International Journal of

Respiratory and Pulmonary MedicineISSN: 2378-3516

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3516/1410103

Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Chronic Bronchitis among Aboriginal Children and Adolescents in Canada - Results from 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey

Punam Pahwa, Khalid Amin, Chandima Karunanayake, Sylvia Abonyi and James Dosman

Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: February 25, 2019

There is limited knowledge about determinants of chronic bronchitis (CB) among Aboriginal children and adolescents in Canada. The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of chronic bronchitis in Aboriginal children (6-11 yrs.) and adolescents (12-19 yrs.). Canadian Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS)-2012 data were analyzed. Logistic regression analysis with appropriate weight variable to estimate regression coefficient and the balanced repeated replicatio...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3516/1410102

Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia: An Epidemiological and Clinical Review

Joanna V Santeliz

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 11, 2019

Pulmonary diseases associated with parasitic infections of the lung are unusual. However, the rise in immunosuppressive conditions such as HIV/AIDS, use of antineoplastic agents and post-transplant medications among others associated with the phenomenon of globalization which entails frequent traveling and migration, has raised their prevalence both in immunocompromised and immunocompetent individuals. Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE) is a neglected tropical disease of predominantly filaria...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3516/1410101

Is A Body Shape Index (ABSI) Predictive of Lung Functions?

Mohsen Soltanifar, Chandima Karunanayake, Dinesh Khadka, Raina Henderson, Niels Konehnck, Sylvia Abonyi, James A Dosman, Punam Pahwa, Mark Fenton and the First Nations Lung Health Project and Saskatchewan Rural Health Research Teams

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 19, 2019

The available spirometric lung function equations in Canadian context have been limited to age and height as predictors and Caucasian ethnicity. The plausible equations with other individual predictors and First Nations populations are missing in the current literature. To set an initial investigation in terms of study sample size and simple reference spirometric equations on the association of the set of conventional predictors in companion with two new predictors BMI and ABSI with spirometric ...

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