Should CT be added to criteria for diagnosing COPD?
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CONCLUSION: The increase of miR-7 methylation levels experienced by COPD patients occurs mainly at the expense of the emphysema phenotype, which might contribute to explain the higher incidence of lung cancer in these patients. PMID: 31780284 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: Frailty is common in CRD patients referred to PR and this data suggests pulmonary rehabilitation is effective in CRD irrespective of frailty status.Reference:1 Mittal J Prim Care Community Health 2016;7(1)10-15
Conclusion: A COPD/emphysema based strategy for the selection of LCS candidates is feasible. The prevalence of LC in our high risk cohort was 2.31%. 64% of patients were operable, and median survival at 4 years was 94%.
Introduction: Bronchiectasis has been classified as a comorbidity of COPD patients, associated with frequent exacerbations and severity of airflow limitation. In our study, we investigated the prevalence and characteristics of bronchiectasis in the lung cancer screening (LCS) program.Material and methods: A transversal study was performed. From 2014 until September 2018, 1005 patients were included in our LSC program. Of these, 949 had low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). The subjects met the NLST criteria (age between 55 and 75 who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and are currently smoking or have quit within the past ...
Conclusion: In patients with COPD, we considered that attention to the onset of LC should be paid regardless of the background factors. In patients with COPD, it was effective to perform chest CT once a year for early detection and treatment of LC.
Conclusions: Diagnosis of ILD is an additional benefit to early detection of LC in high-risk smokers. Prevalence of lung cancer in this group is high.
Conclusions: The presence of COPD in surgically resected lung cancer reveals a higher percentage of recurrences, mortality and epidermoid carcinomas. Furthermore, in the emphysema phenotype more second tumors and in chronic bronchitis more recurrences have been found.
In conclusion, visual assessment of emphysema is reliable. Quantitative measurements of LAV950 by the software used in this study were not able to distinguish patients with or without visually detected mild emphysema. Other quantitative methods need to be evaluated for use in large-scale studies.
Conclusions: We report the largest retrospective nationwide cohort of patients hospitalized for CPA. In France, CPA is more commonly associated with COPD, emphysema, lung cancer or fibrosis than with TB. The alarming CPA morbidity and mortality rates observed should justify specific screening for CPA in some CPDs.
Smoke-measuring smart shirts, breath sound analyzing algorithms, and smart inhalers pave the way of pulmonology and respiratory care into the future. As the number of patients suffering from asthma, COPD, or lung cancer due to rising air pollution and steady smoker-levels will unfortunately not decrease any time soon, we looked around what technology can do to help both patients and caregivers. The results are breathtaking. Attacks of breathlessness are too common The diseases which pulmonologists and respiratory care specialists attempt to fight are among the most common conditions in the modern world – and t...