Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Prior use of systemic corticosteroids and prior isolation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were risk factors associated with the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in COPD.
Through Bluetooth technology, clinicians and patients will be able to share and monitor inhaler usage.
Short-term corticosteroids may be sufficient for treating patients with acute COPD exacerbations.
Patients with COPD who had a relative lymphocyte count ≤20% had a higher risk for mortality.
When compared with a placebo control cannabis, cannabis had no effect on breathlessness intensity ratings during exercise at isotime or on exercise endurance time.
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 telomere length was associated with worse health status in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as measured by St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire.
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.
Collagen biomarkers were significantly higher at extreme exacerbations, and were also associated with circulating adrenomedullin.
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.
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.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is associated with an increase in bronchitis symptoms in patients with COPD.
Increase in all-cause, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, suicide, and COPD mortality.
The approval was based on results from a multicenter study (LIBERATE) of 190 patients with severe emphysema.
For patients with advanced COPD, the use of formal palliative care services and long-term oxygen therapy has increased but remains low.
The clinical significance of emphysema was greater in people living with HIV vs those without HIV.
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.
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.
Acute COPD exacerbations were associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke.
Zephyr® Endobronchial Valve EBV® treatment improved FEV1 in patients with heterogeneous emphysema.
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.
A direct de-escalation from triple therapy to indacaterol/glycopyrronium may be appropriate in patients with infrequent COPD exacerbations.
A definition of a pulmonary vascular phenotype of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been proposed.
Using e-cigarettes every day or some days increased the likelihood of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
In this study, researchers examined the appropriateness of diagnosis and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in individuals with and without HIV.
The pooled safety analysis included data from the TRILOGY, TRINITY, and TRIBUTE studies.
Incident diuretic use was associated with increased rates of respiratory-related morbidity and mortality in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
PHQ-9 and PHQ-2 show factorial validity, invariance, and reliability for measuring depression in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Emerging guidelines for diagnosing and treating asthma COPD overlap syndrome will help clinicians better manage patients and prevent serious adverse effects.
Palliative care consultation was linked to a reduction in hospital costs for hospitalized adults with serious illness, such as COPD.