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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.

COPD Information Center Predicting COPD exacerbation onset with use of physiological parameters

Predicting COPD exacerbation onset with use of physiological parameters

Researchers conducted a systematic review of the effectiveness of monitoring physiological parameters to predict COPD exacerbations.

COPD Information Center Improvement needed in managing COPD in women

Improvement needed in managing COPD in women

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

COPD Information Center COPD Assessment Test indicates mortality risk in interstitial lung disease

COPD Assessment Test indicates mortality risk in interstitial lung disease

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

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