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A Vora, Amit Bhargava
INTRODUCTION: Cough is significant health problem with greater implication for impaired quality of life. Acute and chronic cough due to infective (viral/bacterial), allergic conditions or bronchial asthma including cough variant asthma are often treated with combination of mucolytics, expectorants and bronchodilators. Bronchodilators reduces cough sensitivity, promotes clearance of cough secretions while reducing protrusive inflammatory mediator release. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To further understand the clinical utility and safety of Bronchodilatory cough formulations (BCF) containing Levosalbutamol in real world settings...
September 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Don D Sin, Zafar Zafari, Gerard Criner, John E Connett, Stephen Lazarus, Meilan Han, Fernando Martinez, Richard Albert
Exacerbations are a hallmark of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Evidence suggests the presence of substantial between-individual variability (heterogeneity) in exacerbation rates. The question of whether individuals vary in their tendency towards experiencing severe (versus mild) exacerbations, or whether there is an association between exacerbation rate and severity, has not yet been studied. We used data from the MACRO Study, a 1-year randomized trial of the use of azithromycin for prevention of COPD exacerbations (United States and Canada, 2006-2010; n = 1,107, mean age = 65...
October 13, 2016: American Journal of Epidemiology
Laura Miranda de Oliveira Caram, Renata Ferrari, André Luís Bertani, Thaís Garcia, Carolina Bonfanti Mesquita, Caroline Knaut, Suzana Erico Tanni, Irma Godoy
The effects of tobacco smoke, mild/moderate COPD disease and their combined effect on health status (HS), body composition (BC), and exercise capacity (EC) impairment are still unclear. We hypothesized that smoking and early COPD have a joint negative influence on these outcomes. We evaluated 32 smokers (smoking history >10 pack/years), 32 mild/moderate COPD (current smokers or former smokers), and 32 never smokers. All individuals underwent medical and smoking status evaluations, pre and post-bronchodilator spirometry, BC [fat-free mass (FFM) and FFM index (FFMI)], EC [six-minute walk distance (6MWD)] and HS [Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36)]...
2016: PloS One
Hanneke Ac van Helvoort, Laura M Willems, Pn Richard Dekhuijzen, Hieronymus Wh van Hees, Yvonne F Heijdra
In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), exercise capacity is reduced, resulting over time in physical inactivity and worsened health status. It is unknown whether ventilatory constraints occur during activities of daily life (ADL) in early stages of COPD. The aim of this study was to assess respiratory mechanics during ADL and to study its consequences on dyspnoea, physical activity and health status in early-stage COPD compared with healthy controls. In this cross-sectional study, 39 early-stage COPD patients (mean FEV1 88±s...
October 13, 2016: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
Eman Mahmoud Fathy, Hanaa Shafiek, Tamer S Morsi, Bassma El Sabaa, Abdelaziz Elnekidy, Mohamed Elhoffy, Mohamed Samy Atta
BACKGROUND: Bronchial vascular remodeling is an underresearched component of airway remodeling in COPD. Image-enhanced bronchoscopy may offer a less invasive method for studying bronchial microvasculature in COPD. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate endobronchial mucosal vasculature and changes in COPD by image-enhanced i-scan3 bronchoscopy and correlate them pathologically by analyzing bronchial mucosal biopsies. METHODS: This case-control study analyzed 29 COPD patients (41...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Ira Katz, Marine Pichelin, Spyridon Montesantos, Min-Yeong Kang, Bernard Sapoval, Kaixian Zhu, Charles-Philippe Thevenin, Robert McCoy, Andrew R Martin, Georges Caillibotte
Oxygen treatment based on intermittent-flow devices with pulse delivery modes available from portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) depends on the characteristics of the delivered pulse such as volume, pulse width (the time of the pulse to be delivered), and pulse delay (the time for the pulse to be initiated from the start of inhalation) as well as a patient's breathing characteristics, disease state, and respiratory morphology. This article presents a physiological-based analysis of the performance, in terms of blood oxygenation, of a commercial POC at different settings using an in silico model of a COPD patient at rest and during exercise...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Sau Nga Fu, Wai Cho Yu, Carlos King-Ho Wong, Margaret Choi-Hing Lam
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to define the prevalence of undiagnosed airflow obstruction (AO) among subjects with a history of smoking but no previous diagnosis of chronic lung disease. The finding of AO likely represents diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. PATIENTS: People aged ≥30 years with a history of smoking who attended public outpatient clinics for primary care services were included in this study. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey in five clinics in Hong Kong using the Breathlessness, Cough, and Sputum Scale, the Lung Function Questionnaire, and office spirometry was conducted...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Amir Soltani, Eugene Haydn Walters, David W Reid, Shakti Dhar Shukla, Kaosia Nowrin, Chris Ward, H Konrad Muller, Sukhwinder Singh Sohal
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the effects of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) on airway vascular remodeling in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: Thirty-four subjects with mild-to-moderate COPD were randomly allocated 2:1 to ICS or placebo treatment in a double-blinded clinical trial over 6 months. Available tissue was compared before and after treatment for vessel density, and expression of VEGF, TGF-β1, and TGF-β1-related phosphorylated transcription factors p-SMAD 2/3...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Gianna Camiciottoli, Francesca Bigazzi, Chiara Magni, Viola Bonti, Stefano Diciotti, Maurizio Bartolucci, Mario Mascalchi, Massimo Pistolesi
BACKGROUND: In addition to lung involvement, several other diseases and syndromes coexist in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our purpose was to investigate the prevalence of idiopathic arterial hypertension (IAH), ischemic heart disease, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease (PVD), diabetes, osteoporosis, and anxious depressive syndrome in a clinical setting of COPD outpatients whose phenotypes (predominant airway disease and predominant emphysema) and severity (mild and severe diseases) were determined by clinical and functional parameters...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Georgia Kourlaba, Georgios Hillas, Theodoros Vassilakopoulos, Nikos Maniadakis
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to estimate the self-reported prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Greece and to quantify its burden on patients' daily activities, productivity, and psychological status. METHODS: A population-based, random digit-dialed telephone nationwide survey was conducted between July 10, 2015 and July 31, 2015 in order to recruit patients with COPD in Greece. Among the 11,471 persons contacted, 3,414 met the inclusion criterion of age ≥40 years and completed the screening questions regarding COPD...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Mizuho Nishio, Kazuaki Nakane, Yutaka Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Homology is a mathematical concept that can be used to quantify degree of contact. Recently, image processing with the homology method has been proposed. In this study, we used the homology method and computed tomography images to quantify emphysema. METHODS: This study included 112 patients who had undergone computed tomography and pulmonary function test. Low-attenuation lung regions were evaluated by the homology method, and homology-based emphysema quantification (b 0, b 1, nb 0, nb 1, and R) was performed...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Katarzyna Kulej-Lyko, Jacek Majda, Stephan von Haehling, Wolfram Doehner, Monika Lopuszanska, Alicja Szklarska, Waldemar Banasiak, Stefan D Anker, Piotr Ponikowski, Ewa A Jankowska
BACKGROUND: Testosterone (TT) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS) are neurosteroids and their deficiencies constitute the hormone risk factors promoting the development of depression in elderly otherwise healthy men. We investigated the link between hypogonadism and depression in accordance with age and concomitant diseases in men with systolic HF using the novel scale previously dedicated for elderly population. METHODS: We analysed the prevalence of depression and severity of depressive symptoms in population of 226 men with systolic HF (40-80 years) compared to 379 healthy peers...
September 20, 2016: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
Ramez R Hanna, Nicholas Kolanko, Carlos Torres
History A 70-year-old woman presented to a peripheral hospital with signs and symptoms of acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation. The patient also reported acute on chronic onset of thoracolumbar back pain over a period of 24 hours. She denied any history of recent trauma or intravenous drug use. She did not have any long-term indwelling catheters. The patient's medical history was also complicated by stage 4 renal failure from long-standing type II diabetes, hypertension, iron deficiency anemia, aortic stenosis, and prior bariatric surgery...
October 2016: Radiology
Ha Youn Lee, Ji Won Kim, Jung Kyu Lee, Eun Young Heo, Hee Soon Chung, Deog Keom Kim
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori infection is a major cause of gastric diseases. The clinical implications of H. pylori infection in various diseases outside the gastrointestinal system have also been reported, including in some respiratory disorders. In this study, we investigated the seroprevalence of H. pylori in patients with mild to moderate COPD in an Asian country with a high prevalence of H. pylori infection. Also, we aimed to elucidate the association between the seroprevalence of H...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Som N Chalise, Haitham T Shaheen, Muhammad Z Rizwan, Kevin O'Brien, Robert Shaw
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is an evidence-based measure to benefit chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Many patients have benefitted from our robust university hospital-based PR program. We have objectively assessed the benefit of our PR program for COPD patients in Eastern North Carolina. METHODS: We used retrospective chart review to collect data from all the patients who completed PR from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013...
September 2016: North Carolina Medical Journal
Masafumi Funamoto, Yoichi Sunagawa, Yasufumi Katanasaka, Yusuke Miyazaki, Atsushi Imaizumi, Hideaki Kakeya, Hajime Yamakage, Noriko Satoh-Asahara, Maki Komiyama, Hiromichi Wada, Koji Hasegawa, Tatsuya Morimoto
PURPOSE: COPD is mainly caused by tobacco smoking and is associated with a high frequency of coronary artery disease. There is growing recognition that the inflammation in COPD is not only confined to the lungs but also involves the systemic circulation and can impact nonpulmonary organs, including blood vessels. α1-antitrypsin-low-density lipoprotein (AT-LDL) complex is an oxidatively modified LDL that accelerates atherosclerosis. Curcumin, one of the best-investigated natural products, is a powerful antioxidant...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Kazuki Okura, Atsuyoshi Kawagoshi, Masahiro Iwakura, Keiyu Sugawara, Hitomi Takahashi, Takeshi Kashiwagura, Mitsunobu Homma, Masahiro Satake, Takanobu Shioya
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Diaphragm function might be useful to predict nocturnal oxygen desaturation in COPD. Ultrasonography has been widely used for the assessment of the diaphragm. We aimed to investigate the relationship between the contractile capability of the diaphragm assessed by ultrasonography and the nocturnal percutaneous arterial oxygen saturation (NSpO2 ) in COPD. METHODS: Twenty-eight male patients with COPD (age, 73 ± 7 years; forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1 ), 54...
September 9, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Dongyan Liu, Thomas Bateman, Elisabeth Carr, Paul Foster
An 87-year-old Caucasian woman with hypertension, diabetes mellitus type 2, and COPD was admitted with 1-week duration of back pain and weight gain. The physical examination revealed jugular venous distention, rales in the left lower lung field, and severe pitting edema over lower extremities. As workup for leukocytosis, blood cultures grew Gemella haemolysans. Subsequently, a transthoracic echocardiogram revealed vegetation on the non-coronary aortic leaflet and mild aortic stenosis. She was treated with ampicillin and gentamicin...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Roberto Rodriguez-Roisin, MeiLan K Han, Jørgen Vestbo, Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Prescott G Woodruff, Fernando J Martinez
The 2001 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) Report defined five stages of spirometric severity (post-bronchodilator FEV1/FVC≥0.7): 0, and 1 (mild) to 4 (very severe). GOLD Stage 0 was defined by chronic cough and sputum production or chronic mucus hypersecretion (CMH) alone with preserved FEV1/FVC. Subsequently, GOLD 0 was discarded as further evidence of COPD development in subjects with GOLD 0 was not more likely to develop. When expanding symptomatic burden in GOLD 0 to include other chronic respiratory symptoms, such as dyspnea, wheeze, poor quality of life, limited physical activity, and 'COPD exacerbations-like' events needing health resources, symptomatic smokers with normal FEV1 resulted in larger risk of death...
September 6, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Pierachille Santus, Dejan Radovanovic, Giovanni Balzano, Matteo Pecchiari, Rita Raccanelli, Nicola Sarno, Fabiano Di Marco, Paul W Jones, Mauro Carone
BACKGROUND: Lung diffusing capacity (DLCO) and lung volume distribution predict exercise performance and are altered in COPD patients. If pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) can modify DLCO parameters is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To investigate changes in DLCO and ventilation inhomogeneity following a PR program and their relation with functional outcomes in patients with COPD. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, multicentric study. Patients were evaluated before and after a standardized 3-week PR program...
September 7, 2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
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