Obesity, especially excessive belly fat, is a risk factor for COPD, according to an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Patients with COPD may need more education and better dialogue with their physicians to effectively manage the disease and potentially life-threatening exacerbations, according to the national COPE (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Experience) Survey released by the COPD Foundation.
As healthcare costs and hospital readmissions continue to rise, the field of respiratory care has begun to embrace the advantages of home care solutions for chronic lung patients.
As the number of chronic lung patients continues to grow, today’s aerosol therapy products are providing high-quality, cost-efficient medication delivery.
The COPD Foundation has launched the inaugural issue of its new open access, peer-reviewed journal: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation.
The prevalence of heart failure is significantly higher in patients with COPD, and the risk is especially high among African-American patients with COPD, according to a new study from the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.
Using e-cigarettes in order to quit smoking was associated with improved success rates, according to a study from University College London that surveyed over 5,000 UK smokers.
A new study has shown a direct link between eating fish, fruit and dairy products and improved lung function among patients with COPD, according to a team of researchers in the US and Europe.
COPD patients who were exposed to warm indoor temperatures had greater disease-related morbidity, including an increase in symptoms, a rise in the use of rescue medications and a decline in lung function, according to a Johns Hopkins study presented at ATS 2014.
On their own, COPD and obstructive sleep apnea contribute to tens of thousands of American deaths every year, but the conditions can occur together and the overlap can have increased deleterious effects on the health of patients.