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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709489/the-success-and-safety-profile-of-sputum-induction-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-an-indian-experience
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Lalita Fernandes, Anthony Menezes Mesquita
BACKGROUND: Neutrophilic inflammation is common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease while Asthma COPD overlap syndrome has eosinophilic predominance. Identifying the type of inflammation will aid in better management of COPD, but published studies show that induced sputum examination is more frequently used in asthma than COPD, with safety being the limiting factor. We aimed to determine the success and safety of sputum induction (SI) in COPD patients. METHODS: 116 stable COPD patients underwent SI...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694695/relationship-between-blood-eosinophils-clinical-characteristics-and-mortality-in-patients-with-copd
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Maeva Zysman, Gaëtan Deslee, Denis Caillaud, Pascal Chanez, Roger Escamilla, Isabelle Court-Fortune, Pascale Nesme-Meyer, Thierry Perez, Jean-Louis Paillasseur, Christophe Pinet, Gilles Jebrak, Nicolas Roche, Pierre-Régis Burgel
In patients with COPD, there is controversy regarding the association of blood eosinophil (Eos) levels with 1) exacerbation frequency and 2) the effect of inhaled corticosteroids for prevention of exacerbations. To determine whether Eos define subgroups of patients exhibiting attributes of COPD clinical phenotypes, we compared clinical features and mortality rates in COPD patients from the Initiatives BPCO French cohort categorized using different thresholds of blood Eos levels. The following data were collected at inclusion: medical and smoking history, occupational exposures, dyspnea, cough and sputum production, exacerbations in the previous year, history of allergy and asthma, nasal symptoms, body mass index, St George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) total score, post-bronchodilator spirometry, comorbidities, and medications...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694693/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-identified-by-a-stepwise-approach
#3
Hiromasa Inoue, Takahide Nagase, Satoshi Morita, Atsushi Yoshida, Tatsunori Jinnai, Masakazu Ichinose
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There is increasing recognition of asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS), which shares some features of both asthma and COPD; however, the prevalence and characteristics of ACOS are not well understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of ACOS among patients with COPD and its characteristics using a stepwise approach as stated in the recent report of the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) and the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658564/a-clustering-approach-to-identify-and-characterize-the-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-overlap-phenotype
#4
Keita Hirai, Toshihiro Shirai, Masayuki Suzuki, Taisuke Akamatsu, Takahito Suzuki, Ichiro Hayashi, Akito Yamamoto, Takefumi Akita, Satoru Morita, Kazuhiro Asada, Daiki Tsuji, Kazuyuki Inoue, Kunihiko Itoh
BACKGROUND: Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are heterogeneous diseases. The phenotypes that have clinical features of both asthma and COPD are still incompletely understood. OBJECTIVE: To clarify the best discriminators of the asthma-COPD overlap phenotype from asthma and COPD subgroups using a clustering approach. METHODS: This study assessed pathophysiological parameters, including mRNA expression levels of T helper cell-related transcription factors, namely, TBX21 (Th1), GATA3 (Th2), RORC (Th17), and FOXP3 (Treg), in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in asthma patients (n = 152) and in COPD patients (n = 50)...
June 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650724/reply-to-correspondence-letter-regarding-blood-eosinophils-and-response-to-maintenance-copd-treatment-data-from-the-flame-trial
#5
Nicolas Roche, Kenneth R Chapman, Claus F Vogelmeier, Felix J F Herth, Chau Thach, Robert Fogel, Petter Olsson, Francesco Patalano, Donald Banerji, Jadwiga A Wedzicha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650681/correspondence-letter-regarding-blood-eosinophils-and-response-to-maintenance-copd-treatment-data-from-the-flame-trial
#6
Insu Yilmaz, Murat Turk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601554/eosinophils-in-copd-just-another-biomarker
#7
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Mona Bafadhel, Ian D Pavord, Richard E K Russell
Eosinophils are innate immune cells that, under certain conditions, can be recruited to the lungs, where they have an incompletely understood role in health and disease. Eosinophils have been found in the airways, tissues, and circulation of patients with COPD, during both stable disease and exacerbations. Epidemiological studies and post-hoc analyses of clinical trials of corticosteroid treatment for COPD have shown that the blood eosinophil count is associated with the risk of COPD exacerbations, mortality, decline in FEV1, and response to both inhaled and systemic corticosteroids...
June 7, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583618/new-anti-eosinophil-drugs-for-asthma-and-copd-targeting-the-trait
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Elisabeth H Bel, Anneke Ten Brinke
Asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease (COPD) are prevalent chronic inflammatory airway diseases that are responsible for a large global disease burden. Both diseases are complex and heterogeneous, and are increasingly recognized as overlapping syndromes that may share similar pathophysiologic mechanisms and treatable traits. Eosinophilic airway inflammation is considered the most influential treatable trait of chronic airway disease, and over the last decade several monoclonal antibodies and small molecule therapies have been developed to target this trait...
June 2, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569614/stability-of-blood-eosinophil-count-in-patients-with-copd-in-the-uk-clinical-practice-research-datalink
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Sarah H Landis, Robert Suruki, Emma Hilton, Chris Compton, Nicholas W Galwey
Blood eosinophil counts may be predictive of corticosteroid response in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. However, little is known about measurement stability, which is important for understanding the utility of blood eosinophil counts as a potential biomarker. We evaluated the stability of blood eosinophil counts over 1 year in a population-based cohort of patients with COPD in primary care. Patients were aged ≥ 40 years with forced expiratory volume in 1 second/forced vital capacity < 0...
June 1, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506852/pulmonary-inflammation-in-copd-patients-with-higher-blood-eosinophil-counts
#10
Umme Kolsum, Gautam Damera, Tuyet-Hang Pham, Thomas Southworth, Sarah Mason, Pradeep Karur, Paul Newbold, Dave Singh
The different nature of airway inflammation in COPD patients with higher blood eosinophil counts supports the concept of eosinophilic COPD being a subgroup of patients with distinct characteristics.
May 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502414/acute-bronchodilator-responses-to-%C3%AE-2-agonist-and-anticholinergic-agent-in-copd-their-different-associations-with-exacerbation
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Satoshi Konno, Hironi Makita, Masaru Suzuki, Kaoruko Shimizu, Hirokazu Kimura, Hiroki Kimura, Masaharu Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Acute bronchodilator response (BDR) is a potential phenotypic characteristic of COPD. However, the clinical factors associated with BDR in patients with COPD remain unclear, particularly for BDR to anticholinergic agents. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to clarify the clinical factors associated with BDR to β2-agonist and/or anticholinergic agent, considering time-associated variations of BDR. We also evaluated the association between BDR and clinical course of COPD...
June 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495077/consensus-on-the-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-acos-between-the-spanish-copd-guidelines-gesepoc-and-the-spanish-guidelines-on-the-management-of-asthma-gema
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Vicente Plaza, Francisco Álvarez, Myriam Calle, Ciro Casanova, Borja G Cosío, Antolín López-Viña, Luís Pérez de Llano, Santiago Quirce, Miguel Román-Rodríguez, Juan José Soler-Cataluña, Marc Miravitlles
Following a proposal by the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR), sponsor of the Spanish COPD Guidelines (GesEPOC) and the Spanish Guidelines on the Management of Asthma (GEMA), authors of both papers have unified the criteria for the diagnosis of asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS). This consensus defines ACOS as the presence in a given patient of three elements: significant smoking exposure, chronic airflow limitation and asthma. Diagnosis is confirmed when a patient (35years of age or older), smoker or ex-smoker of more than 10 pack-years, presents airflow limitation (post-bronchodilator FEV1/FVC<0...
May 8, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490872/correlation-between-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-and-sputum-eosinophilia-in-exacerbations-of-copd
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Jie Gao, Min Zhang, Liqin Zhou, Xing Yang, Haigui Wu, Jianfang Zhang, Feng Wu
INTRODUCTION: Measurements of eosinophils in induced sputum and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) are noninvasive biomarkers for assessing airway inflammation phenotypes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Nevertheless, the clinical application of the correlation between FeNO levels and sputum eosinophilia is controversial. The study aimed to investigate the correlation and predictive relationship between FeNO levels and sputum eosinophils in patients with COPD exacerbation...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482840/blood-and-sputum-eosinophils-in-copd-relationship-with-bacterial-load
#14
Umme Kolsum, Gavin C Donaldson, Richa Singh, Bethan L Barker, Vandana Gupta, Leena George, Adam J Webb, Sarah Thurston, Anthony J Brookes, Timothy D McHugh, Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Christopher E Brightling, Dave Singh
BACKGROUND: Sputum and blood eosinophil counts predict corticosteroid effects in COPD patients. Bacterial infection causes increased airway neutrophilic inflammation. The relationship of eosinophil counts with airway bacterial load in COPD patients is uncertain. We tested the hypothesis that bacterial load and eosinophil counts are inversely related. METHODS: COPD patients were seen at stable state and exacerbation onset. Sputum was processed for quantitative polymerase chain reaction detection of the potentially pathogenic microorganisms (PPM) H...
May 8, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461299/th-2-signature-in-chronic-airway-diseases-towards-the-extinction-of-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome
#15
Borja G Cosío, Luis Pérez de Llano, Antolin Lopez Viña, Alfons Torrego, Jose Luis Lopez-Campos, Joan B Soriano, Eva Martinez Moragon, Jose Luis Izquierdo, Irina Bobolea, Javier Callejas, Vicente Plaza, Marc Miravitlles, Juan Jose Soler-Catalunya
We aimed to describe the differences and similarities between patients with chronic obstructive airway disease classified on the basis of classical diagnostic labels (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or asthma-COPD overlap (ACOS)) or according to the underlying inflammatory pattern (Th-2 signature, either Th-2-high or Th-2-low).We performed a cross-sectional study of patients aged ≥40 years and with a post-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 s to forced vital capacity ratio ≤0...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454572/invasive-pulmonary-mucormycosis-rare-presentation-with-pulmonary-eosinophilia
#16
Taizou Hirano, Mitsuhiro Yamada, Kei Sato, Koji Murakami, Tokiwa Tamai, Yoshiya Mitsuhashi, Tsutomu Tamada, Hisatoshi Sugiura, Naomi Sato, Ryoko Saito, Junya Tominaga, Akira Watanabe, Masakazu Ichinose
BACKGROUND: Fungi can cause a variety of infectious diseases, including invasive mycosis and non-invasive mycosis, as well as allergic diseases. The different forms of mycosis usually have been described as mutually exclusive, independent entities, with few descriptions of overlapping cases. Here, we describe the first reported case of a patient with the complication of pulmonary eosinophilia in the course of invasive mucormycosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old Japanese man with asthma-COPD overlap underwent emergency surgery for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm...
April 28, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442899/approaches-to-drug-therapy-for-copd-in-russia-a-proposed-therapeutic-algorithm
#17
Kirill A Zykov, Svetlana I Ovcharenko
Until recently, there have been few clinical algorithms for the management of patients with COPD. Current evidence-based clinical management guidelines can appear to be complex, and they lack clear step-by-step instructions. For these reasons, we chose to create a simple and practical clinical algorithm for the management of patients with COPD, which would be applicable to real-world clinical practice, and which was based on clinical symptoms and spirometric parameters that would take into account the pathophysiological heterogeneity of COPD...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438346/post-bronchodilator-reversibility-of-fev1-and-eosinophilic-airway-inflammation-in-copd
#18
Kun-Ta Chou, Kang-Cheng Su, Yi-Han Hsiao, Shiang-Fen Huang, Hsin-Kuo Ko, Ching-Min Tseng, Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Diahn-Warng Perng
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between bronchodilator responsiveness and eosinophilic airway inflammation has not been well documented in COPD. It has been investigated in this retrospective study. This issue has grown in importance due to increasing interest in the asthma-COPD overlap syndrome. METHODS: 264 stable COPD patients with no past history of asthma were retrospectively analyzed. Correlation analyses between FEV1 reversibility and sputum eosinophil levels were conducted...
April 21, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392036/is-the-blood-eosinophil-count-a-useful-biomarker-in-copd-the-devil-is-in-the-details
#19
Bartolome Celli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366481/biologic-therapy-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#20
REVIEW
Julia W Tripple, Jennifer L McCracken, William J Calhoun
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is common worldwide. The predominant cause in most COPD is environmental exposure to toxicants. The inflammatory processes in COPD are multifactorial, complex, and interacting, leading to many potential therapeutic targets. Although most typically associated with neutrophilic/macrophagic inflammation (type 1), it is now known that COPD can also be associated with eosinophilic inflammation (type 2), particularly in exacerbations. Accordingly, there is an active program of investigation of highly selective biologic therapeutic agents in the management of COPD...
May 2017: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
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