Medical experts discuss optimal treatment strategies and current standards of care surrounding therapy for patients with COPD.
EP. 1: Risk Factors and Comorbidities Impacting Patients With COPD
Jeffrey D. Dunn, PharmD, MBA, leads a panel discussion on disease and treatment landscapes for COPD.
EP. 2: High Economic and Social Burden Associated With COPD
Social and economic burdens affecting patients with COPD provide significant obstacles to optimizing care.
EP. 3: Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Impacting Treatment and Management of COPD
Social determinants of health (SDoH) can create major barriers for access to care.
EP. 4: Key Considerations in COPD When Utilizing Combination Therapy
The role of combination therapy is explored for the treatment of COPD.
EP. 5: Implementing Inhaled Corticosteroids (ICS) into COPD Patient Treatment Regimen
Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are a key incorporation to COPD treatment strategies.
EP. 6: COPD Triple Therapy: Appropriate Patient Population
Key opinion leaders highlight the triple therapy approach from the most recent GOLD guidelines, including ICS, long-acting beta-agonist (LABA), and long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA).
EP. 7: Determining Appropriate Changes to COPD Treatment Strategy
An expert panel discusses appropriate transitions and adjustments to COPD treatment approaches.
EP. 8: Educating Patients to Self-Monitor Disease Progression of COPD
Patient education is critical for self-monitoring of COPD disease progression.
EP. 9: Optimal Management of COPD: Escalation and De-escalation of Therapy
Treatment pathways, including escalation and de-escalation of therapy, for patients with COPD are explored by a panel of medical experts.
EP. 10: Patient Education and Proper Inhaler Technique
Inhaler technique informs health care outcomes in COPD management and should be a primary focus in patient education priorities.
EP. 11: Individualizing Medication Therapy in Patients with COPD: Considerations with Inhalers
Selecting appropriate inhalers based on individual characteristics and shared decision-making is crucial for optimizing care for patients with COPD.
EP. 12: Role of Non-Medication Strategies in COPD Treatment Pathway
Nonmedication COPD strategies, such as pulmonary rehabilitation, are highlighted.
EP. 13: Cost Drivers Impacting Treatment Strategies for COPD
Cost drivers and payer considerations are emphasized for treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
EP. 14: Key Takeaways and Considerations Surrounding COPD Therapies
Medical experts provide their closing thoughts on the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatment landscape.
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