Pulmonary Disease

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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 4847 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Assessment of automated analysis of portable oximetry as a screening test for moderate-to-severe sleep apnea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
 

Author(s): Ana M Andrés-Blanco, Daniel Álvarez, Andrea Crespo, C Ainhoa Arroyo, Ana Cerezo-Hernández, Gonzalo C Gutiérrez-Tobal, Roberto Hornero, Félix Del Campo

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The coexistence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) leads to increased morbidity and mortality. The development of home-based screening tests is essential to expedite diagnosis. Nevertheless, there is still very limited evidence ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A machine learning approach to triaging patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
 

Author(s): Sumanth Swaminathan, Klajdi Qirko, Ted Smith, Ethan Corcoran, Nicholas G Wysham, Gaurav Bazaz, George Kappel, Anthony N Gerber

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COPD patients are burdened with a daily risk of acute exacerbation and loss of control, which could be mitigated by effective, on-demand decision support tools. In this study, we present a machine learning-based strategy for early detection of exacerbations and subsequent triage. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Impulse oscillometry system as an alternative diagnostic method for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
 

Author(s): Xia Wei, Zhihong Shi, Yajuan Cui, Jiuyun Mi, Zhengquan Ma, Jingting Ren, Jie Li, Shudi Xu, Youmin Guo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(46):e8543.

 

We aimed to compare impulse oscillation system (IOS) and traditional pulmonary function tests (PFTs) for the assessment of the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and to assess the use of IOS parameters to identify patients who were forced expiratory volume in ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pulmonary Disease" returned 892 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatment of pulmonary hypertension with left heart disease: a concise review.
 

Author(s): Anish Desai, Shilpa A Desouza

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is defined by a mean pulmonary artery pressure ≥ 25 mmHg, as determined by right heart catheterization. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can no longer be considered an orphan disease given the increase in awareness and availability of new drugs. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pulmonary hypertension as a manifestation of mitochondrial disease: A case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Shan Xu, Xiaoling Xu, Jisong Zhang, Kejing Ying, Yuquan Shao, Ruifeng Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(46):e8716.

 

Mitochondrial diseases are a group of multisystem heterogeneous diseases caused by pathologic dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. A wide range of clinical expression has been described. However, pulmonary hypertension has rarely been described in association with mitochondrial ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Biomarkers in Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Gauging Response to Therapy.
 

Author(s): Timothy J McMahon, Nathan S Bryan

Journal: Am. J. Cardiol.. 2017 Oct;120(8S):S89-S95.

 

Biomarkers are increasingly being investigated in the treatment of pulmonary vascular disease. In particular, the signaling pathways targeted by therapies for pulmonary arterial hypertension provide biomarkers that potentially can be used to guide therapy and to assess clinical response ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Active for Life: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2017

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Imaging of Apoptosis in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

 

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2017

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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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