Follow-up of patients with a 5-year survival after paraquat poisoning using computed tomography images and spirometry - Fan L, Wang X, Lv T, Xue F, Wu B, Ma A, Lu M.
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to examine long-term survival of patients with acute paraquat poisoning using computed tomography (CT) images and spirometry. METHODS: A total of 36 patients with long-term survival after paraquat poisoning were followed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Key Abstracts in COPD From CHEST 2022 Key Abstracts in COPD From CHEST 2022
Key abstracts in COPD from CHEST 2022, as reported by Dr Nicola Hanania, focus on spirometry use, exacerbation risks, home rehabilitation, and triple therapy after a second moderate exacerbation.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None ReCAP Source Type: news

Signify Health expands in-home diagnostics and preventative services
The newest offering is spirometry testing to evaluate patients for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Asbestos Health Screenings in Libby, Montana, Expanding
Highly specialized asbestos exposure health screenings in Libby, Montana, have gone mobile. In an effort to identify lung abnormalities at their earliest stage, the groundbreaking Center for Asbestos Related Disease – known as CARD – has begun touring the state, offering its services to those unable or unwilling to travel. The efforts have been well received. Libby is a small town in rural northwest Montana that is home to one of the largest human-made environmental disasters and longest-running asbestos cleanup project in American history. Although restoration is all but complete in the scenic and charming...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 20, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Asbestos Exposure Mesothelioma Source Type: news

Spirometry May Aid Diagnosis of Asthma Versus COPD in Primary Care
Adding diagnostics available in primary care to model using only patient history showed improvement in diagnostic differentiation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Spirometry May Aid Diagnosis of Asthma Versus COPD in Primary Care
THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2022 -- The ability of physicians to differentiate between asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the primary care setting may be improved with the addition of spirometry testing, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 15, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Race-Specific Spirometry May Miss Emphysema Diagnoses Race-Specific Spirometry May Miss Emphysema Diagnoses
An overreliance on spirometry to identify emphysema led to missed cases in Black men.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Common Lung Function Test Often Misses Emphysema in Black Patients
WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2022 -- The most common test of lung function, spirometry, probably is not detecting signs of emphysema in some people with the lung ailment, a new study says. In particular, Black men are at greater risk of suffering from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CT key to accurate emphysema assessment in Black adults
Using spirometry alone to identify emphysema in Black adults can lead to underdiagnosis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Racial, ethnic groups face longer diagnostic delays after mammogram Are all men benefiting from preop MRI for prostate cancer surgery? Study finds racial inequity in imaging rates at pediatric EDs Black Americans in rural areas more likely to die of cancer Potential for racial bias raises concerns for radiology AI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 20, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Emphysema Identified in Adults With Normal Spirometry
TUESDAY, July 19, 2022 -- Emphysema can be present when spirometry findings are normal, especially among Black men, according to a study published online July 19 in Annals of Internal Medicine. Gabrielle Y. Liu, M.D., from the Northwestern... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Race-Based Spirometry May Lead to Missed Diagnoses Race-Based Spirometry May Lead to Missed Diagnoses
Adjusting for purported racial differences may lead to underdiagnosis and undertreatment of Black patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

What is Vocal Cord Dysfunction?
Discussion Vocal cord function involves balancing muscular and neuronal functions. The superior laryngeal nerves (SLN) and recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN) are the main nerves responsible for sensation and motor innervation. There are two sides to the larynx and they operate ipsilaterally, therefore one side can be affected while the other is not. Vocal cord paresis or paralysis are “an impairment of the vocal fold motor function that is caused by nerve or neuromuscular abnormalit[ies].” Paresis involves some maintenance of vocal cord movement while paralysis does not. Paresis is also more of a continuum than a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 18, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Docs Debate Home Spirometry
(MedPage Today) -- PHOENIX -- Experts in lung diseases debated at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology here whether at-home spirometry tests and devices, which are now available from multiple companies... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 2, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Longitudinal Analysis of PRISm Conducted in Large Adult Population
Preserved ratio impaired spirometry associated with increased risks for breathlessness and cardiovascular disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 10, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Lung capacity tests found to be accurate precursor of co-morbidities
One of the largest studies to investigate whether Preserved Ratio Impaired Spirometry (PRISm), an understudied low lung function state, is an early predictor of co-morbidities has found it is strongly associated with an increased risk of death. The analysis, led by University of Bristol researchers and published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, evaluated results of lung spirometry tests in over 350,000 UK adults and followed them up over 12 years. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news