Prevalence and underdiagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among patients at risk in primary care
- The use of spirometry in screening for COPD. Wood, Sally // Practice Nursing;Sep2014, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p427
The article discusses the use of spirometry for early identification and diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), prior to increased severity of symptoms. Topics discussed include increasing evidence indicating potential of spirometry screening for early COPD detection, outcome...
- Nonconventional Pulmonary Screening Outside the Physician's Office. Nelson, Steven B. // AARC Times;Nov2010, Vol. 34 Issue 11, p50
The article discusses the screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) aside from spirometry which can be done outside the physician's office. It mentions that the Lung Function Questionnaire (LFQ) is used to determine patients who are appropriate to refer for diagnostic evaluation...
- COPD: Prevention, screening and case finding. Booker, Rachel // Practice Nurse;6/13/2014, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p12
The article discusses chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a largely preventable chronic lung disease characterised by airflow obstruction. Topics discussed include the risk factors for COPD with cigarette smoking as the most important, the need to encourage all smokers to stop...
- Research & Markets: ABC of COPD, 2nd Edition. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;6/9/2011, p128
The article reports on the addition of the book "ABC of COPD," 2nd Edition, to the health offering of John Wiley and Sons Ltd. It states that the book provides reliable, accessible account, and up-to-date information on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It mentions that other factors...
- Wood Smoke Increases COPD Risks. // AARC Times;Oct2010, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p155
The article discusses the research study conducted by researchers of Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute to more than 1,800 smokers ages from 40-75 which showed that wood smoke exposure increases the risks of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other pulmonary problems.
- Lifetime Risk of Developing COPD: A Longitudinal Population Study. Kuritzky, Louis // Primary Care Reports;Dec2011 Clinical Briefs in Primary, p23
The article discusses a study on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) titled "Lifetime Risk of Developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Longitudinal Population Study," by A. S. Gershon et al published in a 2011 issue of "Lancet."
- Environmental and Genetic Risk Factors and Gene-Environment Interactions in the Pathogenesis of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. Walter,[1,2], Robert; Gottlieb[1,2,3], Daniel J.; O'Connor[1,2], George T. // Environmental Health Perspectives Supplements;Aug2000 Supplement 4, Vol. 108, p733
Focuses on risk factors for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Definition and pathophysiology of COPD; Importance of gene-environment interaction in the pathogenesis of COPD; Mechanism by which tobacco smoke causes COPD; Environmental and genetic factors...
- Passive smoking exposure is associated with an increased risk of COPD. Nataraja, A. // Thorax;Jan2008, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p48
The article summarizes a study on passive smoking exposure and the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among adults in Guangzhou, China, featured in a 2007 issue of "Lancet." The study found that there is a significant but small association between passive smoking exposure and...
- Secondhand smoke in childhood increases COPD risk in later life. // Practice Nurse;4/13/2012, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p10
The article reports that a study conducted by Norwegian researchers revealed that children who are exposed to passive smoking almost doubled the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) in adulthood compared with non-exposed children.