A new study has found that muscle loss can lead to increased rates of mortality and morbidity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, one expert remains skeptical whether the study represents the full scope of patients at risk.
Researchers found that cough reflex sensitivity is amplified during chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation and reduces after recovery, while its persistence can help serve as a predictor for future exacerbations.
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).
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.
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.