Ratio of Maximal Inspiratory to Expiratory Flow Aids in the Separation of COPD from Asthma.
The objective of this study was to test the value of adding a maximal inspiratory manoeuvre to basic spirometry to differentiate COPD and BA. One hundred forty-three COPD patients and 142 BA patients had measurements of maximal inspiratory and expiratory flow during routine spirometry. Parameters from these tests were used to assess diagnostic accuracy using receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) analyses followed by logistic regression. The association of two independent parameters were analyzed using linear regression analyses. Results show that forced expiratory volume in one second/forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC%)
Conclusions: Negative ICS beliefs are associated with higher number of oral steroid courses. The association between CAM endorsement and asthma control is varied, but mostly in favor of improved control. Financial difficulties may make CAM use more likely. PMID: 32646322 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2020Source: Respiratory InvestigationAuthor(s): Yuji Higashimoto, Morihide Ando, Akiko Sano, Sho Saeki, Yusaku Nishikawa, Kanji Fukuda, Yuji Tohda
CORONAVIRUS symptoms include a high fever, a new cough, and loss of smell and taste. But you could also be at risk of COVID-19 infection if you develop a change to your usual toilet habit. Should you consider self-isolating with coronavirus signs?
[The Conversation Africa] As COVID-19 becomes the most intensely covered virus in history, there are important lessons to be drawn from the media's reporting of another global pandemic: HIV/Aids.
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Authors: Agrawal R, Gunasekeran DV, Xu Y, Leo YS, Ng OT, Wong CS, Testi I, Ding J, Banu I, Teoh SC Abstract PURPOSE: To explore the all-cause mortality in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients with CMV retinitis (CMVR) presented to a tertiary referral center in Singapore from January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2015. RESULTS: A total of 144 patients were studied (87 survived, 11 lost to follow up, 46 died). Patients with bilateral CMVR and six-month follow up CD4 + T cell count 50 cells/mm3 (p
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): Richard N van Zyl-Smit, Matthias Krüll, Christian Gessner, Yasuhiro Gon, Oliver Noga, Alexia Richard, Amy de los Reyes, Xu Shu, Abhijit Pethe, Ana-Maria Tanase, Peter D'Andrea, PALLADIUM trial investigators
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): Guy Brusselle
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): Huib A M Kerstjens, Jorge Maspero, Kenneth R Chapman, Richard N van Zyl-Smit, Motoi Hosoe, Ana-Maria Tanase, Catherine Lavecchia, Abhijit Pethe, Xu Shu, Peter D'Andrea, IRIDIUM trial investigators
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): J Christian Virchow