Breathlessness despite optimal pathophysiological treatment: on the relevance of being chronic

Miriam Johnson, Janelle Yorke, John Hansen-Flaschen, Robert Lansing, Magnus Ekstrom, David Currow

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Abstract

With regard to the letter from Morélot-Panzini and colleagues in response to our Perspective [1], it is good to see support for the concept of a clinical syndrome and its potential in raising awareness of the needs of such patients in the minds of all clinicians; we welcome the ongoing discussion. It serves to highlight the importance of this neglected patient group and clinical topic, as well as the process for how an internationally agreed name and definition in English can be translated both linguistically and culturally in non-English-speaking countries. This letter highlights the thought processes that will need to occur in each translation of the concept. In seeing this work already occurring, our Perspective [1] has already achieved one of its aims.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1701297
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Breathlessness
  • Non-English speakers
  • Chronic
  • Pathophysiological

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    Johnson, M., Yorke, J., Hansen-Flaschen, J., Lansing, R., Ekstrom, M., & Currow, D. (2017). Breathlessness despite optimal pathophysiological treatment: on the relevance of being chronic. European Respiratory Journal, 50(3), [1701297]. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01297-2017