Peak Inspiratory Flow Rates in Patients With COPD

Condition:   COPD Intervention:   Other: Home PIFR monitoring with InCheck Dial Sponsor:   Michael (Brad) Drummond, MD, MHS Recruiting
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Chronic heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often coexist and present clinicians with diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Beta-blockers are a cornerstone of CHF treatment, in patients with a low ejection fraction, while beta-agonists are utilized for COPD. These 2 therapies exert opposing pharmacological effects. COPD patients are at an increased risk of mortality from cardiovascular events. In addition to CHF, beta-blockers are used in a number of cardiovascular conditions because of their cardioprotective properties as well as their mortality benefit. However, there is reluctance among...
Source: Cardiology in Review - Category: Cardiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Both low and high Hgb levels were associated with an increased risk of death from various causes, and some diseases showed different patterns according to sex. PMID: 31795616 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionThese results add robust evidence to an increased odds of osteoporosis and fractures in COPD. Fractures in the COPDG occurred at higher BMD values than expected, suggesting that COPD may be an independent marker of fracture risk, reinforcing a need for regular osteoporosis screening with BMD measurement and prophylaxis of fractures in patients with this disorder.
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Chang-Fu Kuo, Patricia B. Burns, Jung-Sheng Chen, Lu Wang, Kevin C. ChungAbstractObjective: The purpose of the study is to investigate the risk of preventable hospitalization among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).Methods: We identified 11,852 incident RA patients and 59,260 age-, sex-, and index year-matched controls from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database. Index date was the RA diagnosis date for cases, which was assigned to their matched controls. The odds ratios (OR) of preventable hospitalizations between RA patients...
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
It was on November 21st that I was last in Copenhagen, not to have some of that famous Æbleflæsk but to moderate an OECD event. I was tasked to challenge health ministers and other policy makers about the impact of advanced technologies on patients’ lives and what regulations would facilitate these changes. It was encouraging to see country leaders take a positive stance towards digital health and to hear about concrete examples as to how they are implementing technology to modify their local healthcare landscape. This experience served as an inspiration to write this article. In it we will highli...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Healthcare Policy digital health Medicine technology healthcare design Source Type: blogs
Authors: Gupta V, Redkar N, Jena A Abstract Introduction: The significant increase of life expectancies over the last few decades, has lead to a major change in the morbidity and mortality profile of elders. Heart Failure (HF) is predominantly a disorder of the elderly with rates increasing exponentially with time. Material and Methods: The Observational and prospective study was conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital. The study included all patients>60 years of age diagnosed as acute heart failure as per Boston Criteria. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were excluded. Patients wer...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Suissa S Abstract A traditional principle of the randomized controlled trial is that the p-value comparing treatment groups should be computed from the simple crude data. This assumes that the size of the study is sufficiently large for an accurate and precise estimation of the difference between groups. There are situations where the accuracy and precision of the study can be improved by statistical adjustment for baseline covariates, including when the outcome is continuous and available at baseline. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend covariate adjust...
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research
In conclusion, COPD patients with the abovementioned risk factors should have their therapy more intensely monitored for pDDIs.
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionThe inclusion of a protocol of functional physical training in the training conventionally performed by patients with COPD as an alternative to increase PADL and functionality may provide subsidies for the treatment of these patients, representing an advance and impacting on the physical training of patients with COPD.Trial registrationBrazilian Clinical Trials Registry (ReBEC) ID:RBR-3zmh3r. Registered: March 7, 2018.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsThis study revealed that loss of teeth in adults aged ≥ 40 years was associated with COPD.
Source: International Dental Journal - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Scientific Research Report Source Type: research
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