Navigation Links
Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival
Date:5/4/2012

FRIDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- People with the often deadly lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, have an increased risk of death if they also have certain types of other health problems, according to new research.

COPD is a progressive disease involving bronchitis and emphysema, often tied to smoking, that makes it hard for patients to breathe.

The new study included more than 1,600 COPD patients in the United States and Spain who were followed-up for an average of 51 months. The findings were released online May 4 ahead of print publication in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

The researchers looked at 79 other health problems in the COPD patients and found that "12 were significantly and independently associated with an increased risk of death," lead study author Dr. Miguel Divo, a physician in the pulmonary and critical division at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, said in a news release from the American Thoracic Society.

These 12 conditions were: lung cancer; pancreatic cancer; esophageal cancer; breast cancer; pulmonary fibrosis; atrial fibrillation/flutter; congestive heart failure; coronary artery disease; gastric/duodenal ulcers; liver cirrhosis; diabetes with neuropathy; and anxiety.

Overall, the average number of other health conditions per patient was six. The average number of other health problems was 6.5 among patients who died and 5.8 among those who survived, the investigators found.

Screening people with COPD for these other conditions and treating them may help improve their survival, noted Divo, who is also an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School.

While the study uncovered an association between higher death rates and coexisting health problems in COPD patients, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Insti
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study says screening accounts for much of black/white disparity in colorectal cancer
2. No family history not a good reason for women 40-49 to stop yearly screening mammograms
3. Research examines when benefits of screening mammography outweigh the harms for women in their 40s
4. Risk factors may inform breast cancer screening
5. Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say
6. Additional blood pressure screening may reduce incidence of CVD events and death by up to 3 percent
7. Screening programs detect cases of undiagnosed rheumatic heart disease in low-resource countries
8. Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear
9. AstraZeneca and DNDi to collaborate on drug screening for neglected tropical diseases
10. U.S. Panel Rejects Ovarian Cancer Screening
11. Lung Cancer Screening Might Pay Off, Analysis Shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival
(Date:8/30/2015)... ... August 30, 2015 , ... Certified Nutrition Businessman Reid Eckert agrees ... and InHealth media is a global sales and communications firm that offers U.S. brands ... continue our business relationship with Mr. Reid Eckert, as his interpretation of the nutritional ...
(Date:8/30/2015)... ... August 30, 2015 , ... SonaCare Medical, ... the treatment of prostate cancer, has announced the roll-out of its newest technology ... center in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. , The Sonablate® technology currently in use at ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... Church, VA (PRWEB) , ... August 30, 2015 ... ... **FDAnews Webinar**, Sept. 15, 2015 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT, ... much more than a simple digital handwritten signature. , Clinical trial ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... 29, 2015 , ... It can be uncomfortable to wear ... and sweat. "In order to prevent these problems, I conceived of my design," ... MEN'S UNDERGARMENT provides optimal support for a male’s crotch. It improves comfort for ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... Brands like Toppik , Eau Thermale ... costs. , “Before, a threshold of $49.00 was required to qualify for free standard ... for free standard shipping for customers regardless of the item’s selling price.” , With ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nutrition Guru Continues Relationship With Renowned Health and Wellness Company 2Health News:Image Fusion Technology Combines MRI and Ultrasound Images to Treat Prostate Cancer 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Electronic Informed Consent for Clinical Trials: Best Practices Webinar, Sept. 15, 2015 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Electronic Informed Consent for Clinical Trials: Best Practices Webinar, Sept. 15, 2015 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — Electronic Informed Consent for Clinical Trials: Best Practices Webinar, Sept. 15, 2015 4Health News:Modified Men’s Underwear Promote More Comfort and Hygiene - Designed by InventHelp Client (LGI-1968) 2Health News:TheBeautyPlace.com Discounts Shipping on Select Brands 2
... SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 The San Francisco Bay Area ... for the Cure Affiliates across the country to applaud the ... to L ife-saving E arly Detection, R ... Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Kay Bailey ...
... come from fertility clinic embryos that otherwise would be ... hoping to use U.S. funding for embryonic stem cell ... otherwise would be discarded, the National Institutes of Health ... controversial research -- such as using stem cells taken ...
... though suicide outranks homicide as a cause of death ... policymakers who want to create prevention strategies - especially ... study shows."The Institute of Medicine has documented that half ... a mental disorder, but death certificates register little of ...
... April 17 Not since the United States Great ... significant hardships to their health and well-being across the ... Losing jobs at a rapid pace, people are at ... identity, security and status. Yet Miami,s St. Thomas ...
... process the conversion of medical records from microfiche to digital form. ... ... Penny Imaging Exchange, Inc. (PIE) has acquired new technology from Germany ... the DRS Digitizer . With the Obama administration pushing to ...
... Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUAI ) ("SUA" ... Co., a leading independent proxy advisory firm, has recommended that ... for the nominees recommended by dissident stockholder Hallmark Financial Services, ... held at 9:00 a.m. local time on May 5, 2009 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Cancer Alert Act 2Health News:San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Cancer Alert Act 3Health News:NIH May Ease Some, But Not All, Stem Cell Restrictions 2Health News:NIH May Ease Some, But Not All, Stem Cell Restrictions 3Health News:NIH May Ease Some, But Not All, Stem Cell Restrictions 4Health News:Team Uncovers Discrepancy in Death Certificates Listing Suicide 2Health News:Good News for Tough Times: Small, Private University Responds to Today's Economic Challenges 2Health News:Penny Imaging Exchange, Inc. Acquires New Technology to Capture Medical Records from Microfiche 2Health News:Penny Imaging Exchange, Inc. Acquires New Technology to Capture Medical Records from Microfiche 3Health News:Leading Independent Proxy Advisory Firm Supports Specialty Underwriters' Alliance, Inc. in Its Proxy Contest Against Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. 2Health News:Leading Independent Proxy Advisory Firm Supports Specialty Underwriters' Alliance, Inc. in Its Proxy Contest Against Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. 3
(Date:8/28/2015)...  With the heroin epidemic in the ... Jacksonville -based Lakeview Health drug and alcohol treatment ... explain why fentanyl is causing a new wave of ... more potent than pharmaceutical grade heroin and often illegally ... of death skyrockets. "Fentanyl can be an ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... PUNE, India , August 28, 2015 ... "Cancer Biomarker Market by Tumor (Breast, Lung, Prostate) Type ... Immunoassay) Application (Diagnostic, Drug Discovery, Prognostic) & Geography - ... Biomarkers Market is expected to reach around 17,689.0 Million ... the forecast period of 2015 to 2020. ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( ... "12th Annual Report and Survey of Biopharmaceutical ... offering. The 2015 12th Annual Report ... is the most recent study of biotherapeutic developers ... capacity and production. The report contains the industry,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lakeview Health's Dr. Philip Hemphill Explains Why Heroin Addicts Are Now Dying of Fentanyl Overdoses 2Cancer Biomarkers Market Worth 17,689.0 Million USD by 2020 2Cancer Biomarkers Market Worth 17,689.0 Million USD by 2020 3Cancer Biomarkers Market Worth 17,689.0 Million USD by 2020 4Cancer Biomarkers Market Worth 17,689.0 Million USD by 2020 512th Annual Report and Survey of Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Capacity and Production 2
... Digital Assent has expanded its leadership ... award-winning PatientPad® solution.  The PatientPad is a ... the patient intake process and deliver targeted health information ... added five key executives to its sales, business development, ...
... FRISCO, Texas, March 31, 2011 Assured Pharmacy (APHY: ... to more than 3,000 sufferers of chronic pain, announced ... the month of January  2011 were $1,430,278 which equates ... of 22.4 percent when compared with total sales per ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Digital Assent Expands Leadership Team to Address Rapidly Growing Demand for the PatientPad 2Digital Assent Expands Leadership Team to Address Rapidly Growing Demand for the PatientPad 3Assured Pharmacy Reports Same Store Sales for the Month of January 2011 2
Mathews hand drill, with knurled shank and rotating head....
Hudson Downs hand drill....
Io is a surgical digital microscope with head mounted display HMD (Callisto)....
... the development of the minimally ... innovative solution that allows microsurgery ... less invasive. The olympus MINI ... surgical microscope, the neuroendoscope upgrade ...
Medicine Products: