COPD News

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Advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) accumulate differently in various parts of the body in people with COPD, according to research.
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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.
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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.
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A physical therapy program of 7 to 10 days notably improved the quality of life in COPD patients in a recent study.
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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.
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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.
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The US FDA has approved Bevespi Aerosphere inhalation aerosol indicated for the long-term, maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD.
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New data indicates that COPD patients who also have asthma are at an increased risk for severe exacerbations.
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Yale scientists identified a common genetic network for COPD and pulmonary fibrosis that could inform both future research and drug development.
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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.
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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.
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The findings of a recent study reveal that COPD is associated with an increased risk of death among patients with chronic kidney disease.
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RT consulted with some leading device manufacturers about today’s airway clearance products and the industry and technology trends in the next few years.
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Implementation of a computerized multidisciplinary order set in the electronic health record improves the quality of pharmacologic prescribing for patients hospitalized for COPD exacerbations.
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Cigarette smoking and infection with viruses such as influenza can reduce the effectiveness of symptom-reliever drugs like salbutamol in patients with COPD.
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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.
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A review of literature revealed that osteoporosis is common in patients with COPD.
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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.
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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.
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Sichuan University researchers found that roflumilast led to improved lung function and reduction of acute exacerbations in patients with COPD.