Results show that exposure to pesticides and herbicides is associated with fixed airflow obstruction and chronic bronchitis.
Researchers found that doxycycline plus prednisone did not prolong the time between exacerbations in patients with COPD.
Obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing are associated with amyloid deposition.
A chest CT can provide additional information on comorbidities, including coronary artery disease and osteoporosis.
Researchers sought to examine the link between intelligence scores during childhood and leading causes of death during the life course.
Surgical pulmonary embolectomy for peripheral distribution of thrombus demonstrated positive outcomes in patients with either CPE or PPE.
Increased residual volume is associated with a larger pulmonary artery in patients with COPD.
A 44-year-old man presents to an urgent care clinic with leg edema and shortness of breath.
The guidelines outline the diagnosis of CF and clarify diagnostic criteria and terminology for other disorders associated with CFTR mutations.
An estimated 900,000 veterans of a population of 6.7 million VHA patients met the criteria for LCS.
Cured meat intake levels also had an indirect effect mediated by body mass index.
Cancer deaths attributed to cigarette smoking are common among the Southern states.
One in 6 patients hospitalized for a first episode of syncope experiences a pulmonary embolism.
The USPSTF task force reviewed evidence regarding screening for LTBI in asymptomatic adults.
Seven ventilation strategies were compared for efficacy in a study of 5598 preterm infants.
Clinician awareness of COPD treatment guidelines has increased since 2007.
Patients with a blood eosinophil count below 2% had a poor response to treatment with inhaled corticosteroids.
Potential effects of statin use as adjunct therapy in COPD patients is still widely debated.
The importance of ruling out conditions other than idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is highlighted in this case of a 62-year-old female.
For patients hospitalized with COPD, mortality and length of stay have decreased while financial burden has increased.
The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) can be used to distinguish between newly diagnosed patients, those with more exacerbations, and by gender.
Patients who are socioeconomically disadvantaged are more likely to continue smoking after a COPD diagnosis.
Older adults with depression are less likely to adhere to COPD maintenance medications regimens.
General practices that prescribe fewer antibiotics may encounter slightly higher incidences of pneumonia and peritonsillar abscess.
Patients with mild-to-moderate airflow limitations should be screened for COPD exacerbations.
Patients who complete pulmonary rehabilitation programs may experience short-term symptom reversal.
Many HIV-positive patients who meet the criteria for COPD are not receiving proper treatment.
Patients who participate in rehabilitation have a lower in-hospital mortality rate.
In early adulthood, 75% of participants showed decline in lung function or reduced lung growth.
Exacerbations were reduced in COPD patients with a history of at least 1 exacerbation in the past year.