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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225476/comparative-postural-control-in-copd-patients-and-healthy-individuals-during-dynamic-and-static-activities
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Elias F Porto, Cristiane O Pradella, Carolina M Rocco, Mario Chueiro, Rafaella Q Maia, Fernando F Ganança, Antonio A M Castro, Oliver A Nascimento, José R Jardim
PURPOSE: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have body balance deficits, with consequent fall risk. It is possible that body sway in patients with COPD affects their ability to perform daily activities. The purpose of this study was to determine whether body balance is similar in patients with COPD and healthy persons when performing static and dynamic activities. In addition, we wanted to assess whether impairment of balance is related to the presence of falls in patients with COPD...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214911/-risk-of-pneumonia-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-treated-with-inhaled-corticosteroids-evidence-and-uncertainties
#2
Cristoforo Incorvaia, Bruna Gritti, Irene Martignago, Gian Galeazzo Riario-Sforza, Erminia Ridolo
A large number of studies, evaluated by several meta-analyses, indicate that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treated with inhaled corticosteroids have a significantly increased risk of pneumonia which, however, is not associated with a corresponding increase in mortality. The increased risk seems to be exclusive of COPD, since meta-analyses involving patients with asthma treated with inhaled corticosteroids did not show a risk of pneumonia higher than that of the general population...
November 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209037/-lung-function-influenced-the-prognosis-of-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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C T Wu, J H Zhao, D Wei, Y X Shi, G F Zhu
Objective: To investigate the value of lung function for the prognosis of cardiac surgery in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD). Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted on the hospitalized patients with coronary heart disease or valvular heart disease in Beijing Anzhen hospital during Janury 2013 to December 2015. The relationship between lung function and extubation time, time of staying in ICU, second time tracheal incubation, tracheotomy and mortality rate were analyzed. Results: There were 355 patients without surgery in a total 1 729 of patients, of which 65 (18...
February 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197800/small-airway-obstruction-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-potential-parameters-for-early-detection
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Tomasz Piorunek, Magdalena Kostrzewska, Marta Stelmach-Mardas, Marcin Mardas, Sławomir Michalak, Joanna Goździk-Spychalska, Halina Batura-Gabryel
The impulse oscillometry (IOS) is recognized as a complementary method to spirometry in the diagnostics of obstructive pulmonary disorders. The IOS enables to measure total respiratory resistance (R5) and proximal respiratory resistance (R20), with the R5-R20 difference reflecting small airway resistance. This study seeks to evaluate the usefulness of R5-R20, maximal mid-expiratory flow (MMEF), and forced expiratory volume in 3 s/forced vital capacity ratio (FEV3/FVC), in the assessment of small airway obstruction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
February 15, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196638/japanese-guidelines-for-adult-asthma-2017
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Masakazu Ichinose, Hisatoshi Sugiura, Hiroyuki Nagase, Masao Yamaguchi, Hiromasa Inoue, Hironori Sagara, Jun Tamaoki, Yuji Tohda, Mitsuru Munakata, Kohei Yamauchi, Ken Ohta
Adult bronchial asthma is characterized by chronic airway inflammation, and presents clinically with variable airway narrowing (wheezes and dyspnea) and cough. Long-standing asthma induces airway remodeling, leading to intractable asthma. The number of patients with asthma has increased; however, the number of patients who die of asthma has decreased (1.2 per 100,000 patients in 2015). The goal of asthma treatment is to enable patients with asthma to attain normal pulmonary function and lead a normal life, without any symptoms...
February 11, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193704/pneumocystis-colonization-in-asthmatic-patients-not-receiving-oral-corticosteroid-therapy
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Emma L Davey, Rhonda E Colombo, Charles Fiorentino, Gary Fahle, Richard T Davey, Kenneth N Olivier, Joseph A Kovacs
: Pneumocystis jirovecii can colonize patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. To determine if colonization occurs in asthma patients, sputum samples from 10 patients with mild asthma, who were not receiving oral corticosteroids, were evaluated by a sensitive real-time PCR assay that targets a multicopy gene of P. jirovecii. 2 patients (20%) had Pneumocystis DNA detected; 1 patient had 3 positive samples over an 11-day period. Thus, Pneumocystis colonization occurs in asthma patients, and further studies are warranted to evaluate its role in airways disease...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184155/risk-factors-for-fev1-decline-in-mild-copd-and-high-risk-populations
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Shujing Chen, Changhui Wang, Bing Li, Guochao Shi, Huiping Li, Jing Zhang, Yutong Gu, Jian Zhou, Yuanlin Song, Chunxue Bai
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of COPD is often not achieved due to limited recognition and limited access to the pulmonary function test. Our hypothesis was that lung function decline may be different between populations with mild COPD and those who are at high risk and do not receive treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Subjects with mild COPD and those from a high-risk COPD population were recruited from a community-based COPD epidemiological study after obtaining consent...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180979/the-influence-of-isolated-thoracoplasty-on-the-evolution-of-pulmonary-function-after-treatment-of-severe-thoracic-scoliosis
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Heiko Koller, Tobias L Schulte, Oliver Meier, Juliane Koller, Viola Bullmann, Wolfgang Hitzl, Michael Mayer, Tobias Lange, Jens Schmücker
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE: Isolated thoracoplasty (iTP) on the convex side is performed long time after scoliosis surgery has been performed. ITP is thought to cause a further decline in pulmonary function (PF); however, the amount of decline is ill defined. The objectives of this study were to examine the influence of iTP on the postoperative evolution of PF and rib hump reduction in patients that previously undergone scoliosis surgery. METHODS: Over an 11-year period, 75 patients underwent iTP...
February 8, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151868/impact-of-betablockers-on-general-and-local-outcome-in-patients-hospitalized-for-lower-extremity-peripheral-artery-disease-the-copart-registry
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Tristan Mirault, Alexandre Galloula, Jean-Pierre Cambou, Philippe Lacroix, Victor Aboyans, Carine Boulon, Joel Constans, Alessandra Bura-Riviere, Emmanuel Messas
Lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) is one manifestation of atherosclerosis. Patients with PAD have an increased rate of mortality due to concurrent coronary artery disease and hypertension. Betablockers (BB) may, therefore, be prescribed, especially in case of heart failure. However, BB safety in PAD is controversial, because of presumed peripheral hemodynamic consequences of BB that could lead to worsening of symptoms in patients with PAD. In this context, we aimed to determine the impact of BB on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality and amputation rate at 1 year after hospitalization for PAD from the COPART Registry population...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145647/relationship-between-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-level-and-efficacy-of-inhaled-corticosteroid-in-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-patients-with-different-disease-severity
#10
Jia Xi Feng, Yun Lin, Jian Lin, Su Su He, Mei Fang Chen, Xiao Mai Wu, You Zu Xu
This study explored the relationship between the fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) level and the efficacy of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap syndrome (ACOS) patients with different disease severity. A total of 127 ACOS patients with ACOS (case group) and 131 healthy people (control group) were enrolled in this study. Based on the severity of COPD, the ACOS patients were divided into: mild ACOS; moderate ACOS; severe ACOS; and extremely severe ACOS groups...
March 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144052/evaluation-of-plasma-leptin-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-prealbumin-as-prognostic-biomarkers-during-clinical-recovery-from-acute-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Anant Mohan, Sneh Arora, Arvind Uniyal, Rosemary Poulose, Kalpana Luthra, R M Pandey, Randeep Guleria
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory and nutritional biomarkers have an important bearing on outcomes of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), but the temporal profile of these compounds during an acute episode is unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Plasma leptin, prealbumin, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) were estimated at baseline and before hospital discharge in patients with AECOPD. RESULTS: A total of 82 patients were evaluated (66 males; mean (standard deviation) age, 61...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139873/impact-of-exacerbations-on-adherence-and-outcomes-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-copd
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Dionne C W Braeken, Martijn A Spruit, Sarah Houben-Wilke, Dionne E Smid, Gernot G U Rohde, Emiel F M Wouters, Frits M E Franssen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Dropout or lack of response is an important issue in pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), which underlines the need to identify predictors of dropout and response. Acute exacerbations (AEs) of COPD may influence dropout rates and PR response. We aimed to assess differences in dropout and outcomes of PR between COPD with and without AEs. METHODS: Clinically stable patients with moderate-to-very severe COPD (age: 64.1 ± 9.1 years, 55.6% males, forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1 ): 48...
January 31, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137492/subclinical-atherosclerosis-risk-markers-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ling-Yun Wang, Ya-Nan Zhu, Juan-Juan Cui, Ke-Qin Yin, Shao-Xia Liu, Yong-Hua Gao
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Identifying early changes of cardiovascular system before the occurrence of fatal clinical event is critical for the management of COPD. We performed a meta-analysis to investigate the associations between COPD and subclinical markers of cardiovascular risk. METHODS: We searched PUBMED, EMBASE for studies published before Aug 1st, 2016, on the association between COPD and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), prevalence of carotid plaques, flow-mediated dilation (FMD), pulse-wave velocity (PWV) and augmentation index (AIx)...
February 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128803/-inpatients-days-in-patients-with-respiratory-diseases-and-periodontal-disease
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Rosario Fernández-Plata, Daniel Olmedo-Torres, David Martínez-Briseño, Herminia González-Cruz, Guillermo Casa-Medina, Cecilia García-Sancho
INTRODUCTION: Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory gingival process that has been associated with the severity of respiratory diseases. In Mexico a prevalence of 78% was found in population with social security and > 60 years old. The aim of this study is to establish the association between periodontal disease and respiratory diseases according to the inpatient days. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted from January to December 2011...
January 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123293/inverse-relationship-between-nonadherence-to-original-gold-treatment-guidelines-and-exacerbations-of-copd
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Hussein D Foda, Anthony Brehm, Karen Goldsteen, Norman H Edelman
BACKGROUND: Prescriber disagreement is among the reasons for poor adherence to COPD treatment guidelines; it is yet not clear whether this leads to adverse outcomes. We tested whether undertreatment according to the original Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines led to increased exacerbations. METHODS: Records of 878 patients with spirometrically confirmed COPD who were followed from 2005 to 2010 at one Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center were analyzed...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122034/a-low-peripheral-blood-cd4-cd8-ratio-is-associated-with-pulmonary-emphysema-in-hiv
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Matthew Triplette, Engi F Attia, Kathleen M Akgün, Guy W Soo Hoo, Matthew S Freiberg, Adeel A Butt, Cherry Wongtrakool, Matthew Bidwell Goetz, Sheldon T Brown, Christopher J Graber, Laurence Huang, Kristina Crothers
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of emphysema is higher among HIV-infected (HIV+) individuals compared to HIV-uninfected persons. While greater tobacco use contributes, HIV-related effects on immunity likely confer additional risk. Low peripheral blood CD4+ to CD8+ T-lymphocyte (CD4/CD8) ratio may reflect chronic inflammation in HIV and may be a marker of chronic lung disease in this population. Therefore, we sought to determine whether the CD4/CD8 ratio was associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly the emphysema subtype, in a cohort of HIV+ subjects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116747/pneumococcal-vaccines-for-preventing-pneumonia-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#17
REVIEW
Julia Ae Walters, Joanne Ngie Qing Tang, Phillippa Poole, Richard Wood-Baker
BACKGROUND: People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at increased risk of pneumococcal disease, especially pneumonia, as well as acute exacerbations with associated morbidity and healthcare costs. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of injectable pneumococcal vaccination for preventing pneumonia in persons with COPD. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Airways COPD Trials Register and the databases CENTRAL, MEDLINE and Embase, using prespecified terms...
January 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115224/the-burden-of-obesity-in-asthma-and-copd-role-of-adiponectin
#18
REVIEW
Andrea Bianco, Ersilia Nigro, Maria Ludovica Monaco, Maria Gabriella Matera, Olga Scudiero, Gennaro Mazzarella, Aurora Daniele
The influence of obesity on development, severity and prognosis of both asthma and COPD is attracting growing interest. The impact of obesity on the respiratory system ranges from structural modifications (decline of total lung capacity) to humoral alterations. Adipose tissue strongly contributes to the establishment of an inflammatory state being an important source of adipokines. Amongst adipokines, adiponectin is an important component of organ cross talk with adipose tissue exerting protective effects on a variety of pathophysiological processes...
January 20, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114991/subtypes-of-asthma-based-on-asthma-control-and-severity-a-latent-class-analysis
#19
Elina M S Mäkikyrö, Maritta S Jaakkola, Jouni J K Jaakkola
BACKGROUND: Asthma subtyping is a complex new field of study. Usually both etiological and outcome factors of asthma have been used simultaneously for subtyping thus making the interpretation of the results difficult. Identification of subtypes of asthma based on questionnaire data only will be useful for both treatment of asthma and for research. Our objective was to identify asthma subtypes that capture both asthma control and severity based on easily accessible variables. METHODS: We applied latent class analysis for the 1995 adult asthmatics, 692 men and 1303 women, of the Northern Finnish Asthma Study (NoFAS)...
January 23, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068996/non-linear-parameters-of-specific-resistance-loops-to-characterise-obstructive-airways-diseases
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Marko Topalovic, Vasileios Exadaktylos, Thierry Troosters, Geert Celis, Jean-Marie Aerts, Wim Janssens
BACKGROUND: Specific resistance loops appear in different shapes influenced by different resistive properties of the airways, yet their descriptive ability is compressed to a single parameter - its slope. We aimed to develop new parameters reflecting the various shapes of the loop and to explore their potential in the characterisation of obstructive airways diseases. METHODS: Our study included 134 subjects: Healthy controls (N = 22), Asthma with non-obstructive lung function (N = 22) and COPD of all disease stages (N = 90)...
January 9, 2017: Respiratory Research
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