Use of automatic tube compensation (ATC) for weaning from mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory failure
Conclusion ATC is a useful mode of weaning in patients mechanically ventilated due to acute respiratory failure. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - November 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Pentraxin 3 as an early marker in diagnosis of ventilator associated pneumonia
Conclusion BAL PTX3 level ≥6 ng/ml is discriminative for microbiologically confirmed VAP, serum PTX3 is also sensitive but less than BAL PTX3. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - November 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Outcome of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD: Comparison between patients receiving exercise training and those receiving exercise training and CPAP
Conclusion Adding non-invasive ventilation to an exercise rehabilitation program in patients with stable COPD has shown to augment improvement in exercise performance. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - November 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Reviewing treatment outcomes of tuberculosis patients at Zagazig Chest Hospital (2008 –2012)
Conclusions A high rate of successful treatment is reported with application of the NTP (2012) guidelines which was associated with middle age of the patients (16–35 years), well education, mild to moderate advanced X-ray picture and absence of either history of contact with positive TB case or previous history of anti-tuberculous treatment(new case). Illiteracy, history of contact to positive TB cases, far advanced chest X-ray of pulmonary TB and previously treated cases on CAT II regimen could be considered as predictors of unsuccessful outcome. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - November 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Obstructive sleep apnea in pregnancy. Is it a new syndrome in obstetrics?
Conclusion Pregnancy is a risk condition for OSA which aggravated by neck circumference and base line BMI. The susceptibility and severity increase by increasing gestational age. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - November 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of preoperative physical and respiratory therapy on postoperative pulmonary functions and complications after laparoscopic upper abdominal surgery in obese patients
Conclusion Preoperative physical and respiratory therapy improved pulmonary functions and decreased the incidence of post-operative pulmonary complications in obese patients undergoing to laparoscopic upper abdominal surgery. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - November 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

MicroRNA-155 expression in exhaled breath condensate of patients with lung cancer
Conclusion The expression of miRNA-155 in EBC can be considered as an accurate, non-invasive, promising biomarker for early lung cancer diagnosis and prognosis. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - November 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

The prognostic utility of plasma osteopontin in CAP patients
Publication date: Available online 31 October 2017 Source:Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis Author(s): Ahmed Sh. Mohamed, Ibrahim S. Ibrahim, Ragia S. Sharshar, Amira Y. Abd El-Naby Background: Osteopontin (OPN) is a soluble cytokine glycoprotein widely expressed in many benign and malignant conditions. Purpose of study: was to investigate role of plasma OPN as new biomarker affects prognosis in CAP. Methodology: study was done on 50 subjects divided into 2 groups each 25, CAP (group I), healthy controls (group II). Plasma OPN levels were measured on initial hospitalization and after 3 days of treatmen...
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - November 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Helicobacter pylori inversely related to clinical and functional severity of adult asthma
Conclusion H. pylori infection was infrequently associated in asthmatic patients and has a prominent inverse relationship with severity of bronchial asthma and better control of the disease. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - November 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Prospective use of soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor to screen TB co-infected with HIV patient among TB patient
Conclusion Plasma suPAR level of TB patients co-infected with HIV showed significantly difference from that of TB-AFB(+) patients suggested its potential to screen the TB/HIV among pulmonary TB-AFB(+) patients. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - November 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence of anxiety and depression in patients with airway obstruction using hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) in different localities of Saudi Arabia
Conclusions Asthma and COPD patients are prone to anxiety and depression more than normal populations, this lead to poor outcomes of both diseases. Summary at a glance This study included 420 subjects divided into three groups: Group I asthmatic (150) patients, group II COPD patients (150) and control group contain (120) healthy subjects. All patients and healthy subjects were instructed to answer the questionnaire of HADS. Anxiety and depression scales were calculated with prevalence of each. Anxiety and depression were more common in people with asthma and COPD. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - November 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Assessment of serum Retinol-Binding Protein-4 Levels in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive disease at intensive care unit
Conclusion Serum-Retinol-Binding Protein-4 can be used as a predictive biomarker for mortality in AECOPD. We recommend that the serum RBP4 should be taken in consideration as a part of the assessment of mortality of AECOPD patients admitted in ICU. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - November 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Study of pulmonary tuberculosis in type 2 diabetes in reference to clinical, radiological presentation and response to treatment
Conclusion: Type 2 DM has no effect in the clinical presentation or the outcome of pulmonary TB, but may presented with atypical radiological presentation in presence of more than one lesion type in the same radiological film and presence of extra pleural extension; and type 2 DM is not an independent risk factors of pulmonary TB. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - November 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Modelling obstructive sleep apnea susceptibility using non-invasive inflammatory biomarkers
Conclusion OSA patients have increased level of HS-CRP, ESR, and Exhaled FENO which confirm association of inflammation in OSA. These simple inflammatory markers may be used also as simple non invasive predictors to diagnose OSA. Moreover, the HS-CRP may be used as a useful parameter to predict OSA severity. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - October 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Thoracic complications of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in Zagazig University Hospitals. A cross-sectional single center study
Conclusions Thoracic complications were more common in OVS and GVS than in OV band ligation. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - October 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Early markers of renal damage in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patients with or without diabetes mellitus
Conclusion Renal impairment is common in OSAS patients but more frequent if associated with diabetes mellitus. RDW% can be used as simple screening test for early detection of renal injury in OSAS patients with or without diabetes mellitus. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - October 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Study of plasma orexin-A level in COPD patients during acute exacerbation
Conclusion Patients with COPD during acute exacerbation had higher values of plasma orexin-A when compared with normal subjects and plasma orexin-A correlated positively with BMI and BFP in these patients. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - October 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Bronchial artery embolization in management of hemoptysis: Safety and efficacy
Conclusions Bronchial artery embolization is an effective and safe non-surgical procedure for management of massive and/or recurrent hemoptysis with no serious complications. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - September 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

The refined ABCD assessment and non-costly laboratory parameters are outcome predictors in acute exacerbation of COPD
Conclusions Elevated NLR can be used as a marker similar to ESR, in the determination of increased inflammation in acutely exacerbated COPD.A prognostic role was recognized for the ABCD GOLD categories. So when we faced by a patient with AECOPD, putting the clinical evaluation, including his gold category, side by side to the simple laboratory data will give good idea about the likely prognosis. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - September 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Primary lung cancer in Assiut University Hospitals: Pattern of presentation within four years (January 2011: December 2014)
Conclusions Knowing that the incidence of lung cancer increased globally in both male and female, the relatively lower male to female ratio when compared with other studies, may reflect at least an increasing in the lung cancer rates among female. Smoking still remains the major risk factor in pathogenesis of primary lung cancer. COPD could be considered an important respiratory disorder that tied to bronchogenic carcinoma risk. Interestingly, the incidence of adenocarcinoma surpassed that of squamous cell carcinoma. Unfortunately, presentation of the patient at later stages of illness was common. (Source: Egyptian Journal...
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Assessment of radiological pulmonary shadows in patients with extra pulmonary neoplasm
Conclusion Patients presented with advanced stages of primary extrapulmonary malignancy, current or former smokers, with multiple pulmonary nodules or mass in computed tomography of the chest, were more liable for being malignant and needs diagnostic biopsies. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - September 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Spirometry using facemask versus conventional tube in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Conclusion The use of facemask during assessment of spirometric and respiratory pressures measures in patients with NMD and more specifically in patients with bulbar palsy is promising and can be considered a good alternative to conventional tube assessment for functional screening rationale. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - September 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of chest tube position on the success rate of pleurodesis: A retrospective cohort study
Conclusions In malignant pleural effusion, the success rates of pleurodesis may be similar regardless of the position of the tube. However, this is a retrospective study with insufficient participants. Hence, further investigation is required. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - September 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Sputum bacteriology and antibiotic sensitivity pattern in COPD exacerbation in India
Conclusion With continuously changing bacterial flora of AECOPD, choice of antibiotic should be based on the local bacterial resistance pattern. Periodic studies to identify probable agents and their antibiotic sensitivity pattern would assist in formulating a cost effective antibiotic strategy reducing the emergence of drug resistance. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - August 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Ventilator associated pneumonia, incidence and risk factors in emergency intensive care unit Zagazig university hospitals
Conclusion Incidence of VAP was 22%. Tracheostomy, reintubation and impaired consciousness are highly significant risk factor for the development of VAP mostly late onset VAP. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - August 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease severity on diaphragm muscle thickness
Conclusion The static TD measured at RV and at TLC are preserved in COPD. The TF bilaterally was significantly decreased in COPD group and is decreased with increasing severity of COPD. The negative correlation of TF and PaCO2 indicates that the diaphragm dysfunction is the main contributor to neuromuscular respiratory failure in COPD patients. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - August 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Recombinant human granulocyte colony stimulating factor versus bone marrow mononuclear cells in treatment of pulmonary emphysema model
Conclusion These results indicate nearly similar effectiveness of both filgrastim and BMMNCs in treatment of lipopolysaccharide induced pulmonary emphysema. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - August 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Serum S100B: A possible biomarker for severity of obstructive sleep apnea
Conclusion Serum S100B protein was significantly elevated in OSA patients and its serum levels correlated with the severity of the disease. Increased serum S100B could indicat brain injury and could be a potential serum biomarker for detection of early neurological complications in OSA patients that could improve the management and care of these patients. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - August 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Role of cancer ratio and carcinogenic embryonic antigen ratio in diagnosis of pleural effusion
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2017 Source:Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis Author(s): Ibrahim I. Elmahalawy, Gehan A. Abdelaal, Alshimaa Mahmoud Alhanafy, Belal A. Montaser (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - July 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy of medical thoracoscopy in the management of loculated thoracic empyema
Conclusions Our study confirms that loculated pleural empyema could safely and successfully be treated by medical thoracoscopy. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - July 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Use of automatic tube compensation(ATC) for weaning from mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory failure
Conclusion ATC is a useful mode of weaning in patients mechanically ventilated due to acute respiratory failure. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - July 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

MicroRNA7 expression in exhaled breath condensate of smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A potential biomarker?
Conclusion MicroRNA 7 levels should be considered as a potential biomarker for the detection of early lung carcinogenesis as part of microRNA microarrays. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - June 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Assessment of acute pulmonary embolism outcome in hospital through Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion versus Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index score
Conclusion TAPSE and PESI can be used as a good prognostic tool in acute PE during hospital course and TAPSE has higher accuracy than PESI in mortality prediction. TAPSE value ≤14mm can be used in judgment of thrombolytic therapy decision in hemodynamically stable APE patients. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - June 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Acinetobacter baumannii in ICU patients: A prospective study highlighting their incidence, antibiotic sensitivity pattern and impact on ICU stay and mortality
Conclusion Acinetobacter baumannii is not so far as a cause of nosocomial respiratory infection with subsequent long ICU stays and high mortality. Emerging A. baumannii resistant strains is considered a real threat in ICU. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - June 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Intrapleural tenecteplase therapy in treatment of loculated parapneumonic pleural effusions and empyema” [Egypt J Chest Dis Tuberc 63 (4) (2014) 913–921]
Publication date: Available online 2 May 2017 Source:Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis Author(s): Alaa Refaat, Nasr Affara, Tark Muhsen, Moataz Salahuddin (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - May 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

The great simulator: A historical presentation involving miliary tuberculosis and Pott ’s disease in an immunocompetent young female patient aged 25
We report the case of an immunocompetent woman aged 25, suffering from inflammatory back pain associated with fever and weight loss in postpartum. Chest CT-scan showed a miliary and spine CT-scan revealed the presence of staged spondylodiscitis with epiduritis. The diagnosis of tuberculosis was made by the detection of bacillus in the pus of paravertebral abscess. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Predictors of early diagnosis of obesity hypoventilation syndrome among patients with sleep disordered breathing
Conclusion The prevalence of OHS among patients with SDB diagnosed at Mansoura SDB unit was 15.91% and 16.67% among obese patients with SDB. The following cutoff points can be used as promising predictors for early diagnosis of OHS: Erect awake SpO2 <93%, Serum HCO3 >28mmol/L and AHI>46.4. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of diuretics on the plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level in patients with an acute exacerbation of COPD
Conclusion Adding mild diuretics to the standard treatment for an acute attack of COPD may rapidly reduce plasma BNP levels in COPD patients with acute exacerbations who have high plasma BNP levels without any clinical evidence of corpulmonale. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Study of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in asthmatics
Conclusions: 1) There is a high risk of developing OSA in asthmatic patients. 2) There is a bidirectional relationship between OSA and asthma with increasing frequency of OSA with the increasing of asthma severity. 3) Treatment of OSA with CPAP causing improvement of asthma symptoms and control. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function among cotton textile workers at Misr Company for Spinning and Weaving EL-Mahalla, Egypt
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2017 Source:Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis Author(s): Mohamed Awad Tageldin, Ashraf Adel Gomaa, Eman Ahmed Mohammed Hegazy (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Diagnostic dilemma in tuberculous pleural effusion
Conclusion It was concluded that ADA measurement in the pleural fluid is an appropriate, fast diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusion, with higher sensitivity (98%) and diagnostic accuracy (75%). QuantiFERON-TB Gold which is technically more complicated, expensive and has lower sensitivity (65%) and diagnostic accuracy (67.5%) than ADA. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Final year medical students ’ knowledge about smoking in Cairo University
Conclusion Although most students seemed quite aware of smoking hazards, knowledge about smoking cessation seemed to be insufficient. About 10% of the students did not answer any of the questions, a problem that should be studied further. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Diaphragmatic assessment in COPD patients by different modalities
Conclusion US, MIP and MEP are non invasive accurate methods in assessment of diaphragmatic function. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Assessment of bronchial asthma management among adult patients in Chest Department of Zagazig University Hospitals in the period (2011 –2012)
Conclusion There is a satisfactory implementation of local and international asthma management guidelines. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

The utility of impulse oscillometry in asthma: A comparison of spirometry versus impulse oscillometry system
Conclusion Impulse oscillometry provides an easily, rapid tool to diagnose and classify airway obstructive severity in asthma. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Assessment of the participation of primary care services in national tuberculosis control program in Gharbia Governorate
Conclusion In Gharbia Governorate, PHC physicians lack proper knowledge about TB and their units lack proper equipments (Lab and CXR). The PHC system needs to be empowered by the health care authorities through training and equipments for better performance in NTP. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Patterns, trends and treatment outcomes of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in Sohag, Upper Egypt
Conclusions Sohag has a high proportion of patients registered as having EPTB, for whom treatment outcomes are satisfactory. Frequency of severe forms of EPTB is more often in younger ages in lower social economical condition areas. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Molecular quantification of Rifampicin-resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Conclusions The findings showed that the percentage, of Rifampicin resistance in tuberculous patients in Basrah was within the regional range of the drug resistance. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of bronchial asthma education program on asthma control among adults at Mansoura district
Conclusion Asthma education provided by the family physicians is needed to improve symptoms control and to increase the level of asthma knowledge in adult patients with mild to moderate asthma. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Predictors of procedural success and improvement of left ventricular ejection fraction after successful recanalization of coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO)
Conclusion PCI for CTO lesions has achieved a better chance for success especially with modern facilities, but we should revise criteria of success and failure as this success has a considerable effect on LV function and patient outcome. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - April 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research