For COPD, can electronic health record data predict 90-day post hospitalization mortality — and thereby serve as a risk stratification tool?
The prevalence of angioedema induced by ACE inhibitors was found to be higher in African Americans compared with other races.
Researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of patients with COPD who were hospitalized and mechanically ventilated.
Once-daily revefenacin when administered via a jet nebulizer with formoterol was well tolerated and associated with greater lung function response compared with formoterol alone in patients with COPD.
The adjusted rate of decline in predose trough FEV1 during 52 weeks in theResearchers used a substudy of the Phase 3 ETHOS study to evaluate lung function decline in patients with inhaled corticosteroid-containing therapies vs glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate metered dose inhaler.
Switching from non-extra fine multi-inhaler triple therapy to single-inhaler extra-fine inhaled triple therapy improved regional ventilation to the small airways in patients with COPD.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have higher levels of HbA1c are at increased risk for hospital admission for acute exacerbations.
In the first 30 days following an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, there is an increased risk of cardiovascular adverse events.
Pulmonary hypertension is associated with higher in-hospital mortality, morbidity, length of stay, and health care utilization in patients admitted to the hospital with an acute exacerbation of COPD.
End-stage lung disease may significantly increase the risk for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients undergoing lung transplant without primary esophageal disease.