Simple list of seven predictors helps screen patients at risk of COPD – Medical News Today


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Simple list of seven predictors helps screen patients at risk of COPD
Medical News Today
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. As symptoms progress, patients experience wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and they cough up large amounts of mucus. The leading cause ...

Reduced sputum expression of interferon-stimulated genes in severe COPD – Dove Medical Press


Reduced sputum expression of interferon-stimulated genes in severe COPD
Dove Medical Press
Methods: Induced sputum was collected from 51 stable consecutive COPD patients recruited from the COPD Clinic of CHU Liege and 35 healthy subjects. Expression of interferons beta (IFN-β) and lambda1 (IL-29), IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) MxA, OAS, and ...

Potential treatment benefits and safety of roflumilast in COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Dove Medical Press


Potential treatment benefits and safety of roflumilast in COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Dove Medical Press
According to pooled analysis, the use of roflumilast reduced COPD exacerbations in comparison to placebo (odds ratio [OR] =0.82, 95% confidence interval [CI] =0.75–0.9). The quality of life and spirometry were improved. For patients receiving baseline ...

A new diagnosis of asthma or COPD is linked to smoking cessation – the Tromsø study – Dove Medical Press


A new diagnosis of asthma or COPD is linked to smoking cessation – the Tromsø study
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A new diagnosis of obstructive lung disease (asthma or COPD) and CHD were both associated with increased quitting rates, 50.6% (P=0.01) and 52.1% (P=0.02), respectively. In multivariable logistic regression analysis with smoking cessation as outcome, ...