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 4496 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Long-Term Outcome in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
 

Author(s): Ming Zhang, Yun-Jiu Cheng, Wei-Ping Zheng, Guang-Hui Liu, Huai-Sheng Chen, Yu Ning, Xin Zhao, Li-Xiao Su, Li-Juan Liu

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():8212459.

 

Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between COPD and major adverse cardiovascular and cerebral events (MACCE) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods. 2,362 patients who underwent PCI were included in this study. Subjects ...

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2017

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Announcement: National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month - November 2016.
 

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Approximately 15.7 million U.S. adults have received a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema (1). However, many more adults with symptoms of COPD, including frequent coughing, shortness of breath, excess phlegm or ...

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2016

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and erectile dysfunction (ED): Results of the BRED observational study.
 

Author(s): Stefano Lauretti, Vittorio Cardaci, Francesco Barrese, Luigino Calzetta

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Most patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) share many risk factors and similar aetiological agents with erectile dysfunction (ED). Both conditions also cause serious interference with quality of life and sexual relationships. In general, ageing and chronic illness ...

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2016

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The terms "Pulmonary Disease" returned 835 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Epigenetic and current treatment approaches in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease].
 

Author(s): Serap Duru

Journal: Tuberk Toraks. 2016 Mar;64(1):47-52.

 

Epigenetics mechanisms such as DNA methylation, histone acetylation and non-coding RNAs may play are a role in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Researchs with regard epigenetic in COPD can shed light on pathogenes and may be relevant in the development ...

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2016

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Bronchiectasis as a Comorbidity of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Qingxia Du, Jianmin Jin, Xiaofang Liu, Yongchang Sun

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Bronchiectasis revealed by chest computed tomography in COPD patients and its comorbid effect on prognosis have not been addressed by large-sized studies. Understanding the presence of bronchiectasis in COPD is important for future intervention and preventing disease progression.

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2016

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Update on pulmonary disease due to non-tuberculous mycobacteria.
 

Author(s): Jason E Stout, Won-Jung Koh, Wing Wai Yew

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2016 Apr;45():123-34.

 

Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are emerging worldwide as significant causes of chronic pulmonary infection, posing a number of challenges for both clinicians and researchers. While a number of studies worldwide have described an increasing prevalence of NTM pulmonary disease over ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 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: 6 Dec 2016

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