COPD News Compendium

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A JAMA study has found that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who received noninvasive ventilation in addition to home oxygen therapy went longer without being readmitted to the hospital or dying than those who received only home oxygen therapy.
A panel at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance talks about how to take patient input and turn it into meaningful measurement.
An analysis of discontinuation in randomized controlled trials for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has determined the main factors causing patients to drop out of clinical trials. The results were published in the International Journal of COPD.
Getting smokers to quit smoking sometimes requires medical intervention, such as varenicline and bupropion; however, there have been concerns about the safety of these smoking cessation treatments in smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Short-term use of high-flow nasal tubes can help patients experiencing exacerbations of their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a study in Respirology.
A study in Journal of Medical Internet Research sought to discover how technologies could encourage daily walking in this population. The researchers developed 3 prototype apps using different persuasive technology design principles: dialogue support, primary task support, and social support.
The European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society have conducted a comprehensive review of evidence of managing exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in order to create a guideline of clinical recommendations.
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