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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Conclusions: Treadmill aerobic training protects diaphragm muscle wasting induced by cigarette smoke exposure involving upregulation of antioxidant genes and downregulation of matrix metalloproteinases. PMID: 29789801 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to investigate the relation between PMA and mortality in all age groups in intensive care unit (UNIT). Materials and Method: The study consists of 362 consecutive patients. The demographic characteristics of patients, indications for ICU hospitalization, laboratory parameters, and clinical parameters consist of mortality and length of stay, and surgery history was obtained from intensive care archive records. Results: The mean age was 61.2 ± 18.2 years, and the percentage of female was 33.3%. The mean duration of stay was 10.3 ± 24.4 days. Exitus ratio, partial healing, and h...
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Authors: Eapen MS, Myers S, Lu W, Tanghe C, Sharma P, Sohal SS PMID: 29781727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Biomarkers - Category: Research Tags: Biomarkers Source Type: research
Palliative care is a proven approach to enhance quality of life and care both for people with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) [1] and those with lung cancer [2], and it is encouraged to start palliative care early in the disease trajectory [3, 4]. Similar symptoms occur in both diseases, such as pain, insomnia, fatigue, low mood and dyspnoea [5], with a study reporting even worse physical and emotional functioning for COPD than for lung cancer [6]. These symptoms signal palliative care needs [6], and require treatment focused on symptom management and psychosocial support for more than just the terminal...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: Research letters Source Type: research
Blood eosinophil count in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with higher exacerbation rate and favourable response to corticosteroids; however, frequent exacerbations and use of inhaled corticosteroids could elevate pneumonia risk. We tested the hypothesis that high blood eosinophil counts are associated with high risk of pneumonia in individuals with severe COPD from the general population. We included 7180 individuals with COPD from the Copenhagen General Population Study, including 643 with forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1)
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: COPD and smoking Original Articles: COPD Source Type: research
Theophylline, a dimethylxanthine, has been used the last 100 years to treat airway disease. Although it is one of the most widely prescribed medicines to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) throughout the years, the utilisation patterns are not well-described.
Source: Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex inflammatory condition in which an important extra-pulmonary manifestation is cardiovascular disease. We hypothesized that COPD patients would have inc...
Source: Respiratory Research - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2018 Source:Pharmacological Research, Volume 133 Author(s): Pierachille Santus, Dejan Radovanovic, Susanna Mascetti, Alessia Pauletti, Vincenzo Valenti, Marco Mantero, Alberto Papi, Marco Contoli Peripheral airway inflammation and dysfunction are key elements in the pathogenesis of COPD. The exhaled alveolar fraction of nitric oxide (CANO) is an indirect biomarker of lung peripheral inflammation. We tested whether inhaled long-acting bronchodilators (LABA) can affect CANO and we evaluated correlations with lung mechanics in patients with COPD. Two-centre, randomised, double blind, crossover study in...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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