Prehospital non-invasive ventilation in Germany : Results of a nationwide survey of ground-based emergency medical services.

CONCLUSION: Prehospital NIV in Germany was used by only one third of all respondents by the end of 2008. Based on the clinical data a growing application for pNIV is expected. Controlled prehospital studies are needed to enunciate evidence-based recommendations for pNIV. PMID: 24569935 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Anaesthesist - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anaesthesist Source Type: research

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ConclusionsPotentially inappropriate ICS use is common among patients with and without airflow obstruction who are diagnosed with COPD. We identified patient comorbidities and patterns of healthcare utilization that increase the likelihood of ICS use that could be targeted for system-level de-implementation interventions.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
What can we expect from the flu season this year? Unfortunately, many experts are predicting an active, and possibly severe, flu season. This projection is based on data from Australia, where the flu season is just wrapping up. Australia was hit early and hard by flu this year: over 300,000 patients had laboratory-confirmed influenza, a record number of cases. Flu outbreaks in the Southern Hemisphere happen during our summers, and they often give us a clue as to what we should expect when the flu lands on our shores in the fall. Who should get the flu vaccine? Basically, everybody over the age of 6 months, except for those...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cold and Flu Health Prevention Vaccines Source Type: blogs
ConclusionEvery section of the N 131 report showed significant inconsistencies among the summary survey results for both the Irkutsk Region and Russia. This could result in a misunderstanding of disease prevalence and, consequently, in improper decision making. At this point, approaches to statistical analysis of health surveys must be reconsidered on a national scale.
Source: Value in Health Regional Issues - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Pharmacology &TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Edward D. Chan, Michael M. Chan, Mallory M. Chan, Paul E. MarikAbstractGlucocorticoids (GC) in all its various forms and formulations are likely one of the most commonly used pharmacologic agents in medicine. Their use can be profoundly therapeutic but are also associated with a myriad of acute and chronic side effects. It is fairly well-accepted in the medical community that GC can be life-saving when used in critically ill patients with severe exacerbations of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, HIV-associated...
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionAdults who received pneumococcal vaccines experienced reduced rates of hospital versus ICU admissions due to pneumonia infection.
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Smoke-measuring smart shirts, breath sound analyzing algorithms, and smart inhalers pave the way of pulmonology and respiratory care into the future. As the number of patients suffering from asthma, COPD, or lung cancer due to rising air pollution and steady smoker-levels will unfortunately not decrease any time soon, we looked around what technology can do to help both patients and caregivers. The results are breathtaking. Attacks of breathlessness are too common The diseases which pulmonologists and respiratory care specialists attempt to fight are among the most common conditions in the modern world – and t...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers AI asthma cancer cancer treatment care COPD diagnostics inhaler lung lung cancer management medical specialty pulmonology respiratory respiratory care Source Type: blogs
Normal spirometry is often used to preclude airway disease in individuals with unspecific respiratory symptoms. We tested the hypothesis that chronic respiratory symptoms are associated with respiratory hospitalisations and death in individuals with normal spirometry without known airway disease. We included 108 246 randomly chosen individuals aged 20–100 years from a Danish population-based cohort study. Normal spirometry was defined as a pre-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 s/forced vital capacity ratio ≥0.70. Chronic respiratory symptoms included dyspnoea, chronic mucus hypersecretion, whe...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Lung structure and function, Respiratory clinical practice Original Articles: Lung structure and function Source Type: research
Semin Thromb Hemost DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1696942Since Virchow's autopsy studies in the mid-1800s, it has generally been believed that pulmonary embolism (PE) originated from the embolization of fibrin fragments from a deep venous thrombosis (DVT). However, a DVT is often not found in patients with PE (up to 50% of cases). Could fibrin form in the pulmonary vessels without coming from the periphery? In this review, the authors will try to support the hypothesis that a pulmonary thrombosis (PT) may develop. They will do so through different clinical models related to some pathological conditions such as pneumonia, chronic obs...
Source: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Ashok Mahashur, PK Thomas, Parthiv Mehta, Kundan Nivangune, Snehal Muchhala, Rishi JainLung India 2019 36(5):422-433 Pidotimod, an immunostimulant, is researched for over two decades. Current evidence indicates its utility in a variety of indications in children as well as in adults. Its immunostimulant activity has been firmly established in the management of recurrent respiratory infections in children with or without asthma. Compared to standard of care alone, addition of pidotimod to standard of care significantly prevents the recurrences and reduces the severity and duration of acute episodes, ultimately resulting in...
Source: Lung India - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Economic crisis in Greece, affected COPD burden in terms of financial ability, and quality of life. PMID: 31282558 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Adv Respir Med Source Type: research
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