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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027869/acceptance-of-telemonitoring-among-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-how-is-the-perceived-interest-by-and-for-patients
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Julie S Bros, Caroline Poulet, Nathalie Arnol, Chrystèle Deschaux, Marc Gandit, Marie Charavel
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, a chronic respiratory disease, requires regular adherence to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy. Telemonitoring may be relevant to support adherence, but nonetheless this raises ethical issues around the intrusive nature of the daily life of patients Objective: To explore the acceptance of telemonitoring by patients and the impact of this on adherence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective and observational study has been performed with 160 patients who initiated their CPAP therapy...
October 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027380/different-expression-about-induced-sputum-cell-sorting-in-the-two-main-types-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Huifang Song, Chunmei Yun, Maoye Xu, Dejun Sun
BACKGROUND: The difference in expression of sputum cells types between the two main types of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is largely unknown. This study aims to investigate the difference and then wants to depend on sputum cells sorting to direct the treatment of COPD. METHODS: A total of 218 patients with stable COPD (FEV1 < 80%) were selected. Stable COPD patients (n = 218) were classified as eosinophilic (A phenotype) or noneosinophilic (B phenotype); sometimes, the subjects were separated into cough group (C phenotype) and dyspnea group (D phenotype)...
October 13, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027309/the-importance-of-symptoms-in-the-longitudinal-variability-of-clusters-in-copd-patients-a-validation-study
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Juan P de Torres, Jose M Marin, Cristina Martinez-Gonzalez, Pilar de Lucas-Ramos, Borja Cosio, Ciro Casanova
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cluster analysis has been utilized to explore phenotypic heterogeneity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To date, little is known about the longitudinal variability of clusters in COPD patients. We aimed to evaluate the 2-year cluster variability in stable COPD patients. METHODS: We evaluated the following variables in COPD patients at baseline and 2 years later: age, gender, pack-year history, body mass index (BMI), modified Medical Research Council (MMRC) scale, 6-min walking distance (6MWD), spirometry and COPD Assessment Test (CAT)...
October 12, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020801/factors-influencing-influenza-vaccination-among-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
#4
Hyun-Young Shin, Hee-Jin Hwang, Jae Ho Chung
This study aimed to investigate the factors associated with vaccination coverage among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in Korea using the fourth to the sixth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (KNHANES IV, V, VI). A total of 16 812 subjects aged 40 years and older who underwent spirometry and had an "influenza vaccination history" were analyzed. The vaccination rate of middle-aged (40-64 years) COPD patients was only 31.9%; whereas, the vaccination rate of elderly (65 years and older) COPD patients was 80...
October 1, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016325/increased-mortality-in-seasonal-h3n2-patients-compared-with-those-with-pandemic-2009-h1n1-in-taiwan-2009-2010
#5
Shi-Yu Huang, Wen-Chi Huang, Yi-Chun Chen, Ching-Yen Tsai, Ing-Kit Lee
We conducted a retrospective study to compare clinical and laboratory findings between 1) severe influenza A and mild influenza A and 2) pandemic 2009 H1N1 (pdm09 A/H1) and seasonal H3N2 (A/H3) from 2009 to 2010. A total of 526 (mean age, 13.6 years; 447 pdm09 A/H1, 79 seasonal A/H3) patients were included, 41 (7.8%) with severe influenza (mean age, 28.1 years; 26 pdm09 A/H1, 15 seasonal A/H3). Influenza-associated complications were pneumonia (75.6%), meningoencephalitis (14.6%), acute kidney injury (14.6%), and acute respiratory distress syndrome (12...
September 25, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992159/compliance-with-accreditation-and-recommended-hospital-care-a-danish-nationwide-population-based-study
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Anne Mette Falstie-Jensen, Søren Bie Bogh, Erik Hollnagel, Søren Paaske Johnsen
Objective: To examine the association between compliance with accreditation and recommended hospital care. Design: A Danish nationwide population-based follow-up study based on data from six national, clinical quality registries between November 2009 and December 2012. Setting: Public, non-psychiatric Danish hospitals. Participants: Patients with acute stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, heart failure, hip fracture and bleeding/perforated ulcers...
October 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990887/il-1%C3%AE-polymorphism-in-copd-patients-in-turkish-population
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Onur Baykara, Nuriye Banu Tömekçe Taşkıran, Şadan Soyyiğit, Nur Buyru
Introduction: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common respiratory condition characterized by persistent airflow limitation and is associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and the lung to noxious particles or gases. Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) is a major pro-inflammatory cytokine expressed by many cells such as macrophages, neutrophils and monocytes and functions in cellular activities such as proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis...
June 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988422/comparison-of-two-cytoreductive-regimens-for-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-depleted-haploidentical-hsct-in-pediatric-malignancies-improved-engraftment-and-outcome-with-tbi-based-regimen
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Elad Jacoby, Nira Varda-Bloom, Gal Goldstein, Daphna Hutt, Chaim Churi, Helly Vernitsky, Amos Toren, Bella Bielorai
BACKGROUND: Graft manipulation using selective depletion of αβ-T cells provides a source of haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (haplo-HSCT) enriched in effector cells. We report our experience implementing this haplo-HSCT for high-risk malignancies in pediatric patients focusing on the conditioning regimen. PROCEDURE: We performed a retrospective study of patients who underwent T-cell receptor αβ-depleted haplo-HSCT for high-risk pediatric malignancies...
October 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988219/differences-in-levels-of-albumin-alt-ast-%C3%AE-gt-and-creatinine-in-frail-moderately-healthy-and-healthy-elderly-individuals
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Maria Edvardsson, Märtha Sund-Levander, Anna Milberg, Ewa Wressle, Jan Marcusson, Ewa Grodzinsky
BACKGROUND: Reference intervals are widely used as decision tools, providing the physician with information about whether the analyte values indicate ongoing disease process. Reference intervals are generally based on individuals without diagnosed diseases or use of medication, which often excludes elderly. The aim of the study was to assess levels of albumin, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), creatinine and γ-glutamyl transferase (γ-GT) in frail, moderately healthy and healthy elderly indivuduals...
October 9, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987858/-effectiveness-of-an-educational-program-for-respiratory-rehabilitation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-in-primary-care-in-improving-the-quality-of-life-symptoms-and-clinical-risk
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Cristina Blánquez Moreno, Cristina Colungo Francia, M Carme Alvira Balada, Belchin Kostov, Luis González-de Paz, Antoni Sisó-Almirall
AIM: To determine the impact of an educational program to improve the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that contributes to an increase of the quality of life, exercise capacity, level of dyspnoea, and clinical risk. DESIGN: Intervention study without controls. LOCATION: Primary Healthcare Centre. PARTICIPANTS: 193 patients with COPD were invited, 73 accepted and 55 participated in the educational program...
October 4, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987683/influence-of-fissure-integrity-on-quantitative-ct-and-emphysema-distribution-in-emphysema-type-copd-using-a-dedicated-copd-software
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Jan Müller, Hyun-Ju Lim, Monika Eichinger, Bertram J Jobst, Ralf Eberhardt, Daniela Gompelmann, Marcel Koenigkam-Santos, Michael Puderbach, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Claus P Heussel, Mark O Wielpütz
OBJECTIVES: Fissure integrity (FI) plays a key role in selecting patients for interventional emphysema therapy. We investigated its interference with automated lobar segmentation in quantitative computed tomography (CT) and emphysema distribution. METHODS: CT was available for 50 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Lobe segmentation was performed fully automated by software and corrected manually. FI was evaluated visually using a %-scale...
October 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987568/short-term-effects-of-various-ozone-metrics-on-cardiopulmonary-function-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-results-from-a-panel-study-in-beijing-china
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Hongyu Li, Shaowei Wu, Lu Pan, Junhui Xu, Jiao Shan, Xuan Yang, Wei Dong, Furong Deng, Yahong Chen, Masayuki Shima, Xinbiao Guo
BACKGROUND: Short-term exposure to ambient air pollution has been associated with lower pulmonary function and higher blood pressure (BP). However, controversy remains regarding the relationship between ambient multiple daily ozone (O3) metrics and cardiopulmonary health outcomes, especially in the developing countries. OBJECTIVES: To investigate and compare the short-term effects of various O3 metrics on pulmonary function, fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) and BP in a panel study of COPD patients...
October 5, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986731/successful-management-of-prolonged-venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-an-octogenarian
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Masami Takagaki, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Shinichi Mitsuyama, Tasuku Kadowaki, Takeshi Ando
Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is now an established treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome. However, this treatment remains rare in octogenarians and is associated with poor outcomes. An 81-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heavy smoking underwent mitral and tricuspid valve repair and the Maze procedure for mitral and tricuspid regurgitation and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Although he was extubated the following day, his postoperative course was complicated with pneumonia followed by acute respiratory distress syndrome...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985325/home-based-telerehabilitation-in-older-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-heart-failure-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Palmira Bernocchi, Michele Vitacca, Maria Teresa La Rovere, Maurizio Volterrani, Tiziana Galli, Doriana Baratti, Mara Paneroni, Giuseppe Campolongo, Barbara Sposato, Simonetta Scalvini
Background: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic heart failure (CHF) frequently coexist in older people, reducing patients' quality of life (QoL) and increasing morbidity and mortality. Objective: we studied the feasibility and efficacy of an integrated telerehabilitation home-based programme (Telereab-HBP), 4 months long, in patients with combined COPD and CHF. The primary outcome was exercise tolerance evaluated at the 6-min walk test (6MWT)...
August 30, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983937/factors-associated-with-change-in-health-related-quality-of-life-among-individuals-treated-with-long-term-mechanical-ventilation-a-six-year-follow-up-study
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Heidi Markussen, Sverre Lehmann, Roy M Nilsen, Gerd K Natvig
AIMS: To examine changes and explanatory variables for changes in health-related quality of life in patients treated with long-term mechanical ventilation over a six-year period. BACKGROUND: Long-term mechanical ventilation is a treatment for individuals with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure, primarily caused by neuromuscular diseases, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary and restrictive thoracic diseases. Studies on long-term outcome on health-related quality of life and factors influencing it are lacking...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982562/prosthetic-mitral-surgical-valve-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement%C3%A2-recipients-a-multicenter-analysis
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Ignacio J Amat-Santos, Carlos Cortés, Luis Nombela Franco, Antonio J Muñoz-García, Jose Suárez De Lezo, Enrique Gutiérrez-Ibañes, Vicenç Serra, Mariano Larman, Raúl Moreno, Jose M De La Torre Hernandez, Rishi Puri, Pilar Jimenez-Quevedo, José M Hernández García, Juan H Alonso-Briales, Bruno García, Dae-Hyun Lee, Paol Rojas, Teresa Sevilla, Renier Goncalves, Silvio Vera, Itziar Gómez, Josep Rodés-Cabau, José A San Román
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prognosis and specific complications of patients with prosthetic mitral valves (PMVs) undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: TAVR is performed relatively often in patients with PMVs, but specific risks are not well described. METHODS: A multicenter analysis was conducted, including patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who underwent TAVR at 10 centers...
October 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982202/effects-of-combined-aerobic-strength-training-vs-fitness-education-program-in-copd-patients
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Nicoletta Rinaldo, Elisabetta Bacchi, Giuseppe Coratella, Francesca Vitali, Chiara Milanese, Andrea Rossi, Federico Schena, Massimo Lanza
We compared the effects of a new physical activity education program approach (EDU), based on a periodically supervised protocol of different exercise modalities vs traditionally supervised combined strength-endurance training (CT) on health-related factors in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Twenty-eight COPD patients without comorbidities were randomly assigned to receive either EDU or CT. CT was continuously supervised to combine strength-endurance training; EDU was taught to progressively increase the rate of autonomous physical activity, through different training modalities such as Nordic walking, group classes and circuit training...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979113/comparative-study-on-medical-utilization-and-costs-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-good-lung-function
#18
Jeong Uk Lim, Kyungjoo Kim, Sang Hyun Kim, Myung Goo Lee, Sang Yeub Lee, Kwang Ha Yoo, Sang Haak Lee, Ki-Suck Jung, Chin Kook Rhee, Yong Il Hwang
INTRODUCTION: Patients with mild to moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are underdiagnosed and undertreated due to the asymptomatic nature of the disease. Previous studies on patients with mild COPD have focused on symptomatic patients. Therefore, in this study, we evaluated the treatment status of patients with early COPD in Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared hospital visits, medical costs per person, and COPD medication use by patients with COPD screened from the general population and COPD cohort patients...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978239/endothelial-function-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-systematic-review-of-studies-using-flow-mediated-dilatation
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Anouk W Vaes, Martijn A Spruit, Jan Theunis, Nandu Goswami, Lowie E Vanfleteren, Frits M E Franssen, Emiel F M Wouters, Patrick De Boever
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Endothelial function may be involved in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. In contrast to the attention given to pulmonary endothelial dysfunction, little is known about peripheral vascular changes in COPD. Therefore, we reviewed the literature on peripheral endothelial function in COPD. METHODS: Databases were screened for studies using ultrasound-based flow-mediated dilation (FMD), the reference method for assessing peripheral endothelial function, in stable COPD patients...
October 5, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975810/eustachian-tube-dysfunction-related-symptoms-in-chronic-nasal-obstruction-caused-by-inferior-turbinate-enlargement
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Teemu Harju, Ilkka Kivekäs, Jura Numminen, Markus Rautiainen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between chronic nasal obstruction caused by inferior turbinate enlargement and Eustachian tube dysfunction-related symptoms using the Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Questionnaire (ETDQ-7) as an assessment method. METHODS: A total of 80 adults were enrolled. Group 1 comprised consecutive patients with enlarged inferior turbinates and group 2 comprised healthy controls. The ETDQ-7 scores and tympanometry results of both groups were analyzed and compared...
October 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
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