Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Improvement needed in managing COPD in women

Improvement needed in managing COPD in women

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The prevalence of COPD globally is increasing more rapidly in women than in men.

COPD Assessment Test indicates mortality risk in interstitial lung disease

COPD Assessment Test indicates mortality risk in interstitial lung disease

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Researchers conducted a study to verify the CAT as a predictor of outcome among patients with interstitial lung disease.

Questionnaire and peak expiratory flow identify undiagnosed COPD

Questionnaire and peak expiratory flow identify undiagnosed COPD

The CAPTURE questionnaire with peak flow can identify patients who would benefit from COPD therapy.

Long-term oxygen therapy not beneficial for COPD patients with moderate desaturation

Long-term oxygen therapy not beneficial for COPD patients with moderate desaturation

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Long-term supplemental oxygen has no benefit in patients with stable COPD and resting or exercise-induced moderate desaturation.

COPD and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis may have common genetic network

COPD and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis may have common genetic network

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Researchers used integrated genomics to identify convergent transcriptomic pathways in emphysema and IPF.

Omalizumab effective for asthma and overlapping COPD

Omalizumab effective for asthma and overlapping COPD

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Omalizumab is useful in the management of severe asthma with overlapping COPD.

Number of COPD cases predicted to increase until 2030

Number of COPD cases predicted to increase until 2030

Researchers predict that the number of COPD cases will increase by more than 150% from 2010 to 2030.

Endoscopic sinus surgery may improve asthma quality of life in rhinosinusitis

Endoscopic sinus surgery may improve asthma quality of life in rhinosinusitis

Endoscopic sinus surgery improved asthma quality of life and control in patients with uncontrolled asthma.

Acute exacerbations may accelerate lung function decline in smokers with COPD

Acute exacerbations may accelerate lung function decline in smokers with COPD

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Exacerbations were associated with accelerated lung function loss in patients with established COPD.

COPD mortality rate decreases in the United States

COPD mortality rate decreases in the United States

COPD-related mortality was reduced by 12.3% between 2000 and 2014.

Fluticasone furoate and vilanterol may reduce exacerbations in COPD

Fluticasone furoate and vilanterol may reduce exacerbations in COPD

The combination may reduce the rate of moderate or severe exacerbations among COPD patients.

Clinician survey indicates improved attitudes toward COPD treatment

Clinician survey indicates improved attitudes toward COPD treatment

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Clinician awareness of COPD treatment guidelines has increased since 2007.

Blood eosinophil counts linked to adverse pneumonia events in COPD patients

Blood eosinophil counts linked to adverse pneumonia events in COPD patients

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Patients with a blood eosinophil count below 2% had a poor response to treatment with inhaled corticosteroids.

Does statin use benefit patients with COPD?

Does statin use benefit patients with COPD?

Potential effects of statin use as adjunct therapy in COPD patients is still widely debated.

Inpatient mortality, length of stay decreasing for COPD patients, but financial burden increasing

Inpatient mortality, length of stay decreasing for COPD patients, but financial burden increasing

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For patients hospitalized with COPD, mortality and length of stay have decreased while financial burden has increased.

COPD Assessment Test can identify new COPD, mild airflow obstruction

COPD Assessment Test can identify new COPD, mild airflow obstruction

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The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) can be used to distinguish between newly diagnosed patients, those with more exacerbations, and by gender.

Young patients with COPD still active smokers

Young patients with COPD still active smokers

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Patients who are socioeconomically disadvantaged are more likely to continue smoking after a COPD diagnosis.

Depression limits adherence to COPD maintenance medications

Depression limits adherence to COPD maintenance medications

Older adults with depression are less likely to adhere to COPD maintenance medications regimens.

COPD exacerbations linked to quality of life, history of pneumonia

COPD exacerbations linked to quality of life, history of pneumonia

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Patients with mild-to-moderate airflow limitations should be screened for COPD exacerbations.

Frailty affects rehabilitation outcomes in COPD patients

Frailty affects rehabilitation outcomes in COPD patients

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Patients who complete pulmonary rehabilitation programs may experience short-term symptom reversal.

COPD screening needed in HIV-positive patients

COPD screening needed in HIV-positive patients

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Many HIV-positive patients who meet the criteria for COPD are not receiving proper treatment.

Rehabilitation reduces in-hospital COPD mortality

Rehabilitation reduces in-hospital COPD mortality

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Patients who participate in rehabilitation have a lower in-hospital mortality rate.

Childhood asthma linked to young adult COPD risk

Childhood asthma linked to young adult COPD risk

In early adulthood, 75% of participants showed decline in lung function or reduced lung growth.

Indacaterol-Glycopyrronium cuts COPD exacerbations

Indacaterol-Glycopyrronium cuts COPD exacerbations

Exacerbations were reduced in COPD patients with a history of at least 1 exacerbation in the past year.

Patients with COPD face treatment challenges, limited access to care

Patients with COPD face treatment challenges, limited access to care

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Although COPD is the third leading cause of death in the US, patients often lack access to basic therapies and consistent care.

COPD may increase risk for chronic renal failure

COPD may increase risk for chronic renal failure

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In patients with COPD, chronic renal failure is more likely and can be detected from decreased glomerular filtration rates.

Triple therapy does not reduce COPD exacerbations

Triple therapy does not reduce COPD exacerbations

The addition of tiotropium does not reduce COPD exacerbations.

FDA approves Bevespi Aerosphere for COPD

FDA approves Bevespi Aerosphere for COPD

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The FDA has approved a long-acting dual bronchodilator, Bevespi Aerosphere, for the management of COPD.

EHRs improve quality of prescribing for patients with COPD exacerbations

EHRs improve quality of prescribing for patients with COPD exacerbations

The number of patients receiving all recommending pharmacologic therapies improved after the implementation of a computerized multidisciplinary order in patients' EHRs.

USPSTF recommends against screening for COPD in asymptomatic adults

USPSTF recommends against screening for COPD in asymptomatic adults

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The USPSTF has released an updated recommendation statement that does not recommend screening asymptomatic adults for COPD.

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