Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 154 avhandlingar innehållade ordet COPD.
Sammanfattning : Background: The complete pathologic mechanism behind the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains unclear, but several risk factors have been identified, of which smoking is the most common. Proteolytic imbalance contributes to lung tissue degradation and is related to both smoking and COPD symptoms. LÄS MER
2. COPD in primary care : exploring conditions for implementation of evidence-based interventions and eHealth
Sammanfattning : Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major public health problem. Symptoms and comorbidities associated with COPD affect the whole body. Clinical guidelines for COPD recommend pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) including exercise training and education promoting self-management strategies. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Background: Risk factors for poor health related quality of life (HRQL), mortality and exacerbations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) need to be explored.Objectives: To examine associations of comorbidity and Body Mass Index (BMI) with HRQL using the Clinical COPD Questionnaire (CCQ); to examine the prognostic qualities of the multidimensional instrument DOSE index; to examine the association of health status estimated by the CCQ with mortality; and to examine management of exacerbations and subsequent exacerbation risk. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : It is well known that patients with COPD have an increased risk of lower respiratory tract infections, but less is known about the association with other infections. The aim of this thesis was to explore epidemiological aspects of severe infections in COPD, using public registries in Sweden. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are associated with periods of worsened symptoms, known as exacerbations. Severe exac-erbations can result in hospitalisation, irreversible decline of the disease and sometimes death. Thus, exacerbations are a major cause of morbidity, mortality and healthcare cost. LÄS MER