COPD

Study Finds 3 Key Components That Could Make Pulmonary Rehabilitation More Effective for AECOPD

December 2nd 2020, 5:00pm

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A review found that including exercise, breathing techniques, and education components in pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) optimizes such programs.

Study Finds High Rate of Errors in Inhaler Technique and Treatment Nonadherence for COPD

November 27th 2020, 5:00pm

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A study on patients who use inhalers found that interventions to improve inhaler techniques and drug adherence are needed.

HFNC May Improve AECOPD Prognosis Better Than Conventional Therapy

November 24th 2020, 10:15pm

Article

A recent study found that high-flow nasal cannula may be a better option for first-line oxygen therapy for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute compensated hypercapnic respiratory failure than conventional therapy options.

Study Finds Variation in COPD Characteristics by Risk Factors

November 20th 2020, 10:25pm

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Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience a difference in symptom severity depending on which risk factors they are exposed to across their lifetime.

Who Is More Likely to Receive Referrals for Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD?

November 18th 2020, 6:15pm

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While patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are receiving referrals for pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), female patients and other groups are less likely to receive them.

Study Indicates ICS May Reduce New Cardiac Events in Patients With COPD

November 14th 2020, 2:15pm

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A study looking at chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and coronary heart disease found that inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) reduced future cardiac events in patients not known to have coronary heart disease.

Review Examines Environmental Impact of Inhaler Choice in the UK

November 12th 2020, 11:45pm

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Switching patients from pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) to dry powder inhalers (DPIs) could both reduce health care system’s carbon footprint and result in more satisfied patients.

Dr Nicola Hanania: Why Combination Bronchodilators Should Be First-Line Therapy

November 7th 2020, 2:30pm

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Combination bronchodilators are available and have been shown to improve both symptoms and lung function, explained Nicola Hanania, MD, MS, of Baylor College of Medicine.

Researchers Probe Factors Behind Higher Mortality Risks in COPD

November 2nd 2020, 8:45pm

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Two CHEST 2020 abstracts looked at mortality risks for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Dr Nicola Hanania Examines COPD Clinical Uncertainties

October 30th 2020, 12:00pm

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Major issues still surround COPD treatment, noted Nicola Hanania, MD, MS, pulmonary critical care physician and director, Airway Clinical Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.