Clinical Characteristics and Burden of Illness among Adolescent and Adult Patients with Severe Asthma by Asthma Control: the IDEAL Study.
Conclusions: In IDEAL, one-fifth of patients with SA were controlled, based on symptoms. Uncontrolled, exacerbating SA was associated with specific comorbidities, frequent exacerbations, lower lung function, and compromised HRQoL, although inference from this analysis is limited by the selective cross-sectional nature of the cohort. Nonetheless, these data highlight the need for more effective precision treatments in this population. PMID: 31874051 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) will become the 3rd leading cause of death worldwide in 2020 and is currently the 3rd leading cause of hospital readmissions in the US. In October 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced penalties followed by bundle payments for care improvement initiates in patients hospitalized with an acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). Fragmented care across settings cause readmissions for COPD. A patient-tailored case management initiative mitigated 30-day hospital readmissions at Sub-Acute Rehabilitation (SAR) centers.
Even patients with mild COPD exacerbations can benefit from antibiotics and systemic corticosteroids, a systematic review and meta-analysis suggests.Medscape Medical News
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2020Source: The Lancet Diabetes &EndocrinologyAuthor(s): Martin Reincke
ConclusionAcute macular neuroretinopathy can complicate intraocular TB. Tuberculosis should be kept as one of the differential diagnosis in patients with AMN. Prognosis is generally good in patients of ocular TB presenting with retinal vascular occlusions.
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH With a holistic mind-body approach to treating chronic back pain and COPD, Kaia Health is a digital therapeutics startup gaining a lot of attention from some really big players, including Optum Ventures (the venture arm of U.S. health insurance giant United Healthcare) which recently made an $8M follow-on investment to the startup’s Series A. What makes Kaia standout in a crowded field of digital health solutions focused on chronic pain? CEO Konstantin Mehl points to their proprietary tech, which uses a smartphone camera to provide real-time corrections to patients as they complete t...
Authors: Manavi KR, Alston-Mills BP, Thompson MP Abstract Tobacco usage kills more than 8 million people a year. Approximately 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use, while approximately 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. About 200 million of the world's one billion smokers are women and usage among women is increasing in some countries. Nicotine from smoking tobacco, specifically its metabolite cotinine, has negative effects on human health causing lung cancer, COPD and non-respiratory problems. Over a billion people worldwide are Vitamin D defici...
Condition: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (13645005) Intervention: Other: Advancing Patient Experience (APEX) in COPD Sponsors: Optimum Patient Care; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical Company (BI); DARTNet Institute; American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network (AAFP NRN); The Respiratory Effectiveness Group (REG) Enrolling by invitation
Condition: COPD Intervention: Other: Web Platform Sponsor: Université de Sherbrooke Not yet recruiting
This study pointed out that age-dependent decline in bone density may mask hyponatremia-induced bone loss. Multiple independent retrospective studies, epidemiological studies, and prospective clinical studies have since confirmed and extended our findings, reporting evidence for increased bone fractures and increased mortality in patients with hyponatremia. Cell culture studies have elucidated some of the adaptive mechanisms by which low extracellular fluid [Na+] increases osteoclast formation and bone resorbing activity, thereby liberating stored sodium from the bone matrix. Studies on older SIAD rats indicated that the d...