chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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a nonreversible lung disease that is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis

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Effective, early management could mean that people with COPD are more able to maintain a normal active life - such as walking upstairs without stopping, going out to socialise with family and friends or finding it easier to continue doing the things that they enjoy, Dr Russell continued.
Nisar Rao, Associate Professor and Head of Pulmonology, Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases, Dow University of Health Sciences on the occasion said that COPD is a common preventable disease, characterized by persistent airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and the lungs.
This data driven report contains over 70 links to online copies of actual COPD deals and contract documents as submitted to the Securities Exchange Commission by companies and their partners, where available.
Despite the burden that COPD places on sufferers--and on the health care system--researchers agree that this chronic disease is under-diagnosed and under-treated and, relative to other chronic conditions, underfunded and under-researched.
Companies discussed in COPD Drug Market Opportunity & Clinical Pipeline Analysis research report include Almirall, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer, Chiesi Farmaceutici, Forest Laboratories, Lallemand Pharma, Merck & Co, Novartis and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals.
In Europe it is estimated that each year approximately 300,000 people die due to COPD," he said.
9-fold greater risk of COPD than women who had not been exposed.
What we can conclude from our study is that COPD has a relatively low prevalence in those aged between 40 and 80 years in Abu Dhabi.
The under- and misdiagnosis of COPD in populations worldwide is well documented.
COPD appears more difficult to control in women, and they have higher rates of exacerbation and more hospitalizations.
Theories abound as to the gender differences in COPD, which are only recently being fully explored.
The most common forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Among the suspect occupations is farming, for which there has long been limited evidence of a risk for various respiratory diseases, including COPD.
To test the hypothesis that muscle gene expression is altered in COPD, we performed needle biopsies from the vastus lateralis of six COPD patients and five sedentary age-matched healthy men, before and after 3 mo of exercise training.