COPD Information Center

COPD Information Center

Eosinophilic COPD vs COPD with asthma: comparing clinical characteristics

Eosinophilic COPD vs COPD with asthma: comparing clinical characteristics

Distinct differences occur between eosinophilic COPD and COPD patients with asthma.

COPD Information Center Pulmonary hyperinflation linked to larger pulmonary artery in COPD

Pulmonary hyperinflation linked to larger pulmonary artery in COPD

Increased residual volume is associated with a larger pulmonary artery in patients with COPD.

Infectious Diseases Information Center Inhaled corticosteroid use linked to increased pneumonia risk in asthma patients

Inhaled corticosteroid use linked to increased pneumonia risk in asthma patients

The use of inhaled corticosteroids is associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in asthma patients.

COPD Information Center Managing elderly patients with COPD through empowerment

Managing elderly patients with COPD through empowerment

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.

COPD Information Center Utibron Neohaler available for long-term treatment of COPD

Utibron Neohaler available for long-term treatment of COPD

Utibron Neohaler inhalation powder is indicated for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD.

COPD Information Center Managing COPD exacerbations: A new clinical guideline

Managing COPD exacerbations: A new clinical guideline

The European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society have released a guideline for the treatment of patients with COPD exacerbations.

COPD Information Center Statins may reduce pulmonary artery pressure in COPD patients

Statins may reduce pulmonary artery pressure in COPD patients

A daily dose of atorvastatin could reduce pulmonary artery pressure among patients with COPD.

COPD Information Center Early use of noninvasive techniques for clearing respiratory secretions in COPD

Early use of noninvasive techniques for clearing respiratory secretions in COPD

A novel technique involving NPPV reduced the risks of nosocomial infection, requirement for intubation, and hospital mortality in patients with COPD.

COPD Information Center ICU may be overused for some patients with heart or lung disease

ICU may be overused for some patients with heart or lung disease

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.

COPD Information Center Global tobacco control treaty reduced worldwide smoking rates

Global tobacco control treaty reduced worldwide smoking rates

Countries committed to introducing policies such as high tobacco taxes and smoke-free public spaces.

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