Search for dissertations about: "COPD"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 139 swedish dissertations containing the word COPD.

  1. 1. Proteolytic imbalance in COPD epidemiological and clinical aspects

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Robert Linder; Umeå universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Matrix metalloproteinases; MMP-9; MMP-12; lung function decline; epidemiology; COPD; OLIN; KOLIN; Medicine; medicin;

    Abstract : 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. READ MORE

  2. 2. COPD in primary care exploring conditions for implementation of evidence-based interventions and eHealth

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Sara Lundell; Umeå universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; COPD; primary care; implementation; eHealth; qualitative; mixed methods; meta-analysis; KOL; primärvård; implementering; eHälsa; Kvalitativ; mixad metod; metaanalys; sjukgymnastik; Physiotherapy;

    Abstract : 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. READ MORE

  3. 3. Quality of life, mortality and exacerbations in COPD

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro universitet

    Author : Josefin Sundh; Örebro universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; COPD; HRQL; CCQ; comorbidity; mortality; DOSE index; SMR; exacerbations; asthma COPD clinic; Medicin; Medicine;

    Abstract : 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. READ MORE

  4. 4. Epidemiological studies of severe infections in COPD

    University dissertation from Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Lund University

    Author : Malin Inghammar; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Invasive Pneumococcal Disease; Bacteraemia; Tuberculosis; Epidemiology; COPD;

    Abstract : 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. READ MORE

  5. 5. Host-Virus Interactions in Asthma and COPD

    University dissertation from Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Lund University

    Author : Cristopher McCrae; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2018]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Asthma; COPD; Exacerbation; Virus; Interferon;

    Abstract : 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. READ MORE