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Assessment of the burden of caregiving for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on the quality of life of caregivers. DESIGN AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out with forty-twoExpand
Asthma control and quality of life in patients with moderate or severe asthma.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between degree of asthma control and health-related quality of life in patients with moderate or severe asthma. METHODS This was a descriptive observationalExpand
Continuous positive airway pressure effects on regional lung aeration in patients with COPD: a high-resolution CT scan study.
BACKGROUND The effects of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on the lung parenchyma of patients with COPD, to our knowledge, have never been assessed by high-resolution CT (HRCT)Expand
Influence of total face, facial and nasal masks on short-term adverse effects during noninvasive ventilation.
OBJECTIVE Failure of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has been associated with short-term adverse effects related to the use of masks. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence, type andExpand
Effect of an Automatic Triggering and Cycling System on Comfort and Patient-Ventilator Synchrony during Pressure Support Ventilation
Background: The digital Auto-Trak™ system is a technology capable of automatically adjusting the triggering and cycling mechanisms during pressure support ventilation (PSV). Objective: To compareExpand
Active Contour Modes Crisp : new technique for segmentation the lungs in CT images
This paper proposes a new Active Contour Model (ACM), called ACM Crisp, and evaluates the segmentation of lungs in computed tomography (CT) images. An ACM draws a curve around or within the object ofExpand
Influence of the ventilatory mode on acute adverse effects and facial thermography after noninvasive ventilation
ABSTRACT Objective: To compare the incidence and intensity of acute adverse effects and the variation in the temperature of facial skin by thermography after the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV).Expand
Improvement of Cognitive Function After a Three-Month Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program for COPD Patients
The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation program on cognitive function in COPD patients, adjusting for potential confounders (gender, age,Expand
Brazilian recommendations of mechanical ventilation 2013. Part 2
Perspectives on invasive and noninvasive ventilatory support for critically ill patients are evolving, as much evidence indicates that ventilation may have positive effects on patient survival andExpand
Brazilian guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia in immunocompetent adults - 2009.
Community-acquired pneumonia continues to be the acute infectious disease that has the greatest medical and social impact regarding morbidity and treatment costs. Children and the elderly are moreExpand