Friday, 15 July 2016

The prevalence of small airways disease in adult asthma: A systematic literature review

Posted in Pulmonary Function Tests, Research News, Scientific News

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A new review paper on the Respiratory Medicine Journal confirms the impact of small airways dysfunction and inflammation in adult patients with asthma.

Friday, 15 July 2016

2016 focused update: clinical recommendations for cardiopulmonary exercise testing data assessment in specific patient populations

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Clinical CPET

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This scientific statement is a focused update to the 2012 Joint Scientific Statement on Clinical Recommendations for Cardiopulmonary Exercise (CPX) Testing Data Assessment in Specific Patient Populations from the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation (EACPR) and the American Heart Association (AHA).

Friday, 15 July 2016

Prediction Equations Underestimate Resting Energy Expenditure in Patients With End-Stage Cystic Fibrosis

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Indirect Calorimetry

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A new study on the Nutrition Clinical Practice Journal demonstrates that the assessment of energy expenditure in cystic fibrosis patients requires indirect calorimetry and cannot be predicted by equations.

Thursday, 09 June 2016

Methods of airway resistance assessment

Posted in Pulmonary Function Tests, Research News, Scientific News

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This recent paper published on the Polish Pneumology and Allergology Journal provides a clear and useful overview of the importance and the different measurement methods for airway resistance.

Thursday, 09 June 2016

Cross-Validation of Recent and Longstanding Resting Metabolic Rate Prediction Equations

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Indirect Calorimetry

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The limited accuracy of currently in use predictive equations for Resting Metabolic rate (RMR) was assessed in a new study on the FASEB Journal.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016

Validation of preoperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing-derived variables to predict in-hospital morbidity after major colorectal surgery

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Clinical CPET

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An interesting validation study of perioperative CPET as a diagnostic tool for in-hospital morbidity was presented by the UK Perioperative Exercise Testing and Training Society.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016

Clinical Utility of Additional Measurement of Total Lung Capacity in Diagnosing Obstructive Lung Disease in Subjects With Restrictive Pattern of Spirometry

Posted in Pulmonary Function Tests, Research News, Scientific News

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A new article published on the Respiratory Care Journal highlight the clinical and diagnostic relevance of total lung volumes measurements in addition to spirometry.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Role of Pregnancy Body Composition Changes on Pregnancy Outcome, and Infant Feeding on Infant Growth and Body Composition

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Body Composition

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Body composition of pregnant women and its influence on infant body composition has been analysed in this scientific paper on the FASEB Journal.

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