Study Predicts COPD Epidemic in 20 Years, Potentially Overwhelming Healthcare Systems

Abstract COPD is currently one of the leading causes of hospitalizations in industrialized countries. The future burden of COPD is uncertain as the trends in the prevalence of the main risk factors for COPD, namely cigarette smoking and population aging, are moving in opposite directions in many jurisdictions. Here, we […]

Effectiveness of Fluticasone Furoate–Vilanterol for COPD in Clinical Practice

Guidelines on the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are based on numerous randomized, controlled trials of efficacy, which are usually generated for registration purposes. However, these trials have included patients who were selected with the use of strict criteria and were closely monitored, and therefore the results have […]

Do self-management interventions in COPD patients work and which patients benefit most? An individual patient data meta-analysis

Self-management interventions exert positive effects in patients with COPD on respiratory-related and all-cause hospitalizations and modest effects on 12-month health-related quality of life, supporting the implementation of self-management strategies in clinical practice. Benefits seem similar across the subgroups studied and limiting self-management interventions to specific patient subgroups cannot be recommended. Authors […]

Incident opioid drug use and adverse respiratory outcomes among older adults with COPD

Nicholas T. Vozoris, Xuesong Wang, Hadas D. Fischer, Chaim M. Bell, Denis E. O’Donnell, Peter C. Austin, Anne L. Stephenson, Sudeep S. Gill, Paula A. Rochon European Respiratory Journal 2016; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01967-2015 Abstract We evaluated risk of adverse respiratory outcomes associated with incident opioid use among older adults with chronic […]

COPD Respiratory / Asthma Pulmonary System Depression Depression decreases adherence to COPD maintenance medications

Article: Adherence to Maintenance Medications among Older Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: The Role of Depression, ennifer S. Albrecht, Yujin Park, Peter Hur, Ting-Ying Huang, Ilene Harris, Giora Netzer, Susan W Lehmann, Patricia Langenberg, Bilal Khokhar, Yu-Jung Wei, Patience Moyo, and Linda Simoni-Wastila, Annals of the American Thoracic Society, […]

Increased Risk of Death at and During Hospitalization for an Acute Exacerbation of COPD

Clinical Factors Associated with an Increased Risk of Death at and During Hospitalization for an Acute Exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) and for a Short Period after Discharge Ernesto Crisafulli, Veronica Alfieri, Antoni Torres, Alfredo Chetta ABSTRACT Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. […]

Response to pulmonary rehabilitation: toward personalised programmes? | European Respiratory Society –

Abstract Personalised pulmonary rehabilitation with multidimensional response profiling could aid efficiency and effectiveness Clinical practice should be based on the best scientific evidence, which does not always correspond to evidence-based medicine, involving guidelines, meta-analyses and protocols as a basis for clinical approach [1, 2]. There is no need of […]

InMed Launches Study on Cannabis-Based COPD Therapy

InMed Pharmaceuticals is expanding its product line by initiating studies on a potential treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The clinical stage company specializes in the development of therapeutic options based on cannabis, and will launch a new program designed to discover and assess cannabinoid compounds able to treat COPD. InMed announced that […]