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Arterial stiffness and osteoporosis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The increased aortic PWV in patients with osteoporosis and the association with systemic inflammation suggest that age-related bone and vascular changes occur prematurely in COPD. Expand
Associated loss of fat-free mass and bone mineral density in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Increased excretion of cellular and bone collagen protein breakdown products in those with low FFM and BMD indicates a protein catabolic state in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Expand
British Thoracic Society guideline on pulmonary rehabilitation in adults: accredited by NICE
The role of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients for pulmonary rehabilitation and specific situations at assessment are described. Expand
Insufficient evidence of benefit: a systematic review of home telemonitoring for COPD.
The benefit of telemonitoring for COPD is not yet proven and that further work is required before wide-scale implementation be supported, but the study reports are themselves positive about their results. Expand
Insulin Resistance and inflammation—A Further Systemic Complication of COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with a continuous systemic inflammatory response. Furthermore, COPD is associated with an excess risk for cardiovascular disease and type IIExpand
Predictors of poor attendance at an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programme.
It is found that attendance at PRPs is independently influenced by smoking status, the degree of breathlessness, frequency of hospital admissions, length of the programme and journey time. Expand
Aortic Calcification Is Associated With Aortic Stiffness and Isolated Systolic Hypertension in Healthy Individuals
Calcification may underlie treatment resistance in ISH, and anticalcification strategies may present a novel therapy, which suggest that calcification may be important in the process of aortic stiffening and the development of ISH. Expand
Does pulmonary rehabilitation address cardiovascular risk factors in patients with COPD?
Cardiovascular risk factors including blood pressure and thereby aortic stiffness were improved following a course of standard multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD. Expand
Lung function in mid-life compared with later life is a stronger predictor of arterial stiffness in men: the Caerphilly Prospective Study.
Mid-life lung function is a stronger risk factor than in later life for arterial stiffness in men, and lung function assessment in mid-life may identify individuals at greater risk of their future cardiovascular disease. Expand
Socioeconomic deprivation and the outcome of pulmonary rehabilitation in England and Wales
It is shown that patients living in more deprived areas are less likely to complete Pulmonary rehabilitation, and deprivation was not associated with clinical outcomes in patients who complete therapy. Expand