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Pulmonary Circulation

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    CT-determined pulmonary artery to aorta ratio as a predictor of elevated pulmonary artery pressure and survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Mitsuaki Yagi, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Masahiko Ando, Tomoki Kimura, Kensuke Kataoka, Taiki Furukawa, Atsushi Suzuki, Takeshi Johkoh & Oshinori Hasegawa.
    10.1111/resp.13066 (Oct 2017)

    Comment by Dr Mark Lavercombe:
    The PA:A ratio as measured on chest CT scan has been demonstrated to predict pulmonary hypertension in some studies. In this cohort PA:A > 0.9 is found to predict both elevated mPAP and survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines for Australia and New Zealand Jennifer A Alison, Zoe J McKeough, Kylie Johnston, Renae J McNamara, Lissa M Spencer, Sue C Jenkins, Catherine J Hill, Vanessa M McDonald, Peter Frith, Paul Cafarella, Michelle Brooke, Helen L Cameron-Tucker, Sarah Candy, Nola Cecins, Andrew S L Chan, Marita T Dale, Leona M Dowman, Catherine Granger, Simon Halloran, Peter Jung, Annemarie L Lee, Regina Leung, Tamara Matulick, Christian Osadnik, Mary Roberts, James Walsh, Sally Wootton, Anne E Holland, on behalf of the Lung Foundation Australia and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand 10.1111/resp.13025 (Apr 2017)

    The aim of these Guidelines is to provide evidence-based recommendations for the practice of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) specific to Australian and New Zealand healthcare contexts.

    These first-ever pulmonary rehabilitation Guidelines for Australia and New Zealand were launched (24-28 March 2017) at the TSANZSRS Annual Scientific Meeting in Canberra, Australia (24-28 March 2017), and were drawn up following a systematic review of over 275 clinical trials.

    The Guidelines recommend that all COPD patients should be offered pulmonary rehabilitation regardless of their disease severity.

    See the full Editorial for these important Guidelines at onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.13039/full


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    Characteristics, incidence and outcome of patients admitted to intensive care because of pulmonary embolism Dario Winterton, Michael Bailey, David Pilcher, Giovanni Landoni & Rinaldo Bellomo DOI: 10.1111/resp.12881
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.12881/full (Feb 2017)

    Comment by Dr Mark Lavercombe:
    This important study describes a large cohort of patients admitted with acute pulmonary embolism to Intensive Care Units across Australia and New Zealand. A subpopulation at very high risk of death is identified (those requiring mechanical ventilation). No improvement in mortality rate over time is seen.

  • Usefulness of transcutaneous PCO2 to assess nocturnal hypoventilation in restrictive lung disorders. Georges et al.
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.12812/full (May 2016)
    (Editorial: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.12871/abstract)