Albuminuria Linked to Incident Lung Function Decline
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 -- Albuminuria is associated with incident lung function decline and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online Sept. 28 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care...
Might the risk of acute COPD exacerbations differ between biomass smoke and tobacco smoke exposure? In what ways?BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Publication date: Available online 19 May 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Md. Samsuzzaman, Md. Sahab Uddin, Muhammad Ajmal Shah, Bijo MathewAbstractAirway mucin overproduction is the hallmark risk factor of asthma, which is associated with the reduction of lung function. An aberrant mucin expression is responsible for airway obstruction due to its high viscous characteristics. Among the mucins discovered, MUC5AC is the prime mucin of airway epithelia. Nowadays, mucins induced asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are a great concern all over the world. This review focuses on the effects of natural com...
The device is being trialled on NHS patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung conditions including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
CONCLUSION: To our knowledge this is the first study comparing the levels of protein and mRNA in the serum material of HGF, c-MET, EGF and EGFR parameters in lung cancer patients' blood samples. Further prospective studies with more participants for better understanding of mechanism and effect for HGF and c-MET inhibitors in lung cancer will help us to identify of these biomarkers role for guiding us to sellect individualized itargeted therapies. PMID: 31104010 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Condition: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Interventions: Combination Product: High-flow oxygen therapy (HFOT); Combination Product: Low-flow oxygen therapy (LFOT) Sponsors: University of Zurich; National Center of Cardiology and Internal Medicine, Kyrgyzstan Recruiting
The Clinical Respiratory Journal, EarlyView.
Heart failure (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are leading causes of death worldwide. Their prevalence is estimated as 1 –3% of the general population and 5–10% of adults, respectively ; these conditions often coexist, because smoking is a common risk factor, and low-grade systemic inflammation is a shared pathogenic mechanism. Prevalence estimates of comorbid HF and COPD vary widely according to cohort selecti on, age, risk factor exposure, and diagnostic criteria. When systematically employing spirometry, COPD was diagnosed in 36% of patients hospitalized for HF  and in 30% of stable HF patients .
Authors: Bick I, Dowding D Abstract Nearly one million Medicare home health care beneficiaries are hospitalized annually of which one-quarter are considered preventable. Older hospitalized patients are at risk for nosocomial complications and poorer outcomes and incur higher health care costs. This paper reports the results of a systematic review of 28 studies on hospitalization risk factors of older home health care patients. It found that males, Blacks, and non-Asian minorities are at greater hospitalization risk. Factors associated with higher risk included skin ulcers, psychiatric conditions, dyspnea/COPD, card...
ConclusionsThe low lead level today means more effect of COPD on the occurrence of heart attack and stroke. More studies required to understand the pathways of the association of COPD, CVD and lead due to their shared risk factors.