Table 1 describes the socio-demographic characteristics of the COPD
patients in this study.
He said the most common cause of COPD
is smoking, and in fact, lifelong smokers have at least 25 percent chance of developing the condition.
Lung hyperinflation is common in people with COPD
and has been linked to impaired cardiac function and worsening of COPD
symptoms, especially breathlessness.
Some of these comorbidities, such as lung cancer and ischemic heart disease, share a common etiologic pathway with COPD
--smoking; while others, such as anxiety and depression, appear to be unrelated to COPD
pathogenesis, although they may share a systemic inflammatory basis, and are highly prevalent in patients with COPD
He on the occasion particularly warned the smokers against the rising incidence of COPD
, a devastating lung disease that progressively robs sufferers of breath.
These findings are novel because it has only recently been recognized that inflammation plays a role in the development of COPD
, and clinicians treating people with rheumatoid arthritis are not aware that their patients are at increased risk of developing COPD
," said Dr.
Reducing the burden of COPD
worldwide depends on indentifying a greater proportion of the people who have developed the disease and getting them treatment and other help for having a normal life.
remains in the top 10 of the 48 diseases and conditions-both noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and infectious ones-
The European Respiratory Society Study on COPD
(EUROSCOP) found that 18% of the COPD
participants were atopic by measuring specific IgE,[sup] and a further study demonstrated that atopy was associated with a higher prevalence of cough and phlegm, but not with FEV[sub]1 decline or lung function.
5%) patients had mild COPD
, while moderate COPD
was seen in 121 (35.
Common symptoms of COPD
are dyspnea (shortness of breath), chronic cough, and sputum (mucous or phlegm) production.
Conclusions: CRP levels differ in COPD
patients among groups A-D based on GOLD 2011 grading classification.
is associated with significant cardiac manifestations.
On World COPD
Day, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is proud to announce the Breathe Boldly social initiative, which aims to raise awareness for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD
is a common and usually progressive disease which causes breathlessness, coughing and wheezing.