Respiratory Tract Diseases

Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: A comprehensive bibliometric analysis was conducted on publications for yoga therapy research in clinical populations. METHODS: Major electronic databases were searched for articles in all languages published between 1967 and 2013. Databases included PubMed, PsychInfo, MEDLINE, IndMed, Indian Citation Index, Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region, Web of Knowledge, Embase, EBSCO, and Google Scholar. Nonindexed journals were searched manually. Key search words included yoga, yoga therapy, pranayama, asana. All studies met the definition of a clinical trial.

Author(s): 
Jeter, Pamela E.
Slutsky, Jeremiah
Singh, Nilkamal
Khalsa, Sat Bir S.
Publication Title: 
Patient Education and Counseling

OBJECTIVES: To describe how mindfulness is delivered and to examine the effect of mindfulness on health-related quality of life (HRQOL), mindful awareness and stress in adults with a respiratory diagnosis. METHOD: Five electronic databases were searched. Data were extracted and assessed for quality by two reviewers. RESULTS: Data were extracted from four studies. Interventions were based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and delivered by trained instructors. Recordings of mindfulness were provided for home-based practice.

Author(s): 
Harrison, Samantha L.
Lee, Annemarie
Janaudis-Ferreira, Tania
Goldstein, Roger S.
Brooks, Dina
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Epidemiology

Geographic variations in mortality rate in the United States could be due to several hypothesized factors, one of which is exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Limited evidence from previous prospective studies has been inconclusive. The association between ambient residential UVR exposure and total and cause-specific mortality risks in a regionally diverse cohort (346,615 white, non-Hispanic subjects, 50-71 years of age, in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-AARP Diet and Health Study) was assessed, with accounting for individual-level confounders.

Author(s): 
Lin, Shih-Wen
Wheeler, David C.
Park, Yikyung
Spriggs, Michael
Hollenbeck, Albert R.
Freedman, D. Michal
Abnet, Christian C.
Publication Title: 
Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society

The airway research presented for 25 years annually at the Transatlantic Airway Conferences is impressive! The imaginative Conference design, the quality of speakers, and the generosity of the sponsor are outstanding. The breadth of the Conferences is too broad for an objective review here. Instead, I offer some subjective thoughts by one who has observed the evolution of modern pulmonology. Pulmonology came late as a specialty.

Author(s): 
Nadel, Jay A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Applied Physiology
Author(s): 
van Lith, P.
Barrocas, M.
Nelson, R. A.
Sharp, J. T.
Publication Title: 
WMJ: official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin

CONTEXT: Upper respiratory conditions are common and have a significant impact on patient quality of life, medical resource expenditure, and antibiotic use. Saline nasal irrigation (SNI) is an adjunctive therapy for upper respiratory conditions; clinical studies suggest that use of SNI may be effective for symptoms of upper respiratory conditions, and its popularity seems to be growing. The prescribing patterns of physicians regarding SNI have not yet been studied.

Author(s): 
Rabago, David
Zgierska, Aleksandra
Peppard, Paul
Bamber, Amy
Publication Title: 
American Family Physician

Saline nasal irrigation is an adjunctive therapy for upper respiratory conditions that bathes the nasal cavity with spray or liquid saline. Nasal irrigation with liquid saline is used to manage symptoms associated with chronic rhinosinusitis. Less conclusive evidence supports the use of spray and liquid saline nasal irrigation to manage symptoms of mild to moderate allergic rhinitis and acute upper respiratory tract infections. Consensus guidelines recommend saline nasal irrigation as a treatment for a variety of other conditions, including rhinitis of pregnancy and acute rhinosinusitis.

Author(s): 
Rabago, David
Zgierska, Aleksandra
Publication Title: 
The International Journal on Drug Policy

BACKGROUND: Debates about cannabis policy often mention respiratory symptoms as a negative consequence of use. The cannabis vaporizer, a machine that heats the plant to release cannabinoids in a mist without smoke and other respiratory irritants, appears to have the potential to minimize respiratory complaints. METHODS: Twenty frequent cannabis users (uninterested in treatment) reporting at least two respiratory symptoms completed subjective ratings of respiratory symptoms and spirometry measures prior to and following 1 month's use of a cannabis vaporizer in a pre/post-design.

Author(s): 
Van Dam, Nicholas T.
Earleywine, Mitch
Publication Title: 
Zeitschrift Für Die Gesamte Innere Medizin Und Ihre Grenzgebiete

The therapy of the respiratory tract should always include physiotherapy. Out of the various possible kinds of application is to develop a strategic long-term programme according to the building-stone principle, especially of the chronical unspecific lung diseases. The most important subjects, coming into question, are the aerosol-therapy, the respiratory-therapy, the massage-treatment, the hydrotherapy, the climato- and health-resort-therapy and other kinds of physiotherapy. This contribution enters upon the importance and the possibilities of employment of the various subjects.

Author(s): 
Härtwig, E.
Publication Title: 
Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, I Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
Author(s): 
Lobzin, Iu V.
Nikitin, E. A.
Makushkin, S. V.

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