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Sensitivity and specificity of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in the detection of anxiety disorders in older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary
ABSTRACT Background: Anxiety and depression are prevalent in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study evaluates the sensitivity and specificity of two self-administeredExpand
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Is Salamol less effective than Ventolin? A randomised, blinded, crossover study in New Zealand.
AIM The effectiveness of the fully subsidised bronchodilator in New Zealand, Salamol, has recently been questioned. We compared the efficacy of Salamol and Ventolin inhalers in relieving acuteExpand
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Changes in biomarkers of cardiac dysfunction during exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
BACKGROUND Cardiac dysfunction is associated with a higher mortality in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is unknown how the heart responds to treatment of COPDExpand
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The CANT score: Predicting mortality in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Introduction: Biomarkers of cardiac dysfunction are often high in exacerbations of COPD and are associated with mortality. They have the potential to improve the assessment of prognosis for patientsExpand
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High-dose beta2-agonist treatment is associated with cardiac dysfunction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Introduction/Aim: Acute cardiac disease frequently occurs during COPD exacerbations. In our previous study, nebulised bronchodilator therapy independently predicted the increase in cardiacExpand
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Cardiac dysfunction in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is often not detected by electrocardiogram and chest radiographs
Cardiac dysfunction is common in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), even in patients without clinically suspected cardiac disorders.
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