Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease had a modest increased risk for hip and upper extremity fractures when taking long-term, high-dose inhaled corticosteroids.
Lung transplantation can improve survival in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but several variables can affect the surgery's success.
Researchers conducted an anonymous survey of medical trainees with a case vignette to determine attitudes regarding palliative care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Researchers compared the clinical cure and adverse effect rates of multiple antibiotics in the treatment of acute exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
High levels of C-reactive protein and neutrophils as well as low eosinophil count predicted a poor prognosis in COPD.
Respiratory symptoms that develop between the ages of 18 and 30 may hold prognostic value for later decline in lung function.
Researchers examined variation in airway branches to determine whether they have an effect on the course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Patients with COPD experienced a weighted mean increase in exercise endurance time following treatment with long-acting bronchodilators.
Lung function may not differ between individuals who take beta-blockers vs those who do not for moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
An 80-year-old man with a history of smoking, hypertension, diabetes, and COPD presents to the emergency department with dyspnea at rest and chest tightness.
COPD exacerbation risk and treatment response may be predicted using blood eosinophil counts.
Procalcitonin may decrease mortality rates in patients with acute respiratory infections, including pneumonia.
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.
No data have demonstrated improved mortality, morbidity, or quality of life as a result of screening for COPD in asymptomatic individuals.
Researchers found various risk factors for postoperative pulmonary complications in patients with either asthma or COPD.
A significant reduction in severe COPD exacerbations was seen with intensified combination therapy at the onset of upper respiratory tract infections.
Patients with COPD may increase their physical activity levels using a home-based coaching intervention.
Patients with stable hypercapnic COPD reported improved health-related quality of life after 6 weeks of at-home high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy.
Within the first 30 days of therapy, patients with COPD who began using long-acting bronchodilators had a 1.5-fold increased risk for cardiovascular events.
Women with rheumatoid arthritis had an increased risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but did not have an increased risk for asthma compared with women without RA.