Number of COPD Events Over One Year Predicts Rate of Future Events

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- The frequency of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPDs) in a single year predicts the long-term rate of AECOPDs, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory...
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Early diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often leads to a better outlook. People who recognize the first symptoms, which may include blood in the mucus, excessive mucus, and shortness of breath, should see a doctor. Learn more about the early symptoms of COPD here.
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CONCLUSION: Our case report supports the potential use of anti-IL-5 therapy for remission of patients with CEP with recurrent relapses. Whether, it would also be an effective initial therapy might also be an area that deserves future investigation. PMID: 30444149 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Conditions:   Moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease;   Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Intervention:   Other: Adherence to wearing a Spire wearable health monitor Sponsor:   Spire, Inc. Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive Interventions:   Drug: Salbutamol (Ventolin®);   Drug: Tiotropium Bromide (Spiriva®);   Drug: Salmeterol / fluticasone (Seretide®);   Drug: YCC capsule;   Drug: BL capsule Sponsors:   Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine;   Jiangsu Famous Medical Technology Co., Ltd. Recruiting
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COPD is not contagious. It is a group of progressive diseases caused by lung damage that can get worse over time. Learn more about how COPD develops and why here.
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The objective of our study was thus to investigate the incidence and prognostic impact of PPM after TAVI.MethodsOur analysis included 613 TAVI patients in whom the indexed effective orifice area (iEOA) after TAVI was obtained in vivo using echocardiography. Prosthesis sizing was guided by pre-procedural ECG-gated computed tomography. Based on VARC-2 established criteria for significant PPM (iEOA  ≤ 0.85 cm2/m2 in the setting of BMI  
Source: Clinical Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundHelicobacter pylori (HP) is a spiral, gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that colonises the human gastric mucosa and is associated with gastrointestinal and extragastrointestinal disorders. Since no data are yet available on HP infection in lung transplant patients, we evaluated the prevalence and impact of HP infection in a population of such patients.MethodsSixty-seven lung transplant patients were enrolled in the study (35 females and 32 males, age 48.4  ± 13.3 years), 54 underwent bilateral and 13 single lung transplant. Serum antibodies against HP and CagA were assayed...
Source: Lung - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions Short-term normocapnic hyperpnea training added to standard exercise, compared with exercise training alone, improves respiratory muscle endurance and strength but not exercise tolerance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
The objective of the article is to identify clusters of patients with COPD according to factors known to be associated with mortality and to verify whether clusters' assignment is associated with 2-year mortality. Patients ( n = 141) were evaluated by bioelectrical impedance, maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), one-repetition maximum test of the quadriceps femoris (1RMQF) and BODE index (body mass index; airflow obstruction (spirometry); dyspnea (modified Medical Research Council scale); and exercise capacity (6-minute walk test (6MWT) distance). Vital status was retrospectively checked 2 years after the assessments, and t...
Source: Chronic Respiratory Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chron Respir Dis Source Type: research
Abstract Pain is a significant problem in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is associated with other symptoms, worse health status and lower functional status. Not much is known about pain in unstable disease. The primary aim of the present study is to investigate prevalence, characteristics and relationships of pain in patients with COPD hospitalized for an acute exacerbation (AECOPD) and indicated for post-acute pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). This cross-sectional observational study included 149 patients (mean age 70.8 (±7.9) years, 49% male, mean forced expiratory volume in one seco...
Source: Chronic Respiratory Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chron Respir Dis Source Type: research
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