Morbidity, Barriers to COPD Care More Prevalent Among Patients Living in Rural Counties

October 17th 2020, 5:00pm


A new national study is highlighting disparities in morbidity and barriers to care that face patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) living in in rural areas.

Periods of Acute Exercise Do Not Significantly Alter Concentrations of Inflammatory Mediators in COPD

October 10th 2020, 4:30pm


While researchers found short periods of acute exercise did not significantly increase circulating concentrations of fibrinogen and C-reactive protein in patients with COPD, they did observe increases in total leukocyte and blood neutrophil counts.

Despite New Types, Correct Inhaler Use Remains Low Among Elderly Patients With COPD

October 8th 2020, 5:00pm


Just 24.7% of elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) included in the study demonstrated correct usage of their inhaler.

Researchers Identify Which COPD Markers Impact CVD Outcomes, Mortality

October 3rd 2020, 4:00pm


This is the first large observational study to assess the relationship between accelerated forced expiratory volume in 1 second decline and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes and mortality for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Researchers Say Provider Education on Steroid Stewardship Is Warranted for AECOPD

October 2nd 2020, 12:56pm


The researchers found that just 13% of participating providers adhered to the recommended low dose (40 mg) of oral prednisone for patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD).

Evaluating Health Care Resource Utilization Associated With Soft Mist and Dry Powder Inhalers in Patients With COPD

September 29th 2020, 2:06pm


COPD May Increase Risk of All-Cause Mortality Among Patients With Heart Failure

September 25th 2020, 8:30pm


Data from a meta-analysis suggest chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could increase the risk of long-term all-cause mortality for patients with heart failure.

Dying Patients With COPD Subjected to Testing Despite Shift to Comfort Care, Study Finds

September 23rd 2020, 10:00am


Researchers found that 12% of patients underwent testing even after care teams determined they were actively dying of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the aim of care shifted to comfort.

Cognitive Impairment Linked to COPD Worsening, Study Says

September 19th 2020, 3:30pm


The findings have implications for patient self-management of their chronic disease, and clinicians should screen for worsened cognitive function, the researchers wrote.

Assessing COPD Using PROs and Exercise Test Outcomes

September 12th 2020, 3:30pm


The assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) now allows for the evaluation of various patient-reported outcomes (PROs); however, these PROs assess different disease features than exercise test outcomes.