Airway Mucin Concentrations May Help Predict Chronic Bronchitis

Mean total mucin concentrations up in smokers with severe COPD, those with respiratory exacerbations
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Conclusion The association between retrospectively-reported CD and physical health outcomes in adulthood is not driven entirely by respondent's current psychological state.
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
r A Abstract BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) represents a major global health problem; however, there are no data regarding clinical phenotypes of these patients in Austria. METHODS: This was an analysis from the Austrian cohort of the cross-sectional Phenotypes of COPD in Central and Eastern Europe (POPE) study, which was offered to patients with stable COPD in a real-life setting. Patients were recruited at 5 different outpatient facilities in 3 different provinces in Austria. All consecutive patients aged ≥40 years with a diagnosis of COPD confirmed by a...
Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Wien Klin Wochenschr Source Type: research
An overview of glycopyrrolate/eFlow® CS in COPD. Expert Rev Respir Med. 2018 May 18;: Authors: Kerwin E, Ferguson GT Abstract INTRODUCTION: COPD is highly prevalent in the US and globally, requiring new treatment strategies due to the high disease burden and increase in the aging population. Here, we profile the newly FDA-approved LONHALA MAGNAIR (glycopyrrolate [GLY]/eFlow® Closed System [CS]; 25 mcg twice daily), a nebulized long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) for the long-term maintenance treatment of COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. Areas covered: An overview of COP...
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This pre-specified, pooled analysis confirms the benefit of roflumilast in decreasing exacerbations in patients with prior hospitalization for exacerbation, greater exacerbation frequency, and elevated (>300x106/L) baseline blood eosinophil count. Clinical trial registration available at, IDs NCT01329029 and NCT01443845. PMID: 29763572 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
Authors: Mejza F, Nastałek P, Mastalerz-Migas A, Doniec Z, Skucha W Abstract The incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is on the rise worldwide. Chronic bronchitis is a frequent accompaniment of COPD, which increases the burden of COPD in affected individuals. The aim of this study was to characterize the phenotype of chronic bronchitis in COPD patients. The study was based on the survey data retrospectively retrieved from the Action Health-Lung Cancer Prophylaxis and Health Care Improvement screening program that concerned all the inhabitants, aged over 40, of the Proszowice administrative reg...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Manne M, Deshpande A, Hu B, Patel A, Taksler GB, Misra-Hebert AD, Jolly SE, Brateanu A, Bales RW, Rothberg MB Abstract OBJECTIVES: Inappropriate antibiotic use for respiratory tract infection (RTI) is an ongoing problem linked to the emergence of drug resistance and other adverse effects. Less is known about the prescribing practices of individual physicians or the impact of physician prescribing habits on patient outcomes. We studied the prescribing practices of providers for acute RTIs in an integrated health system, identified patient factors associated with receipt of an antibiotic and assessed the rel...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Vazquez Guillamet R, Petersen H, Meek P, Sood A, Tesfaigzi Y Abstract The binary approach to the diagnosis of Chronic Bronchitis (CB) is a major barrier to the study of the disease. We investigated whether severity of productive cough can be graded using symptoms and presence of fixed airflow obstruction (FAO), and whether the severity correlates with health status, exposures injurious to the lung, biomarkers of inflammation, and measures of airway wall thickening. Findings from a cross-sectional sample of 1,422 participants from the Lovelace Smokers Cohort (LSC) were validated in 4,488 participants from t...
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research
Abstract Objective: To investigate the clinicopathological characteristics and risk factors in patients with lung cancer and COPD. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of 282 patients with lung cancer, including 174 and 108 patients with and without COPD, respectively. Information on age, sex, smoking status, and histologic type was obtained from medical records. Results: Lung cancer patients with COPD and those with the chronic bronchitis (CB) phenotype had higher smoking indices compared to those without COPD (723.95 ± 631.48 and 920.95 ± 712.93 versus 418....
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Conclusion: The nonspecific chronic symptoms were high among auto-rickshaw drivers as compared to the general population noted from a multicentric study done in India. We recommend that auto-rickshaw drivers should use personal protective equipment and would require regular screening and treatment for respiratory impairment.
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion This study showed that the presence of GERD and/or nasal symptoms is associated with an increase in bronchitis symptoms. Careful assessment of extrapulmonary comorbidities is necessary in the evaluation of bronchitis symptoms in COPD patients.
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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