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 3313 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of yiqibushenhuoxue decoction on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease measured by St. George's respiratory disease questionnaire scores and forced expiratory volume.
 

Author(s): Jianqiu Liu, Fengli Gao, Zhuying Li

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Aug;34(4):445-9.

 

To investigate the effects of Yiqibushenhuoxue decoction on stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by observing its influences on patients' quality of life and airway inflammation.

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2014

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Effect of bufei granule on stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized, double blinded, placebo-controlled, and multicenter clinical study.
 

Author(s): Sijia Guo, Zengtao Sun, Enshun Liu, Jihong Feng, Min Fu, Yuechuan Li, Qi Wu

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Aug;34(4):437-44.

 

To study the therapeutic effect Bufei granule, which is a traditional Chinese drug that can enhance the immune function of the lung, on patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2014

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[Efficacy and safety of sildenafil in the treatment of high altitude heart disease associated with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension in children: a preliminary evaluation].
 

Author(s): Yan-Liang Xia, Wei-Xiao Yan, Hong Chen

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2014 Jul;16(7):745-8.

 

To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of sildenafil in the treatment of high altitude heart disease associated with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in children.

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2014

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The terms "Pulmonary Disease" returned 685 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Depression and anxiety predict health-related quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Amy Blakemore, Chris Dickens, Else Guthrie, Peter Bower, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Cara Afzal, Peter A Coventry

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The causal association between depression, anxiety, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unclear. We therefore conducted a systematic review of prospective cohort studies that measured depression, anxiety, and HRQoL in COPD.

Last Updated: 30 May 2014

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Corticosteroids in the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
 

Author(s): J Andrew Woods, James S Wheeler, Christopher K Finch, Nathan A Pinner

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic and progressive disease that affects an estimated 10% of the world's population over the age of 40 years. Worldwide, COPD ranks in the top ten for causes of disability and death. Given the significant impact of this disease, ...

Last Updated: 16 May 2014

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Expert consensus on acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the People's Republic of China.
 

Author(s): Bai-qiang Cai, Shao-xi Cai, Rong-chang Chen, Li-ying Cui, Yu-lin Feng, Yu-tong Gu, Shao-guang Huang, Rong-yu Liu, Guang-nan Liu, Huan-zhong Shi, Yi Shi, Yuan-lin Song, Tie-ying Sun, Chang-zheng Wang, Jing-lan Wang, Fu-qiang Wen, Wei Xiao, Yong-jian Xu, Xi-xin Yan, Wan-zhen Yao, Qin Yu, Jing Zhang, Jin-ping Zheng, Jie Liu, Chun-xue Bai

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common disease that severely threatens human health. Acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) is a major cause of disease progression and death, and causes huge medical expenditures. This consensus statement represents a description of ...

Last Updated: 9 May 2014

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Physical Activity Augmentation Using Pedometers During Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lung Diseases, Obstructive; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive; Bronchitis, Chronic

 

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2012

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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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Is the Short Physical Performance Battery a Useful Outcome Measure in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive; Lung Diseases, Obstructive; Pulmonary Emphysema; Bronchitis, Chronic; Lung Diseases; Disease Progression

 

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2012

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