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Outcomes associated with comorbid anxiety and depression among patients with stable COPD: A patient registry study in China.

J Affect Disord 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical University, Zhanjiang, China. Electronic address:

Background: Anxiety and depression are common among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the associations between psychiatric symptoms and specific COPD outcomes are uncertain.

Methods: Associations of psychiatric symptoms (anxiety and depression) and COPD outcomes (COPD Assessment Test (CAT), modified Medical Research Council dyspnea scale (mMRC), number of acute exacerbations and percentage predicted forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV% predicted)) sets were performed by canonical correlation analysis in 876 patients with COPD.

Results: In primary analysis, we discovered a statistically significant relationship between symptoms of anxiety/depression and COPD outcomes sets (1 - Λ = 0. Read More

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Climate-mediated air pollution associated with COPD severity.

Sci Total Environ 2022 Jun 24:156969. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, New Taipei City, Taiwan; School of Respiratory Therapy, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; Cell Physiology and Molecular Image Research Center, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Air pollution has been reported to be associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our study aim was to examine the mediating effects of air pollution on climate-associated health outcomes of COPD patients. A cross-sectional study of 117 COPD patients was conducted in a hospital in Taiwan. Read More

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Trends and characteristics of ozone and nitrogen dioxide related health impacts in Chinese cities.

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2022 Jun 24;241:113808. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Institute of Strategic Planning, Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning, Beijing 100012, China. Electronic address:

Ambient ozone pollution has been becoming severe and attributed to considerable health impacts in China. Nitrogen dioxide (NO) is involved in atmospheric ozone production while also affecting public health directly. Joint control ozone and NO pollution would be of significance. Read More

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Usefulness of simultaneous impulse oscillometry and spirometry with airway response to bronchodilator in the diagnosis of asthmatic cough.

J Asthma 2022 Jun 27:1-19. Epub 2022 Jun 27.

Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.

Some of the most common causes of chronic cough include cough variant asthma (CVA), bronchial asthma (BA), and asthma-COPD overlap (ACO). Although there is some overlap in the etiology of these diseases, it is clinically important to attempt an early differential diagnosis due to treatment strategies and prognoses. Spirometry and impulse oscillometry (IOS) before and after bronchodilator inhalation were analyzed for CVA (,  = 203), BA (,  = 222), and ACO (,  = 61). Read More

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Results of emergency colectomy in nonagenarians and octogenarians previously labeled as prohibitive surgical risk.

Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2022 Jun 27. Epub 2022 Jun 27.

Data Bloom Statistical Consultants, 104 Fieldstone Drive, Terrace Park, OH, 45174, USA.

Purpose: There are no standardized criteria for what constitutes prohibitive risk for emergency abdominal surgery.

Methods: A retrospective review was performed comparing two groups of patients having emergent colectomy. One group had previously been labeled as being prohibitive surgical risk and the other was a contemporary, non-prohibitive risk group also requiring emergency colectomy. Read More

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Risk of developing cognitive impairment on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2022 Jun 24;101(25):e29235. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Background: The increasing number of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) incidence has led to a great negative impact on older people's lives. This chronic disease was a critical and independent risk factor for cognitive function impairment in the elderly with mild cognitive impairment as a frequent feature. This systematic review aimed to examine the risk of developing cognitive impairment in COPD. Read More

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Circadian rhythms of risk factors and management in atherosclerotic and hypertensive vascular disease: Modern chronobiological perspectives of an ancient disease.

Chronobiol Int 2022 Jun 27:1-30. Epub 2022 Jun 27.

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Keck Medical School, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the arteries that appears to have been as prevalent in ancient as in modern civilizations, is predisposing to life-threatening and life-ending cardiac and vascular complications, such as myocardial and cerebral infarctions. The pathogenesis of atherosclerosis involves intima plaque buildup caused by vascular endothelial dysfunction, cholesterol deposition, smooth muscle proliferation, inflammatory cell infiltration and connective tissue accumulation. Hypertension is an independent and controllable risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). Read More

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Increased Risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome in Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients With Uveitis: A Population-Based Cohort Study.

Front Immunol 2022 10;13:890543. Epub 2022 Jun 10.

Department of Ophthalmology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: Uveitis, a sight-threatening ocular inflammatory state, is associated with autoimmune diseases and systemic inflammation. This prolonged systemic inflammation may cause plaque formation in coronary arteries, subsequently resulting in acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Methods: This retrospective, population-based study (15-year period) used the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database based on the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. Read More

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The Burden of COPD in China and Its Provinces: Findings From the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.

Front Public Health 2022 3;10:859499. Epub 2022 Jun 3.

Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical University, Zhanjiang, China.

In China, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was accounted for a quarter of the global COPD population and has become a large economic burden. However, the comprehensive picture of the COPD burden, which could inform health policy, is not readily available for all of the provinces of China. Here, we aimed to describe the burden of COPD in China, providing an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis at the national and provincial levels, and time trends from 1990 to 2019. Read More

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Interleukin-17A and interleukin-22 production by conventional and non-conventional lymphocytes in three different end-stage lung diseases.

Clin Transl Immunology 2022 16;11(6):e1398. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Pediatric Pneumology, Allergology and Neonatology Hannover Medical School Hannover Germany.

Objectives: The contribution of adaptive innate lymphocytes to IL-17A and IL-22 secretion at the end stage of chronic lung diseases remains largely unexplored. In order to uncover tissue- and disease-specific secretion patterns, we compared production patterns of IL-17A and IL-22 in three different human end-stage lung disease entities.

Methods: Production of IL-17A, IL-22 and associated cytokines was assessed in supernatants of re-stimulated lymphocytes by multiplex assays and multicolour flow cytometry of conventional T cells, iNKT cells, γδ T cells and innate lymphoid cells in bronchial lymph node and lung tissue from patients with emphysema ( = 19), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis ( = 14) and cystic fibrosis ( = 23), as well as lung donors ( = 17). Read More

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Long-Term Outcomes for Chinese COPD Patients After PCI: A Propensity Score Matched, Double-Cohort Study.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2022 9;9:827635. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Department of Cardiology and Institute of Vascular Medicine, Peking University Third Hospital, NHC Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Molecular Biology and Regulatory Peptides, Key Laboratory of Molecular Cardiovascular Science, Ministry of Education, Beijing Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Receptors Research, Beijing, China.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze long-term outcomes of Chinese coronary artery disease (CAD) patients with (and without) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a chronic condition which often develops in conjunction with CAD. PCI is a core therapy for CAD, although we still need to understand CAD-COPD outcomes and to identify factors that influence prognoses, across ethnicities. Read More

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Patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals' needs when designing the content of a mobile application for the clinical monitoring of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and home oxygen therapy: A user-centered design.

Internet Interv 2022 Sep 10;29:100552. Epub 2022 Jun 10.

Multiprofessional teaching unit for Family and Community Care of the Córdoba and Guadalquivir District, Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Córdoba (IMIBIC), Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain.

Background: Patients with chronic respiratory diseases require oxygen supply in a considerable amount to reduce their symptoms and increase their survival. The development of abilities for the self-management of chronic diseases has been shown to be essential to decrease exacerbation of symptoms. Therefore, the design and development of health mobile applications (apps) that aid in educating and training for disease self-management are cost-effective strategies. Read More

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Right ventricular laceration caused by sternal wire fracture following cardiac surgery: a case report.

Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2022 Jul 14;38(4):418-421. Epub 2022 Feb 14.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.

Sternal dehiscence and sternal wire fractures are of significant concern for patients post cardiac surgery. Right ventricular laceration resulting from injury secondary to fractured sternal wires is a rare cause of life-threatening postoperative hemorrhage. A 68-year-old male presented for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Read More

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A systematic review and integrated analysis of biologics that target Type 2 inflammation to treat COPD with increased peripheral blood eosinophils.

Heliyon 2022 Jun 16;8(6):e09736. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Oko-cho, Kohasu, Nankoku, Kochi, 780-8505, Japan.

Background And Aims: Biologics that target Type 2 inflammation are effective in reducing exacerbations of severe asthma. We conducted a systematic review and integrated analysis of the efficacy and safety of these biologics in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with increased peripheral blood eosinophils.

Methods: Clinical trials of biologics that target Type 2 inflammation in COPD were found using PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials. Read More

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Epidemiology, Clinico-Pathological Characteristics, and Comorbidities of SARS-CoV-2-Infected Pakistani Patients.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2022 26;12:800511. Epub 2022 May 26.

Department of Immunology, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.

SARS-CoV-2 is a causative agent for COVID-19 disease, initially reported from Wuhan, China. The infected patients experienced mild to severe symptoms, resulting in several fatalities due to a weak understanding of its pathogenesis, which is the same even to date. This cross-sectional study has been designed on 452 symptomatic mild-to-moderate and severe/critical patients to understand the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of COVID-19 patients with their comorbidities and response to treatment. Read More

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A Meta-Analysis on the Efficacy and Safety of Bacterial Lysates in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2022 9;9:877124. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, China.

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common and frequently encountered disease of respiratory apparatus and is vulnerable to infection. Increasing studies reveal that bacterial lysates play an encouraging role in preventing exacerbations in these patients. We here investigated the efficacy and safety of bacterial lysates in COPD. Read More

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Alleviates the Production of Inflammatory Cytokines and MUC5AC in Rats with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2022 16;2022:2135487. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Geriatric Respiratory Department, Henan Electric Power Hospital, Zhengzhou, China.

Background: (RC), a perennial evergreen herb which belongs to Kunth (Liliaceae), can be used for clearing the lungs and relieving cough, reducing phlegm and anti-inflammatory effects. Moreover, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by airway and lung inflammation and increased secretion of airway mucus. Therefore, RC has the potential to treat COPD. Read More

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Shema Oral Liquid Ameliorates the Severity of LPS-Induced COPD Regulating DNMT1.

Front Pharmacol 2022 8;13:903593. Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Experimental Research Center, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the most common respiratory disease with high morbidity and mortality. Shema oral liquid (Shema) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) approved for the treatment of respiratory diseases. Clinical applications have shown that Shema has antitussive, expectorant, and anti-asthmatic effects, but its definite efficacy to COPD is still unclear. Read More

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Effect of Socio-Economic Status on Perioperative Outcomes After Robotic-Assisted Pulmonary Lobectomy.

Cureus 2022 Jun 22;14(6):e26201. Epub 2022 Jun 22.

Thoracic Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, USA.

Background:  Lower socioeconomic status (SES) has been correlated with poor survival rates and surgical outcomes following lung cancer resection. This study sought to determine whether this disparity exists perioperatively in lung cancer patients following robotic-assisted video-thoracoscopic pulmonary lobectomy.  Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 447 consecutive patients who underwent robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy by one surgeon for known or suspected lung cancer. Read More

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Current status of interventional therapy for pulmonary emphysema with bronchoscopy.

Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2022 May;47(5):665-672

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Branch of National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410008.

Pulmonary emphysema is one of phenotypes of lung disease that can progress to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The pathogenesis is unknown, which may be closely related to smoking, infection, gene mutation, and air pollution. Pathological features of emphysema include the decreased airway elasticity at the distal end of the bronchioles and over-hyperinflation. Read More

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Elevated mir-145-5p is associated with skeletal muscle dysfunction and triggers apoptotic cell death in C2C12 myotubes.

J Muscle Res Cell Motil 2022 Jun 26. Epub 2022 Jun 26.

Department of TCM, First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, No. 137, Liyushan South Road, Xinshi District, Urumqi, 830011, Xinjiang, China.

Skeletal muscle dysfunction is a common comorbidity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and the molecular mechanisms regarding to the pathogenesis of this disease have not been elucidated. In this study, a novel miR-145-5p was significantly upregulated in the serum collected from patients with COPD-associated muscle atrophy, in contrast with the normal participants. Then, we evidenced that silencing of miR-145-5p suppressed cell death and elongated cell survival during cell culture process. Read More

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The prevalence of non-invasive ventilation and long-term oxygen treatment in Helsinki University Hospital area, Finland.

BMC Pulm Med 2022 Jun 25;22(1):248. Epub 2022 Jun 25.

HUH Heart and Lung Center, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, (Haartmaninkatu 4), P.O. Box 372, 00029, Helsinki, Finland.

Background: Chronic respiratory failure (CRF) can be treated at home with non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and/or long-term oxygen (LTOT). The prevalence of these treatments is largely unknown. We aimed to clarify the prevalence and indications of the treatments, and the three-year mortality of the treated patients in the Helsinki University Hospital (HUH) area in Finland. Read More

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa: pathogenesis, virulence factors, antibiotic resistance, interaction with host, technology advances and emerging therapeutics.

Signal Transduct Target Ther 2022 Jun 25;7(1):199. Epub 2022 Jun 25.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Frontiers Science Center for Disease-related Molecular Network, State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) is a Gram-negative opportunistic pathogen that infects patients with cystic fibrosis, burn wounds, immunodeficiency, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), cancer, and severe infection requiring ventilation, such as COVID-19. P. Read More

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Evaluation of aminopyrrolidine amide to improve chloride transport in CFTR-defective cells.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2022 Jun 23;72:128866. Epub 2022 Jun 23.

Inserm, Univ Brest, EFS, UMR 1078, GGB, F-29200 Brest, France. Electronic address:

The aminopyrrolidine amide PF-429242 is a specific inhibitor of the Site-1 Protease which is responsible for the cleavage, and thus the activation of the Activating Transcription Factor6 that down regulates many genes, during the Unfolded Protein Response. We hypothesized that PF-429242 could be used to prevent the ATF6-dependent down regulation of some genes. We chose the CFTR gene encoding the CFTR chloride channel as a model because it is down-regulated by ATF6 in Cystic Fibrosis. Read More

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Early detection of COPD based on graph convolutional network and small and weakly labeled data.

Med Biol Eng Comput 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Respiratory, Shijingshan Teaching Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing Shijingshan Hospital, Beijing, 100043, People's Republic of China.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common disease with high morbidity and mortality, where early detection benefits the population. However, the early diagnosis rate of COPD is low due to the absence or slight early symptoms. In this paper, a novel method based on graph convolution network (GCN) for early detection of COPD is proposed, which uses small and weakly labeled chest computed tomography image data from the publicly available Danish Lung Cancer Screening Trial database. Read More

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Multi-sectoral impact assessment of an extreme African dust episode in the Eastern Mediterranean in March 2018.

Sci Total Environ 2022 Jun 21:156861. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Climate and Atmosphere Research Center (CARE-C), The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia 2121, Cyprus.

In late March 2018, a large part of the Eastern Mediterranean experienced an extraordinary episode of African dust, one of the most intense in recent years, here referred to as the "Minoan Red" event. The episode mainly affected the Greek island of Crete, where the highest aerosol concentrations over the past 15 yeas were recorded, although impacts were also felt well beyond this core area. Our study fills a gap in dust research by assessing the multi-sectoral impacts of sand and dust storms and their socioeconomic implications. Read More

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Revealing the pathogenic and ageing-related mechanisms of the enigmatic idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Curr Opin Pulm Med 2022 Jul;28(4):296-302

Respiratory Disease Unit, Department of Cardiac Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

Purpose Of Review: Growing evidence suggests that ageing-associated alterations occur in both idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Here, we review the most recent literature on dysregulated ageing pathways in IPF and COPD and discuss how they may contribute to disease pathogenesis.

Recent Findings: Recent studies have shown that alveolar epithelial type II (ATII) cells undergo premature senescence under stress and that senescent ATII cells promote lung fibrogenesis. Read More

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New-onset Obesity After Lung Transplantation: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Clinical Outcomes.

Transplantation 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Background: Lung transplant (LTx) recipients who gain weight after transplantation may experience an upward shift in body mass index (BMI) that places them in the obese category. The incidence, risk factors, and impact on metabolic health and mortality of new-onset obesity have not been documented in the LTx setting.

Methods: This single-center retrospective study included 564 LTx recipients. Read More

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The Normal Lung Index From Quantitative Computed Tomography for the Evaluation of Obstructive and Restrictive Lung Disease.

J Thorac Imaging 2022 Jul 16;37(4):246-252. Epub 2021 Dec 16.

Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul.

Purpose: Our objective was to evaluate whether the normal lung index (NLI) from quantitative computed tomography (QCT) analysis can be used to predict mortality as well as pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and interstitial lung disease (ILD).

Materials And Methods: Normal subjects (n=20) and patients with COPD (n=172) and ILD (n=114) who underwent PFTs and chest CT were enrolled retrospectively in this study. QCT measures included the NLI, defined as the ratio of the lung with attenuation between -950 and -700 Hounsfield units (HU) over the total lung volume (-1024 to -250 HU, mL), high-attenuation area (-700 to -250 HU, %), emphysema index (>6% of pixels < -950 HU), skewness, kurtosis, and mean lung attenuation. Read More

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