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Respiratory symptoms in adults are related to impaired quality of life, regardless of asthma and COPD: results from the European community respiratory health survey
(BioMed Central, 2010-09-27)
Background Respiratory symptoms are common in the general population, and their presence is related to Health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The objective was to describe the association of respiratory symptoms with ...
Genetics of Sputum Gene Expression in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
(Public Library of Science, 2011-09-16)
Previous expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) studies have performed genetic association studies for gene expression, but most of these studies examined lymphoblastoid cell lines from non-diseased individuals. We ...
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Is Associated with Low Levels of Vitamin D
(Public Library of Science, 2012-06-21)
Introduction: COPD patients may be at increased risk for vitamin D (25(OH)D) deficiency, but risk factors for deficiency among COPD patients have not been extensively reported. Methods: Serum 25(OH)D levels were measured ...
Susceptibility to chronic mucus hypersecretion, a genome wide association study
Background: Chronic mucus hypersecretion (CMH) is associated with an increased frequency of respiratory infections, excess lung function decline, and increased hospitalisation and mortality rates in the general population. ...
TNF-α is associated with loss of lean body mass only in already cachectic COPD patients
(BioMed Central, 2012-06-18)