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 4462 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diabetes mellitus in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-The impact on mortality.
 

Author(s): Te-Wei Ho, Chun-Ta Huang, Sheng-Yuan Ruan, Yi-Ju Tsai, Feipei Lai, Chong-Jen Yu

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. There is evidence to support a connection between COPD and diabetes mellitus (DM), another common medical disorder. However, additional research is required to improve our knowledge ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2017

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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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The terms "Pulmonary Disease" returned 836 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Role of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
 

Author(s): Ting Liu, Fa-Ping Wang, Geng Wang, Hui Mao

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2017 Mar;130(6):730-736.

 

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are representative chronic inflammatory airway diseases responsible for a considerable burden of disease. In this article, we reviewed the relationship between neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) and chronic inflammatory airway diseases.

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2017

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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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Pulmonary manifestations in Niemann-Pick type C disease with mutations in NPC2 gene: case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Jayesh Sheth, Jijo John Joseph, Krati Shah, Mamta Muranjan, Mehul Mistri, Frenny Sheth

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Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is an inherited metabolic disorder; due to defect in cellular cholesterol trafficking. It is clinically a heterogeneous disease with variable age of onset with multiple organ systems being involved. NPC1 gene is involved in 95% cases where as remaining ...

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2017

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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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