COPD

The AJMC® COPD compendium is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Influenza and PPSV23 Vaccines Evaluated for Their Ability to Stem COPD Exacerbations

June 25th 2022, 5:26pm

Article

A cohort study found that influenza and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines (PPSV23) can reduce the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)- and pneumonia-related hospitalizations.

Review Finds Parental COPD Associated With COPD in Offspring

June 21st 2022, 8:55pm

Article

A recent review found that parents with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) had a higher risk of having children with COPD.

Intervention Can Help Decrease Exacerbation Rates, Improve Medication Adherence in COPD

June 15th 2022, 1:25pm

Article

A recent study found that the Service Apothecary Respiratory Advice eHealth intervention could help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with exacerbation rates and medication adherence.

Study Finds Oxidative Stress Associated With Dementia in Patients With COPD

June 13th 2022, 4:21pm

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Oxidative stress, including DNA damage and malondialdehyde, was associated with dementia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Poor Sleep Increases Risk of Life-threatening COPD Flare-ups, According to Study

June 6th 2022, 7:53pm

Article

In a new study, poor sleep was linked to an increased risk of life-threatening flare-ups in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Patients With COPD at Increased Risk of Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, According to Review

June 3rd 2022, 2:32pm

Article

A recent review found that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were at increased risk for mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

Study Finds Sex-Based Differences in Comorbidities Among Patients With COPD

May 31st 2022, 6:49pm

Article

A cohort study found that male and female patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) had different comorbidities that predicted their risk of mortality.

Patients With COPD Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds

May 26th 2022, 4:39pm

Article

A retrospective study found that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) had stiffer arteries compared with patients without COPD.

MAIT Cells Linked With Hospitalization in Patients With COPD, According to Study

May 25th 2022, 8:30pm

Article

Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cell count was associated with risk of hospitalization in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) independent of forced expiratory volume during a 3-year follow-up.

Pulmonary Hypertension Common in Patients With COPD Referred for Catheterization, Study Finds

May 19th 2022, 8:12pm

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A recent study found that patients who were referred for a right heart catheterization and had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) more commonly had pulmonary hypertension, which is associated with high mortality.