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Sonographic evaluation of diaphragmatic dysfunction in COPD patients

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2015
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Title
Sonographic evaluation of diaphragmatic dysfunction in COPD patients
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s85659
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Authors

Andreas Bastian, Nadine Scheibe, Natalia Sosnowski, Alina Pinkhasik, Sandy Vonderbank

Abstract

Diaphragmatic dysfunction is an important reason for dyspnea in COPD patients. But diaphragmatic dysfunction is difficult to evaluate. Ultrasound is an option. We measure sonographically the up- and downward movement of the lung silhouette on both hemidiaphragms. The aim of this prospective investigation was to compare this method with another sonographic method that visualizes the right hemidiaphragm directly and to compare the sonographic results with lung function parameters. Eighty participants - 20 healthy persons and 60 COPD patients - three groups each with 20 patients with COPD GOLD II, III, and IV - were investigated. The sonographic measurements of the diaphragms were performed. Lung function parameters, blood gases, and 6-minute walk test were also collected and compared to the sonographic results. The sonographic measurement of the lung silhouette was easy to perform in all study participants. The correlation between the sonographic methods measuring the right hemidiaphragmatic movement was strong (r=0.85). There was also a strong correlation between the demonstrated sonographic measurement of the up- and downward movement of the lung silhouette and the forced expiratory volume in the first second (r=0.83). We demonstrated that the sonographic measurement of the movement of the lung silhouette is an easy way to establish diaphragmatic dysfunction in COPD patients; it can be done in all patients with reliable results for the right and the left hemidiaphragm.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 54 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 18%
Researcher 8 15%
Other 7 13%
Student > Postgraduate 5 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 7%
Other 13 24%
Unknown 8 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 55%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Psychology 2 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 2%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 9 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 January 2020.
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#2,903,228
of 16,623,170 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#366
of 1,925 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#47,043
of 244,218 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#15
of 86 outputs
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