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The aim of the study was to estimate the level of dyspnea and quality of life in patients with pulmonary fibrosis after 6 weeks' respiratory rehabilitation. The study comprised of 31 patients (F/M-12/19) with interstitial lung diseases (21 with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, 4 with lung fibrosis due to allergic alveolitis, 4 with lung fibrosis due to(More)
BACKGROUND Lower respiratory tract infections remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality after solid organ transplantation. The particularly increased susceptibility to infection is an especial problem in the early posttransplant period at the initial stage of immunosuppression, owing to direct contact with the hospital environment by mechanical(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of pulmonary rehabilitation for improving of exercises efficiency, dyspnea, and quality of life of patients with lung cancer during chemotherapy. After the enrollment selection, the study included 20 patients with newly diagnosed advanced lung cancer and performance status 0-2. There were 12 patients(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to examine the hypothesis that total blood and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) lymphocytes and their subsets in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) with coexistent alveolitis are different from those in patients with PBC alone. Total blood and BAL lymphocytes and their subsets were evaluated in both types of(More)
A retrospective analysis was performed on the records of 95 pts who underwent heart transplantation at Dept. Of Cardiac Surgery & Transplantation in 1999 and 2000 y. In 34 pts lower respiratory tract infections were observed. In all cases bacterial factor was detected in sputum or bronchoalveolar lavage. In study population we analysed influence of such(More)
The objective of the study was to investigate whether a blood pressure increase during static exercises might affect the left ventricular function and whether a possible pressure overload might decrease cardio-respiratory adaptation to aerobic exercise in power lifting athletes. Nine resistance-trained athletes and ten age-matched untrained men participated(More)
The bronchoconstrictive peptide endothelin-1 (ET-1) has been demonstrated in the airway epithelial and endothelial cells. In this study we investigated the pathophysiological significance of endothelin-1 in asthma. We addressed the issue by assessing the concentration of ET-1 in plasma and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) in patients with a different(More)
Effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive lung diseases, cystic fibrosis, and interstitial lung disease is well documented but little is known about the results of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients referred for lung transplantation. The purpose of this study is to prospectively examine the efficacy of Nordic walking,(More)
OBJECTIVE Osteoporosis may significantly impair the final result of lung transplantation. The purpose of study is to determine the prevalence of osteoporosis with the regard to risk factors for osteoporosis in patients awaiting lung transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS We determined bone mineral density (BMD) in 48 patients (12 with idiopathic pulmonary(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the quality of life and its changes in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), waiting for lung transplantation. Sixteen IPF patients, who qualified for lung transplantation, and 14 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients on long term oxygen therapy, taken as a reference group, were assessed. The(More)