COPD Information Center

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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 Fruit and vegetable consumption reduces risk of COPD in smokers

Fruit and vegetable consumption reduces risk of COPD in smokers

A strong inverse association between total fruit and vegetable consumption and COPD was observed in smokers but not in never-smokers.

Pulmonology Information Center Vitamin D supplementation reduces the risk of acute respiratory tract infection

Vitamin D supplementation reduces the risk of acute respiratory tract infection

Patients receiving vitamin D for deficiency without bolus doses experienced the most benefit.

Infectious Diseases Information Center Pneumococcal vaccination reduces pneumonia risk in COPD patients

Pneumococcal vaccination reduces pneumonia risk in COPD patients

Polyvalent pneumococcal vaccines offered protection against community-acquired pneumonia in COPD patients.

COPD Information Center COPD exacerbations reduced with budesonide/formoterol treatment

COPD exacerbations reduced with budesonide/formoterol treatment

Budesonide/formoterol treatment decreased exacerbations in COPD after 3 months.

COPD Information Center Patients with chronic diseases are frequently overly optimistic about life expectancy

Patients with chronic diseases are frequently overly optimistic about life expectancy

Self-estimated life expectancy rates may differ from clinician-estimated rates of survival.

COPD Information Center Morning symptoms in COPD linked to limited physical activity

Morning symptoms in COPD linked to limited physical activity

Many patients with COPD report morning symptoms that are negatively associated with physical activity.

COPD Information Center Medicare bundled payment initiative did not reduce COPD readmissions

Medicare bundled payment initiative did not reduce COPD readmissions

The multidisciplinary care intervention did not reduce COPD readmissions or achieve substantial savings.

COPD Information Center GOLD Report includes updated COPD management recommendations

GOLD Report includes updated COPD management recommendations

The GOLD Report includes a revised definition of COPD and updates guidelines for managing exacerbations.

COPD Information Center Proposing new concepts and definitions in COPD

Proposing new concepts and definitions in COPD

It is important to use the right terminology when discussing medical terms, specifically ones associated with smoke-related respiratory conditions, according to the researchers.

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