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Fluticasone Furoate Slows Loss of Lung Function in COPD

Alone or in combination, reduces rate of FEV1 decline in those with moderate COPD and high risk of CVD
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: The handheld dynamometer allows an excellent inter and intra-operator reproducibility for the measurement of quadricipital maximal voluntary strength and a correct to excellent reproducibility for the measurement of quadricipital endurance. This tool may be used for the evaluation of quadriceps strength in clinical practice in COPD patients, particularly during rehabilitation. PMID: 29033203 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
AbstractPrevious research has shown that diabetes mellitus increases the risk of lower extremity amputation in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease. However, to our knowledge, no studies have investigated whether systemic autoimmune disease, in particular systemic vasculitis is associated with a higher risk of lower extremity amputation in these patients. To investigate the association between systemic autoimmune disease and lower extremity amputation in patients with severe peripheral arterial occlusive disease based on a secondary analysis of a nationwide, population-based health claims database. Using the...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Authors: Katoh S, Ikeda M, Shirai R, Abe M, Ohue Y, Kobashi Y, Oka M Abstract OBJECTIVE: Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are airflow limitation diseases with similar clinical manifestations but different pathophysiologic mechanisms. To implement the appropriate treatment, it is important to distinguish between asthma and COPD which sometimes might result difficult in clinical practice. We evaluated biomarkers to distinguish between asthma and COPD. METHODS: Blood eosinophil counts and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) levels were analyzed. Serum periostin, interleukin-25 (IL-25), an...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation (AF) secondary to acute coronary syndrome, acute pulmonary disease or sepsis may not prevent stroke, but may increase risk of bleeding, says an new study published in JACC Clinical Electrophysiology [1]. The authors retrospectively evaluated a cohort of over 2300 patients aged 65 years or more who were hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome, acute pulmonary disease which included worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, influenza, pulmonary embolism and pleural effusion or sepsis associated with new onset AF during admission. Over a three year follow...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiology ECG / Electrophysiology Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Interventions:   Other: High-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation;   Other: Low-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation;   Other: Sham transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation Sponsor:   ADIR Association Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Zakrisson AB Abstract Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) have multiple symptoms. Nursing care is based on six core competencies and one of them is person-centred care that includes the aspect of professional symptom relief. The aim was to clarify a meaning of the concept of Symptom-reducing actions in the context of COPD. Databases MEDLINE and CINAHL were searched between 1982 and February 2016 and 26 publications were found. Two dictionaries and three books were investigated. The method of Walker &Avant was followed. The use of the concept of Symptom-reducing actions may be cat...
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We found a marginal association between BMI and an increased risk of developing AKI in adult patients after having noncardiac laparoscopic surgery. The BMI effect became insignificant when potential mediator variables were considered. The association of BMI and AKI after noncardiac laparoscopic surgery is likely mediated through components of the metabolic syndrome. PMID: 29026353 [PubMed]
Source: Ochsner Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ochsner J Source Type: research
A 63  year year old female ex-smoker (previously smoking despite having COPD and curative lung tumour surgery; BMI 36) was referred with limiting claudication following an occluded aortobifemoral bypass undertaken in 2003 for aorto-iliac occlusive disease (panel A). Using bilateral percutaneous superfi cial femoral arterial access and bilateral aortic re-entry using the Outback device, two 9 × 150mm Viabahn endoprostheses were deployed per side, relining the native aorto-iliac system achieving covered endovascular reconstruction of the aortic bifurcation (CERAB); a proximal aortic cuff was prec lu...
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Coup D'Oeil Source Type: research
Conclusion: Both DECAF and BAP-65 scores were found to be good predictors of mortality and need for ventilation in this pilot study.
Source: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe aim of this study was to compare the differences between three most commonly used predictive equations (PE): ECCS (European Community of Coal and Steel), the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), and GLI (Global Lung Initiative) in healthy individuals and when grading severity of lung function impairment in patients with obstructive lung diseases.MethodsThe study included 200 healthy volunteers and 200 patients with obstructive lung diseases at the Institute for Pulmonary Diseases of Vojvodina. In all subjects, we calculated the absolute and relative (percent) predicted val...
Source: Lung - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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