Light Exercise May Cut Exacerbations, Hospital Readmissions in AECOPD

August 01, 2020


A shorter course of pulmonary rehabilitation, with phone support, improved symptoms and reduced hospital readmissions for patients with post-acute exacerbation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD).

Researchers Determine Repeatability Limits, Predictive Equation for COPD Inhalers

July 31, 2020


Using data from 2 phase 2 trials, researchers were able to determine the peak inspiratory flow (PIF) repeatability limit, and show that the 2 highest of 3 PIF values met the repeatedly limit.

Coexisting COPD Increases Mortality in Patients With More Severe Asthma

July 24, 2020


The health burden of comorbid chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma is known to be greater than when either condition exists on its own. An upcoming study shows that COPD is linked with greater all-cause mortality and greater risk of mortality in patients with coexisting asthma who also had long-term use of corticosteroids.

Understanding Clinical Considerations for Patients With Both COPD, Cardiovascular Disease

July 18, 2020


A recent review discussed how to manage comorbid cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Researchers Explore Benefits of Using Composite End Points in COPD Trials

July 17, 2020


Using composite endpoints to predict clinically important deterioration in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could help investigators assess disease activity in clinical trials and better manage individual patients, according to a recent study.

Does Diet Have an Effect on COPD Prevalence and Incidence?

July 11, 2020


The focus on curbing COPD prevalence has largely focused on smoking cessation, but there are other factors, including diet, that can contribute to the risk of developing COPD.

Poor Neighborhoods Affect Individual Health Outcomes in Those With COPD, Study Says

July 05, 2020


Results showed that living in a disadvantaged neighborhood is associated with worse COPD-related individual-level outcomes.

How Can Lung Cancer Screening Improve Early Detection of COPD?

July 03, 2020


Lung cancer screening by low-dose computed tomography does not examine spirometry in eligible patients, but study findings published this week suggest that adding this feature could improve the high burden of undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema.

Understanding Early Predictors of Mortality in COPD

July 01, 2020


The investigators conducted the study to understand more about the influence of each predictive factor of mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as rates of death from the pulmonary disease have risen worldwide.

Triple Therapy at 2 Doses Appears to Reduce COPD Exacerbations, Study Says

June 24, 2020


A trial of 2 doses of an inhaled glucocorticoid in a fixed-dose triple therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appeared beneficial compared with 1 of 2 dual therapies.