What triggers acute exacerbations of COPD? Why not ask the patient!

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Source: Respirology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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This is the first study to comprehensively measure both anatomical and non ‐anatomical OSA traits during sleep in those with COPD + OSA (Overlap syndrome) and compare them to those with OSA alone. No consistent differences were found between the two groups, while worsened lung function did impact upper airway function and control of breathing. These findings have impli cations towards mechanisms underlying OSA, as well as management of sleep apnea. AbstractOverlap syndrome (OVS) is the concurrence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and is associated with poor outc...
Source: Physiological Reports - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Authors: Akkemik O, Kazaz H, Tamsel S, Dündar N, Sahinalp S, Ellidokuz H Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of digital panoramic radiograph (DPR) for detection of carotid artery calcification (CAC) confirmed by Doppler Ultrasonography (DUSG) and to clarify the relationship between between CAC identified by DPR and cardiovascular events through a 5 year follow-up period. METHODS: Of 3600 consecutive patients examined, 158 patients presented with CAC as detected by DPR. The final study group was composed of 96 patients who had CAC confirmed by DUSG or CT angiogram. The control gro...
Source: Dentomaxillofacial Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Dentomaxillofac Radiol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Varenicline is efficacious and safe for all adult smokers with a range of clinical characteristics. Evidence suggests that approaches offering greater flexibility in timing and duration of treatment may further extend treatment efficacy and clinical reach. PMID: 32050807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
ConclusionsRhythmically-enhanced music may be a useful tool to increase walking distance in Participant's with COPD.
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractAll infective bacterial species need to conquer the innate immune system in order to colonize and survive in their hosts. The human respiratory pathogensHaemophilus influenzae andMoraxella catarrhalis are no exceptions, and have developed sophisticated mechanisms to evade complement ‐mediated killing. Both bacterial species carry lipooligosaccharides preventing complement attacks, and attract and utilize host complement regulators C4b binding protein and Factor H to inhibit the classical and alternative pathways of complement activation, respectively. In addition, the regulat or of the terminal pathway of complem...
Source: FEBS Letters - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
Authors: Daher A, Dreher M Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and coronary artery disease (CAD) not only have smoking as a common risk factor, they also share epidemiological relationships and important mutual effects. There is good evidence to suggest that COPD is highly prevalent but underdiagnosed among CAD patients and vice versa. The symptoms of the two diseases can overlap, making differential diagnosis challenging. This highlights the importance of pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in patients with CAD but also a cardiological assessment in patients with COPD. Chronic obstructive p...
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2020Source: Heart &LungAuthor(s): Nalan Ogan, Ersin Gunay, Berkay Ekici, Ayse Baha, Esen Sayin Gulensoy, E. Eylem Akpinar, Aycan YukselAbstractObjectiveCardiovascular diseases are the most common and important comorbidities in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Literature indicates that there may be a relationship between diagonal earlobe crease (DELC) and coronary artery disease (CAD). Accordingly, the present study aimed to assess the relationship with DELC and cardiac comorbidities in patients with COPD during routine physical examination.Materi...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Discrepancy exists amongst studies investigating the effect of comorbid heart failure (HF) on the morbidity and mortality of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients.
Source: Respiratory Research - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
To evaluate if there is an increase in 6-minute walk distance in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) while walking to rhythmically enhanced music.
Source: Heart and Lung - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2020Source: Pharmacology &TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Kylie B.R. Belchamber, Louise E. DonnellyAbstractChronic pulmonary conditions now account for 1 in 15 deaths in the US and mortality is increasing. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is due to become the 3rd largest cause of mortality by 2030 and mortality from other respiratory conditions such as asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and cystic fibrosis are not reducing. There is an urgent need for novel therapies to address this problem as many of the current strategies targeting inflammation are not sufficient. ...
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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