Oxygen Therapy in Lung Transplantation Candidates - A Single Center Retrospective Analysis of 807 Patients
CONCLUSION: Patients referred to lung transplantation use oxygen therapy in the vast majority. Indication for LTOT should be carefully reassessed in candidates. Confirmed LTOT-indication seems to be associated with the likelihood for admission to the waiting list for lung transplantation and could therefore be a selection criterium in the future.PMID:33621998 | DOI:10.1055/a-1341-5238 (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - February 23, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: G-S Haarmeyer C Valtin J Gottlieb Source Type: research

[Dyspnoea and Comorbidity in Lung Cancer-Patients: The Therapy Starts with Taking the Patients History].
CONCLUSIONS:  Our findings confirm the relevance of dyspnoea in patients with advanced lung cancer. Probability of occurrence is influenced by comorbidity and cofactors. The knowledge of these factors contributes to better understanding of occurrence and treatment of dyspnoea. PMID: 33598900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - February 21, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

Joint Statement (DZK, DGRh, DDG) on the Tuberculosis Risk with Treatment Using Novel Non-TNF-Alpha Biologicals.
CONCLUSIONS:  The lack of information in many non-TNFi studies on the number of patients with LTBI who were either excluded prior to participating or had been offered PT hampers assessment of the actual TB risk when applying the novel biologics. Therefore, in case of insufficient information about drugs or drug classes, the existing recommendations of the German Central Committee against Tuberculosis should be applied in the same way as is done prior to administering TNFi. Well designed, long-term "real world" register studies on TB progression risk in relation to individual substances for IGRA-positive case...
Source: Pneumologie - February 21, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Statement of the German Society for Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine Regarding the Regulation to Use FFP and Surgical Masks in the General Population].
Authors: Dellweg D, Lepper PM, Nowak D, Köhnlein T, Olgemöller U, Pfeifer M Abstract On January 19, 2021, a new regulation on the mask requirement was issued in an initiative by the federal and state governments. This regulation obliges citizens to wear medical masks on public transport and in shops. In its statement, the German Society for Pneumology and Respiratory Medicine (DGP) describes the technical background of the various medical masks and explains their functionality using the associated standards. The DGP comes to the conclusion that FFP masks of the EN 149 standard were designed for the self-p...
Source: Pneumologie - February 21, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Differential Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension Using the Example of Collagenosis-associated PAH in the Context of Chronic Lung and Left Heart Disease].
Authors: Leuchte HH, Halank M, Held M, Borst M, Ewert R, Klose H, Lange TJ, Meyer FJ, Skowasch D, Wilkens H, Seyfarth HJ Abstract Pulmonary hypertension (PH) can be diagnosed in the context of connective tissue diseases (CTD) as well as in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities. A correct clinical differential diagnosis and classification is essential before adequate therapeutic decisions can be made. Differential diagnosis of PH in CTD comprises associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (APAH), group 2 or 3 PH (PH arising from left heart or chronic lung disease), chronic thromboembolic PH (PH) and group 5 (...
Source: Pneumologie - February 14, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Limits and Ethics of Mechanical Ventilation and Intensive Care Medicine in Old Age].
Authors: Schönhofer B, Barchfeld T, Geiseler J, Heppner HJ Abstract Changing demography with more older people and more patients with chronic diseases as well as the progress of medicine leads to more geriatric patients treated in intensive care and requiring mechanical ventilation due to severe respiratory insufficiency.Frailty is associated with a more complicated intensive care stay, more difficult convalescence and with a higher mortality.In principle, geriatric expertise should be brought in as early as possible in the course of intensive care treatment for older patients in order to carry out adequate ri...
Source: Pneumologie - February 14, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Effects of an In-House Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative on Diagnosis and Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Childhood and Adolescence].
The objective of this retrospective analysis was to assess the influence of a newly implemented in-house pediatric antibiotic stewardship (ABS) initiative on guideline adherence and treatment quality. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Retrospective, patients' file-based analysis of the effects of an ABS initiative in a pediatric university hospital from January 2017 until March 2020. ABS initiative included creation of a local pCAP guideline for hospitalized children aged 90 days - 18 years, periodic training and continuous ABS support. RESULTS:  A total of 230 patients with pCAP were included (145 before and 8...
Source: Pneumologie - February 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Acute Necrotizing Pneumonia in Blue Tits - Implications for Pulmonology in Dialogue with Veterinary Medicine].
Authors: Merbach S, Schönhofer B Abstract At the beginning of March 2020, observations of an increasing number of dead blue tits increased. The sick tits suffered among others from respiratory symptoms. The reason for the mass extinction initially remained unclear. By the beginning of May, around 18,000 reports of suspected blue tit deaths with around 33,000 affected birds had been received. The maximum was almost 1,300 reports on April 10th. The number of reports decreased again during the following weeks. According to estimates, about 1,7 million blue tits died in Germany during this time.In a large number o...
Source: Pneumologie - February 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[The Plombage in the Historical Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis].
Authors: Aumann U PMID: 33535240 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - February 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Risk Assessment of Acute Exacerbation in COPD Patients in the Context of Pulmonary Follow-Up Rehabilitation Based on the Prevalence and Severity of Comorbidities].
In this study, a correlation between the health status and an increased risk of AECOPD is described. The question arises whether the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) or the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS) are suitable for the preventive detection of COPD patients at risk for exacerbation in PR. PATIENTS AND METHODS:  In a retrospective study, data of COPD patients who underwent PR in 2018 were analyzed with the CCI as the primary endpoint. All data were taken from the Phoenix Clinical Information System, and COPD exacerbations were recorded. The 44 patients (22 with and 22 without exacerbation during PR) re...
Source: Pneumologie - February 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Investigation of the Filter Performance in a Sample of Standardised Particle-filtering Half Masks].
CONCLUSION:  One third of the examined masks did not meet the recommended FFP2 standard, which is recommended for the care of SARS-CoV-2 infected patients. A comprehensive review of already approved products by the supervisory authorities is advisable. PMID: 33494114 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - January 26, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Organ Bath Experiments on Human Pulmonary Vessels: Assessment of Drug Efficacy for Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension].
This article describes the most important results of our experimental investigations and suggestions for future projects. PMID: 33472251 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - January 22, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Clinical Course of Typical and Atypical Carcinoids (bpNET): Evaluation of PneuNET Register Berlin Data for the Identification of Indicators for Prognosis Determination and Therapy Planning].
CONCLUSION:  Bronchopulmonary carcinoids are well differentiated tumours of the lung. The early stage diagnosis offers the possibility of local therapy with excellent prognosis. We have improved systemic treatment options with mTOR-inhibitor everolimus and somatostatin analogues also in advanced stage of the disease. Because of the rareness of this heterogenous group of tumours, it is meaningful to collect data systematically in order to have a standardised algorithm of diagnostic procedures and therapy assessment. PMID: 33461225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

Gemeinsam die digitale Zukunft gestalten.
Authors: Butt U, Criée CP, Freitag A, Gappa M, Heimann T, Kardos P, Schöbel C, Stais P, Wilkens M, Worth H, Windisch W PMID: 33461234 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Extracorporeal Lung Support in Thoracic Surgery: Basics and Pathophysiology].
Authors: Redwan B, Freermann C, Akil A, Fischer S Abstract Extracorporeal lung support (ECLS) is of increasing importance in general thoracic surgery. Different modes of ECLS may be applied in several situations throughout the perioperative phase and are adapted to the individual patient's needs and the planned surgical procedures. ECLS is not a static procedure and should be always evaluated according to the present condition of the patient. Therefore, it is essential to understand the pathophysiology of the disease and the different ECLS modes, as well as the different cannulation options, in order to be able to ...
Source: Pneumologie - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

Greulich T, F ähndrich S, Clarenbach C et al. Alpha-1-Antitrypsin-Mangel (AATM) – Ein Expertenstatement. Pneumologie 2020; 74: 436-442, doi:10.1055/a-1143-8186.
Greulich T, Fähndrich S, Clarenbach C et al. Alpha-1-Antitrypsin-Mangel (AATM) – Ein Expertenstatement. Pneumologie 2020; 74: 436-442, doi:10.1055/a-1143-8186. Pneumologie. 2021 Jan;75(1):69-71 Authors: Unnewehr M, Schlesinger A, Stieglitz S, Köhler D PMID: 33461236 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[S2k Guideline - Recommendations for Inpatient Therapy of Patients with COVID-19].
Authors: Kluge S, Janssens U, Welte T, Weber-Carstens S, Schälte G, Spinner CD, Malin JJ, Gastmeier P, Langer F, Wepler M, Westhoff M, Pfeifer M, Rabe KF, Hoffmann F, Böttiger BW, Weinmann-Menke J, Kersten A, Berlit P, Haase R, Marx G, Karagiannidis C Abstract Since December 2019, the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - Corona Virus-2) has been spreading rapidly in the sense of a global pandemic. This poses significant challenges for clinicians and hospitals and is placing unprecedented strain on the healthcare systems of many countries. The majority of patients with Coronavi...
Source: Pneumologie - January 16, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Weaning in a Pandemic Situation - A Position Paper].
Authors: Westhoff M, Geiseler J, Schönhofer B, Pfeifer M, Dellweg D, Bachmann M, Randerath W Abstract The logistical and infectious peculiarities and requirements challenge the intensive care treatment teams aiming at a successful liberation of patients from long-term mechanical ventilation. Especially in the pandemic, it is therefore important to use all potentials for weaning and decannulation, respectively, in patients with prolonged weaning.Weaning centers represent units of intensive medical care with a particular specialization in prolonged weaning. They are an integral part of a continuous care concept ...
Source: Pneumologie - December 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[The Plombage in the Historical Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis].
Authors: Aumann U PMID: 33352590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - December 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Recommendations for Performing Bronchoscopy in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic - Update 12/2020].
Authors: Darwiche K, Ross B, Gesierich W, Petermann C, Huebner RH, Grah C, Gompelmann D, Hetzel J, Holland A, Eisenmann S, Stanzel F, Kempa A, Conrad K, Hagmeyer L, Eberhardt R Abstract The SARS-CoV-19 pandemic continues to be globally related with significant morbidity and mortality, making protective measures to prevent transmission of the virus still necessary. Healthcare employees are exposed to a higher risk of infection and this is particularly true when performing aerosol-generating procedures such as bronchoscopy.Since the publication of recommendations for performing a bronchoscopy in the times of COVID-19...
Source: Pneumologie - December 13, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

COPD in Germany: Use of Diagnostic Measures Including Blood Eosinophil Counts in Daily Practice.
CONCLUSIONS:  In line with the GOLD recommendations, these results confirm that lung function, imaging and patient-reported outcome questionnaires play a crucial role in managing COPD. Our analyses reveal that measurement of the blood eosinophil count gained importance due to physicians' increased awareness of these cells as a useful biomarker. However, this test seems to be performed mainly for initial diagnosis and not on a regular basis. PMID: 33307557 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - December 13, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

History of BCG Vaccination Recommendations in East and West Germany from 1951 to Date.
Authors: Häcker B, Kaufmann SHE, Bauer T, Otto-Knapp R PMID: 33291161 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - December 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Guideline for Long-Term Oxygen Therapy - S2k-Guideline Published by the German Respiratory Society].
Authors: Haidl P, Jany B, Geiseler J, Andreas S, Arzt M, Dreher M, Frey M, Hauck RW, Herth F, Hämäläinen N, Jehser T, Kenn K, Lamprecht B, Magnet F, Oldenburg O, Schenk P, Schucher B, Studnicka M, Voshaar T, Windisch W, Woehrle H, Worth H, Weitere beteiligte wissenschaftliche Fachgesellschaften und Institutionen: Deutsche Atemwegsliga e. V., Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin e. V. (DGIM), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kardiologie − Herz- und Kreislaufforschung e. V. (DGK), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Palliativmedizin e. V. (DGP), Deutsche Interdisziplinäre Gesellschaft f&uu...
Source: Pneumologie - December 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

High-Flow-Sauerstofftherapie – Schritt für Schritt.
High-Flow-Sauerstofftherapie – Schritt für Schritt. Pneumologie. 2020 Dec;74(12):842-846 Authors: Wachs C, Grensemann J, Kluge S PMID: 33291163 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - December 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Smoking Cessation with E-Cigarettes? - Ad Hoc Statement of the German Respiratory Society (DGP)].
Authors: Pankow W, Andreas S, Rupp A, Pfeifer M Abstract The German Respiratory Society (DGP) turns against the e-cigarette as a means for harm reduction because of potential health risk and dangers to young people. The aerosol of e-cigarettes contains toxic ingredients that have been shown to be damaging to the lungs, the cardiovascular system and the immune system and are potentially carcinogenic. Studies on e-cigarettes as a means of smoking cessation are not very convincing, in order to favor e-cigarettes over nicotine replacement therapy, which have been tried and tested for many years, or other drugs that red...
Source: Pneumologie - December 9, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Risk Assessment for Patients with Chronic Respiratory and Pulmonary Conditions in the Context of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic - Statement of the German Respiratory Society (DGP) with the Support of the German Association of Respiratory Physicians (BdP)].
Authors: Lommatzsch M, Rabe KF, Taube C, Joest M, Kreuter M, Wirtz H, Blum TG, Kolditz M, Geerdes-Fenge H, Otto-Knapp R, Häcker B, Schaberg T, Ringshausen FC, Vogelmeier CF, Reinmuth N, Reck M, Gottlieb J, Konstantinides S, Meyer FJ, Worth H, Windisch W, Welte T, Bauer T PMID: 33242887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - November 27, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Recommendations of the German Respiratory Society (DGP) on Hygiene Measures During Treatment of Patients with Lung Diseases in the Outpatient Physiotherapy Practice in Times of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic].
Authors: Hellmuth T, Hoppe D, Teschler S, Hoheisel R, Hillmann T PMID: 33231267 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - November 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Group Training of Patients with Chronic Lung Diseases under Outpatient Conditions - Recommendations of the Working Group Lung Sports in Germany and the German Airways League].
Authors: Worth H, Bock R, Frisch M, Göhl O, Grünig E, Glöckl R, Limbach M, Schultz K, Spielmanns M, Taube K, Teschler S, Watz H PMID: 33212518 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - November 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[125 Years German Central Committee for the Fight against Tuberculosis (DZK)].
Authors: Loddenkemper R, Konietzko N, Seehausen V, Bauer T, Pfeifer M Abstract The German Central Committee for the Fight against Tuberculosis (DZK) celebrates this year its 125th birthday. On this occasion, the DZK as one of the oldest TB organizations worldwide is looking back on the development during its history and records the results in a comprehensive book, summarized in this article. In the book, the various political changes with their impact on the DZK are mirrored, starting with the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the so-called "Third Reich", the two German states separated after the Second...
Source: Pneumologie - November 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[The New WHO Guidelines for Rapid Diagnostics and Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Commented for Germany, Austria and Switzerland].
Authors: Otto-Knapp R, Knappik M, Häcker B, Starzacher K, Bauer T, Lange C, Maurer FP, Schaberg T, Günther G Abstract The increasing evidence has made it necessary to change international recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of resistant tuberculosis repeatedly in the recent years. This year, the WHO has published comprehensive recommendations that take into account these developments. The current German tuberculosis guideline was published in 2017 with differing recommendations in some areas. Here the new WHO recommendations of 2020 for rapid diagnosis and therapy of resistant tuberculosis are...
Source: Pneumologie - November 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease - The New ATS/ERS/ESCMID/IDSA Guideline].
Authors: Wagner D, Lange C Abstract The new ATS/ERS/ESCMID/IDSA guideline answers 22 PICO questions on the treatment of lung diseases caused by Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), M. kansasii, M. xenopi and M. abscessus. NON-TUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIA (NTM) LUNG DISEASE:  Especially in patients with microscopic detection of acid-fast bacteria in sputum or with cavernous disease manifestation, the start of treatment should not be delayed. Treatment should be based on species-specific resistance testing (according to the CLSI guidelines). In selected patients, adjuvant surgical resection after consultation with...
Source: Pneumologie - November 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

Zum Beitrag „Akute Luftnot auf See durch Fehleinschätzung von Vorerkrankungen“.
Zum Beitrag „Akute Luftnot auf See durch Fehleinschätzung von Vorerkrankungen“. Pneumologie. 2020 Nov;74(11):787 Authors: Schoene A PMID: 33202439 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - November 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

Antwort zum Beitrag „Akute Luftnot auf See durch Fehleinschätzung von Vorerkrankungen“.
Antwort zum Beitrag „Akute Luftnot auf See durch Fehleinschätzung von Vorerkrankungen“. Pneumologie. 2020 Nov;74(11):788 Authors: Heblich F PMID: 33202440 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - November 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Group Training of Patients with Chronic Lung Diseases under Outpatient Conditions - Recommendations of the Working Group Lung Sports in Germany and the German Airways League].
Authors: Worth H, Bock R, Frisch M, Göhl O, Grünig E, Glöckl R, Limbach M, Schultz K, Spielmanns M, Taube K, Teschler S, Watz H Abstract To improve acceptance and use of physical training by patients with chronic lung diseases, recommendations for performing lung exercises on an outpatient basis in a group setting are given by experts in physical training, sports therapists and pulmonologists. The evidence-based positive effects of physical training were analyzed for asthma , COPD, interstitial lung diseases, cystic fibrosis, lung carcinoma, and pulmonary hypertension. The requirements for lung exerc...
Source: Pneumologie - November 12, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

Sekretmobilisation – Schritt für Schritt.
Sekretmobilisation – Schritt für Schritt. Pneumologie. 2020 Nov 05;: Authors: Scheffler B, Bayarassou AH PMID: 33152772 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - November 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Travelling to High Altitude Destinations after Recovery from COVID-19-infection: New Aspects of Medical Advice in Altitude Medicine].
Authors: Grannemann JJ, Röper A Abstract After loosening of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism to high-altitude destinations over 2500 metres is expected to increase again.In line with this trend, it can be expected that patients after recovery from COVID-19 infection will seek advice from specialists on altitude or travel medicine before travelling to high altitudes.Here, the physician on altitude medicine is faced with major challenges, as such a question has not been raised so far.In addition to the basics of altitude sickness and high altitude pulmonary edema, this article deals with...
Source: Pneumologie - November 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Day/Night Variability of Coughing Events in Interstitial Lung Disease].
Authors: Berger M, Wollsching-Strobel M, Majorski D, Magnet FS, Windisch W, Schwarz SB Abstract INTRODUCTION:  Besides dyspnea a dry cough is one of the main symptoms in patients with pulmonary fibrosis. Little is known about the 24-hour-variability of this symptom. Moreover, it is unclear if other auscultation phenomena occur. METHODS:  A long-term auscultation for 24-hours was performed in patients with fibrotic lung diseases (LEOSound, Löwenstein Medical GmbH & Co. KG, Medical-Electronics, Bad Ems, Germany). Coughing and wheezing sounds were recorded. For the following analysis the 24-hour...
Source: Pneumologie - November 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Perception of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Pneumology Professionals in Germany].
Authors: Peine A, Paffenholz P, Hellmich M, Martin L, Roderburg C, Heidenreich A, Marx G, Trautwein C, Luedde T, Loosen SH Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic represents a huge burden on global health systems. Although far-reaching prevention measures such as the increase of intensive care capacities and drastic restrictions of public life have so far been able to avert an overload of the German health care system, the current situation implies an exceptionally high burden on medical professionals. The current study presents the results of an opinion evaluation among 513 pneumology specialists in Germany in the period f...
Source: Pneumologie - November 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

Ganzlungenlavage bei pulmonaler Alveolarproteinose – Schritt für Schritt.
Ganzlungenlavage bei pulmonaler Alveolarproteinose – Schritt für Schritt. Pneumologie. 2020 Oct;74(10):660-664 Authors: Wälscher J, Wessendorf TE, Rocha M, Darwiche K, Taube C, Bonella F PMID: 33059371 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - October 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Dyspnoea Due to Foreign Embolism after Percutaneous Vertebroplasty].
DISCUSSION:  The present case shows that a typical clinical symptom, associated with a previously known chronic illness, has to be reminded again and again of other and less common diseases. Even everyday diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are associated with a residual risk of possible complications. PMID: 33059372 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - October 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Surgical Therapy for Lung Cancer: Why it Should be Performed in High Volume Centres].
Authors: Hoffmann H, Passlick B, Ukena D, Wesselmann S Abstract Data on surgical lung cancer cases were extracted from the German Federal Statistics on Diagnosis-related groups (DRG) and a possible association between hospital volume and surgical mortality was explored. All treatment cases documented between 2005 and 2015 with the main diagnosis of lung cancer (International Classification of Disease code C34) and the German Operations and Procedure Key (OPS) codes 5-323 to 5-328 for anatomical lung resections were analysed. The treatment cases were assigned to hospital groups, defined according to the number of pr...
Source: Pneumologie - October 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

[Thoracic Surgery: The Era of Minimally Invasive Lobectomy].
Authors: Veit S Abstract The contingent of VATS (video assistend thoracic surgery) lobectomies will continue to increase in the time to come. Thoracic surgery departments that do not integrate this procedure into their routine spectrum will have to justify themselves to referrers and clinic administrations and will have problems with the recruitment of training assistants as well. The advantages of minimally invasive lobectomy are impressive and the long-term oncological results are equivalent to open lobectomy. VATS lobectomies in non-intubated patients will increase significantly in the next few years and further...
Source: Pneumologie - October 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research