Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breath. Caused by long-term exposure to lung irritants such as cigarette smoke and pollutants, COPD is associated with coughing that produces large amounts of mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms. In COPD, which encompasses both emphysema and chronic bronchitis, less air flows in and out of the airways because of one or more of the following: the airways and air sacs of the lungs lose their elastic quality, the walls between many of the air sacs are destroyed, the walls of the airways become thick and inflamed, and the airways make more mucus than usual, which can clog them. Though COPD has no cure yet, treatments and lifestyle changes can help patients feel better, stay more active, and slow the progress of the disease.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" for support, advocacy or research.

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COPD Foundation

The mission of the COPD Foundation is to develop and support programs which improve the quality of life through research, education, early diagnosis, and enhanced therapy for persons whose lives are impacted by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2013

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" for support, advocacy or research.

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COPD Foundation

The mission of the COPD Foundation is to develop and support programs which improve the quality of life through research, education, early diagnosis, and enhanced therapy for persons whose lives are impacted by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

http://www.copdfoundation.org

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2013

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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General Resources

COPD Research Registry

The COPD Research Registry is a confidential database of individuals diagnosed with COPD or at risk of developing COPD who have consented to be contacted for participation in COPD research studies and clinical trials.

Uploaded By: COPD Foundation

Updated 21 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" returned 2296 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Is an integrative laboratory algorithm more effective in detecting alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency in patients with premature chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than AAT concentration based screening approach?
 

Author(s): Andjelo Beletic, Aleksandra Dudvarski-Ilic, Branislava Milenkovic, Ljudmila Nagorni-Obradovic, Mila Ljujic, Valentina Djordjevic, Dusko Mirkovic, Dragica Radojkovic, Nada Majkic-Singh

Journal: Biochem Med (Zagreb). 2014 ;24(2):293-8.

 

Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), genetic risk factor for premature chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), often remains undetected. The aim of our study was to analyse the effectiveness of an integrative laboratory algorithm for AATD detection in patients diagnosed with ...

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2014

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[Symptoms and natural history of hospital chronic obstructive pulmonary disease].
 

Author(s): B Ourari-Dhahri, H Zaibi, J Ben Amar, L El Gharbi, M A Baccar, S AzzabI, H Aouina, H Bouacha

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Jan;92(1):12-7.

 

Since few years, the data describing the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have changed and new concepts have emerged.

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

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Risk of pneumonia with inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting β2 agonist therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a cluster analysis.
 

Author(s): Rachael L DiSantostefano, Hao Li, David Hinds, Dmitry V Galkin, David B Rubin

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Pneumonia poses a significant risk in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease but data are limited on the disease phenotypes most susceptible to pneumonia.

Last Updated: 23 May 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" returned 518 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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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: 3 Feb 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: 31 Jul 2014

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Boston Early-Onset Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2013

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