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Balance impairment and systemic inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2015
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Title
Balance impairment and systemic inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s89814
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Emanuela Tudorache, Cristian Oancea, Claudiu Avram, Ovidiu Fira-Mladinescu, Lucian Petrescu, Bogdan Timar

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially in severe forms, is commonly associated with systemic inflammation and balance impairment. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact on equilibrium of stable and exacerbation (acute exacerbation of COPD [AECOPD]) phases of COPD and to investigate if there is a connection between lower extremity muscle weakness and systemic inflammation. We enrolled 41 patients with COPD (22 stable and 19 in AECOPD) and 20 healthy subjects (control group), having no significant differences regarding the anthropometric data. We analyzed the differences in balance tests scores: Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) questionnaire, Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, Single Leg Stance (SLS), 6-minute walking distance (6MWD), isometric knee extension (IKE) between these groups, and also the correlation between these scores and inflammatory biomarkers. The presence and severity of COPD was associated with significantly decreased score in IKE (P<0.001), 6MWD (P<0.001), SLS (P<0.001), and BBS (P<0.001), at the same time noting a significant increase in median TUG score across the studied groups (P<0.001). The AECOPD group vs stable group presented a significant increase in high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels (10.60 vs 4.01; P=0.003) and decrease in PaO2 (70.1 vs 59.1; P<0.001). We observed that both IKE scores were significantly and positive correlated with all the respiratory volumes. In both COPD groups, we observed that fibrinogen reversely and significantly correlated with the 6MWD, and FES-I questionnaire is correlated positively with TUG test. Hs-CRP correlated reversely with the walking test and SLS test, while correlating positively with TUG test and FES-I questionnaire. According to this study, COPD in advanced and acute stages is associated with an increased history of falls, systemic inflammation, balance impairment, and lower extremity muscle weakness.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Italy 1 1%
Unknown 94 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 18 19%
Student > Master 17 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 13%
Researcher 9 9%
Student > Bachelor 9 9%
Other 13 14%
Unknown 18 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 35 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 19%
Sports and Recreations 4 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Other 9 9%
Unknown 23 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 September 2015.
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#2,457,996
of 6,419,678 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#294
of 759 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#79,726
of 195,766 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#44
of 87 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 6,419,678 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 60th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 759 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.4. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 60% of its peers.
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