TITLE

Chronic Bronchitis in Smokers Before Age 50 May Be an Early Predictor of COPD

AUTHOR(S)
Abma, Rebecca K.
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Pulmonary Reviews;Nov2009, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a research that suggests that chronic bronchitis in adults younger than 50 may denote susceptibility to the effects of cigarette smoking and predict long-term risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It references a study by Stefano Guerra and colleagues, published in the October 2009 issue of "Thorax" periodical. The researchers found that younger participants who reported chronic bronchitis were at significantly increased risk for incident airflow limitation, all-cause mortality and markers of systemic inflammation.
ACCESSION #
47101518

 

Related Articles

  • Line of fire.  // GP: General Practitioner;6/23/2006, p8 

    The article reports on a study, conducted in Great Britain, which states that smokers with wrinkles are more than eight times as likely to have COPD as those without.

  • ABC of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Devereux, Graham // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/13/2006, Vol. 332 Issue 7550, p1142 

    The article focuses on several aspects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The author cites the definition of the disease, its epidemiology, its morbidity impacts and mortality rates, and its risk factors. The author lists cigarette smoking as the single most important risk factor in...

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Altered Risk of Lung Cancer in a Population-Based Case-Control Study. Koshiol, Jill; Rotunno, Melissa; Consonni, Dario; Pesatori, Angela Cecilia; De Matteis, Sara; Goldstein, Alisa M.; Chaturvedi, Anil K.; Wacholder, Sholom; Landi, Maria Teresa; Lubin, Jay H.; Caporaso, Neil E. // PLoS ONE;2009, Vol. 4 Issue 10, p1 

    Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been consistently associated with increased risk of lung cancer. However, previous studies have had limited ability to determine whether the association is due to smoking. Methodology/Principal Findings: The Environment And Genetics in...

  • Acute effects of cigarette smoking on inflammation in healthy intermittent smokers. van der Vaart, Hester; Postma, Dirkje S.; Timens, Wim; Hylkema, Machteld N.; Willemse, Brigitte W. M.; Boezen, H. Marike; Vonk, Judith M.; De Reus, Dorothea M.; Kauffman, Henk F.; Ten Hacken, Nick H. T. // Respiratory Research;2005, Vol. 6, p22 

    Background: Chronic smoking is the main risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Knowledge on the response to the initial smoke exposures might enhance the understanding of changes due to chronic smoking, since repetitive acute smoke effects may cumulate and lead to irreversible...

  • Association of current smoking with airway inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asymptomatic smokers. Willemse, Brigitte W. M.; Hacken, Nick H. T. Ten; Rutgers, Bea; Postma, Dirkje S.; Timens, Wim // Respiratory Research;2005, Vol. 6, p38 

    Background: Inflammation in the airways and lung parenchyma underlies fixed airway obstruction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The exact role of smoking as promoting factor of inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is not clear, partly because studies often do not...

  • The Effects of a Smoking Cessation Program on Long-Term Survival in Smokers with Mild Lung Disease.  // Annals of Internal Medicine;2/15/2005, Vol. 142 Issue 4, pI12 

    The article presents information on the effects of a smoking cessation program on long-term survival in smokers with mild lung disease. 5887 middle-aged people with early Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were studied. The people were participating in a large study called the Lung...

  • Second-hand smoke and chronic bronchitis in Taiwanese women: a health-care based study. Chia-Fang Wu; Nan-Hsiung Feng; Inn-Wen Chong; Kuen-Yuh Wu; Chien-Hung Lee; Jhi-Jhu Hwang; Chia-Tsuan Huang; Chung-Ying Lee; Shao-Ting Chou; David C Christiani; Ming-Tsang Wu // BMC Public Health;2010, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p44 

    Background: Cigarette smoking cannot fully explain the epidemiologic characteristics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in women, particularly for those who rarely smoke, but COPD risk is not less than men. The aim of our study is to investigate the relationship between second-hand...

  • Smoking related COPD and facial wrinkling: is there a common susceptibility? Patel, B. D.; Loo, W. J.; Tasker, A. D.; Screaton, N. J.; Burrows, N. P.; Silverman, E. K.; Lomas, D. A. // Thorax;Jul2006, Vol. 61 Issue 7, p568 

    Background: Cigarette smoking causes accelerated facial wrinkling and predisposes to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, it has long been recognised that there is a subgroup of susceptible smokers who are at increased risk of developing airflow obstruction. We...

  • Nonsmoking Buddies. Ryder, Gina // Psychology Today;Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p19 

    The article discusses a study on smoking cessation published in the "New England Journal of Medicine." The study tracked a social network of 12,000 people over 32 years and shows that smokers tend to quit in clusters. Social influence is so powerful that quitting reduces the chance of a spouse...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics