The AJMC® COPD compendium is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Pulmonary Hypertension Common in Patients With COPD Referred for Catheterization, Study Finds

May 19th 2022, 8:12pm


A recent study found that patients who were referred for a right heart catheterization and had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) more commonly had pulmonary hypertension, which is associated with high mortality.

Black Men at Increased Risk of Misdiagnosis of Emphysema

May 15th 2022, 4:40pm


An abstract from the American Thoracic Society International Conference demonstrated that Black men have a greater risk of not receiving a proper diagnosis of emphysema, after race-based adjustments to spirometry found normal lung function.

Study Finds CAPS Effective in Predicting In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With AECOPD

May 12th 2022, 8:15pm


A prospective study found that a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma physiology score (CAPS) of at least 21 points was a risk factor for in-hospital mortality in patients with acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD).

USPSTF Continues to Recommend Against COPD Screening in Asymptomatic Adults

May 10th 2022, 4:00pm


The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found after a reaffirmation process that there was no net benefit to screening asymptomatic adults for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Review Finds Comparable Outcomes Between Home-Based and Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab

May 4th 2022, 6:44pm


A recent review found that home-based pulmonary rehab had comparable short-term benefits to outpatient pulmonary rehab, although the outcome quality was low.

Patients With COPD More Likely to Have CHD, According to Study

May 2nd 2022, 6:40pm


A recent study found that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to have coronary heart disease (CHD) compared with those without COPD.

Study Finds Peer Support Associated With Fewer Acute Care Visits in Patients With COPD

April 27th 2022, 4:01pm


A randomized controlled trial found that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) needed less acute care when in peer support groups.

Study Finds Pulmonary Rehabilitation Improves Functional Capability for Patients With COPD, Asthma

April 20th 2022, 7:25pm


A recent study found that early use of a pulmonary rehabilitation program improved several measures of pulmonary function in patients with comorbid asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and obesity.

Study Finds Pulmonologists and PCPs Prescribe Differing Treatments for Patients With COPD

April 18th 2022, 6:40pm


A recent study found that primary care physicians (PCPs) and pulmonologists differ in their treatment methods and reference to guidelines when treating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Budesonide-Based Triple Therapy Associated With Lower Incidence of Death, Severe Pneumonia, According to Study

April 15th 2022, 12:47pm


A recent study found that budesonide-based triple therapy was just as effective as fluticasone-based triple therapy, with less incidence of death and severe pneumonia.