Lung Lesion: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments

A special issue of Medical Sciences (ISSN 2076-3271). This special issue belongs to the section "Pneumology and Respiratory Diseases".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2022) | Viewed by 2838

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1. Hinokosei Clinic, Assistant to the Director of the Clinic, Tokyo, Japan
2. Louis Pasteur Center for Medical Research, Environmental Infection Control Laboratory, Researcher, Kyoto, Japan
Interests: lung cancer; COPD; functional foods; functional water; antiaging; immune; nutrients
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Dear Colleagues,

The importance of lung disease has grown with the emergence of COVID-19. Even beyond the context of the pandemic, however, it is widely hypothesized that the mortality rate of COPD patients will be the third highest in the world by 2030. Similarly dismal predictions are being made about lung disease and lung cancer patients. As such, in this Special Issue, we will focus on new nutritional approaches to lung cancer, COPD, and aspiration pneumonia, paying attention not only to conventional treatments but also to treatment methods using nutrients, case reports on lung diseases, and the causes of lung diseases. In addition, especially for lung cancer, we would like to ask you to focus not only on lung cancer per se but also on new storage alternative therapies for cancer in general, incorporating content that will lead to the treatment of lung cancer.

Dr. Satoshi Kawakami
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Keywords

  • lung cancer
  • COPD
  • functional foods
  • oral flora
  • intestinal flora
  • nutrients
  • vitamins
  • immune
  • anti-aging of lung
  • lung disease

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Resuming Swallowing and Oral Feeding in Tracheostomized COVID-19 Patients: Experience of a Swiss COVID-Center and Narrative Literature Review
by Ruben Forni, Etienne Jacot, Giovanni Ruoppolo, Antonio Amitrano and Adam Ogna
Med. Sci. 2022, 10(4), 57; https://doi.org/10.3390/medsci10040057 - 29 Sep 2022
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, percutaneous tracheostomy proved to be an effective option in the management of patients with prolonged periods of intubation. In fact, among other things, it allowed early discharge from ICUs and contributed to reducing overcrowding in intensive care settings, a [...] Read more.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, percutaneous tracheostomy proved to be an effective option in the management of patients with prolonged periods of intubation. In fact, among other things, it allowed early discharge from ICUs and contributed to reducing overcrowding in intensive care settings, a central and critical point in the COVID pandemic. As a direct consequence, the management and the weaning of frail, tracheostomized and ventilated patients was diverted to sub-intensive or normal hospitalization wards. One central challenge in this setting is the resumption of swallowing and oral feeding, which require interdisciplinary management involving a phoniatrician, ENT, pneumologist, and speech therapist. With this article, we aim to share the experience of a Swiss COVID-19 Center and to draw up a narrative review on the issues concerning the management of the tracheostomy cannula during swallowing resumption, integrating the most recent evidence from the literature with the clinical experiences of the professionals directly involved in the management of tracheostomized COVID-19 patients. In view of the heterogeneity of COVID-19 patients, we believe that the procedures described in the article are applicable to a larger population of patients undergoing tracheostomy weaning. Full article
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