Extra ‐respiratory symptoms in patients hospitalized for a COPD exacerbation: Prevalence, clinical burden and their impact on functional status

In conclusion, the burden of extra‐respiratory symptoms in patients with hospitalized for a COPD exacerbatio n is significant and impact significantly on health/functional status.
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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In conclusion the burden of extra respiratory symptoms in patients with hospitalized for a COPD exacerbation is significant and impact significantly on health/functional status.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Abstract Adenosine is a purine nucleoside, responsible for the regulation of a wide range of physiological and pathophysiological conditions by binding with four G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), namely A1, A2A, A2B and A3 adenosine receptors (ARs). In particular, A1 AR is ubiquitously present, mediating a variety of physiological processes throughout the body, thus represents a promising drug target for the management of various pathological conditions. Agonists of A1 AR are found to be useful for the treatment of atrial arrhythmia, angina, type-2 diabetes, glaucoma, neuropathic pain, epilepsy, depression and ...
Source: Epilepsy Curr - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
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Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research
Yafei Tan1,2, Omer Van den Bergh2, Jiang Qiu1* and Andreas von Leupoldt2* 1Faculty of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing, China 2Health Psychology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Dyspnea is a prevalent interoceptive sensation and the aversive cardinal symptom in many cardiorespiratory diseases as well as in mental disorders. Especially the unpredictability of the occurrence of dyspnea episodes has been suggested to be highly anxiety provoking for affected patients. Moreover, previous studies demonstrated that unpredictable exteroceptive stimuli increased self-reports and electrophysiological responses of an...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
In a blog post last week, I shared an excerpt from the new book that Paul Cerrato and I just completed,The Transformative Power of Mobile Medicine. Here is a second excerpt from Chapter 3,  “Exploring the Strengths and Weaknesses of Mobile Health Apps.”Even patients who are fully engaged in their own care still need access to medical apps they can trust. The IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science has performed a detailed analysis of the clinical evidence supporting mobile health apps, rating their maturity and relative quality. Its rating scale places a single observational study near the bottom of th...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - Category: Information Technology Source Type: blogs
This study is part of a longitudinal observational study of COPD patients to examine the biological causes and functional consequences of depression. Fatigue was measured by the Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire. Influencing factors included physiological (lung function, dyspnea, 6-minute walk distance (6MWD), exacerbation, C-reactive protein (CRP), and hand grip strength), psychological (depression, anxiety, and pain), and behavioral (smoking, drinking, patient activation, and social support).Results: The baseline data included 294 COPD patients (80% men and mean age of 68 years). Unadjusted analyses showed patients with ...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Source Type: research
Introduction: Many individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) report suffering from chronic pain, which is often underestimated by physicians. It could affect the patient’s quality of life.Aims and objectives: To determine common origins of chronic pain in individuals with COPD, its impact on their quality of life and its contribution to the emergence of anxiety and depression symptoms.Methods: A cross-sectional study of male individuals with COPD was conducted at the Pneumology Department of Hedi Chaker Hospital in Sfax (Tunisia) between January 10 and February 10 2018. Dyspnea severity was strati...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Source Type: research
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Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research
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Source: Shield My Senior - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs
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