Anesthesia in a patient after endoscopic lung volume reduction : First anesthesiological experiences with implanted endobronchial valves.

In conclusion the care of patients with implanted endobronchial valves after ELVR does not differ from COPD patients without ELVR. A close cooperation between surgeons, anesthesiologists and internists is mandatory in the care of these patients. PMID: 24994016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Anaesthesist - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anaesthesist Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS:  The rapid development of home mechanical ventilation substantially impacts on the development of the hospital landscape in Germany. The exponential increase of these care-intensive patients is challenging for the health care system and requires a discussion about its limits. PMID: 31715635 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pneumologie - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research
Let’s pretend the 195 nations that signed the 2016 Paris Climate Accord really do take all of the steps necessary to reach the agreement’s key goal: limiting the increase in global temperature to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In that world, any children born today would grow up to witness some happy milestones. If they lived in the United Kingdom, they’d see their country phase out the use of coal by the time they turned six. If they lived in France, they would see gasoline-powered cars eliminated by their 21st birthday. And, as all of the 195 countries similarly reached their individual targets,...
Source: TIME: Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Children climate change embargoed study Environment global warming health Source Type: news
In this study using nationwide administrative data in Japan, machine learning models improved the prediction of 30-day readmission after COPD hospitalization compared with a conventional model.AbbreviationsADLactivities of daily livingCOPDchronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseCMSCenters for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesDPCDiagnosis Procedure CombinationICD-10-CMInternational Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical ModificationROCreceiver-operating-characteristic. PMID: 31709851 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research
Authors: Vikjord SAA, Brumpton BM, Mai XM, Bhatta L, Vanfleteren L, Langhammer A Abstract In individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the presence of comorbidities is associated with increased mortality risk. We wanted to study the association between bone mineral density (BMD) and mortality among individuals with COPD in a population-based cohort study. Participants were recruited from the second (1995-1997) and third (2006-2008) surveys of the HUNT Study and followed until February 2019. Hip and forearm BMD were included as continuous T-scores or categorized according to WHO criteria (normal...
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research
Researchers from Colorado have proposed expanding the diagnostic criteria for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.K. group uses math to characterize lung disease on CT Genetic variation in lung airways elevates risk of COPD COPD severity mirrors lung cancer incidence AJR: Ultralow-dose CT can evaluate COPD Emphysema-related COPD on CT signals higher malignancy risk
Source: Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
ConclusionThis study revealed the current status of lung diseases potentially related to tobacco smoking in Fukuoka Prefecture. Both COPD and CPFE were highly related to tobacco smoking, whereas 30% of patients with IIPs had never smoked.
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
The aim of this study was to examine the use of pedometers as a tool to promote daily physical activity levels in patients with COPD. A systematic review meta-analysis of pedometer physical activity promotion in patients with COPD was conducted. Medline/PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and CINAHL were searched from inception to January 2019. The search strategy included the following keywords: physical activity promotion, pulmonary rehabilitation and daily physical activity. The eligibility criteria for selecting studies were randomised controlled trials reporting pedometer physical activity promotion in patients w...
Source: European Respiratory Review - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: COPD and smoking Reviews Source Type: research
COPD is associated with a progressive loss of muscle mass and function. However, there is an unmet need to define and standardise methods to estimate the prevalence of sarcopenia in COPD patients. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of this extrapulmonary manifestation in COPD patients. We searched Embase, Medline (Ovid), CINAHL (EBSCO), Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar for studies published up to January 17, 2019, assessing sarcopenia in COPD patients based on low muscle mass and decreased muscle function. Interventional studies, in vitro experiments, protocols or reviews and meta...
Source: European Respiratory Review - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: COPD and smoking Reviews Source Type: research
Conclusions Medications recommended in clinical guidelines for individual diseases are generally considered positive for multimorbid older patients. Nevertheless, a non-negligible number of medications was deemed negative or very negative by our panelists. For multimorbid patients, individualizing treatment according to their preferences seems of utmost importance.
Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractThe current recommendations for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are pushing towards triple combination therapy based on the combination of an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) associated with two bronchodilator agents. However, dual bronchodilation remains the cornerstone for the treatment of most COPD patients. Combining a long-acting β2 adrenoceptor agonist (LABA) with a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) induces appreciable synergistic bronchorelaxant effect in human airways, especially when the medications are combined at isoeffective concentrations. Thus, each LABA/LAMA comb...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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