Spontaneous pneumothorax - 5 years review
Introduction: Spontaneous pneumothorax is classified as primary when there is no known pulmonary disease and secondary when occurs as a complication of underlying lung disease, being chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the most common.Purpose: Characterization of patients hospitalized for spontaneous pneumothorax in the last 5 years.Methods: Retrospective review of 123 cases of patients hospitalized for spontaneous pneumothorax between 2013 and 2017. Clinical and demographic data, recurrence, complications and treatment were analysed.Results: The prevalence of spontaneous pneumothorax was higher in males (85%) and in those with smoking habits (51% of smokers). Primary spontaneous pneumothorax occurred in 71% of the cases and the average age of these patients was significantly lower (27±9 years vs 50±23 years; p
In this report we discuss and highlight the rare pleural complications associated with GPA, and alert clinicians to monitor for these important complications even after disease-modifying treatment is initiated.
Condition: COPD Interventions: Drug: Ensifentrine 100mcg; Drug: Ensifentrine 300mcg; Drug: Ensifentrine 1000mcg; Drug: Ensifentrine 3000mcg; Drug: Ensifentrine 6000mcg; Drug: Placebos Sponsors: Verona Pharma plc; Iqvia Pty Ltd Recruiting
Conditions: COPD Exacerbation; CHF; OSA; COPD Intervention: Diagnostic Test: Multidimensional Dyspne Profile Sponsor: Institut für Pneumologie Hagen Ambrock eV Recruiting
We report a case of a neglected foreign body present in the bronchus of an adult for 23 years and treated as intermittent asthma. The diagnosis was revealed following the development of severe sepsis of a pulmonary origin. The foreign body was removed by rigid bronchoscopy, antibiotic therapy instituted and pre- and post-interventional respiratory physiotherapy carried out. Satisfactory progress was marked by the complete clearing of pulmonary suppuration, with only a small localized and asymptomatic focus of bronchial dilatation remaining. The persistence of chronic, unexplained respiratory complaints should prompt t...
Authors: Taytard J, Boizeau P, Alberti C, Beydon N Abstract INTRODUCTION: The reference technique to measure the diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLco) is the single-breath method (sb). For patients unable to perform this method, the rebreathing method (rb) can be used. However, the clinical relevance of DLCOrb has not been evaluated. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of the rb method in children seen in a clinical setting and its relationships with sb method. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: We prospectively included children referred for 1) a suspected or confirmed interstitial lung d...
Publication date: Available online 16 September 2019Source: Journal of Dental SciencesAuthor(s): Fang-yi Wu, Jeng-fen LiuAbstractBackground/purposeAsthma is a common, chronic disease that causes respiratory symptoms in children. Dental caries is also a common chronic disease in the pediatric population. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the correlation between asthma medications and dental caries among children in Taiwan.Materials and methodsThe Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database was used in this retrospective cohort study to analyze the correlation between asthma and dental caries ...
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ConclusionsOur results revealed that the EAT-10 was independently associated with the 100-mL WST and respiratory disease. We propose that swallowing rehabilitation incorporating respiratory training could be effective for older people screened using the EAT-10.