Browsing Pulmonology by Title

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    • Adenocarcinoma the most common cell type in patients presenting with primary lung cancer in the Western Cape 

      Koegelenberg, Coenraad F. N.; Aubeelack, Kushroo; Nanguzgambo, Aldoph B.; Irusen, Elvis M.; Mowlana, Abdurasiet; Von Groote-Bidlingmaier, Florian; Bolliger, Chris T. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2011-05)
      Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide for men and women, causing approximately 1.2 million deaths per year. The absolute and relative frequencies of lung cancer have risen dramatically ...

    • Asthma control 

      Irusen, E. M. (Continuing Medical Education, 2008-04)
      The SA Thoracic Society and the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) have recently published updated guidelines to assist practitioners in the management of asthma. The guidelines were based on reports that asthma ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • The utility of Xpert MTB/RIF performed on bronchial washings obtained in patients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis in a high prevalence setting 

      Barnard, Dewald A.; Irusen, Elvis M.; Bruwer, Johannes W.; Plekker, Dante; Whitelaw, Andrew C.; Deetlefs, Jacobus D.; Koegelenberg, Coenraad F. N. (BioMed Central, 2015-09)
      Background: Xpert MTB/RIF has been shown to have a superior sensitivity to microscopy for acid fast bacilli (AFB) in sputum and has been recommended as a standard first line investigation for pulmonary tuberculosis ...