Browsing Pulmonology by Title

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    • Lung volume reduction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 

      Vorster, M. J.; Koegelenberg, C. F. N. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
      Pathognomonic features of advanced emphysema include a markedly reduced alveolar surface area due to the formation of blebs and bullae and significantly reduced elastic recoil. The aim of lung volume reduction, which can ...

    • The non-pharmacological management of COPD is a neglected area in the treatment of respiratory diseases 

      Irusen, E. M.; Plekker, D. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2009-04)
      An almost uniformly neglected area of respiratory disease management is the non-pharmacological component. Most patients with chronic respiratory illnesses will lose their exercise capacity (deconditioning) as the illness ...

    • The pharmacokinetics of enteral antituberculosis drugs in patients requiring intensive care 

      Koegelenberg, C. F. N.; Nortje, A.; Lalla, U.; Enslin, A.; Irusen, E. M.; Rosenkranz, B.; Seifart, H. I.; Bolliger, C. T. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2013-06)
      Background. There is a paucity of data on the pharmacokinetics of fixed-dose combination enteral antituberculosis treatment in critically ill patients. Objectives. To establish the pharmacokinetic profile of a fixed-dose ...

    • The real value of endobronchial ultrasound 

      Vorster, Morne Johan; Schubert, Pawel Tomasz; Koegelenberg, Coenraad Frederik Nicolaas (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
      Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has become a standard procedure worldwide, used in conjunction with bronchoscopy to obtain biopsies for mediastinal disorders. A 67-year-old man ...

    • Recommendations for the use of bronchial thermoplasty in the management of severe asthma 

      Dheda, Keertan; Koegelenberg, Coenraad F. N.; Esmail, Aliasgar; Irusen, Elvis; Wechsler, Michael; Niven, Rob M.; Bateman, Eric D.; Chung, Kian Fan (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
      There are approximately 3 million asthma suffers in South Africa, and the national death rate is ranked as one of the highest in the world. Approximately 5% have severe asthma (uncontrolled despite being adherent on maximal ...

    • Tricyclic antidepressant overdose necessitating ICU admission 

      Koegelenberg, Coenraad F. N.; Joubert, Zirkia J.; Irusen, Elvis M. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-05)
      Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) overdose necessitating intensive care unit (ICU) admission remains a significant problem in the Western Cape. In this retrospective study, we reviewed the course of life-threatening TCA ...

    • Validation of a severity-of-illness score in patients with tuberculosis requiring intensive care unit admission 

      Koegelenberg, Coenraad Frederik N.; Balkema, Cecile A.; Jooste, Ynishia; Taljaard, Jantjie J.; Irusen, Elvis M. (Health & Medical Publication Group, 2015-05-27)
      Background. There is a paucity of data on the determinants of mortality due to tuberculosis (TB) in the intensive care unit (ICU). Objective. To develop a simple severity-of-illness score for use in patients with TB admitted ...