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:7/28/2017)... ... July 28, 2017 , ... Shamanic Teacher Anahata Ananda of ... is proud to announce the return of her increasingly popular “Shamanic Wisdom ... more about the mystical world of shamanism, nature wisdom, the medicine wheel, energy ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... July 27, 2017 , ... Dr. ... Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID). After successfully completing an extensive two-day examination ... of dental implants . Dr. Kimowitz and his partner Dr. Hal Kimowitz, ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... Longview, TX (PRWEB) , ... July 27, 2017 ... ... to receive a new set of teeth in a single office visit from ... convenient and comfortable treatment solutions to his East Texas patients, including Teeth-in-a-Day® ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... July 28, 2017 , ... DMG Productions is pleased to ... television series, American Famer, scheduled to broadcast fourth quarter 2017. American Farmer airs ... helping humanity face its toughest challenge: how to feed a rising population in ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... SSCI, a division of Albany Molecular ... worldwide, representing a milestone achievement. , As an industry-leading provider of ... have served as expert and fact witnesses to assist our clients to perform ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/20/2017)... -- Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) released this statement from its Chief ... for Clinical and Economic Review,s (ICER) public meeting ... of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADF) of opioids. Prime was the sole ... "The ICER data ... use of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADF) in opioids in terms of ...
(Date:7/14/2017)... It should come as no surprise to anyone ... the midst of a crippling opioid epidemic. According to the ... of overdose deaths from opiate-based medications has quadrupled, Says, Dr. ... dead from 2001 to 2015". During this time, the prescription ... quadrupled, drawing a compelling link between prescription and eventual addiction. ...
(Date:7/12/2017)... July 12, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... generic companies to resolve pending patent litigation in the U.S. ... regarding the Cialis ® (tadalafil) unit dose ... 26, 2020. As part of the agreement, Cialis exclusivity is ... 2018. "The unit dose patent for Cialis is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: