[Guidelines for methacholine provocation testing].
Authors: Plantier L, Beydon N, Chambellan A, Degano B, Delclaux C, Dewitte JD, Dinh-Xuan AT, Garcia G, Kauffmann C, Paris C, Perez T, Poussel M, Wuyam B, Zerah-Lancner F, Chenuel B, pour le groupe Fonction de la SPLF Abstract Bronchial challenge with the direct bronchoconstrictor agent methacholine is commonly used for the diagnosis of asthma. The "Lung Function" thematic group of the French Pulmonology Society (SPLF) elaborated a series of guidelines for the performance and the interpretation of methacholine challenge testing, based on French clinical guideline methodology. Specifically, guidelines are p...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - August 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[An unusual lung cavity].
Authors: Fievez M, Fievez P, Henry C, Fremault A PMID: 30098878 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - August 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Mediastinitis following endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration].
CONCLUSION: EBUS-TBNA is associated with a risk of mediastinitis that may manifest as an isolated fever arising within hours of the procedure. The pathogens responsible are usually contaminants from the oropharynx such as Streptococcus sp, probably inoculated directly into the mediastinum during transbronchial needle aspiration. Rapid diagnosis and treatment are necessary in order to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with mediastinitis. PMID: 30098879 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - August 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Acquired hemophilia A revealing lung cancer].
CONCLUSIONS: Acquired hemophilia A is a rare but potentially severe disease, which may be idiopathic or linked to a solid tumor. The severity of AHA depends on both the volume of hemorrhage and the presence of associated diseases. PMID: 30098880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - August 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Assessment of insomnia among Tunisian patients with lung cancer].
Authors: Mjid M, Slim A, Hrizi D, Hedhli A, Cheikh Rouhou S, Ouahchi Y, Toujani S, Cherif J Abstract INTRODUCTION: Sleep disorders are relatively common in oncology. However, they have not been well studied and are often treated insufficiently. AIM: To assess the prevalence and severity of insomnia in lung cancer patients and evaluate the relationship between insomnia and certain clinical parameters. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was undertaken of patients in Tunis with primary lung cancer. Socio-demographic and clinical data were obtained from the medical records Patients were then asked to answer quest...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - August 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[COLT: Ten years of research in lung transplantation, results and perspectives].
Authors: Tissot A, Foureau A, Brosseau C, Danger R, Roux A, Bernasconi E, Gomez C, Durand M, Picard BR, Le Pavec J, Claustre J, Lacoste P, Benmerad M, Pain M, Siroux V, Royer PJ, Mordant P, Reynaud-Gaubert M, Kessler R, Brugière O, Mornex JF, Dromer C, Dahan M, Knoop C, Boussaud V, Koutsokera A, Botturi-Cavaillès K, Durand E, Loy J, Nicod L, Pison C, Brouard S, Blanc FX, Magnan A, consortium COLT PMID: 30100530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - August 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Erratum to "Study of the feasibility of spirometry in general practice" Rev Mal Respir 2018;35:238-248].
[Erratum to "Study of the feasibility of spirometry in general practice" Rev Mal Respir 2018;35:238-248]. Rev Mal Respir. 2018 Aug 09;: Authors: Bunge L, Baruch D, Plantier L, Mazars T, Roche N, Izadifar A PMID: 30100531 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - August 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

["Addictive substances": A new thematic series].
["Addictive substances": A new thematic series]. Rev Mal Respir. 2018 Jun;35(6):589-591 Authors: Underner M, Peiffer G, Urban T PMID: 30008315 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - July 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Non-allergenic impact of indoor mold exposure].
Authors: Gautier C, Caillaud D, Charpin D Abstract The proportion of moldy housing in France is around 20%. It is not simple to establish that a health impact of mold is not allergic, because the identification of allergy is itself difficult. Moreover, exposure to molds and their metabolites may have a protective effect. Non-allergic health impacts may occur due to the multiple aerocontaminants found in damp or mold-containing dwellings: glucans, microbial volatile organic compounds, mycotoxins, bacteria and endotoxins. The heath impacts of indoor mold have been addressed by numerous toxicologic and epidemiologic i...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - July 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Gynecological management and follow-up in women with cystic fibrosis].
CONCLUSION: Regular and specific gynecological management is mandatory in cases of cystic fibrosis. PMID: 29958717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - July 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Maternal smoking during pregnancy: A risk factor for respiratory disorders in children].
Authors: Berlin I Abstract Maternal smoking during pregnancy (MSDP) is a well-established risk factor for negative pregnancy outcomes, but its negative effects on the health of the child after birth are less well known by both health professionals and the general public. Large cohort studies over the past 10 years have shown that MSDP is an independent risk factor for several childhood health problems such as e.g. obesity and smoking. A large number of recent studies and 3 meta-analyses demonstrate that MSDP is an independent risk factor of wheezing and asthma of the child exposed in utero to maternal smoking. MSDP...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - June 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Osteochondroplastic tracheobronchopathy: About three cases].
CONCLUSION: OCTB is a benign pathology which can lead to bronchial symptoms ranging from mild cough to severe airway obstruction due to tracheobronchial stenosis. A key to diagnosis, limiting non-essential examinations and biopsies, is to consider OCTB based on CT scan or bronchoscopy based on irregularities of the tracheal or bronchial wall with calcification. PMID: 29945809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - June 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Smoking and vaping in France].
CONCLUSIONS: It is essential to strengthen efforts to decrease the rate of smoking in France. The 2017 Health Barometer and Escapad surveys will allow evaluation of the public policies implemented in 2016 and determine whether they have had an impact on the image of smoking and on smoking rates. PMID: 29945810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - June 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Evaluation of cardiac MRI in the follow up assessment of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension].
Authors: Chaouat A, Cherifi A, Sitbon O, Girerd N, Zysman M, Faure M, Mandry D, Mercy M, Guillaumot A, Fay R, Marie PY, Chabot F Abstract Haemodynamic follow up in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is currently based on right heart catheterisation (RHC). The primary objective of the EVITA study is to compare the use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) with RHC in the identification of an unfavourable hemodynamic status. The secondary objectives are to determine the role of cMRI in the follow up process. Patients will undergo at diagnosis and at follow up visits both RHC and cMRI. Patients will be follo...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - June 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Pathophysiology of right ventricular hemodynamics].
Authors: Chemla D, Berthelot E, Assayag P, Attal P, Hervé P Abstract The right ventricle (RV) plays a key role in the maintenance of an adequate cardiac output whatever the demand, and thus contributes to the optimization of the ventilation/perfusion ratio. The RV has a thin wall and it buffers the physiological increases in systemic venous return without causing a deleterious rise in right atrial pressure (RAP). The RV is coupled to the pulmonary circulation which is a low pressure, low resistance, high compliance system. In the healthy subject at rest, the contribution of the RV to right heart systolic fun...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - June 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[The influence of anxiety and depression on COPD exacerbations].
CONCLUSION: Anxiety and/or depression are associated with a greater risk for exacerbations to occur in COPD. However, a high heterogeneity across the published studies makes it difficult to draw any firm conclusions on the amplitude of this increased risk. PMID: 29937312 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - June 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Characteristics of non-pharmacological interventions in the elderly with COPD. Smoking cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation, nutritional management and patient education].
Authors: Guilleminault L, Rolland Y, Didier A Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a respiratory disorder responsible for a high mortality and disability. People older than 65 years are more commonly affected than younger people and tend to present with more symptoms and a greater level of disability. Non-pharmacological interventions play an important role in the management of all patients with COPD and this is particularly true in the elderly. Given the improvement in quality of life and risk of hospitalization, smoking cessation should be promoted to patients of all ages. Increased physical a...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - June 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Occurrence of visible molds in French schools and nurseries].
Authors: Ramalho O, Le Ponner E, Ribéron J, Derbez M, Dassonville C, Mandin C Abstract Children exposure to molds in the school and preschool environment is not well described in France. A nationwide survey was performed in 2009-2011 in 310 schools and nurseries from France including two oversea territories, Reunion and Martinique. It showed that 5 % of the audited rooms had visible molds, mainly on the ceiling. These rooms belonged to 34 buildings (11 %). The multivariate analysis shows that several factors are associated with visible molds in rooms: the presence of textile wall cov...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - June 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Immunotherapy in lung cancer: New concepts].
Authors: Goubet AG, Livartowski A, Romano E Abstract Improvements in knowledge about the complexity of the tumor microenvironment have paved the way for a revolution in lung cancer treatment with the emergence of immune checkpoint inhibitors. The immune checkpoints negatively regulate immune cells and lead to a dormant state: the immune cells are then unable to interact effectively with their targets. The immune checkpoint inhibitors are monoclonal antibodies that block immune checkpoints and permit reactivation of the immune response against the tumor. Although immune checkpoint inhibitors are effective as monothe...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - June 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Alcohol consumption and lung damage: Dangerous relationships].
CONCLUSION: The pulmonary effects of alcohol misuse are many but further investigations into the mechanism by which alcohol might predispose to lung cancer are necessary. PMID: 29941207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - June 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Chronic respiratory diseases: Being a psychologist in a hospital].
Authors: Vanneste J, Flament S, Bourjot A, Leclercq E, Prevotat A PMID: 29891052 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - June 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Benign pulmonary metastases from a leiomyoma].
CONCLUSION: Although BML is a rare cause of pulmonary nodules, it should be considered as one of the possibilities especially in young women with a history of hysterectomy for leiomyoma. PMID: 29793807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Which reference equation should be applied to estimate the lung age?]
Authors: Ben Khelifa M, Ben Saad H PMID: 29784503 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[An atypical complication of a severe asthma attack].
Authors: Niang S, Diedhiou M, Ndichout A PMID: 29779727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Pneumothorax in young cannabis smokers: A propos of three  cases].
CONCLUSION: The presence of emphysema in young cannabis smokers complicates the management of spontaneous pneumothorax. In this context, a first-line surgical intervention may be an option to be considered. PMID: 29776705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[A very unusual pleural presentation].
We report a case of urinothorax presenting as a purulent pleural effusion. Management of the urinothorax required antibiotics and surgical unblocking of the urinary tract. Currently, no test is available to confirm the diagnosis. The ratio of serum creatinine/pleural creatinine could suggest the presence of urinothorax but this parameter needs to be validated by complementary studies. Urinothorax should be suspected in the context of pleural effusion occurring after a recent urologic surgery. PMID: 29778619 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Factors associated with non-conversion of the direct smear after the initial phase of anti-tuberculous treatment. A study undertaken in three tuberculosis management centres in South Benin].
The objective of this work was to describe the profile of routinely managed tuberculosis patients whose sputum smear did not become negative after the initial phase of anti-tuberculous treatment and to analyze the factors associated with this. With this aim a cross-sectional, retrospective, descriptive and analytical study was carried out in a population of adults with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) between 2013 and 2014 in three cities in southern Benin (Cotonou, Porto-Novo and Abomey). The data of the patients who did not convert (PTB +) were compared with those who did (PTB-). A multivariate logistic regression analysis w...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Surgical treatment of early stage non-small cell lung cancer by thoracoscopic segmental resection].
CONCLUSION: For early stage NSCLC, thoracoscopic ASLR allows reduced perioperative morbidity while offering satisfactory survival. However, a rigorous technique must be applied to reduce the rates of conversion to thoracotomy and extension to lobectomy when required for oncological reasons. PMID: 29778621 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[How to set up a non-invasive ventilation?]
Authors: Grassion L, Llontop C, Layachi L, Hubert E, Morelot-Panzini C, Gonzalez-Bermejo J PMID: 29778622 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[The obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome is not only bad for the heart!]
We report the case of a 79-year-old man with severe, undiagnosed OSA who inhaled his fixed dental bridge during sleep. The inhaled foreign body came to rest in the lumen of the left main stem bronchus. The association of obesity with a body mass index of 30kg/m2, snoring with breathing pauses reported by his partner, nocturia, morning headache and an Epworth score of 11 led to polysomnography which confirmed OSA with an apnoea/hypopnoea index of 53 per hour. This case report emphasises that OSA may constitute a risk fact for foreign body inhalation in elderly subjects due to arousal-induced hyperventilation following the a...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Diagnostic uncertainty, working diagnosis and progress of recommendations for pulmonary fibrosis].
Authors: Cottin V, Crestani B, Cadranel J, Marchand-Adam S, Prévot G, Wallaert B, Valeyre D PMID: 29753638 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[BCG infection following intravesicular immunotherapy for bladder cancer].
CONCLUSION: BCG infection is a rare but not exceptional complication of BCG immunotherapy with heterogeneous clinical presentation. Prospective studies are warranted in order to improve treatment outcomes. PMID: 29754838 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Retrospective study of 25  cases of pulmonary mucormycosis in acute leukaemia].
CONCLUSION: In AL, early use of CT could improve the prognosis of PM. The presence of a RHS on CT suggests PM and is an indication for prompt antifungal treatment. PMID: 29754839 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Respiratory physiotherapy in acute viral bronchiolitis in the newborn. Pro/con arguments].
This article reports an exchange of unbiased arguments between Mr Guy Postiaux speaking in favour of respiratory physiotherapy in acute viral bronchiolitis in the newborn and Prof. Jean-Christoph Dubus arguing against. A review of the literature suggests that traditional methods of physiotherapy should be abandoned because they are not validated and because they have harmful side effects. The latest Cochrane revue (2016) suggests the use of slow expiration techniques that have some validated elements and cause no harmful side effects. Large multicentre studies should be undertaken to confirm or refute the results of the fi...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Risks associated with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs during pneumonia].
CONCLUSIONS: Intake of NSAIDs during outpatient treatment of CAP is probably the second modifiable factor of morbidity after inadequate antibiotic therapy. In light of existing data in children and adults, health authorities should urgently reassess the risk-benefit ratio of NSAIDS in CAP. PMID: 29754841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Lungs and fungi: level of evidence and doubts].
Authors: Godet C, Cadranel J PMID: 29754842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Altitude and the right heart].
CONCLUSIONS: Altitude may be a cause of right heart failure. This uncommon complication of altitude exposure requires further epidemiological and therapeutic studies. PMID: 29748074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: A bed of roses?]
Authors: Naccache JM, Nunes H PMID: 29739661 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Inhaled chemotherapy -  Part 1: General concept and current technological challenges].
[Inhaled chemotherapy - Part 1: General concept and current technological challenges]. Rev Mal Respir. 2018 May 03;: Authors: Rosière R, Hureaux J, Levet V, Amighi K, Wauthoz N Abstract Despite severe adverse effects, chemotherapy is still widely used in the treatment of lung tumors, including primary lung tumors and metastases. In order to reduce the risk of harm and to intensify treatment responses, several strategies have been described recently. These include the use of nanomedicine-based chemotherapies and pulmonary drug delivery. However, to treat lung tumors, inhalation cannot be eff...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Environmental exposure chambers (EEC): A novel tool for pathophysiological and pharmaceutical research].
Authors: Khayath N, Radu C, Choual I, Jilani S, Vecellio L, Domis N, De Blay F Abstract Airborne allergic diseases (allergic asthma, rhinitis and conjunctivitis) have reached epidemic proportions and are a great burden for both society and individuals. Therefore we need to better understand the physiopathological mechanisms and to increase clinical research in these diseases. However, traditional outpatient studies are difficult and have number of limitations, in particular the variability of allergen exposure. Yet allergen provocation tests, especially bronchial challenges in asthma, are excellent tools to measure...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Inhaled chemotherapy - Part 2: Clinical practice and potential applications].
Authors: Rosière R, Hureaux J, Levet V, Amighi K, Wauthoz N Abstract Lung tumours have a high incidence and cause many deaths worldwide. Despite progresses in treatment with targeted therapies and immunotherapies, the global 5-year survival rate remains low. In this context, inhaled chemotherapy could provide a means to intensify current therapeutic modalities. This review is based on clinical studies of inhaled chemotherapy against lung tumours. The advantages of this approach in terms of pharmacokinetic ratio and therapeutic index are presented as well as the limitations including contraindications and pul...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - May 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Can PFTs still be interpreted based on fixed limits of normality?]
Authors: Dessanges JF, Baud D, Charloux A, Plantier L PMID: 29699777 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - April 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Lower limit of normal vs. fixed ratio for the diagnosis of COPD: Is it that important?]
Authors: Burgel PR PMID: 29699778 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - April 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Tuberculous pseudotumour, a challenging diagnosis].
CONCLUSION: Making a positive diagnosis of thoracic tuberculous pseudotumour can be difficult, as bacteriological samples are often negative. This can lead to a significant delay in diagnosis and treatment. PMID: 29627293 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - April 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Persistent asthma: Chronic therapy quantitative compliance in daily practice].
Authors: Devillier P, Ghasarossian C, Terrioux P, Schiratti M, Leutenegger E Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to assess, compliance with maintenance treatment in patients with persistent asthma in clinical practice. METHODS: This observational, cross-sectional, prospective, multicenter study was conducted in metropolitan France on patients with persistent asthma under the care of a representative sample of general practitioners and pneumologists. Compliance was determined via access to the Health Insurance database allowing comparison between the actual consumption of medications and the correspo...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - April 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Study of the feasibility of spirometry in general practice].
Authors: Bunge L, Baruch D, Plantier L, Mazars T, Roche N, Izadifar A, Médiflux Abstract COPD is common but is under-diagnosed by general practitioners (GP). GP have a major role in the early diagnosis of this disease. GP could have access to spirometry. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality and interpretation of spirometry performed by primary care residents following a short education session. Three residents were trained in spirometry for half a day. They then performed spirometry on all smokers over the age of 35 visiting five general practices. The results were reviewed blindly by an in...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - April 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Post-traumatic pulmonary aspergilloma].
CONCLUSIONS: This clinical case illustrates the benefits of surgical management of post-traumatic aspergillomas, even in children, in order to eradicate the aspergillus implant and to remove any foreign body to prevent recurrence. PMID: 29602478 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - April 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Asthma and socioeconomic characteristics in France in 2012].
CONCLUSIONS: These results show that subjects with lower socio-economic status are more likely to suffer from asthma. New epidemiological tools in France, including cohorts (Constances, COSET) will be helpful to study more precisely the associations between asthma and occupational factors. PMID: 29602479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - April 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Tunnelled central venous catheter infection during treatment with epoprostenol].
CONCLUSION: Infection of a tunneled intravenous catheter should be considered in the case of non-specific symptoms or where there is evidence of sepsis, in patients treated with intravenous prostacyclin analogues administered intravenously. In this context, the laboratory should be warned to search for slow-growing organisms. PMID: 29602480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - April 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

[Asthma: Adapting the therapeutic follow-up according to the medical and psychosocial profiles].
CONCLUSIONS: Cluster analysis provides a multidimensional approach to understand the therapeutic behavior of the different patient profiles better and so adjust communication by and education of healthcare professionals. PMID: 29602481 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires)
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - April 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research