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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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AbstractAimof this study is to determine the temporal resolution of therapy-induced pneumonitis, and to assess promoting factors in adjuvant treated patients with unilateral mammacarcinoma.Patients and methodsA  total of 100 post-surgery patients were recruited. The cohort was treated by 2 field radiotherapy (2FRT; breast and chest wall,N = 75), 3 field radiotherapy (3FRT; + supraclavicular lymphatic region,N = 8), or with 4 field radiotherapy (4FRT; + parasternal lymphatic region,N = 17). Ninety-one patients received various systemic treatments prior to irradiation. Foll...
Source: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
PMID: 29406229 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
Abstract Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are the two most prevalent obstructive lung diseases that account for tremendous morbidity and mortality throughout the world. These diseases have strong inflammatory components, with multiple prior studies showing elevated levels of various inflammatory markers and cells in those with COPD and asthma. Therefore, efforts to target inflammation in management of these diseases are of great interest. Statins, which define a class of drugs that are HMG-CoA inhibitors, are used to decrease cholesterol levels and have also been described to have many pleot...
Source: Current Opinion in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Opin Pharmacol Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis sheds light on statin use in COPD
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news
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
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