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Study: Self-management program for patients with COPD boosts quality of life, cuts rehospitalization
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that a program designed to enhance self-care and lead to more seamless management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults successfully reduced rates of emergency room visits and hospitalization, and the burdensome symptoms and limitations caused by the condition. (2018-11-20)
UK heart failure patients twice as likely to die as their Japanese counterparts
Patients with heart failure in the UK are twice as likely to die six months after a hospital admission for their condition as their Japanese counterparts, finds the first analysis of its kind published in the online journal Open Heart. (2018-09-11)
Sulfur respiration in mammals
Researchers have gained new insight into the formation of a group of compounds found in almost all organisms, which are reportedly shown to be a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from damage by free radicals. (2017-10-30)
Stem cell therapy drug may protect against smoke-related COPD symptoms
A drug used in stem cell therapy to treat certain cancers may also protect against cigarette smoke-induced lung injury. (2018-07-05)
More than 40 percent of women with asthma may develop COPD, but risk may be reduced
More than four in 10 women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, and published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2018-08-10)
Large proportion of patients experiencing acute exacerbations of COPD are skipping out on pulmonary rehabilitation or not being referred all together
Researchers from Imperial College London set out to determine the effect of PR on COPD exacerbation rates. (2017-12-08)
Study of COPD patients has created a 'looking glass' into genome of pathogen
Decades of work on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at the University at Buffalo and the Veterans Administration WNY Healthcare System have yielded extraordinary information about the pathogen that does the most harm to patients. (2018-03-19)
Obesity strongly associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in never-smokers
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is much more common among never smoking older women who are morbidly obese (having a body mass index of 40 or higher) than among their female peers in the normal weight range (13.4 percent vs 3.5 percent, respectively). (2018-11-21)
Benzodiazepines in patients with COPD and PTSD may increase suicide risk
Long-term use of benzodiazepine medications in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, as well as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may lead to increased suicide risk, according to a study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2018-10-12)
Effective rehabilitation in COPD
By 2020, COPD will be the third most common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. (2018-03-29)
Therapy proves effective in subgroup of COPD patients
Antibody treatment reduces rate of flare-ups in patients with a subgroup of treatment-resistant COPD. (2017-09-12)
Blood biomarker can help predict disease progression in patients with COPD
Some patients with COPD demonstrate signs of accelerated aging. In a new study published in the journal CHEST® researchers report that measuring blood telomeres, a marker of aging of cells, can be used to predict future risk of the disease worsening or death. (2018-07-12)
The urban training intervention increases physical activity in COPD patients
Increasing physical activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a key strategy -- and a major challenge -- in the fight against this respiratory disorder. (2018-10-05)
How the power of mathematics can help assess lung function
Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new computational way of analyzing X-ray images of lungs, which could herald a breakthrough in the diagnosis and assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases. (2018-05-10)
Henry Ford Hospital to study effectiveness of a new procedure that may help emphysema suffers
Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital today announced the start of the EASE (Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema) Trial, an international, multicenter clinical trial to explore an investigational treatment that may offer a significant new option for those suffering with advanced emphysema. (2008-03-12)
Care for COPD: Could more be done?
Meilan Han, M.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan and the medical director of the U-M Women's Respiratory Health Program, is the lead author on a new report that set out to provide a comprehensive view of COPD care in the US. (2016-05-17)
Healthy gums may lead to healthy lungs
A study to be published in the Journal of Periodontology suggests that periodontal disease may be related to respiratory diseases, such as pneumonia and COPD. (2011-01-18)
BODE may overestimate transplant benefit in COPD patients
In a new study published in the journal CHEST®, researchers aimed to determine if patients selected as transplant candidates have a better survival rate than the BODE score indicates. (2018-03-06)
New guidelines for treatment and management of COPD exacerbations
A multi-disciplinary ERS/ATS task force of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experts has published comprehensive new guidelines on the treatment of COPD exacerbations. (2017-03-15)
Smoking linked to frailty in older adults
A recent paper published in Age & Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, finds that current smoking in older people increases the risk of developing frailty, though former smokers did not appear to be at higher risk. (2017-08-17)
New risk scores help physicians provide better care for high-risk pulmonary patients, study finds
Study of more than 17,000 patients finds new laboratory-based method of estimating outcomes for patients with a severe pulmonary disorder that has no cure can help physicians better provide proper care, referrals, and services for patients at the end of life. (2019-05-19)
New genetic markers for COPD discovered
In a new Research Letter published in Nature Genetics on Feb. (2017-02-06)
Premature vascular and bone changes occur in COPD patients
Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that patients with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, have greater arterial stiffness. (2007-06-15)
Depression decreases adherence to COPD maintenance medications
A recent study in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society found that in a nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries who were newly diagnosed with COPD, adherence to maintenance medications decreased with new episodes of depression. (2016-06-24)
Study: Process used to select lung transplant patients may need to be changed
New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that the system for choosing transplant recipients in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may underestimate how long a person might survive without a lung transplant and therefore, may mislead clinicians. (2017-11-14)
Long-term usage of inhaled corticosteroids may increase risk of bone fractures in patients with COPD
A study published in the February journal CHEST® suggests long-term inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in patients with COPD may increase risk of bone fractures in both men and women. (2018-02-05)
Oxygen therapy could help combat dementia in individuals with lung disease
Breathing in additional oxygen improves the function of blood vessels in the brain of people with breathing difficulties caused by lung conditions, according to new research published in Experimental Physiology. (2018-07-05)
Antidepressants may increase risk of death by 20 percent for those with progressive lung disease
Antidepressant use in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with a 20 percent increase in likelihood of death and a 15 percent increase in likelihood of hospitalization due to related symptoms, finds a new study led by researchers at St. (2018-06-26)
Cigarette smoke directly damages muscles in the body
Not only is smoking bad for your lungs, but new research shows that components in cigarette smoke directly damages your muscles. (2018-05-23)
E-cigarette vapor disables key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation
E-cigarette vapor boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles, reveals a small experimental study, published online in the journal Thorax. (2018-08-13)
Treat vitamin D deficiency to prevent deadly lung attacks
Vitamin D supplements have been found to reduce the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London. (2019-01-10)
E-cigarettes popular among smokers with existing illnesses
In the US more than 16 million people with smoking-related illnesses continue to use cigarettes. (2017-02-21)
News from Dec. 16, 2014 Annals of Internal Medicine
This issue of Annals of Internal Medicine includes: 'Earlier detection could close the race gap on colon cancer deaths'; 'Emphysema on CT an important independent risk factor for death'; and 'Patient feelings about consent for use of personal medical data: It's complicated.' (2014-12-15)
Frailty and older men: Study identifies factors that speed/slow progression
Frailty tends to become more of a challenge as we age, but in some studies a small number of frail older adults became stronger and less frail as they aged. (2017-09-07)
Molecule that acts on human cells might provide hope for 'irresistible' cold cure
Researchers have lab-tested a molecule that can combat the common cold virus by preventing it from hijacking human cells. (2018-05-14)
Innovative risk score tool effectively predicts future risk of hospitalization for COPD patients
Researchers have developed a new tool that utilizes basic laboratory tests to effectively identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are at high risk of being hospitalized due to a flare up of the condition. (2018-05-21)
New drug therapy could lead to more effective treatment for millions with asthma
After a four-year study examining more than 6,000 compounds researchers identified a drug (TSG12) that relaxes the muscles and opens the airways in asthma. (2018-02-07)
Breakthrough discovery will change treatment for COPD patients
Permanent lung damage caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) starts much earlier than previously thought, even before patients are showing symptoms. (2018-07-09)
Tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death, serious complications
A new decision tool to help emergency physicians identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are at high risk of serious complications, including death, performs better than current practice, according to a validation study of the Ottawa COPD Risk Scale in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2018-12-03)
COPD symptoms common among smokers, even when undiagnosed
A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that smokers, who wouldn't typically be diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are still showing symptoms consistent with the diagnosis. (2016-05-16)
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