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Predictors of long-term employment among patients with cystic fibrosis undergoing lung transplantation
Pre-transplant employment is the dominant factor influencing lung transplantation employment in people with cystic fibrosis. People with cystic fibrosis undergoing lung transplantation should be encouraged to work for as long as their health status permits. Professional reintegration after successful lung transplantation should be supported by a multi-disciplinary lung transplant team.
The importance of differential diagnostics in clinical practice should be a given, especially during times of pandemic. The novel coronavirus infection introduced new guidelines for and approaches to the investigation of immunocompromised patients, so it is especially important not to forget the basis of differential diagnosis, to and adopt a thorough approach when assessing these complex patients.
The findings presented here suggest that the course of COVID-19 is not necessarily ominous in the presence of a compromised immune response and tend to reinforce the emerging therapeutic concepts of a controlled mitigation of the immune cascade following SARS CoV-2 infection.
The assessment of pulmonary congestion remains one of the more difficult routine tasks in chest radiology, and there are few publications concerning signs of pulmonary oedema on computed tomography (CT).
The sensitivity and specificity of the mannitol bronchial challenge test to identify asthma in different populations: a systematic review
Several studies have investigated the accuracy of the mannitol test to identify asthma. However, the results from these studies differ substantially.
Chronic rhinosinusitis in unified airway disease: surfactant proteins as mediators of respiratory immunity
Management of chronic rhinosinusitis and asthma must be jointly carried out as one functional entity.
Health-related quality of life and stress-related post-transplant trajectories of lung transplant recipients: a three-year follow-up of the Swiss Transplant Cohort Study
Lung transplantation provides a viable option for the survival of end-stage lung diseases. Besides survival as a clinical outcome measure, health-related quality of life and psychological distress have become important study outcomes.
Vocal cord dysfunction is characterised by paradoxical inspiratory laryngeal motion and is often misdiagnosed as asthma. Diagnosis is difficult, because laryngoscopy is positive only during symptomatic episodes or provocation tests.
Sarcoidosis is a disorder of unknown aetiology. It usually responds to steroids, but side-effects and steroid-resistance may require other treatments. Endothelin has in-vitro fibrogenic activity and the endothelin system is activated in sarcoidosis.