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Deliberations about Indoor Air Pollution

The central impression from the review of the research literature on indoor air pollution as a cause of ARI among children in developing countries is the imbalance between the number of articles reporting on original, empirical research, on the one hand, and the number of calls for research, reviews and projections based on those articles, […]

The Empirical Base in Indoor Air Pollution

A PubMed search including combinations of terms such as indoor air pollution, biofuel smoke vs terms pneumonia, ARI and child health, and developing country yields a total of 160 articles published from 1985 to 2007. Weeding out those that do not actually address the association between indoor air pollution and ARI, the total number comes […]

The Problem of Indoor Air Pollution

Besides diarrheal diseases, acute respiratory infection (ARI) constitutes one of the major groups of causes of death among children in developing countries and therefore globally. According to estimates for 2000 to 2003 presented in the 2005 World Health Report, acute respiratory disease accounts for 19% of total deaths in children < 5 years of age, […]

Introductory Facts of Health-Related Quality of Life Following Single or Bilateral Lung Transplantation

Over the last two decades, lung transplantation (LTx) has become accepted as a realistic therapy for patients with end-stage pulmonary disease. During this period, considerable advances in organ preservation, surgical techniques, immunosuppression, and antibiotic therapy have contributed to improvements in both short-term and long-term postoperative survival for a significant number of patients undergoing LTx. Outcome […]

Approaches of Health-Related Quality of Life Following Single or Bilateral Lung Transplantation

Patients Between June 1993 and June 2004, 90 LTxs, including 5 retransplantations, were performed at our institution. Adult patients who were able to self-complete the HRQL instruments and who had undergone > 2 years of follow-up after LTx were considered to be eligible for the analysis. Forty-four consecutive adult lung transplant recipients (mean [± SD] […]