Black Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 Show High Incidence of Comorbidities, Mortality

January 23rd 2021, 4:15pm


Black patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 from an urban academic medical center in New York City exhibited high rates of comorbidities and in-hospital mortality, with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma significantly linked with early death.

Lymphocyte-HDL Ratio Outperforms Other Biomarkers for Predicting Pulmonary Function in COPD

January 17th 2021, 3:00pm


Investigators found that the ratio of lymphocytes to high-density lipoprotein (HDL) performed better in predicting pulmonary function than the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and the platelet-lymphocyte ratio.

SMIs Linked to Reduced Exacerbations, Readmissions in COPD

January 15th 2021, 12:00pm


Investigators using real-world data found that patients receiving treatment from slow mist inhalers (SMIs) had fewer exacerbations and hospitals readmissions compared with patients using dry powder inhalers (DPIs).

Risk of Respiratory Complications, but Not Death, Is Higher for Patients With COPD Who Receive TAVI

January 14th 2021, 2:45pm


Study findings show that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) had increased risks of respiratory complications and pneumonia after undergoing a transcatheter aortic valve insertion (TAVI) compared with those without COPD.

Taking Another Look at Nebulizers for Stable COPD

January 9th 2021, 2:15am


A recent review revisited the question of whether inhalers and nebulizers have similar effectiveness to manage stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

How Lung Macrophages Develop May Have Role in Disease, Study Says

January 2nd 2021, 11:00am


Usually, macrophages protect the lungs from attacks. But under certain conditions, lung macrophages can also contribute to severe lung diseases, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or worsen coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Study Finds Lack of Health Literacy Does Not Increase Mortality Risk in COPD

December 26th 2020, 9:45pm


A study from Denmark found that low health literacy was not a risk factor for mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) compared with the general population and patients with other chronic conditions.

Top 5 Most-Read COPD Stories of 2020

December 22nd 2020, 3:00pm


The top 5 most-read stories on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) of 2020 on focused mainly on ways in which health care treatments for patients can be improved.

FDA Signs Off on EUA for Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine

December 19th 2020, 12:50am


The FDA Friday issued the second Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine, this one to Moderna, as the pandemic reached critical stress points across the country, especially in California.

Patients With COPD Pivot to Telemedicine During Pandemic

December 17th 2020, 4:15pm


Since the start of the pandemic, many patients with COPD, especially if they experienced an exacerbation during 2020, reported adopting telemedicine, according to a recent study.