Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD-Related Lung Transplantation: How Can We Improve Survival Rates?

COPD-Related Lung Transplantation: How Can We Improve Survival Rates?

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Lung transplantation can improve survival in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but several variables can affect the surgery's success.

Palliative Care for COPD: Physicians' Views and Treatment Patterns

Palliative Care for COPD: Physicians' Views and Treatment Patterns

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Researchers conducted an anonymous survey of medical trainees with a case vignette to determine attitudes regarding palliative care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Antibiotics for Acute Exacerbations in COPD: Comparison of Effectiveness and Tolerability

Antibiotics for Acute Exacerbations in COPD: Comparison of Effectiveness and Tolerability

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Researchers compared the clinical cure and adverse effect rates of multiple antibiotics in the treatment of acute exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Blood Biomarkers Add Value to COPD Mortality Predictive Model

Blood Biomarkers Add Value to COPD Mortality Predictive Model

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High levels of C-reactive protein and neutrophils as well as low eosinophil count predicted a poor prognosis in COPD.

Respiratory Symptoms in Young Adults: Prognostic Value for Later Lung Function?

Respiratory Symptoms in Young Adults: Prognostic Value for Later Lung Function?

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Respiratory symptoms that develop between the ages of 18 and 30 may hold prognostic value for later decline in lung function.

Guiding COPD Management Using Airway Branch Variation

Guiding COPD Management Using Airway Branch Variation

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Researchers examined variation in airway branches to determine whether they have an effect on the course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

COPD Exercise Capacity With Long-Acting Bronchodilators

COPD Exercise Capacity With Long-Acting Bronchodilators

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Patients with COPD experienced a weighted mean increase in exercise endurance time following treatment with long-acting bronchodilators.

COPD Study Supports Concomitant Beta-Blocker Use in Moderate to Severe Disease

COPD Study Supports Concomitant Beta-Blocker Use in Moderate to Severe Disease

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Lung function may not differ between individuals who take beta-blockers vs those who do not for moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Predicting COPD Exacerbations, Treatment Responses via Eosinophil Counts

Predicting COPD Exacerbations, Treatment Responses via Eosinophil Counts

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COPD exacerbation risk and treatment response may be predicted using blood eosinophil counts.

Procalcitonin-Guided Pneumonia Treatment Associated With Improved Outcomes

Procalcitonin-Guided Pneumonia Treatment Associated With Improved Outcomes

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Procalcitonin may decrease mortality rates in patients with acute respiratory infections, including pneumonia.

COPD Mortality Predictions by GOLD 2017 vs Previous Versions

COPD Mortality Predictions by GOLD 2017 vs Previous Versions

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Although the 2017 GOLD classification did not better predict mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overall, it did so when patients were extensively categorized by severity.

COPD Continues to Present Screening Challenges, Research Barriers

COPD Continues to Present Screening Challenges, Research Barriers

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No data have demonstrated improved mortality, morbidity, or quality of life as a result of screening for COPD in asymptomatic individuals.

Postoperative Pulmonary Complications With Asthma or COPD

Postoperative Pulmonary Complications With Asthma or COPD

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Researchers found various risk factors for postoperative pulmonary complications in patients with either asthma or 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.

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