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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435245/long-term-effects-of-beta-blocker-use-on-lung-function-in-japanese-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Naohiro Oda, Nobuaki Miyahara, Hirohisa Ichikawa, Yasushi Tanimoto, Kazuhiro Kajimoto, Makoto Sakugawa, Haruyuki Kawai, Akihiko Taniguchi, Daisuke Morichika, Mitsune Tanimoto, Arihiko Kanehiro, Katsuyuki Kiura
BACKGROUND: Some recent studies have suggested that beta-blocker use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with a reduction in the frequency of acute exacerbations. However, the long-term effects of beta-blocker use on lung function of COPD patients have hardly been evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 31 Japanese COPD patients taking beta-blockers for >1 year and 72 patients not taking them. The association between beta-blocker use and the annual change in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) was assessed...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423189/computed-tomography-quantification-of-tracheal-abnormalities-in-copd-and-their-influence-on-airflow-limitation
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Leticia Gallardo Estrella, Esther Pompe, Jan-Martin Kuhnigk, David A Lynch, Surya P Bhatt, Bram van Ginneken, Eva Marjolein van Rikxoort
PURPOSE: To present a method to automatically quantify tracheal morphology changes during breathing and investigate its contribution to airflow impairment when adding CT measures of emphysema, airway wall thickness, air trapping and ventilation. METHODS: Because tracheal abnormalities often occur localized, a method is presented that automatically determines the most abnormal trachea section based on automatically computed sagittal and coronal lengths. In this most abnormal section, trachea morphology is encoded using four equiangular rays from the center of the trachea and the normalized lengths of these rays are used as features in a classification scheme...
April 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417609/action-plans-and-coping-strategies-in-elderly-copd-patients-influence-the-result-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-an-observational-study
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Patrizia Russo, Giulia Prinzi, Aliaksei Kisialou, Vittorio Cardaci, Emanuele Stirpe, Vittoria Conti, Massimo Fini, Stefano Bonassi
BACKGROUND: COPD management needs a comprehensive assessment of clinical features (symptoms severity, co-morbidities) together with life-style, behavioural, socio-economic and multi-omics parameters. Among the other issues, psycho-cognitive assessment plays a critical role. Coping strategies are used to manage psychological stress. AIM: To evaluate the association between coping strategies and outcome of Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR). DESIGN: Observational study...
April 14, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416015/costs-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficient-copd-patients
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Florian M Karl, Rolf Holle, Robert Bals, Timm Greulich, Rudolf A Jörres, Annika Karch, Armin Koch, Stefan Karrasch, Reiner Leidl, Holger Schulz, Claus Vogelmeier, Margarethe E Wacker
BACKGROUND: Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD) is an economically unexplored genetic disease. METHODS: Direct and indirect costs (based on self-reported information on healthcare utilization) and health-related quality of life (HRQL, as assessed by SGRQ, CAT, and EQ-5D-3 L) were compared between 131 AATD patients (106 with, 25 without augmentation therapy (AT)) and 2,049 COPD patients without AATD participating in the COSYCONET COPD cohort. The medication costs of AT were excluded from all analyses to reveal differences associated with morbidity profiles...
April 17, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410285/comorbidities-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-pulmonary-rehabilitation-outcomes
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Pichapong Tunsupon, Ashima Lal, Mohammed Abo Khamis, M Jeffery Mador
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of comorbidities as potential predictors of the response to pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: The study included 165 patients with COPD with exercise limitations. Comorbidity was classified as cardiac, metabolic, orthopedic, behavioral health problems, or other diseases. Number of comorbidities was grouped as 0, 1, or ≥2. Outcomes were defined as improvement in exercise capacity (maximal exercise capacity, 6-minute walk test, and constant workload cycle exercise duration) and quality of life (Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405181/depression-anxiety-and-panic-disorders-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-correlations-with-tobacco-use-disease-severity-and-quality-of-life
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Oana Irinel Pascal, Antigona Carmen Trofor, Lucia Maria Lotrean, Dumitru Filipeanu, Letitia Trofor
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to assess anxiety, depression and panic disorders among patients diagnosed with COPD and to investigate their correlation with disease severity, quality of life as well as tobacco use. METHODS: An observational study was performed between January and September 2014 among 60 patients diagnosed with COPD. COPD staging according to GOLD criteria, while anxiety and depression were assessed using Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and panic attacks were evaluated based on ICD 10 criteria...
2017: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402088/the-mozart-study-a-relation-between-dynamic-hyperinflation-and-physical-activity-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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R W van Leuteren, S Dijkhuis, F H C de Jongh, P D L P M van der Valk, M Tabak, M G J Brusse-Keizer
BACKGROUND: Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience dyspnoea during exercise, resulting in a reduction of physical activity (PA). Dynamic hyperinflation (DH) is seen as a major cause of dyspnoea in COPD. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the current study was to investigate the relationship between DH, in terms of the amount of DH and the development and recovery rate of DH in patients with COPD, and PA. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with stable COPD were included from an outpatient clinic (14 GOLD II and 21 GOLD III, median age 65)...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393718/comorbidities-and-their-impact-on-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#8
Neşe Dursunoğlu, Nurdan Köktürk, Ayşe Baha, Ahmet Kaya Bilge, Şermin Börekçi, Fatma Çiftçi, Makbule Gezmen Karadağ, Ebru Çalık Kütükçü, Ayşın Noyan, Mehmet Polatlı, Zeynep Pınar Önen, Sevinç Sarınç, Sema Umut, Esra Uzaslan, Ayşe Kubat Üzüm, Öznur Akkoca Yıldız
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex disease that is associated with devastating outcomes resulting from lung involvement and several comorbidities. Comorbidities could impact on symptomology, quality of life, the complications, the management, economic burden and the mortality of the disease. The importance of comorbidities originates from their impact on the outcome of COPD. The most frequent comorbidities in COPD are cardiovascular, endocrinological, musculoskeletal, phycological disorders and lung cancer...
December 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390852/cardiovascular-comorbidity-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-the-canary-islands-ccecan-study
#9
Juan Marco Figueira Gonc Alves, Rafael Dorta Sánchez, María Del Cristo Rodri Guez Pérez, Pedro Viña Manrique, David Díaz Pérez, Cristina Guzmán Saenz, Juan Manuel Palmero Tejera, Alicia Pérez Rodríguez, Lorenzo Pérez Negrín
INTRODUCTION: Numerous studies have shown a high prevalence of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to analyse the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and comorbidity in a Canary Islands population diagnosed with COPD, and compared it with data from the general population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in 300 patients with COPD and 524 subjects without respiratory disease (control group)...
April 5, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387104/-anemia-in-patients-with-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-comorbity-more-common-than-previously-thought
#10
M Pirotte, J Guiot, Y Beguin, R Louis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is traditionally associated with polycythemia which results from chronic hypoxemia. Nevertheless, recent studies have shown that anemia may be more frequent than expected in patients with COPD. In this retrospective study, we investigated the prevalence of hemoglobin disorders in a cohort of 100 patients with stable, moderate to severe COPD (II to IV GOLD classification). We identified 31 % patients with anemia while only 15 % had polycythemia. Anemia was more frequent in male patients...
November 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384911/occurrence-of-anxiety-and-depression-among-stable-copd-patients-and-its-impact-on-functional-capability
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Debabani Biswas, Subhasis Mukherjee, Rajarshi Chakroborty, Somsubhra Chatterjee, Subrata Rath, Runa Das, Shabana Begum
INTRODUCTION: Anxiety and depression are important but often under-diagnosed co-morbid conditions in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) which may affect the functional capacity of the patients. AIM: To find out the proportion of depression and anxiety among stable COPD patients using a validated questionnaire suitable for use in clinic and the factors affecting their reduced functional capability as assessed by six-minute walk test. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382766/patients-and-families%C3%A2-realizing%C3%A2-their-future-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-qualitative-study
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Gudrun H Bragadottir, Bryndis S Halldorsdottir, T Soley Ingadottir, Helga Jonsdottir
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To gain insight into the lived experience of learning about having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for patients and their families. BACKGROUND: COPD often progresses for years. Adjustment to declining health is gradual and the disease may have developed considerably when health care is sought and people are diagnosed. Reaching patients at early stages is necessary to delay progression of the disease. DESIGN: Interpretive phenomenology...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370887/lessons-for-copd-from-the-gold-2017-report
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EDITORIAL
Masaharu Nishimura
See article, Respirology 2017; 22: DOI: 10.1111/resp.13012.
May 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370700/determinants-of-annual-change-in-physical-activity-in-copd
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Christian F Clarenbach, Noriane A Sievi, Sarah R Haile, Thomas Brack, Martin H Brutsche, Martin Frey, Sarosh Irani, Jörg D Leuppi, Robert Thurnheer, Malcolm Kohler
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Daily physical activity (PA) is reduced in patients with COPD. Previous cross-sectional analyses indicate various predictors for a low level of PA including airway obstruction, exacerbations and co-morbidities. However, information from longitudinal studies evaluating PA in the context of disease progression, survival and co-morbidities is scant. METHODS: In a heterogeneous cohort of COPD patients, we annually assessed the number of steps per day over 1 week and potential determinants including lung function, exacerbations and co-morbidities...
March 30, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366142/-comorbidities-and-their-impact-on-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#15
Neşe Dursunoğlu, Nurdan Köktürk, Ayşe Baha, Ahmet Kaya Bilge, Şermin Börekçi, Fatma Çiftçi, Makbule Gezmen Karadağ, Ebru Çalık Kütükçü, Ayşın Noyan, Mehmet Polatlı, Zeynep Pınar Önen, Sevinç Sarınç, Sema Umut, Esra Uzaslan, Ayşe Kubat Üzüm, Öznur Akkoca Yıldız
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex disease that is associated with devastating outcomes resulting from lung involvement and several comorbidities. Comorbidities could impact on symptomology, quality of life, the complications, the management, economic burden and the mortality of the disease. The importance of comorbidities originates from their impact on the outcome of COPD. The most frequent comorbidities in COPD are cardiovascular, endocrinological, musculoskeletal, phycological disorders and lung cancer...
December 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360458/prevalence-and-etiological-profile-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-nonsmokers
#16
Tariq Mahmood, Ravindra Kumar Singh, Surya Kant, Amitabh Das Shukla, Alok Chandra, Rajneesh Kumar Srivastava
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking has been recognized as the most important risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for a long time, but recent studies have shown that nonsmokers also contribute to a significant proportion of COPD. This study was performed to find out the proportion of nonsmoker individuals among COPD patients and to determine various etiologies in nonsmoker COPD patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was an observational cross-sectional study conducted in Department of Pulmonary Medicine, MLN Medical College, Allahabad...
March 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358158/direct-monitoring-of-pulmonary-disease-treatment-biomarkers-using-plasmonic-gold-nanorods-with-diffusion-sensitive-oct
#17
R L Blackmon, S M Kreda, P R Sears, B S Chapman, D B Hill, J B Tracy, L E Ostrowski, A L Oldenburg
The solid concentration of pulmonary mucus (wt%) is critical to respiratory health. In patients with respiratory disease, such as Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), mucus hydration is impaired, resulting in high wt%. Mucus with high wt% is a hallmark of pulmonary disease that leads to obstructed airways, inflammation, and infection. Methods to measure mucus hydration in situ and in real-time are needed for drug development and personalized therapy. We employed plasmonic gold nanorod (GNR) biosensors that intermittently collide with macromolecules comprising the mucus mesh as they self-diffuse, such that GNR translational diffusion (DT) is sensitive to wt%...
March 30, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356730/plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-is-elevated-in-patients-with-copd-independent-of-metabolic-and-cardiovascular-function
#18
Benjamin Waschki, Henrik Watz, Olaf Holz, Helgo Magnussen, Beata Olejnicka, Tobias Welte, Klaus F Rabe, Sabina Janciauskiene
INTRODUCTION: Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), a major inhibitor of fibrinolysis, is associated with thrombosis, obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and premature aging, which all are coexisting conditions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The role of PAI-1 in COPD with respect to metabolic and cardiovascular functions is unclear. METHODS: In this study, which was nested within a prospective cohort study, the serum levels of PAI-1 were cross-sectionally measured in 74 stable COPD patients (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease [GOLD] Stages I-IV) and 18 controls without lung disease...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343186/-profile-of-adults-suffering-from-copd-in-poland
#19
Marcin Nowak, Mateusz Jankowski, Grzegorz M Brożek, Szymon Skoczyński, Patrycja Rzepka-Wrona, Ewa Pierzchała, Jan E Zejda, Władysław Pierzchała
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common chronic diseases in adults. It is estimated, that in Poland around two million people suffer from COPD. THE AIM: The aim of this study, was to characterize population of patients with COPD in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study, established and coordinated by the Polish Respiratory Society, included a representative sample of 500 GPs where were asked to fill questionnaires on diagnosis and treatment of their COPD patients...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341128/-a-bronchial-mucous-gland-adenoma-resected-by-endoscopic-procedure
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C Vergnenègre, J Hureaux, B Morvant, T Urban, T Jeanfaivre
INTRODUCTION: Surgical resection is usually performed for the treatment of endobronchial tumors. This case describes the use of endoscopic resection as an initial treatment, allowing to spare lung parenchyma. CASE REPORT: A patient was admitted to the emergency unit with right lower lobe pneumonia. A thoracic CT-scan and subsequent bronchoscopy revealed an intrabronchial tumor between the right main and intermediate bronchus. Biopsies were non-diagnostic and a PET-scanner did not find any abnormalities...
March 22, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
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