Nov 08,2016 Categories: Archive

Pneumologia Vol. 65 Nr. 3

Dr Irina Strambu
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4 issues / year

Journal indexed in SCOPUS and EBSCO
Member of COPE
Impact factor SJR 0.145
Copyright Romanian Society of Pneumology
We want to make exchanges with other publications.


The First European Conference on Diagnostic Errors

Radu Crișan-Dabija, Traian Mihăescu

The First European Conference on Diagnostic Errors – a new wave of proficiency and efficacy in medicine. When traveling to a foreign country, where language, spelling and traditions are totally alien to Latin natives, such as The Netherlands...


Air pollution and respiratory diseases – a problematic risk factor

Florin Mihălţan, Oana Deleanu, Roxana Nemeș, Ruxandra Ulmeanu

Air pollution, or “self-pollution” for that matter (people being the main cause of pollution) and its relationship with respiratory and heart diseases is indisputable. Analyzed as a risk factor for respiratory diseases it is second on the list. 

New treatments in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Dr Irina Strambu

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic fibrotic pulmonary disease of unknown cause affecting adults. IPF is one of the most aggressive interstitial diseases, having a progressive, relentless, and relatively rapid evolution towards an invalidating lung fibrosis that induces respiratory failure and premature death, typically within 4 years after diagnosis.

Original papers: 

Patient experience surrounding bronchoscopy

Richard Bodington MBBS, Salim Meghjee MBBS, Muthu Thirumaran MBBS, Shoaib Faruqi MD

Fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) is a commonly performed procedure in thoracic medicine. The procedure was first introduced in 1968 and its use has been refined so that it is associated with few serious adverse events (1) .

Clinical cases: 

Multimacronodular pulmonary tuberculosis (bacteriologically negative) confirmed histologically

Ianoși Edith Simona MD, PhD


Introduction Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) can be confirmed by positive bacteriology of sputum, bronchial aspirate or tissue biopsy (Ziehl Neelson acid fast bacilli stain and/or culture
on Löwenstein Jensen) or by histopathological examination highlighting specific TB granulomas.

Problems of smoking control: 

Neutral package and tobacco tactics – what we need to know!

Florin Mihălţan, Professor, PhD


Neutral package and tobacco tactics-what we need to know! In the last year after the implementation of the plain packaging (PP) in Australia, another type of battle and tactics of another war from part of the tobacco industry started.

Letters to the editor: 

Anemia in COPD

Alexandru Corlateanu, Serghei Covantev , Alexander G. Mathioudakis, Victor Botnaru


We read with interest the results by Rahimi-Rad MH et al. (1) suggesting that anemia is a predictor of mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

News, chronicles, reviews: 

A Romanian premiere in Florence

“The World Congress is a celebration of this comingtogether. It’s about the legacy of bronchology, interventional thoracic procedures and patient management.” 
Henri Colt, MD, FCCP, FAWM Chairman of WABIP