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Statins May Help People With COPD Live Longer

Title: Statins May Help People With COPD Live LongerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

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Conclusion: Individuals with COPD have higher risk of developing PAD. This emphasizes the importance of determining ABI for the diagnosis of PAD in the management of patients with COPD.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our study shows there is indeed a benefit of administering the bundle in COPD patients in terms of lung function, symptom improvement, exercise tolerance and excerbations. Hence the concept of a care bundle should be explored.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Rehabilitation and Chronic Care Source Type: research
Conclusion The modified Cleveland Clinic Scoring Tool was valid in risk identification of patients with severe stage of AKI but did not have strong discrimination for early AKI stages. Preoperative statin use did not protect against AKI in our study, however preoperative ARB/ACEI use was significantly associated with occurrence of postoperative AKI.
Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
We examined associations between mortality and accelerometer-measured PA using age-relevant intensity cutpoints in older women of various ethnicities. The results support the hypothesis that higher levels of accelerometer-measured PA, even when below the moderate-intensity threshold recommended in current guidelines, are associated with lower all-cause and CVD mortality in women aged 63 to 99. Our findings expand on previous studies showing that higher self-reported PA reduces mortality in adults aged 60 and older, specifically in older women, and at less than recommended amounts. Moreover, our findings challenge th...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that statins might be safe and beneficial for patients with PH due to chronic lung diseases. However, larger RCTs with more patients and longer observational duration are needed. PMID: 28932549 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Statin exposure associated with lower all - cause, pulmonary mortality
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news
Deaths from lung-related causes were reduced by as much as 45 percent, study suggests
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Deaths from lung-related causes were reduced by as much as 45 percent, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: COPD, Statins
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 -- Drugs known as statins may have benefits beyond lowering " bad " LDL cholesterol levels. A new study suggests people with chronic lung disease who take these drugs may extend their survival. The study from Canada included...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The findings from this systematic review suggest a role for statins in COPD patients with coexisting cardiovascular disease, evidence of increased systemic inflammation, or hyperlipidemia, in terms of improving exercise tolerance and pulmonary function. These findings need to be confirmed by randomized controlled trials specifically designed to test this hypothesis and identify appropriate patients for statin use. PMID: 28847550 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
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