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
In conclusion, the favorable effect of Bufei Yishen granules combined with Shu-Fei Tie may be due to decreased inflammation through regulation of the JNK/p38 signaling pathways. PMID: 29234369 [PubMed]
(Duke University) Human emissions of the potentially harmful trace metal vanadium into Earth's atmosphere have spiked sharply since the start of the 21st century due in large part to industry's growing use of heavy oils, tar sands, bitumen and petroleum coke for energy, a new Duke study finds. These emissions now exceed those from all natural sources combined. Growing evidence suggests exposure to vanadium-rich aerosols can impair respiratory functions and exacerbate conditions such as asthma or COPD.
The objective of our study was to evaluate the impact of telemonitoring on patients with long-term conditions at high risk for rehospitalization or an emergency department visit, in terms of target disease control (diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Methods: We conducted a quasi-experimental study with a before-and-after analysis to assess the effectiveness of the ValCrònic program after 1 year of primary care monitoring. The study included high-risk patients with 1 or more of the following conditions: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure, and chronic obstructi...
Salford Lung Study in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (SLS COPD): follow-up interviews on patient-centred outcomes, Published online: 15 December 2017; doi:10.1038/s41533-017-0066-2Interviews with patients undergoing a clinical trial for chronic lung disease highlights the impact of breathlessness on quality of life. Henrik Svedsater at GlaxoSmithKline in the UK, and co-workers, wanted to dig deeper into patient perceptions of COPD during the Salford Lung Study in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (SLS COPD) clinical trial, which trialed an alternative self-administered inhaler treatment. To this end, Svedsater&r...
(MedPage Today) -- Less than 10% referred by GP in British study
Condition: COPD Intervention: Device: Ventilator 1 vs Ventilator 2 Sponsor: Corporacion Parc Tauli Recruiting
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ConclusionsOur results demonstrated that HES co-morbidity codes in patients undergoing abdominal wall hernia repair are specific with good positive predictive value; however, they have substandard accuracy, sensitivity, and negative predictive value. The presence of a relatively large number of false negative or missed cases in HES database explains our findings. Better documentation of co-morbidities in admission clerking proforma may help to improve the quality of source documents for coders, which in turn may improve the accuracy of coding.