Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its associated factors among adults in Abeshge District, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the major public health problems worldwide. Despite an increasing burden of COPD in the world, it is often a neglected disease in low income countries and...
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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Authors: Tosoni A, Paratore M, Piscitelli P, Addolorato G, De Cosmo S, Mirijello A, Internal Medicine Sepsis Study Group Abstract Procalcitonin (PCT) is a circulating polypeptide produced in response to bacterial infections. Studies conducted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) setting have demonstrated its utility as a biomarker of bacterial infection and sepsis. Thus, PCT is widely used to distinguish between sepsis and SIRS, and to guide antibiotic therapy. At present sepsis represents a frequent diagnosis among patients admitted to Internal Medicine (IM) departments. Basing on the knowledge derived from ICU studie...
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
We describe the potential benefits of existing asthma and COPD therapies in treating ACO patients, and the value of a “treatable traits” approach to ACO management. Throughout the review, we highlight some of the pressing, unanswered questions surrounding ACO that are relevant to the clinical community. Ultimately, addressing these questions is necessary if we are to improve clinical outcomes for this complex and heterogenous patient population.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Authors: Vandenbos F, Nicolaï C PMID: 31727553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
ConclusionOur study indicates RA-ILD among Blacks is predominantly a disease of elderly females with higher rates of GERD and CVD risk factors. Further studies are needed to identify the pathogenetic differences accounting for the gender distribution of RA-ILD among Black and White populations.Key Points•First study to assess ILD among predominantly Black RA patients.•The prevalence of RA-associated ILD was 6.36%, affecting mostly women in their sixth decade with seropositive disease.•COPD was the most common airway disease among non-RA-ILD Black population.•GERD was found in approximately one-third of ...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Objectives: Upper airway injury is a recognized complication of prolonged endotracheal intubation, yet little attention has been paid to the consequences of laryngeal injury and functional impact. The purpose of our study was to prospectively define the incidence of acute laryngeal injury and investigate the impact of injury on breathing and voice outcomes. Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: Tertiary referral critical care center. Patients: Consecutive adult patients intubated greater than 12 hours in the medical ICU from August 2017 to May 2018 who underwent laryngoscopy within 36 hours of extubation. ...
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Heart &LungAuthor(s): Serdar Kalemci, Aydın Sarıhan, Abdullah Şimşek, Arife Zeybek
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
In 2001, a doctor diagnosed Grace Anne Dorney Koppel with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, telling her she had just three to five years left to live.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In conclusion, increased time-updated RHR is associated with higher mortality in COPD independent of oth er predictors and superior to baseline RHR. Increased RHR is linked to lung function, comorbidities and medication. Whether RHR is an effective treatment target in COPD, needs to be proven in controlled trials.
Source: Clinical Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Malnutrition, frailty, physical frailty, and disability are common conditions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Insight in the coexistence and relations between these conditions may provide information on the nature of the relationship between malnutrition and frailty. Such information may help to identify required interventions to improve the patient ’s health status. We therefore aimed to explore whether malnutrition, frailty, physical frailty, and disability coexist in patients with COPD at the start of pulmonary rehabilitation.
Source: Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a prototype wireless, flexible oxygen sensor the size of a band aid. The device can be stuck to the skin and can wirelessly monitor blood oxygen levels and transmit data through the intern...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Materials Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
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