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Research Article Pages 19-23
Abstract: We aimed to verify how many patients with COPD admitted due to exacerbation had psychological disorders such as anxiety-depression and had their quality of life affected according to specific questionnaires; as well as to know the relation of these parameters with the degree of dyspnea and affectation of their COPD descriptive study of patients admitted for COPD at a pulmonology service between January and June of 2014 was carried out.
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Research Article Pages 7-18
Abstract: Pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (ECs) are integral to the alveoli-capillary barrier of the lung. The EC barrier integrity is known to be disrupted in severe lung diseases such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pneumonia and pulmonary edema.
Research Article Pages 1-4
Abstract: A large number of asthmatic patients, particularly females, present inadequate disease control. Depressive symptoms are reportedly common in asthma and have been related to poor disease control, but the mechanism of this association is still unclear. Poor quality sleep, frequently observed in asthmatics, is also a manifestation of depression and has been related to uncontrolled asthma.