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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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Pulmonary Disease" returned 3340 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mixed connective tissue disease associated with autoimmune hepatitis and pulmonary fibrosis.
 

Author(s): Eva Zold, Edit Bodolay, Balazs Dezső, Györgyike Soos, Britt Nakken, Peter Szodoray

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Nov;16(11):733-4.

 

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2015

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Cor pulmonale parvus in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema: the MESA COPD study.
 

Author(s): Steven M Kawut, Hooman D Poor, Megha A Parikh, Katja Hueper, Benjamin M Smith, David A Bluemke, João A C Lima, Martin R Prince, Eric A Hoffman, John H M Austin, Jens Vogel-Claussen, R Graham Barr

Journal: J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.. 2014 Nov;64(19):2000-9.

 

The classic cardiovascular complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is cor pulmonale or right ventricular (RV) enlargement. Most studies of cor pulmonale were conducted decades ago.

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Comorbidity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Related to disease severity?
 

Author(s): Jose M Echave-Sustaeta, Lorena Comeche Casanova, Borja G Cosio, Juan Jose Soler-Cataluña, Ricardo Garcia-Lujan, Xavier Ribera

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Several diseases commonly co-exist with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially in elderly patients. This study aimed to investigate whether there is an association between COPD severity and the frequency of comorbidities in stable COPD patients.

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2014

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The terms "Pulmonary Disease" returned 699 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Long-term treatment strategy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: how to change the course of the disease].
 

Author(s): Philippe Devillier, Hélène Salvator, Nicolas Roche, Stanislas Grassin-Delyle, Emmanuel Naline, Sylvie Dorocant, Hélène Neveu

Journal: Presse Med. 2014 Dec;43(12 Pt 1):1368-80.

 

COPD is a pulmonary disease with a systemic impact. The goals of COPD assessment are to determine the severity of the disease to guide management. Smoking cessation is a prime objective at all the stages of the disease to modify the long-term decline in lung function, reduce the COPD ...

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2015

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Overview of the prevalence, impact, and management of depression and anxiety in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
 

Author(s): Maria Panagioti, Charlotte Scott, Amy Blakemore, Peter A Coventry

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More than one third of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience comorbid symptoms of depression and anxiety. This review aims to provide an overview of the burden of depression and anxiety in those with COPD and to outline the contemporary advances ...

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2014

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Effects of Tai Chi on exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Weibing Wu, Xiaodan Liu, Longbing Wang, Zhenwei Wang, Jun Hu, Juntao Yan

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Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese mind-body exercise that has been widely practiced in the People's Republic of China for many centuries. This exercise has also been applied as a training modality in pulmonary rehabilitation programs for stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ...

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease; Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease; Chronic Bronchitis; Emphysema

 

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2014

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Roflumilast in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients Treated With Fixed Dose Combinations of Long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) and Inhaled Corticosteroid (ICS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: COPD; COPD Exacerbation; Lung Diseases; Respiratory Disorders; Pulmonary Disease; Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases; Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease

 

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2014

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Last Updated: 19 Feb 2015

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