COPD News Compendium

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A study of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease worldwide found that higher self-reported symptom burden was associated with more severe impairment of work and activities, as well as increased utilization of healthcare services.
Weill Cornell Medicine and Boehringer Ingelheim have announced a collaboration that will investigate novel approaches to treating chronic respiratory disease.
A recent literature review confirmed that adult offspring of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at higher risk of being diagnosed with the disease themselves.
A study of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treated at a Veterans Administration hospital in New York found an unexpected relationship: the veterans who were undertreated according to treatment guidelines had lower rates of COPD exacerbation events.
Since patients with COPD often have other comorbidities, researchers sought to understand patient adherence to maintenance COPD medications and adherence to treat other chronic conditions.
As the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases, self-management will become increasingly important. However, a new study has highlighted the difficulties of embedding self-management into routine care.
Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains a leading cause of death around the world, the reason for why patients with COPD lose the ability to repair damage to their lungs is poorly defined. However, researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrium München may now have an idea of why this happens.
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