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Classification of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) according to the new Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2017: Comparison with GOLD 2011
ABSTRACT Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) project has been working… Expand
Hematological evaluation in males with obstructive sleep apnea before and after positive airway pressure.
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a systemic inflammatory disease associated with cardiovascular consequences. Red blood cell distribution width (RDW), mean platelet volume (MPV), and… Expand
Reference equations for the 6-minute walk distance in healthy Portuguese subjects 18-70 years old.
INTRODUCTION Six-minute walk test (6MWT) is used for evaluating functional exercise capacity. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reference equations to predict six-minute walk distance (6MWD)… Expand
Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy: Associated complications.
- R. Linhas, R. Marçôa, A. Oliveira, J. Almeida, S. Neves, S. Campainha
- Revista portuguesa de pneumologia
- 1 November 2017
INTRODUCTION Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBC) has emerged as a diagnostic alternative to surgical lung biopsy in interstitial lung disease (ILD). Despite its less invasive nature, some associated… Expand
Diagnostic yield of transbronchial lung cryobiopsy in interstitial lung diseases.
Surgical lung biopsy (SLB) is still considered the gold standard procedure to obtain histology in interstitial lung diseases (ILD), the final diagnosis being decided on the basis of multidisciplinary… Expand
Tuberculosis and gender - Factors influencing the risk of tuberculosis among men and women by age group.
Non-small cell lung cancer in never-smokers
Introduction: In the past, lung cancer was assumed to be a tobacco related disease. Studies about lung cancer in never-smokers (NS) are still limited. Aim: To compare ever-smokers (ES) and NS with… Expand
Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in asthma patients
Introduction: In asthma, persistent symptoms and frequent exacerbations have a negative impact on quality of life, exercise tolerance and health status. Evidence of the benefit of pulmonary… Expand
Community-acquired pneumonia in HIV-infected patients: The relevance of CD4+ cell count
Background: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a frequent complication in HIV infected (HIV+) patients. The spectrum of pathogens is vast and differs depending on CD4+ cell count and geographic… Expand
Anterior Cervical Osteophyte Presenting as a Pharyngeal Mass.
We describe the case of a 73-year-old-man, non-smoker, with recurrent respiratory infections. He had a medical history of bronchiectasis and an asthma/COPD overlap syndrome. The patient was submitted… Expand