COPD Science

Associations Between Physical Activity, Smoking Status, and Airflow Obstruction and Self-Reported COPD: A Population-Based Study
27-05-2022CONCLUSION: Smokers, regardless of their physical activity level, are more likely to have airflow obstruction as compared with physically active non-smokers. Within smokers, being physically inactive poses no excess chance to be airflow obstructed. The findings indicate that physical activity level seem not altering the relationship between smoking and airflow obstruction.

Glucose Homeostasis in Relation to Neutrophil Mobilization in Smokers with COPD
27-05-2022CONCLUSION: In smokers with COPD, altered glucose homeostasis is associated with local and systemic signs of increased neutrophil mobilization, but not with local proteinases. This suggests that other specific aspects of neutrophil mobilization constitute pathogenic factors that affect glucose homeostasis in COPD.

Prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Chronic Bronchitis Among Predominantly Smoking Workers in the Seafood Industry in Greenland
27-05-2022INTRODUCTION: For decades, the prevalence of smoking has been high in Greenland. Even so, the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a smoking-related disease, remains largely unexplored. This cross-sectional study aimed to estimate the prevalence of COPD and chronic bronchitis (CB) among Inuit workers in the seafood industry in Greenland.

Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids on Lung Function in Children With Post-infectious Bronchiolitis Obliterans in Remission
27-05-2022CONCLUSION: Inhaled corticosteroids can effectively improve lung function and relieve airway obstruction in patients aged more than 5 years in PIBO remission, especially continuous ICSs. Patients with PIBO may have reversible airflow limitations.

Focal points of preanesthesia evaluations for electroconvulsive therapy in patients with depression: a retrospective analysis of clinical characteristics in nonremission
26-05-2022CONCLUSION: In the retrospective analysis, we found that atherosclerosis, diabetes, COPD and smoking may be high-risk factors for nonremission.

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Illness perception in patients with D.M. type II in Cambodia
This research is a qualitative study of illness perception in patients registered in a clinic in a rural area in Cambodia (Cambodia-Dutch Organization). All patients in the clinic with Diabetes...
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