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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients often have several comorbidities, such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD) or lung cancer (LC), which might influence resource use in the final months of life. However, no previous studies documented resource use in end-of-life COPD patients at a population level, thereby differentiating whether COPD patients die of their COPD, CVD or LC.
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Name: Journal of pain and symptom management
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) receive more life-sustaining treatments (LSTs) than those with other diseases. The aims of this study were to explore the willingness of COPD...
To explore the effects of group singing therapy on depression symptoms and quality of life of patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Despite considerable progress concerning pharmaceutical therapeutic options, many COPD patients show a markedly reduced quality of life and increased mortality risk. This workshop aimed to identify CO...
Studies report that up to 80% of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may struggle with symptoms of depression. However, this major comorbidity in COPD is rarely managed effec...
COPD and obesity often coexist and there is a complex interaction between them. Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence of obesity in a secondary care COPD population. Furthermore, the presence of como...
The aim of this study is to examine the association of COPD maintenance inhalation medication (Inhaled Corticosteroid or ICS) adherence with COPD exacerbation healthcare resource utilizati...
The study is an observational multicenter descriptive study. It is planned to enroll approximately 1250 subjects with severe and very severe COPD hospitalized for the reason of COPD exacer...
Rationale: The combined data from 3 studies outside the Unites States investigating the Lung Volume Reduction Coil system (RePneu LVRC) showed statistically significant improvements in ...
The etiology of bronchiectasis, known as permanent, abnormal, and localized development of bronchi, varies. However, most of them are responsible for infections during childhood. The preva...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of mortality and disability, and by 2020, it is expected to be the third leading cause of mortality worldwide. COPD is a major...
A nursing specialty concerned with care of patients facing serious or life-threatening illnesses. The goal of palliative nursing is to prevent and relieve suffering, and to support the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Hospice nursing is palliative care for people in their final stages of life.
Care provided patients requiring extraordinary therapeutic measures in order to sustain and prolong life.
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span, from the management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability; the promotion of healthy lifestyles; the promotion of quality of life in those with chronic illness; and the care for individuals at the end of life. It was established in 1986.
Any observable response or action of a child from 24 months through 12 years of age. For neonates or children younger than 24 months, INFANT BEHAVIOR is available.
Societal or individual decisions about the equitable distribution of available resources.
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is used for a number of conditions including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, which all lead to the airways in the lungs becoming damaged and thus narrower, making inhalation and exhalation harder...
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