Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of early assisted discharge for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease exacerbations: the design of a randomised controlled trial
- The Needs of Caregivers of People with COPD: A Study. Woolfe, Pamela; Margaret McMillan; Conway, Jane // Australian Journal of Primary Health;Apr2007, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p28
The purpose of this research was to replicate a study undertaken with different cohorts of clients and their caregivers in both Australia and the United States of America (USA). The researcher wanted to establish better local information, through the use of a survey, about the needs of informal...
- Singing classes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial. Lord, Victoria M.; Hume, Victoria J.; Kelly, Julia L.; Cave, Phoene; Silver, Judith; Waldman, Maya; White, Chris; Smith, Cayley; Tanner, Rebecca; Sanchez, Melissa; Man, William D-C.; Polkey, Michael I.; Hopkinson, Nicholas S. // BMC Pulmonary Medicine;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p69
Background: There is some evidence that singing lessons may be of benefit to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is not clear how much of this benefit is specific to singing and how much relates to the classes being a group activity that addresses social isolation....
- Beta-blocker use and COPD mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Etminan, Mahyar; Jafari, Siavash; Carleton, Bruce; FitzGerald, John Mark // BMC Pulmonary Medicine;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p48
Background: Despite the benefits of beta-blockers in patients with established or sub-clinical coronary artery disease, their use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been controversial. Currently, no systematic review has examined the impact of beta-blockers on...
- The ties that bind us: how existing relationships, health and gender shape family care in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Gullick, Janice G.; Stainton, M. Colleen // Nursing Reports;2012, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p31
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) changes family roles and relationship dynamics and the experience of the disease is influenced by family functioning. Merleau- Ponty's existential philosophy of the body provided the framework for this Heideggerian phenomenological inquiry. Fifteen...
- Lung function and mortality in the United States: data from the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey follow up study. Mannino, D.M.; Buist, A.S.; Petty, T.L.; Enright, P.L.; Redd, S.C. // Thorax;May2003, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p388
Background: A study was undertaken to define the risk of death among a national cohort of US adults both with and without lung disease. Methods: Participants in the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I) followed for up to 22 years were studied. Subjects were...
- End-stage COPD. Fernandes, Tanya // Nursing Standard;10/10/2012, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p58
A quiz on end stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is presented.
- Authors' response to Young and Hopkins: vitamin D and lung function. Afzal, Shoaib; Lange, Peter; Bojesen, Stig E.; Freiberg, Jacob J.; Nordestgaard, Børge G. // Thorax;Aug2014, Vol. 69 Issue 8, p770
A response from the author of the article "Plasma 25 hydroxyvitamin D, lung function and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" in the 2014 issue is presented.
- Patients with COPD: do we fail them from beginning to end? Partridge, M.R. // Thorax;May2003, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p373
Editorial. Recognizes the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to both the individual and the society. Development of a comprehensive approach for the prevention and control of respiratory disease; Importance of diagnosing COPD early in its natural history.
- Health outcomes following treatment for six months with once daily tiotropium compared with twice daily salmeterol in patients with COPD. Brusasco, V.; Hodder, R.; Miravitlles, M.; Korducki, L.; Towse, L.; Kesten, S. // Thorax;May2003, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p399
Background: A study was undertaken to record exacerbations and health resource use in patients with COPD during 6 months of treatment with tiotropium, salmeterol, or matching placebos. Methods: Patients with COPD were enrolled in two 6-month randomised, placebo controlled, double blind, double...