Sökning: "lung function decline"
Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 21 avhandlingar innehållade orden lung function decline.
1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) : prevalence, incidence, decline in lung function and risk factors
Sammanfattning : The Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden (OLIN) Studies started in 1985 as an epidemiological project with the aim to detect preventable risk factors for obstructive lung diseases and allergy. In recent years there has been a focus also on obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) besides asthma and allergy. LÄS MER
2. Inflammatory Markers, Respiratory Diseases, Lung Function and Associated Gender Differences
Sammanfattning : Systemic inflammation is associated with impaired lung function. Inflammation is part of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the local and systemic inflammatory pattern differs. LÄS MER
3. Inflammation in asthma: relation to symptomatology, exacerbations and lung function
Sammanfattning : Asthma is an inflammatory disease in the airways. It is characterized by respiratory symptoms such as wheezing, variable airflow obstruction and impaired lung function development. A better understanding of the underlying inflammation is crucial in order to treat and prevent asthma symptoms and lung function deterioration. LÄS MER
4. Lung function in alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency
Sammanfattning : Hereditary alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency predisposes to liver disease and emphysema. The aims of the studies upon which thesis is based were to investigate the natural course of lung function and risk factors for lung disease in AAT-deficient adolescents (PiZZ and PiSZ) and adults (PiZZ), and to study clinical manifestations in AAT-deficient adults. LÄS MER
5. Lung function in relation to exercise capacity in health and disease
Sammanfattning : Background: Exercise capacity (EC) is widely recognized as a strong and independent predictor of mortality and disease progression in various diseases, including cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. Furthermore, it is generally accepted that exercise capacity in healthy individuals and in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases is mainly limited by the maximum cardiac output. LÄS MER