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Effectiveness-implementation of COPD case finding and self-management action plans in low- and middle-income countries: global excellence in COPD outcomes (GECo) study protocol
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the end result of a susceptible individual being exposed to sufficiently deleterious environmental stimuli. More than 90% of COPD-related deaths occur in low- and ...
Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with COPD: mild-to-moderate COPD versus severe-to-very severe COPD
(Soc Brasileira Pneumologia Tisiologia, 2016-05-01)
Alteraciones endocrinometabólicas en la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by the presence of chronic airflow obstruction and associated endocrinometabolic disorders, which usually worsen the clinic and prognostic of the ...
Critical Velocity Determined by a Non-Exhaustive Method in Subjects With COPD
(Daedalus Enterprises Inc, 2018-03-01)
BACKGROUND: Exercise training is an effective and low-cost tool for COPD rehabilitation. Thus, validating a non-exhaustive method to determine a patient's anaerobic threshold would be a very interesting tool in practical ...
Comparative analysis of COPD associated with tobacco smoking, biomass smoke exposure or both
Abstract Background Exposure to noxious gases and particles contained in both tobacco smoking (TS) and biomass smoke (BS) are well recognized environmental risk factors for ...
Gender and Health Status Response to Long-Term Oxygen Therapy in COPD Patients
(Ediciones Doyma S A, 2011-08-01)
Introduction: The association of gender with health status (HS) response to long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) in very severe COPD is unclear. The aims of this study were: (1) to compare dyspnea perception and HS between male ...
Tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 as a possible marker of COPD in smokers and ex-smokers
Introduction: Oxidative stress and systemic inflammation are higher in smokers and patients with COPD; however, markers that may help differentiate between smokers and patients with COPD have not yet been identified. We ...
The triad of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, COPD, and obesity: sensitivity of sleep scales and respiratory questionnaires
(Soc Brasileira Pneumologia Tisiologia, 2018-05-01)
Objective: To investigate whether the presence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) alters the perception of respiratory symptoms and quality of life in COPD patients, by using specific questionnaires, as well as to ...
Is dynamometry able to infer the risk of muscle mass loss in patients with COPD?
(Dove Medical Press Ltd, 2015-01-01)
Introduction: Sarcopenia is characterized by a progressive and generalized decrease of strength and muscle mass. Muscle mass loss is prevalent in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a result of ...
Smoking and early COPD as independent predictors of body composition, exercise capacity, and health status
The effects of tobacco smoke, mild/moderate COPD disease and their combined effect on health status (HS), body composition (BC), and exercise capacity (EC) impairment are still unclear. We hypothesized that smoking and ...