Advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) accumulate differently in various parts of the body in people with COPD, according to research.
Patients with acute exacerbations of COPD had elevated YKL-40 levels, which suggests glycoprotein may have a pathogenic role in the disease, according to a study.
University of Toronto researchers show that levels of anxiety are up to three times higher in older adults with COPD than in patients without the condition.
A physical therapy program of 7 to 10 days notably improved the quality of life in COPD patients in a recent study.
Increased susceptibility to airway bacteria caused by an immune system defect may explain why patients with COPD experience persistent lung inflammation and disease progression even after they stop smoking.
Research has not shown a strong case for telemedicine as a means to improve quality of life for patients with COPD, says a new article in the International Journal of COPD.
The US FDA has approved Bevespi Aerosphere inhalation aerosol indicated for the long-term, maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD.
New data indicates that COPD patients who also have asthma are at an increased risk for severe exacerbations.
Yale scientists identified a common genetic network for COPD and pulmonary fibrosis that could inform both future research and drug development.
Patients with COPD and late-onset asthma have a greater risk of death and hospitalization than early-onset asthma patients with COPD, according to new research.
A research team discovered that innate lymphoid cells need certain nutrients to function, which is a result that may lead to new treatments for patients with COPD and other inflammatory lung disorders.
The findings of a recent study reveal that COPD is associated with an increased risk of death among patients with chronic kidney disease.
RT consulted with some leading device manufacturers about today’s airway clearance products and the industry and technology trends in the next few years.
Implementation of a computerized multidisciplinary order set in the electronic health record improves the quality of pharmacologic prescribing for patients hospitalized for COPD exacerbations.
Cigarette smoking and infection with viruses such as influenza can reduce the effectiveness of symptom-reliever drugs like salbutamol in patients with COPD.
The use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) combined with pulmonary rehabilitation was associated with improved measures in breath and exercise tolerance in COPD patients.
A review of literature revealed that osteoporosis is common in patients with COPD.
The measurement of specific white blood cells known as eosinophils is predictive of the response to ICS in patients with COPD and a history of exacerbations.
CSA Medical Inc has initiated treatments in a clinical study to evaluate the safety and feasibility of treating chronic bronchitis patients with the RejuvenAir System, a "cryotherapy" spray that freezes and ablates unwanted tissue inside the lungs.
Sichuan University researchers found that roflumilast led to improved lung function and reduction of acute exacerbations in patients with COPD.