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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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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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.

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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.

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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 2248 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Computer-aided classification of visual ventilation patterns in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at two-phase xenon-enhanced CT.
 

Author(s): Soon Ho Yoon, Jin Mo Goo, Julip Jung, Helen Hong, Eun Ah Park, Chang Hyun Lee, Youkyung Lee, Kwang Nam Jin, Ji Yung Choo, Nyoung Keun Lee

Journal: Korean J Radiol. 2014 May;15(3):386-96.

 

To evaluate the technical feasibility, performance, and interobserver agreement of a computer-aided classification (CAC) system for regional ventilation at two-phase xenon-enhanced CT in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Last Updated: 20 May 2014

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Effect of cold-dryness on pulmonary and immunologic function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease model rats.
 

Author(s): Zhen Gao, Fengsen Li, Halmurat Upur, Jiang Min, Wang Jing, Jing Jing, Dan Xu

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Apr;34(2):221-6.

 

To study the effects of cold-dryness on pulmonary and immunologic function of peripheral T-lymphocytes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) model rats, and to provide references for the prevention and treatment of cold-dryness COPD in the Xinjiang region.

Last Updated: 2 May 2014

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Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its association with tobacco smoking and environmental tobacco smoke exposure among rural population.
 

Author(s): B G Parasuramalu, N Huliraj, S P Prashanth Kumar, , N R Ramesh Masthi, C R Srinivasa Babu

Journal: Indian J Public Health. ;58(1):45-9.

 

A field survey was conducted for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) epidemiology in the rural field practice area of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India, which covers a population of 44,387 to find out the prevalence of COPD in adult subjects of 35 ...

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" returned 500 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Risk factors and intervention for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in China.
 

Author(s): Yumin Zhou, Rongchang Chen

Journal: Respirology. 2013 Nov;18 Suppl 3():4-9.

 

In China, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common chronic diseases with a prevalence of 8.2% in the population over 40 years of age. In 2006, it was the third most common cause of death in China accounting for 17.6% of all deaths. Although worldwide ...

Last Updated: 5 Nov 2013

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: epidemiology, management, and impact on North Carolina.
 

Author(s): Stephen Gegick, Hunter Allen Coore, Mark R Bowling

Journal: N C Med J. ;74(5):411-4.

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects millions of people worldwide, resulting in morbidity, mortality, and substantial utilization of health care resources. This review focuses on the epidemiology of COPD, management strategies, and the health and economic impact of ...

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2013

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Improving medication adherence in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Jamie Bryant, Vanessa M McDonald, Allison Boyes, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Christine Paul, Jessica Melville

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Adherence to medication among individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is suboptimal and has negative impacts on survival and health care costs. No systematic review has examined the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve medication adherence. Electronic ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2014

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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: 3 Feb 2014

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Sensitivity of the Step Test to Detect Improvement in Dyspnea Following Bronchodilation in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Dyspnea

 

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2013

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Endothelial Dysfunction and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Endothelial Dysfunction

 

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2014

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