Increased mortality and ICD therapies in ischemic versus non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy patients with cardiac resynchronization having survived until first device replacement.

Conclusions: The clinical course of patients with ICM and DCM treated with CRT-D differs significantly during long-term follow-up, with increased mortality and incidence of ICD therapies in ICM patients. PMID: 31360179 [PubMed]
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research

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Authors: da Silva Araújo NP, de Matos NA, Leticia Antunes Mota S, Farias de Souza AB, Dantas Cangussú S, Cunha Alvim de Menezes R, Silva Bezerra F Abstract Cigarette smoke is highly toxic and is a major risk factor for airway inflammation, oxidative stress, and decline in lung function-the starting points for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Quercetin is a potent dietary antioxidant that displays anti-inflammatory activities. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of quercetin on reducing the redox imbalance and inflammation induced by short-term cigarette smoke exposure. In vitro, 2...
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to test the value of adding a maximal inspiratory manoeuvre to basic spirometry to differentiate COPD and BA. One hundred forty-three COPD patients and 142 BA patients had measurements of maximal inspiratory and expiratory flow during routine spirometry. Parameters from these tests were used to assess diagnostic accuracy using receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) analyses followed by logistic regression. The association of two independent parameters were analyzed using linear regression analyses. Results show that forced expiratory volume in one second/forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC%)
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research
Authors: Karle E, Patel TP, Zweig J, Krvavac A Abstract Inhaled medications play a pivotal role in the management of COPD and asthma. Provider knowledge and ability to teach various devices is paramount as poor inhaler technique directly correlates with worse disease control. The goal of our survey was to assess the knowledge and comfort level with various inhaled devices among providers involved in patient inhaler education. We constructed a 20-question survey consisting of a five-question Likert scale-based comfort assessment and a 15-question multiple-choice inhaler knowledge test that was distributed both inter...
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Authors: Torres-Sánchez I, Ortiz-Rubio A, Cabrera-Martos I, Granados-Santiago M, López-Torres I, Valenza MC Abstract BACKGROUND: Growing evidence demonstrates the negative health impact of physical inactivity. Our aim was to examine the influence of previous-year physical activity (PA) on the cognition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients during exacerbation. METHODS: Observational study. One hundred and fifty-one patients with COPD exacerbation were recruited over a period of 3 years and divided in 2 groups according to their previous activity level. Sociodemographic, anthropo...
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research
In conclusion, COPD patients demonstrate a low level of adherence to pharmacotherapy. Adherence is adversely affected by sociodemographic (older age, female gender, being single, and professionally inactive) and clinical factors (more frequent hospitalizations, perception of poor well-being, disordered sleep and daily functioning, and a higher GOLD stage). PMID: 32239444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Impulse Dynamics, based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, has developed the Optimizer system, a device designed to improve myocardial contractility in patients with heart failure. The system is intended to improve the quality of life of heart failure patien...
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