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International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Tara Ballav Adhikari, Dinesh Neupane, Per Kallestrup
Background: COPD is a globally significant public health problem and is the second leading cause of mortality. This study presents the health burden of COPD in Nepal using the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study 2016 dataset. Methods: This study used the data from the GBD repository presenting morbidity and mortality attributed to COPD, by sex and age. In GBD 2016, due to a lack of the primary source of data in Nepal, estimations on morbidity and mortality of COPD were based on its predictive covariates...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Yong Wang, Jie-Sen Zhou, Xu-Chen Xu, Zhou-Yang Li, Hai-Pin Chen, Song-Min Ying, Wen Li, Hua-Hao Shen, Zhi-Hua Chen
Introduction: Bronchial epithelial cell death and airway inflammation induced by cigarette smoke (CS) have been involved in the pathogenesis of COPD. GRP78, belonging to heat shock protein 70 family, has been implicated in cell death and inflammation, while little is known about its roles in COPD. Here, we demonstrate that GRP78 regulates CS-induced necroptosis and injury in bronchial epithelial cells. Materials and methods: GRP78 and necroptosis markers were examined in human bronchial epithelial (HBE) cell line, primary mouse tracheal epithelial cells, and mouse lungs...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Nilab Sarmand, Daniela Gompelmann, Konstantina Kontogianni, Markus Polke, Felix Jf Herth, Ralf Eberhardt
Background: Bronchoscopic valve implantation is an established treatment in selected patients with severe lung emphysema. There is evidence in literature of increased bacterial colonization of various implants. So far, it is unclear if an increased bacterial colonization can also be observed after endoscopic valve therapy. Methods: Retrospective analysis of patients with examination of the bronchial secretions for presence or change of bacterial growth before and after valve implantation...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Diana Crossley, Mary Renton, Muhammad Khan, Emma V Low, Alice M Turner
Background: The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between computed tomography (CT) densitometry and routine clinical markers in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency (AATD). Methods: Multiple databases were searched using a combination of pertinent terms and those articles relating quantitatively measured CT densitometry to clinical outcomes. Studies that used visual scoring only were excluded, as were those measured in expiration only...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Andreas Asimakos, Dimitrios Toumpanakis, Maria-Helena Karatza, Spyridoula Vasileiou, Paraskevi Katsaounou, Zafeiria Mastora, Theodoros Vassilakopoulos
Background/hypothesis: Whole body exercise (WBE) changes lymphocyte subset percentages in peripheral blood. Resistive breathing, a hallmark of diseases of airway obstruction, is a form of exercise for the inspiratory muscles. Strenuous muscle contractions induce oxidative stress that may mediate immune alterations following exercise. We hypothesized that inspiratory resistive breathing (IRB) alters peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets and that oxidative stress mediates lymphocyte subpopulation alterations following both WBE and IRB...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Xianwei Hu, Haibao Wang, Youhui Tu, Mengdi Fei, Minmin Yin, Guanghe Fei, Yongqiang Yu
Background and objectives: Cognitive impairment is a common extrapulmonary comorbidity in COPD patients. The default mode network (DMN) plays a critical role in maintaining the normal activities of humans, and its function can be evaluated by resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlations between cognition and function changes of the DMN in COPD patients. Methods: One hundred and thirteen eligible participants including 30 control subjects and 83 COPD patients matched for demographic characteristics were recruited...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Ah Young Leem, Boram Park, Young Sam Kim, Ji Ye Jung, Sungho Won
Purpose: COPD is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. However, few studies have used spirometry to investigate its incidence, especially in Asia. In the present study, we analyzed the incidence and risk factors of COPD using a community cohort database in Korea. Patients and methods: The study included 6,517 subjects aged 40-69 years from the Ansung-Ansan cohort database I-III (2001-2006). We calculated the crude incidence rate and the standardized incidence rate corrected for the Korean general population and the world population with COPD...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
James F Donohue, Vamsi K Bollu, Donald E Stull, Lauren M Nelson, Valerie Sl Williams, Michael D Stensland, Nicola A Hanania
Background: Symptom severity is the largest factor in determining subjective health in COPD. Symptoms (eg, chronic cough, dyspnea) are associated with decreased health-related quality of life (HRQoL). We evaluated the impact of arformoterol on HRQoL in COPD patients, measured by St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ). Post hoc growth mixture model (GMM) analysis examined symptom response profiles. Methods: We examined data from a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, 12-month safety trial of twice-daily nebulized arformoterol 15 µg (n=420) versus placebo (n=421)...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Eirini Stafyla, Ourania S Kotsiou, Konstantina Deskata, Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis
Background: The diagnosis of COPD is not always consistent with the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) strategy in daily clinical practice, especially in primary care. This study aimed to estimate the overall COPD prevalence and severity, to identify differences between newly and previously diagnosed patients, and to evaluate the potential COPD overtreatment in a smoking population attending a primary care spirometry surveillance program. Methods: A study was conducted in 10 primary health care centers of Central Greece during a 7-month period...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Tianwen Lai, Yanyu Li, Zongjiong Mai, Xiaoxia Wen, Yingying Lv, Zhanqing Xie, Quanchao Lv, Min Chen, Dong Wu, Bin Wu
Purpose: Fibrosis in peripheral airways is responsible for airflow limitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Annexin A1 modulates several key biological events during inflammation. However, little is known about its role in airway fibrosis in COPD. We investigated whether levels of Annexin A1 were upregulated in patients with COPD, and whether it promoted airway fibrosis. Methods: We quantified serum Annexin A1 levels in never-smokers (n=12), smokers without COPD (n=11), and smokers with COPD (n=22)...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
D Gompelmann, K Kontogianni, M Schuhmann, R Eberhardt, C P Heussel, F J Herth
Objective: Endoscopic valve therapy aims at target lobe volume reduction (TLVR) that is associated with improved lung function, exercise tolerance and quality of life in emphysema patients. So far, a TLVR of >350 mL was considered to be indicative of a positive response to treatment. However, it is not really known what amount of TLVR is crucial following valve implantation. Patients and methods: TLVR, forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV 1 ), residual volume (RV) and 6-minute walk distance (6-MWD) were assessed before and 3 months after valve implantation in 119 patients...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Felipe Villar-Álvarez, Raúl Moreno-Zabaleta, Jose Joaquin Mira-Solves, Eduardo Calvo-Corbella, Salvador Díaz-Lobato, Fernando González-Torralba, Ascensión Hernando-Sanz, Sara Núñez-Palomo, Sergio Salgado-Aranda, Beatriz Simón-Rodríguez, Paz Vaquero-Lozano, Isabel María Navarro-Soler
Background: To identify practices that do not add value, cause harm, or subject patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to a level of risk that outweighs possible benefits (overuse). Methods: A qualitative approach was applied. First, a multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals used the Metaplan technique to draft and rank a list of overused procedures as well as self-care practices in patients with stable and exacerbated COPD. Second, in successive consensus-building rounds, description files were created for each "do not do" (DND) recommendation, consisting of a definition, description, quality of supporting evidence for the recommendation, and the indicator used to measure the degree of overuse...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Neil Barnes, Takeo Ishii, Nobuyuki Hizawa, Dawn Midwinter, Mark James, Emma Hilton, Paul W Jones
Background: Blood eosinophil measurements may help to guide physicians on the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Emerging data suggest that COPD patients with higher blood eosinophil counts may be at higher risk of exacerbations and more likely to benefit from combined ICS/long-acting beta 2 -agonist (LABA) treatment than therapy with a LABA alone. This analysis describes the distribution of blood eosinophil count at baseline in Japanese COPD patients in comparison with non-Japanese COPD patients...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
David Hutchinson, Judith Müller, Joseph E McCarthy, Yurii K Gun'ko, Navin Kumar Verma, Xuezhi Bi, Luisana Di Cristo, Laura Kickham, Dania Movia, Adriele Prina-Mello, Yuri Volkov
Objective: The objective of the study was to determine whether the cadmium-derived materials induce intracellular protein citrullination. Methods: Human A549 lung epithelial cells were exposed to cadmium in soluble and nanoparticulate forms represented by cadmium chloride (CdCl2) and cadmium oxide (CdO), respectively, and their combinations with ultrafine carbon black (ufCB) produced by high temperature combustion, imitating cigarette burning. Protein citrullination in cell lysates was analyzed by Western immunoblotting and verified by immunofluorescent confocal microscopy...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Kenneth R Chapman, Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko, A Rembert Koczulla, Ilaria Ferrarotti, Noel G McElvaney
Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency is a hereditary condition characterized by low alpha 1 proteinase inhibitor (also known as alpha 1 antitrypsin [AAT]) serum levels. Reduced levels of AAT allow abnormal degradation of lung tissue, which may ultimately lead to the development of early-onset emphysema. Intravenous infusion of AAT is the only therapeutic option that can be used to maintain levels above the protective threshold. Based on its biochemical efficacy, AAT replacement therapy was approved by the US Food and Drug administration in 1987...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Xiang Tong, Dongguang Wang, Sitong Liu, Yao Ma, Zhenzhen Li, Panwen Tian, Hong Fan
Background: Many studies have found that YKL-40 may play an important pathogenic role in COPD. However, the results of these studies were inconsistent. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the role of YKL-40 in COPD. Methods: We performed a systematic literature search in many database and commercial internet search engines to identify studies involving the role of YKL-40 in patients with COPD. The standardized mean difference (SMD) and Fisher's Z-value with its 95% confidence interval (CI) were used to investigate the effect sizes...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Yongchun Shen, Shaoguang Huang, Jian Kang, Jiangtao Lin, Kefang Lai, Yongchang Sun, Wei Xiao, Lan Yang, Wanzhen Yao, Shaoxi Cai, Kewu Huang, Fuqiang Wen
Airway mucus hypersecretion is one of the most important characteristics of chronic airway inflammatory diseases. Evaluating and managing airway mucus hypersecretion is of great importance for patients with chronic airway inflammatory diseases. This consensus statement describes the pathogenesis, clinical features, and the management of airway mucus hypersecretion in patients with chronic airway inflammatory diseases in the People's Republic of China. The statement has been written particularly for respiratory researchers, pulmonary physicians, and patients...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Tian-Xiang Chen, Bigyan Pudasaini, Jian Guo, Su-Gang Gong, Rong Jiang, Lan Wang, Qin-Hua Zhao, Wen-Hui Wu, Ping Yuan, Jin-Ming Liu
Background: Sex differences in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) have been revealed in few studies. Although right heart catheterization (RHC) is the gold standard for clinical diagnosis and assessment of prognosis in pulmonary hypertension (PH), cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) has been a more widely used assessment of functional capacity, disease severity, prognosis, and treatment response in PH. We hypothesized that the "sex-specific" CPET indices could estimate the severity of inoperable CTEPH...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Jianmin Jin, Shuling Li, Wenling Yu, Xiaofang Liu, Yongchang Sun
Background: Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is a risk factor for COPD, but the clinical characteristics and the chest imaging features (emphysema and bronchiectasis) of COPD with previous PTB have not been studied well. Methods: The presence, distribution, and severity of emphysema and bronchiectasis in COPD patients with and without previous PTB were evaluated by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and compared. Demographic data, respiratory symptoms, lung function, and sputum culture of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were also compared between patients with and without previous PTB...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Heidi B Bringsvor, Knut Skaug, Eva Langeland, Bjørg Frøysland Oftedal, Jörg Assmus, Doris Gundersen, Richard H Osborne, Signe Berit Bentsen
Purpose: Self-management is crucial for effective COPD management. This study aimed at identifying associations between self-management and sociodemographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, and symptom burden in people with COPD. Patients and methods: In this cross-sectional study with 225 participants diagnosed with COPD grades II-IV, multiple linear regression analysis was conducted, using sociodemographic and clinical characteristics and symptom burden (COPD Assessment Test) as the independent variables and the eight self-management domains of the Health Education Impact Questionnaire (heiQ) as the outcome variables...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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