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Worse Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Outcomes in Patients Who Smoke Both Tobacco and Marijuana

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.080
Synopsis: 
We compared the clinical course and outcomes for the patients admitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) who smoked tobacco and marijuana versus tobacco only. The results showed earlier onset of advanced COPD with more frequent progression to cor pulmonale and death in tobacco and marijuana smokers.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To compare clinical course and outcomes in patients admitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) who smoke tobacco plus marijuana versus tobacco only.

Accepted: 
31 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 31 May, 2017

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

What Are the Factors Affecting on the Mortality of COPD Patients in the ICU?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.593
Synopsis: 
Morbidity and mortality rates of COPD are continuously increasing throughout the world. We aimed to determine factors associated with in-hospital-mortality of all causes following critical care admissions of patients with COPD. Features during admission to the ICU of patients were studied such as demographic and clinical features, laboratory analyses and comorbid diseases. Co-morbid diseases such as CHF, AF and postoperative care affect mortality the most in COPD patients who are hospitalized in ICU. Laboratory tests like creatinine and clinical features like being intubated upon admission, duration of mechanical ventilation and EF are other independent variables that affect mortality.

ABSTRACT

Background: Morbidity and mortality rates of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are continuously increasing throughout the world. It is a major cause of death, imposes a great socioeconomic burden and constitutes a significant part of ICU patients.

Aim: To determine factors associated with in-hospital-mortality of all causes following   critical care admissions of patients with COPD.

Accepted: 
30 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 27 Apr, 2017

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Serum RDW Level of COPD Patients and the Characteristics of the Exacerbation

DOI: 
10.7727.wimj/2016.367
Synopsis: 
Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a measure of hemogram. Nearly one third of COPD patients have increased RDW levels and exitus rates are higher in this group. It is suggested that elevated RDW might be related with increased mortality in COPD patients.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a measure of red blood cell size heterogeneity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the RDW level and characteristics of the COPD exacerbations.

Accepted: 
07 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 09 Sep, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

The Role of Cardioselective Beta Blockers in Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test and Echocardiography in COPD Patients

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.348
Synopsis: 
Physicians are still reluctant to use β-blockers in COPD patients as it is a contraindication. Previous studies evaluating pulmonary function test showed that β-blockers could be used in patients with COPD. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of cardioselective β-blockers on cardiopulmonary capacity during exercise. A novel test, CPET, is used in our study.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of cardioselective β-blockers in echocardiography and cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET) in COPD patients.

Accepted: 
12 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 12 Aug, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

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