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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This article examines the roots of asthma across the ages including atopy, the role of the microbiome and viral infections, along with comorbidities/confounders such as obesity, aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD), neutrophilic asthma, cigarette smoking and the possibility of an asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap syndrome.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- But the less severely obese survive better than normal-weight patients
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
The objective of this review is to evaluate the evidence supporting a link between disproportionate environmental exposures and these health disparities.Recent FindingsStudies suggest that various co-occurring factors related to the home environment, neighborhood environment, non-modifiable individual factors, and individual behaviors and attributes can increase or modify the risk of adverse respiratory outcomes among socioeconomically disadvantaged and racially/ethnically diverse populations. Pollutants in the home environment, including particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, and pesticides, are elevated among lower socioe...
Source: Current Epidemiology Reports - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
In this study, we present and quantify the influence of common medical comorbidities on the cost of care in patients undergoing primary TKA. A retrospective level of evidence III study was performed using the PearlDiver supercomputer to identify patients who underwent primary TKA between 2007 and 2015. Patients were stratified by medical comorbidities and compared using analysis of variance for reimbursements for the day of surgery and over 90 days postoperatively. A cohort of 137,073 US patients was identified as having undergone primary TKA between 2007 and 2015. The mean entire episode-of-care reimbursement was $23,701 ...
Source: Journal of Knee Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Background: The increase in medical complexity among patients hospitalized with heart failure (HF) may be reflected by an increase in concomitant noncardiovascular comorbidities. Among patients hospitalized with HF, the temporal trends in the prevalence of noncardiovascular comorbidities have not been well described. Methods and Results: We used data from 207 984 patients in the Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure registry (from 2005 to 2014) to evaluate the prevalence and trends of noncardiovascular comorbidities (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder/asthma, anemia, diabetes mellitus, obesity [body mass index &...
Source: Circulation: Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Heart Failure, Mortality/Survival Original Articles Source Type: research
This study aims to determine the impact of early surgery and comorbid conditions on the outcomes of NSTIs.MethodsA retrospective cohort study was performed on all subjects presenting with NSTI at an academic medical center between 2005 and 2016. Patients were identified based on ICD codes. Those under the age of 18 or with intraoperative findings not consistent with NSTI diagnosis were excluded.ResultsThere were 115 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of NSTI with a mean age of 55  ± 18 years; 41% were females and 55% were diabetics. Thirty percent of patients underwent early surgery (
Source: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Source: International Journal of COPD - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology, Volume 31, Issue 4 Author(s): Adrian Sultana, David Torres, Roman Schumann Opioid-free anaesthesia (OFA) is a technique where no intraoperative systemic, neuraxial or intracavitary opioid is administered with the anaesthetic. Opioid-free analgesia similarly avoids opioids in the perioperative period. There are many compelling reasons to avoid opioids in the surgical population. A number of case reports and, increasingly, prospective studies from all over the world support its benefits, especially in the morbidly obese population ...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to describe the overlap of five commonly reported asthma phenotypes in US adults with current asthma and assess its association with asthma outcomes.MethodsData from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) 2007 –2012 were used (n = 30,442). Adults with current asthma were selected. Asthma phenotypes were: B-Eos-high [if blood eosinophils (B-Eos) ≥ 300/mm3]; FeNO-high (FeNO  ≥ 35 ppb); B-Eos&FeNO-low (B-Eos  
Source: Clinical and Translational Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
AbstractLaryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) is a life threatening airway problem that is mainly caused by prolonged intubation. The authors intend to assess whether there was variability in the risk factors depending on age, and to determine which risk factors and comorbidities were more important in the development of LTS at older or younger ages. Fifty-two LTS patients were evaluated for comorbidities and risk factors retrospectively. The LTS etiologies, demographics, and medical and surgical histories of the patients were determined by the medical records. The patients under 40  years old were defined as group 1, and th...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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