Welcome to the latest edition of US Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases! This issue includes a ‘Call for Submissions’ from Brian Carlin, and is introduced by Harly Greenberg, two highly esteemed members of our US editorial board. The issue covers a variety of topics including mechanical ventilation, COPD, sleep-disordered breathing, diffuse panbronchiolitis, lung sequestration, and thoracic ultrasound and bronchoscopy. We hope you will enjoy the compilation of expert-authored, peer-reviewed articles, as well as editorial perspective and practice pearl pieces.
We are currently accepting submissions for our 2018 edition and welcome enquiries through our submission site here.
Foreword – US Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases, 2016:1(1):11
Welcome to the first edition of US Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. This important new journal will bring review articles and editorials written by thought leaders in respiratory medicine to pulmonologists across the US and around the world. Case reports will allow readers to explore all areas of respiratory medicine and extend their knowledge and awareness […]
Letter from the Editor
Letter from the Editor
Dear Colleagues It is an honor to welcome you to US Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. This new journal is an open access, bi-annual publication that aims to publish unbiased, balanced reviews, original research, case reports, symposium reports, and topical editorials on subjects of interest to the respiratory community. Areas of focus include, but are not […]
Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
Evaluation of a Steerable Tube Thoracostomy System Compatible with a Flexible Bronchoscope
Tube thoracostomy (chest tube placement) is a common procedure used in pathologic conditions to drain the pleural space of air (pneumothorax), blood (hemothorax), serum (pleural effusion), lymph (chylothorax), pus (empyema), or a combination of these.1 In these instances, when an effusion or pneumothorax is nonloculated, a properly placed chest tube typically provides drainage and allows […]
Case Report—Aspergillus Empyema Necessitans Post Double-lung Transplant
Case Presentation The patient described was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at 2 years of age. She was pancreatic insufficient and had an F508del homozygous genotype. Her pretransplant CF-course was complicated by CF-related diabetes, chronic sino-pulmonary colonization with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (but not Aspergillus), CF-liver disease with stable cirrhosis and portal hypertension and normal synthetic function, […]
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Progress in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Diagnosis Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common of the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias1 and accounts for about 20 % of all interstitial lung diseases (ILD).2 IPF should be considered in all adult patients with unexplained chronic exertional dyspnea,3 though it is rare in patients less than 50 years of age.4,5 The latest guidelines for […]
Respiratory Care of the Morbidly Obese Patient
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat accumulates to the extent that a patient’s health may be adversely affected. Although the prevalence of morbid obesity has remained stable over the past decade, it is still quite high with significant effects on individuals and healthcare costs.1 The health consequences of obesity range from […]
Endobronchial Involvement in Sarcoidosis
Sarcoidosis is a chronic systemic disease of unknown origin that is characterized by the formation of noncaseating granulomas in various organs, predominantly in the lungs. Granulomas are the pathologic hallmark of the disease and usually occur in the bronchial submucosa allowing bronchoscopic diagnosis by the use of a variety of diagnostic modalities to assess the […]
Asthma/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
The Role of Noninvasive Measurement of Airway Inflammation in Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Airway inflammatory diseases are assessed and managed via multiple measurements, including airway caliber, airway responsiveness, and airway inflammation. Exacerbations post diagnosis is also a critical marker in terms of disease status and progression. Currently, diagnosis and monitoring of asthma1 and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease2 (COPD) is based largely on symptom reporting, pulmonary function tests, and […]
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