Pulmonology Information Center
Adding home noninvasive ventilation to home oxygen therapy was effective in patients with persistent hypercapnia following an acute exacerbation of COPD.
The national action plan released by the NHLBI aims to reduce the burden of COPD through collaboration with federal agencies, patients, advocates, and researchers.
The TRINITY study found that triple therapy significantly reduced the rate of COPD exacerbations.
The annual number of patients who died from COPD while in the hospital decreased 62% from 2005 to 2014.
About 1 in 4 adult patients with pneumonia do not respond to initial prescription of antibiotic treatment.
Surgical pulmonary embolectomy for peripheral distribution of thrombus demonstrated positive outcomes in patients with either CPE or PPE.
Distinct differences occur between eosinophilic COPD and COPD patients with asthma.
Increased residual volume is associated with a larger pulmonary artery in patients with COPD.
A 2016 thunderstorm asthma outbreak in Australia occurred when high grass pollen concentrations were dispersed by strong winds.
The use of inhaled corticosteroids is associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in asthma patients.
The new ICD-10 coding system may seem inappropriate for some disease models, but asthma care may benefit from the required changes.
Begin to impart asthma information to young patients and/or their caregivers as early as possible.
Patients with COP generally have positive outcomes following a definitive diagnosis and the initiation of appropriate treatment.
Clinicians who recognize various types of pediatric coughs will be better able to identify serious underlying conditions in the young patient.
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A clinician offers a tip helping patients remember to use their steroid inhalers.
Doctors must assess for the presence of pulmonary hypertension in patients with lung disease, COPD, or emphysema, among other conditions.
Take caution when using oxygen therapy to treat patients with emphysema.