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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220381/pharmacological-management-of-people-living-with-end-stage-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#1
Victoria Dalgliesh, Hilary Pinnock
Supportive care and pharmacological treatment can improve the quality of life of people with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who cope on a daily basis with substantial physical, psychological, social and spiritual morbidity. Smoking cessation is the only intervention that reduces the rate of progression of COPD, but evidence-based drug treatments and non-pharmacological strategies can relieve symptoms and reduce the impact of exacerbations. People with severe COPD live with increasingly troublesome breathlessness and other symptoms such as fatigue, pain, sputum production and weight loss...
February 21, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219878/features-of-a-mobile-support-app-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-literature-review-and-current-applications
#2
Drishty D Sobnath, Nada Philip, Reem Kayyali, Shereen Nabhani-Gebara, Barbara Pierscionek, Anouk W Vaes, Martijn A Spruit, Evangelos Kaimakamis
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious long-term lung disease in which the airflow from the lungs is progressively reduced. By 2030, COPD will become the third cause of mortality and seventh cause of morbidity worldwide. With advances in technology and mobile communications, significant progress in the mobile health (mHealth) sector has been recently observed. Mobile phones with app capabilities (smartphones) are now considered as potential media for the self-management of certain types of diseases such as asthma, cancer, COPD, or cardiovascular diseases...
February 20, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214275/detection-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-by-nested-pcr-in-hiv-negative-patients-with-pulmonary-disease
#3
Cristina Rodrigues Santos, Ângela M de Assis, Edson A Luz, Luzia Lyra, Ivan F Toro, José Claudio C Seabra, Dira H Daldin, Tathiane U Marcalto, Marcos T Galasso, Ronaldo F Macedo, Angélica Z Schreiber, Francisco H Aoki
BACKGROUND: Nested PCR can be used to determine the status of Pneumocystis jirovecii infection in other lung diseases. AIMS: This study sought to detect a target DNA fragment (mitochondrial large subunit rRNA or mtL SUrRNA) of P. jirovecii in patients with lung disease who underwent bronchoscopy with collection of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). METHODS: The results from toluidine blue staining were compared with those obtained using molecular methods that included an "in house" DNA extraction procedure, PCR and nested PCR...
February 14, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213689/serious-fungal-infections-in-egypt
#4
S M Zaki, D W Denning
We aimed to estimate the burden of serious fungal infections in Egypt, currently unknown, based on the size of the populations at risk and available epidemiological data. Data were obtained from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and published reports with clearcut denominators. When no data existed, risk populations were used to estimate frequencies of fungal infections, using previously described methodology. The population of Egypt in 2011 was ∼82,500,000; 31% children, and 8% women >60 years of age...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212991/different-histological-subtypes-of-peripheral-lung-cancer-based-on-emphysema-distribution-in-patients-with-both-airflow-limitation-and-ct-determined-emphysema
#5
Beomsu Shin, Sumin Shin, Myung Jin Chung, Hyun Lee, Won-Jung Koh, Hojoong Kim, Hye Yun Park
The histological subtypes by peripheral tumor location remain uncharacterized in COPD patients with emphysema. We investigated histologic subtypes of peripheral lung cancers based on the context of heterogeneous emphysema distribution in patients with airflow limitation and CT-determined emphysema. A retrospective, cross-sectional study was conducted using data from 754 patients with airflow limitation and newly-diagnosed primary lung cancers from February 2013 to February 2015. Of these, 230 patients had emphysema, as determined by computed tomography software designed to quantify emphysema...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205188/understanding-the-links-between-lung-cancer-copd-and-emphysema-a-key-to-more-effective-treatment-and-screening
#6
REVIEW
Luis M Seijo, Javier J Zulueta
Lung cancer has been linked to the changes in lung function characteristic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to the changes in lung morphology seen in emphysema. It seems that a common thread of smoking-induced lung injury can be traced to all three diseases. However, the association is not as straightforward as it may seem; for example, even never-smokers with emphysema have an increased risk of lung cancer. Whether lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema are linked by common genes, mechanisms, causes, or a combination thereof, understanding the associations between them has become a priority for research regarding tobacco-related illnesses...
February 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203070/determining-prognosis-in-acute-exacerbation-of-copd
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Yves Flattet, Nicolas Garin, Jacques Serratrice, Arnaud Perrier, Jérome Stirnemann, Sebastian Carballo
BACKGROUND: Acute exacerbations are the leading causes of hospitalization and mortality in patients with COPD. Prognostic tools for patients with chronic COPD exist, but there are scarce data regarding acute exacerbations. We aimed to identify the prognostic factors of death and readmission after exacerbation of COPD. METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted in the Department of Internal Medicine of Geneva University Hospitals. All patients admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of exacerbation of COPD between 2008 and 2011 were included...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197929/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-a-mutual-association-with-airway-disease
#8
Malik Quasir Mahmood, Chris Ward, Hans Konrad Muller, Sukhwinder Singh Sohal, Eugene Haydn Walters
NSCLC is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It includes adeno- and squamous cell carcinoma. In the background, COPD and smoking play a vital role in development of NSCLC. Local progression and metastasis of NSCLC has been associated with various mechanisms, but in particular by a process called epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is implicated in COPD pathogenesis. In this study, we have investigated whether expression of EGFR (activation marker) and S100A4, vimentin and N-cadherin (as EMT) is different both in central and leading edge of NSCLC and to what extent related to EMT activity of both small and large airways, stage and differentiation of NSCLC...
March 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174332/spiritual-well-being-and-correlated-factors-in-subjects-with-advanced-copd-or-lung-cancer
#9
Takaaki Hasegawa, Momoko Kawai, Nanori Kuzuya, Yohei Futamura, Akane Horiba, Takashi Ishiguro, Tsutomu Yoshida, Toshiyuki Sawa, Yasuyuki Sugiyama
BACKGROUND: Spiritual care for patients with COPD has rarely been discussed, and thus much remains unknown about their needs. The aims of this study were to identify the factors associated with spiritual well-being and to compare the levels of spiritual well-being between subjects with advanced COPD and those with inoperable lung cancer. METHODS: A total of 96 subjects with COPD or lung cancer participated in this study, which was conducted between December 2014 and April 2016...
February 7, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169071/health-burden-attributable-to-ambient-pm2-5-in-china
#10
Congbo Song, Jianjun He, Lin Wu, Taosheng Jin, Xi Chen, Ruipeng Li, Peipei Ren, Li Zhang, Hongjun Mao
In China, over 1.3 billion people have high health risks associated with exposure to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) that exceeds the World Health Organization (WHO) Air Quality Guidelines (AQG). The PM2.5 mass concentrations from 1382 national air quality monitoring stations in 367 cities, between January 2014 and December 2016, were analyzed to estimate the health burden attributable to ambient PM2.5 across China. The integrated exposure-response model was applied to estimate the relative risks of disease-specific mortality...
April 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128006/non-infectious-pulmonary-disorders-in-hiv
#11
Choua Thao, Andrew F Shorr, Christian Woods
Since the advent of antiretroviral therapy (ART), non-infectious pulmonary disorders have become common comorbidities in the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive population. Clinicians caring for those with HIV disease should be aware of the prevalence of non-infectious pulmonary disorders. A comprehensive understanding is required to diagnosis and manage these syndromes appropriately. Areas covered: This review focuses on the epidemiology, risk factors, pathogenesis, clinical feature and diagnosis, and treatment of HIV-related chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension...
February 3, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117425/the-role-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-small-airway-remodelling-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#12
Lu Wang, Zhibo Xu, Bin Chen, Wei He, Jingxian Hu, Liting Zhang, Xianzhong Liu, Fang Chen
Small-airway remodelling is one of the most remarkable pathological features of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in which angiogenesis plays a critical role that contributes to disease progression. The endothelial cell-specific mitogen vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), as well as its receptors, VEGFR1, VEGFR2, are thought to be the major mediators of pathological angiogenesis, and sunitinib exhibits anti-angiogenesis property through VEGF blockage and has been widely used to treat various cancers...
January 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111991/stigma-related-experiences-in-non-communicable-respiratory-diseases
#13
Shiho Rose, Christine Paul, Allison Boyes, Brian Kelly, Della Roach
The stigma of non-communicable respiratory diseases (NCRDs), whether perceived or otherwise, can be an important element of a patient's experience of his/her illness and a contributing factor to poor psychosocial, treatment and clinical outcomes. This systematic review examines the evidence regarding the associations between stigma-related experiences and patient outcomes, comparing findings across a range of common NCRDs. Electronic databases and manual searches were conducted to identify original quantitative research published to December 2015...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100713/ahrr-cg05575921-hypomethylation-marks-smoking-behaviour-morbidity-and-mortality
#14
Stig E Bojesen, Nicholas Timpson, Caroline Relton, George Davey Smith, Børge G Nordestgaard
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Self-reported smoking underestimates disease risk. Smoking affects DNA methylation, in particular the cg05575921 site in the aryl hydrocarbon receptor repressor (AHRR) gene. We tested the hypothesis that AHRR cg05575921 hypomethylation is associated with risk of smoking-related morbidity and mortality. METHODS: From the Copenhagen City Heart Study representing the Danish general population, we studied 9234 individuals. Using bisulphite treated leucocyte DNA, AHRR (cg05575921) methylation was measured...
January 18, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093435/asthma-and-lung-cancer-after-accounting-for-co-occurring-respiratory-diseases-and-allergic-conditions-a-systematic-review-protocol
#15
Rachel Denholm, Elizabeth Crellin, Ashwini Arvind, Jennifer Quint
INTRODUCTION: Asthma is one of the most frequently diagnosed respiratory diseases in the UK, and commonly co-occurs with other respiratory and allergic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and atopic dermatitis. Previous studies have shown an increased risk of lung cancer related to asthma, but the evidence is mixed when accounting for co-occurring respiratory diseases and allergic conditions. A systematic review of published data that investigate the relationship between asthma and lung cancer, accounting for co-occurring respiratory and allergic diseases, will be conducted to investigate the independent association of asthma with lung cancer...
January 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088955/-effect-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-zinc-finger-transcription-factor-2-on-%C3%AE-glutamylcysteine-synthetase-in-bronchial-epithelial-cells-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#16
J Li, A G Dai, C Y Huang, R C Hu
Objective: To research the regulation effects of Krüppel like zinc finger transcription factor 2 (KLF2) on γ-glutamylcysteine synthetase (γ-GCS) in airway epithelial cells of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Methods: (1) Human specimen experiment: lung tissue of pulmonary lobectomy patients with lung cancer with or without COPD was collected from Department of Thoracic Surgery of Hunan Cancer Hospital from December 2008 to December 2009. The patients were divided into COPD group and control group without COPD...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076701/reduced-expiratory-flow-rate-among-heavy-smokers-increases-lung-cancer-risk-results-from-the-nlst-acrin-cohort-n-18-714
#17
Raewyn J Hopkins, Fenghai Duan, Caroline Chiles, Erin M Greco, Greg D Gamble, Denise Aberle, Robert P Young
RATIONALE: While epidemiological studies consistently show that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, debate exists as to whether there is a linear relationship between the severity of airflow limitation and lung cancer risk. OBJECTIVES: We examined this in a large prospective study of older heavy smokers from the American College of Radiology Imaging Network sub-cohort of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST-ACRIN)...
January 11, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063900/smoker-extracellular-vesicles-influence-status-of-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#18
Amélie Héliot, Yann Landkocz, Françoise Roy Saint-Georges, Pierre Gosset, Sylvain Billet, Pirouz Shirali, Dominique Courcot, Perrine J Martin
Cigarette smoking is a habit that has spread all over the world and is a significant risk factor for many diseases including cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and lung cancer. Evaluation and understanding of tobacco health effects are of major interest worldwide and answer to important societal concerns. Identification of new biomarkers of exposure to tobacco smoke potentially implicated in COPD or lung carcinogenesis would allow a better observation of tobacco exposed population, thanks to screening establishment at reversible stages of pathological processes...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061470/lung-cancer-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-from-a-clinical-perspective
#19
Jie Dai, Ping Yang, Angela Cox, Gening Jiang
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer are devastating pulmonary diseases that commonly coexist and present a number of clinical challenges. COPD confers a higher risk for lung cancer development, but available chemopreventive measures remain rudimentary. Current studies have shown a marked benefit of cancer screening in the COPD population, although challenges remain, including the common underdiagnosis of COPD. COPD-associated lung cancer presents distinct clinical features. Treatment for lung cancer coexisting with COPD is challenging as COPD may increase postoperative morbidities and decrease survival...
January 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056271/-disease-burden-attributable-to-household-air-pollution-in-1990-and-2013-in-china
#20
P Yin, Y Cai, J M Liu, Y N Liu, J L Qi, L J Wang, J L You, M G Zhou
Objective: To assess the disease burden attributable to household air pollution in 1990 and 2013 in China. Methods: Based on data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 in China (GBD 2013), we used population attributable fractions (PAF) to analyze the burden of different diseases attributable to solid-fuel household pollution in 2013 in China(not inclnding HongKang, Macao, Taiwan). We compared PAF, mortality, and disability-adjusted life years (DALY) for diseases attributable to solid-fuel household pollution in 31 provinces in mainland China in 1990 and 2013, and stratified the burden by age group...
January 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
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