COPD Wetenschap

Current-Smoking alters Gene Expression and DNA Methylation in the Nasal Epithelium of Asthmatics
14-05-2021Current-smoking contributes to worsened asthma prognosis, more severe symptoms and limits the beneficial effects of corticosteroids. As the nasal epithelium can reflect smoking-induced changes in the lower airways, it is a relevant source to investigate changes in gene expression and DNA methylation. This study explores gene expression and DNA methylation changes in current and ex-smokers with asthma. Matched gene expression and epigenome-wide DNA methylation samples collected from nasal...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with worse outcomes in ischemic colitis: a nationwide retrospective study
14-05-2021CONCLUSIONS: The presence of COPD portends poor outcomes in patients with IC. This was evidenced by increased risk of death and increased risk of undergoing colectomy. Given these findings, patients with COPD warrant closer observation. We advocate that COPD be considered as part of the risk assessment of patients with acute IC who need surgical intervention.

Plasma Metabolomic Signatures of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the Impact of Genetic Variants on Phenotype-Driven Modules
14-05-2021Background: Small studies have recently suggested that there are specific plasma metabolic signatures in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but there have been no large comprehensive study of metabolomic signatures in COPD that also integrate genetic variants. Materials and Methods: Fresh frozen plasma from 957 non-Hispanic white subjects in COPDGene was used to quantify 995 metabolites with Metabolon's global metabolomics platform. Metabolite associations with five COPD phenotypes...

Review of aerosol delivery in the emergency department
14-05-2021Aerosol delivery is a vital therapeutic strategy for both adult and pediatric patients presenting to the emergency department with respiratory distress. Aerosolized bronchodilators are frequently used as rescue medications for patients with diagnoses of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or pneumonia. Historically, emergency department providers utilized jet nebulizers (JNs) for medication delivery, but were challenged by a need for increasingly higher bronchodilator doses to...

Neutrophils Modulate Fibrogenesis in Chronic Pulmonary Diseases
14-05-2021Chronic inflammatory pulmonary diseases are characterized by recurrent and persistent inflammation of the airways, commonly associated with poor clinical outcomes. Although their etiologies vary tremendously, airway neutrophilia is a common feature of these diseases. Neutrophils, as vital regulators linking innate and adaptive immune systems, are a double-edged sword in the immune response of the lung involving mechanisms such as phagocytosis, degranulation, neutrophil extracellular trap...

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Koken met eigen kinderen - Dieet op de kaart
Het buurtcentrum Morschwijck draait al enige tijd een kookclub voor kinderen en een kookclub voor mensen met een verstandelijke beperking. In samenwerking met Cello zal er een kookclub worden gestart...
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Lekker goedkoop koken - Dieet op de kaart
Het project van kerken en andere partners met en voor mensen die door de crisis geraakt zijn en door financiële problemen  geen goede voeding...
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Ziekteperceptie bij patiƫnten met D.M. type II in Cambodja
Deze studie betreft een kwalitatief onderzoek naar ziekteperceptie bij patienten die geregistreerd zijn in een kliniek in een dunbevolkte omgeving in Cambodja (Cambodia-Dutch Organization). Alle...
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