COPD crowdsourcing
Boehringer Ingelheim and BioMed X have successfully applied a crowdsourcing approach to establish a global research team of scientists for COPD research.
Smart inhalers are part of a new wave of digital technology designed to improve the management of lung diseases.
COPD smoking
Researchers at Harvard University have found that smokers with COPD may face nearly twice the risk of getting small cell lung cancer (SCLC) than those without the disease.
spiolto respimat
Boehringer Ingelheim announces that the results of OTEMTO 1 & 2 reinforce the benefits of Spiolto Respimat as first line maintenance therapy for COPD.
vitamin d COPD
A vitamin D deficiency may speed the progression of COPD, according to research.
GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance have announced their intent to file a new drug application in Japan for Relvar Ellipta, a combination inhaler for COPD.
PRAXIS is an interactive online community designed to support COPD caregivers and administrators to prevent and reduce hospital admissions and readmissions by improving care across the COPD care continuum.
child pneumonia
A study completed at Boston Children’s Hospital reveals that children with pneumonia have an increased risk of developed COPD and decreased lung-function.
The findings, presented at ERS 2015, could speed up current diagnosis times for the disease and uncover COPD before serious exacerbations and further loss of lung function have occurred.
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An investigational inhaled drug for COPD inhibited neutrophil enhancement and inflammatory cytokine release in a small clinical study, according to research presented at ERS 2015.
iGetBetter, a supplier of mobile digital health solutions, has announced the addition of the COPD Care Plan to its library.
sedative pills
According to new research, COPD sufferers in Norway are prescribed more sedatives than psychiatric patients, which may pose health problems to patients.
COPD classification
Researchers found that there was “no significant difference in lung function decline rates" when evaluating lung functions according to the GOLD system, which classifies COPD patients.
Novu and Minnesota HealthSolutions Corp will partner in the development of a digital program to monitor home exercise of COPD patients.
Vyntus WALK allows clinicians to conduct the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) fully independent of any external wires or means of connection.
COPD pulmonary rehab
According to a new study, strong abdominal muscles may reduce fatigue and increase quality of life in COPD patients with chronic coughing.
asthma COPD market
A new report published by Transparency Market Research estimates that the global asthma and COPD market is expected to reach $26.9 billion in 2017.
According to a recent study, short-term and long-term use of salbutamol appeared to be associated with increased short- and long-term exacerbation of COPD.
Smoke from wildfires can contain particulate matter, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, aldehydes, carbon monoxide and other irritants and can travel hundreds of miles.
Using ndd Medical’s EasyOne spirometer, COPD patients were as adept in monitoring lung function at home as the professionals who performed their baseline measurements.