Search for dissertations about: "exacerbations"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 46 swedish dissertations containing the word exacerbations.

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

    Author : Josefin Sundh; Scott Montgomery; Christer Janson; Björn Ställberg; Anne Lindberg; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; COPD; HRQL; CCQ; comorbidity; mortality; DOSE index; SMR; exacerbations; asthma COPD clinic; Medicine; Medicin;

    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

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

    Author : Inger Dahlén; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Medical sciences; asthma; COPD; acute exacerbations; inflammatory markers; psychological factors; 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

  3. 3. Management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary health care : a study of a nurse-led multidisciplinary programme of pulmonary rehabilitation

    Author : Ann-Britt Zakrisson; Peter Engfeldt; Kersti Theander; Agneta Anderzén Carlsson; Birgitta Klang Söderqvist; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; COPD; exacerbations; experiences; functional capacity; next of kin; nursing care; primary care; quality of life; Vårdvetenskap; Nursing Science;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to modify and evaluate effects, as well as todescribe experiences of a nurse-led multidisciplinary programme of pulmonaryrehabilitation in primary health care for patients with chronicobstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their next of kin.Interviews were performed with 12 COPD nurses about their experiencesof patient education (I). READ MORE

  4. 4. Fatigue and Peripheral Muscle Dysfunction: Studies on Vitamin D Status, Muscle Metabolism and Systemic Inflammation in Patients with COPD : Aspects of COPD severity beyond FEV1 and exacerbations

    Author : Magnus Kentson; Lennart Persson; Jan-Erik Karlsson; Fredrik Nyström; Arne Egesten; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : BackgroundThe severity of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is usually described in terms of forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and number of exacerbations. However, COPD is a complex disease with different ways of expression, involving pulmonary symptoms, extra pulmonal manifestations and comorbidities, which altogether affect the patient by contributing to reduced functional capacity, increased shortness of breath, reduced health-related quality of life and increased mortality. READ MORE

  5. 5. Translational studies of viral-induced asthma and COPD exacerbations

    Author : Irma Mahmutovic Persson; Respiratorisk immunofarmakologi; []
    Keywords : Asthma; exacerbation models; COPD; dsRNA; Th2; Virus; house dust mites HDM ; TSLP; IL-1β; IL-25; IL-33;

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