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Balloon pulmonary angioplasty for inoperable patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: the initial German experience
Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) is an emerging treatment for patients with inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). We report on a prospective series of 56 consecutiveExpand
Diffusion Capacity and Mortality in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction.
OBJECTIVES This study sought to investigate the prognostic importance of a low diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) in patients with a catheter-based diagnosis of pulmonaryExpand
Risk Factors for Developing Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer after Lung Transplantation
Background Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NSMC) is the most common malignancy after organ transplantation. Lung transplant recipients (LTRs) are particularly prone to develop NMSC as compared to renal orExpand
Conventional vs. Tablet Computer-Based Patient Education following Lung Transplantation – A Randomized Controlled Trial
Background Accurate immunosuppression is of critical importance in preventing rejection, while avoiding toxicity following lung transplantation. The mainstay immunosuppressants are calcineurinExpand
Incidence and characteristics of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in Germany
BackgroundThe incidence of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is unknown. Previous studies from the United Kingdom and Spain have reported incidence rates of 1.75 and 0.9 perExpand
More on idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension with a low diffusing capacity
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is defined by the presence of pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) in the absence of underlying causes such as lung diseases, chronic thromboembolicExpand
CXCL13 in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
BackgroundChemokine CXC ligand 13 (CXCL13) has been implicated in perivascular inflammation and pulmonary vascular remodeling in patients with idiopathic pulmonary artery hypertension (IPAH). WeExpand
Topical Nasal Anesthesia in Flexible Bronchoscopy – A Cross-Over Comparison between Two Devices
Introduction Topical airway anesthesia is known to improve tolerance and patient satisfaction during flexible bronchoscopy (FB). Lidocaine is commonly used, delivered as an atomized spray. TheExpand
Anti-IL-5 therapy in patients with severe eosinophilic asthma – clinical efficacy and possible criteria for treatment response
BackgroundInterleukin-5 (IL-5) antibodies represent a promising therapeutic option for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma. To date, no official treatment response criteria exist. In this study,Expand
Multiple sclerosis registries in Europe – results of a systematic survey
Background: Identification of MS registries and databases that are currently in use in Europe as well as a detailed knowledge of their content and structure is important in order to facilitateExpand