Dear Friends was published new issue of Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews (Volume 12 - Number 3)!
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Meet Our Editorial Board MemberPp. 183-184 Russell W. Steele [Download PDF]
Editorial Editorial: "COPD: More than a Moving Target!"Pp. 185-185 Alexandru Corlateanu and Joseph Varon [Download PDF]
Review Article Molecular Based Drug Targets for Idiopathic Pulmonary FibrosisPp. 186-207 Beatriz Ballester, Javier Milara, Esteban Morcillo and Julio Cortijo [Abstract] [Purchase Article]
Review Article Investigations of Malignant MesotheliomaPp. 208-214 Jack A. Kastelik, Mahmoud Loubani, Gerard Avery, Anthony G. Arnold and Jaymin Morjaria [Abstract] [Purchase Article]
Review Article Understanding the Immune and Inflammatory Response to Rhinoviruses: Recent Advances with Relevance to AsthmaPp. 215-224 Kuhan Kunarajah, Olga Pena and John W. Upham [Abstract] [Open Access Plus]
Research Article Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Edema in AthletesPp. 225-231 Serghei Covantev, Alexandru Corlateanu, Victor Botnaru and Joseph Varon [Abstract] [Purchase Article]
Review Article The Role of Systemic Treatment and Radiotherapy in Malignant MesotheliomaPp. 232-240 Michael Lind, Rachael Barton, Andrzej Wieczorek, Mahmoud Loubani and Jack A. Kastelik [Abstract] [Purchase Article]
Case Studies Pleural Involvement Due to Metastatic Melanoma: A Rare Complication and Literature ReviewPp. 241-245 Misael Avalos, Salim Surani and Joseph Varon [Abstract] [Purchase Article]
December 2nd, Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens pledged to remove
diesel vehicles from their roads by 2025. This unprecedented action will
have a lasting impact on improving air quality and protecting the
health of residents.
The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens say they are implementing the ban to improve air quality.
They say they will give incentives for alternative vehicle use and promote walking and cycling.
The commitments were made in Mexico at a biennial meeting of city leaders.
use of diesel in transport has come under increasing scrutiny in recent
years, as concerns about its impact on air quality have grown. The
World Health Organization (WHO) says that around three million deaths every year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution.
The respiratory tract is the portal of entry of air pollutants, and thus
the lung is the first organ affected. The range of respiratory diseases
that can be caused by air pollution exposure is large. Studies on the
health impacts of air pollution differentiate between acute and chronic
effects. The acute effects of pollution may be apparent within hours or
days of exposure, but other health effects of air pollution result from
long-term exposure, leading to chronic disease.
We are happy to present you article Prevalence and burden of comorbidities in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease from RESPIRATORY INVESTIGATION 2016 which was published today!
The classical definition of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
as a lung condition characterized by irreversible airway obstruction is
outdated. The systemic involvement in patients with COPD, as well as
the interactions between COPD and its comorbidities, justify the
description of chronic systemic inflammatory syndrome. The pathogenesis
of COPD is closely linked with aging, as well as with cardiovascular,
endocrine, musculoskeletal, renal, and gastrointestinal pathologies,
decreasing the quality of life of patients with COPD and, furthermore,
complicating the management of the disease. The most frequently
described comorbidities include skeletal muscle wasting, cachexia (loss
of fat-free mass), lung cancer (small cell or non-small cell), pulmonary
hypertension, ischemic heart disease, hyperlipidemia, congestive heart
failure, normocytic anemia, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis,
obstructive sleep apnea, depression, and arthritis. These complex
interactions are based on chronic low-grade systemic inflammation,
chronic hypoxia, and multiple common predisposing factors, and are
currently under intense research.
This review article is an overview of
the comorbidities of COPD, as well as their interaction and influence on
mutual disease progression, prognosis, and quality of life.
Respiratory Decade is supporting #BreatheBoldly campaign for increasing awareness for COPD! We challenge you to post a straw selfie on social media to raise awareness and show empathy for the 300 million people with #COPD, because sadly, COPD can feel like breathing through a straw. So, #BreatheBoldly, because even with COPD, there’s always a way to make life better. For more information visit: http://philips.to/2geuzma
The Global Initiative for Chronic
Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) works with health care professionals and
public health officials around the world to raise awareness of Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to improve prevention and
treatment of this lung disease.
Through the development of
evidence-based strategy documents for COPD management, and events such
as the annual celebration of World COPD Day, GOLD is working to improve
the lives of people with COPD in every corner of the globe.
GOLD report is presented as a “strategy document” for health care
professionals to use as a tool to implement effective management
programs based on available health care systems. GOLD has been
fortunate to have a network of international distinguished health
professionals from multiple disciplines. Many of these experts have
initiated investigations of the causes and prevalence of COPD in their
countries, and have developed innovative approaches for the
dissemination and implementation of the GOLD management strategy. The
GOLD initiative will continue to work with National Leaders and other
interested health care professionals to bring COPD to the attention of
governments, public health officials, health care workers, and the
general public to raise awareness of the burden of COPD and to develop
programs for early detection, prevention and approaches to management.
To mark World COPD Day 2016
we invited Dr. Alexandru Corlateanu to give us a background on chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease and how it can be managed. He also tells
us about World COPD Day and what its aims are. It also has been highlighted on COPD Research and Practicewebsite!