COPD

COPD Found to Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Hypertension

April 16th 2021, 8:39pm

Article

Investigators found a potential link between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and greater risk of experiencing stroke and myocardial infarction in patients with hypertension.

Dr Nicola Hanania Discusses Affordability Barriers in COPD Treatment

April 12th 2021, 5:00pm

Video

Nicola Hanania, MD, MS, explains how some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face challenges when it comes to affording treatment for the disease.

Review on Blended Self-management Shows Mixed Results on Relieving COPD Burden

April 8th 2021, 3:00pm

Article

A meta-analysis, where many studies ranged in evidence quality, revealed mixed results on the effectiveness of blended self-management interventions in chronic lung conditions, establishing a need for more research.

Study Finds Depression, Anxiety to Be More Common in COPD Than Other Chronic Comorbidities

April 6th 2021, 12:35pm

Article

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were found to be more likely to take medications for depression or anxiety than for other common comorbidities associated with the disease, investigators concluded.

Korean Quality Assessment Program Found to Be Effective at Improving COPD Care

April 2nd 2021, 9:00pm

Article

A quality assessment program conducted in the Republic of Korea may be effective in improving disease management and prognosis for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the effects may be temporary.

UK Study Finds Off-Label Prescribing of COPD Therapies Is Low

March 30th 2021, 3:06pm

Article

Two therapeutic regimens used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are rarely being prescribed to patients without a COPD diagnosis, investigators concluded.

Study Finds 3-Fold Higher Care Costs for Patients With COPD Than Healthy Patients

March 26th 2021, 11:30am

Article

Largely driven by hospitalizations and medications, health care costs were found to be 3 times greater for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than for healthy individuals, according to a recent Danish study.

Paradoxical Effect From Bronchodilators Linked to Worse Quality of Life in COPD

March 22nd 2021, 9:15pm

Article

A study of Korean patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) found that a paradoxical response to short-acting bronchodilators may reduce lung function and quality of life.

Possible Value in Using Clinically Important Deterioration as COPD Prognosis Indicator

March 20th 2021, 12:00pm

Article

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with clinically important deterioration were found to have greater exacerbations and mortality risks; however, triplet therapy could help rectify that.

Nonmedical Switching Led to Gaps in COPD Care, Study Says

March 16th 2021, 10:45pm

Article

After Medicare Part D plans stopped covering a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) therapy, patients had gaps in care and increased out-of-pocket costs, according to a recent study.