COPD Information Center

COPD Information Center

Chest CT provides additional insight in COPD assessment

Chest CT provides additional insight in COPD assessment

A chest CT can provide additional information on comorbidities, including coronary artery disease and osteoporosis.

COPD Information Center Social support boosts rehabilitation in adult COPD patients

Social support boosts rehabilitation in adult COPD patients

Patients are more likely to exercise and participate in pulmonary rehabilitation if they live with others and have a caregiver.

COPD Information Center Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk may decrease with LABA/LAMA in COPD

Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk may decrease with LABA/LAMA in COPD

LABA/LAMA is associated with a similar or lower risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular adverse events compared to treatment with LABA/inhaled corticosteroid.

COPD Information Center Opioid use increases risk of cardiac events in older COPD patients

Opioid use increases risk of cardiac events in older COPD patients

Users of opioid-only agents had significantly increased rates of emergency room visits and hospitalizations for ischemic heart disease and IHD-related mortality.

COPD Information Center Beta-blocker therapy may reduce exacerbations in moderate-to-severe COPD

Beta-blocker therapy may reduce exacerbations in moderate-to-severe COPD

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.

COPD Information Center Home noninvasive ventilation with oxygen therapy effective for COPD and hypercapnia

Home noninvasive ventilation with oxygen therapy effective for COPD and hypercapnia

Adding home noninvasive ventilation to home oxygen therapy was effective in patients with persistent hypercapnia following an acute exacerbation of COPD.

COPD Information Center NIH creates COPD National Action Plan

NIH creates COPD National Action Plan

The national action plan released by the NHLBI aims to reduce the burden of COPD through collaboration with federal agencies, patients, advocates, and researchers.

COPD Information Center Extrafine triple therapy may reduce rate of COPD exacerbations

Extrafine triple therapy may reduce rate of COPD exacerbations

The TRINITY study found that triple therapy significantly reduced the rate of COPD exacerbations.

COPD Information Center Mortality decreasing for patients hospitalized with COPD in the US

Mortality decreasing for patients hospitalized with COPD in the US

The annual number of patients who died from COPD while in the hospital decreased 62% from 2005 to 2014.

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.

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