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Diagnostic Measures of Lung Function Decline in COPD

Diagnostic Measures of Lung Function Decline in COPD

Comparative measures of inspiratory vs expiratory volumes show a penumbra of lung tissue at higher risk of damage from existing COPD.

Managing COPD Exacerbations With Doxycycline Plus Prednisone

Managing COPD Exacerbations With Doxycycline Plus Prednisone

The first study of antibiotic use in outpatients with COPD exacerbations found that doxycycline plus prednisone did not prolong the time between exacerbations.

Greater Benefit With Azithromycin in COPD Patients With H pylori

Greater Benefit With Azithromycin in COPD Patients With H pylori

Azithromycin therapy is more effective at preventing COPD exacerbations among patients with Helicobacter pylori infection than among those who are H pylori seronegative.

Once-Daily Triple Therapy Effective in Patients With COPD

Once-Daily Triple Therapy Effective in Patients With COPD

In a real-world study, once-daily, single-inhaler triple therapy reduced COPD exacerbations more than twice-daily double therapy.

Fluticasone Propionate-Induced Myopathy in HIV with COPD

Fluticasone Propionate-Induced Myopathy in HIV with COPD

The patient presented with obesity and reduction in bilateral hip flexion strength and shoulder abduction.

Using Chest CT in Evaluation, Management of COPD

Using Chest CT in Evaluation, Management of COPD

Chest CT is not currently part of recommended routine COPD care.

How Does CVD Comorbidity Influence Bronchodilator Tx in COPD?

How Does CVD Comorbidity Influence Bronchodilator Tx in COPD?

Associated cardiovascular side effects of bronchodilators may reduce prescription rates in patients with COPD with comorbid cardiovascular disease.

New Opioid Use in Older Adults With COPD May Up Cardiac Events

New Opioid Use in Older Adults With COPD May Up Cardiac Events

Odds of ischemic heart disease-related morbidity, mortality increased after new opioid use

Efficacy of Home Noninvasive Ventilation With Oxygen Therapy in COPD, Hypercapnia

Efficacy of Home Noninvasive Ventilation With Oxygen Therapy in COPD, Hypercapnia

Patients with persistent hypercapnia following acute exacerbation of COPD, home noninvasive ventilation with home oxygen therapy prolonged readmission time.

Maintenance Therapy With Tiotropium Bronchodilator in Uncontrolled Asthma

Maintenance Therapy With Tiotropium Bronchodilator in Uncontrolled Asthma

Two phase 3 clinical development programs showed improved breathing in children and adolescents with moderate-to-severe asthma regardless of allergic status.

Improving Lung Function in COPD With Indacaterol/Glycoptrrolate Inhaler

Improving Lung Function in COPD With Indacaterol/Glycoptrrolate Inhaler

Multiple studies presented at ATS 2017 indicated that indacaterol/glycoptrrolate inhaler therapy results in clinically significant improvements in COPD-related quality of life.

Do Bundled Payments Cut COPD Readmissions?

Do Bundled Payments Cut COPD Readmissions?

No difference was noted in all-cause readmission rates in the intervention vs non-intervention groups.

NIH: National Action Plan Unifies Approach to Ending US COPD Crisis

NIH: National Action Plan Unifies Approach to Ending US COPD Crisis

The release of a new autonomous approach for terminating the COPD crisis has been lead by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Reducing Exacerbations in Moderate-to-Severe COPD With Beta-Blocker Therapy

Reducing Exacerbations in Moderate-to-Severe COPD With Beta-Blocker Therapy

Researchers examined the relationship between COPD and right and left ventricular morphometry to determine which patients may better respond to beta-blocker therapies.

Efficacy of Online Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD Evaluated

Efficacy of Online Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD Evaluated

Online pulmonary rehabilitation is non-inferior to face-to-face rehabilitation for patients with COPD, according to research presented at ATS 2017.

Home Oxygen Services Subpar for Patients With Lung Disease

Home Oxygen Services Subpar for Patients With Lung Disease

A new survey shows that home oxygen services create barriers for patients with lung disease.

Triple Therapy Superior to Long-acting Muscarinic Antagonist for COPD

Triple Therapy Superior to Long-acting Muscarinic Antagonist for COPD

The TRINITY study reports the significant benefits to extafine triple therapy taken in a single inhaler compared with tiotropium in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Roflumilast Reduces Rate of COPD Exacerbations

Roflumilast Reduces Rate of COPD Exacerbations

Simulated studies were key to the approval of roflumilast for reducing COPD exacerbations.

Clinical Characteristics of Eosinophilic COPD vs COPD With Asthma

Clinical Characteristics of Eosinophilic COPD vs COPD With Asthma

Patients with COPD and asthma can be characterized by the presence of allergies and more exacerbation with less eosinophilic inflammation.

Residual Volume, Pulmonary Hyperinflation Increase Pulmonary Artery Size in COPD

Residual Volume, Pulmonary Hyperinflation Increase Pulmonary Artery Size in COPD

Study results suggest that gas trapping, not emphysema, is associated with pulmonary vascular remodeling in COPD.

Long-Acting Beta2-Agonists Do Not Increase Cardiovascular Risks

Long-Acting Beta2-Agonists Do Not Increase Cardiovascular Risks

Combination therapy with an inhaled LABA and inhaled corticosteroid did not affect all-cause mortality in patients with COPD compared with inhaled placebo, LABA alone, or corticosterioid alone.

Respiratory Effects of Cannabis: a National Academies Report

Respiratory Effects of Cannabis: a National Academies Report

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report titled "The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendation for Research."

COPD Management of Elderly Patients by Empowerment

COPD Management of Elderly Patients by Empowerment

Demographic, family and social factors are important in the role of empowering elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Utibron Neohaler Available for Maintenance Treatment of COPD

Utibron Neohaler Available for Maintenance Treatment of COPD

Sunovion announces Utibron Neohaler, an inhalation powder for the long term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in COPD patients.

New Guidelines Released for Treating Patients With COPD Exacerbations

New Guidelines Released for Treating Patients With COPD Exacerbations

The European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society released clinical guidelines for the treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations.

NPPV Technique More Effective in COPD Treatment

NPPV Technique More Effective in COPD Treatment

Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation to clear secretions in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may be more beneficial than conventional mechanical ventilation.

COPD Mortality Improves With Statins

COPD Mortality Improves With Statins

Statin use was associated with a 20% lower risk for all-cause mortality and a 45% lower risk for pulmonary-related mortality.

Budesonide/Formoterol Treatment for Reducing COPD Exacerbations

Budesonide/Formoterol Treatment for Reducing COPD Exacerbations

Patients with moderate-to-very-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) had decreased exacerbations after 3 months of commencing budesonide/formoterol treatment.

Limited Physical Activity Linked to Morning Symptoms in COPD

Limited Physical Activity Linked to Morning Symptoms in COPD

Morning symptoms are common among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and are frequently associated with limitations of physical activity.

2017 GOLD Report: Updated Recommendations for COPD Management

2017 GOLD Report: Updated Recommendations for COPD Management

The 2017 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) Report was released and includes updated recommendations for the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

COPD: New Concepts and Definitions

COPD: New Concepts and Definitions

Researchers have suggested a new definition for common smoke-related pulmonary disease (CSPD).

Predicting Interstitial Lung Disease Using COPD Assessment Test

Predicting Interstitial Lung Disease Using COPD Assessment Test

The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Assessment Test (CAT) effectively indicates mortality risk in patients with intestinal lung disease.

Long-Term Oxygen Therapy Beneficial in COPD with Moderate Desaturation?

Long-Term Oxygen Therapy Beneficial in COPD with Moderate Desaturation?

Long-term supplemental oxygen does not provide any benefit for patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease regarding time of death or first hospitalization.

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