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Journal of Thoracic Disease
Conference
Date: 23rd February 2018
Venue: Royal College of Physicians London, UK
Articles Focused on Sleep and Ventilation
Editorial
Noninvasive respiratory support for acute respiratory failure—high flow nasal cannula oxygen or non-invasive ventilation? » Gerard F. Curley, John G. Laffy, et al.
A growing body of evidence suggests that HFNC oxygen therapy is an innovative and effective modality for the early treatment of adults with respiratory failure associated with diverse underlying diseases. However,…
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Review Article
Prevelence of OSA Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder in the population—a review on the epidemiology of sleep apnea » Karl A. Franklin, Eva Lindberg
Differences and the increase in prevalence of sleep apnea are probably due to different diagnostic equipment, definitions, study design and characteristics of included subjects including effects of the obesity epidemic…
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Simplified model Emerging technology: electrical stimulation in obstructive sleep apnoea » Martino F. Pengo, Joerg Steier
Electrical stimulation of the upper airway dilator muscles for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea has been used for several decades, but in recent years research in this field has experienced a renaissance…
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Possible mechanisms Chronic hypoventilation syndromes and sleep-related hypoventilation » Sebastian Böing, Winfried J. Randerath
Sleep related hypoventilation may be an early stage of chronic hypoventilation disorders…
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Personalizing mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory distress syndrome » S. Clark Berngard, Jeremy R. Beitler, Atul Malhotra
Estimations of transpulmonary pressures as well as individual’s hemodynamics and respiratory mechanics should influence PEEP decisions as well as response to therapy (recruitability)…
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Representative photo New developments in the use of positive airway pressure for obstructive sleep apnea » Lucas M. Donovan, Schafer Boeder, et al.
This article reviews the evidence behind the use of positive airway pressure therapy, its various modes, and the methods employed to improve adherence…
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table Epidemiological aspects of obstructive sleep apnea » John F. Garvey, Martino F. Pengo, et al.
This article addresses obstructive sleep apnea from an epidemiological perspective, from prevalence studies to economic aspects to co-morbidity…
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table Central sleep apnoea—a clinical review » Rexford T. Muza
Central sleep apnoea (CSA) is characterised by recurrent apnoeas during sleep with no associated respiratory effort…
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Original Article
ROC curve Clinical factors associated with weaning failure in patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation » Hong-Joon Shin, Jin-Sun Chang, et al.
This study evaluates the clinical characteristics and parameters associated with weaning failure in patients requiring mechanical ventilation for more than 21 days in the medical ICU…
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