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Air Pollution Ups Risk of Chronic Lung Disease: Study by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Tue 26 Oct 2010 2:01pm HealthDay News A new study from Denmark says long-term exposure to low levels of air pollution could increase the risk of developing severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Previous research has found a link between high levels of air pollution and exacerbation of COPD, but this study connects long-term ... Read on »
Much earlier diagnosis of chronic lung disease is needed by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Thu 13 Feb 2014 5:46am Doctors are failing to make an early diagnosisThe process of determining which condition a patient may have. in 85 per cent of chronicA disease of long duration generally involving slow changes. lung diseases, which kill 25,000 people in the UK every year, a new study has revealed. In a study, carried ... Read on »
Air Pollution Ups Risk of Chronic Lung Disease by Medline Plus Posted Thu 21 Oct 2010 1:00pm Danish researchers find that low levels contribute to odds of developing severe COPD By Robert Preidt Thursday, October 21, 2010 THURSDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A new study from Denmark says long-term exposure to low levels of air pollution could increase the risk of developi ... Read on »
Researchers Question Safety of Mist Inhalers For Delivering Common Drug For Chronic Lung Disease by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Thu 16 Jun 2011 6:57pm People who use a mist inhaler to deliver a drug widely prescribed in more than 55 countries to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be 52 percent more likely to die, new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests. The findings, published by BMJ, the British medical journal, raise concerns not only about the mist inhaler — a devic ... Read on »
Reshaping of Life ~ COPD, Chronic Lung Disease, Emphysema by Lynn E. Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 4:36pm This came today in one of my many newsletters. I found it particularly meaningful for us COPD'ers. As we all know, a lot of reshaping is done with COPD. We're tested, pounded on, disciplined. I know I've been out on that ledge many times and will probably climb out there again! God bless all who take the time to read it. And thank you for playing ... Read on »
Chronic Bronchitis and Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Review by Mark Pool, MD Posted Mon 18 Nov 2013 8:56am Although commonly thought of synonymous, or, at least, forming a spectrum, chronic bronchitis is distinct from COPD. This review focuses on the pathophysiology of chronic bronchitis and goblet cell hyperplasia and the association between small airways disease and worse outcomes... Read on »
Common Treatment for Patients with Chronic, Progressive Lung Disease Found to Be Ineffective by Medline Plus Posted Mon 19 May 2014 10:32am Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - Related MedlinePlus Page: Lung Diseases Read on »
Summer Temperature Variability May Increase Mortality Risk for Elderly with Chronic Disease by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Thu 12 Apr 2012 10:03pm Harvard School of Public Health press release New research from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) suggests that seemingly small changes in summer temperature swingsas little as 1°C more than usualmay shorten life expectancy for elderly people with chronic medical conditions, and could result in thousands of ... Read on »
Complex, Chronic Illnesses Last a Lifetime and Consume 70% of the Healthcare Dollar by Stephen Schimpff, MD Posted Thu 08 Sep 2011 12:00am Medical care is organized to treat acute conditions but the need today is to prevent, diagnose and treat chronic illnesses. Unfortunately, we are sorely lacking in a good chronic care management system. this will be the first in a series of six posts on this issue. Our medical care system has developed over decades and even centuries around ... Read on »