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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Condition:   Obstructive Lung Diseases Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Blood sampling, FeNO, bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchoscopic tissue sampling Sponsor:   Heidelberg University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The objective of this study was to evaluate possible predictive factors for exacerbation and re-exacerbation. Methods: In order to predict exacerbation until the next visit based on the knowledge of exacerbation since the last visit, a multistate model described by Therneau and Grambsch was performed. Results: Data of 1,247 patients (60.4% males, 46.6% current smokers) were analyzed, 268 (21.5%) did not fulfill spirometric diagnostic criteria for COPD. Data of 748 patients (63% males, 44.1% current smokers) were available for model analysis. In order to predict exacerbation an extended Cox Model was performed. Me...
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Multidiscip Respir Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsArterial stiffness is greater in patients with an ACE if they have concomitant COPD. These findings can help explain the poorer prognosis of patients with both conditions.ResumenAntecedentes y objetivosLa enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) empeora el pronóstico de los pacientes con un evento coronario agudo (ECA) tratado con intervención coronaria percutánea. Objetivo: evaluar el efecto de la EPOC sobre la rigidez arterial en pacientes con un ECA.MétodosPacientes con un ECA tratado con intervención coronaria percutánea. Al mes se realizó una esp...
Source: Revista Clinica Espanola - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionA voxel-wise longitudinal PRM analytic approach can identify patterns of disease progression in smokers with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
PMID: 30776807 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) suffer from impaired Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). Having an adequate social/emotional support may improve the quality of life of COPD patients. OBJECTIVE: To study the relationships between social/emotional support and HRQoL, depression and disability among patients with COPD. METHODS: We applied a propensity score model using data from a large U.S. population-based health survey to match COPD patients who reported rarely/never receiving social/emotional support with those who received that support. Social/emotion...
Source: Annals of Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Ann Behav Med Source Type: research
We reported adjusted odds ratios (AORs), 95% CIs and p values. We selected output factors using AOR ≥ 2.0 and ≥ 2.5 for modifiable and non‐ modifiable factors respectively. These selected factors were fed into a final model with eventual factors selected based on: threshold AORs as stated above and/or 95% CIs including these AORs.Results326 patients were analysed; 60.7% had hyperoxemia. We found three eventual modifiable factors; first ED SpO2> 95% [AOR 2.62 (95% CIs: 1.61 – 4.33); p
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Condition:   Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Interventions:   Other: Electrical diaphragmatic stimulation;   Other: Inspiratory muscle training;   Other: Conventional physiotherapy Sponsor:   Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre Not yet recruiting
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Evidence is sorely lacking for the value of any over-the-counter remedy to treat most coughs.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Coughs Humidifiers Respiratory Diseases Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Medicine and Health Source Type: news
(University of Surrey) People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) need more support when understanding and acting on new chest symptoms, a study in the journal Psycho-Oncology reports.
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