COPD

 
Influenza, PPSV23 Vaccines May Reduce Risk for COPD Exacerbations, Hospitalizations
July 01, 2022

In persons with COPD, seasonal influenza and PPSV23 vaccines, separately or together, reduced the risk for COPD- and pneumonia-related hospitalizations.

Glycopyrrolate/formoterol found Noninferior to Tiotropium/formoterol for Improving COPD Symptoms
June 30, 2022

Authors of this first study to compare the combinations head-to-head suggest that the glycopyrrolate combination is appropriate for long-term COPD management.

Pulmonary Rehab Improves Lung Function, QOL in Asthma-COPD Overlap Plus Obesity
April 25, 2022

Asthma-COPD overlap and obesity mutually exacerbate each other and an early program of pulmonary rehabilitation shows promise to help both.

FDA Approves First Generic of Symbicort Inhaler to Treat Asthma, COPD
March 16, 2022

The FDA has approved the first generic budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate inhalation aerosol for the treatment of asthma and COPD.

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology 2022 News Highlights
February 28, 2022

AAAAI late-breaking science and findings that could change your treatment plan for patients with severe asthma, summarized by our editors for easy access.

Severe Asthma Research Quiz: 8 Questions on Notable New Findings
February 23, 2022

New study findings on asthma exacerbation risk prediction, rapid steroid reduction, and patient perception of disease lead this quick quiz.

Severe Asthma Research Recap: 8 Updates for Primary Care
February 16, 2022

Research summaries on GINA revisions, a steroid-reduction algorithm, factors that predict asthma exacerbation risk, and more.

New Study Identifies Key Risk Factors Likely to Accelerate a COPD Diagnosis in Patients with Asthma
February 08, 2022

New research highlights several key risk factors that are likely to accelerate the progression from asthma to COPD, including older age and prior tobacco use.

Workplace Pesticide Exposure Tied to Higher Risk of COPD, Suggests New Study
February 01, 2022

Occupational exposure to pesticides was linked to an increased risk of COPD in a large UK study.

Guideline Toplines: 2021 Clinical Focus Collection
December 08, 2021

The Guideline Toplines slide-show feature offers busy primary care physicians at-a-glance summaries of new and updated clinical guidelines across therapeutic areas.