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17.01.2021 | DYSPHAGIA and ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA

Prevalence and Severity of Dysphagia Using Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Study in Patients with Aspiration Pneumonia

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death among the elderly. According to data released by the World Health Organization, pneumonia was the third leading cause of death in 2000, and the fourth in 2016, causing 3.0 million deaths worldwide [ 1 ].

13.01.2021 | LUNG TRANSPLANTATION

Utilization of Quantitative Computed Tomography Assessment to Identify Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome After Single Lung Transplantation

Long-term survival after lung transplantation (LT) is often hampered by chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD), which is believed to reflect chronic rejection [ 1 , 2 ]. CLAD, a term used to refer to all variants of pulmonary chronic …

11.01.2021 | STATE OF THE ART REVIEW

Tobacco Worker’s Lung: A Neglected Subtype of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Tobacco worker’s lung (TWL) is a type of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) affecting workers exposed to tobacco leaves and molds in the humidified environment of the tobacco production industry. Limited epidemiological data point to a prevalence …

09.01.2021 | VAPING AND NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIAL INFECTION

Vaping Associated Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

The first cases of e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury (EVALI) were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in August 2019 [ 1 ]. Since then, the United States has faced an outbreak of EVALI, resulting …

03.01.2021 | CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Abnormal Lung Clearance Index in Cystic Fibrosis Children with Normal FEV1 and Single-Breath Nitrogen Washout Test

Single- and multiple-breath washout tests (SBW and MBW) measure ventilation inhomogeneity, but the relationship between them is unclear. Forty-three subjects with cystic fibrosis (CF) and healthy controls (HC) 8–21 years of age were recruited …

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