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- SHORT-TERM OUTCOMES IN HEART FAILURE PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE IN THE COMMUNITY. Ghosh, S.; Kelly, N. O.; Smith, J.; Dexter, J.; Carroll-Hawkins, C.; Robertson, W. // Thorax;Dec2011 Supplement, pA162
Aims Heart failure (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common co-morbidities. The combination presents diagnostic challenges and has been linked with worse prognosis in patients admitted to hospital. There is hardly any prognostic data in patients with both co-morbidities...
- Association between Î²-blocker therapy and outcomes in patients hospitalised with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive lung disease with underlying ischaemic heart disease, heart failure or hypertension. Stefan, Mihaela S.; Rothberg, Michael B.; Priya, Aruna; Pekow, Penelope S.; Au, David H.; Lindenauer, Peter K. // Thorax;Nov2012, Vol. 67 Issue 11, p977
Background Î²-Blocker therapy has been shown to improve survival among patients with ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and congestive heart failure (CHF) and is underused among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Evidence regarding the optimal use of Î²-Blocker therapy...
- Clinical characteristics and outcomes of hospitalized heart failure patients with systolic dysfunction and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: findings from OPTIMIZE-HF. Mentz, Robert J.; Fiuzat, Mona; Wojdyla, Daniel M.; Chiswell, Karen; Gheorghiade, Mihai; Fonarow, Gregg C.; O'Connor, Christopher M. // European Journal of Heart Failure;Apr2012, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p395
Aims Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is common in heart failure (HF) patients, yet the population is poorly characterized and associated with conflicting outcomes data. We aimed to evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of HF patients with systolic dysfunction and COPD...
- Exercise Ventilation-CO2 Output Relationship in COPD and Heart Failure: A Tale of Two Abnormalities. Chi-Sang Poon // Respiratory Care;Jul2014, Vol. 59 Issue 7, p1157
The article offers the author's view on the research which shows that the exercise ventilation carbon dioxide (VE-VCO2) slope is augmented in patients of early-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The author states that the VE-VCO2 could be a sensitive measure of the severity of...
- Integrated care programmes for adults with chronic conditions: a meta-review. Martínez-González, Nahara Anani; Berchtold, Peter; Ullman, Klara; Busato, André; Egger, Matthias // International Journal for Quality in Health Care;Oct2014, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p561
Objective To review systematic reviews and meta-analyses of integrated care programmes in chronically ill patients, with a focus on methodological quality, elements of integration assessed and effects reported. Design Meta-review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses identified in Medline...
- Results of Report Cards for Patients with Congestive Heart Failure Depend on the Method Used To... Poses, Roy M.; McClish, Donna K. // Annals of Internal Medicine;07/04/2000, Vol. 133 Issue 1, p10
Tests whether the validity of outcome report cards for patients with congestive heart failure may depend on ways in which they are adjusted for risk. Comparison of the predictive ability of generic and disease-specific survival prediction models; Assessment of the ways in which the results of...
- Functional and clinical implications of cardiac resynchronization therapy on outcomes of diabetic patients with heart failure. // Current Medical Literature: Diabetes;2011, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p144
The article presents a study that provides information on the functional, structural and clinical cardiovascular results of cardiac resynchronization therapy on patient outcome for diabetes and heart failure.
- Medical education. // Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Aug97 Supplement, Vol. 20, pS52
Presents an abstract of the research manuscript `Outcome evaluation of a case-based workshop on heart failure,' by K. Ryan.
- COPD Exacerbations: The EXACT Tool. Kuritzky, Louis // Clinical Cardiology Alert;Aug2011 Clinical Briefs, p16
The article discusses a study on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations (COPD-e) by P.W. Jones, which derived the exacerbations of chronic pulmonary disease tool (EXACT) for identifying exacerbations at the earliest possible stage in order to institute abortive therapy without delay.