Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
A chest CT can provide additional information on comorbidities, including coronary artery disease and osteoporosis.
Patients are more likely to exercise and participate in pulmonary rehabilitation if they live with others and have a caregiver.
LABA/LAMA is associated with a similar or lower risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular adverse events compared to treatment with LABA/inhaled corticosteroid.
Users of opioid-only agents had significantly increased rates of emergency room visits and hospitalizations for ischemic heart disease and IHD-related mortality.
Cardiac geometry demonstrated by non-contrast computerized tomography scan can predict which patients will respond to β-blocker therapy with a reduction in exacerbation frequency.
Adding home noninvasive ventilation to home oxygen therapy was effective in patients with persistent hypercapnia following an acute exacerbation of COPD.
The national action plan released by the NHLBI aims to reduce the burden of COPD through collaboration with federal agencies, patients, advocates, and researchers.
The TRINITY study found that triple therapy significantly reduced the rate of COPD exacerbations.
The annual number of patients who died from COPD while in the hospital decreased 62% from 2005 to 2014.
Distinct differences occur between eosinophilic COPD and COPD patients with asthma.
Increased residual volume is associated with a larger pulmonary artery in patients with COPD.
The use of inhaled corticosteroids is associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in asthma patients.
Use of the empowerment approach is necessary for health promotion in older patients with COPD, but little attention has been paid to the dimensions of empowerment in COPD management.
Utibron Neohaler inhalation powder is indicated for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD.
The European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society have released a guideline for the treatment of patients with COPD exacerbations.
A daily dose of atorvastatin could reduce pulmonary artery pressure among patients with COPD.
A novel technique involving NPPV reduced the risks of nosocomial infection, requirement for intubation, and hospital mortality in patients with COPD.
Researchers also observed no difference in 30-day mortality rates between patients in the ICU and those who received regular inpatient care in another hospital unit.
Countries committed to introducing policies such as high tobacco taxes and smoke-free public spaces.
A strong inverse association between total fruit and vegetable consumption and COPD was observed in smokers but not in never-smokers.
Patients receiving vitamin D for deficiency without bolus doses experienced the most benefit.
Polyvalent pneumococcal vaccines offered protection against community-acquired pneumonia in COPD patients.
Budesonide/formoterol treatment decreased exacerbations in COPD after 3 months.
Self-estimated life expectancy rates may differ from clinician-estimated rates of survival.
Many patients with COPD report morning symptoms that are negatively associated with physical activity.
The multidisciplinary care intervention did not reduce COPD readmissions or achieve substantial savings.
The GOLD Report includes a revised definition of COPD and updates guidelines for managing exacerbations.
It is important to use the right terminology when discussing medical terms, specifically ones associated with smoke-related respiratory conditions, according to the researchers.
Researchers conducted a systematic review of the effectiveness of monitoring physiological parameters to predict COPD exacerbations.
The prevalence of COPD globally is increasing more rapidly in women than in men.