COPD Management

FDA Approves Triple Combination Therapy for Maintenance Treatment of COPD

July 28, 2020

Approval was based on trials that reported significantly reduced exacerbation rates compared with dual-combination therapies.

COVID-19 Mortality Higher With COPD and Smoking, Study Finds

June 24, 2020

Results of a PLOS ONE study determined a positive relationship between COPD and smoking and mortality rates from COVID-19.

What Pharmacists Need to Know About COPD and Transitions of Care

December 19, 2019

Pharmacists can play an integral role in transitions-of-care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to prevent hospital readmissions.

How To Manage a COPD Flare-Up

November 26, 2019

Tips to help COPD patients decrease their flare-up risks.

What Patients Should Know About Inhaled Steroids

November 26, 2019

The range of inhaled therapies has expanded dramatically in recent years.

Genetic Variations Predispose COPD Susceptibility

October 29, 2019

Fewer tracheobronchial branches may be a genetically-related risk factor.

Mid-Life Cardiovascular Fitness Prevents and Moderates COPD

October 29, 2019

Regular exercise can be an effective way to delay the onset and acceleration of COPD.

Studies Examining Marijuana and COPD

October 04, 2019

Whether marijuana use increases COPD susceptibility remains uncertain.

Flu Shot May Be a COPD Lifesaver

October 04, 2019

Only 50% of COPD patients are estimated to be vaccinated.

New Developments in Treating and Diagnosing COPD

September 06, 2019

Imaging techniques, stem cell therapy, and more!

CRP Blood Test May Help Reduce Antibiotics Prescribed for COPD Flare-Ups

September 06, 2019

Prescriptions for COPD contribute to antimicrobial resistance.

Birth Weight, Due Date, and COPD

August 02, 2019

Natal conditions may influence susceptibility.

New GOLD Strategies for COPD Management

August 02, 2019

Updated guidelines shift assessment emphases.

A High-Tech Wristband Could Reduce COPD Hospitalizations

July 03, 2019

New technology is making it possible to predict and respond to COPD flare ups. 

Working in an Office Might Raise Your Risk of Developing COPD

July 03, 2019

Working in an office may be a greater COPD risk than working in a mine. 

One in Five Patients with Asthma, COPD, or Asthma and COPD, Has ACO Overlap

June 18, 2019

Twenty percent of patients with either or both asthma and COPD have an overlap of symptoms.

Will an Aspirin a Day Keep COPD from Flaring Up?

June 18, 2019

A three-year study finds that aspirin may have a role in preventing COPD flare ups.

COPD CARE Reducing Veterans Readmissions and Increasing Access to Care

March 14, 2019

National Gold Status Practice created by a pharmacist looks to expand nationwide. 

Study finds hike in pneumonia for COPD patients receiving corticosteroids

December 06, 2016

Comorbid CVD is an independent risk factor for CAP in patients with COPD. And inhaled steroids may increase CAP risk.

New COPD guidelines tout bronchodilators and antibiotics

December 06, 2016

Use inhaled corticosteroids sparingly and only in these circumstances in patients with COPD. Details here.