Pulmonary Disease

Common Name(s)

Pulmonary Disease

Pulmonary disease is any problem in the lungs or that prevents the lungs from working properly. The three main types of lung disease are airway diseases, lung tissue diseases and lung circulation diseases.

Airway diseases are diseases that affect the tracts that carry oxygen or other gases to the lung. Some examples are asthma or bronchiectasis. Lung tissue diseases are the ones that affect the tissues of the lung, causing for example inflammation. Lung circulation diseases are the ones that affect the blood vessels in the lungs, which may also affect heart function. Many lung diseases involve a combination of these three types.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pulmonary Disease" returned 4446 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Outcomes of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease diagnosed with or without pulmonary function testing.
 

Author(s): Andrea Gershon, Graham Mecredy, Ruth Croxford, Teresa To, Matthew B Stanbrook, Shawn D Aaron,

Journal: CMAJ. 2017 Apr;189(14):E530-E538.

 

A small number of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) receive pulmonary function testing around the time of diagnosis. Because omitting testing increases misdiagnosis, we sought to determine whether health outcomes differed between patients whose COPD was diagnosed ...

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2017

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The Expression of IL-6, TNF-α, and MCP-1 in Respiratory Viral Infection in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
 

Author(s): Jingtong Zheng, Yue Shi, Lingxin Xiong, Weijie Zhang, Ying Li, Peter G Gibson, Jodie L Simpson, Chao Zhang, Junying Lu, Jingying Sai, Guoqiang Wang, Fang Wang

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2017 ;2017():8539294.

 

Viral infection is a common trigger for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). The aim of this study is to investigate the expression of cytokines in AECOPD. Patients with AECOPD requiring hospitalization were recruited. Meanwhile healthy volunteers ...

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2017

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Early use of noninvasive techniques for clearing respiratory secretions during noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hypercapnic encephalopathy: A prospective cohort study.
 

Author(s): Jinrong Wang, Zhaobo Cui, Shuhong Liu, Xiuling Gao, Pan Gao, Yi Shi, Shufen Guo, Peipei Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar;96(12):e6371.

 

Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) might be superior to conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPDs). Inefficient clearance of respiratory secretions provokes NPPV failure in patients ...

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2017

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The terms "Pulmonary Disease" returned 832 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Role of Mitochondria and Oxidative/Antioxidative Imbalance in Pathobiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
 

Author(s): Adam Jerzy Białas, Przemysław Sitarek, Joanna Miłkowska-Dymanowska, Wojciech Jerzy Piotrowski, Paweł Górski

Journal: Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2016 ;2016():7808576.

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common preventable and treatable disease, characterized by persistent airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and the lung to noxious particles or ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2017

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Diabetic Microvascular Disease and Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Contribution of Platelets and Systemic Inflammation.
 

Author(s): Rekha Jagadapillai, Madhavi J Rane, Xingyu Lin, Andrew M Roberts, Gary W Hoyle, Lu Cai, Evelyne Gozal

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Diabetes is strongly associated with systemic inflammation and oxidative stress, but its effect on pulmonary vascular disease and lung function has often been disregarded. Several studies identified restrictive lung disease and fibrotic changes in diabetic patients and in animal models ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2016

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Genetic Polymorphism of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Risk: An Updated Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Sang Wook Kang, Su Kang Kim, Joo-Ho Chung, Hee-Jae Jung, Kwan-Il Kim, Jinju Kim, Ju Yeon Ban

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():7636123.

 

The relationship between polymorphism of the angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) gene and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been examined in many previous studies. However, their results were controversial. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the relationship ...

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2016

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Imaging of Apoptosis in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

 

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2016

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Cardiovascular Risk and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2017

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Identification of Volatile Organic Compounds in Exhaled Air During Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2017

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