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

Diabetes Associated With Higher Health Care Utilization and Poor Outcomes After COPD-Related Hospitalizations

September 16th 2022, 1:00pm


Patients with diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have worse outcomes when hospitalized and appear to be more vulnerable to respiratory and nonrespiratory complications after a COPD exacerbation, which highlights the need for targeted interventions in this population.

Cost Savings Associated With a Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention for COPD

September 13th 2022, 1:00pm


The authors modeled costs associated with a pedometer-based, web-mediated physical activity intervention compared with a pedometer alone for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management. The intervention was cost-saving.

For Those Without COPD but Have Respiratory Problems, Bronchodilators Won’t Help, Study Says

September 10th 2022, 8:00pm


The results show the importance of diagnosing lung conditions through spirometry as well the necessity for more effective therapies for patients without COPD.

Targeting Treatments to Improve Quality of Life for Patients With Emphysema

September 2nd 2022, 1:32pm


While there are a number of treatment options available for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, not all options are right for all patients.

Metformin May Lower Risk of Hospitalization, Mortality in Concurrent COPD, Diabetes

August 31st 2022, 2:33pm


The researchers noted these improvements were seen without an increase in hyperlactatemia risk.

Factors of COPD and the Role of a Patient’s Environment and Job

August 26th 2022, 2:27pm


Beyond smoking, the environment patients live in as well as their occupational risk factors all play large roles in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

COPD Transition Bundle May Lower Risk of Hospital Readmission

August 24th 2022, 1:07pm


Findings from this multicenter randomized controlled trial showed that the transition bundle was associated with a lower risk of 7-day and 30-day hospital readmission from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

COPD Prevalence in Europe Increases for Women

August 5th 2022, 8:10pm


From 2001 to 2019 in Europe, overall chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prevalence has increased for females and COPD mortality has decreased more so for men than women, according to the results of a recent study.

Sex Differences in Airways Result in Worse COPD Outcomes for Women, Study Says

August 2nd 2022, 3:00pm


Smaller lumen sizes in women resulted in worse respiratory morbidity and mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a recent study.

Noninvasive Ventilation at Home Lowers Mortality and Health Care Costs in Hypercapnic COPD-CRF

July 30th 2022, 12:15pm


Starting noninvasive ventilation at home (NIVH) early after diagnosis was correlated with lower risk of death and reduced Medicare spending for patients with hypercapnic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with chronic respiratory failure (COPD-CRF), according to a recent study.