A Special Edition by

Pulmonary Research and Respiratory Medicine – Open Journal (PRRMOJ)

Submissions deadline: May 31st, 2016 (Publication Free of charges)

Release Date: June 30th, 2016 (Accepted papers will be published online immediately).

Takeshi Saraya, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Kyorin University School of Medicine
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Shinkawa, Japan
E-mail: sara@yd5.so-net.ne.jp

Sadatomo Tasaka MD, PhD

Professor of Hirosaki University
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Hirosaki city, Japan
E-mail: tasaka@hirosaki-u.ac.jp

Introduction of Special Edition

Revisiting Physical Diagnosis in Respiratory Medicine

In the modern era, pulmonologists tend to pursue only for laboratory or radiological findings in the evaluation of patients with respiratory illness. Indeed, physical examination skills seemed to be easily disparaging especially in younger physicians. Physical examination is the quickest way of diagnosis and requires no extra cost, which sometimes leads to rapid diagnosis via inspection, palpitation, percussion, and auscultation. In this regards, we demonstrate the quite typical and/or unique physical signs using video, photograph and other procedures. This special issue comprises of two components such as

1) Description of peculiar physical findings in various respiratory diseases (ie, COPD, pneumonia, asthma, interstitial pneumonia, etc) and 2) Physical signs suggestive of cardiac complications in patients with respiratory diseases. We believe that those physical findings would be educative and instructive for all physicians in the view of rapid diagnosis of respiratory or comorbid cardiac diseases.

 

Case Report

Elevated Jugular Venous Pressure with Y-Dip on InspectionOpen Access

Takeshi Saraya*, Taro Minami*, Sunao Mikura, Toru Satoh and Hajime Takizawa

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Research

The Role of Vital Signs in Predicting Cardiac Tamponade in Asymptomatic Patients with Malignancy: Associated Pericardial Effusion

Takeshi Saraya*, Saori Takata, Masachika Fujiwara, Manabu Ishida, Miku Oda, Kosuke Ohkuma, Takayasu Watanabe, Yukari Ogawa, Naoki Tsujimoto, Masaki Tamura, Takuma Yokoyama, Daisuke Kurai, Haruyuki Ishii and Hajime Takizawa

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Case Report

Cheyne-Stokes Respiration Revisited: Clinical Clue to the Diagnosis for Acute Exacerbation of Congestive Heart Failure

Takeshi Saraya*, Taro Minami*, Sunao Mikura, Toru Satoh and Hajime Takizawa

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Case Report

Diaphragm Ultrasonography as a Tool to Assess Paradoxical Breathing in a Patient With Asthma Attack

Sunao Mikura, Takeshi Saraya*, Taro Minami*, Toru Satoh, Keisuke Oda, Hisako Shinbara, Sadatomo Tasaka, Hiroshi Kuraishi MD and Hajime Takizawa

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Case Report

Utility of a Sticky Note “Post-it” and a Cotton Swab as a Tool to Aid Cardiac Examination

Takeshi Saraya*, Sunao Mikura, Taro Minami*, Toru Satoh, Haruyuki Ishii and Hajime Takizawa

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Case Report

Diaphragm Ultrasonography as a Tool To Assess the Respiratory Issues of a Patient With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Sunao Mikura, Takeshi Saraya*, Toru Satoh, Hiroki Nunokawa, Taro Minami* and Hajime Takizawa

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Case Report

Diaphragmatic Dysfunction without Paradoxical Breathing: A Case of Nemaline Myopathy

Sunao Mikura, Takeshi Saraya*, Toru Satoh, Hiroki Nunokawa, Taro Minami* and Hajime Takizawa

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Case Report

A Diagnostic Tool Yet Simple and Strong: Inspection of the Jugular Veins

Sunao Mikura, Takeshi Saraya*, Taro Minami*, Toru Satoh and Hajime Takizawa

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Case Report

Diaphragm Ultrasonography as an Important Aid to Diagnose Spinal Cord Injury

Sunao Mikura, Takeshi Saraya*, Taro Minami*, Toru Satoh and Hajime Takizawa

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Dr. Takeshi Saraya

(Guest Editor)

A Special Edition by

Pulmonary Research and Respiratory Medicine – Open Journal (PRRMOJ)

Submissions deadline: December 10th, 2017 (Publication Free of charges)

Release Date: January 10st, 2018 (Accepted papers will be published online immediately).

Masahiro Kohzuki, MD, PhD

Professor and Chairman
Department of Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation Science
Disability Science Tohoku Universiry Graduate School of Medicine
Japan
E-mail: makohzuki@gmail.com

Satoru Ebihara, MD, PhD

Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Toho University School of Medicine
Japan
E-mail: satoru.ebihara@med.toho-u.ac.jp

Introduction of Special Edition

Recent Advances in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The special edition on “Recent Advances in Pulmonary Rehabilitation” is an initiative by the Pulmonary Research and Respiratory Medicine – Open Journal to highlight the present and future challenges in Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is now an essential part of therapeutic strategy in the wide range of respiratory diseases. Although we realise the beneficial effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in daily practice, the evidence for pulmonary rehabilitation is still really scanty except for pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Since the effect for rehabilitation is difficult to be evidence, pulmonary rehabilitation should be recognized as a narrative-based medicine rather than an evidence-based medicine. In this special edition, we plan to share not only the scientifically established knowledge but also the narrative experiences in pulmonary rehabilitation for diverse respiratory diseases. We confirm that the edition will help right away your tomorrow’s respiratory practice.

 


Review

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension

Mina Akizuki*, Naoki Serizawa, Yosuke Izoe, Osamu Ito and Masahiro Kohzuki

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Review

Recent Advances in Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Patients with COPD

Takanobu Shioya*, Masahiro Iwakura, Atsuyoshi Kawagoshi, Hitomi Takahashi, Yoshino Terui, Sachiko Uemura and Masahiro Satake

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Review

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the Era of Multimorbidity and Multiple Disabilities (MMD)

Masahiro Kohzuki*, Chaeyoon Cho, Chaewon Lee and Taku Harada

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Review

Rehabilitation in Patients Undergoing Lung Transplantation (LTx)

Yosuke Izoe*, Taku Harada and Masahiro Kohzuki

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Dr. Masahiro Kohzuki

(Guest Editor)