Clinical trial diversity data show mismatch between enrollment and disease prevalence, GSK says
A lack of di­ver­si­ty in clin­i­cal tri­als has per­sist­ed de­spite decades of ini­tia­tives to try to turn the tide. In a re­cent re­view of 17 years of clin­i­cal tri­als, drug­mak­er GSK found that there were some mis­match­es be­tween the de­mo­graph­ics of its US-based tri­als and how…#clinicaltrials #gsk #disease #ethnic #blackafrican #censuslevels #copd #asians #vaccinetrials #accountabilityoffice (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DDR show promise for imaging of rotator cuff tears
Dynamic digital radiography (DDR) could be a valuable tool for imaging shoulde...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Commercial x-ray software may improve visualization of catheters DXR reveals lung hyperinflation in patients with COPD Elastography can predict rotator cuff repair success Elastography shows promise for rotator cuff tears MRI pinpoints shoulder stiffness from rotator cuff tears (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 3, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chronic lung disease responds to hyaluronan in NIEHS-led study
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2021/3/feature/2-feature-hyaluronan/thumb908554.jpg?itok=gaVlthUs" /><br /><p>Naturally produced by the body, hyaluronan represents a new class of treatment to improve lung health in patients with severe COPD.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Hospital Frailty Risk Score Not Up to Snuff for Patients With COPD Exacerbation
(MedPage Today) -- Use of the population-based Hospital Frailty Risk Score (HFRS) may misclassify frailty in hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation compared with use of the beside Clinical Frailty Scale... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 2, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

BUN/ALB Ratio Predicts Mortality in Acute COPD Exacerbations BUN/ALB Ratio Predicts Mortality in Acute COPD Exacerbations
Find out what blood urea nitrogen and serum albumin levels could tell us about the in-hospital and 90-day prognosis of patients with acute exacerbations of COPD.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on incidence of long-term conditions in Wales: a population data linkage study, BJGP
Study (n=2,257,992) suggests a potential backlog of undiagnosed patients across multiple long-term conditions& a GP practice of 10,000 might have over 400 such patients, with largest relative deficit in COPD followed by depression, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, anxiety& asthma (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COPD Patients at Higher Risk of Death 1 Year After Surgery COPD Patients at Higher Risk of Death 1 Year After Surgery
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are 26% more likely to die after elective surgery and to incur increased healthcare costs, compared with peers without the condition, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

COPD Patients Have Lower Survival, Increased Costs After Surgery
TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2023 -- Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) undergoing elective surgery have lower survival and increased costs in the year following surgery, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in CMAJ, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 17, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgery Brings Added Risks to People With COPD
TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2023 -- Major surgery is a challenge for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), raising their odds of death within a year by 61%, new research shows. The researchers also found these patients incurred 13% higher... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Healthcare Inequalities: Access to NHS prescribing and exemption schemes in England
Report examines overall prescribing, uptake of prescription exemption schemes and prescribing patterns noting that more medications are prescribed for COPD, hypertension,& severe mental illness in the most deprived 20% of the national population (Core20) vs non-Core20 population. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy for Advanced NSCLC With Comorbid COPD Immunotherapy for Advanced NSCLC With Comorbid COPD
For advanced NSCLC patients with comorbid COPD, immunotherapy could be considered as a treatment option, but with caution.Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

COPD: New, Simplified Treatment Guidelines COPD: New, Simplified Treatment Guidelines
Dr Neil Skolnik reviews the new GOLD guidelines for management of COPD.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Comorbidities and the Prognosis of COPD Comorbidities and the Prognosis of COPD
At a recent conference, experts discussed the benefits that strict control of comorbidities can have for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Exacerbation History Found Flawed as COPD Risk Predictor Exacerbation History Found Flawed as COPD Risk Predictor
Exacerbation history alone wasn ' t as effective as risk-prediction models for predicting exacerbation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Sleep quality and self-reported symptoms of anxiety and depression are associated with physical activity in patients with severe COPD - Neale CD, Christensen PE, Dall C, Ulrik CS, Godtfredsen N, Hansen H.
Sleep quantity, quality and symptoms of depression or anxiety potentially affect the level of daily physical activity (PAL) and plausibly counteracts benefits from pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Their collective impact on PAL is sparsely investigated, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news