Globally, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains a major public health concern, according to results of a systematic analysis of data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.
Researchers found that after adjustment for all confounding variables, increasing Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scores were associated with an increased risk for exacerbation.
How does short-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution affect individuals with COPD — and are there factors that make a negative response more likely?
Using the GOLD standards for COPD staging will identify high-risk patients, improve delivery of care, and reduce health care costs.
In patients with COPD, how do levels of physical capacity and physical activity relate to all-cause mortality?
Increase also seen in prevalence of multiple chronic conditions for cancer survivors, which was most pronounced among those aged 18 to 44 years.
Investigators assessed the relationship between HIV infection and impaired pulmonary gas exchange, as well as the influence HIV has on the diffusing capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide in patients with and without comorbid chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Does teaching proper technique for inhaler use to COPD and asthma patients measurably affect their health outcomes?
Researchers conducted subgroup analysis of revenfenacin phase 3 trial data to assess health status improvements in women vs men with moderate to severe COPD.
Large study of Hispanic adults shows association with risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease before age 50.
Individuals should continue to receive asthma care and take asthma medications during the pandemic.
Although it has become widely accepted that COPD encompasses a range of phenotypes, the development of a precision medicine approach has been slow.
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) do not appear to increase the risk of mortality in patients with COVID-19.
In adults with COPD, long-term exposure to PM2.5 was associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular mortality.
Indoor mold exposure and the presence of anti-Aspergillus antibodies may be linked to worsened lung function during exacerbations in COPD.
While the ACA effectively reversed coverage losses for patients with airway disease, neither care affordability nor disparities improved for these patients.
Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use may be associated with an increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
In patients with COPD, lockdown for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was associated with a reduction in exacerbations and an improvement in symptoms.
Duration-dependent beneficial effects of metformin, sulfonylurea, and thiazolidinedione use on COPD exacerbation have been observed in patients with COPD and diabetes.
Triple therapy with budesonide/glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate may reduce the risk of death compared with glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate in patients with COPD.