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Advances in Respiratory Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 257)
American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
American Review of Respiratory Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Journal of Tuberculosis Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Karger Kompass Pneumologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Lung India     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Respiratory Medicine Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Paediatric Respiratory Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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Pulmonary Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Pulmonary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Pulmonary Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pulmonology and Respiratory Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Respiratory Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Respiratory Investigation     Full-text available via subscription  
Respiratory Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Respiratory Medicine : X     Open Access  
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Respiratory Medicine CME     Hybrid Journal  
Respiratory Medicine Extra     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Respiratory Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Respirology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Revista Americana de Medicina Respiratoria     Open Access  
Revista Chilena de Enfermedades Respiratorias     Open Access  
Revista Inspirar     Open Access  
Revista ORL     Open Access  
Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia     Open Access  
Sarcoidosis Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Disese     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Sleep Medicine Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
The Clinical Respiratory Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Thorax     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Translational Respiratory Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tuberculosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Tuberculosis Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Sarcoidosis Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Disese
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.765
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 3  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1124-0490
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  • The indications for the treatment of sarcoidosis: Wells Law
    • Authors: Robert P. Baughman, Marc Judson, Athol Wells
      Pages: 280 - 282
      Abstract: This is an editorial with no abstract
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis:
           Comparison with COPD
    • Authors: Shinichi Arizono, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Koji Sakamoto, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Tomoki Kimura, Kensuke Kataoka, Tomoya Ogawa, Fumiko Watanabe, Kazuyuki Tabira, Ryo Kozu
      Pages: 283 - 289
      Abstract: Background: While the efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been well established, emerging evidence also suggests its benefit in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). However, the differences and similarities between how PR affects diseases with different physiologies remain unknown. Objective: This study aimed to compare the efficacy of PR in COPD and IPF patients by performing multifactorial evaluation with various exercise capacity measurements, and dyspnea and health-related quality of life (QoL) assessment. Methods: Twenty-two IPF patients (%vital capacity: 72%) and 27 COPD patients (%forced expiratory volume1: 43%) were recruited. Subjects who completed a 10-week outpatient PR program were analyzed. We assessed five exercise capacity indicators (6-minute walking distance, incremental shuttle walking distance, endurance time, peak work rate, and peak values for oxygen uptake [peak VO2]), dyspnea (Baseline Dyspnea Index: BDI), and health-related QoL (St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire: SGRQ) at baseline and immediately following completion of the PR program. Results: After 10 weeks of PR, all exercise capacity measurements, except VO2, as well as BDI and SGRQ score improved significantly (p<0.05) in both disease groups. The magnitude of the observed changes in each outcome, assessed by the effect size, was comparable between IPF and COPD patients. This was also true for endurance time, the measurement most responsive to PR, with a large effect size. Conclusions: PR can result in comparable improvements in exercise capacity, including endurance time, and dyspnea and HRQoL in both IPF and COPD patients after 10 weeks of exercise training.
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Predictive factors for the effect of pirfenidone in idiopathic pulmonary
           fibrosis
    • Authors: Yasunori Ichimura, Kenji Tsushima, Takuma Matsumura, Kazutaka Yamagishi, Mitsuhiro Abe, Jun Ikari, Jiro Terada, Koichiro Tatsumi
      Pages: 290 - 299
      Abstract: Fibrotic interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) include a number of pulmonary disorders characterized by infiltration of inflammatory cells in lung parenchyma and fibrosis resulting in decreased lung compliance. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) represents the most common ILD. ILDs can be divided in two anatomo-pathological and radiographic patterns: usual interstitial pneumonitis (UIP) and non-specific interstitial pneumonitis (NSIP). The different radiological features of UIP and NSIP are discussed. The American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the Japanese Respiratory Society, and the Latin American Thoracic Association guidelines for the diagnosis and management of IPF have identified several characteristic high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) features of UIP. However, even if these guidelines recommend to avoid surgical lung biopsy in case of confident UIP diagnosis on HRCT, they present some limitations, the most important of which is represented by interobserver agreement. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be considered as a radiation-free alternative to HRCT for several lung diseases. However, the clinical value of MRI for IPF diagnosis remains to be proven. 
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • High-resolution computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging
           protocols in the diagnosis of fibrotic interstitial lung disease: overview
           for “non-radiologists”
    • Authors: Gianluigi Sergiacomi, Luca Pugliese, Francesca Ricci, Roberto Floris, Armando Fusco
      Pages: 300 - 306
      Abstract: Fibrotic interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) include a number of pulmonary disorders characterized by infiltration of inflammatory cells in lung parenchyma and fibrosis resulting in decreased lung compliance. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) represents the most common ILD. ILDs can be divided in two anatomo-pathological and radiographic patterns: usual interstitial pneumonitis (UIP) and non-specific interstitial pneumonitis (NSIP). The different radiological features of UIP and NSIP are discussed. The American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the Japanese Respiratory Society, and the Latin American Thoracic Association guidelines for the diagnosis and management of IPF have identified several characteristic high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) features of UIP. However, even if these guidelines recommend to avoid surgical lung biopsy in case of confident UIP diagnosis on HRCT, they present some limitations, the most important of which is represented by interobserver agreement. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be considered as a radiation-free alternative to HRCT for several lung diseases. However, the clinical value of MRI for IPF diagnosis remains to be proven.
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Contrast-Enhanced Cardiac Magnetic Resonance: Distinction between cardiac
           sarcoidosis and infarction scar.
    • Authors: Jan-Peter Smedema, Robert-Jan van Geus, Rene Truter, Bongani M Mayosi, Harry JGM Crijns
      Pages: 307 - 314
      Abstract: Objectives: To review the value of delayed contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (CECMR) in differentiating patients with cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) from those with coronary artery disease and recent myocardial infarctions. Background: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) accurately delineates myocardial necrosis or fibrosis. The pattern of LGE in ischemic and non-ischemic myocardial disease is different, and might be helpful in distinguishing CS from ischemic disease. Methods: The CECMR studies of 30 patients with CS were compared to those performed in 30 consecutive infarct patients, who had been managed with primary coronary interventions, and 10 healthy controls. Two experienced blinded observers classified patients by assessing the distribution of LGE. Results: LV LGE was present in 29/30 CS (mean 3.8 segments, range 0-12), all infarct (mean 4.3 segments, range 0-9), and none of the patients in the control group. The amount of LV LGE did not differ significantly between CS and infarct patients (19 ± 11% and 19 ± 12%, P= 0.8). The CS group exhibited a predominantly patchy, 3 layer LGE (P = 0.01), whereas confluent transmural LGE (P = 0.04) with a vascular distribution (P < 0.001) was prevalent in the infarct group. Significantly more RV LGE (P = 0.01) and dilation (P = 0.02) were found in the CS group. The two observers classified patients correctly as CS in 72% and 83% of cases, as ischemic in nature in 77% and 80% of cases, and as normal in 90% and 100% respectively. Conclusions: Gadolinium CMR was helpful in differentiating patients with CS from patients with ischemic heart disease and previous myocardial infarctions. In a subgroup of ischemic patients the pattern of LGE was atypical, and suggestive of non-ischemic etiology.
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Assessment of lung involvement in sarcoidosis – the use of an
           open-source software to quantify data from computed tomography.
    • Authors: Tomasz Urbankowski, Lucyna Opoka, Paweł Wojtan, Rafał Krenke
      Pages: 315 - 325
      Abstract: Computed tomography (CT) plays a pivotal role in the initial evaluation of patients suspected of sarcoidosis. Although it has significant limitations associated with radiation exposure, CT scanning is also occasionally used to follow-up patients with sarcoidosis. Hitherto, no widely accepted method of quantitative assessment of pulmonary involvement in sarcoidosis has been established. The aims of the study were as follows: (1) to assess the utility of the open-source, free of charge DICOM Viewer software in quantitative analysis of pulmonary involvement in sarcoidosis; (2) to compare the parameters of quantitative CT analysis with the results of pulmonary function tests (PFTs). We included contrast-enhanced thorax CT examinations of 80 patients with sarcoidosis. Post-processing analysis of CT data was carried out using OsiriX Lite software (Pixmeo, Switzerland). Following densitometric parameters were measured: CT-derived lung volume (CT-LV), mean lung attenuation (MLA), kurtosis, skewness and standard deviation of lung radiodensity (SDLR).  Kurtosis was significantly lower in patients with lung fibrosis comparing to those with mediastinal and/or hilar lymphadenopathy (MHL) and pulmonary involvement  (median 1.49 vs 1.93). Furthermore, SDLR was significantly higher in patients with lung fibrosis comparing to those with isolated MHL and MHL with pulmonary involvement (median 163.6 vs 137.4). Also, significant correlations between densitometric parameters and the results of PFTs were demonstrated, including correlation between CT-LV and TLC (R=0.7). Our study showed that post-processing of the CT data with the use of Osirix Lite DICOM Viewer might be a valuable method of quantitative analysis of pulmonary involvement in sarcoidosis. 
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Connective tissue disease associated interstitial pneumonia: a challenge
           for both rheumatologists and pulmonologists.
    • Authors: Sarah Geerts, Wim Wuyts, Ellen De Langhe, Jan Lenaerts, Jonas Yserbyt
      Pages: 326 - 335
      Abstract: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) can be either idiopathic, the result of exposure or may be associated with extrapulmonary diseases. Among the latter, connective tissue diseases (CTDs) make up the largest part. The identification, follow-up and treatment of CTD-associated ILD (CTD-ILD) are a challenge for every physician as ILD can occur before, during and after the diagnosis of CTD. Early detection of pulmonary involvement is an essential task for the treating rheumatologist and recognition of the underlying CTD can pose a challenge for the treating pulmonologist. Multidisciplinary engagement towards the patient is therefore indispensable for optimal clinical care.
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Environmental asbestos disease: Pleural plaque volume measurement with
           Chest Tomography is there a correlation between pulmonary function'
    • Authors: Ibrahim Güven Çoşğun, Fatma Evyapan, Nevzat Karabulut
      Pages: 336 - 342
      Abstract: Objectives: Chest X-ray is correlated with pulmonary function of asbestos related disease. These correlations limited by low specific and sensitive. Computed tomography (CT) more sensitive. There was no adopted for the measurement of CT. Our aim in this study, to determine between correlation pleural plaque (PP) volume and lung function for use improving classification with CT. Methods: The study included 75 patients with environmental asbestos exposure. PP areas measured in patients were divided by the patient lung area to determine PP ratio with CT. Diffusing capacity and six minute walking distance (6MWD) measured and evaluated quality of life. Results: PP identified in 66 (88%) of the patients with CT. PP most frequently noted in the front right quadrant and had an average plaque volume of 7729,17 mm3. Plaque ratio taken as the percentage of the ratio to the lung volume, mean plaque percentage was 0,37±0,45% (0,003-2,3). In 12(18,1%) of the patients, asbestosis not seen with chest X-ray was detected with CT. Conclusions: PP volume and ratios were not statistically significantly correlated with respiratory functions, exercise capacity, cumulative amount of exposure. Patient of asbestos disease total lung capacity was lower, 6MWD distance was shorter and quality of life was poorer.  
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Efficacy and safety of infliximab therapy in refractory upper respiratory
           tract sarcoidosis: experience from the STAT registry
    • Authors: Thomas Barba, Alicia Marquet, Diane Bouvry, Fleur Cohen-Aubart, Marc Ruivard, Sébastien Debarbieux, Chahéra Khouatra, Alain Vighetto, Audrey de Parisot, Dominique Valeyre, Pascal Sève
      Pages: 343 - 351
      Abstract: Background: Upper respiratory tract (URT) involvement in sarcoidosis may be refractory to corticosteroids and immunosuppressants. Whether TNF-antagonists are efficient and safe in such phenotype is unknown. Methods: STAT is a French national drug registry including patients presenting sarcoidosis treated with TNF alpha antagonists. All cases of biopsy-proven sinonasal and laryngeal sarcoidosis were extracted and retrospectively analyzed from July 2014 to July 2015. Results: Twelve patients presenting biopsy-proven sarcoidosis with URT involvement were included in the STAT registry. Infliximab appeared effective in decreasing URT symptoms, as assessed by a significant decrease of the e-POST (extra-pulmonary Physician Organ Severity Tool) (1.5 [0-2] vs 5 [1.5-5], p=0.03) and a corticosteroids-sparing effect (7.5mg per day [5-10] vs 17.5 mg per day [7.5-20], p=0.04) at the end of follow-up. Conclusions: TNF-antagonists may be an efficient treatment of refractory URT manifestations and should be discussed when prolonged or high dosages of corticosteroids despite immunosuppressive therapy are required.
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • The Link Between Chronic Thromboembolic PulmoChronic thromboembolic
           pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and sarcoidosis are recognized causes of
           nary Hypertension and Sarcoidosis: Association or Visual Masquerade'
    • Authors: Rajive Tandon, Robert P. Baughman, Janice Stanley, Ali A Khan
      Pages: 352 - 355
      Abstract: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and sarcoidosis are recognized causes of pulmonary hypertension according to the World Health Organization classification scheme. This case series describes seven patients with sarcoidosis with a mean age of 61 who developed pulmonary hypertension. They were found to have CTEPH, diagnosed by either CT pulmonary angiography or a lung ventilation perfusion scan. They all underwent confirmatory right heart catheterization showing elevated mean pulmonary artery pressures (mean of 42 mmHg – normal less than 25 mmHg). Sarcoidosis has been previously shown to be associated with increased rates of venous thromboembolic disease. In these cases, patients with sarcoidosis later developed CTEPH and this may be another mechanism in which sarcoidosis can lead to pulmonary hypertension. 
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Erectile Dysfunction is a Common Problem in Interstitial Lung Diseases
    • Authors: Andreas Fløe, Ole Hilberg, Marlies Wijsenbeek, Elisabeth Bendstrup
      Pages: 356 - 364
      Abstract: Introduction: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is related to chronic diseases, including COPD. The pathogenesis may involve chronic hypoxia, which is common in interstitial lung disease (ILD). We aimed to study the relationship between ILD and ED. Method: Male patients with ILD detected by high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT) and/or  histopathological findings in a lung biopsy were prospectively enrolled at two European ILD centers. Participants were asked to fill in the International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire (Danish or Dutch version). Information on type of ILD, lung function tests, 6-minute walking test (6MWT), co-morbidities, medication and smoking history was obtained from patient records. Results: Of 82 enrolled patients, 54 patients (65.9%) returned the questionnaire. Mean age was 66.8 years (SD: 9.03). Twenty-six patients (48.1%) had IPF. Overall, 38 (70.4%) had some degree of ED, thirty (56.6%) had moderate to severe ED, and 23 (43.4%) had severe ED.  Low diffusion capacity and high body mass index showed a trend of increasing risk of moderate to severe ED. The risk increased with age (OR per 5-year increase=2.63 (1.25; 5.53)) and decreased with 6MWT distance (OR per 50 m increase=0.60 (0.41; 0.89). Only two patients (6.7%) received specific treatment with phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors. Conclusion: Severe ED is a common problem in men with ILD, and is associated with poor walking distance and high age. Treatment coverage is low, and physicians should address this problem as a part of the routine care.
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Sarcoidosis in iron-steel industry: mini case series
    • Authors: Bilge Üzmezoğlu, Cebrail Şimşek, Sevtap Gülgösteren, Berna Gebeşoğlu, Gülden Sarı, Deniz Çelik
      Pages: 365 - 372
      Abstract: Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology. Despite the proposed connection between the development of sarcoidosis and exposure to environmental and toxic substances, no definitive associations could be established. Also, the role of silica and silicates in the etiology of this condition is currently unknown. Heat-treatment of silica results in the generation of tridymite and cristobalite forms and iron-steel industry represents one branch of industry in which silicone element is exposed to temperatures around 2000ºC. Studies reporting on the incidence of sarcoidosis in the workers of iron-steel industry are scarce in number, and workers of this industrial branch are known to be exposed to silica in the form of cristobalite, nano-particulate silicone, metal oxides, and silicates. These substances, which have respiratory toxic properties and have been reported to be associated with autoimmune conditions, may also play a role in the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis. In our clinic, sarcoidosis was diagnosed in a total of 4 individuals, who works in the iron-steel industry. Through this report involving a series of patients with sarcoidosis, we also wanted to discuss the role of crystalline silica forms and silicates in the etiology of sarcoidosis, which is also considered to be an auto-immune condition.
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Intrascrotal and osseous sarcoidosis mimicking intrascrotal organ cancer
           and bony metastasis
    • Authors: Shin-ichi Nureki, Eishi Miyazaki, Mari Yamasue, Ryuichi Takenaka, Masaru Ando, Jun-ichi Kadota
      Pages: 373 - 379
      Abstract: We report a case of sarcoidosis with concomitant epididymis, testes, and phalanxes involvement mimicking intrascrotal organ cancer and metastatic bony disease. A 23-year-old man developed blurred vision and hyperemia of the left eye, and was diagnosed as having left iritis. A chest computed tomography scan detected bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy and lung nodular shadows. A transbronchial lung biopsy revealed a non-caseating granuloma and he was diagnosed with sarcoidosis. One year after the onset of his eye symptoms, he noticed enlargement of his right scrotum. Magnetic resonance imaging detected lesions of the right epididymis, bilateral testes, and bilateral phalanxes. A technetium-99m scintigram revealed a high accumulation in the bilateral bones of extremities. These radiological findings mimicked intrascrotal organ cancer and metastatic bony disease. Pathologic evaluation following the right epididymectomy revealed non-caseating granulomas compatible with sarcoidosis. Three and half years after the appearance of intrascrotal and bony lesions, they improved spontaneously.
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • The rare case report of interstitial lung disease with normal serum level
           of IgG4 developed six years after treatment of autoimmune pancreatitis
    • Authors: Tatjana Adzic-Vukicevic, Jelena Stojsic, Aleksandra Barac, Ana Blanka-Protic, Sladjana Andrejevic, Snezana Raljevic
      Pages: 380 - 383
      Abstract: Not available
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 4 (2018)
       
 
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