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Identification and prospective validation of clinically relevant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) subtypes
Background Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is increasingly considered a heterogeneous condition. It was hypothesised that COPD, as currently defined, includes different clinicallyExpand
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Promotion of creative activity in children with severe autism through visuals in an interactive multisensory environment
This paper focuses on the design of interaction with visuals within MEDIATE, an interactive environment that generates real time visual, aural and vibrotactile stimuli. Expand
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Body weight and comorbidity predict mortality in COPD patients treated with oxygen therapy
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between clinical variables and all-cause and respiratory mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) undergoingExpand
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Cocaine-induced Churg-Strauss vasculitis.
A freebase cocaine-smoking woman developed relapsing fever, bronchoconstriction, arthralgias and weight loss. Pulmonary infiltrates, arthritis, microhaematuria, pruriginous skin rash and mononeuritisExpand
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Does an educational leaflet improve self-reported adherence to therapy in osteoporosis? The OPTIMA study
IntroductionAdherence to treatment in osteoporosis remains poor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of an educational leaflet on adherence to medication and to assess the associationExpand
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Inhaled antibiotic therapy in non-cystic fibrosis patients with bronchiectasis and chronic bronchial infection by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term effectiveness and safety of inhaled antibiotic treatment in non-cystic fibrosis patients with bronchiectasis and chronic infection byExpand
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Influence of talc dose on extrapleural talc dissemination after talc pleurodesis.
This study was designed to ascertain, in a rabbit model, extrapleural talc deposition and the related inflammatory response after talc slurry pleurodesis with two clinical doses, 200 and 50 mg/kg.Expand
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Predictors of mortality in chest wall disease treated with noninvasive home mechanical ventilation.
RATIONALE The long-term evolution of patients with chest wall disease and chronic respiratory failure treated with noninvasive home mechanical ventilation (NIHMV) is poorly known. OBJECTIVES TheExpand
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Primary intrapulmonary benign schwannoma. A case with ultrastructural and immunohistochemical confirmation.
Neurogenic pulmonary tumours are rare. Neurofibromas are the most common variety and tend to occur in patients with generalized neurofibromatosis, whereas schwannomas arise sporadically in patientsExpand
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Differences between physician and patient in the perception of symptoms and their severity in COPD.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) impairs quality of life and presents symptoms that affect the lives of patients. Our study analysed the degree of concordance between the patients andExpand
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