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Chronic Obstrutive Pulmonary Disease

Jing Han, Shouqin Liu, Jun Zhang, Lin Zhou, Qiaoling Fang, Ji Zhang, Ying Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between temperature extremes and daily number of deaths in Jinan, a temperate city in northern China. METHODS: Data ondaily number of deaths and meteorological variables over the period of 2011-2014 were collected. Cold spells or heat waves were defined as ≥3 consecutive days with mean temperature ≤5th percentile or ≥95th percentile, respectively. We applied a time-series adjusted Poisson regression to assess the effects of extreme temperature on deaths...
May 2, 2017: BMJ Open
E D Pereira, S M Farensin, A L Fernandes
BACKGROUND: We wanted to determine the postoperative pulmonary complication after upper abdominal surgery in patients with pulmonary obstrutive syndrome. METHODS: We have studied 196 patients prospectively analyzed in preoperative period with spirometry and followed for observation of PPC. The patients were divided in four groups: COPD - those with chronic bronchitis or emphysema and VEF1/CVF< 70% (27 patients). ASMA - patients with obstruction of the airway in response to provoking stimuli (44 patients)...
January 2000: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
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