COPD phenotypes differ by sex and ICS are still overprescribed—2 findings that lead this month’s lung disease research review for primary care.
Depression & anxiety in COPD patients respond well to pulmonary rehabilitation but how to proceed safely in patients with comorbid CVD?
Test your knowledge of the latest developments in a complicated and rapidly changing area of patient care.
How much do you know about the various comorbidities COPD patients face? Test your knowledge with our quick, 5-question quiz.
Combination therapy found to reduce COPD exacerbations, no exacerbation reduction with β-blockers, plus 3 more must-read studies.
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.