Study Analysis Rebuts Benefit of Post-Discharge COPD Program Study Analysis Rebuts Benefit of Post-Discharge COPD Program
Researchers found an error that reversed the results of a previously reported trial that found that a post-discharge education and support program for COPD patients reduced subsequent use of acute care.Medscape Medical News
ConclusionsNot only is the number of CD8 + T-cells increased in COPD, these cells have increased capacity to exert effector functions and are likely to contribute to disease pathogenesis. Several mechanisms highlighted show promise for future investigation to consolidate current knowledge.
This study was conducted on a sample of 42 COPD subjects with patient history, COPD assessment test (CAT) and spirometry. 5STST performance time and the number 30s-STST repetitions showed differences of statistical significance in COPD subjects considered to be more symptomatic and in subjects with high risk of future exacerbations. Both STSTs correlated significantly with forced expiratory volume in one second % predicted (FEV1%), CAT, number of acute exacerbations in the past year and number of hospitalized exacerbations in the past year. STST performance correlates significantly with items of the CAT questionnaire that ...
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Respiratory Physiology &NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Vlasios Skopas, Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Nikolaos Trakas, Eleni Papaefstathiou, Charalampos Koufopoulos, Demosthenes Makris, Zoe Daniil, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis
Conclusion: The current study provides the first evidence regarding the status of frailty in older Chinese adults with hypertension.
Authors: Utley C, Gold MH, Hall M Abstract Background/Significance of problem: Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic, inflammatory dermatosis and skin disease that follows a relapsing pattern and requires a dynamic stepwise approach to management.Providers feel comfortable treating chronic disease states with a guided tool or care plan in many chronic diseases.Care plans used in many chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and COPD have demonstrated effectiveness in disease and healthcare provider management.There is an unmet need for a universal AD care plan for providers. Clinical question/project purpos...
Elderly patients with impaired vision, cognitive decline or motor/sensory disturbances of their fingers suffering from chronic-obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) encounter difficulties in handling inhaler de...
Gastrointestinal symptoms are prevalent extrapulmonary systemic manifestations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), but have been rarely studied. We dissected the perturbations in intestinal function in human patients with COPD using comprehensive metabolic and physiological approaches.
ConclusionPressure injuries are common in adult ICU patients. ICU-acquired pressure injuries are associated with mainly intrinsic factors and mortality. Optimal care standards, increased awareness, appropriate resource allocation, and further research into optimal prevention are pivotal to tackle this important patient safety threat.
npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, Published online: 09 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41533-020-00198-5Pragmatic trial on inhaled corticosteroid withdrawal in patients with COPD in general practice
Conditions: COPD; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Interventions: Other: 1-min STS test: adjusted; Other: 1-min STS test: standardized Sponsors: Thomas Riegler; University of Zurich Recruiting