The DECAF score is a simple and effective tool for predicting mortality in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD); however, the DECAF score has not been validated in AECOPD patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV). We devised the ventilator (v)‐DECAF score, in which “anemia” replaces “acidaemia,” for use in AECOPD...
We have previously reported significant improvements in ventilation and perfusion (VQ) and V/Q matching in the contralateral lung, especially the non‐targeted lower zone in patients with severe COPD following upper lobe ELVR with endobronchial valves. However, V/Q changes after lower lobe ELVR have not been described.
Seven patients with lower lobe heterogeneous emphysema underwent...
Pulmonary involvement in microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is common, little is known about the clinical features of MPA with interstitial pneumonia (MPA‐IP).
This study aimed to explore the prevalence of microscopic polyangiitis associated usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP)(MPA‐UIP) and compare its clinical features and prognosis with those of MPA‐non‐UIP and idiopathic pulmonary...
To use radionuclide imaging to investigate silent aspiration among patients recovering from an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). We also evaluated the effects of exercise‐induced dyspnoea on silent aspiration in COPD patients.
Patients and methods
Recovering AECOPD patients admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University between...
The global lung function initiative (GLI) 2012 introduced new multi‐ethnic spirometry reference values for numerous ethnicities.
The aim of this study was to investigate the suitability of the GLI reference values for the adult Jordanian population.
About 1875 (1029 females and 846 males) healthy non‐smoking adults were enrolled from several locations in Jordan...
Treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is evolving specially with triple inhaler therapy.
To perform a meta‐analysis to ascertain the safety and efficacy of triple inhaler therapy consisting of an inhaled‐glucocorticoid (ICS), long‐acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) and long‐acting beta2‐agonist (LABA) when compared with dual therapy (ICS‐LABA or LAMA‐LABA)...
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) results in a progressively worsening course associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this comprehensive study was to determine the clinical efficacy of targeted therapeutic interventions for this disease.
We searched Medline, Embase, Cochrane databases and Pubmed for relevant clinical studies. Randomized...
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