Navigation Links
Two studies published in the Lancet
Date:9/2/2007

Lexington, KY (Aug. 31, 2007) Two worldwide studies published in this week's edition of The Lancet observe the alarming growth rate of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The only U.S. site in the International Burden of Lung Disease (BOLD) Study was located in Eastern Kentucky, and was found to have some of the highest rates of COPD in the world. In fact, it had the second highest rate among women and fourth highest among men. Smoking is a primary risk factor for the disease, although it is heavily influenced by exposures to dusty working environments, air pollution, diet, and genetic factors.

Dr. David M. Mannino, a faculty member in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and UK College of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, is co-author of the studies. "Global burden of COPD: risk factors, prevalence, and future trends," concluded that higher levels and more advanced stages of COPD occur worldwide than previously thought. Furthermore, this burden will increase as the worlds population continues to age.

"International variation in the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (The BOLD Study): a population-based prevalence study," looked at risk factors, prevalence and future trends of COPD. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in high-income countries, 73 percent of COPD mortality is related to smoking, with 40 percent related to smoking in nations with low and middle income populations. "Worldwide, tobacco smoke remains the most important cause of COPD," Mannino said. "Furthermore, smoking during pregnancy can negatively affect fetal lung growth and result in development of lung disease. We can not, however, ignore other factors important in COPD such as air pollution, diet, and occupational exposures. In addition, we see many patients in whom disease progresses years after they have stopped smoking, suggesting that we need new strategies to deal with this devastating disease."


'/>"/>
Contact: Ann Blackford
ann.blackford@uky.edu
859-323-6363
University of Kentucky
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Studies On Hearing Loss Discovers New Causes
2. Broccoli Found to Block Cancer Progression In Both Animal and Human Studies
3. Studies Report Mammograms Unsafe
4. Six Indians Win Australian Studies Fellowships
5. Cure For Autism Could Be Established Through Hamster Studies
6. Despite More Studies Researchers Are Still Confound With ADHD
7. Studies Show Brain becomes Less Specialized With Age
8. ISB To Establish Research Chair On Real Estate And Urban Studies
9. Studies Show Combination Drugs As A Poor Substitute For Anti-Coagulants In Stroke
10. Further Studies Needed To Completely Understand About Ventricular Fibrillation
11. Circumcision Studies to Continue Says Health Panel
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder ... of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership ... rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of ... collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event ... wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Abilene, Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... publication this week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books ... seems like cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million ... by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading global ... that its MyDario product is expected to appear on The Dr. Oz ... Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show kicked ... The segment features ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that its CE-Marked ... those with the widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia in ... Essex, England commented, "I had ... no sleep at all, tremendous pain, with every movement ... [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this has and is ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... has been named the official orthopedic and sports medicine ... 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship to be played ... Atlanta, Georgia . OrthoAtlanta is proud to be ... many activities leading up to, and including the national championship ... OrthoAtlanta serves ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: