ORAMORPH FOR BREATHLESSNESS: IN PURSUIT OF GUIDELINES AND PATIENT INFORMATION FOR USE IN COPD
- A RANDOMISED CONTROL TRIAL TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PLB IN THE CLINICAL SETTING. Roberts, S. E.; Schreuder, F. M.; Watson, T.; Stern, M. // Thorax;Dec2011 Supplement, pA175
Introduction Pursed lips breathing (PLB) at rest increases oxygen saturation and tidal volume and reduces respiratory rate. Used with exercise it shortens the recovery period, reduces end-exercise breathlessness and improves reported physical function measured by SF-36 (Roberts SE et al, 2009)....
- Improving Outcomes and Simplifying Treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Jones, Paul W. // Independent Nurse;2/16/2015, p14
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- Helping Patients with COPD Manage Episodes of Acute Shortness of Breath. Truesdell, Sandra // MEDSURG Nursing;Aug2000, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p178
Provides information on how to educate patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in implementing pursed-lip breathing during acute episodes of dyspnea. Patient strategies for managing dyspnea; Efficacy of pursed-lip breathing in reducing dyspnea; Problems with pursed-lip breathing.
- Oxygen may reduce dyspnoea in people with COPD who have mild or no hypoxaemia. Stoller, James K. // Evidence Based Medicine;Apr2012, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p40
The author comments on a study by Uronis and colleagues which revealed that supplemental oxygen (SupplO2) can relieve dyspnoea in mildly and non-hypoxaemic people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He mentions that the study failed to answer pressing clinical questions that...
- ASSESSING THE EDUCATIONAL IMPACT OF PULMONARY REHABILITATION IN NON-COPD PATIENTS USING THE LUNG INFORMATION NEEDS QUESTIONNAIRE. Fowler, R. P.; Ardelean, D.; Ingram, K. I.; Clark, A. L.; Marns, P. L.; Kon, S. S. C.; Canavan, J. L.; Man, W. D.-C. // Thorax;Dec2011 Supplement, pA16
Background There is increasing evidence to suggest that pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) improves exercise capacity, health status and dyspnoea in non-COPD chronic respiratory disease patients. However it is not clear how to assess the education component of PR on these patients. The Lung...
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Whittaker, C. // South African Family Practice;Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p20
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affects millions of people, has a major impact on quality of life and has become an important cause of death worldwide. Over the past decade, a better understanding of COPD has been gained, while research into new therapies and treatment strategies has...
- Short of Breath and Dying. Lowey, Susan E.; Powers, Bethel Ann; Ying Xue // Journal of Gerontological Nursing;Feb2013, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p43
The purpose of this narrative literature review was to describe the state of the science on the effectiveness of opioid medications to palliate dyspnea in older adults with advanced disease. A three-stage critical appraisal process was used to evaluate articles published between 2000-2011 that...
- Trends in management and outcomes of COPD patients in primary care, 2000-2009: a retrospective cohort study. James, Gareth D.; Donaldson, Gavin C.; Wedzicha, Jadwiga A.; Nazareth, Irwin // Primary Care Respiratory Society UK;7/1/2014, p1
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of the Quality and Outcomes framework, there has been some evidence of improvement in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in the United Kingdom through increasing rates of smoking cessation advice and immunisations against...
- Why Roflumilast Sometimes Fails COPD Patients. // AARC Times;Jul2015, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p51
This article discusses findings of research from Georgia State University and the University of Rochester Medical Center about the drug roflumilast, referencing a study published in the journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."