COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Symptoms, Causes, Stages, Life Extpectancy
Title: COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Symptoms, Causes, Stages, Life ExtpectancyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Tian Y, Zeng T, Tan L, Wu Y, Yu J, Huang J, Pei Z PMID: 30105943 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
(American Cancer Society) A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) death in adulthood.
Authors: Neder JA, Rocha A, Alencar MCN, Arbex F, Berton DC, Faria M, Sperandio PA, Nery LE, O'Donnell DE Abstract INTRODUCTION: Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) frequently coexist, particularly in the elderly. Given their rising prevalence and the contemporary trend to longer life expectancy, overlapping HF-COPD will become a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the next decade. Areas covered: Drawing on current clinical and physiological constructs, the consequences of negative cardiopulmonary interactions on the interpretation of pulmonary fu...
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Conclusions: The high prevalence of undiagnosed COPD and relevant pulmonary function impairments in this cohort of patients with AMI, and the fact that pulmonary disease was untreated in the majority of COPD patients, highlight the importance of a general pulmonary workup of patients with AMI. Furthermore, patients with CHD should undergo screening for COPD, given the fact that COPD patients had larger infarction size.Respiration
Conclusion: Preoperative renal function, defined by serum creatinine or eGFR by CKD-EPI, NYHA class II –IV, and the number of blood units transfused were all independent predictors of RRT postoperatively.Am J Nephrol 2018;48:108 –117
Conclusions These findings suggest that the quantitative assessment of DLH following incremental hyperventilation using the newly developed spirometer may be useful for the assessment of pathophysiological impairment in patients with COPD. PMID: 30101930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Carbohydrates (CHO) and leucine (LEU) both have insulinotropic properties, and could therefore enhance the protein anabolic capacity of dietary proteins, which are important nutrients in preventing muscle loss in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). LEU is also known to activate protein anabolic signaling pathways independent of insulin. Based on our previous findings in COPD, we hypothesized that whole body protein anabolism is enhanced to a comparable extent by the separate and combined co-ingestion of CHO and LEU with protein.
This study provides class IV evidence that elevated sVEGF levels accurately identifies patients with POEMS syndrome.