Medical News Today: Does high altitude affect COPD?

Flying or traveling to high elevations can present difficulties for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Changes in altitude can cause high blood pressure, a lack of oxygen, and other respiratory problems. Planning, adopting coping strategies, and limiting activity can help. Learn more here.
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Publication date: May 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 5Author(s): MyLinh Duong, Shofiqul Islam, Sumathy Rangarajan, Darryl Leong, Om Kurmi, Koon Teo, Kieran Killian, Gilles Dagenais, Scott Lear, Andreas Wielgosz, Sanjeev Nair, Viswanathan Mohan, Prem Mony, Rajeev Gupta, Rajesh Kumar, Omar Rahman, Khalid Yusoff, Johannes Lodewykus du Plessis, Ehimario U Igumbor, Jephat ChifambaSummaryBackgroundThe associations between the extent of forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) impairment and mortality, incident cardiovascular disease, and respiratory hospitalisations are unclear, and how these associations mi...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Disability adjusted life years (DALYs) are a statistical construct used in epidemiology to assess the harms caused by disease, particularly the chronic diseases of aging, as these are by far the greatest burden of disease that is inflicted upon the population as a whole. The costs of aging are huge, however they are measured. It is the greatest single cause of human suffering and death, and the economic effects of this constant destruction of human lives and capabilities are sized to match. The greatest good any of us can do in the world as it stands today is to work towards bringing aging under medical control. D...
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Tobias Dünnwald1†, Hannes Gatterer2†, Martin Faulhaber3, Marjan Arvandi4 and Wolfgang Schobersberger1,5* 1Institute for Sports Medicine, Alpine Medicine &Health Tourism, UMIT – University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tirol, Austria 2Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine, EURAC Research, Bolzano, Italy 3Department of Sport Science, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria 4Institute of Public Health, Medical Decision Making and HTA, Department for Public Health, Medical Decision Making and Health Technology Assessment, UMIT – University f...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Ochsner's system uses data patients collect at home to treat COPD, diabetes and hypertension. " Patients are thirsty for the data, " claims Chief Clinical Transformation Officer Dr. Richard Milani.
Source: Healthcare ITNews Videos - Category: Information Technology Tags: Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) HIMSS19 Source Type: video
This study aimed to explore association between the CSA of small pulmonary vessel and arterial stiffness in healthy male smokers.MethodsWe enrolled 90 male non ‐smokers and 90 male smokers (age: 51.5 ± 9.7 years and 52.1 ± 7.9 years, respectively). All subjects underwent chest computed tomography (CT), pulmonary function test and baPWV measurement. We evaluated the total CSAs less than 5 mm2 using ImageJ software and divided by the total lung area (%CSA
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Carotid intima ‐media thickness (CIMT) is a non‐invasive method assessing atherosclerosis.ObjectiveIt was aimed to determine relationship and survival between COPD and CIMT.MethodsCIMT was measured using Doppler ultrasound(USG) in 668 stable COPD patients at 24 centers. Patients were followed ‐up for two years.ResultsThere were 610 patients who completed the study. There were 200 patients CIMT with
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2019Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and TraumaAuthor(s): Olivia Knoll, Nikita Lakomkin, Michelle S. Shen, Moses Adebayo, Parth Kothari, Ashley C. Dodd, Basem Attum, Nathan Lee, Deepak Chona, Manish K. SethiAbstractBackgroundThe purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors that are significantly associated with hospital length of stay (LOS) following geriatric hip fracture and to use these significant variables to develop a LOS calculator.Materials and methodsThis was a retrospective study examining 614 patients treated for geriatric hip fracture between January ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In a set of large-scale GWAS, we identify evidence of shared genetics between COPD and cardiac traits. PMID: 30940143 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respir Res Source Type: research
We examined changes in the prevalence of chronic health conditions among US-bound refugees originating from Burma resettling over 8  years by the type of living arrangement before resettlement, either in camps (Thailand) or in urban areas (Malaysia). Using data from the required overseas medical exam for 73,251 adult (≥ 18 years) refugees originating from Burma resettling to the United States during 2009–2016, we assesse d average annual percent change (AAPC) in proportion ≥ 45 years and age- and sex-standardized prevalence of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, chronic obstruct...
Source: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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