Ear acupuncture for anxiety in patients with COPD attending pulmonary rehabilitation: a feasibility study
Conclusion: Ear acupuncture was a feasible adjunctive treatment option for this sample of patients with COPD, attending PR. A larger trial is needed to confirm efficacy.
ConclusionsAssessment of comorbidities, psychological health and physical activity should be taken into account in order to address frequent RA-related severe fatigue.
CONCLUSION: Anxiety and/or depression are associated with a greater risk for exacerbations to occur in COPD. However, a high heterogeneity across the published studies makes it difficult to draw any firm conclusions on the amplitude of this increased risk. PMID: 29937312 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
DiscussionCOPD is known to be associated with the development of cognitive deficits, in particular, regarding for executive functions and attention, memory and logical reasoning. In this context, MMSE has a low diagnostic accuracy to underline effective cognitive impairment in AD-COPD. Our study shows a higher frequency of frontal deficits and behavioral disturbances in patients with AD and COPD than patients with AD-only. COPD could complicate the management of AD patients, thus necessitating a closer and multidisciplinary monitoring.
Conclusions: Illness intrusiveness was high among Veterans with COPD but improved over the course of bCBT. Integrated behavioral health interventions hold the potential to reduce disease intrusiveness. The IIRS may be a valuable tool to augment traditional assessment and measurement-based care approaches of behavioral health interventions for medically ill patients. PMID: 29860524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
It is estimated that>85% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have ≥1 coexisting chronic condition.1 Co-morbidities commonly associated with COPD include cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, lung cancer, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, depression/anxiety, and fatigue.2 Co-morbidities can have a profound effect on quality of life (QoL) for patients with COPD and ha ve been shown to increase severity of symptoms such as dyspnea and exacerbations, as well as further reducing exercise capacity.
Conclusion Dyspnea was the strongest predictor of impaired physical performance in patients with COPD.
People with common chronic cardiorespiratory conditions can live with chronic breathlessness for years . Disabling chronic breathlessness, persisting despite optimum treatment of the underlying cause , is experienced by almost all patients with advanced lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) , and carries a significant emotional, social, health and economic load. Intimately related to physical activity, chronic breathlessness reduces the ability to carry out activities of daily living  and restricts the role in the family, workplace or wider society . These consequences, with addi...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious disease frequently accompanied by anxiety and depression. Few studies have focused on anxiety and depression for mild COPD patients in China. This stud...
ConclusionsIdentification of distinct comorbidity health pathways in HF could provide the evidence for individualised person-centred care that targets specific comorbidities and associated symptoms.
Authors: Ecenarro PS, Iguiñiz MI, Tejada SP, Malanda NM, Imizcoz MA, Marlasca LA, Navarrete BA Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is progressive and in its advanced stage is associated with major disability. Previous studies suggest that patients with this disease receive little palliative care, even in very advanced stages. Given this, our objectives were to describe the clinical practice of Spanish pulmonologists in the care of patients with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, to identify potential barriers to implementing palliative care in these patients and to correlate these re...