Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Stable Hypercapnic COPD May Benefit From At-Home High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy

Stable Hypercapnic COPD May Benefit From At-Home High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy

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Patients with stable hypercapnic COPD reported improved health-related quality of life after 6 weeks of at-home high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy.

Effect of Beta-Blockers on Hospitalization in COPD and Concurrent Heart Failure

Effect of Beta-Blockers on Hospitalization in COPD and Concurrent Heart Failure

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Carvedilol may increase the risk for hospitalization in patients with concurrent heart failure and COPD compared with metoprolol/bisoprolol/nebivolol.

A Middle-Aged Man With Worsening COPD

A Middle-Aged Man With Worsening COPD

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A middle-aged man diagnosed with COPD presents with shortness of breath at rest with no improvement with nebulizer treatments.

Progression of Emphysema With Regular Aspirin Use

Progression of Emphysema With Regular Aspirin Use

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Regular use of aspirin may slow the progression of emphysema.

Nasal High-Flow Oxygen Corrects Hypoxemia, Reduces Hypercapnia in COPD

Nasal High-Flow Oxygen Corrects Hypoxemia, Reduces Hypercapnia in COPD

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Nasal high-flow oxygen therapy may be a safe and effective therapy for patients with normocapnic and hypercapnic COPD.

Chronic Lung Disease Research in the Pipeline: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Chronic Lung Disease Research in the Pipeline: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Pulmonology Advisor sits down with Augustine M.K. Choi, MD, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss the latest topics in pulmonary medicine.

Examining the Efficacy of Carbon Monoxide Therapy in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Examining the Efficacy of Carbon Monoxide Therapy in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Pulmonology Advisor sits down with Augustine M.K. Choi, MD, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss the latest topics in pulmonary medicine.

Identifying New Therapeutics for Pulmonary Diseases: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Identifying New Therapeutics for Pulmonary Diseases: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Pulmonology Advisor sits down with Augustine M.K. Choi, MD of Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss the latest topics in pulmonary medicine.

Overview of Autophagy Research in COPD: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Overview of Autophagy Research in COPD: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Pulmonology Advisor sits down with Augustine M.K. Choi, MD, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss the latest topics in pulmonary medicine.

FDA Approves First Nebulized Long-Acting Muscarinic Antagonist for COPD

FDA Approves First Nebulized Long-Acting Muscarinic Antagonist for COPD

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Adults treated with Lonhala Magnair showed statistically significant and clinically important changes in FEV1 at week 12 vs placebo.

Walking in Polluted Area Blunts Cardiorespiratory Benefits

Walking in Polluted Area Blunts Cardiorespiratory Benefits

Concentrations of black carbon, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter were higher in traffic-polluted areas, and linked to more instances of cough, sputum, and shortness of breath.

COPD Adverse Outcomes May Increase With Loop Diuretic Use

COPD Adverse Outcomes May Increase With Loop Diuretic Use

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Older patients with COPD who use loop diuretics may be at an increased risk for respiratory-related morbidity and mortality.

Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure Related to COPD

Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure Related to COPD

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Noninvasive ventilation may reduce mortality in patients with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure related to COPD.

COPD Hospitalization Outcomes Affected by Obesity

COPD Hospitalization Outcomes Affected by Obesity

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Patients with obesity who are hospitalized for an acute exacerbation of COPD may have longer hospital stays and more often require mechanical ventilation.

Long-Term Inhaled Corticosteroid Use Associated With Increased Sputum Bacterial Load in COPD

Long-Term Inhaled Corticosteroid Use Associated With Increased Sputum Bacterial Load in COPD

Salmeterol plus fluticasone was associated with a significant increase in sputum bacterial load in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, compared to salmeterol alone.

COPD Hospitalization Risk With Rheumatoid Arthritis

COPD Hospitalization Risk With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis increased the risk of COPD-related hospitalization by 47%.

Beta Blockers Linked to Longer Life Expectancy in COPD

Beta Blockers Linked to Longer Life Expectancy in COPD

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In a retrospective analysis, researchers examined the efficacy of beta blocker therapy in prolonging patients' lives.

COPD Hospital Readmission, Mortality Risk Predicted by 3-Variable Score

COPD Hospital Readmission, Mortality Risk Predicted by 3-Variable Score

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A 3-variable score that encompasses dyspnea score, prednisone use, and prior hospitalization for COPD exacerbations can predict mortality and readmission risk.

Nebulized Glycopyrrolate Improves Lung Function in Severe COPD With CV Risk Factors

Nebulized Glycopyrrolate Improves Lung Function in Severe COPD With CV Risk Factors

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A recent study examined whether nebulized glycopyrrolate is safe to use in patients with severe COPD and comorbid cardiovascular risk factors.

Restrictive Spirometry Pattern Associated With Increased Arterial Stiffness

Restrictive Spirometry Pattern Associated With Increased Arterial Stiffness

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Both reduced forced vital capacity and a restrictive spirometry pattern was associated with arterial stiffness in both men and women.

Chronic Respiratory Disease Mortality Rates Increase From 1980 to 2014

Chronic Respiratory Disease Mortality Rates Increase From 1980 to 2014

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Mortality rates and changes in mortality rates for chronic respiratory diseases in the United States varied by county, sex, and particular disease type.

Inhaled Corticosteroids Do Not Increase Risk for Pneumonia in COPD

Inhaled Corticosteroids Do Not Increase Risk for Pneumonia in COPD

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In contrast to previous study findings, inhaled corticosteroids do not appear to increase risk for pneumonia in patients with COPD with moderate airflow limitation.

Updated Guidelines for Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Failure

Updated Guidelines for Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Failure

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The European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society have released updated guidelines on the use of noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure.

Targeting Blood Eosinophil Counts in COPD Treatment

Targeting Blood Eosinophil Counts in COPD Treatment

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Patients with COPD who have elevated blood eosinophilic levels may benefit from treatment with mepolizumab.

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