COPD, “Our Biggest Challenge” — Grace Anne Dorney Koppel and Ted Koppel, Social Media, and Innovation
Initial insights from the Stanford Medicine X COPD Challenge reiterate the power of social media to galvanize communities around healthcare predicaments. Last month, Grace Anne Dorney Koppel and her husband —icon of American news—Ted Koppel, learned that there’s nothing quite like presenting a massive health predicament to the passionate Stanford Medicine X (MedX) community. I’m referring, of course, to the 2019 Stanford Medicine X| CHANGE Educational Grand Challenge on COPD. As noted previously, Symplur joined the Challenge and is providing…ContinuedThe postCOPD,“Our Biggest Challenge” — Grace Anne Dorney Koppel and Ted Koppel, Social Media, and Innovation appeared first onSymplur.
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...
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.
Authors: Vandenbos F, Nicolaï C PMID: 31727553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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 ...
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. ...
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Heart &LungAuthor(s): Serdar Kalemci, Aydın Sarıhan, Abdullah Şimşek, Arife Zeybek
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.
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.
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.