Vaping Could Up Risks for Asthma, COPD and Other Lung Diseases

MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 -- As if the news on vaping wasn't bad enough, a new study suggests that e-cigarette users are also at significantly higher risk of chronic lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and COPD. Those risks rose even...
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Source: The Journal of Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: J Physiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Probable ACO is associated with WTC exposures. Further study of ACO is needed to understand the development of this and other environmentally or occupationally-related airway diseases, and how to prevent these in disasters like 9/11. PMID: 32930623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Lung cancer is a common malignancy worldwide, and risk factors include bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, smoking, and air pollution. These are also risk factors for spontaneous pneumothorax, a benign disease. We hypothesized that patients who experience a spontaneous pneumothorax have a greater risk to develop lung cancer, and designed a study to determine if this is so. We used the population-based Taiwan Health Insurance Research Database to perform a retrospective cohort study. The database includes more than 99% of the population of Taiwan. We established a 27,405-person pneumothorax cohort and a 109,620 person compar...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Influenza vaccination is the most effective way to prevent influenza. Few studies on its rate were reported throughout China and for populations with chronic diseases. An estimation of the rates in China was accomplished. METHODS: All data were from a national cross-sectional survey of a sample representing the population aged 40 years or older in mainland China in 2014-15. A total of 74,484 individuals with complete self-reported influenza vaccination status were analyzed in 2018-19. RESULTS: The overall influenza vaccination rate was 2.4% (95% CI 1.4-3.3) with 1.7% (95% CI 1...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
ConclusionsUse of e-cigarettes is an independent risk factor for respiratory disease in addition to combustible tobacco smoking. Dual use, the most common use pattern, is riskier than using either product alone.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This study actually does support the harm reduction potential of e-cigarettes,” says Andy Tan, an assistant professor of population sciences at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who has studied e-cigarettes. “Yes, vaping is associated with about 29% to 31% higher odds of subsequent lung disease within two to three years than not vaping—but compare this with the 156% higher odds of using combustible tobacco than not smoking.” For the purposes of the study, Glantz and his co-author combined four conditions—chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema and asthma—in...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes embargoed study Lung Disease Research vaping Source Type: news
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]
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research
ravitlles M Abstract BACKGROUND: Control has been proposed as a dynamic tool that can capture changes in the clinical status of patients with COPD. METHOD: Prospective, multicenter, observational study aimed to compare changes in control over a 3-month period with changes in risk level, GOLD A-D categories and clinical phenotype (non-exacerbator, asthma-COPD overlap, exacerbator with emphysema or with chronic bronchitis). Control was defined as the presence of low clinical impact, assessed according to the degree of dyspnea, use of rescue medication, physical activity and sputum color, and clinical stability ...
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
Introduction: Nutritional status change in chronic respiratory diseases (CPD) in terms of fat tissue and skeletal muscles. Overweight pts have better prognosis than cachectic pts. Preserving skeletal muscles is essential for maintaining exercise capacity. First time to ultrasonographically assess peritoneal fat (PF), mid-thigh fat (MTF) and mid-thigh muscles (MTM) in chronic respiratory pts.Objectives: If any correlation between PF, MTF and MTM in a lot of 125 consecutive chronic respiratory pts.Methods: 125 chronic respiratory pts (mean age 63.72; SD 13.87; M 60/48%; F 65/52%; IPF 54/43.2%; COPD 34/27.2%; chronic bronchit...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Source Type: research
Introduction: Chronic respiratory patients exhibit more dyspnoea in supine vs sitting position. One of the possible contributors is changing in tracheal diameter (TD).Objectives: To find out if changes in TD might be one of the causes of dyspnoea in supine and which antropometric or behavioural factors might intervene.Methods: A group of consecutive 206 pts (M 85/41.3%, F 121/58.7%; mean age 63.50, SD 13.53; IPF 96/46.6%, COPD 46/22.3%, chronic bronchitis 25/12.1%, asthma 10/4.9%; emphysema 10/4.9% and others) was assessed for body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), thyroid disease, smoking and alcohol intake. End...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Source Type: research
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