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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.

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.

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.

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.

First antibiotic prescription ineffective in 25% of pneumonia cases

First antibiotic prescription ineffective in 25% of pneumonia cases

About 1 in 4 adult patients with pneumonia do not respond to initial prescription of antibiotic treatment.

Surgical pulmonary embolectomy for thrombus distribution is feasible, effective

Surgical pulmonary embolectomy for thrombus distribution is feasible, effective

Surgical pulmonary embolectomy for peripheral distribution of thrombus demonstrated positive outcomes in patients with either CPE or PPE.

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.

Pulmonary hyperinflation linked to larger pulmonary artery in COPD

Pulmonary hyperinflation linked to larger pulmonary artery in COPD

Increased residual volume is associated with a larger pulmonary artery in patients with COPD.

Asthma attacks can be triggered by thunderstorms

Asthma attacks can be triggered by thunderstorms

A 2016 thunderstorm asthma outbreak in Australia occurred when high grass pollen concentrations were dispersed by strong winds.

Inhaled corticosteroid use linked to increased pneumonia risk in asthma patients

Inhaled corticosteroid use linked to increased pneumonia risk in asthma patients

The use of inhaled corticosteroids is associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in asthma patients.

Opinion

ICD-10 codes may improve asthma care

The new ICD-10 coding system may seem inappropriate for some disease models, but asthma care may benefit from the required changes.

Help children keep asthma at bay

Begin to impart asthma information to young patients and/or their caregivers as early as possible.

Clinical Features

Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia

Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia

Patients with COP generally have positive outcomes following a definitive diagnosis and the initiation of appropriate treatment.

A child's cough: common presentations and causes

A child's cough: common presentations and causes

Clinicians who recognize various types of pediatric coughs will be better able to identify serious underlying conditions in the young patient.

Slideshows

Image of the Week: Cardiomegaly

Image of the Week: Cardiomegaly

What term refers to the plump and sagging appearance of a full pericardium?

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