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Current World Literature: Bibliography

Current World Literature

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This bibliography is compiled by clinicians from the journals listed at the end of this publication. It is based on literature entered into our database between 1 March 2008 and 28 February 2009 (articles are generally added to the database about two and a half months after publication). In addition, the bibliography contains every paper annotated by reviewers; these references were obtained from a variety of bibliographic databases and published between the beginning of the review period and the time of going to press. The bibliography has been grouped into topics that relate to the reviews in this issue.

• Papers considered by the reviewers to be of special interest

•• Papers considered by the reviewers to be of outstanding interest

The number in square brackets following a selected paper, e.g. [7], refers to its number in the annotated references of the corresponding review.

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Respiratory problems

Noisy respiratory secretions at the end of life

Review: (pp. 120–124)

Barbas CSV, Icu A. The complex issue of a simple suctioning maneuver in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Crit Care Med 2008; 36:644–645. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Chang AB, Redding GJ, Everard ML. Chronic wet cough: Protracted bronchitis, chronic suppurative lung disease and bronchiectasis [Review]. Pediatr Pulmonol 2008; 43:519–531. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Graf J, Marini JJ. Do airway secretions play an underappreciated role in acute respiratory distress syndrome? [Review]. Curr Opin Crit Care 2008; 14:44–49. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Kamin W. Diagnosis and management of respiratory involvement in Hunter syndrome. Acta Paediatr 2008; 97:57–60.

Nin T, Umemoto M, Negoro A, Miuchi S, et al. Nizatidine enhances salivary secretion in patients with dry mouth. Auris Nasus Larynx 2008; 35.

Raval TH, Elliott CA. Botulinum toxin injection to the salivary glands for the treatment of sialorrhea with chronic aspiration. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2008; 117.

•• Wee B, Hillier R. Interventions for noisy breathing in patients near to death. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2008:CD005177.[03]

• Wildiers H, Demeulenaere P, Clement P, Menten J. Treatment of death rattle in dying patients. Belgian J Med Oncol 2008; 2:275–279.[06]

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Physiologic changes and clinical correlates of advanced dyspnea

Review: (pp. 93–97)

Allred L, Ruiz R, Jones D, Donn SM. Intractable respiratory failure in a term newborn. Am J Perinatol 2008; 25:101–103. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Baggish AL, van Kimmenade RRJ, Januzzi JL. Amino-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide testing and prognosis in patients with acute dyspnea, including those with acute heart failure. Am J Cardiol 2008; 101:49A–55A. PubMed

• Banzett RB, Pedersen SH, Schwartzstein RM, Lansing RW. The affective dimension of laboratory dyspnea: air hunger is more unpleasant than work/effort. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008; 177:1384–1390. PubMed | CrossRef [07]

Bao X, Sinha M, Liu T, Hong C, et al. Identification of human metapneumovirus-induced gene networks in airway epithelial cells by microarray analysis [Review]. Virology 2008; 374:114–127. PubMed | CrossRef

Baron M, Sutton E, Hudson M, Thombs B, et al. The relationship of dyspnoea to function and quality of life in systemic sclerosis. Ann Rheum Dis 2008; 67:644–650. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Collier DJ, Nickol AH, Milledge JS, van Ruiten HJA, et al. Alveolar PCO2 oscillations and ventilation at sea level and at high altitude. J Appl Physiol 2008; 104:404–415. PubMed | CrossRef

Eberlein MH, Drummond MB, Haponik EF. Plastic bronchitis: A management challenge. Am J Med Sci 2008; 335:163–169. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Evrard F, Dupuis M, Muller T, Jacquerye P. Isolated pulmonary hypertension and pergolide [French]. Rev Neurol (Paris) 2008; 164:278–279.

Gargani L, Frassi F, Soldati G, Tesorio P, et al. Ultrasound lung comets for the differential diagnosis of acute cardiogenic dyspnoea: A comparison with natriuretic peptides. Eur J Heart Fail 2008; 10:70–77. PubMed | CrossRef

Han JN, Zhu YJ, Li SW, Zhang J, et al. The language of medically unexplained Dyspnea. Chest 2008; 133:961–968. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Henoch I, Bergman B, Gustafsson M, Gaston-Johansson F, et al. Dyspnea experience in patients with lung cancer in palliative care. Eur J Oncol Nurs 2008; 12:86–96. PubMed | CrossRef

Jiang-Na H, Yuan-Jue Z, Dong-Mei L, Shun-Wei L, et al. Fearful imagery induces hyperventilation and dyspnea medically unexplained dyspnea. Chin Med J 2008; 121:56–62. View Full Text | PubMed

Kalhoff H, Lara E, Kiwull P, Kiwull-Schone H. Patterns of intrathoracic gas volume and airway resistance in children with asthma. J Physiol Pharmacol 2007; 58:307–312. PubMed

Karapolat H, Eyigor S, Atasever A, Zoghi M, et al. Effect of dyspnea and clinical variables on the quality of life and functional capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure. Chin Med J 2008; 121:592–596. View Full Text | PubMed

Karbing DS, Kjaergaard S, Smith BW, Espersen K, et al. Variation in the PaO2/FiO(2) ratio with FiO2: mathematical and experimental description, and clinical relevance - art. no. R118. Crit Care 2007; 11:R118.

Katz U, Shoenfeld Y. Pulmonary eosinophilia [Review]. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2008; 34:367–371. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Khandaker MH, Knoll BA, Arora AS. 63-year-old man with cryptogenic cirrhosis and dyspnea. Mayo Clin Proc 2008; 83:580–583. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Kirkpatrick JN, Ghani SN, Spencer KT. Hand carried echocardiography screening for LV systolic dysfunction in a pulmonary function laboratory. European Journal of Echocardiography 2008; 9:381–383. PubMed | CrossRef

Koethe JR, Chang AY. Dyspnea and hemoptysis in a 53-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer. Chest 2008; 133:1248–1251. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

•• Lansing RW, Gracely RH, Banzett RB. The multiple dimensions of dyspnea: review and hypotheses. Respir Physiol Neurobiol 2008. [Epub ahead of print][27]

Min X, Xian-Sheng L, Yong-Jian X, Zhen-Xiang Z, et al. Role of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 signaling pathway in regulating the secretion of bronchial smooth muscle cells in a rat model of chronic asthma. Chin Med J 2008; 121:73–77.

Morell F, Roger A, Reyes L, Cruz MJ, et al. Bird fancier's lung - A series of 86 patients [Review]. Medicine 2008; 87:110–130. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Muhlfeld C, Rothen-Rutishauser B, Blank F, Vanhecke D, et al. Interactions of nanoparticles with pulmonary structures and cellular responses [Review]. Am J Physiol-Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2008; 294:L817–L829. PubMed | CrossRef

Nehmeh SA, Erdi YE. Respiratory motion in positron emission tomography/computed tomography: A review [Review]. Semin Nucl Med 2008; 38:167–176.

•• O'Donnell DE, Banzett RB, Carrieri-Kohlman V, Casaburi R. Pathophysiology of dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a roundtable. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2007; 4:145–168.[15]

Ofir D, Laveneziana P, Webb KA, Lam YM, et al. Mechanisms of dyspnea during cycle exercise in symptomatic patients with GOLD stage I chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008; 177:622–629. PubMed | CrossRef

Ordonez-Llanos J, Collinson PO, Christenson RH. Amino-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide: Analytic considerations. Am J Cardiol 2008; 101:9A–15A. PubMed

Patel K, Shankar V, Plambeck CJ, Pagel PS. Progressive dyspnea and exercise intolerance in an adult with a persistent childhood murmur. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2008; 22:157–159. PubMed | CrossRef

Peiffer C. Dyspnea and emotion - What can we learn from functional brain imaging? Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008; 177:937–939.

Peiffer C, Costes N, Herve P, Garcia-Larrea L. Relief of dyspnea involves a characteristic brain activation and a specific quality of sensation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008; 177:440–449. PubMed | CrossRef

Qin XJ, Li YN, Liang X, Wang P, et al. The dysfunction of ATPases due to impaired mitochondrial respiration in phosgene-induced pulmonary edema. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2008; 367:150–155. PubMed | CrossRef

Reid JM, Forster A, Fitch PS, Smith FW, et al. An atypical case of neuralgic amyotrophy with respiratory muscle weakness: Case report and review of literature. Scott Med J 2008; 53:13–15. PubMed | CrossRef

Schafer A, Kratky KW. Estimation of breathing rate from respiratory sinus arrhythmia: Comparison of various methods. Ann Biomed Eng 2008; 36:476–485. View Full Text | PubMed

Scichilone N, Paglino G, Battaglia S, Martino L, et al. The mini nutritional assessment is associated with the perception of dyspnoea in older subjects with advanced COPD. Age Ageing 2008; 37:214–217. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Swingler GH, Zwarenstein M. Chest radiograph in acute respiratory infections - art. no. CD001268 [Review]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008:1268.

von Leupoldt A, Sommer T, Kegat S, Baumann HJ, et al. The unpleasantness of perceived dyspnea is processed in the anterior insula and amygdala. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008; 177:1026–1032. PubMed | CrossRef

Wadhwa H, Gradinaru C, Gates GJ, Badr MS, et al. Impact of intermittent hypoxia on long-term facilitation of minute ventilation and heart rate variability in men and women: do sex differences exist? J Appl Physiol 2008; 104:1625–1633.

Wilson K, Widdowson M, Swanney M, Meyer R, et al. Chronic dyspnea and wheezing in a 46-year-old nonsmoker. Chest 2008; 133:1034–1037. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Yango J, Pieters T, Coche E, Lambert M. Increased serum CA 19.9 in bronchiectasis [French]. Rev Mal Respir 2008; 25:78–81. PubMed | CrossRef

Yao X, Gilmore E, Nugent K. A 46-year-old man with dyspnea, dysphagia, and pulmonary hypertension. Chest 2008; 133:812–815. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Young RL, Mitchell JD, Cool C, Nana-Sinkam SP. Wheezing and exertional dyspnea in a 25-year-old mountaineer. Chest 2008; 133:820–825. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

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Pulmonary rehabilitation for dyspnea in the palliative-care setting

Review: (pp. 112–119)

• Ambrosino N, Casaburi R, Ford G, et al. Developing concepts in the pulmonary rehabilitation of COPD. J Respir Med 102(suppl 1); 2008:S17–S26.[21]

Banzett RB, Pedersen SH, Schwartzstein RM, Lansing RW. The affective dimension of laboratory dyspnea: Air hunger is more unpleasant than work/effort. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008; 117:1384–1390.

• Collins EG, Langbein WE, Fehr L, et al. Can ventilation-feedback training augment exercise tolerance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008; 177:844–852.[16]

•• Dolmage TE, Goldstein RS. Effects of one-legged exercise training of patients with COPD. Chest 2008; 133:370–376. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef [15]

• du Moulin M, Taube K, Wegscheider K, et al. Home-based exercise training as maintenance after outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation. Respiration published online July 31, 2008 (DOI:10.1159/000150315).[34]

Ingle L. Prognostic value and diagnostic potential of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with chronic heart failure [Review]. Eur J Heart Fail 2008; 10:112–118. PubMed | CrossRef

Jensen D, Amjadi K, Harris-McAllister V, Webb KA, et al. Mechanisms of dyspnoea relief and improved exercise endurance after furosemide inhalation in COPD. Thorax 2008; 63:606–613. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

•• Maltais F, Bourbeau J, Shapiro S, et al. Effects of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2008; 149:869–878. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef [40]

• Ries AL, Make BJ, Reilly JJ. Pulmonary rehabilitation in emphysema. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2008; 5:524–529.[44]

• Vivodtzev I, Lacasse Y, Maltais F. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the lower limbs in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2008; 28:79–91. View Full Text | PubMed [26]

• Wewel AR, Gellerman I, Schwertfeger I, et al. Intervention by phone calls raises domiciliary activity and exercise capacity in patients with severe COPD. Respir Med 2008; 102:20–26. PubMed | CrossRef [37]

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Nonpharmacological management of dyspnea

Review: (pp. 98–102)

7th French language meeting on alveolates - Dyspnea exercise and chronic diseases - Lyon, 14-15 March 2008 - Abstracts [French]. Rev Mal Respir 2008; 25:627–648.

•• Bausewein C, Booth S, Gysels M, Higginson I. Nonpharmacological interventions for breathlessness in advanced stages of malignant and nonmalignant diseases. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2008:CD005623.[28]

Ben-Aharon I, Gafter-Gvili A, Paul M, Leibovici L, et al. Interventions for alleviating cancer-related dyspnea: A systematic review [Review]. J Clin Oncol 2008; 26:2396–2404. PubMed | CrossRef

Cachia E, Ahmedzai SH. Breathlessness in cancer patients. Eur J Cancer 2008; 44:1116–1123. PubMed | CrossRef

Claseem A, Snow V, Shekelle P, Casey DE, et al. Evidence-based interventions to improve the palliative care of pain, dyspnea, and depression at the end of life: A clinical practice guideline from the American college of physicians. Ann Intern Med 2008; 148:141–146.

Clemens KE, Klaschik E. Morphine in the management of dyspnoea in ALS. A pilot study. Eur J Neurol 2008; 15:445–450. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Combes A, Leprince P, Luyt CE, Bonnet N, et al. Outcomes and long-term quality-of-life of patients supported by extyacorpoyeal membrane oxygenation for refractory caydiogenic shock. Crit Care Med 2008; 36:1404–1411.

•• Crisafulli E, Costi S, De Blasio F, et al. Effects of a walking aid in COPD patients receiving oxygen therapy. Chest 2007; 131:1068–1074. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef [18]

Di Salvo WM, Joyce MM, Tyson LB, Culkin AE, et al. Putting evidence into Practice (R): Evidence-based interventions for cancer-related dyspnea. Clin J Oncol Nurs 2008; 12:341–352.

Frances MEM, Tordera MP, Fuster AB, Moragon EMM, et al. Impact of baseline and induced dyspnea on the quality of life of patients with COPD [Spanish]. Arch Bronconeumol 2008; 44:127–134. PubMed | CrossRef

Frassi F, Gargani L, Picano E. Prognostic value of extravascular lung water assessed with ultrasound lung comets by chest sonography in patients with dyspnea and/or chest pain. J Card Fail 2008; 14:264–265. PubMed | CrossRef

Galie N, Olschewski H, Oudiz RJ, Torres F, et al. Ambrisentan for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension - Results of the Ambrisentan in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter, Efficacy (ARIES) Study 1 and 2. Circulation 2008; 117:3010–3019. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Gonzalez CM. The role of the pulmonologist in the assessment of disability in patients with respiratory disease [Review] [Spanish]. Arch Bronconeumol 2008; 44:204–212. PubMed | CrossRef

Henoch I, Bergman B, Gustafsson M, Gaston-Johansson F, et al. Dyspnea experience in patients with lung cancer in palliative care. Eur J Oncol Nurs 2008; 12:86–96. PubMed | CrossRef

Hofstra JJH, Juffermans NP, Schultz MJ, Zweers MM. Pulmonary coagulopathy as a new target in lung injury - A review of available pre-clinical models [Review]. Current Medicinal Chemistry 2008; 15:588–595. PubMed | CrossRef

Karemaker R, Kavelaars A, ter Wolbeek M, Tersteeg-Kamperman M, et al. Neonatal dexamethasone treatment for chronic lung disease of prematurity alters the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis and immune system activity at school age. Pediatrics 2008; 121:E870–E878. PubMed | CrossRef

Kauser F, Legrand SB. Theophylline for unexplained dyspnea in palliative medicine: A case report. J Palliat Med 2008; 11:510–513. PubMed | CrossRef

Kissoon N, Rimensberger PC, Bohn D. Ventilation strategies and adjunctive therapy in severe lung disease [Review]. Pediatr Clin North Am 2008; 55:709.

Lavietes MH, Ameh J, Cherniack NS. Dyspnea and symptom amplification in asthma. Respiration 2008; 75:158–162. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Masterton RG, Galloway A, French G, Street M, et al. Guidelines for the management of hospital-acquired pneumonia in the UK: Report of the Working Party on hospital-acquired pneumonia of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy [Review]. J Antimicrob Chemother 2008; 62:5–34. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Meyer T, Dullinger JS, Muench C, Keil JP, et al. Elective termination of respiratory therapy in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [German]. Nervenarzt 2008; 79:684–690. PubMed | CrossRef

Muers MF, Stephens RJ, Fisher P, Darlison L, et al. Active symptom control with or without chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MS01): a multicentre randomised trial. Lancet 2008; 371:1685–1694. PubMed | CrossRef

Paramothayan S, Lasserson T. Treatments for pulmonary sarcoidosis [Review]. Respir Med 2008; 102:1–9. PubMed | CrossRef

Poupard L, Mathieu M, Sartene R, Goldman M. Use of thoracic impedance sensors to screen for sleep-disordered breathing in patients with cardiovascular disease. Physiol Meas 2008; 29:255–267. PubMed | CrossRef

Prasad SA, Main E, Dodd ME. Finding consensus on the physiotherapy management of asymptomatic infants with cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol 2008; 43:236–244. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Reiner R. Integrating a portable biofeedback device into clinical practice for patients with anxiety disorders: Results of a pilot study. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 2008; 33:55–61.

Reittinger TM, Kaufman SR, Saint S. What effect does an educational intervention have on interns' confidence and knowledge regarding acute dyspnea management? A randomized controlled trial. J Hosp Med 2006; 1:339–343. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Robenshtok E, Shefet D, Gafter-Gvili A, Paul M, et al. Empiric antibiotic coverage of atypical pathogens for community acquired pneumonia in hospitalized adults - art. no. CD004418 [Review]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008:4418.

Shumway NM, Wilson RL, Howard RS, Parker JM, et al. Presence and treatment of air hunger in severely ill patients. Respir Med 2008; 102:27–31. PubMed | CrossRef

Singh D, Brooks J, Hagan G, Cahn A, et al. Superiority of “triple” therapy with salmeterol/fluticasone propionate and tiotropium bromide versus individual components in moderate to severe COPD. Thorax 2008; 63:592–598.

Smola M, Vandamme T, Sokolowski A. Nanocarriers as pulmonary drug delivery systems to treat and to diagnose respiratory and non respiratory diseases [Review]. Int J Nanomed 2008; 3:1–19.

Stege G, Vos PJE, van den Elshout FJJ, Dekhuijzen PNR, et al. Sleep, hypnotics and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [Review]. Respir Med 2008; 102:801–814. PubMed | CrossRef

Unger S, Cunningham S. Effect of oxygen supplementation on length of stay for infants hospitalized with acute viral bronchiolitis. Pediatrics 2008; 121:470–475. PubMed | CrossRef

Uronis HE, Currow DC, McCrory DC, Samsa GP, et al. Oxygen for relief of dyspnoea in mildly- or non-hypoxaemic patients with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis [Review]. Br J Cancer 2008; 98:294–299. PubMed | CrossRef

van den Broek KM, Wielders PLML, Creemers JPHM, Smeenk FWJM. Efficacy of formoterol Turbuhaler in the emergency treatment of patients with obstructive airway diseases. Respir Med 2008; 102:579–585. PubMed | CrossRef

Viola R, Kiteley C, Lloyd NS, Mackay JA, et al. The management of dyspnea in cancer patients: a systematic review [Review]. Support Care Cancer 2008; 16:329–337. PubMed | CrossRef

Whale CI, Sovani MP, Mortimer KJ, Harrison TW, et al. Systemic and bronchodilator effects of inhaled rac-formoterol in subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a dose-response study. Br J Clin Pharmacol 2008; 65:841–847. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Yamasawa H, Sugiyama Y, Bando M, Ohno S. Drug-induced pneumonitis associated with imatinib mesylate in a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Respiration 2008; 75:350–354. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Yilmaz M, Gajic O. Optimal ventilator settings in acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome [Review]. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2008; 25:89–96. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

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Lung volume reduction surgery for the management of refractory dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Review: (pp. 107–111)

•• Criner GJ, Sternberg AL National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group. A clinician's guide to the use of lung volume reduction surgery. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2008; 5:461–467.[05]

• Hersh CP, De Meo DL, Reilly JJ, Silverman EK. Xenobiotic metabolizing enzyme gene polymorphisms predict response to lung volume reduction surgery. Respir Res 2007; 8:59. PubMed | CrossRef [20]

• Lederer DJ, Thomashow BM, Ginsburg ME, et al. Lung-volume reduction surgery for pulmonary emphysema: improvement in body mass index, airflow obstruction, dyspnea, and exercise capacity index after 1 year. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007; 133:1412–1413.[13]

Maruscak AA, Vockeroth DW, Girardi B, Sheikh T, et al. Alterations to surfactant precede physiological deterioration during high tidal volume ventilation. Am J Physiol-Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2008; 294:L974–L983. PubMed | CrossRef

• Meyers BF, Sultan PK, Guthrie TJ, et al. Outcomes after unilateral lung volume reduction. Ann Thorac Surg 2008; 86:204–211. discussion 211–212[08]

• Mineo D, Ambrogi V, Frasca L, et al. Effects of lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema on glycolipidic hormones. Chest 2008; 134:30–37. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef [16]

Nioutsikou E, Seppenwoolde Y, Symonds-Tayler JRN, Heijmen B, et al. Dosimetric investigation of lung tumor motion compensation with a robotic respiratory tracking system: An experimental study. Med Phys 2008; 35:1232–1240. PubMed | CrossRef

• Snyder ML, Goss CH, Neradilek B, et al. Changes in arterial oxygenation and self-reported oxygen use after lung volume reduction surgery. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008; 178:339–345. PubMed | CrossRef [11]

• Tacconi F, Pompeo E, Forcella D, et al. Lung volume reduction reoperations. Ann Thorac Surg 2008; 85:1171–1177. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef [06]

Volpicelli G. Are ultrasound lung comets useful as prognostic indicator in any patients with dyspnea or chest pain? J Card Fail 2008; 14:263–264.

•• Washko GR, Fan VS, Ramsey SD, et al. The effect of lung volume reduction surgery on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008; 177:130–131.[10]

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Advances in the pharmacological management of breathlessness

Review: (pp. 103–106)

Balion CM, Santaguida P, McKelvie R, Hill SA, et al. Physiological, pathological, pharmacological, biochemical and hematological factors affecting BNP and NT-proBNP. Clin Biochem 2008; 41:231–239. PubMed | CrossRef

• Ben-Aharon I, Gafter-Gvili A, Paul M, et al. Interventions for alleviating cancer-related dyspnea: a systematic review. J Clin Oncol 2008; 26:2396–2404. PubMed | CrossRef [12]

Caprio AJ, Hanson LC, Munn JC, Williams CS, et al. Pain, dyspnea, and the quality of dying in long-term care. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008; 56:683–688. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Christ M, Laule K, Klima T, Hochholzer W, et al. Multimarker strategy for risk prediction in patients presenting with acute dyspnea to the emergency department. Int J Cardiol 2008; 126:73–78. PubMed | CrossRef

Goodlin SJ, Wingate S, Pressler SJ, Teerlink JR, et al. Investigating pain in heart failure patients: Rationale and design of the pain assessment, incidence & nature in heart failure (PAIN-HF) study. J Card Fail 2008; 14:276–282. PubMed | CrossRef

Green SM, Martinez-Rumayor A, Gregory SA, Baggish AL, et al. Clinical uncertainty, diagnostic accuracy, and outcomes in emergency department patients presenting with dyspnea. Arch Intern Med 2008; 168:741–748. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Gross N, Levin D. Primary care of the patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Part 2: Pharmacologic treatment across all stages of disease. Am J Med 2008; 121:S13–S24. PubMed | CrossRef

MacFadyen RJ, Chuen MJNK. Blomarker sensitivity and specificity require pre-test probability of disease diagnosis to be collated: Additional points on the interpretation of pro-B-type natriuretic peptide triage of dyspnea in the Copenhagen Heart Study. J Am Coll Cardiol 2008; 51:1322–1323. PubMed | CrossRef

Manali ED, Stathopoulos GT, Kollintza A, Katomenidis I, et al. The Medical Research Council chronic dyspnea score predicts the survival of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Respir Med 2008; 102:586–592. PubMed | CrossRef

Mogelvang R, Goetze JP, Schnohr P, Lange P, et al. Blomarker sensitivity and specificity require pre-test probability of disease diagnosis to be collated: Additional points on the interpretation of pro-B-type natriuretic peptide triage of dyspnea in the Copenhagen Heart Study - Reply. J Am Coll Cardiol 2008; 51:1323. PubMed | CrossRef

• Moosavi SH, Binks AP, Lansing RW, et al. Effect of inhaled furosemide on air hunger induced in healthy humans. Resp Phys Neurobiol 2007; 156:1–8.[20]

• Newton PJ, Davidson PM, Macdonald P, et al. Nebulized furosemide for the management of dyspnea: does the evidence support its use? J Pain Symptom Manage 2008; 36:424–441.[21]

Pang PS, Cleland JGF, Teerlink JR, Collins SP, et al. A proposal to standardize dyspnoea measurement in clinical trials of acute heart failure syndromes: the need for a uniform approach. Eur Heart J 2008; 29:816–824. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Perez-Padilla R. Hidden respiratory disease-associated deaths. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008; 12:458–464. PubMed

Rehman SU, Martinez-Rumayor A, Mueller T, Januzzi JL. Independent and incremental prognostic value of multimarker testing in acute dyspnea: Results from the ProBNP Investigation of Dyspnea in the Emergency Department (PRIDE) study. Clin Chim Acta 2008; 392:41–45. PubMed | CrossRef

Sint T, Donohue JF, Ghio AJ. Ambient air pollution particles and the acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Inhalat Toxicol 2008; 20:25–29.

Tang WHW, Francis GS, Morrow DA, Newby LK, et al. National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines: Clinical utilization of cardiac biomarker testing in heart failure [Review]. Clin Biochem 2008; 41:210–221. PubMed | CrossRef

• Viola R, Kiteley C, Lloyd NS, et al. The management of dyspnea in cancer patients: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer 2008; 16:329–337. PubMed | CrossRef [15]

Worster A, Balion CM, Hill SA, Santaguida P, et al. Diagnostic accuracy of BNP and NT-proBNP in patients presenting to acute care settings with dyspnea: A systematic review. Clin Biochem 2008; 41:250–259. PubMed | CrossRef

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Opioid management/dyspnea

Clemens KE, Quednau I, Klaschik E. Is there a higher risk of respiratory depression in opioid-naive palliative care patients during symptomatic therapy of dyspnea with strong opioids? J Palliat Med 2008; 11:204–216.

Gauna AA, Kang SK, Triano ML, Swatko ER, et al. Oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate for dyspnea in terminally ill patients: An observational case series. J Palliat Med 2008; 11:643–648. PubMed | CrossRef

Pattinson KTS. Opioids and the control of respiration [Review]. Br J Anaesth 2008; 100:747–758.

Viola R, Kiteley C, Lloyd NS, Mackay JA, et al. The management of dyspnea in cancer patients: a systematic review [Review]. Support Care Cancer 2008; 16:329–337. PubMed | CrossRef

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Pain: nonmalignant disease

Facial pain: an update

Review: (pp. 125–130)

• Abrahamsen R, Baad-Hansen L, Svensson P. Hypnosis in the management of persistent idiopathic orofacial pain: clinical and psychosocial findings. Pain 2008; 136:44–52.[53]

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COX inhibitors: an update

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Management of acute and chronic pain in sickle cell disease

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Advances in the management of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

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