Category Archives: Pulmonary Disease

Treatment of Pulmonary Diseases Together Canadian Health&Care Mall

Huey Long (“Kingfish”), the famously corrupt, demagogic, depression-era governor of Louisiana, was interviewed by a high school senior, whose last question was, “Tell me, governor, is there a place for honesty in politics?” Long replied, reassuringly, in the affirmative, but … Continue reading

Prevalence and Impact of Pain on the Quality of Life of Lung Transplant Recipients: Limitations

The BPI is not a tool that specifically assesses the presence of chronic pain. Patients who indicated the presence of pain on the BPI are therefore not necessarily suffering from chronic pain. This might account for the high prevalence of … Continue reading

Prevalence and Impact of Pain on the Quality of Life of Lung Transplant Recipients: Comment

These studies all show a PCS significantly lower than the MCS. What is interesting in our study is that pain-free patients did not have a lower PCS, suggesting that the presence of postoperative pain is associated with a reduced QOL … Continue reading

Prevalence and Impact of Pain on the Quality of Life of Lung Transplant Recipients: Conclusion

Our results indicate that QOL was significantly affected in patients who reported pain in the BPI. Areas where pain interfered the most with daily activities were sleep, normal work, and walking ability in percentages ranging from 40 to 55% for … Continue reading

Prevalence and Impact of Pain on the Quality of Life of Lung Transplant Recipients: Discussion

Scores for the different indexes of QOL are presented in Table 4. The average score of the BDI was higher (p = 0.005) for patients with pain compared to patients who did not report pain. When the score was dichotomized … Continue reading

Prevalence and Impact of Pain on the Quality of Life of Lung Transplant Recipients: Results

Of the 99 eligible patients, 96 agreed to participate in the study (97% response rate): 47 men (49%) and 49 women (51%) [median age, 45 years; range, 16 to 66 years]. Demographic data are presented in Table 1. Fifty-six of … Continue reading

Prevalence and Impact of Pain on the Quality of Life of Lung Transplant Recipients: Instruments

The BPI was developed to provide information on the intensity of pain as well as the degree to which pain interferes with function. The BPI contains 25 questions concerning pain relief, pain quality, and the patient’s perception of the cause … Continue reading

Prevalence and Impact of Pain on the Quality of Life of Lung Transplant Recipients

Several studies have demonstrated that lung transplantation can improve quality of life (QOL). Existing studies have focused on the influence on QOL of persisting respiratory problems, side effects from immunosuppression, and level of anxiety and depression. pilocarpine-eyedrops.com Chronic pain is … Continue reading

Conversion to Bosentan From Prostacyclin Infusion Therapy in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Recommendation

Bosentan therapy was well tolerated in our study, with only one patient having to stop receiving therapy because of abnormal liver function test results. However, the late deterioration of several patients who initially transitioned successfully are concerning, particularly considering that … Continue reading

Conversion to Bosentan From Prostacyclin Infusion Therapy in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Conclusion

Echocardiographic estimates of systolic PA pressures may be inaccurate. Echocardio-graphic indexes of right ventricular function such as mean acceleration time, maximal deceleration, and rate correction before the ejection period may be more reliable, but these data were not obtained routinely … Continue reading