COPD

Study Aims to Observe Effects of Inhalation Technique, Medication Adherence Among Patients With COPD

November 25th 2021, 4:00pm

Article

Investigators anticipate the results will help physicians tailor treatment methods for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and help to better understand the demographic and clinical implications on peak inspiratory flow.

Dr Don Sin Describes Promising COPD Biomarkers

November 22nd 2021, 5:00pm

Video

Blood eosinophil count is a promising biomarker and example of the pathway toward precision medicine in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), said Don Sin, MD, FRCP, MPH, a professor of respiratory medicine at the University of British Columbia and head of the Centre of Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul’s Hospital.

A Pulmonologist on Why You Should Think About Respiratory Health and the Lungs

November 16th 2021, 7:15pm

Podcast

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Meilan K. Han, MD, MS, the author of a book released this month called Breathing Lessons: A Doctor’s Guide to Lung Health. Han, a pulmonologist, gives an inside tour of the lungs and how they work, zooms out to examine the drivers of poor respiratory health, and addresses policy changes that are needed to improve lung health.

Posters Provide Evidence on COPD Treatment Considerations, Exacerbation Risk Assessment

November 16th 2021, 2:00pm

Article

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management should take into account patients’ comorbidities, according to a poster presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Nexus 2021 meeting. Another poster validated the use of the COPD Treatment Ratio as a measure of exacerbation risk.

Dr Don Sin on Building Precision Medicine Into COPD Clinical Trial Design

November 13th 2021, 7:45pm

Video

Focusing therapeutic trials on 1 subtype of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can help lead to smaller, targeted studies, which in can help advance precision medicine, said Don Sin, MD, FRCP, MPH, a professor of respiratory medicine at the University of British Columbia and head of the Centre of Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul’s Hospital.

Initial Maintenance Therapy Adherence Among Older Adults With Asthma-COPD Overlap

November 8th 2021, 5:00pm

Article

Older adults with coexisting asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), known as asthma-COPD overlap, who take fixed-dose combinations of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β agonists may be less likely to have persistent low adherence to initial maintenance therapy.

Flu Vaccine Could Lower Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmia in Patients With COPD, Study Finds

November 6th 2021, 4:00pm

Article

The influenza vaccination may be associated with lower risks of ventricular arrhythmia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Study Demonstrates Benefits of Community Participation in Patients With COPD

November 5th 2021, 4:10pm

Article

Community participation by individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) resulted in better lung function, improved exercise capacity, and less breathlessness, according to a recent study.

Identifying Mental, Physical Risk Factors for COPD Exacerbations

October 29th 2021, 7:00pm

Article

Two abstracts presented at CHEST 2021 outlined risk factors for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among veterans.

Study Identifies Operating Room Toxins as Possible COPD Risk Factor

October 23rd 2021, 11:55am

Article

A recent study found that nurses who worked in operating rooms for 15 or more years are 46% to 69% more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than nurses who had never worked in an operating room.