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

Increasing frequency, severity of acute COPD exacerbations tied with risk for death
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Conclusions Clinicians should consider patient age and history of stroke, peripheral vascular disease, or anxiety/panic disorders when optimizing a lower limb prosthesis users' mobility because these variables may be predictive of modest but clinically meaningful decreased prosthetic mobility. By contrast, common comorbid health conditions such as arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, and diabetes do not seem predictive of decreased mobility among lower limb prosthesis users.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
This study will be carried out in Nepal, Peru and Uganda, three distinct LMIC settings.Methods/designWe aim to assess the diagnostic accuracy of a simple questionnaire with and without PEF to case-find COPD (GECo1), and examine the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and implementation of a community-health-worker-supported self-management Action Plan strategy for managing exacerbations of COPD (GECo2). To achieve the first aim, we will enrol a randomly selected sample of up to 10,500 adults aged ≥ 40 years across our three sites, with the goal to enrol 240 participants with moderate-to-severe COPD in to ...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
A medical technology company out of Alpharetta has acquired Tampa-based Regenerative Medicine Solutions LLC, a biomedical services company in an all-stock transaction. Medovex Corp. was formed to acquire and develop a portfolio of medical tech products and services with disruptive characteristics, the statement said. RMS manages Lung Health Institute, which specializes in cellular therapies to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other chronic lung di sorders. Bill Horne, and founder…
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A medical technology company out of Alpharetta, Georgia has acquired Tampa-based Regenerative Medicine Solutions LLC, a biomedical services company in an all-stock transaction. Medovex Corp. (OTCQB: MDVX) was formed to acquire and develop a portfolio of medical tech products and services with disruptive characteristics, the statement said. RMS manages Lung Health Institute, which specializes in cellular therapies to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other c hronic lung disorders. Bill…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Source Type: news
ConclusionsBlack males undergoing radical cystectomy for cancer experienced higher complication rates than white males. Unexplained differences between the black and white males significantly contributed to the disparity in outcomes, which suggests that unmeasured factors, such as the quality of surgical or perioperative care, are playing a considerable role in the observed inequality.Supplement informationThis article is part of a supplement entitled African American Men's Health: Research, Practice, and Policy Implications, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are independent risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and their coexistence is known as overlap syndrome (OS). Endothelial dysfunction is the initial stage of CVD; however, underlying mechanisms linking OS and CVD are not well understood. The aim of this study was to explore whether OS can lead to more severe inflammation and endothelial apoptosis by promoting endothelial dysfunction, and to assess the intervention effects of antioxidant tempol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Wistar rats (n=66) were exposed to normal oxyg...
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, Ahead of Print.
Source: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
There is a need to increase and maintain physical activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We assessed 12-month efficacy and effectiveness of the Urban Training intervention on physical activity in COPD patients. This randomised controlled trial (NCT01897298) allocated 407 COPD patients from primary and hospital settings 1:1 to usual care (n=205) or Urban Training (n=202). Urban Training consisted of a baseline motivational interview, advice to walk on urban trails designed for COPD patients in outdoor public spaces and other optional components for feedback, motivation, information and suppo...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: COPD Source Type: research
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) causes great misery to those afflicted. While it would be nice to think that a cure is near at hand, this remains only a distant dream. Symptom relief is the best we can do for the time being. We look for therapies to provide important patient-centred benefits such as improved exercise tolerance, reduced dyspnoea and better health-related quality of life. When we consider available therapies, we might consider comparing the magnitude of benefits of bronchodilators with those of pulmonary rehabilitation. A recent informal comparison of these benefits gleaned from meta-analyses in...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Editorials Source Type: research
The rib cage, lungs, and thoracic muscles cooperatively contribute to the pulmonary function. Since the rib cage mobility is a key factor in the respiratory motion partly in relation with spine deformity, analysis of the rib cage motion has received considerable attention and its importance was pointed out especially on the patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Gilmartin and Gibson, 1986), kyphosis (Culham et  al., 1994), scoliosis (Tanaka et al., 2015), and so on. Clinically available systems for accurate rib cage motion analysis are required for diagnosis of these patients.
Source: Medical Image Analysis - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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