Publications of Nicolas FRUSCH
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See detailHow resources determine pulmonary rehabilitation programs : a survey among Belgian chest physicians
Janssens, Wim; Corhay, Jean-Louis ULiege; Bogaerts, Peter et al

in Chronic Respiratory Disease (2018)

Despite overwhelming evidence of its benefits, a widespread implementation of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is lacking and the landscape of multidisciplinary programs remains very scattered. The objective ... [more ▼]

Despite overwhelming evidence of its benefits, a widespread implementation of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is lacking and the landscape of multidisciplinary programs remains very scattered. The objective of this study is to assess how PR is organized in specialized care centres in Belgium and to identify which barriers may exist according to respiratory physicians. A telephone and online survey was developed by a Belgian expert panel and distributed among all active Belgian chest physicians ( n = 492). Data were obtained from 200 respondents (40%). Seventy-five percentage of the chest physicians had direct access to an ambulatory rehabilitation program in their hospital. Most of these programs are organized bi or triweekly for an average period of 3-6 months. Programs focus strongly on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients from secondary care, have a multidisciplinary approach and provide exercise capacity and quality of life measures as main outcomes. Yet large differences were observed in process and outcome indicators between the programs of centres with standard funding and those of specialized centres with a larger allocated budget. We conclude that multidisciplinary PR programs are available in the majority of Belgian hospitals. Differences in funding determine the quality of the team, the diversity of the interventions and the monitoring of outcomes. More resources for rehabilitation will directly improve the utilization and quality of this essential treatment option in respiratory diseases. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. Maladie de Carrington: pneumopathie chronique idiopathique à eosinophiles.
Piette, Caroline; FRUSCH, Nicolas ULiege; DUYSINX, Bernard ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2014), 69(3), 126-31

Idiopathic Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia (ICEP) or Carrington's disease is a rare disease, exclusively pulmonary, and of an unknown origin. Connective tissues of the lungs are infiltrated by eosinophilic ... [more ▼]

Idiopathic Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia (ICEP) or Carrington's disease is a rare disease, exclusively pulmonary, and of an unknown origin. Connective tissues of the lungs are infiltrated by eosinophilic cell elements. This illness is progressive, consisting of dyspnea, cough and thoracic pain. In addition, the general condition is impaired. The average delay between onset of symptoms and discovery of chest radiographic opacities is often longer than 3-4 months. Symptoms and chest X-ray quickly improve under corticosteroid treatment. In the future, new research could lead to alternative treatments. We report the case of a woman with ICEP. We shall discuss the diagnostic approach, envisage the potential complications and describe the treatment of the disease. [less ▲]

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See detailSpontaneous pneumomediastinum caused by bleomycin-induced pneumonitis
FRUSCH, Nicolas ULiege; SERVAIS, Sophie ULiege; DE PRIJCK, Bernard ULiege et al

in Acta Clinica Belgica (2012)

We report the case of a 24-yr-old woman treated for lymphoma who developed bleomycin-induced intersitial pneumonia. This interstitial pneumonia was complicated by spontaneous pneumomediastinum ... [more ▼]

We report the case of a 24-yr-old woman treated for lymphoma who developed bleomycin-induced intersitial pneumonia. This interstitial pneumonia was complicated by spontaneous pneumomediastinum. Pneumomediastinum is an unfrequent side effect of high dose bleomycin-induced pneumonitis (BIP) and we describe the first case occurring with low-dose of bleomycin. [less ▲]

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See detailL'image du mois. Agenesie de l'artere pulmonaire droite associee a une hypoplasie du poumon droit.
FRUSCH, Nicolas ULiege; DUYSINX, Bernard ULiege; BLEUS, Nicolas ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2012), 67(1), 4

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See detailPanhypopituitarism and diabetus insipidus in a patient with primary central nervous system lymphoma
Malaise, Olivier ULiege; FRUSCH, Nicolas ULiege; BECK, Emmanuel ULiege et al

in Leukemia and Lymphoma (2012), 53(12), 2515-16

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See detailL'image du mois. Geyser endobronchique secondaire a une fistule broncho-oesophagienne.
DUYSINX, Bernard ULiege; HEINEN, Vincent ULiege; FRUSCH, Nicolas ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2011), 66(10), 511-2

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See detailY a-t-il une place pour les β-bloquants dans les maladies pulmonaires obstructives ?
REITERS, Virginie; FRUSCH, Nicolas ULiege; DUYSINX, Bernard ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2011), 66(12), 619-623

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See detailPneumopathies organisées: à propos de 3 cas
Nepper, S.; Frusch, Nicolas ULiege; Louis, Renaud ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2010), 65(10), 549-55

Infiltrative lung lesions are not always linked to infectious processes or cancers. An interesting entity, the OP (Organizing Pneumonia) or COP (Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia)--formerly BOOP ... [more ▼]

Infiltrative lung lesions are not always linked to infectious processes or cancers. An interesting entity, the OP (Organizing Pneumonia) or COP (Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia)--formerly BOOP (Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia)--is discussed through observations repor. ted in this article. We provide some keys to allow the astute observer to target this often curable disease. [less ▲]

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See detailEnteroviral meningoencephalitis as complication of Rituximab therapy in a patient treated for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
Servais, Sophie ULiege; Caers, Jo ULiege; Warling, Odile ULiege et al

in British Journal of Haematology (2010), 150(3), 379-381

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See detailLe cancer du poumon. Epidemiologie et facteurs etiologiques.
Frusch, Nicolas ULiege; Bosquee, Léon ULiege; Louis, Renaud ULiege

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2007), 62(9), 548-53

Lung cancer is the most frequent cause of death by cancer worldwide. Despite improvements in the treatment the vital prognosis remains poor with an estimated 5-year survival rate of 15 % all stages ... [more ▼]

Lung cancer is the most frequent cause of death by cancer worldwide. Despite improvements in the treatment the vital prognosis remains poor with an estimated 5-year survival rate of 15 % all stages together. Even if some environmental exposure may favour apparition of the disease, tobacco smoking is by far the greatest risk factor for developing lung cancer. Recent progresses have been made on the identification of cellular mechanisms and genetic abnormalities that make the patients more prone to develop lung cancer. [less ▲]

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