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Weight Loss Surgery Tied to Fewer Hospital Visits for COPD Weight Loss Surgery Tied to Fewer Hospital Visits for COPD

Obese people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who get weight loss surgery may go to the hospital less often with acute breathing problems after their operations, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information
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Conclusion: To address the many challenges posed by EDCs, we argue that Africans should take the lead in prioritization and evaluation of environmental hazards, including EDCs. We recommend the institution of education and training programs for chemical users, adoption of the precautionary principle, establishment of biomonitoring programs, and funding of community-based epidemiology and wildlife research programs led and funded by African institutes and private companies. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1774 Received: 16 February 2017 Revised: 22 May 2017 Accepted: 24 May 2017 Published: 22 August 2017 Address correspond...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - Obese people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who get weight loss surgery may go to the hospital less often with acute breathing problems after their operations, a U.S. study suggests.
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To explore the influence of obesity on outcomes of exercise capacity and disease impact in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in response to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and to compare outcomes to those of normal weight and overweight counterparts.
Source: Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Short communication Source Type: research
Conclusion In this study, distance, SPO2, resting heart rate and 1-minute heart rate variables were evaluated for assessing exercise capacity and then the amount of breathlessness and exercise in patients with COPD.
Source: Australasian Medical Journal - AMJ - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Aim: Low body mass index (BMI) has been linked to an increase in overall mortality in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Current global obesity epidemic is changing the nutritional profile of COPD patients. We sought to determine the association between COPD severity and BMI.
Source: Atherosclerosis - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
In conclusion, documentation is important, a critical part of advocacy and the development process at the larger scale. It isn't just words, but rather a vital structural flow of information from one part of the larger community to another, necessary to sustain progress in any complex field. We would all do well to remember this - and to see that building this documentation is an activity in which we can all pitch in to help. Evidence Suggests that, at Least in Earlier Stages, Alzheimer's Disease Blocks Rather than Destroys Memories https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2017/07/evidence-suggests-that-at-least-in-ea...
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A 64-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) after a ground-level fall at home when she attempted to get up from her chair to reach the phone. Her medical history included moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (forced expiratory volume in the first second, 57%), stage 3A chronic kidney disease secondary to hypertension (baseline creatinine level, 1.3 mg/dL), morbid obesity (body mass index, 65), insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Her symptoms had begun approximately 2  weeks earlier, with generalized weakness, light-headedness, and fatigue.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Residents' Clinic Source Type: research
Conclusions: Alterations to RV structure may represent a mechanism by which long-term PM10–2.5 exposure increases risks for adverse respiratory and cardiovascular outcomes, especially among certain susceptible populations. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP658 Received: 14 June 2016 Revised: 24 February 2017 Accepted: 16 March 2017 Published: 27 July 2017 Address correspondence to S. D. Adar, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1415 Washington Heights, SPH II-5539, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA. Telephone: (734) 615-9207; Email: sadar@umich.edu Supplemental Material is available online (https://doi.org/10.1289/E...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conclusions Among older adults, asthma-related hospitalizations and ED/UCV were associated with clinical comorbidities, mold in the home, and financial barriers to asthma-related health care. Interventions addressing modifiable factors could reduce asthma morbidity among older adults.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
We performed a systematic review of the literature to establish conclusive evidence of risk factors for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Observational studies (cross-sectional, case-control, and cohort studies) the primary outcome of which was to assess risk factors for CAP in both hospitalized and ambulatory adult patients with radiologically confirmed pneumonia were selected. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale specific for cohort and case-control designs was used for quality assessment. Twenty-nine studies (20 case-control, 8 cohort, and 1 cross-sectional) were selected, with 44.8% of them focused on elderly subjects ≥65 y...
Source: Respiration - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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