COPD Information Center

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.

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.

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