Navigation Links
Exercise levels may predict hospitalizations in COPD population
Date:5/21/2013

ATS 2013, PHILADELPHIA ─ Clinical measurement of physical activity appears to be an independent predictor of whether or not patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will end up being hospitalized, according to a new study conducted by researchers in Connecticut. The study also corroborates an earlier investigation that linked higher levels of inactivity with an increased incidence of hospitalizations among patients with COPD.

The results of the study will be presented at the ATS 2013 International Conference.

"Physical inactivity is common in patients with COPD and appears to predict poor outcome, including more frequent hospitalizations, compared to COPD patients who have higher levels of exercise," said study lead author Sheila Zanoria, MD, resident at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn. "This remains true even when accounting for other factors that may be present.

"Our study evaluated levels of physical activity and other respiratory measurements, including the six-minute walk distance (6MWD),which measures the distance a patient is able to walk in six minutes," she said. "Then we examined the relationship between those baseline measurements and the subsequent hospitalization rate among the same patients over a four- to five-year follow-up period.

"Ideally, we hoped to identify specific measurements that could be used proactively to help identify which patients are most at risk for hospitalization," Dr. Zanoria added.

The retrospective study looked at baseline data collected from 60 COPD patients in 2008 and compared that data with the number of hospitalizations that occurred during the follow-up period. Initial baseline data were collected from each patient during a period of seven consecutive days. During that time, each patient wore a tri-axial accelerometer, a device worn at the waist and used to measure physical activity in units called vector magnitude uni
'/>"/>

Contact: Nathaniel Dunford
ndunford@thoracic.org
American Thoracic Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Modified Burpee Bodyweight Exercise Video Released by Bodyweight Torch
2. Modified Plank Core Exercise Video Revealed By Bodyweight Torch
3. Dr. Atul Madan Explains The Difficulties of Losing Weight Just by Diet and Exercise
4. Exercise May Ease Pain of Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
5. Exercise for patients with major depression -- What kind, how intense, how often?
6. University Finds that Lifting Weights May Lower Blood Sugar Levels, Suggesting that Supplements Like Prescopodene May Assist By Creating More Energetic Exercise Sessions
7. BounceHouseGalore.com Helps Home-Based Rental Businesses: Bounce Houses Promote Exercise, Safety and Summer Fun on Memorial Day Weekend
8. Just How Might Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?
9. World’s Best Six Pack Abs Exercises Now Available in the Shredded Abs App
10. Garcinia Cambogia Select - Reduce Unwanted Weight without Changing Your Diet or Exercises; Now Available at HerbalRemediezInc.com
11. Research Suggests that Lack of Exercise Drive is Genetic, Making Energy Enhancing Supplements Like Prescopodene Beneficial For Sticking to Your Exercise Routine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 ... coverage -- as mandated under the Affordable Care Act -- ... to deny insurance coverage for any medical practice that violates ... other experts counter that such predictions are unlikely to come ... Lobby Stores Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. did not ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014 This is ... and Chinese Tadalafil industry. The report firstly reviews ... application and manufacturing technology. The report then explores ... their product specification, capacity, Production value, and market ... 2009-2014 global and China’s total market of Tadalafil ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 The research found that most ... food best, with each subsequent bite being less satisfying ... actually serve to sabotage the meal. , "People ... not realizing the effect," Baba Shiv, the study's author, ... moderation, if we needed one. You actually take more ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 H2T Elite Dryland Training will be ... 573 Alness Street in Toronto, H2T is focused ... H2T is a state of the art facility that specializes ... are many gyms out there for people 18 and older ... H2T will be home to many elite athletes that will ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 CW4K was ... First Lady Michelle Obama and Partnership for a ... as they join the group's DrinkUP effort, ... water, more often. , The seven organizations added ... Nalgene® Outdoor Products, S’well Bottle, Santa Clara Valley Water ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The 'Hobby Lobby Ruling' and What It Means for U.S. Health Care 2Health News:The 'Hobby Lobby Ruling' and What It Means for U.S. Health Care 3Health News:The 'Hobby Lobby Ruling' and What It Means for U.S. Health Care 4Health News:The 'Hobby Lobby Ruling' and What It Means for U.S. Health Care 5Health News:Global and Chinese Tadalafil Industry 2009-2019 Market Research Report Now Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 2Health News:Global and Chinese Tadalafil Industry 2009-2019 Market Research Report Now Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 3Health News:Global and Chinese Tadalafil Industry 2009-2019 Market Research Report Now Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 4Health News:Large Portions Can Decrease Food Enjoyment, SlimPlate Weight Loss System Puts Focus On Portion Control 2Health News:Large Portions Can Decrease Food Enjoyment, SlimPlate Weight Loss System Puts Focus On Portion Control 3Health News:FS Local Community Member H2T Elite Dryland Training Is Set to Open Its Doors 2Health News:CannedWater4Kids (CW4K) Among Those Invited to the White House to Support First Lady Michelle Obama in Welcoming Seven New Organizations to DrinkUP 2Health News:CannedWater4Kids (CW4K) Among Those Invited to the White House to Support First Lady Michelle Obama in Welcoming Seven New Organizations to DrinkUP 3
... 1 AstraZeneca (NYSE:,AZN) today announced that the ... has granted the company,s Motion for Summary Judgment ... Industries,Ltd. and Sandoz, Inc. alleging infringement of AstraZeneca,s ... of Abbreviated New Drug Applications,(ANDAs). The ANDAs sought ...
... announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding signifying their intent ... all natural, capsaicin-based product for fast relief from allergy and sinus ... ... DC, and Newtown, CT (PRWEB) July 1, 2008 -- Strategic Pharmaceutical ...
... The U.S.,Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a $500,000 ... in Ethiopia. The program will,provide youth access to basic ... care and prevention programs in five,underserved communities in the ... community networks by means of youth-led volunteer services. The,program ...
... outbreak reaches 869, probe expands to include food items ... News) -- With the number of people sickened in ... 107 hospitalizations, U.S. officials acknowledged Tuesday that they were ... , The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also announced ...
... Inc. (NYSE: HGR ) announced today that it plans ... June 30, 2008, on Tuesday, July,29, 2008., The Company ... first quarter ended June 30, 2008 on Tuesday, July 29, ... scheduled to begin at 9:00,a.m., EDT, on Wednesday July 30, ...
... of Chief Financial Officer, OAKLAND, Calif., July ... Corporation ("WorldHeart" or the "Corporation") announced today,that, on ... the NASDAQ Stock,Market stating that the Corporation does ... rule requires the Corporation to maintain,a minimum market ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Summary Judgment Granted for SEROQUEL(R) Patent Litigation 2Health News:Summary Judgment Granted for SEROQUEL(R) Patent Litigation 3Health News:Summary Judgment Granted for SEROQUEL(R) Patent Litigation 4Health News:Summary Judgment Granted for SEROQUEL(R) Patent Litigation 5Health News:SINOL USA, Inc. and Strategic Pharmaceutical Advisors, Inc. to Enter a Marketing Agreement for SINOL Nasal Spray 2Health News:USAID Announces Youth-Focused HIV/AIDS Programs in Ethiopia 2Health News:U.S. Officials Stymied in Salmonella Search 2Health News:U.S. Officials Stymied in Salmonella Search 3Health News:U.S. Officials Stymied in Salmonella Search 4Health News:Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Release Conference Call 2Health News:WorldHeart Receives Non-Compliance Letter From NASDAQ Stock Market 2Health News:WorldHeart Receives Non-Compliance Letter From NASDAQ Stock Market 3
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014  A prospective ... Sweden has validated the performance ... platforms and has associated volumetrically assessed breast density ... Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-13-1219), ... a tool for widespread breast cancer risk assessment," ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Urgent Care, an Austin -based health care provider, ... Austin, TX 78704 on Saturday, July 26. The ... of Barton Springs Rd. and S. Lamar Blvd. and ... including weekends and holidays. With existing locations in the ... Anderson Mill , Cedar Park and ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014  Houston dentist , Dr. ... treatment with Invisalign. With access to this increasingly ... teeth straightened without feeling self-conscious in the process. ... other types of braces, but patients who choose ... to better support for their oral health and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 2Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 3Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 4MedSpring Urgent Care opens Barton Springs walk-in clinic in Austin, TX 2Houston Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Behzad Nazari, Now Offers Orthodontic Treatment with Invisalign 2
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
... Centuries of German Craftsmanship ... surgical instrumentation in the ... them available to you! ... coveted Meisterbrief certificate, which ...
... Centuries of German ... finest surgical instrumentation in ... makes them available to ... the coveted Meisterbrief certificate, ...
Medicine Products: