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Obesity and overweight in individuals were associated with a lower risk and frequency of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD) exacerbations in Taiwan.
The use of statin drugs in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with benefits including decreased lung-related and all-cause mortality, according to a research.
Trial results published in a recent article indicate that patients using tiotropium in the early stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) had better lung function and a slower decline in function.
Among the many exercise tests used to assess patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a 6-minute walking test was most strongly associated with patient-reported outcomes and quality of life.
The overwhelmingly high number of deaths related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma—the 2 most common chronic respiratory diseases in the world—call for affordable interventions that have the ability to prevent or treat the severe chronic respiratory burden.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is typically diagnosed through a patient history exam and a physical exam; however, because symptoms of COPD—dyspnea, cough, and wheeze—are common symptoms for many other diseases, many patients are misdiagnosed due to the lack of necessary testing performed to confirm the presence of the disease.
Patient reported data can be a reliable source of information to ascertain comorbidities in patients with prostate cancer, says JAMA Oncology study.
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