Construction workers are at an increased risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Patients with COPD who received medication reminders via the BreatheMate device had greater adherence to inhaled medication than those without reminders.
For patients with COPD, a pragmatic, supervised, self-help pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance program can extend the benefits of initial pulmonary rehabilitation for more than 3 years.
In adults with COPD, long-term exposure to PM2.5 was associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular mortality.
Treatment with indacaterol/glycopyrronium has demonstrated greater efficacy compared with salmeterol/fluticasone therapy in patients COPD who are either former or current smokers.