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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351440/jq1-is-a-potential-therapeutic-option-for-copd-patients-with-agrin-overexpression
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Zhen Xiao, Jing Shu, Feng Zhou, Yong Han
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the leading cause of morbidity and death worldwide. It is characterized by chronic pulmonary inflammation and obstructed airflow from the lungs. To date, there is no effective treatments for COPD. The activation of Agrin (AGRN) - YAP pathway can promote heart regeneration. Since Agrin can only induce mild cardiomyocyte (CM) proliferation compare to ERBB2 pathway activation, it might exert pleiotropic effects, such as mitigation of innate inflammation, immune response and fibrosis...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343987/performance-of-the-lace-index-to-predict-30-day-hospital-readmissions-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Maryam A Hakim, Frances L Garden, Matthew D Jennings, Claudia C Dobler
Background and objective: Patients hospitalized for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a high 30-day hospital readmission rate, which has a large impact on the health care system and patients' quality of life. The use of a prediction model to quantify a patient's risk of readmission may assist in directing interventions to patients who will benefit most. The objective of this study was to calculate the rate of 30-day readmissions and evaluate the accuracy of the LACE index (length of stay, acuity of admission, co-morbidities, and emergency department visits within the last 6 months) for 30-day readmissions in a general hospital population of COPD patients...
2018: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334922/relative-contribution-of-various-chronic-diseases-and-multi-morbidity-to-potential-disability-among-dutch-elderly
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Riaan Botes, Karin M Vermeulen, Janine Correia, Erik Buskens, Fanny Janssen
BACKGROUND: The amount of time spent living with disease greatly influences elderly people's wellbeing, disability and healthcare costs, but differs by disease, age and sex. METHODS: We assessed how various single and combined diseases differentially affect life years spent living with disease in Dutch elderly men and women (65+) over their remaining life course. Multistate life table calculations were applied to age and sex-specific disease prevalence, incidence and death rates for the Netherlands in 2007...
January 15, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322217/-functional-diagnostics-in-pneumology
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REVIEW
M Held, S Baron, B Jany
Alongside imaging techniques, pulmonary function testing helps in the diagnosis of underlying disorders such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or fibrosing lung disease. However, disease severity grading is also important, as well as disease follow-up under therapy. The value of spirometry as a first-line diagnostic test, whole-body plethysmography in advanced diagnostics, the measurement of transfer factor, as well as blood gas analysis are outlined. The importance of spiroergometry, echocardiography, and right-heart catheterization, particularly in the functional assessment of pulmonary vascular disorders, is described...
January 10, 2018: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297057/association-of-cardiovascular-risk-with-inhaled-long-acting-bronchodilators-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-nested-case-control-study
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Meng-Ting Wang, Jun-Ting Liou, Chen Wei Lin, Chen-Liang Tsai, Yun-Han Wang, Yu-Juei Hsu, Jyun-Heng Lai
Importance: The associations between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and inhaled long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) or long-acting antimuscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are greatly debated. Pivotal and relevant randomized clinical trials included prior LABA or LAMA users and excluded patients with baseline CVD; therefore, cardiovascular events arising from first-time LABA or LAMA use, if any, could not be observed. There is an urgent need to examine whether new use of and duration since initiating LABAs and LAMAs could act as important determinants of cardiovascular events...
January 2, 2018: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290329/patient-participation-during-and-after-a-self-management-programme-in-primary-healthcare-the-experience-of-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-or-chronic-heart-failure
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Kristina Luhr, Marie Holmefur, Kersti Theander, Ann Catrine Eldh
OBJECTIVE: Patient participation is facilitated by patients' ability to take responsibility for and engage in health issues. Yet, there is limited research as to the promotion of these aspects of patient participation in long-term healthcare interactions. This paper describes patient participation as experienced by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or chronic heart failure (CHF); the aim was to describe if and how a self-management programme in primary healthcare influenced patient participation...
December 26, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289956/outcomes-and-predictors-of-mortality-after-mitral-valve-surgery-in-high-risk-elderly-patients-the-heidelberg-experience
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Sabreen Mkalaluh, Marcin Szczechowicz, Bashar Dib, Gabor Szabo, Matthias Karck, Alexander Weymann
BACKGROUND Overall, life expectancy at the age of 80 has significantly increased in the industrialized world and the proportion of this age class undergoing cardiac surgery has also grown. In this context, we have analyzed a contemporary series of octogenarians undergoing mitral valve surgery at our institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 138 consecutive octogenarians receiving mitral valve surgery between January 2006 and April 2017. Preoperative comorbidities, early mortality, postoperative clinical course, and predictors of mortality were examined...
December 31, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283405/the-impact-of-bronchodilator-therapy-on-systolic-heart-failure-with-concomitant-mild-to-moderate-copd
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Mahoto Kato, Kazuo Komamura, Masafumi Kitakaze, Atsushi Hirayama
In older adults, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is commonly associated with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), and the high prevalence of this combination suggests that customized treatment is highly necessary in patients with COPD and HFrEF. To investigate whether the treatment of COPD with tiotropium, an anticholinergic bronchodilator, reduces the severity of heart failure in patients with HFrEF complicated by mild to moderate COPD, forty consecutive participants were randomly divided into two groups and enrolled in a crossover design study...
December 28, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261675/the-limited-prognostic-role-of-echocardiograms-in-short-term-follow-up-after-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-an-analysis-of-the-korean-heart-failure-korhf-registry
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Sung Hea Kim, Hyun-Joong Kim, Seongwoo Han, Byung-Su Yoo, Dong-Ju Choi, Jae-Joong Kim, Eun-Seok Jeon, Myeong-Chan Cho, Shung Chull Chae, Kyu-Hyung Ryu
BACKGROUND: The prognostic values of the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and end-diastolic dimension (LVEDD) have primarily been shown among patients with chronic heart failure (HF), with little representation of patients with acute HF (AHF). Therefore, we investigated the value of these echocardiographic parameters in predicting clinical outcomes among patients in the Korean Heart Failure (KorHF) Registry. METHODS: The KorHF Registry consists of 3,200 patients who were hospitalized with AHF from 2005 to 2009...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258360/the-role-of-beta-blockers-in-the-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Fernando Sergio Leitao Filho, Nawaf M Alotaibi, Kei Yamasaki, David A Ngan, Don D Sin
The use of beta-blockers in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is controversial, primarily due to concerns that they may worsen lung function and attenuate bronchodilator response. Areas covered: This review summarizes the reasons for and against the use of beta-blockers in COPD by evaluating the literature on the effects of these drugs on lung function, exacerbation rate, and mortality. The safety of beta-blockers in COPD patients with concomitant heart failure, an entity that is not always distinguishable from COPD exacerbations, is also explored...
December 20, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237441/potential-benefit-of-bosentan-therapy-in-borderline-or-less-severe-pulmonary-hypertension-secondary-to-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-an-interim-analysis-of-results-from-a-prospective-single-center-randomized-parallel-group-study
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Yosuke Tanaka, Mitsunori Hino, Akihiko Gemma
BACKGROUND: No drugs have been approved for the treatment of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) secondary to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), particularly those with idiopathic honeycomb lung. This study was conducted to investigate the long-term efficacy and safety of bosentan for PH based on changes in prognosis and respiratory failure. METHODS: IPF patients with borderline or less severe PH and completely organized honeycomb lung were randomized (1:1) to bosentan or no treatment for PH for 2 years and assessed at baseline and every 6 months for respiratory failure, activities of daily living (ADL), lung and heart functions by right cardiac catheterization, and other parameters...
December 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229085/prevalence-of-comorbidities-in-copd-patients-by-disease-severity-in-a-german-population
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Timm Greulich, Benjamin J D Weist, Andreas Rembert Koczulla, Sabina Janciauskiene, Andreas Klemmer, Wolfram Lux, Peter Alter, Claus F Vogelmeier
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is commonly associated with multiple comorbidities. Our objective was to assess the prevalence of comorbidities in patients with COPD and to relate their prevalence to the severity of the disease by using a large German health care database. Based on the retrospective analysis of a two-year (2013-2014) database from the German Statutory Health Insurance system, we obtained a representative sample of 4,075,493 german insurants. This sample included 146,141 patients with COPD (age: ≥35 years)...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226712/-risk-stratification-before-thoracic-surgery-perioperative-pulmonary-rehabilitation
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Attila Vágvölgyi, Zsolt Rozgonyi, Pál Vadász, János Tamás Varga
INTRODUCTION: Besides the oncology and operative surgical technics, functional aspects influence the operability of lung cancer. Preoperative risk stratification, evaluation of postoperative complications needs to be considered. AIM: To review international literature and experiences of our institute. METHOD: We focused the literature of risk stratification of thoracic surgery. Lung function, lung mechanics, chest kinematics, exercise physiology were considered...
December 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215657/-the-patient-and-the-crossing-between-primary-and-hospital-care-systematic-review-of-trials-for-the-implementation-of-tools-for-integration-in-spain
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REVIEW
L Corral Gudino, M Borao Cengotita-Bengoa, R J Jorge Sánchez, J García Aparicio
BACKGROUND: Health services are moving towards a complete integration to try and reduce fragmentation, increase efficiencies and improve health outcomes. Estimates the effectiveness in of different tools for integrated care in Spain. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of articles using MEDLINE (last search July31st, 2017). Randomized clinical trials reporting health outcomes of tools for integrated care used in Spain were included. Studies were appraised for quality using the Cochrane Risk of Bias assessment...
December 7, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185615/predictors-of-total-mortality-and-echocardiographic-response-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-a-cohort-study
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Guilherme Ferreira Gazzoni, Matheus Bom Fraga, Andres Di Leoni Ferrari, Pablo da Costa Soliz, Anibal Pires Borges, Eduardo Bartholomay, Carlos Antonio Abunader Kalil, Vanessa Giaretta, Luis Eduardo Paim Rohde
BACKGROUND: Clinical studies demonstrate that up to 40% of patients do not respond to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), thus, appropriate patient selection is critical to the success of CRT in heart failure. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of mortality predictors and response to CRT in the Brazilian scenario. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study including patients submitted to CRT in a tertiary hospital in southern Brazil from 2008 to 2014. Survival was assessed through a database of the State Department of Health (RS)...
November 27, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180860/different-impacts-of-respiratory-symptoms-and-comorbidities-on-copd-specific-health-related-quality-of-life-by-copd-severity
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Hyun Lee, Byung Woo Jhun, Juhee Cho, Kwang Ha Yoo, Jin Hwa Lee, Deog Kyeom Kim, Jong Deog Lee, Ki-Suck Jung, Jung Yeon Lee, Hye Yun Park
Background: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL) that is disproportionate to their degree of airflow limitation. This study evaluated the association between St George's Respiratory Questionnaire for COPD (SGRQ-C) score and forced expiratory volume in one second and investigated the factors responsible for high SGRQ-C score according to severity of airflow limitation. Methods: Data from 1,264 COPD patients were obtained from the Korean COPD Subgroup Study (KOCOSS) cohort...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179710/enhancing-integrated-palliative-care-what-models-are-appropriate-a-cross-case-analysis
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Sheila Payne, Rachael Eastham, Sean Hughes, Sandra Varey, Jeroen Hasselaar, Nancy Preston
BACKGROUND: Effective integration between hospices, palliative care services and other local health care services to support patients with palliative care needs is an important international priority. A previous model suggests that integration involves a cumulative stepped process of engagement with other organisations labelled as 'support, supplant or supplement', but the extent to which this model currently applies in the United Kingdom is unknown. We aimed to investigate accounts of hospice integration with local health care providers, using the framework provided by the model, to determine how service users and healthcare professionals perceived palliative care services and the extent of integration experienced...
November 28, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179703/is-the-content-of-guidelines-pathways-a-barrier-for-the-integration-of-palliative-care-in-chronic-heart-failure-chf-and-chronic-pulmonary-obstructive-disease-copd-a-comparison-with-the-case-of-cancer-in-europe
#18
Naouma Siouta, Karen Van Beek, Sheila Payne, Lukas Radbruch, Nancy Preston, Jeroen Hasselaar, Carlos Centeno, Johan Menten
BACKGROUND: There is a notable inequity in access to palliative care (PC) services between cancer and Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients which also translates into discrepancies in the level of integration of PC. By cross-examining the levels of PC integration in published guidelines/pathways for CHF/COPD and cancer in Europe, this study examines whether these discrepancies may be attributed to the content of the guidelines. DESIGN: A quantitative evaluation was made between integrated PC in published guidelines for cancer and CHF/COPD in Europe...
November 28, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174328/variation-in-hospital-admission-rates-between-a-tertiary-care-and-two-freestanding-emergency-departments
#19
Erin L Simon, Cedric Dark, Mitch Kovacs, Sunita Shakya, Craig A Meek
BACKGROUND: Recently, freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs) have grown significantly in number. Critics have expressed concern that FSEDs may increase healthcare costs. OBJECTIVE: We determined whether admission rates for identical diagnoses varied among the same group of physicians according to clinical setting. METHODS: This was a retrospective comparison of adult admission rates (n=3230) for chest pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and congestive heart failure (CHF) between a hospital-based ED (HBED) and two FSEDs throughout 2015...
October 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167434/overweight-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-needs-more-attention-a-cross-sectional-study-in-general-practice
#20
Lisa D M Verberne, Chantal J Leemrijse, Ilse C S Swinkels, Christel E van Dijk, Dinny H de Bakker, Mark M J Nielen
Guidelines for management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) primarily focus on the prevention of weight loss, while overweight and obesity are highly prevalent in patients with milder stages of COPD. This cross-sectional study examines the association of overweight and obesity with the prevalence of comorbid disorders and prescribed medication for obstructive airway disease, in patients with mild to moderate COPD. Data were used from electronic health records of 380 Dutch general practices in 2014...
November 22, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
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