The 12-month history of acute exacerbations used to guide most COPD treatment relies on an unstable frequent exacerbator phenotype.
In patients with COPD, the Late Life Disability Instrument demonstrated test-retest reliability, internal consistency, and construct and face validity.
Implementation of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program was associated with a decrease in 30-day readmissions in patients with COPD following their hospital discharge.
Researchers evaluated the association between osteoporosis and vertebral fragility fractures with cardiovascular calcification in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Bronchoalveolar lavage appears to be safe and well tolerated in individuals with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.