COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Symptoms, Causes, Stages, Life Expectancy

Title: COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Symptoms, Causes, Stages, Life ExpectancyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
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ConclusionCognitive impairment is highly prevalent in patients with COPD. RCS successfully identified cognitive impairment in COPD. We recommend performing RCS in patients with COPD routinely.
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
ConclusionPreoperative and intraoperative factors can be used to predict probability of non-home discharge immediately after completion of pancreaticoduodenectomy.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Pulmonary emphysema (PE) is a major pathological feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is characterized by proteolytic destruction of the alveolar structure and subsequent inflammation of the respiratory tract. We hypothesized that nitrite attenuates the development of PE via anti-inflammatory actions. PE was induced by intratracheal instillation of porcine pancreas elastase (PPE) in mice. Dietary nitrite dose-dependently (50 and 150 mg/L in drinking water) attenuated emphysematous development and macrophage accumulation in the alveolar parenchyma 21 d after PPE treatme...
Source: Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biol Pharm Bull Source Type: research
Authors: Koehler U, Hildebrandt O, Dittrich M, Koehler N, Weissflog A Abstract Pulmonary emphysema is characterised by irreversible destruction and enlargement of alveolar structure distal to terminal bronchioles. Small conducting airways
Source: Pneumologie - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research
Authors: Baur X Abstract The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterised by mainly non-reversible bronchial obstruction with airflow limitation. Typically, it exhibits a progressive course. It is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In addition to dominating causative smoking and environmental exposures (especially biomass smoke from cooking with open fire stoves), about 15 % are due to occupational exposure. Relatively rare cases (ca. 6 %) do not show an external noxious influence. Occupational causes are frequently not recognised because a detailed occupational his...
Source: Pneumologie - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research
Authors: Feldman C, Shaddock E Abstract INTRODUCTION: Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are the leading infectious disease cause of death in the world and the fifth overall cause of death. From an epidemiological point of view, most consider pneumonia, influenza, bronchitis (including acute exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [AECOPD]), and bronchiolitis to be the most important LRTIs. Areas covered: This review will describe the epidemiology of LRTIs in adults focusing on community-acquired pneumonia, influenza, and AECOPD, utilizing data from the more recent literature. Expert commenta...
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
Among never - smokers, rural residence, neighborhood use of coal linked to risk for COPD
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news
Conclusions reached by Gupta et al. and MedPAC In November of 2017 Ankur Gupta and 10 other experts in cardiovascular medicine published an article in JAMA Cardiology entitled, “Association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program implementation with readmission and mortality outcomes in heart failure.” The authors were affiliated with well-known universities, and three of them were also editors of JAMA Cardiology [4]. Their research was financed by grants from the NIH and Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure (GWTG-HF), a “voluntary quality improvement program” sponsored by the Amer...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medicare Politics CMS Congress hospital readmissions HRRP Kip Sullivan MedPAC P4P Pay for Performance Source Type: blogs
Conclusions reached by Gupta et al. and MedPAC In November of 2017 Ankur Gupta and 10 other experts in cardiovascular medicine published an article in JAMA Cardiology entitled, “Association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program implementation with readmission and mortality outcomes in heart failure.” The authors were affiliated with well-known universities, and three of them were also editors of JAMA Cardiology [4]. Their research was financed by grants from the NIH and Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure (GWTG-HF), a “voluntary quality improvement program” sponsored by the Amer...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medicare Politics CMS Congress hospital readmissions HRRP Kip Sullivan MedPAC P4P Pay for Performance Source Type: blogs
Patent foramen ovale (PFO), an embryonic remnant of the fetal circulation, is present in 20–25% of adults. Although recent observational studies and clinical trials have established the link between PFO-mediated right-to-left shunting with cryptogenic stroke and migraine with aura, the role of a PFO in exacerbating hypoxemic medical conditions (ie, sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary hypertension, platypnea–orthodeoxia, pulmonary arteriovenous malformation, high-altitude pulmonary edema, and exercise desaturation) remains less understood. PFO-mediated hypoxemia occurs when deoxygenated...
Source: Cardiology in Review - Category: Cardiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
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