COPD

Risk Predictive Model May Aid Providers in Diagnosing IPA in AECOPD

June 17th 2021, 5:30pm

Article

A study evaluating independent risk factors for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) in hospitalized patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) validated a potential model that could help providers diagnose IPA earlier.

Study Finds Patients With COPD Likely to Use eHealth for Disease Management

June 16th 2021, 9:30pm

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Investigators quelled concerns regarding whether patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) would be likely to use eHealth tools after finding that most had internet access and were regular users of information technology.

Study Identifies Treatable Traits Associated With Declining Lung Function, QOL in COPD

June 10th 2021, 12:30pm

Article

Treatable traits associated with the decline in lung function and quality of life (QOL) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were detected in a longitudinal study, highlighting targets that physicians can address to better individualize COPD management.

Sex and Age Differences Found in Virus-Related ED Visits, Hospitalization in COPD

June 5th 2021, 11:50am

Article

Variances between sex and age were found among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with a viral infection who visited the emergency department (ED) visit or were hospitalized, highlighting the role that these factors play.

Physical Frailty Impacts Over 40% of Patients With COPD and Respiratory Failure

June 4th 2021, 7:30pm

Article

Physical frailty affects a large proportion of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic respiratory failure and current tools for detection may be inadequate, according to a recent report.

ATS 2021 Abstracts Identify Factors Influencing Hospitalization Risks for COPD

May 27th 2021, 12:00pm

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Abstracts from the ATS 2021 International Conference addressed patient decision-making frameworks for seeking care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and tactics used to assist hospitals in implementing readmission reduction plans.

What Factors Can Help Improve the Effectiveness of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in COPD?

May 25th 2021, 7:26pm

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Abstracts from the ATS 2021 International Conference provided some insight into tactics that could improve the effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation programs in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Characteristics of COPD Vary Among Different Demographics and Smoking Statuses

May 21st 2021, 8:00pm

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Posters presented at the ATS 2021 International Conference noted some ways clinical characteristics associated with patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) differ based on different demographics and smoking status.

Tailoring COPD Management Strategies May Require Additional Pulmonary Function Testing

May 18th 2021, 9:38pm

Article

In a review, investigators concluded that physicians should use pulmonary function tests in addition to standard spirometry evaluations to better ensure that patients are appropriately being diagnosed and treated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Model Using Wearable Tech, Smartphone App Able to Predict AECOPD

May 11th 2021, 3:59pm

Article

The model that incorporated environmental and lifestyle data collected from a fitness tracker and a smartphone app was successful at predicting acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) 7 days in advance.