Michael Pallin

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The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) has renewed interest in low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer. Smokers may be less receptive toward LDCT screening, however, compared with never smokers. The views of patients with COPD, a particularly high-risk group, toward LDCT screening for lung cancer are currently unknown. We therefore(More)
Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has well-recognized benefits in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pulmonary edema. Its utilization in acute asthma, however, remains controversial. In this review, we describe the physiological basis to justify NIV use in acute asthma and contribute a critical appraisal of the available literature(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The effect of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in acute severe asthma is unclear and there are concerns regarding its safety. METHODS We undertook a 5-year case-control review of mortality and morbidity associated with NIV use in acute severe asthma and compared this with asthma requiring invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) and a(More)
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