COPD

 
Asthma, COPD, & Asthma-COPD Overlap: A Quiz in Differential Diagnostics
November 16, 2020

Distinguishing asthma and COPD can at times be problematic and the asthma-COPD overlap picture is even less clear. Check your recall of GINA/GOLD guidelines on all 3.

COPD Self-management App Reduces Exacerbations, Readmissions vs Usual Care
November 06, 2020

Use of the myCOPD app after hospitalization for acute COPD exacerbation reduced subsequent exacerbations by nearly 50%, according to study authors.

COPD Diagnosis in Primary Care: 6 Essential Facts
November 03, 2020

Most diagnoses of COPD are made in the primary care setting. Try these 6 questions to see what you know about the essentials of the differential diagnosis.

CVD Mortality in COPD Related to Factors Other than Lung Function Decline
October 05, 2020

In COPD patients, a new study found no association between lung function decline and individual CVD outcomes, but disease exacerbations and dyspnea were implicated.

FDA Approves First Once-daily Single Inhaler Triple Therapy for Both Asthma, COPD Treatment
September 16, 2020

Along with COPD, fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (Trelegy Ellipta) is now approved for the treatment of asthma in patients aged ≥18 years.

FDA Approves Triple Fixed-dose Inhaled Therapy for COPD
July 24, 2020

Approval was awarded to AstraZeneca for an inhaled, fixed-dose combination of budesonide/glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate.

Inhaler Misuse in COPD Patients: An 8-question Quiz
June 08, 2020

What factors influence proper inhaler technique among persons with COPD? A recent study found out--and this quick quiz tests your assumptions.

Asthma, COPD Inhaler Adherence Up During Pandemic
May 13, 2020

Adherence to controller medication appears to have increased between early January and late March among patients with asthma and COPD, finds a new study.

Asthma-COPD Overlap: A 5-question Quiz
February 12, 2020

Take our 5-question quiz to find out what you know about the intersection of these frequently misunderstood disorders.

12 Drugs Approved for Primary Care in 2019
December 12, 2019

ICYMI: Get a quick look at 12 of the many drugs FDA-approved in 2019 for conditions commonly seen in primary care.