Oct 05,2018 Categories: Archive

Pneumologia Vol. 67 Nr. 3

Journal Director: 
Dr. Tudor Toma
Dr. Alina Croitoru
Online ISSN: 
4 issues / year

Journal indexed in SCOPUS and EBSCO
Member of COPE
Impact factor SJR 0.145
Copyright Romanian Society of Pneumology
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Romanian Medicine students – reflection of our educational anti tobacco activities

Florin Mihălțan, Simona Costache, Theodor Blidaru, Andrei Voicu, Chirila Horea Constantin, Valentin Coșei, Ioana Munteanu

Combustible cigarette smoking is the most attributable and preventable risk factor for adult mortality and morbid-ity in Romania and worldwide. Among health professionals, there is a paradoxically high prevalence of smokers in most European countries. Doctors need always to be health role models. As future physicians, medical students represent a primary target for tobacco-prevention programs, but they are also victims of the tobacco industry.


Pictorial essay in bronchiectasis: diagnosis and beyond

Oxana Munteanu, Dumitru Chesov, Leonid Onea, Victor Botnaru

Bronchiectasis has been a neglected disease for dec-ades. However, in the past years, a continuous interest for this area of respiratory medicine has been observed.

Current approach to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and considerations on diagnostic and treatment advances in Romania

Traian Mihăescu, Antigona Carmen Trofor, Radu Crişan Dabija, Irina Rodica Chiseliță, Elena Cristina Moldoveanu, Cristina Grigorescu

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare and severe disease that belongs to the vast group of interstitial lung diseases (ILD), generally described as acute and chronic bilateral parenchyma infiltrative lung diseases, with vari-able degrees of tissue inflammation and fibrosis, when they occur in immune-competent hosts without infection or neoplasm(1).

The utility of esophageal pressure measurement in patients with acute respiratory failure

Alexandru T. Steriade, Miron Alexandru Bogdan, Dragoș Bumbăcea

Based on the assumption that pressure in the adja-cent pleura is transmitted to the esophagus, esophageal pressure (Pes) monitoring, a minimally invasive respira-tory method that has been used for decades (for the first time in 1949), has proved to be an accurate estimate of pleural pressure and consequently of transpulmonary pressure(1).

Original papers: 

Effect of supplemental oxygen on hypercapnia in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in Bogotá, Colombia

Juan José Duque, Hernán Darío Aguirre, Jaime Alvarado, Alirio Bastidas Goyes, Daniel Martin Arsanios

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth cause of mortality worldwide. It is a disease with increas-ing prevalence, that generates high social and economic costs(1,2).

Clinical cases: 

Experience of pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis diagnosis

O.S. Kvasnitska, A.O. Bob, Z.A. Lubyanska

Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis (PLC) is a metastatic lung disease characterised by the diffuse infiltration and obstruction of the pulmonary paren-chymal lymphatic system by tumor cells(2,3). PLC is most commonly seen secondary to adenocarcinomas of breast, lung, stomach, colon, thyroid, prostate, and cervicx.

In the quest to find the IPF patients

Irina Strâmbu

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare disease, still it is the most prevalent of all idiopathic interstitial lung diseases (ILDs). IPF is a devastating disease: the development of scar tissue in the parenchyma of the lungs impairs the capacity of the lungs to do their main job in the body, that is to provide oxygen to the blood.

RSP Activity: 

World No Tobacco Day 2018 – a time for stocktaking

Florin Dumitru Mihălțan, Ruxandra Ulmeanu, Dragoș Vinereanu, Gabriel Tatu-Chițoiu

On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day (initiated by the World Health Organization in 1987), the Romanian Society of Cardiology, the Romanian Society of Pneumology, and the Romanian Heart Foundation, in the forefront of the fight against smoking in Romania, are launching a new appeal to authorities and the public: “Tobacco destroys hearts!” It was a milestone first marked by a round table meeting with lawmakers, authorities and patient NGOs, followed by a press conference.


IN MEMORIAM - Prof. Dr. Emilia Crișan

Prof. Dr. Emilia Crișan – Ph.D, beloved daughter, wife, mother and grandmother – passed away.