Navigation Links
Journal CHEST: December highlighted studies
Date:12/3/2008

MEN WITH EMPHYSEMA AT RISK FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

New research shows that men with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, may also be at risk for osteoporosis. Researchers from Japan performed chest CT scans and pulmonary function tests on 65 male patients with COPD. Using these tests, researchers were able to compare vertebral bone density with percentage of low attenuation area (LAA%), which reflects the severity of emphysema. Results showed that LAA% had a significant negative correlation with bone mineral density, or patients with the most severe COPD had lowest bone mineral density. Although osteoporosis has multiple risk factors, researchers conclude that a systemic effect of COPD may contribute directly to osteoporosis. This study is published in the December issue of the journal CHEST.


COPD INCREASES RISK FOR ACID REFLUX

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be at an increased risk for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a new study shows. Researchers from Spain calculated the incidence of GERD in 1,628 patients with a first diagnosis of COPD. Researchers also calculated the incidence of COPD in 4,391 patients with a first diagnosis of GERD. Both groups were compared with age- and gender-matched comparison cohorts without either diagnosis. During the 5-year follow-up, the relative risk of incidence of COPD in patients with GERD was 1.17, while the relative risk of incidence for GERD in patients with COPD was 1.46. The study emphasizes that the two diseases coexist, and that COPD may predispose patients to GERD. Furthermore, researchers speculate that although GERD does not appear to predispose patients to COPD, GERD may worsen preexisting COPD. This study is published in the December issue of the journal CHEST.


ASTHMA LINKED TO POOR MENTAL HEALTH

New researchers may have identified a link between asthma and a person's mental health. Utilizing data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System health monitoring survey, researchers from Brown University in Rhode Island compared the relationship between asthma status and poor mental health in 318,151 subjects. Results indicated that persons reporting fair or poor mental health had 1.31 times the risk of having asthma compared with persons reporting good, very good, or excellent mental health. Furthermore, researchers found a "dose response" relationship between asthma and mental healthfor every incremental increase in days of poor mental health, there was a corresponding increase in risk of currently having asthma. Researchers conclude that there is a relationship between asthma and mental health symptoms; however, future research is needed to determine the causal and/or physiologic relationship between the two conditions. This study is published in the December issue of the journal CHEST.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Stawarz
jstawarz@chestnet.org
847-498-8306
American College of Chest Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
2. The New England Journal of Medicine Publishes EURIDIS/ADONIS Study Results Showing Dronedarone Maintained Sinus Rhythm in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter With no Observed Pro-Arrhythmia
3. Elsevier launches new journal: Stem Cell Research
4. Elsevier announces new journal on inflammatory bowel diseases
5. National Osteoporosis Foundation Teams Up With Ladies Home Journal Magazine to Launch a 10-city Mall Walk Tour
6. Cleveland Clinic Press Releases Journal-Writing Book Write for Life: Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit Through Journal Writing by Sheppard B. Kominars, Ph.D.
7. Good Clinical Practice Journal Awards: Winners Announced
8. Maimonides Expands Circulation of Physicians Practice Journal to Staten Island Doctors
9. American Heart Association Surgical Supplement Journal Report: Appropriate Hospital Discharge System Can Prevent Future Cardiac Events
10. Takeda statement on ACTOS meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
11. Takeda Statement on ACTOS(R) (Pioglitazone HCl) Meta-Analysis Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) Portland today announced ... disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. The group, which is being launched with the ... the opportunity to share stories and advice, seek help, and continue their education on ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, graces the cover of ... was inspired to practice medicine at an early age by his father, who was ... diagnoses and prescribing medicine,” he states. “It is about building relationships with people; relationships ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... two ostomy patients, standing as living proof that attitude and determination can combine ... and issues that spike around the holidays. This campaign will offer patients a ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... More than half of American teens report losing ... report speaking with their child about sex related topics, less than 60 percent spoke ... proud to announce the launch of its second edition of the “Sexual Wellness” campaign, ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... CloudLIMS.com, a class-leading provider of Laboratory ... CloudLIMS Lite helps biobanks, clinical, research and testing laboratories keep track of their ... version is a faster and a more efficient product, allowing batch processing of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... -- UCB is pleased to announce that 12 scientific abstracts have ... American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting, which takes place ... USA. 1-12 Data being presented include ... ® (lacosamide) CV and BRIVIACT ® (brivaracetam) CV. ... state of the union of epilepsy care and antiepileptic drugs ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN ), a leading ... announced Accelerated Share Repurchase (ASR) Program. Logo - ... , ... announced, the Company entered into a variable tenor ASR arrangement ... $10 billion of its ordinary shares. Approximately 40.5 million shares ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... , Nov 30, 2016 Research and ... Intracranial Pressure Monitoring Devices 2017 - MedCore" report to their offering. ... , , ... brain and the skull. In healthy individuals, it is circulated though the ... are cases where the amount of CSF surrounding the brain changes significantly. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: