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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778999/idiopathic-nodular-glomerulosclerosis-ing-in-an-african-american-aa-man-with-hepatitis-c
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Nirmal K Onteddu, Jayasri Duggirala, Anand C Reddy
Idiopathic nodular glomerulosclerosis (ING) in a non-diabetic patient is uncommon. Nodular glomerulosclerosis is hallmark sign of diabetic nephropathy. ING is a very rare clinicopathological disease associated with smoking, obesity and hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and metabolic syndrome. A 68-year-old non-obese African American man with hypertension, smoking and history of hepatitis C presented to the clinic with progressive worsening of lower extremity oedema and declining renal function over few months...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778457/treatment-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-the-primary-care-setting-how-can-we-achieve-more-for-our-patients
#2
Barbara Yawn, Barry Make
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a debilitating and progressive disease that is both under-diagnosed and under-treated, affecting up to 1 in 10 older adults. Common symptoms, including dyspnea, productive cough, chest tightness, and fatigue, can reduce quality of life, ability to participate in all types of activities, and overall health status in patients. Minimizing the impact of symptoms on patients' quality of life should be a key goal for physicians and modest changes in current practice could make improvements in patients' lives...
May 17, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778456/the-challenge-of-controlling-the-copd-epidemic-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-unmet-needs
#3
Francesca Polverino, Bartolome Celli
Many unmet needs still remain in the assessment and treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly in relation to its under- and misdiagnosis, which lead to under- and mistreatment. This paucity of knowledge about the importance and presence of COPD, as well as its treatment, is seen with patients and carers as well as healthcare providers. This review considers the areas of key educational need, including the clinical characteristics of COPD, factors contributing to the disease, effective diagnosis, and clinical management of patients, and the implementation of treatment guidelines...
May 17, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777661/impact-of-co-morbidities-on-the-treatment-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#4
Chris Garvey, Gerard J Criner
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) frequently exists alongside other chronic diseases. Co-morbidities can exert a significant influence on COPD disease course, affecting disease-related symptoms and increasing morbidity and mortality in patients. Studies indicate that management of co-morbid COPD can be improved by engaging in a multidisciplinary team-based approach. A collaborative effort from different disease specialists and healthcare professionals, together with disease self-management and management programs, could improve patient outcomes of co-morbid COPD...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777660/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-exacerbations-a-need-for-action
#5
Antonio Anzueto, Marc Miravitlles
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, with exacerbations contributing strongly to the overall severity and burden of disease at the individual level. Many patients with COPD are managed predominantly in the primary care setting; therefore, primary care physicians (PCPs) must have awareness and understanding of the causes, effects, and management of exacerbations in COPD. This review offers practical information regarding how exacerbations are defined in the treatment setting, pathogenic and environmental causes, options for exacerbation treatment and prevention, and suggestions for improving care in the clinic...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777329/population-pharmacokinetics-of-theophylline-in-adult-chinese-patients-with-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#6
Yanjiao Ma, Ling Xue, Xin Chen, Yingbo Kang, Yong Wang, Liqing Wang
Background Theophylline has a narrow therapeutic range and large interindividual variability in blood levels, so a thorough understanding of its pharmacokinetic characteristics is essential. Population pharmacokinetic (PPK) approaches could achieve it and many PPK studies of theophylline have been reported in infants. However, none was conducted in Chinese adults and none has explored the effect of CYP1A2 genotypes on the PPK characteristics of theophylline in adults. Objective To evaluate the PPK characteristics of theophylline and to assess the possible influence of covariates, including CYP1A2 genotypes, on theophylline clearance in Chinese adult patients...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776621/relationship-between-sleep-duration-and-self-reported-health-related-quality-of-life-among-us-adults-with-or-without-major-chronic-diseases-2014
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Yong Liu, Anne G Wheaton, Janet B Croft, Fang Xu, Timothy J Cunningham, Kurt J Greenlund
OBJECTIVES: To assess the association between sleep duration and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among adults with or without chronic conditions. METHODS: Using the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, we analyzed self-reported data from adult respondents aged ≥18 years with (n=277,757, unhealthy group) and without (n=172,052. healthy group) reported history of any of nine chronic conditions (coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, depression, chronic kidney disease)...
June 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776431/validation-of-verbal-autopsy-methods-using-hospital-medical-records-a-case-study-in-vietnam
#8
Hong Thi Tran, Hoa Phuong Nguyen, Sue M Walker, Peter S Hill, Chalapati Rao
BACKGROUND: Information on causes of death (COD) is crucial for measuring the health outcomes of populations and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. In many countries such as Vietnam where the civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system is dysfunctional, information on vital events will continue to rely on verbal autopsy (VA) methods. This study assesses the validity of VA methods used in Vietnam, and provides recommendations on methods for implementing VA validation studies in Vietnam...
May 18, 2018: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775776/the-probable-roles-of-valsartan-in-alleviating-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-following-co-exposure-to-cold-stress-and-fine-particulate-matter
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Jiangtao Liu, Lei Guo, Kai Zhang, Quanquan Song, Qiaozhen Wei, Qin Bian, Tingting Liang, Jingping Niu, Bin Luo
Angiotensin II (ANG II) might play an important role in the co-effects of cold stress and fine particulate matter (PM2.5 ) on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the roles of valsartan in alleviating COPD following co-exposure to cold stress and PM2.5 . Both the two intervention factors are carried out upon COPD rats with the intervention of valsartan. Blockade of angiotensin receptor by valsartan decreases the levels of malondialdehyde in the normal temperature and tumor necrosis factor-α under cold stress significantly...
May 7, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774461/nonlinear-analysis-of-electrodermal-activity-signals-for-healthy-subjects-and-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#10
Serife Gokce Caliskan, Mehmet Dincer Bilgin, Mehmet Polatli
It is known that signals recorded from physiological systems represent nonlinear features. Several recent studies report that quantitative information about signal complexity is obtained by using nonlinear analysis algorithms. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the causes of mortality worldwide with an increasing prevalence. This study aims to investigate nonlinear parameters such as largest Lyapunov exponent (LLE) and correlation dimension of electrodermal activity signals recorded from healthy subjects and patients with COPD...
May 17, 2018: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773969/cost-effectiveness-of-umeclidinium-compared-with-tiotropium-and-glycopyrronium-as-monotherapy-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-uk-perspective
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Dhvani Shah, Maurice Driessen, Nancy Risebrough, Timothy Baker, Ian Naya, Andrew Briggs, Afisi S Ismaila
Background: Cost-effectiveness of once-daily umeclidinium bromide (UMEC) was compared with once-daily tiotropium (TIO) and once-daily glycopyrronium (GLY) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from a UK National Health Service (NHS) perspective. Methods: A linked-equation model was implemented to estimate COPD progression, associated healthcare costs, exacerbations rates, life years (LY) and quality-adjusted LY (QALYs). Statistical risk equations for endpoints and resource use were derived from the ECLIPSE and TORCH studies, respectively...
2018: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773606/optimising-experimental-research-in-respiratory-diseases-an-ers-statement
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Philippe Bonniaud, Aurélie Fabre, Nelly Frossard, Christophe Guignabert, Mark Inman, Wolfgang M Kuebler, Tania Maes, Wei Shi, Martin Stampfli, Stefan Uhlig, Eric White, Martin Witzenrath, Pierre-Simon Bellaye, Bruno Crestani, Oliver Eickelberg, Heinz Fehrenbach, Andreas Guenther, Gisli Jenkins, Guy Joos, Antoine Magnan, Bernard Maitre, Ulrich A Maus, Petra Reinhold, Juanita H J Vernooy, Luca Richeldi, Martin Kolb
Experimental models are critical for the understanding of lung health and disease and are indispensable for drug development. However, the pathogenetic and clinical relevance of the models is often unclear. Further, the use of animals in biomedical research is controversial from an ethical perspective.The objective of this task force was to issue a statement with research recommendations about lung disease models by facilitating in-depth discussions between respiratory scientists, and to provide an overview of the literature on the available models...
May 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773294/gastroesophageal-reflux-symptoms-and-nasal-symptoms-affect-the-severity-of-bronchitis-symptoms-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Koichi Hasegawa, Susumu Sato, Kazuya Tanimura, Yoshinori Fuseya, Kiyoshi Uemasu, Yoko Hamakawa, Atsuyasu Sato, Michiaki Mishima, Shigeo Muro, Toyohiro Hirai
BACKGROUND: Cough and sputum production (symptoms of bronchitis) are common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Extrapulmonary comorbidities, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and post-nasal drip, also cause bronchitis symptoms. The impact of extrapulmonary comorbidities on the severity of bronchitis symptoms in COPD is unknown. The aim of this study was to quantify bronchitis symptoms and assess the impact of GERD and nasal symptoms on the severity of bronchitis symptoms in COPD...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773293/usefulness-of-the-forced-oscillation-technique-in-assessing-the-therapeutic-result-of-tracheobronchial-central-airway-obstruction
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Masanori Yasuo, Yoshiaki Kitaguchi, Fumiya Kinota, Makoto Kosaka, Kazuhisa Urushihata, Atsuhito Ushiki, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Satoshi Kawakami, Masayuki Hanaoka
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) comprise the traditional method for detecting central airway obstruction (CAO) and evaluating therapeutic effects, but are effort-dependent. By contrast, the forced oscillation technique (FOT) is performed during tidal breathing in an effort-independent mode and is universally used to assess respiratory function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. We used the FOT to measure airway resistance and reactance in patients with CAO before and after interventional bronchoscopy and compared the results to data obtained using PFTs...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773292/health-related-quality-of-life-measurement-in-patients-with-chronic-respiratory-failure
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REVIEW
Toru Oga, Wolfram Windisch, Tomohiro Handa, Toyohiro Hirai, Kazuo Chin
The improvement of health-related quality of life (HRQL) is an important goal in managing patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF) receiving long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) and/or domiciliary noninvasive ventilation (NIV). Two condition-specific HRQL questionnaires have been developed to specifically assess these patients: the Maugeri Respiratory Failure Questionnaire (MRF) and the Severe Respiratory Insufficiency Questionnaire (SRI). The MRF is more advantageous in its ease of completion; conversely, the SRI measures diversified health impairments more multi-dimensionally and discriminatively with greater balance, especially in patients receiving NIV...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773291/cost-utility-of-non-invasive-mechanical-ventilation-analysis-and-implications-in-acute-respiratory-failure-a-brief-narrative-review
#16
REVIEW
Antonello Nicolini, Sven Stieglitz, Pierre Bou-Khalil, Antonio Esquinas
The growing interest in the quality of patient care at the levels of the health care managers, insurance companies, and health professionals is evident. Further, the growing population requires good quality health services. In this review, we analyzed the cost-effectiveness of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in an acute setting for the treatment of respiratory failure. The strength of this review is that it identified and summarized the most relevant studies regarding various aspects of the cost-utility of NIV in an acute setting...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772569/evaluation-of-inhaled-procaterol-for-potential-assist-use-in-patients-with-stable-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#17
Norio Kodaka, Toru Yamagishi, Kayo Watanabe, Kumiko Kishimoto, Chihiro Nakano, Takeshi Oshio, Kumiko Niitsuma, Nagashige Shimada, Hiroto Matsuse
OBJECTIVES: International guidelines recommend the use of long-acting bronchodilators for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the usefulness of short-acting bronchodilator assist use for stable COPD remains uncertain. The purpose of the present study was to objectively demonstrate the effects of assist use of procaterol, a short-acting -agonist, on the respiratory mechanics of stable COPD patients treated with a long-acting bronchodilator using forced oscillation technique (FOT) and conventional spirometry...
May 17, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771599/clinical-characterization-of-children-with-resistant-airflow-obstruction-a-multicenter-study
#18
Sankaran Krishnan, Allen J Dozor, Leonard Bacharier, Jason E Lang, Charles G Irvin, David Kaminsky, Harold J Farber, Lynn Gerald, Mark Brown, Janet T Holbrook, Robert A Wise, Julie Ryu, Sonali Bose, Yasin Razan, Joy Saams, Robert J Henderson, William G Teague
OBJECTIVE: To characterize a cohort of children with airflow limitation resistant to bronchodilator (BD) therapy. METHODS: Pulmonary function tests performed in children 6-17 years of age at 15 centers in a clinical research consortium were screened for resistant airflow limitation, defined as a post-BD FEV1 and/or an FEV1 /FVC less than the lower limits of normal. Demographic and clinical data were analyzed for associations with pulmonary function. RESULTS: 582 children were identified...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771274/identification-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-axes-that-predict-all-cause-mortality-the-copdgene-study
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Gregory L Kinney, Stephanie A Santorico, Kendra A Young, Michael H Cho, Peter J Castaldi, Raul San José Estépar, James C Ross, Jennifer G Dy, Barry J Make, Elizabeth A Regan, David A Lynch, Douglas C Everett, Sharon M Lutz, Edwin K Silverman, George R Washko, James D Crapo, John E Hokanson
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a syndrome caused by damage to the lungs resulting in decreased pulmonary function and reduced structural integrity. Pulmonary function testing (PFT) is currently used to diagnose and stratify COPD into severity groups and chest computed tomography (CT) imaging is often used to assess structural changes in the lungs. We hypothesized that the combination of PFT and CT phenotypes would provide a more powerful tool for assessing underlying morphologic differences associated with pulmonary function in COPD than PFT alone...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771095/-a-progress-of-macrolides-therapy-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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REVIEW
S Shen, C S Wang
Macrolides are a type of antibiotics with macrocyclic lactone ring, which have been commonly used in the treatment of diffuse panbronchiolitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchial asthma, cystic fibrosis and other diseases. Macrolides not only have effect on antibacterial, but also effect on anti-inflammatory and immunoregulation. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common disease entity of infectious and inflammatory diseases that involved in nasal cavity and nasal sinuses, with various clinical phenotypes...
May 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
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