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2017 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease reclassifies half of COPD subjects to lower risk group - Dove Medical Press



2017 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease reclassifies half of COPD subjects to lower risk group 
Dove Medical Press
Background: Unlike the 2014 guidelines, the 2017 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines have removed lung function from the risk assessment algorithm of patients with COPD. The aim of this investigation was to analyze ...

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Four reasons COPD patients don't receive the right treatments - ModernMedicine



Four reasons COPD patients don't receive the right treatments 
ModernMedicine
Given the significant financial penalties associated with Medicare and 30-day COPD readmissions, ?hospitals must continue to implement strategies aimed at reducing them,? says Sharon Cornelison, RCP, RRT-NPS, a pulmonary transitional care specialist at ...

 


Technology interventions to address dyspnoea: Point-of-care lung ultrasonography - Open Access Government



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Technology interventions to address dyspnoea: Point-of-care lung ultrasonography 
Open Access Government
The Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine (Schwartzstein and Adams, 2016), etymologically defines dyspnoea from the Greek dys (painful, difficult) and pneuma (breath). Clinically, dyspnoea constitutes a medical expression related to the ...

 


Love Your Lungs With Tomatoes and Apples - ProHealth



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Love Your Lungs With Tomatoes and Apples 
ProHealth
Poor lung function is associated with a higher risk of death from any cause, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (aka COPD), lung cancer and heart disease. Even if you don't smoke, lung function naturally starts to decrease around age 30 ...

 


Ill US Army Veteran's 'Last Wish' Comes True: Cruising in a BMW ... - NBC 7 San Diego



NBC 7 San Diego
 
Ill US Army Veteran's 'Last Wish' Comes True: Cruising in a BMW ... 
NBC 7 San Diego
Sometimes, the little things in life can give us just that ? a little more life. That's what a simple ride in a BMW did for a San Diego Army veteran Friday whose ?last wish? came true.

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Impact of using the new GOLD classification on the distribution of COPD severity in clinical practice - Dove Medical Press



Impact of using the new GOLD classification on the distribution of COPD severity in clinical practice 
Dove Medical Press
Objective: The objective of this study was to examine how COPD patients were classified by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) spirometry-based severity system and the distribution of COPD severity using the new GOLD 2011 ...

 


Concerns chronic obstructive pulmonary disease being missed - Herald Sun



Herald Sun
 
Concerns chronic obstructive pulmonary disease being missed 
Herald Sun
Research from the Monash University-led study, published today in the Medical Journal of Australia, said COPD was misdiagnosed or missed across 41 GP clinics. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the fifth leading cause of death in Australia. Out ...

 


The annual direct costs of stable COPD in Greece | COPD - Dove Medical Press



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The annual direct costs of stable COPD in Greece | COPD 
Dove Medical Press
The annual direct costs of stable COPD in Greece Eirini Stafyla,1 Mary Geitona,2 Theodora Kerenidi,1 Athina Economou,3 Zoe Daniil,1 Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis1 1Respiratory Medicine Department, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, University ...
New therapeutic approach for advanced lung disease Medical Xpress

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A cost-effectiveness analysis of varenicline for smoking cessation using data from the EAGLES trial - Dove Medical Press



A cost-effectiveness analysis of varenicline for smoking cessation using data from the EAGLES trial 
Dove Medical Press
Methods: BENESCO is a Markov model simulating the effect of a single attempt to quit smoking on four smoking-related diseases: coronary heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive lung disease, and lung cancer. Inputs were updated to include efficacy ...

 


New study offers insights on genetic indicators of COPD risk - NIH - National Institutes of Health (press release)



National Institutes of Health (press release)
 
New study offers insights on genetic indicators of COPD risk - NIH 
National Institutes of Health (press release)
COPD, a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe, is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

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