaires. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0018DOI Listing
April 2017
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Fungal infection of cystic fibrosis patients - single center experience.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(3):151-9

Introduction: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common monogenetic autosomal recessive disease in the human population. This systemic disease is characterized by changes in multiple organs, mainly in the lung tissue and digestive tract. More than 59% of CF patients become sensitized to fungal spores, mostly Aspergillus fumigatus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0017DOI Listing
April 2017
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Prognostic value of TH1/TH2 cytokines in infants with wheezing in a three year follow-up study.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(3):144-50

Introduction: The immune system is known to play a key role in the development of viral-induced wheeze, but the pattern of cytokine response is not clear. The aim of the study was to determine whether plasma cytokine levels during the acute wheezing illness in infants are associated with the subsequent development of persistent recurrent wheezing (PRW).

Material And Methods: 43 infants admitted to Iashvili Central Children Hospital, Tbilisi, Georgia, were selected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0016DOI Listing
April 2017
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Tumor necrosis factor alpha as an asthma biomarker in early childhood.

Authors:
Paweł Majak

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(3):143-4

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0015DOI Listing
April 2017
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Methods of airway resistance assessment.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(2):134-41

Department of Internal Medicinie, Pneumonology and Allergy, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.

Airway resistance is the ratio of driving pressure to the rate of the airflow in the airways. The most frequent methods used to measure airway resistance are whole-body plethysmography, the interrupter technique and the forced oscillation technique. All these methods allow to measure resistance during respiration at the level close to tidal volume, they do not require forced breathing manoeuvres or deep breathing during measurement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0014DOI Listing
April 2017
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What factors may influence epidemiological situation of tuberculosis in Poland and in the world?

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(2):126-33

I Department Lung Diseases, National Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Research Institute.

The authors present the review of factors influencing epidemiological situation of tuberculosis in Poland and in the world. The groups of increased risk of tuberculosis, and clinical conditions predisposing to activation of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) such as HIV, uremia, diabetes mellitus, transplantation of organs, treatment with glucocorticosteroids and with antibodies to TNF and to its receptors, were presented. The higher prevalence and worse prognosis of tuberculosis in elderly people was emphasised. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0013DOI Listing
April 2017
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A case of systemic melioidosis: unravelling the etiology of chronic unexplained fever with multiple presentations.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(2):121-5

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Melioidosis, caused by the environmental saprophyte, Burkholderia pseudomallei, is an important public health problem in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. It is being increasingly reported from other parts, including India, China, and North and South America expanding the endemic zone of the disease. We report a case of systemic melioidosis in a 58-year-old diabetic, occupationally-unexposed male patient, who presented with chronic fever, sepsis, pneumonia, pleural effusion and subcutaneous abscess, was undiagnosed for long, misidentified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection elsewhere, but was saved due to correct identification of the etiologic agent and timely institution of appropriate therapy at our institute. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0012DOI Listing
April 2017
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Cough-induced lung intercostal hernia.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(2):119-20

Division of Allergy and Immunology, 2nd Department of Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland.

A 73-year-old male with marked emphysema was admitted to the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital in Krakow because of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation. His medical history was significant for total laryngectomy due to laryngeal cancer in 2010. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0011DOI Listing
April 2017
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Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) and non small cell lung cancer: case presentation and review of the literature.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(2):116-8

2nd Pulmonary Department, "Attikon" University Hospital, Athens Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), also known as Forestier's disease, is a systemic non inflammatory disease of unknown cause. It is characterized by the presence of osteophytes due to calcification and ossification of spinal ligaments and entheses. Moreover, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis has been associated with a variety of metabolic disorders. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0010DOI Listing
April 2017
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Primary ciliary dyskinesia in six patients with bronchiectasis.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(2):109-15

Research Center for Immunodeficiencies, Pediatrics Center of Excellence, Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Introduction: Primary ciliary dyskinesia [PCD] is generally considered as a rare autosomal recessive disorder. Previous studies reported various prevalence of PCD among patients with bronchiectasis.

Material And Methods: Six PCD patients who were diagnosed during the investigation of 40 patients with bronchiectasis were enrolled in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0009DOI Listing
April 2017
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Lifestyle factors and asthma in India - a case-control study.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(2):104-8

Department of Respiratory Allergy and Applied Immunology V P Chest Institute, University of Delhi, India.

Introduction: There has been a recent trend of increasing prevalence of asthma in developing countries; prevalence in the Indian population is reported to be 2%. The link between lifestyle factors and asthma has been mostly derived from western literature. The present study intended to study relationship if any, between life style factors and asthma in a representative Indian population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0008DOI Listing
April 2017
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Prospective, population-based surveillance of the burden of Streptococcus pneumoniae in community-acquired pneumonia in older adults, Chrzanów County, Poland, 2010 to 2012.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(2):95-103

Pfizer Inc, Collegeville, PA, USA.

Introduction: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae is a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults. This study estimated incidences of CAP, chest x-ray-confirmed CAP (CXR+CAP), S pneumonia- positive CAP, S pneumonia-positive CXR+CAP, and S. pneumoniae serotype distribution among 46,000 at-risk adults aged ≥ 50 years residing in Chrzanów County, Poland. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0007DOI Listing
April 2017
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Low DLCO in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension - clinical correlates and prognostic significance.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(2):87-94

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

Introduction: Decreased diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) is observed in some idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) patients, but its clinical significance is uncertain. We aimed to assess clinical correlates and prognostic significance of low DLCO in IPAH patients.

Material And Methods: In the group of 65 IPAH patients the cut off value for low DLCO was set up based on histogram as < 55% of predicted value. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0006DOI Listing
April 2017
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The clinical differences of asthma in patients with molds allergy.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(2):81-6

Clinical Department of Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Allergology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.

Introduction: Bronchial asthma is an increasing problem worldwide. The course of bronchial asthma is dependent on the type of inducing allergens. The differences between the clinical features of asthma in patients with monovalent allergies to molds and with other allergies were explored. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0005DOI Listing
April 2017
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Aspergilloma in atypical localisation in severe asthma patient - case report.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 11;84(3):181-5. Epub 2016 Mar 11.

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

Pulmonary aspergillosis is a condition caused by the fungi Aspergillus. The form of disease depends on the immunological condition of the host organism and other concomitant illnesses that influence the pulmonary tissue. Asthmatic patients, in particular with the severe form of disease, who require the use of systemic glucocorticoids, are predisposed to develop allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.a2016.0004DOI Listing
April 2017
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Pulmonary lesions in the course of gastric cancer--two cases of Bard's syndrome.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(1):33-7

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

The Bard's syndrome is a medical condition related to miliary dissemination of gastric cancer to the lungs. Difficulties in diagnosis are associated with the need of differentiation between numerous diseases, which may manifest as disseminated lesions in the lung parenchyma on chest X-ray. Despite the advanced proliferative process, primary focus of neoplasm frequently remains subclinical. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.a2015.0085DOI Listing
January 2017
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Typing safe antibiotics in amoxicillin hypersensitive patients--development of a stepwise protocol.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(1):16-21

Department of Allergology, Medical University in Gdańsk, P oland.

Introduction: A history of an adverse reaction to amoxicillin, irrespective of the mechanism involved, significantly elevates patients' anxiety and affects therapeutic decisions in the future, leading to unnecessary avoidance of antibiotics. As a consequence, it would be useful to find a safe and reliable protocol for typing safe alternative antibiotics. The aim of the study was to determine negative predictive value of typing safe antibiotic in patients with a history of hypersensitivity reaction to amoxicillin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0001DOI Listing
January 2017
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European Spirometry Driving License in Poland--first Polish spirometry training in the framework of ERS HERMES Spirometry project.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 ;84(1):1-2

National TB and Lung Diseases Research Institute, Rabka Branch, Rabka-Zdrój, Poland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2016.0002DOI Listing
January 2017
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Pulmonary arterial hypertension: a current review of pharmacological management.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 23;84(1):47-61. Epub 2015 Dec 23.

North Shore - LIJ Health System Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

Pulmonary hypertension (PHTN) is a rare and devastating disease characterized by progressive increases in pulmonary arterial pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance, which eventually leads to right ventricular failure and death. At present there is no cure for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); however over the past decade targeted pharmaceutical options have become available for the treatment of PAH. Prior to evaluation for therapeutic options a definitive diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension must be made via comprehensive physical exam and definitive diagnostic testing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.a2015.0084DOI Listing
January 2017
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Usefulness of lung ultrasound in diagnosing causes of exacerbation in patients with chronic dyspnea.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 21;84(1):38-46. Epub 2015 Dec 21.

Department of Allergology, Medical University in Gdańsk.

Dyspnea is a non-specific symptom that requires fast diagnostics, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. The most common causes of dyspnea include exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic heart failure (CHF). Distinction between these two medical conditions seems to be critical in diagnostics of emergencies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.a2015.0083DOI Listing
January 2017
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Chronic cough as a symptom of laryngopharyngeal reflux--two case reports.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 21;84(1):29-32. Epub 2015 Dec 21.

Clinical Division of Pediatric Allergy and Internal Medicine, III Department of Medical University of Lodz.

Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a complex of symptoms caused by the backflow of gastric contents into the larynx, pharynx, nasopharynx, sinuses and even to the middle ear space.The symptomatology of LPR includes: chronic cough, hoarseness, throat clearing, laryngitis,"globus pharyngeus", swallowing disturbances, postnasal drip, "fetor ex ore".In the article, the authors present two boys with chronic cough, in one of them the asthma was suspected and antiasthmatic treatment was administrated; in our patients according to the 24-hour pharyngeal pH-metry LPR was diagnosed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.a2015.0082DOI Listing
January 2017
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Effect of disease acceptance on quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 21;84(1):3-10. Epub 2015 Dec 21.

Uniwersytet Medyczny we Wrocławiu.

Introduction: Despite the advances in medicine, COPD is still leading, incurable and chronic respiratory disease. It greatly restricts the functioning of patients in terms of physical, emotional and social aspects, reducing significantly their quality of life. The study into quality of life in patients with COPD is becoming increasingly important as a valuable complement to the assessment of clinical status of the patient, the effects of therapy, effectiveness of educational programs, clinical evaluation of drugs, including the patient's acceptance of the disease and treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.a2015.0079DOI Listing
January 2017
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Serum levels of apoptosis-related markers (sFasL, TNF-a, p53 and bcl-2) in COPD patients.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 21;84(1):11-5. Epub 2015 Dec 21.

Chair and Department of Pulmonology and Lung Cancer, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland.

Introduction: Taking into account important role of apoptosis in COPD pathogenesis, we wanted to asses the serum levels of markers involved in apoptosis regulation, including apoptosis inducers such as TNF-a, sFasL or p53 protein and apoptosis inhibitor bcl-2 and, in addition, to compare these markers with selected COPD parameters.

Material And Methods: In 181 patients (60 women) with COPD (age was 62.2+ 9. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.a2015.0080DOI Listing
January 2017
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Abnormalities in lung volumes and airflow in children with newly diagnosed connective tissue disease.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016 17;84(1):22-8. Epub 2015 Dec 17.

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

Introduction: Connective tissue diseases (CTDs) of childhood are rare inflammatory disorders, involving various organs and tissues including respiratory system. Pulmonary involvement in patients with CTDs is uncommon but may cause functional impairment. Data on prevalence and type of lung function abnormalities in children with CTDs are scarce. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.a2015.0081DOI Listing
January 2017
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[Was vascular ring the cause of dyspnea?].

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2015 ;83(2):171-4

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August 2016
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Arterial and venous thromboembolism in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: from pathogenic mechanisms to prevention and treatment.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2015 ;83(6):485-94

II Department of Internal Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects approximately 10% of adults older than 40 years and is an important causes of disability and death in elderly subjects. A large proportion of COPD patients suffer from cardiovascular comorbidities. Thromboembolic events contribute considerably to morbidity and mortality in these subjects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/PiAP.2015.0078DOI Listing
June 2016
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Systematic review of telemonitoring in COPD: an update.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2015 ;83(6):476-84

Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma.

Telemedicine may support individual care plans in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), potentially improving the clinical outcomes. To-date there is no clear evidence of benefit of telemedicine in this patients. The aim of this study is to provide an update on the effectiveness of telemedicine in reducing adverse clinical outcomes. Read More

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Selected molecular events in the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis - recent advances.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2015 ;83(6):462-75

Department of Molecular Bases of Medicine, 1st Chair of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Lodz, Poland.

Sarcoidosis is an orphan inflammatory disorder that can virtually affect any organ or system in the body, although the lungs and lymph nodes are most frequently involved. Sarcoidosis is believed to derive from an interaction between environmental and genetic agents. Many studies emphasize a strong association between certain human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles and sarcoidosis susceptibility. Read More

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Left brachiocephalic vein stenosis and infectious aortitis: two unusual causes of Ortner's syndrome.

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2015 ;83(6):457-61

Department of Internal Medicine, Pneumonology and Allergology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.

Ortner's syndrome (also known as cardiovocal syndrome) is defined as hoarseness due to compression of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve by an enlarged left atrium or enlarged thoracic vessels. We describe two cases of Ortner's syndrome with an unusual underlying vascular pathology. In the first patient, Ortner's syndrome was a consequence of left brachiocephalic vein stenosis resulting in collateral circulation filling the aorto-pulmonary window. Read More

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June 2016
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