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COPD prevalence in Salzburg, Austria: results from the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) Study.

Diagnostic labeling of COPD in five Latin American cities.

Cured Meat Consumption, Lung Function and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among US Adults.

Respiratory symptoms and 30 year mortality from obstructive lung disease and pneumonia.

The prevalence of osteoporosis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-A cross sectional study.

Respiratory effects of environmental tobacco exposure are enhanced by bronchial hyperreactivity.

Exacerbations and lung function decline in COPD: New insights in current and ex-smokers.

Prevalence, diagnosis and relation to tobacco dependence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a nationally representative population sample.

Are patient characteristics helpful in recognizing mild COPD (GOLD I) in daily practice?

Role of Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms in Exacerbations of COPD

Global burden of COPD: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Predictors of lung function and its decline in mild to moderate COPD in association with gender: results from the Euroscop study.

Developing COPD: a 25 year follow up study of the general population.

Chronic respiratory symptoms, spirometry and knowledge of COPD among general population

Anemia, costs and mortality in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Regular physical activity reduces hospital admission and mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a population based cohort study.

Increasing COPD awareness.

Chronic respiratory symptoms, spirometry and knowledge of COPD among general population

Potential misclassification of causes of death from COPD.

Clinical course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: review of therapeutic interventions.

Small Airway Function Improvement after Smoking Cessation in Smokers without Airway Obstruction

Employment and disability for work in patients with COPD: a cross-sectional study among Dutch patients.

Hospital at home for acute respiratory patients

The value of forced expiratory volume in 1 second decline in the assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease progression

Discrepancy in the Use of Confirmatory Tests in Patients Hospitalized With the Diagnosis of COPD or CHF

Breathlessness, phlegm and mortality: 26 years of follow-up in healthy middle-aged Norwegian men.

Incidence and determinants of moderate COPD (GOLD II) in male smokers aged 40-65 years: 5-year follow up.

Global burden of COPD: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Respiratory Effects of Environmental Tobacco Exposure are Enhanced by Bronchial Hyperreactivity.

Early detection of COPD: A case finding study in general practice.

Prevalence and underdiagnosis of COPD by disease severity and the attributable fraction of smoking

Projections of future resource use and the costs of asthma and COPD in the Netherlands

Decline in respiratory symptoms in service workers five months after a public smoking ban

Prevalence of undetected persistent airflow obstruction in male smokers 40–65 years old

Nordic physicians' management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

How have we been managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australia?

Misdiagnosis of COPD and Asthma in Primary Care Patients 40 Years of Age and Over.

Attitudes Toward the Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care.

Airway obstruction in never smokers: results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in COPD.

Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Korea: a population-based spirometry survey.

COSTS OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE IN SPAIN. ESTIMATION FROM A POPULATION-BASED STUDY

The total lifetime health cost savings of smoking cessation to society.

Severe acute exacerbations and mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Analysis of the Current Care Model of the COPD Patient: A Health Outcomes Assessment and Economic Evaluation.

Prevalence of COPD and other pulmonary diseases among participants of the program of early detection and prevention of COPD

Lung function, smoking and mortality in a 26-year follow-up of healthy middle-aged males.

Factors Affecting Drug Prescription in Patients With Stable COPD: Results From a Multicenter Spanish Study (IDENTEPOC).

Prognostic factors in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Smoking-related diseases: the importance of COPD.

The effect of volatile anesthetics on respiratory system resistance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Cost impact of COPD in Japan: Opportunities and challenges?

COPD in Japan: the Nippon COPD Epidemiology study.

Early therapy improves outcomes of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Global initiative for chronic obstructive lung disease for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: GOLD opportunity for lung disorders.

A chronic disease management programme can reduce days in hospital for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation: the evidence, practical issues and medico-economics.

The efficacy of smoking cessation strategies in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: results from a systematic review.

The proportional venn diagram of obstructive lung disease in the italian general population.

Knowledge of guidelines for the management of COPD: a survey of primary care physicians.

Strategies in the patient with compromised respiratory function.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and risk of type 2 diabetes in women.

Quadriceps strength predicts mortality in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Retrospective incremental cost analysis of a hospital-based COPD Disease Management Programme in Sweden.

Walking distance is a predictor of exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The validity of the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in general practice.

Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: when are antibiotics indicated? A systematic review

Respiratory symptoms/diseases and environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in never smoker Italian women.

The cost of treating patients with COPD in Denmark--a population study of COPD patients compared with non-COPD controls.

Impact of COPD exacerbations on patient-centered outcomes.

Tobacco smoking and acute myocardial infarction in young adults: A population-based case-control study

Exacerbations and lung function decline in COPD: New insights in current and ex-smokers.

American Lung Association Applauds Institute of Medicine Report

Farming and the prevalence of non-reversible airways obstruction-results from a population-based study

Prevalence of COPD in Iceland - The ISOLD study

Walking distance is a predictor of exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Geen behandeling voor verstokte rokers

Incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a cohort of young adults according to the presence of chronic cough and phlegm.

COPD patients perspectives at the time of diagnosis: a qualitative study.

Arterial stiffness and osteoporosis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Number of People with COPD Expected to Increase Significantly by 2013

Smoking as a Risk Factor for Dementia and Cognitive Decline: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies

Effects of smoking on respiratory capacity and control.

Sex Differences in Severe Pulmonary Emphysema

Spirometry Utilization for COPD. How Do We Measure Up?

Passive smoking exposure and risk of COPD among adults in China: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study

Chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Finnish Action Programme, interim report.

Changes in child exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (CHETS) study after implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland: national cross sectional survey

Relation between smoking and risk of dementia and Alzheimer disease
The Rotterdam Study

American Lung Association Commends Nationwide Initiative to Protect Children from Secondhand Smoke

Prospective study of dietary patterns and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among US men.

Prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in China: A Large, Population-based Survey.

Confidence and understanding among general practitioners and practice nurses in the UK about diagnosis and management of COPD.

Global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: GOLD executive summary.

Diagnosis and Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians.

The impact of home hospitalization on healthcare costs of exacerbations in COPD patients.

Early Detection and Impaired Quality of Life in COPD GOLD Stage 0: A Pilot Study.

Effect of occupational exposures on decline of lung function in early chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Intervention by phone calls raises domiciliary activity and exercise capacity in patients with severe COPD.

The clinical utility of the GOLD classification of COPD disease severity in pulmonary rehabilitation.

Costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Italy: The SIRIO study (Social Impact of Respiratory Integrated Outcomes).

Impaired flow-mediated dilation is associated with low pulmonary function and emphysema in ex-smokers

Arterial stiffness is independently associated with emphysema severity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Complex chronic comorbidities of COPD.

Hospital admission rates among men and women with symptoms of chronic bronchitis and airflow limitation corresponding to the GOLD stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Principles of confrontational counselling in smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Rookverbod in de EU verder uitgebreid

COPD: A Pediatric Disease

Underreporting exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a longitudinal cohort

Vervuiling doodt jaarlijks 10.000 Belgen

A Nationally Representative Case–Control Study of Smoking and Death in India

Bronchodilator responsiveness in patients with COPD.

Predictors of rehospitalization and death after a severe exacerbation of COPD

The 6-min walk distance, peak oxygen uptake, and mortality in COPD

Efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic respiratory failure (CRF) due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): The Maugeri Study.

Bronchial airflow limitation, smoking, body mass index, and statin use are strongly associated with the C-reactive protein level in the elderly. The Tromsø Study 2001.

Role of physiotherapy in the management of chronic lung diseases: an overview of systematic reviews.

Clinical determinants of exacerbations in severe, early-onset COPD

Variability of the prevalence of undiagnosed airflow obstruction in smokers using different diagnostic criteria.

Underreporting exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a longitudinal cohort.

Extrapulmonary effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on physical activity: a cross-sectional study.

Cigarette Smoking and Erectile Dysfunction: Focus on NO Bioavailability and ROS Generation

Prevalence, severity and underdiagnosis of COPD in the primary care setting.

Persistent smoking by Japanese patients within four years from diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

COPD: Long Term Lung Function Decline, Utilization of Care and Quality of Life in Modified GOLD stage 1.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients admitted with heart failure.

Primary care of the patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-part 2: pharmacologic treatment across all stages of disease.

Primary care of the patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-part 1: frontline prevention and early diagnosis.

What is Lung Disease - Data: 2008?

Role of comorbidities in a cohort of patients with COPD undergoing pulmonary rehabilitation

Secondhand Smoke Raises Stroke Risk for Spouses

Update on the management of COPD.

Impact of COPD on outcome among patients with complicated peptic ulcer

Reduction in hospitalisation following pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD.

Panic attacks and perception of inspiratory resistive loads in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Home-Based Exercise Training as Maintenance after Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Detecting oxygen desaturation in patients with COPD: Incremental versus endurance shuttle walking.

Designing patient-related interventions in COPD care: Empirical test of a theoretical model.

Home warmth and health status of COPD patients.

COPD as a Lung Disease with Systemic Consequences - Clinical Impact, Mechanisms, and Potential for Early Intervention.

COPD stage and risk of hospitalization for infectious disease.

The metabolic response during resistance training and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) in patients with COPD, a pilot study.

What community measurements can be used to predict bone disease in patients with COPD?

Multifaceted mechanisms in COPD: inflammation, immunity, and tissue repair and destruction

Impact of chronic airflow obstruction in a working population

Tobacco Control Program Saved Billions in Health Costs

Sleep, hypnotics and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Predictors of poor attendance at an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programme

Sexual intercourse and respiratory failure

Lung fibroblast repair functions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are altered by multiple mechanisms.

Dose-Response Relationship Between Cigarette Smoking and Risk of Ischemic Stroke in Young Women

Smoke-free Legislation and Hospitalizations for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Effect of the California Tobacco Control Program on Personal Health Care Expenditures

IPCRG Consensus statement: Tackling the smoking epidemic - practical guidance for primary care.

Long-term decline in lung function, utilisation of care and quality of life in modified GOLD stage 1 COPD.

Swimming pool-based exercise as pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD patients in primary care: feasibility and acceptability.

Incidence and predictive factors of lower respiratory tract infections among the very elderly in the general population. The Leiden 85-plus Study.

Minimum clinically important improvement for the incremental shuttle walking test.

Longitudinal change in the BODE index predicts mortality in severe emphysema.

Impact of cough across different chronic respiratory diseases: comparison of two cough-specific health-related quality of life questionnaires.

Are patients with COPD more active after pulmonary rehabilitation?

Survival and quality of life for patients with COPD or asthma admitted to intensive care in the UK: multi-centre observational cohort study. The COPD and Asthma Outcome Study (CAOS).

Secondhand Smoke Worse for Children
Kids at higher risk, since they breathe in more air by weight than adults, study says

The Association Between Alcohol Consumption and Risk of COPD Exacerbation in a Veteran Population

Smoking Cessation Interventions for Hospitalized Smokers

Predictors of Smoking Cessation After a Myocardial Infarction
The Role of Institutional Smoking Cessation Programs in Improving Success

Illness perceptions and COPD: an emerging field for COPD patient management.

Effects of smoking and solid-fuel use on COPD, lung cancer, and tuberculosis in China: a time-based, multiple risk factor, modelling study.

Predictors of Survival in COPD: more than just the FEV1.

Tele-assistance in Chronic Respiratory Failure Patients: a Randomised Clinical Trial.

Impact of occupational exposure on severity of COPD.

Non-reversible airway obstruction in never smokers: results from the Austrian BOLD study

Inspiratory muscle training in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an update of a systematic review

Impact of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease symptoms on COPD exacerbation

Occupational exposures and the risk of COPD: dusty trades revisited.

Smoking and Cognitive Decline Among Middle-Aged Men and Women: The Doetinchem Cohort Study

The obesity paradox in patients with peripheral arterial disease

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Dementia
Exposure may increase risk by 44%, researchers say

Respiratory viral infection in exacerbations of COPD.

Identifying COPD patients at increased risk of mortality: predictive value of clinical study baseline data.

Smoking and Colorectal Cancer

"Derdehands rook" een ander gevaar

Airflow limitation in smokers is associated with subclinical atherosclerosis

Prevalence of Pulmonary Embolism in Acute Exacerbations of COPD
A Systematic Review and Metaanalysis

Healthcare for Obstructive Lung Disease in an Industrial Spirometry Surveillance Program.

Prevalence, Incidence, and Lifetime Risk for the Development of COPD in the Elderly: The Rotterdam Study.

Resting and exercise response to altitude in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Pulmonary function tests in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Management of acute bronchiolitis: can evidence based guidelines alter clinical practice?

The coordination of breathing and swallowing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Primary care of the patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Italy.

Validation of the COPD severity score for use in primary care: the NEREA study.

Pulmonary function tests in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPD prevalence is increased in lung cancer independent of age, gender and smoking history.

Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases in general clinics in terms of FEV1/FVC.

Determinants and impact of fatigue in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hospitalizations for pneumonia in a US cohort.

Obstructive lung diseases in a French prison: Results of systematic screening

Primary care of the patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Italy

Adherence to diagnostic guidelines and quality indicators in asthma and COPD in Swedish primary care.

Smoking cessation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Factors affecting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)-related costs: a multivariate analysis of a Swedish COPD cohort.

Do family physicians' records fit guideline diagnosed COPD?

The effects of smoking cessation on the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations.

Stratification of COPD patients by previous admission for targeting of preventative care

Nicotine May Have More Profound Impact Than Previously Thought

Prevalence, incidence, and lifetime risk for the development of COPD in the elderly: the Rotterdam study.

Depressive symptoms as predictors of mortality in patients with COPD.

Effect of depression care on outcomes in COPD patients with depression

Cough and sputum production are associated with frequent exacerbations and hospitalizations in COPD subjects

Dietary counselling and food fortification in stable COPD: a randomised trial.

Comparison of spirometry criteria for the diagnosis of COPD: results from the BOLD Study.

Characteristics of patients admitted for the first time for COPD exacerbation.

Impaired sleep reduces quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Prevalence of bronchial obstruction in a tobacco smoke exposed population - the PNEUMOBIL project.

Prediction of risk of COPD exacerbations by the BODE index.

Measurement of Dynamic Hyperinflation After a 6-Min Walk Test in COPD Patients.

A feasible lifestyle program for early intervention in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a pilot study in primary care.

What mediates the effect of confrontational counselling on smoking cessation in smokers with COPD?

Prevalence of copd in spain: impact of undiagnosed copd on quality of life and daily life activities.

A predictive model of hospitalisation and death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Vascular dysfunction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Daily physical activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is mainly associated with dynamic hyperinflation.

Sex differences in mortality in patients with COPD.

Chronic Bronchitis, COPD, and Lung Function in Farmers

Use of spirometry in the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and efforts to improve quality of care.

Comparison of the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease diagnosed by lower limit of normal and fixed ratio criteria.

Pulse oximetry in family practice: indications and clinical observations in patients with COPD

A postmortem analysis of major causes of early death in patients hospitalized with COPD exacerbation.

Effects of unsupported upper extremity exercise training in patients with COPD: a randomized clinical trial.

Expansion of the prognostic assessment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the updated BODE index and the ADO index.

Statins in COPD: a systematic review

Osteoporose prominent bij COPD

Feasibility and efficacy of COPD case finding by practice nurses.

ABPM in COPD patients with sleep desaturation.

Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease--secondary publication

Pulse oximetry in family practice: indications and clinical observations in patients with COPD.

Cost analysis of an integrated care model in the management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Anesthesia for patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Primary care burden and treatment of patients with heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Scotland.

Secondhand smoke at work.

Increased risk of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke following Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular mortality in elderly subjects from general population.

Primary care management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an integrated goal-directed approach.

COPD health care in Sweden - A study in primary and secondary care.

Primary care management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an integrated goal-directed approach.

Pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a pilot study evaluating a once-weekly versus twice-weekly supervised programme.

Measurement of COPD severity using a survey-based score: validation in a clinically and physiologically characterized cohort.

The impact of disability on depression among individuals with COPD

Chronic renal failure: a neglected comorbidity of COPD.Chronic

The COPD Helplessness Index: a new tool to measure factors affecting patient self-management.

Recent improvement in long-term survival after a COPD hospitalisation.

General practitioner's adherence to the COPD GOLD guidelines: baseline data of the Swiss COPD Cohort Study.

Predictors of low bone mineral density in elderly males with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the role of body mass index.

Co-existence of COPD and left ventricular dysfunction in vascular surgery patients.

GOLD stage 0 is associated with excess FEV1 decline in a representative population sample.

The impact of home-based physiotherapy interventions on breathlessness during activities of daily living in severe COPD: a systematic review.

Resistance training prevents deterioration in quadriceps muscle function during acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

COPD and the risk of depression.

Is INTERdisciplinary COMmunity-based COPD management (INTERCOM) cost-effective?

CPAP and survival in moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome and hypoxaemic COPD.

Prevalence and underdiagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among patients at risk in primary care

Home telehealth for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Short- and long-term efficacy of a community-based COPD management programme in less advanced COPD: a randomised controlled trial.

Early life origins of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Systemic impairment in relation to disease burden in patients with moderate COPD eligible for a lifestyle program. Findings from the INTERCOM trial.

Influence of anxiety on health outcomes in COPD.

COPD and chronic bronchitis risk of indoor air pollution from solid fuel: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in COPD and correlates with variants in the vitamin D-binding gene.

Resistance training prevents deterioration in quadriceps muscle function during acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

COPD in England: a comparison of expected, model-based prevalence and observed prevalence from general practice data.

Do symptoms predict COPD in smokers?

Dynamic hyperinflation during daily activities: does COPD global initiative for chronic obstructive lung disease stage matter?

Undetected chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma in people over 50 years with persistent cough.

Prevalence and difficulties in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease diagnosis in patients suffering from severe peripheral arterial disease

Risk of COPD from exposure to biomass smoke: a metaanalysis.

Negative impacts of unreported COPD exacerbations on health-related quality of life at 1 year.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the absence of chronic bronchitis in China.

Pathophysiology of evolution of small airways disease to overt COPD.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-An independent risk factor for long-term cardiac and cardiovascular mortality in patients with ischemic heart disease.

An official American Thoracic Society public policy statement: Novel risk factors and the global burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Economic implications of comorbid conditions among Medicaid beneficiaries with COPD.

How often is diagnosis of COPD confirmed with spirometry?

Outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnea: the overlap syndrome.

Outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation following acute exacerbations of COPD.

Susceptibility to exacerbation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Smoking prevalence, behaviours, and cessation among individuals with COPD or asthma.

A randomised trial of home energy efficiency improvement in the homes of elderly COPD patients.

COPD screening in general practice using a telephone questionnaire.

COPD in Never-Smokers: Results from the population-based BOLD Study.

Disease severity and symptoms among patients receiving monotherapy for COPD.

Costs of inpatient and emergency department care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in an elderly Medicare population.

Mortality in COPD: causes, risk factors, and prevention.

Disease management program for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial.

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease stage 0 is associated with excess FEV(1) decline in a representative population sample.

Interactions between COPD and outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention.

Patient-clinician communication: associations with important health outcomes among veterans with COPD.

Survival impact of lung transplantation for COPD.

Case finding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a model for optimising a targeted approach.

Gender differences in COPD: are women more susceptible to smoking effects than men?

Summary of the consultation on a strategy for services for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in England.

Development of an integrated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease service model in an inner-city region in the UK: initial findings and 12-month results.

Heart failure, myocardial infarction, lung cancer and death in COPD patients: a UK primary care study.

Preselection of patients at risk for COPD by two simple screening questions.

Community based integrated intervention for prevention and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Guangdong, China: cluster randomised controlled trial.

Worldwide burden of disease from exposure to second-hand smoke: a retrospective analysis of data from 192 countries.

Living and dying with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: multi-perspective longitudinal qualitative study.

Development of disability in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: beyond lung function.

No increase in the prevalence of COPD in two decades.

Reliability and validity of the clinical COPD questionniare and chronic respiratory questionnaire.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution: a cohort study.

Association of population and primary healthcare factors with hospital admission rates for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in England: national cross-sectional study.

COPD, bone metabolism, and osteoporosis.

Genetic influences on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - a twin study.

High prevalence of respiratory symptoms during air travel in patients with COPD.

Health-related quality of life in patients by COPD severity within primary care in Europe.

Periodontal health and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Walking abnormalities are associated with COPD: An investigation of the NHANES III dataset.

Use of a portable device to record maximum inspiratory flow in relation to dyspnoea in patients with COPD.

Comparison of a network of primary care physicians and an open spirometry programme for COPD diagnosis.

Excessive costs of COPD in ever-smokers. A longitudinal community study.

Excessive costs of COPD in ever-smokers. A longitudinal community study.

The cost of COPD exacerbations: a university hospital--based study in Greece.

Prevalence of COPD in Copenhagen.

Community based physiotherapeutic exercise in COPD self-management: a randomised controlled trial.

Costs of COPD exacerbations in the emergency department and inpatient setting.

COPD in China: the burden and importance of proper management.

COPD in never smokers: results from the population-based burden of obstructive lung disease study.

Risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a European cohort of young adults.

Prognostic assessment in COPD: health related quality of life and the BODE index.

Energy expenditure during daily activities as measured by two motion sensors in patients with COPD.

COPD Uncovered: An International survey on the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on a working age population.

Cardiovascular disease in asthma and COPD: A population-based retrospective cross-sectional study.

Lung function impairment, COPD hospitalisations and subsequent mortality.

Occupational exposures and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a hospital based case-control study.

Outdoor air pollution and respiratory health in patients with COPD.

Lifetime risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a longitudinal population study

Clinical and radiographic predictors of GOLD-unclassified smokers in the COPDGene study.

Lifetime risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a longitudinal population study.

Family history is a risk factor for COPD.

Effects of BMI on static lung volumes in patients with airway obstruction.

Mechanism of greater oxygen desaturation during walking compared with cycling in patients with COPD.

Lung diseases directly associated with rheumatoid arthritis and their relationship to outcome.

Increased platelet activation in patients with stable and acute exacerbation of COPD.

Biochemical markers of cardiac dysfunction predict mortality in acute exacerbations of COPD.

Genome-wide association study of smoking behaviours in patients with COPD.

Clinical and economic burden of patients diagnosed with COPD with comorbid cardiovascular disease.

Evaluating nocturnal oxygen desaturation in COPD--revised.

Prospective evaluation of the relationship between acute exacerbations of COPD and gastroesophageal reflux disease diagnosed by questionnaire.

The health, activity, dyspnea, obstruction, age, and hospitalization: prognostic score for stable COPD patients.

Prevalence of obstructive lung disease in HIV population: a cross sectional study.

Effect of an action plan with ongoing support by a case manager on exacerbation-related outcome in patients with COPD: a multicentre randomised controlled trial.

Matrix elastin: a promising biomarker for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Validation of a novel risk score for severity of illness in acute exacerbations of COPD.

Pulmonary function, oxidative stress and inflammatory markers in severe COPD exacerbation.

COPD in the general population: prevalence, incidence and survival.

Association of daily physical activity volume and intensity with COPD severity.

The progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is heterogeneous: the experience of the BODE cohort.

Measuring a change in self-efficacy following pulmonary rehabilitation: an evaluation of the PRAISE tool.

Patterns of retention of particulate matter in lung tissues of patients with COPD: potential role in disease progression.

Annual change in pulmonary function and clinical phenotype in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The Relationship Between Pulmonary Emphysema and Kidney Function in Smokers.

Influence of season on exacerbation characteristics in patients with COPD.

Changes in mortality among US adults with COPD in two national cohorts recruited from 1971-1975 and 1988-1994.

Chronic bronchitis in the general population: influence of age, gender and socio-economic conditions.

The prevalence of undiagnosed renal failure in a cohort of COPD patients in western Norway.

Impairment of quality of life in women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Barriers to adherence to COPD guidelines among primary care providers.

Development of the i-BODE: validation of the incremental shuttle walking test within the BODE index.

Time course and pattern of COPD exacerbation onset.

Respiratory movement and pain thresholds in airway environmental sensitivity, asthma and COPD.

The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Relation between COPD Severity and Global Cardiovascular Risk in U.S. Adults.

Different COPD Disease Characteristics are Related to Different Outcomes in the 6-minute Walk Test.

Impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease severity on symptoms and prognosis in patients with systolic heart failure.

Substantial need for early diagnosis, rehabilitation and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Strength training increases maximum working capacity in patients with COPD-randomized clinical trial comparing three training modalities.

Physical activity monitoring in COPD: compliance and associations with clinical characteristics in a multicenter study.

Direct medical costs of COPD--an excess cost approach based on two population-based studies.

Determinants of physical activity in daily life in candidates for lung transplantation.

A better response in exercise capacity after pulmonary rehabilitation in more severe COPD patients.

The impact of ischemic heart disease on symptoms, health status, and exacerbations in patients with COPD.

Trajectories of endurance activity following pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients.

Diagnostic accuracy of primary care asthma/COPD working hypotheses, a real life study.

Progression of osteoporosis in patients with COPD: a 3-year follow up study.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer risk: a Danish nationwide cohort study.

Have we underestimated the efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation in improving mood?

The effects of a "new" walking aid on exercise performance in patients with COPD: a randomized crossover trial.

Airway bacterial colonization: the missing link between COPD and cardiovascular events?

Daily step counts in a US cohort with COPD.

COPD among non-smokers - report from the obstructive lung disease in Northern Sweden (OLIN) studies.

How far is real life from COPD therapy guidelines? An Italian observational study.

Usefulness of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Assessment Test to evaluate severity of COPD exacerbations.

Diagnosis of myocardial infarction following hospitalisation for exacerbation of COPD.

Early detection of COPD is important for lung cancer surveillance.

Occupational exposure to dusts, gases, and fumes and incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the Swiss Cohort Study on Air Pollution and Lung and Heart Diseases in Adults.

The natural history of community-acquired pneumonia in COPD patients: a population database analysis.

Arrhythmias as trigger for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The impact of COPD on management and outcomes of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: a 10-year retrospective observational study.

Comorbidities and risk of mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Risk factors for COPD spirometrically defined from the lower limit of normal in the BOLD project.

Evasion of COPD in smokers: at what price?

Tests of the responsiveness of the COPD assessment test following acute exacerbation and pulmonary rehabilitation.

The effect of end-of-life discussions on perceived quality of care and health status among patients with COPD.

Cost-Utility Analysis of a Telerehabilitation Program: A Case Study of COPD Patients

Prognostic value of the objective measurement of daily physical activity in patients with COPD.

Questionnaires and pocket spirometers provide an alternative approach for COPD screening in the general population.

Effects of Consumer-Centered u-Health Service for the Knowledge, Skill, and Attitude of the Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Probabilistic neural network approach for the detection of SAHS from overnight pulse oximetry.

Real-Time Telehealth for COPD Self-Management Using Skype.

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation prevents muscle function deterioration in exacerbated COPD: a pilot study.

The DECAF Score: predicting hospital mortality in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Air travel and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a new algorithm for pre-flight evaluation.

Long-term natural history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: severe exacerbations and mortality.

Prediction of the clinical course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, using the new GOLD classification: a study of the general population.

Comprehensive self management and routine monitoring in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in general practice: randomised controlled trial.

Cured meat consumption increases risk of readmission in COPD patients.

50-year trends in smoking-related mortality in the United States.

Comorbidities and short-term prognosis in patients hospitalized for acute exacerbation of COPD: the EPOC en Servicios de medicina interna (ESMI) study.

Coronary artery disease is under-diagnosed and under-treated in advanced lung disease.

The influence of cigarette smoking on viral infections: translating bench science to impact COPD pathogenesis and acute exacerbations of COPD clinically.

Optimizing the 6-min walk test as a measure of exercise capacity in COPD.

Monitoring breathing rate at home allows early identification of COPD exacerbations.

Quantifying health services use for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Associations of ambient air pollution with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalization and mortality.

Clusters of comorbidities based on validated objective measurements and systemic inflammation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Effects of cardiovascular drugs on mortality in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Association of heart diseases with COPD and restrictive lung function--results from a population survey.

Short telomere length, lung function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 46,396 individuals.

Respiratory symptoms and respiratory-related absence from work among health care workers in Sweden.

Predictors of objective cough frequency in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

In-home air pollution is linked to respiratory morbidity in former smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Results of the CAPPS: COPD - Assessment of Practice in Primary Care Study.

Nonlinear exercise training in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is superior to traditional exercise training. A randomized trial.

Arm elevation and coordinated breathing strategies in patients with COPD.

Cognitive dysfunction in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbation of COPD.

Small airway obstruction in COPD: new insights based on micro-CT imaging and MRI imaging.

Combination antihypertensive therapy among patients with COPD.

Barriers to pulmonary rehabilitation: characteristics that predict patient attendance and adherence.

Acute Exacerbations and Lung Function Loss in Smokers With and Without COPD.

Prevalence and prognosis of COPD in critically ill patients between 1998 and 2008.

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