Remembrance & #8211; Dr. V. K. Vijayan (19.06.1948 to 28.01.2019)
Nasser Yusuf, Parvaiz A KoulLung India 2021 38(2):206-207 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Nasser Yusuf Parvaiz A Koul Source Type: research

Profile of sleep-disordered breathing in ILD: Could be better with study design ?
Deependra Kumar RaiLung India 2021 38(2):204-205 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Deependra Kumar Rai Source Type: research

Radiological quandary: Unilateral interstitial lung disease & #8211; Truth or dare
Loveleen Mangla, Imran Shamsi, Dhruv Talwar, Deepak TalwarLung India 2021 38(2):202-204 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Loveleen Mangla Imran Shamsi Dhruv Talwar Deepak Talwar Source Type: research

Pseudomonas-associated mycotic pulmonary artery aneurysm with endovascular management
Rahul Tyagi, Manjit Sharad Tendolkar, Rajeev SivasankarLung India 2021 38(2):201-202 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Rahul Tyagi Manjit Sharad Tendolkar Rajeev Sivasankar Source Type: research

Foreign body removed using curette and retrieval net after tracheostomy
Kazuaki Nishiki, Yoko Ishige, Yasutaka Kawasaki, Shiro MizunoLung India 2021 38(2):199-200 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kazuaki Nishiki Yoko Ishige Yasutaka Kawasaki Shiro Mizuno Source Type: research

An unusual cause of & #8220;reverse batwing & #8221; sign
Kadli Shirish Kumar, Rohit Vadala, Deepak TalwarLung India 2021 38(2):196-198 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kadli Shirish Kumar Rohit Vadala Deepak Talwar Source Type: research

Gastric distention: A common complication of noninvasive ventilation
Saurabh Mittal, Karan Madan, Anant Mohan, Vijay HaddaLung India 2021 38(2):195-195 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Saurabh Mittal Karan Madan Anant Mohan Vijay Hadda Source Type: research

A patient with gastroesophageal junction carcinoma and cough
Priyanka S Makkar, Vishisht Mehta, Miranda TanLung India 2021 38(2):193-194 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Priyanka S Makkar Vishisht Mehta Miranda Tan Source Type: research

Coexistent obstructive sleep apnea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Several unanswered questions need to be addressed
Athanasios Voulgaris, Paschalis SteiropoulosLung India 2021 38(2):191-192 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Athanasios Voulgaris Paschalis Steiropoulos Source Type: research

Fetal lung interstitial tumor: An uncommon pediatric pulmonary neoplasm
We report the first case of FLIT in the Indian literature which was diagnosed in the early postnatal period (at the 21st day of life) by pathological examination. The tumor exhibited a novel focal micropapillary architecture, in addition to the previously described microscopic features. We discuss the pathogenesis and differential diagnoses of FLIT and review the literature. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Saloni Naresh Shah N Geetha Radhakrishnan Satheesan Ashok Parameswaran Source Type: research

Pleural schistosomiasis masquerading as tubercular pyopneumothorax: World's first case report
We report this first case of pleural schistosomiasis masquerading as tuberculosis, which posed a diagnostic challenge and later a new learning point in the presentation of the disease. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Rohit Vadala Imran Shamsi Charul Dabral Dhruv Talwar Deepak Talwar Source Type: research

Expert recommendations on the role of macrolides in chronic respiratory diseases
This article discusses evidence-based and clinical practice based management of chronic respiratory conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, bronchiectasis, diffusive panbronchiolitis, and organizing pneumonia. The authors reviewed different respiratory conditions, role of macrolides in their management, adverse events and antimicrobial resistance associated with macrolides, evidence review of various clinical trials, guideline recommendations, and clinical recommendations. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Raja Dhar Deepak Talwar Virendra Singh Harjit Dumra Sujeet Rajan SK Jindal Source Type: research

The emerging role of nebulization for maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at home
Deepak Talwar, R Ramanathan, Meena Lopez, Rashmi Hegde, Jaideep Gogtay, Geeta GoregaonkarLung India 2021 38(2):168-173 Inhalation therapy is the cornerstone of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management. However, for many COPD patients who are managed at home, nebulization therapy offers an effective alternative treatment and fulfills the gap of catering to the specific population of patients who are unable to use handheld inhaler devices appropriately. The present review highlights key aspects, namely selection of the right beneficiaries for home nebulization, available drugs in nebulized formulations for th...
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Deepak Talwar R Ramanathan Meena Lopez Rashmi Hegde Jaideep Gogtay Geeta Goregaonkar Source Type: research

Computer-Aided quantitative analysis in interstitial lung diseases & #8211; A pictorial review using CALIPER
Bhavin G Jankharia, Bhoomi A AngirishLung India 2021 38(2):161-167 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Bhavin G Jankharia Bhoomi A Angirish Source Type: research

Chylothorax - Modalities of management and outcomes: A case series
Conclusions: Initial conservative management is recommended for all chylothorax patients, which is unlikely to succeed if daily drainage is >1000 ml/24 h. VATS thoracic duct ligation is recommended in such cases. Nontraumatic bilateral chylothorax has higher surgical failure rates. In such cases, additional procedures in the form of pleurodesis and/or thoracic duct embolization/disruption should be considered. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Mohan Venkatesh Pulle Harsh Vardhan Puri Belal Bin Asaf Sukhram Bishnoi Ajit Yadav Arvind Kumar Source Type: research

Role of medical thoracoscopy in the treatment of complicated parapneumonic effusions
Conclusion: Early adhesiolysis and drainage of fluid using medical thoracoscopy should be considered in patients with multiloculated complicated PPE after careful radiological (ultrasonography and CT) stratification, as a more cost-effective and safe method of management. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ramanjaneya Ranganatha Syed Zulkharnain Tousheed Bangalore Venkatraman MuraliMohan Muhammed Zuhaib Deepika Manivannan BR Harish Poojaramuddanahally Hanumantharayappa Manjunath Kedar R Hibare Hemanth Kumar Chandrasekar Sagar Vellaichamy Muthupandi Annapand Source Type: research

Clinico-etiological characteristics of organizing pneumonia: A retrospective study
Conclusion: OP is an underdiagnosed entity and is associated with numerous diseases varying from pulmonary tuberculosis to malignancy. Identification of the underlying disease process is of paramount importance as it enables the treating physician to implement necessary therapeutic interventions. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Vikas Marwah Deepu K Peter Neeraj Sharma Saikat Bhattacharjee Arun Hegde Divya Shelly Virender Malik Gaurav Bhati Shalendra Singh Source Type: research

Diagnostic utility of pleural fluid carcinoembryonic antigen in patients with exudative pleural effusion
Conclusion: Our study demonstrated that pleural fluid CEA levels have a sensitivity of 93.5% and specificity of 73% in diagnosing of malignant PE. ADA levels lesser than 16.5 U/L were seen in patients with malignant PE, but less sensitive and specific compared to CEA. Combined ADA and CEA levels had higher sensitivity than CEA alone. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Vishnu G Krishnan Akhilesh Kunoor Pavithran Keechilath Asmita Anilkumar Mehta Source Type: research

Clinicopathological and immunohistochemical study of pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors & #8211; A single-institute experience
Conclusion: Synaptophysin was more sensitive than chromogranin, especially in atypical carcinoid and small cell carcinoma. TTF-1 along with high Ki67 differentiates small cell carcinoma from carcinoid. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Uma Jyothi Swaroopa Pasala Monalisa Hui Shantveer G Uppin N Narendra Kumar K Bhaskar GK Paramjyothi Source Type: research

Factors determining surgical outcome after bronchial re-implantation for traumatic main bronchus transection
Conclusions: Poorer surgical outcomes were observed in patients who had right-sided main bronchus injury and higher ISSs. Time of referral did not influence the outcome. This study is limited by small sample size and retrospective nature. As no single center will have large numbers of this uncommon injury, multicenter pooled data are needed to re-affirm the findings of this study. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Mohan Venkatesh Pulle Belal Bin Asaf Harsh Vardhan Puri Sumit Bangeria Sukhram Bishnoi Arvind Kumar Source Type: research

Performance of cytology, acid-fast bacilli smear, gene Xpert and mycobacterial cultures in endobronchial ultrasound-transbronchial needle aspiration aspirate in diagnosing mediastinal tuberculous lymphadenitis
Conclusion: EBUS-TBNA is an effective and safe diagnostic tool for intrathoracic TB, especially for mediastinal tuberculous lymphadenitis. The combination of various tests increases the diagnostic yield. Mediastinal nodal aspirates traditionally believed to be paucibacillary can still be captured by Gene Xpert. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: V Frank Mohan Vivek Nangia AK Singh Rahul Behl Nitin Dumeer Source Type: research

Clinical analysis of adenovirus postinfectious bronchiolitis obliterans and nonadenovirus postinfectious bronchiolitis obliterans in children
Conclusions: Compared with non-ADV-PIBO, ADV-PIBO has a longer hospital stay, longer duration of ventilator use, increased LDH, IL-8, and IFN-γ expressions, and longer duration of oral prednisone and azithromycin treatment. Further research is needed to determine why PIBO caused by ADVs are more severe than those caused by other pathogens. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Fei Huang Yu-Cong Ma Fang Wang Ya-Nan Li Source Type: research

Safety and diagnostic yield of transbronchial lung cryobiopsy by flexible bronchoscopy using laryngeal mask airway in diffuse and localized peripheral lung diseases: A single-center retrospective analysis of 326 cases
Conclusion: This study demonstrates that the use of LMA during TBLC by flexible bronchoscopy allows for a convenient port of entry, adequate airway support and effective endoscopic management of intrabronchial haemorrhage especially with the use of occlusion balloon. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Manoj Kumar Goel Ajay Kumar Gargi Maitra Balkar Singh Sunita Ahlawat Priti Jain Neeraj Garg RK Verma Source Type: research

Pleura & #8211; The quest within
Dharmesh PatelLung India 2021 38(2):107-108 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Dharmesh Patel Source Type: research

Retraction: A review of convalescent plasma transfusion in COVID-19: Old wine reserved for special occasions
Lung India 2021 38(1):105-105 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Barrier enclosure device: More scientific evidence is required
Lung India 2021 38(1):104-104 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Characteristics and outcomes of endobronchial tuberculosis therapy
Wahju Aniwidyaningsih, Mia Elhidsi, Adistya Sari, Erlina BurhanLung India 2021 38(1):101-103 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Wahju Aniwidyaningsih Mia Elhidsi Adistya Sari Erlina Burhan Source Type: research

Scope-in-scope versus conventional rigid bronchoscope design: Clinical efficacy and safety
Abhishek Kumar, Karan Madan, Vijay Hadda, Anant Mohan, Rakesh GargLung India 2021 38(1):99-101 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Abhishek Kumar Karan Madan Vijay Hadda Anant Mohan Rakesh Garg Source Type: research

Effective use of telemedicine in Mumbai with a cohort of extensively drug-resistant & #8220;XDR & #8221; tuberculosis patients on bedaquiline during COVID-19 pandemic
Zarir F Udwadia, Samridhi Sharma, Jai B Mullerpattan, Ishita Gajjar, Lancelot PintoLung India 2021 38(1):98-99 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Zarir F Udwadia Samridhi Sharma Jai B Mullerpattan Ishita Gajjar Lancelot Pinto Source Type: research

Scimitar syndrome a rare variant of partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection presenting as recurrent hemoptysis
Manoj Kumar Pandey, Jyoti Bajpai, Hemant Kumar, Poornima MishraLung India 2021 38(1):95-97 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Manoj Kumar Pandey Jyoti Bajpai Hemant Kumar Poornima Mishra Source Type: research

Malignant gastrotracheal fistula treated by self-expandable metallic stent: First case report from India
Lung India 2021 38(1):93-95 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Massive gastric distension following tracheobronchial Y-shaped self-expanding metallic stent placement for large tracheoesophageal fistula
Saurabh Mittal, Karan Madan, Anant Mohan, Pawan TiwariLung India 2021 38(1):92-93 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Saurabh Mittal Karan Madan Anant Mohan Pawan Tiwari Source Type: research

Inflammatory pseudotumor of the lung with complete resolution
Neha Nigam, Zia Hashim, Zafar Neyaz, Mansi Gupta, Alok NathLung India 2021 38(1):90-91 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Neha Nigam Zia Hashim Zafar Neyaz Mansi Gupta Alok Nath Source Type: research

Endovascular management of spontaneous inferior phrenic artery pseudoaneurysm presenting as massive hemothorax
Vivek Agarwal, Ujjwal Gorsi, Tarvinder Singh, M Singh SandhuLung India 2021 38(1):88-89 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Vivek Agarwal Ujjwal Gorsi Tarvinder Singh M Singh Sandhu Source Type: research

Congenital isolated unilateral hypoplasia of the left pulmonary artery: A rare incidental anomaly in an elderly female
Pankaj Jariwala, Suresh Giragani, Venkata Nagarjuna MaturuLung India 2021 38(1):86-87 Congenital isolated unilateral hypoplasia of the pulmonary artery (CIUPAH) can have late presentation in the adulthood, mostly diagnosed incidentally, as in our case. They may have symptoms such as exertional dyspnea, recurrent lung infections, and hemoptysis. Although the surgical management is a definitive treatment modality, it depends on the presence of reversible pulmonary hypertension and size of the pulmonary arteries; interventional and medical management can be attempted as a palliative therapy in cases where definitive surgical...
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Pankaj Jariwala Suresh Giragani Venkata Nagarjuna Maturu Source Type: research

An elderly female with dyspnea and skin lesion
Tarun Krishna Boppana, Saurabh Mittal, Karan Madan, Anant MohanLung India 2021 38(1):84-85 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tarun Krishna Boppana Saurabh Mittal Karan Madan Anant Mohan Source Type: research

Accidental breakage of needle tip during endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: A case report and review of literature
Nikhil Bante, Abhijeet Singh, Ayush Gupta, Anshul Mittal, Jagdish Chander SuriLung India 2021 38(1):80-83 Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is commonly recommended for the diagnosis of mediastinal lymphadenopathy with malignant and nonmalignant etiology. EBUS-TBNA has been preferred over mediastinoscopy because of several advantages such as comparable diagnostic accuracy, safety, cost-effectiveness, and less invasiveness. Hemorrhage, mediastinitis, pneumonia, mediastinal abscess, empyema, lung abscess, pericarditis, and pneumothorax have been reported as major complications of EB...
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Nikhil Bante Abhijeet Singh Ayush Gupta Anshul Mittal Jagdish Chander Suri Source Type: research

Conservative treatment of postintubation tracheal laceration with pneumomediastinum, bilateral pneumothorax, and massive subcutaneous emphysema
Marijan Romic, Tomislav Becejac, Dario Grbavac, Renata Romic, Ivan RomicLung India 2021 38(1):77-79 Postintubation tracheal laceration (PITL) is a rare, potentially life-threatening complication requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment. Patients typically present with subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum, whereas concomitant pneumothorax is rarely reported. A conservative treatment is indicated in selected respiratory stable patients with small lacerations. Herein, we reported an unusual case of PITL with bilateral pneumothorax that was treated with chest tube drainage and conservative measures in the intensive ca...
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Marijan Romic Tomislav Becejac Dario Grbavac Renata Romic Ivan Romic Source Type: research

Bilateral meandering pulmonary vein complex and unusual associated cardiovascular anomalies and shunt: Extremely rare entity
Dev Arwikar, Ameya Baxi, Carlos Restrepo, Ambarish Bhat, Prabhakar Rajiah, Sachin S SabooLung India 2021 38(1):74-76 Meandering pulmonary vein (MPV) is a rare entity that can be associated with an additional cardiac and pulmonary venous variations, including left-to-right shunts. Clinicians should consider further workup with dedicated cardiac imaging to evaluate for associated cardiovascular abnormalities after an abnormal pulmonary vein draining is initially identified on routine computed tomography or echocardiogram. Pulmonary venous variations in MPV represent a spectrum of disorders, and no consistent nomenclature ha...
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Dev Arwikar Ameya Baxi Carlos Restrepo Ambarish Bhat Prabhakar Rajiah Sachin S Saboo Source Type: research

A systematic review of utility of urine lipoarabinomannan in detecting tuberculosis among HIV-positive tuberculosis suspects
Chakrapani Chatla, Neetu Mishra, Malathi Jojula, Rajesham Adepu, Mallikarjun PuttalaLung India 2021 38(1):64-73 Sputum smear microscopy (SSM), though regarded as an inexpensive and popular method for detecting tuberculosis (TB), lacks adequate sensitivity, specifically in adult people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). Urine lipoarabinomannan (LAM) is a promising diagnostic tool among PLHIV with CD4 cell count < 200 cells/μl. We attempted to review all the studies undertaken in identifying the utility of urine LAM in diagnosing TB, especially among PLHIV. We searched PubMed, Google Scholar, and MEDLINE databases for s...
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Chakrapani Chatla Neetu Mishra Malathi Jojula Rajesham Adepu Mallikarjun Puttala Source Type: research

Barriers to pulmonary rehabilitation & #8211; A narrative review and perspectives from a few stakeholders
Anulucia Augustine, Anup Bhat, K Vaishali, Rahul MagazineLung India 2021 38(1):59-63 Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) is an essential and comprehensive intervention recommended in the management of people with chronic respiratory diseases (CRD). Scientific evidence suggests significant health benefits with respect to repeated hospital admissions, exercise tolerance and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). However, the uptake and completion of PR programs are globally low. In order to understand the factors contributing to underutilization of PR, it is important to review and recognize the barriers to PR program. A literat...
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Anulucia Augustine Anup Bhat K Vaishali Rahul Magazine Source Type: research

Study of respiratory viruses and their coinfection with bacterial and fungal pathogens in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
Conclusion: This information on the various viral and bacterial etiologies of respiratory infections in AECOPD in this part of India will improve the understanding of the management of AECOPD using a timely institution of antivirals and reduce the overuse of antibiotics and the implementation of routine influenza vaccination. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Rahat Jahan Baijayantimala Mishra Bijayini Behera Prasanta Raghab Mohapatra Ashok Kumar Praharaj Source Type: research

Percutaneous core needle biopsy in the diagnosis of lung lesions: An experience on 280 consecutive cases from a university hospital in southern India
Conclusion: PCNBL yields adequate sampling for tissue diagnosis and ancillary testing with minimal complications. The use of IHC markers reduces the number of non-small-cell not otherwise specified cases significantly. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Madhavi Parigi Monalisa Hui Shantveer G Uppin Anu Kapoor N Narendra Kumar K Bhaskar Bala Joseph Stalin G Sadashivudu GK Paramjyothi Source Type: research

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: Results in 110 consecutive cases
Conclusions: VATS is an efficient and safe treatment modality for PSP with low recurrence rates and high level of patient satisfaction. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Harsh Vardhan Puri Belal Bin Asaf Mohan Venkatesh Pulle Sukhram Bishnoi Arvind Kumar Source Type: research

Small-bore catheter is more than an alternative to the ordinary chest tube for pleural drainage
Conclusions: SBC is equivalent to conventional chest tube for the drainage of pleural collection. Moreover, it has the advantages of less associated pain, versatility of insertion site, and relative safety of the technique in some risky and difficult situations. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Abdel-Mohsen Mahmoud Hamad Seham Ezzat Alfeky Source Type: research

A survey of medical thoracoscopy practices in India
Conclusion: MT is a rapidly evolving interventional pulmonology procedure in India. There is, however, a significant variation in practice and variable adherence to available international guidelines on thoracoscopy. Formal training programs within India and national guidelines for pleuroscopy considering the local resources are required to improve the safety and yield of this useful modality. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Karan Madan Pawan Tiwari Balamugesh Thankgakunam Saurabh Mittal Vijay Hadda Anant Mohan Randeep Guleria Source Type: research

Lung preservation in mucoepidermoid carcinoma of tracheobronchial tree: A case series
Conclusion: Radical surgery to achieve R “0” resection with aggressive emphasis on lung preservation is the mainstay of treatment of MEC. Greater awareness of these tumors is necessary to avoid misdiagnosis and to prevent delaying of potential complete resection of MEC. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sukhram Bishnoi Harsh Vardhan Puri Belal Bin Asaf Mohan Venkatesh Pulle Akhil Kumar Arvind Kumar Source Type: research

Co-existing obstructive sleep apnea among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
This study included 301 patients (78.1% male, 76.4% smokers, age 59.6 ± 10 years) with stable COPD. ESS score of >10 was observed in 47 (15.6%) patients. Among patients with ESS score of >10, OSA was observed in 34 (72.3%) patients. The overall prevalence of OSA among patients with COPD was 10.9%. Patients with co-existing OSA were older and had thicker neck and higher body mass index (BMI) as compared to COPD alone. In addition, patients with associated OSA had worse health-related quality of life (QOL) as shown by higher St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire score (42.42 ± 7.22 ...
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Loganathan Nattusami Vijay Hadda Gopi C Khilnani Karan Madan Saurabh Mittal Pawan Tiwari Anant Mohan Maroof Ahmad Khan Randeep Guleria Source Type: research

Survival predictors of interstitial lung disease in India: Follow-up of Interstitial Lung Disease India registry
Conclusion: In a subgroup of patients with newly diagnosed ILD enrolled in ILD India registry and who were available for follow-up, M-GAP score predicted survival. Honeycombing at the time of diagnosis, along with accurate history of smoking, and previous history of tuberculosis were useful indices for predicting survival. (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sheetu Singh Mohan Bairwa Bridget F Collins Bharat Bhushan Sharma Jyotsana M Joshi Deepak Talwar Nishtha Singh Khushboo Pilania Parthasarathi Bhattacharya Neeraj Gupta Ravindran Chetambath Aloke G Ghoshal Surya Kant Parvaiz A Koul Raja Dhar Rajesh Swarnak Source Type: research

Is there a role for inhaled ciclesonide in the treatment of COVID-19 ?
Sundeep Santosh SalviLung India 2021 38(1):1-4 (Source: Lung India)
Source: Lung India - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sundeep Santosh Salvi Source Type: research