Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Pseudomonas Associated With Frequent Hospitalizations Due to COPD Exacerbations

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Prior use of systemic corticosteroids and prior isolation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were risk factors associated with the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in COPD.

Hailie Solution Now Available for Tracking Asthma, COPD Medication Use

Hailie Solution Now Available for Tracking Asthma, COPD Medication Use

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Through Bluetooth technology, clinicians and patients will be able to share and monitor inhaler usage.

Short-Term Corticosteroids Sufficient in Acute COPD Exacerbations

Short-Term Corticosteroids Sufficient in Acute COPD Exacerbations

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Short-term corticosteroids may be sufficient for treating patients with acute COPD exacerbations.

Low Relative Lymphocyte Count Associated With Higher Mortality in COPD

Low Relative Lymphocyte Count Associated With Higher Mortality in COPD

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Patients with COPD who had a relative lymphocyte count ≤20% had a higher risk for mortality.

Vaporized Cannabis Has Lack of Effect on Airway Function in COPD

Vaporized Cannabis Has Lack of Effect on Airway Function in COPD

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When compared with a placebo control cannabis, cannabis had no effect on breathlessness intensity ratings during exercise at isotime or on exercise endurance time.

COPD and Asthma Overlap: Individual vs Environmental Risk Factors in Women

COPD and Asthma Overlap: Individual vs Environmental Risk Factors in Women

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Socioeconomic and lifestyle risk factors had a more significant role in the development of COPD and asthma overlap syndrome in women than air pollution.

Shorter Telomeres May Predict Poor Outcomes in COPD

Shorter Telomeres May Predict Poor Outcomes in COPD

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Shorter telomere length was associated with worse health status in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as measured by St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire.

Anxiety Prevalence in COPD Determined by Screening Questionnaires vs DSM-V

Anxiety Prevalence in COPD Determined by Screening Questionnaires vs DSM-V

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Anxiety symptoms are more common in patients with COPD as determined by the Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale, and Anxiety Inventory for Respiratory Disease screening questionnaires vs the DSM-V criteria.

COPD Severity May Be Affected by Collagen Biomarker Remodeling

COPD Severity May Be Affected by Collagen Biomarker Remodeling

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Collagen biomarkers were significantly higher at extreme exacerbations, and were also associated with circulating adrenomedullin.

Dexamethasone Ineffective for Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness in COPD

Dexamethasone Ineffective for Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness in COPD

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Dexamethasone was not effective in reducing the incidence of acute mountain sickness and altitude-related adverse health effects in individuals with mild to moderate COPD.

Umeclidinium/Vilanterol Efficacy Assessed in Elderly COPD Patients

Umeclidinium/Vilanterol Efficacy Assessed in Elderly COPD Patients

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Study authors performed a post hoc pooled analysis of data from 10 trials to assess the safety and efficacy of umeclidinium/vilanterol in elderly symptomatic patients with COPD.

GERD and Nasal Symptoms Affect Bronchitis Symptom Severity in COPD

GERD and Nasal Symptoms Affect Bronchitis Symptom Severity in COPD

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease is associated with an increase in bronchitis symptoms in patients with COPD.

Prolonged Leisure-Time Sitting Tied to Increased COPD Mortality Risk

Prolonged Leisure-Time Sitting Tied to Increased COPD Mortality Risk

Increase in all-cause, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, suicide, and COPD mortality.

FDA Approves Zephyr Endobronchial Valve for Treating Severe Emphysema

FDA Approves Zephyr Endobronchial Valve for Treating Severe Emphysema

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The approval was based on results from a multicenter study (LIBERATE) of 190 patients with severe emphysema.

Use of Palliative Care, Oxygen Therapy Increasing for COPD

Use of Palliative Care, Oxygen Therapy Increasing for COPD

For patients with advanced COPD, the use of formal palliative care services and long-term oxygen therapy has increased but remains low.

Clinical Effect of Emphysema in Individuals With HIV

Clinical Effect of Emphysema in Individuals With HIV

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The clinical significance of emphysema was greater in people living with HIV vs those without HIV.

COPD End-of-Life Management Strategies: Use Could Be Expanded

COPD End-of-Life Management Strategies: Use Could Be Expanded

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The use of formal palliative care services among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increased by 1% per year, going from 5.3% in 2004 to 14.3% in 2014.

COPD Education Program Improved Patient Knowledge of Disease

COPD Education Program Improved Patient Knowledge of Disease

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There was as significant change in Bristol COPD Knowledge Questionnaire scores in patients who received a brief education program at the time of an acute exacerbation of COPD.

Stroke, MI Risk Increased After Severe COPD Exacerbations

Stroke, MI Risk Increased After Severe COPD Exacerbations

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Acute COPD exacerbations were associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke.

Severe Emphysema Benefits From Zephyr® Endobronchial Valve Treatment

Severe Emphysema Benefits From Zephyr® Endobronchial Valve Treatment

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Zephyr® Endobronchial Valve EBV® treatment improved FEV1 in patients with heterogeneous emphysema.

COPD Risk From Secondhand Smoke May Be Linked With Lung Volume Variations

COPD Risk From Secondhand Smoke May Be Linked With Lung Volume Variations

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The inclusion of residual volume-to-total lung capacity ratio may add another dimension to COPD not routinely captured by standard airflow indices that could be predictive of lower maximum exercise capacity.

COPD Triple Therapy Switch to LABA/LAMA May Be Appropriate in Some Patients

COPD Triple Therapy Switch to LABA/LAMA May Be Appropriate in Some Patients

A direct de-escalation from triple therapy to indacaterol/glycopyrronium may be appropriate in patients with infrequent COPD exacerbations.

Potential COPD Pulmonary Vascular Phenotype Associated With Poor Outcomes

Potential COPD Pulmonary Vascular Phenotype Associated With Poor Outcomes

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A definition of a pulmonary vascular phenotype of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been proposed.

E-Cigarette Use Associated With Increased Risk for COPD

E-Cigarette Use Associated With Increased Risk for COPD

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Using e-cigarettes every day or some days increased the likelihood of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

COPD Frequently Misdiagnosed, Undiagnosed in Individuals With or Without HIV

COPD Frequently Misdiagnosed, Undiagnosed in Individuals With or Without HIV

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In this study, researchers examined the appropriateness of diagnosis and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in individuals with and without HIV.

Mortality Rates in Extrafine ICS-Containing vs ICS-Free Medications in COPD

Mortality Rates in Extrafine ICS-Containing vs ICS-Free Medications in COPD

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The pooled safety analysis included data from the TRILOGY, TRINITY, and TRIBUTE studies.

Incident Diuretic Use May Increase Adverse Events in COPD

Incident Diuretic Use May Increase Adverse Events in COPD

Incident diuretic use was associated with increased rates of respiratory-related morbidity and mortality in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Assessing Depression Following Inpatient COPD Rehabilitation

Assessing Depression Following Inpatient COPD Rehabilitation

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PHQ-9 and PHQ-2 show factorial validity, invariance, and reliability for measuring depression in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

COPD, Asthma, or Asthma COPD Overlap Syndrome: Diagnostic Challenges

COPD, Asthma, or Asthma COPD Overlap Syndrome: Diagnostic Challenges

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Emerging guidelines for diagnosing and treating asthma COPD overlap syndrome will help clinicians better manage patients and prevent serious adverse effects.

Palliative Care Consult Can Cut Hospital Costs in Seriously Ill

Palliative Care Consult Can Cut Hospital Costs in Seriously Ill

Palliative care consultation was linked to a reduction in hospital costs for hospitalized adults with serious illness, such as COPD.

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