Search for dissertations about: "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 169 swedish dissertations containing the words chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  1. 1. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease : Patients´ Perspectives, Impact of the Disease and Utilization of Spirometry

    Author : Mats Arne; Margareta Emtner; Gunnar Boman; Staffan Janson; Claes-Göran Löfdahl; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; chronic disease; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; diabetes mellitus; diagnosis; health status; spirometry; physical activity; public health survey; qualitative method; quality of life; rheumatoid arthritis.; Lung diseases; Lungsjukdomar; Lungmedicin; Lung Medicine;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to describe subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from different perspectives. Focus was on patients at the time of diagnosis, impact of the disease in comparison to other chronic diseases, factors associated with good health and quality of life (QoL), and diagnostic spirometry in clinical practice. READ MORE

  2. 2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) : prevalence, incidence, decline in lung function and risk factors

    Author : Anne Lindberg; Bo Lundbäck; Rune Lundgren; Lars-Gunnar Larsson; Sven Larsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medicine; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Prevalence; Incidence; Decline in Lung Function; Risk Factors; Medicin; Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine; Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin; lungmedicin; Lung Medicine;

    Abstract : 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. READ MORE

  3. 3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : clinical phenotyping, mortality and causes of death

    Author : Sami Sawalha; Anne Lindberg; Helena Backman; Nikolai Stenfors; Karin Lisspers; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Phenotyping; chronic airflow obstruction; COPD; productive cough; pre- and postbronchodilator airway obstruction; co-morbidity; epidemiology; mortality; causes of death; sex; lungmedicin; Lung Medicine;

    Abstract : Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is common. The estimated prevalence is about 10% among adults, but varies largely dependent on the major risk factors age and smoking. Under-diagnosis of COPD is substantial and is related to disease severity. READ MORE

  4. 4. Obstructive pulmonary disease : Studies of acute exacerbations and immunologic status

    Author : Inger Dahlén; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Medical sciences; asthma; COPD; acute exacerbations; inflammatory markers; psychologicalfactors; bone markers; immunological skin tests; MEDICIN OCH VÅRD; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; Medicine; medicin;

    Abstract : In this thesis, different aspects of the treatment and care of patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been studied.In a study of 50 patients seeking medical care for an acute exacerbation of asthma or COPD, we studied inflammatory markers in blood, sputum and urine. READ MORE

  5. 5. Cardiovascular aspects on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : with focus on ischemic ECG abnormalities, QT prolongation and arterial stiffness

    Author : Ulf Nilsson; Anne Lindberg; Anders Blomberg; Bengt Johansson; Christine Brulin; Per Bakke; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Epidemiology; COPD; ischemic heart disease; cardiovascular disease; ECG; spirometry; kardiologi; Cardiology;

    Abstract : Background: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD) is an under-diagnosed disease with a prevalence of approximately 10%, highly dependent on age and smoking habits. Comorbidities are common in COPD and of these, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the most common. READ MORE