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Family history a risk factor for COPD
A study shows that COPD in family history is a risk factor for patients having COPD. (2011-07-26)
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Benralizumab for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and sputum eosinophilia
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with eosinophilic airway inflammation in 10-20 percent of patients. (2014-09-07)
5-question survey may increase COPD diagnoses
A simple, five-question patient-administered survey (COPD-PS) may lead to increased diagnoses of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (2012-10-22)
Children exposed to cigarette smoke have increased risk of COPD in adulthood
A new study published in the journal Respirology reveals that children who are exposed to passive smoke have almost double the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adulthood compared with non-exposed children. (2012-03-15)
College education and moderate alcohol intake linked to lower COPD risk
College education and alcohol consumption may be linked to risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (2012-10-22)
Roflumilast improves lung function after 6 months compared with placebo
Roflumilast was associated with significant improvements in lung function in patients with moderate and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after six months of treatment compared with placebo. (2012-10-22)
Smokers with heavily lined faces run five times the risk of progressive lung disease (COPD)
Middle aged smokers, who are heavily lined with wrinkles, are five times as likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD for short, suggests research published ahead of print in Thorax. (2006-06-13)
Study reveals surprises concerning COPD and smoking
A new study challenges the widely accepted but oversimplified description of airway inflammation in smokers and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (2017-03-22)
What's the best walking aid for patients with COPD?
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have investigated the impact of different walking aids on patients with chronic obstructive disease. (2015-07-06)
The role of N-acetylcysteine in the management of COPD: A review of recent literature
Recent studies indicate the clinical significant effects of N-Acetylcysteine such as reducing exacerbation frequency are seen at daily doses 1,200 mg or greater. (2016-08-03)
Poorer patients face malnutrition risk
Patients with chronic lung disease living in deprived areas are more likely to be malnourished than those from wealthier postcodes, a QUT study has found. (2016-11-15)
Common bronchodilator linked to increased deaths
A common bronchodilator drug which has been used for more than a decade by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been linked to a one-third higher risk of cardiovascular-related deaths. (2008-09-15)
Daily walk of just 3km can reduce risk of hospitalization for respiratory problems
New research in Respirology shows that suffers of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can reduce their risk of being hospitalized with severe attacks, by maintaining an exercise regime of walking between three to six kilometers a day. (2014-02-18)
New research about COPD
The following news briefs are embargoed until the date/time listed below each title. (2007-10-24)
COPD linked to heightened risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked
COPD, short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is linked to a heightened risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked, indicates research published online in the journal Thorax. (2020-04-02)
Many adults unaware they may be suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
As many as 20 percent of adults with known risk factors are currently undiagnosed but suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, states a research article in CMAJ. (2010-04-06)
Exacerbations of COPD accelerate lung-function loss
Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) accelerate the loss of lung function especially among patients with mild disease, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and other institutions. (2016-05-16)
Drinking large amounts of soft drinks associated with asthma and COPD
A new study published in the journal Respirology reveals that a high level of soft drink consumption is associated with asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (2012-02-07)
Early COPD detection could help lung cancer diagnosis
Early screening of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may help to detect lung cancer at an earlier stage, according to a new study. (2011-11-15)
New approach to underweight COPD patients
Malnutrition often goes hand in hand with COPD and is difficult to treat. (2010-10-04)
Using lung function tests to diagnose COPD can help patients and reduce health care costs
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease would benefit if pulmonary function testing was used more consistently to diagnose the condition, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2016-11-14)
Patients with COPD have higher risk of shingles
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at greater risk of shingles compared with the general population, according to a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2011-02-22)
Worrying rise in chronic lung disease in women over past decade
The rates of chronic lung disease (COPD) in women have almost doubled over the past decade, shows research published in Thorax. (2000-08-20)
Study shows COPD is not independent risk factor for lung cancer
A recent study published in the January 2013 issue of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's Journal of Thoracic Oncology, concludes that COPD is not an independent risk factor for lung cancer. (2012-12-15)
Mediterranean diet halves risk of progressive lung disease
A Mediterranean diet halves the chances of developing progressive inflammatory lung disease (COPD), reveals a large study, published ahead of print in Thorax. (2007-05-14)
Study suggests physical activity reduces anxiety and depression in patients with COPD
A study presented today Sept. 5, 2016, at this year's European Respiratory Society International Congress in London shows that increased physical activity among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) reduces their risk of anxiety or depression. (2016-09-04)
Heart health impacts wellbeing of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
A new study has found that processes that control heart rate play an important role in the quality of life experienced by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (2011-10-14)
People living with HIV diagnosed with COPD 12 years younger than HIV-negative people
Researchers analyzed incidences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among adults 35 years and older who were living with and without HIV between 1996 and 2015 in Ontario - where over 40 per cent of Canadians living with HIV reside. (2020-02-18)
Journal Chest: March news briefs
Studies from the March issue of Chest highlight three studies related to COPD, including how blood clots may be more likely in COPD patients; how helium may be used to help COPD patients; and how depression doubles mortality risk in patients with COPD. (2009-03-05)
COPD is forgotten killer, says University of Toronto professor
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will kill more women in Canada this year than breast cancer, says a University of Toronto researcher. (2004-06-23)
Latin America has high prevelance of lung diseases
The lung diseases, emphysema and bronchitis, are a greater health problem in Latin America than previously thought, concludes a study published online today (Friday November 4, 2005) by The Lancet. (2005-11-03)
Obesity, large waist size risk factors for COPD
Obesity, especially excessive belly fat, is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to an article in CMAJ. (2014-07-07)
COPD associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment
A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults was associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), especially MCI of skills other than memory, and the greatest risk was among patients who had COPD for more than five years. (2014-03-17)
New chronic lung disease guidelines over-diagnose older men and under-diagnose younger women
New guidelines for diagnosing chronic lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD), should be modified because they over-diagnose COPD in older men and under-diagnose COPD in young women. (2015-07-01)
Vitamin D deficiency common in patients with lung disease
A new study from Korea has uncovered a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as a significant relationship between vitamin D deficiency and airflow limitations. (2015-04-20)
News briefs from the February issue of Chest
News briefs from the February issue of Chest feature new studies related to the use of inhaled corticosteroids for COPD, depression and COPD, and noncompliance issues related to TB therapy. (2010-02-04)
Treatment seeks to address exacerbations of COPD
A new study finds that delivery of oxygen via high-flow nasal tubes may help patients who experience exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (2017-05-04)
Physical activity found to decrease risk of dying in COPD
Any amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity can effectively reduce the risk of dying after hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study. (2016-03-16)
Lung diseases linked to higher rheumatoid arthritis risk
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were each associated with increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis in a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. (2020-03-04)
Newsbriefs from the April issue of the journal Chest
New research published in the journal Chest highlights the dangers of water pipe (hookah) smoking and how COPD is not just a smoker's disease. (2011-04-05)
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