Understanding end-stage COPD: Coping strategies for patients and their loved ones

(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a cluster of potentially fatal respiratory conditions. It is marked by breathlessness, inflammation, airway obstruction and significant bronchial damage. Many of the chronic respiratory diseases classified under COPD, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, are primarily caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. However, COPD can also...
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Rev Esp Quimioter. 2021 Sep 17:rodriguez17sep2021. doi: 10.37201/req/125.2021. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCOPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) includes patients with chronic bronchitis and / or emphysema who have in common the presence of a chronic and progressive airflow obstruction, with symptoms of dyspnea and whose natural history is modified by acute episodes of exacerbations. Exacerbation (EACOPD) is defined as an acute episode of clinical instability characterized by a sustained worsening of respiratory symptoms. It is necessary to distinguish a new EACOPD from a previous treatment failure or a relapse. E...
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a progressive group of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, that make it hard to breathe. Millions of people around the globe die each year because of COPD, and nearly 16 million people in the U.S. have a form of the disease. The No. 1 cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking, according to Dr. John Costello, consultant pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London. Watch:…
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The objectives of these future studies must be directed to the development of novel therapeutic approaches and personalized management of COPD.PMID:34477827 | DOI:10.1093/ajcn/nqab267
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Chronic cough is a cough that has lasted for at least 8 weeks. Chronic cough can come from smoking-related lung diseases (eg, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, lung cancer), upper airway cough syndrome, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease, bronchitis, immunodeficiencies, or repeated exposure to inflammation in the body. Initial imaging is done to determine the cause of this persistent cough and provide the correct treatment.
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This article analyzes multiple published series where lung volume reduction surgery has been used in individuals with alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency and their overall outcomes.
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Clin Imaging. 2021 Mar 20;78:136-141. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2021.03.012. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) includes chronic bronchitis, small airways disease, and emphysema. Diagnosis of COPD requires spirometric evidence and may be normal even when small airways disease or emphysema is present. Emphysema increases the risk of exacerbations, and is associated with all-cause mortality and increased risk of lung cancer. We evaluated the prevalence of emphysema in participants with and without a prior history of COPD.METHODS: We reviewed a prospective cohort of 52,726 subjec...
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Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2021 Mar 24. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00048.2021. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of death and a still incurable disease, comprising emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In addition to airflow limitation, COPD patients can suffer from pulmonary hypertension (PH). Doxycycline, an antibiotic from the tetracycline family, in addition to its pronounced antimicrobial activity, acts as a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor and has anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore, doxycycline treatment exhibited a beneficial effect in several p...
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) includes chronic bronchitis, small airways disease, and emphysema. Diagnosis of COPD requires spirometric evidence and may be normal even when small airways disease or emphysema is present. Emphysema increases the risk of exacerbations, and is associated with all-cause mortality and increased risk of lung cancer. We evaluated the prevalence of emphysema in participants with and without a prior history of COPD.
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