Therapeutic adherence in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A literature review.

CONCLUSIONS: Despite major therapeutic progress, the essential problems of COPD management remain. While the treatment armamentarium has expanded in recent years, there is still a great deal of work to be done in simplifying treatment regimens, improving the administration of these treatments and motivating patients to be compliant with them. This review also highlights the need for better physician-patient communication. PMID: 31300244 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

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ConclusionSZYQD may regulate the Cholinergic synapse, Th17 cell differentiation, Fluid shear stress and atherosclerosis, Apoptosis, PI3K-Akt signaling pathway, NF-κB signaling pathway, TNF signaling pathway, C-type lectin receptor signaling pathway and so on, to resist oxidation, diminish inflammation, balance proliferation and apoptosis of cells, inhibit vagal excitation in the treatment of COPD.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Lung transplantation is an established therapeutic option for patients with irreversible end-stage pulmonary disease limiting life expectancy and quality of life. Common indications for lung transplantation include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Complications of lung transplantation can be broadly divided etiologically into surgical, infectious, immunologic, or neoplastic. Moreover, specific complications often occur within a certain time interval following surgery, which can be broadly classified as...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
The pathology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and most lung cancers involves the small airway epithelium (SAE), the single continuous layer of cells lining ...
Source: Respiratory Research - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have excess risk of developing pneumonia; however, no definitive biomarkers of risk have been established. We hypothesized that blood neutrophils woul...
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Conclusion: Patients with increasing severity of COPD had a significantly greater serum inflammatory marker level and poorer nutritional status.
Source: Lung India - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder, caused by genetic mutations in CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein. Several reports have indicated the presence of specific fatty acid (FA) alterations in CF patients, most notably decreased levels of plasmatic and tissue docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the precursor of Specialized Pro-resolving Mediators (SPMs). We hypothesized that an imbalance between arachidonic acid (AA)- and DHA-derived products could contribute to the chronic pulmonary inflammation observed in CF subjects. Sputum samples from CF and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) s...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
We read with great interest the article recently published by Aydemir et  al. entitled “Comparison of oxidant/antioxidant balance in COPD and non-COPD smokers”.1
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Conclusions: Comprehensive troubles in living with COPD paradoxically prevents patients' prospect of overcoming a perceived lack of trust in their body during standard pulmonary rehabilitation. Enhancing breath management has a significant impact on COPD patients' trust in own capabilities to improve well-being and health. Future rehabilitation must accommodate COPD patients' troubles by longer-lasting, well-coordinated, individually supportive and more easily accessible programmes. PMID: 31432771 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research
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