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Original Research Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 2

Reference Values of Pulmonary Function Tests for Rural Canadians

Chandima P Karunanayake, James A Dosman, Louise Hagel, Donna C Rennie, Joshua A Lawson, Punam Pahwa and Saskatchewan Rural Health Study Group
Abstract

Background: Pulmonary function tests are used routinely to evaluate patients with respiratory diseases and those who are at risk of developing respiratory diseases. Lung function prediction equations are generally developed for urban populations and whether these differ on rural population is not well studied. There is limited information on prediction equations for rural populations. Objective: The purpose of the present study was to derive prediction equations for commonly used pulmonary function tests in a rural Canadian Caucasian population and to examine whether results of tests were comparable with published equations currently in use.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3516/1410021

Case Report  |   Volume 2, Issue 2

Spontaneous Bacterial Pleuritis from Respiratory Source and High Adenosine Deaminase Level

Alberto Garcia-Zamalloa, Mar Zabalo, Milagros Berruete and Elena Telleria
Abstract

An obese 85 year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of extreme dyspnoea after one week with fever and cough. She had been previously diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, chronic renal failure with creatinine 2 mg/dl, glomerular fitrate 25 ml/min; and cirrhosis with moderate persistent ascites despite diuretic treatment and mild pleural effusion reaching a fit of the right hemithorax.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3516/1410020

Case Report  |   Volume 2, Issue 2

Unusual Case of Necrotizing Pneumonia

Rajapriya Manickam, Kabir Oladipo Olaniran and Raghu Loganathan
Abstract

Coccidioidomycosis is caused by inhalation of Coccidoides spores which is endemic in south western parts of USA and an uncommon cause of pneumonia in non-endemic areas. We report a young Hispanic man who lives in New York presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis and severe pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3516/1410019

Research Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 2

Preliminary Study of Expression of KL-6, FGF-10 and MMP-9 in the Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Jinxin Cao, Jinbai Miao and Hui Li
Abstract

Pathogenesis of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is unclear and has been rarely reported in the literature. Thus, we measured expression of Krebs Vonden Lungen-6 (KL-6), firoblast growth factor-10 (FGF-10), and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in PSP samples and evaluated their significance on the development and progress of the disease.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3516/1410018

Editorial  |   Volume 2, Issue 2

International Journal of Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine - A New Place to Publish Basic and Clinical Lung Research

Haibin Wang
Abstract

It is true that pulmonary medicine is already well served by several specialist journals, but it is also true that it remains difficult to publish the overwhelming amount of research articles in this rapidly growing field. This is particularly the case for the researchers from the developing countries, who contribute only a limited proportion to the total research output published in leading medical journals.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3516/1410017