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Traveling by Airplane With COPD: Expert Advice

Traveling by Airplane With COPD: Expert Advice

Healthcare providers should educate all patients with COPD about their flight-related risks and the need to seek medical advice before flying.

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Anxiety in COPD Benefits From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Self-Help

Anxiety in COPD Benefits From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Self-Help

Cognitive behavioral therapy interventions were statistically and clinically superior to self-help leaflets in the treatment of anxiety in patients with COPD.

Frailty Linked to Poor Health Outcomes in COPD

Frailty Linked to Poor Health Outcomes in COPD

Patients with COPD who were considered frail were more likely to have lower quality of life, increased rate and length of hospitalization, and a higher rate of mortality.

Self-Management Support Improves Quality of Life in COPD

Self-Management Support Improves Quality of Life in COPD

Compared with usual care, a comprehensive 3-month program combining transition and long-term self-management support for patients with COPD led to significantly fewer COPD-related hospitalizations and greater quality of life.

COPD Tied to Obesity in Never-Smokers

COPD Tied to Obesity in Never-Smokers

A strong dose-response relationship was seen in never-smokers aged 50 and older.

COPD Short-Term Outcomes Predicted by Risk Scale

COPD Short-Term Outcomes Predicted by Risk Scale

Ottawa COPD Risk Scale is valid for predicting short-term serious outcomes for patients in the emergency department.

Blood Eosinophilia-Targeted COPD Treatment: LABA-ICS vs LAMAs

Blood Eosinophilia-Targeted COPD Treatment: LABA-ICS vs LAMAs

Blood eosinophil concentrations could be used to target patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are likely to respond to initial long-acting bronchodilator therapy.

COPD Prevalence Higher in Poor and Rural Communities

COPD Prevalence Higher in Poor and Rural Communities

Living in a rural community was a predictor for COPD prevalence, whether the individual had a history of smoking or was a current smoker.

COPD May Predict Mortality in Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias, Sudden Cardiac Arrest

COPD May Predict Mortality in Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias, Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The presence of COPD is linked to higher all-cause mortality and cardiac death at 24 hours in high-risk patients who present with ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest.

Sputum Microbiome May Predict Prognosis After COPD Hospitalization

Sputum Microbiome May Predict Prognosis After COPD Hospitalization

Decreasing alpha diversity in the microbiome profile of sputum samples of patients hospitalized with COPD acute exacerbations was associated with increased 1-year mortality.

COPD, Nocturnal Hypoxemia May Increase CV Events in Women With Suspected OSA

COPD, Nocturnal Hypoxemia May Increase CV Events in Women With Suspected OSA

Nocturnal hypoxemia, along with COPD, increased the risk for cardiovascular events and mortality in female patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea.

Traveling by Airplane With COPD: Expert Advice

Traveling by Airplane With COPD: Expert Advice

Healthcare providers should educate all patients with COPD about their flight-related risks and the need to seek medical advice before flying.

Endobronchial Valve Therapy: A Nonsurgical Option for Advanced Emphysema

Endobronchial Valve Therapy: A Nonsurgical Option for Advanced Emphysema

Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction with valve replacement shows the most promise for improving lung function, exercise tolerance, and quality of life in patients with advanced emphysema.

Distinct COPD Subgroup Identified by Airway Epithelial IL-17 Response

Distinct COPD Subgroup Identified by Airway Epithelial IL-17 Response

In patients with COPD compared with ever-smokers without COPD, the bronchial airway epithelial signature increased, even after adjustment for smoking status and age.

Which Drug Combination Works Best to Reduce Acute COPD Exacerbations?

Which Drug Combination Works Best to Reduce Acute COPD Exacerbations?

Compared with a combination treatment of LABA/LAMA, ICS/LABA/LAMA combination therapy was associated with a significantly greater pooled risk reduction in COPD exacerbation.

Patients Hospitalized for COPD Rarely Receive Pulmonary Rehab

Patients Hospitalized for COPD Rarely Receive Pulmonary Rehab

Few individuals hospitalized for COPD receive pulmonary rehabilitation.

3D Super Clusters in COPD Could Affect Adjacent Healthy Tissue

3D Super Clusters in COPD Could Affect Adjacent Healthy Tissue

Three-dimensional "super clusters" in patients with COPD could play a role in the progression of COPD to emphysema.

Elevated Tuberculosis Risk in Inhaled Corticosteroid Users

Elevated Tuberculosis Risk in Inhaled Corticosteroid Users

There may an increased risk for tuberculosis in patients with COPD within 3 years of inhaled corticosteroid use.

Once-Daily, Nebulized Bronchodilator Approved for COPD Treatment

Once-Daily, Nebulized Bronchodilator Approved for COPD Treatment

The FDA has approved Yupelri inhalation solution for the maintenance treatment of patients with COPD.

Asthma-COPD Overlap Prevalence, Severity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Asthma-COPD Overlap Prevalence, Severity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

The overall rate of asthma-COPD overlap was 3.8%, with a maximum prevalence of 7.8% in Matlab, Bangladesh.

Theophylline Adjunct Therapy Fails to Reduce COPD Exacerbations

Theophylline Adjunct Therapy Fails to Reduce COPD Exacerbations

Adults with COPD treated with both inhaled corticosteroids and low-dose theophylline as adjunct therapy did not have fewer exacerbations compared with patients treated with inhaled corticosteroids only.

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