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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628138/-effects-of-exposure-to-ambient-particulate-matter-and-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-on-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-the-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Y Zhang, X M Song, Q Zhao, T Wang, L J Li, J Chen, H B Xu, B B Liu, X Y Sun, B He, W Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) on systemic oxidative stress biomarkers in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. METHODS: A panel of forty-five diagnosed and stable COPD patients, whose residences were within 5 kilometers from Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC), were recruited and followed up twice between November 2014 and May 2015. The lung function index percentage of forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) to predicted value (FEV1%pred), was measured to reflect the severity of COPD patients...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626506/impact-of-nonadherence-to-inhaled-corticosteroid-laba-therapy-on-copd-exacerbation-rates-and-healthcare-costs-in-a-commercially-insured-us-population
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Jill R Davis, Bingcao Wu, David M Kern, Ozgur Tunceli, Kathleen M Fox, John Horton, Randall F Legg, Frank Trudo
BACKGROUND: Evidence of poor patient adherence to medications for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is well-documented, but its impact on disease exacerbation rates and associated healthcare costs remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between adherence levels to different inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting ß2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) and COPD exacerbation rates and costs in a commercially insured population. METHODS: In this observational cohort study, patients with COPD (aged ≥40 years) who were treatment-naïve to inhaled corticosteroid/LABA and were initiating budesonide plus formoterol or fluticasone plus salmeterol between March 1, 2009, and January 31, 2014, were identified in a national representative claims database and were followed for up to 12 months...
April 2017: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624321/does-any-association-exist-between-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-erectile-dysfunction-the-decoded-study
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M Dias, M J Oliveira, P Oliveira, I Ladeira, R Lima, M Guimarães
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual activity. Recent studies have shown an association between ED and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, this issue is often ignored. We aimed to evaluate the ED prevalence in COPD patients and its risk factors and to study the impact of dyspnea in sexual activity. METHODS: Cross-sectional study that included sexually active male patients with COPD...
June 14, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624018/difference-in-the-craniocaudal-gradient-of-the-maximum-pixel-value-change-rate-between-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-and-normal-subjects-using-sub-mgy-dynamic-chest-radiography-with-a-flat-panel-detector-system
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Yoshitake Yamada, Masako Ueyama, Takehiko Abe, Tetsuro Araki, Takayuki Abe, Mizuki Nishino, Masahiro Jinzaki, Hiroto Hatabu, Shoji Kudoh
OBJECTIVES: To compare the craniocaudal gradients of the maximum pixel value change rate (MPCR) during tidal breathing between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and normal subjects using dynamic chest radiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was approved by the institutional review board and all participants provided written informed consent. Forty-three COPD patients (mean age, 71.6±8.7 years) and 47 normal subjects (non-smoker healthy volunteers) (mean age, 54...
July 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624014/can-routine-chest-radiography-be-used-to-diagnose-mild-copd-a-nested-case-control-study
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A M den Harder, A M Snoek, T Leiner, W J Suyker, L M de Heer, R P J Budde, J W J Lammers, P A de Jong, M J A Gondrie
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether mild stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be detected on chest radiography without substantial overdiagnosis. METHODS: A retrospective nested case-control study (case:control, 1:1) was performed in 783 patients scheduled for cardiothoracic surgery who underwent both spirometry and a chest radiograph preoperative. Diagnostic accuracy of chest radiography for diagnosing mild COPD was investigated using objective measurements and overall appearance specific for COPD on chest radiography...
July 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623944/the-effect-of-combining-manual-therapy-with-exercise-for-mild-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Roger M Engel, Jaxson Wearing, Peter Gonski, Subramanyam Vemulpad
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of disability and hospital admission. Current management strategies have not been successful in altering the loss of lung function typically seen as the disease progresses. A recent systematic review into the use of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) in the management of COPD concluded that there was low level evidence to support the view that a combination of SMT and exercise had the potential to improve lung function more than exercise alone in people with moderate to severe COPD...
June 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620960/prevalence-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-independent-community-dwelling-older-adults-the-fujiwara-kyo-study
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Masanori Yoshikawa, Yoshifumi Yamamoto, Koichi Tomoda, Yukio Fujita, Motoo Yamauchi, Takao Osa, Hiroki Uyama, Nozomi Okamoto, Norio Kurumatani, Hiroshi Kimura
AIM: As the Japanese population ages, the number of older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is expected to increase, but the prevalence of COPD in patients aged ≥80 years remains unclear. The purpose of the present study was to determine the prevalence of COPD in independent community-dwelling older adults aged ≥80 years. METHODS: We investigated the prevalence of COPD in 2862 independent community-dwelling older adults (1504 men, 1358 women, mean age 77...
June 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620266/mechanistic-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-smoking-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-on-the-nasal-epithelium
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Marja Talikka, Florian Martin, Alain Sewer, Grégory Vuillaume, Patrice Leroy, Karsta Luettich, Nveed Chaudhary, Michael J Peck, Manuel C Peitsch, Julia Hoeng
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the major causes of chronic morbidity and mortality worldwide. The development of markers of COPD onset is hampered by the lack of accessibility to the primary target tissue, and there is a need to consider other sample sources as surrogates for biomarker research. Airborne toxicants pass through the nasal epithelium before reaching the lower airways, and the similarity with bronchial histology makes it an attractive surrogate for lower airways. In this work, we describe the transcriptomics findings from the nasal epithelia of subjects enrolled in a clinical study focusing on the identification of COPD biomarkers...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610667/why-choose-tiotropium-for-my-patient-a-comprehensive-review-of-actions-and-outcomes-versus-other-bronchodilators
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REVIEW
David M Halpin, Alan G Kaplan, Richard K Russell
PURPOSE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are leading causes of morbidity and mortality. This narrative review provides an appraisal of the pharmacological and clinical characteristics of tiotropium in COPD and asthma, and examines how these compare with other long-acting bronchodilators. The evidence base is placed into context by relating it to factors affecting clinicians' choice of therapy. MAIN FINDINGS: Desirable attributes of a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) maintenance therapy include effective pharmacological bronchodilation, improved lung function, exacerbation efficacy, and positive effects on symptom control, exercise capacity and quality of life across a broad patient population...
July 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609599/assessment-and-management-of-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-australian-general-practice
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Helen K Reddel, Lisa Valenti, Kylie L Easton, Julie Gordon, Clare Bayram, Graeme C Miller
BACKGROUND: Dispensing data suggest potential issues with the quality use of medicines for airways disease. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article was to describe the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in general practice, and investigate the appropriateness of prescribing. METHODS: The method used for this study consisted of a national cross‑sectional survey of 91 Australian general practitioners (GPs) participating in the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program...
June 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606165/pitfalls-in-tamvi-experience-with-the-repositionable-lotus%C3%A2-valve-system
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Paul P Heinisch, Fabien Praz, Bernhard Winkler, Stephan Windecker, Christoph Huber, Thierry Carrel
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous transapical implantation of transcatheter heart valves in the native mitral and aortic position may be considered as an alternative to surgical valve replacement in high-risk patients presenting with combined valve disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old female with severe aortic stenosis, severe mitral stenosis with mild mitral insufficiency, persistent atrial fibrillation, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and NYHA class of IV was evaluated by our interdisciplinary heart team...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578989/-changing-patterns-of-medication-prescription-for-copd-patients-in-france-impact-of-long-acting-muscarinic-antagonists-availability
#12
G Jébrak, P-R Burgel, D Caillaud, G Deslée, G Brinchault, P Chanez, I Court-Fortune, R Escamilla, P Nesme-Meyer, C Pinet, T Perez, J-L Paillasseur, N Roche
INTRODUCTION: We studied the pattern changes over time of medication prescriptions for COPD and their conformity with French and international recommendations using data from patients in the prospective French cohort "Initiatives BPCO". METHOD: Eight hundred and forty-six patients have been included during a first period from August, 2001 till May 2006 (n=425) and a second period from June, 2006 till June, 2012 (n=421). The pivotal date was based on the tiotropium availability in France...
May 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559469/physiological-requirements-to-perform-the-glittre-activities-of-daily-living-test-by-subjects-with-mild-to-severe-copd
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Gérson F Souza, Graciane L Moreira, Andréa Tufanin, Mariana R Gazzotti, Antonio A Castro, José R Jardim, Oliver A Nascimento
BACKGROUND: The Glittre activities of daily living (ADL) test is supposed to evaluate the functional capacity of COPD patients. The physiological requirements of the test and the time taken to perform it by COPD patients in different disease stages are not well known. The objective of this work was to compare the metabolic, ventilatory, and cardiac requirements and the time taken to carry out the Glittre ADL test by COPD subjects with mild, moderate, and severe disease. METHODS: Spirometry, Medical Research Council questionnaire, cardiopulmonary exercise test, and 2 Glittre ADL tests were evaluated in 62 COPD subjects...
May 30, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553096/pulmonary-artery-to-aorta-ratio-is-associated-with-cardiac-structure-and-functional-changes-in-mild-to-moderate-copd
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Michael J Cuttica, Surya P Bhatt, Sharon R Rosenberg, Lauren Beussink, Sanjiv J Shah, Lewis J Smith, Mark T Dransfield, Ravi Kalhan
BACKGROUND: The ratio of the diameter of the pulmonary artery (PA) to the diameter of the aorta (PA:A) on computed tomography (CT) imaging is associated with both COPD exacerbation and pulmonary hypertension. The mechanisms of PA enlargement in COPD are poorly understood. METHODS: In this retrospective, single center study we evaluated pulmonary function, CT scans, right heart catheterizations, and echocardiography in 88 subjects with mild-to-moderately severe COPD...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548545/mild-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-why-spirometry-is-not-sufficient
#15
Amany F Elbehairy, Grace Parraga, Katherine A Webb, J Alberto Neder, Denis E O'Donnell
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - an inflammatory disease of the airways, alveoli and lung microvasculature - is a leading cause of death worldwide. Smokers with milder airway obstruction constitute the majority of patients with this disease. Many studies have shown increased morbidity, activity-related dyspnea, exercise intolerance and mortality in such patients, compared with age-matched healthy populations. Clinical evaluation of symptomatic smokers with ostensibly mild airway obstruction poses a challenge in clinical practice as spirometry can obscure extensive heterogeneous pathophysiological impairment...
June 5, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495073/expert-statement-on-the-single-agent-use-of-inhaled-bronchodilator-in-the-treatment-of-stable-mild-moderate-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Juan Antonio Riesco Miranda, Bernardino Alcázar, Inmaculada Alfageme, Ciro Casanova, Bartolomé Celli, Juan P de-Torres, Carlos A Jiménez Ruiz
OBJECTIVE: To describe the evidence- and experience-based expert consensus on the use of single-agent bronchodilators in patients with stable mild-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: Using Delphi methodology, a panel of 7 respiratory medicine experts was established, who, in the first nominal group meeting defined the scope, users, and document sections. The panel drew up 14 questions on the use of single-agent bronchodilators in patients with mild-moderate stable COPD to be answered with a systematic review of the literature...
May 8, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483402/doxycycline-for-outpatient-treated-acute-exacerbations-of-copd-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Patricia van Velzen, Gerben Ter Riet, Paul Bresser, Jeroen J Baars, Bob T J van den Berg, Jan W K van den Berg, Paul Brinkman, Jennece W F Dagelet, Johannes M A Daniels, Dewi R G L Groeneveld-Tjiong, René E Jonkers, Coen van Kan, Frans H Krouwels, Karin Pool, Arjan Rudolphus, Peter J Sterk, Jan M Prins
BACKGROUND: Antibiotics do not reduce mortality or short-term treatment non-response in patients receiving treatment for acute exacerbations of COPD in an outpatient setting. However, the long-term effects of antibiotics are unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate if the antibiotic doxycycline added to the oral corticosteroid prednisolone prolongs time to next exacerbation in patients with COPD receiving treatment for an exacerbation in the outpatient setting. METHODS: In this randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial, we recruited a cohort of patients with COPD from outpatient clinics of nine teaching hospitals and three primary care centres in the Netherlands...
May 5, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481639/ct-measure-of-lung-at-risk-and-lung-function-decline-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#18
Surya P Bhatt, Sandeep Bodduluri, Eric A Hoffman, John D Newell, Jessica C Sieren, Mark T Dransfield, Joseph M Reinhardt
RATIONALE: The rate of decline of lung function is greater than age-related change in a substantial proportion of patients with COPD, even after smoking cessation. Regions of the lung adjacent to emphysematous areas are subject to abnormal stretch during respiration, and this biomechanical stress likely influences emphysema initiation and progression. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether quantifying this penumbra of lung-at-risk would predict FEV1 decline. METHODS: We analyzed paired inspiratory-expiratory computerized tomography (CT) images at baseline of 680 subjects participating in a large multicenter study (COPDGene) over approximately 5 years...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461224/responsiveness-to-ipratropium-bromide-in-male-and-female-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#19
Xuan Li, Ma'en Obeidat, Guohai Zhou, Janice M Leung, Donald Tashkin, Robert Wise, John Connett, Philippe Joubert, Yohan Bossé, Maarten van den Berge, Corry-Anke Brandsma, David C Nickle, Ke Hao, Peter D Paré, Don D Sin
INTRODUCTION: Although the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is similar between men and women, current evidence used to support bronchodilator therapy has been generated in therapeutic trials that have predominately enrolled male patients. Here, we determined whether there is any significant sex-related differences in FEV1 responses to ipratropium bromide. METHODS: Data from the Lung Health Study (n=5887; 37% females) were used to determine changes in FEV1 with ipratropium or placebo in male and female subjects with mild to moderate COPD over 5years...
May 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460847/radiographic-evidence-of-sinonasal-inflammation-in-asthma-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-overlap-syndrome-an-underrecognized-association
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Satoshi Hamada, Shuji Tatsumi, Yoshiki Kobayashi, Hisako Matsumoto, Hirotaka Yasuba
BACKGROUND: Sinonasal inflammation on both clinical examinations and imaging significantly impacts both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the association between sinonasal inflammation and asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS). METHODS: A total of 112 patients with a ratio of forced expiratory volume in 1 s to forced vital capacity of less than 70% were enrolled. COPD, asthma, and ACOS were clinically diagnosed according to the 2014 Global Initiative for Asthma and Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease guidelines...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
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