Health Tip: Understanding COPD

Title: Health Tip: Understanding COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

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Authors: Iyer AS, Benzo RP, Bakitas MA PMID: 29902961 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Palliat Care Source Type: research
Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a challenging respiratory problem throughout the world. Although survival is prolonged with new therapies and better management, the magnitude of the burden resulting from moderate-to-severe disease is increasing. One of the major aims of the disease management is to try to break the vicious cycle of patients being homebound and to promote an active lifestyle. A fundamental component of active daily life is, of course, travelling. Today, the world is getting smaller with the option of travelling by air. Air travel is usually the most preferred choice as it i...
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur Respir Rev Source Type: research
Abstract Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are a major complication in COPD patients which can be triggered by bacterial or viral infections, environmental pollutants and other causes. Procalcitonin (PCT), a peptide that markedly increases in cases of bacterial infection, has been extensively investigated as a biomarker in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment in patients with AECOPD. A number of studies published in the last decade, tried to investigate whether PCT levels can differentiate between bacterial and other causes of exacerbations, if they can be used as a guide for ...
Source: Clin Med Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: J Clin Med Res Source Type: research
(Natural News) A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine pointed to acetaminophen as a significant risk factor for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), among other lung conditions. Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol, is a drug used to treat fever and provide relief from moderate pain. It’s an...
Source: - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
“Transitions of care” have been the focus of readmission reduction strategies for acute exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (AECOPD). Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) implemented a comprehensive care plan for AECOPD admissions in 2014 that also seeks to improve the d iagnosis/treatment of COPD, strives for the optimal management of co-morbidities, and emphasizes hospice/palliative care in appropriate patients.
Source: Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
This paper ’s objective was to describe the processes, strategies, and challenges of community-based recruitment to complement hospital-based recruitment for a global clinical outcomes trial on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
An FDA advisory committee panel yesterday voted against approving BTG‘s PneumRX’s Elevair endobronchial coil system intended for treating patients with severe emphysema. The panel voted 7 to 5 in favor of the device’s safety, but 8 to 3 that the benefits do not outweigh the risks, and 5 to 7 that the device was effective for use with patients in its proposed indications. The Elevair device is a nitinol endobronchial coil intended to be deployed bronchoscopically to reduce lung volume in patients with severe emphysema. The company submitted an application for premarket approval with the FDA, backed by clin...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Respiratory BTG Source Type: news
Condition:   COPD Interventions:   Device: Telemonitoring;   Other: Normal Care Sponsor:   Vastra Gotaland Region Recruiting
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RCT (n=577 with mild dyspnoea) found telephone health coaching intervention delivered by nurses, underpinned by social cognitive theory led to changes in self-management activities but did not improve health related quality of life vs. usual care group (leaflet about COPD).
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study aims to identify patterns of injury and risk factors for pneumonia and death in elderly patients with rib fractures.MethodsA retrospective multicenter observational study was performed using data registered in the national trauma registry between 2008 and 2015 in the South West Netherlands Trauma region. Data regarding demographics, mechanism of injury, pulmonary and cardiovascular history, pattern of extra-thoracic and intrathoracic injuries, ICU admission, length of stay, and morbidity and mortality following admission were collected.ResultsEight hundred eighty-four patients were included. Median age was 76 &n...
Source: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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