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The Role of Alexithymia in Quality of Life and Health Care Use in Asthma
Background. Alexithymia is a personality trait characterized by difficulties in perceiving and expressing emotions. The relationship between alexithymia and health outcomes in asthma has been shownExpand
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Psychological and self-management factors in near-fatal asthma.
BACKGROUND Several studies that have analyzed differences in psychological and self-management variables between patients with a near-fatal asthma (NFA) attack and asthmatics without a NFA attackExpand
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[Treatment with sildenafil, bosentan, or both in children and young people with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and Eisenmenger's syndrome].
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Pulmonary arterial hypertension carries a poor prognosis in both adult and pediatric patients. Current understanding of the mechanisms underlying pulmonary arterialExpand
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Utility of brief questionnaires of health-related quality of life (Airways Questionnaire 20 and Clinical COPD Questionnaire) to predict exacerbations in patients with asthma and COPD
BackgroundThere is some evidence that quality of life measured by long disease-specific questionnaires may predict exacerbations in asthma and COPD, however brief quality of life tools, such as theExpand
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Prescription of oral corticosteroids in near-fatal asthma patients: relationship with panic-fear, anxiety and depression.
Oral corticosteroids are the most effective drugs for illness management, especially in near-fatal asthma (NFA) patients. Prescription of oral corticosteroids in other groups of asthmatic patientsExpand
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Depression, Panic-Fear, and Quality of Life in Near-Fatal Asthma Patients
The aim of this study was to assess the relationships between depressive symptoms and symptom-centered panic-fear (P-F), and reports of health-related quality of life (HRQOL), in persons withExpand
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[Cultural adaptation into Spanish of the Airways Questionnaire 20, a short health-related quality-of-life questionnaire for the clinical evaluation of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The routine use of health-related quality-of-life questionnaires in patients with chronic respiratory disease is limited due to the time required to complete them. TheExpand
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Effects of a muscular training program on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with moderate or severe exacerbation antecedents.
BACKGROUND Muscular training is the corner stone of pulmonary rehabilitation programs. AIM To evaluate the effects of a muscular training program - carried out on chronic obstructive pulmonaryExpand
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Compassionate Use of Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor in Cystic Fibrosis: Spanish Experience.
BACKGROUND The most common cystic fibrosis (CF)-causing mutation is deltaF508 (F508del), which is present in 28% of CF Spanish patients. While the literature based on real-life studies on CF patientsExpand
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Chronic pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema: association with dermatomyositis.
We describe a 41-year-old patient with adult-onset dermatomyositis who developed persistent pneumomediastinum and severe subcutaneous emphysema due to end-stage interstitial lung disease. TheExpand
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