Findings: Don’t blame patients for all inhaler-use errors; singing may help improve breathing, QOL; Rx adherence does improve over time; plus 3 more outcomes of interest.
Findings: COPD patients who are lonely and depressed are at increased risk for ED use and hospital admission. Even mild depression is a risk factor.
Can air pollution cause emphysema? Can yoga positively impact lung function? New research has answers to these questions plus 5 more.
E-cigarette vapor may worsen COPD. A new study demonstrates exposure-related death of human airway smooth muscle cells and other toxic effects.
Primary care patients with COPD may be at increased risk for T2DM, according to new research. Screening could increase early diagnosis.
Not all that glitters is GOLD, prevalence of asthma-COPD overlap in primary care, and 4 more new studies in COPD, asthma, and overlap highlighted.
Are you up-to-date on the latest COPD research? Brush-up with this quick, 5-question quiz.
Confirmed: FEV1:FVC <0.70 proves to be the optimal threshold to identify risk of COPD vs less than LLN and other fixed values.
Second-hand smoke and COPD, optimal cutoff for COPD diagnosis, impact of exercise on COPD risk, and 3 more new findings, at-a-glance.
Authors of a recent study sought to examine which factors impact a COPD patient's ability to properly use an inhaler. Find out the results with this quick quiz.