COPD Science

Risk Factors and Natural History of Parastomal Hernia Following Radical Cystectomy and Ileal Conduit
27-11-2021CONCLUSION: The incidence of radiologic parastomal hernia following radical cystectomy and ileal conduit is 30%; a quarter of whom progress in a median time of 12 months. Female gender, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and high body mass index are independent predictors for radiologic hernia development.

Feasibility of completing Multidimensional Dyspnea Profile and Dyspnea-12 over the telephone in patients with oxygen-dependent disease
27-11-2021CONCLUSION: Many patients with severe oxygen-dependent disease were unable or unwilling to assess symptoms over the telephone. However, among those able to participate, MDP and D-12 are feasible to measure multiple dimensions of breathlessness over the telephone.

Cost-effectiveness of domiciliary non-invasive ventilation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
27-11-2021CONCLUSION: Domiciliary NIV is likely cost-effective for posthospitalised patients, with uncertainty around the cost-effectiveness of domiciliary NIV in stable patients with COPD on which further research should focus.

Benefit-harm analysis of azithromycin for the prevention of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
27-11-2021CONCLUSIONS: Long-term therapy with azithromycin confers a net benefit to ex-smoker patients with COPD with a recent history of exacerbations and an even larger benefit to those who are frequent exacerbators.

Indications and outcome after lung transplantation in children under 12 years of age: A 16-year single center experience
27-11-2021CONCLUSIONS: Lung transplantation in children under 12 years is challenging due to underlying medical conditions and operative complexity. Nevertheless, outcomes are comparable to those in older children.




Illness perception in patients with D.M. type II in Cambodia
This research is a qualitative study of illness perception in patients registered in a clinic in a rural area in Cambodia (Cambodia-Dutch Organization). All patients in the clinic with Diabetes...