Explore the latest in COPD, including recent guidelines and advances in prevention, diagnosis, and medical and procedural treatments.
This Medical News article is an interview with Debra Boyer, MD, MHPE, chair of the 2023 American Thoracic Society Conference.
This observational retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data examines whether airway mucus plugs identified on chest computed tomography were associated with increased all-cause mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This cohort study uses commercial insurance claims to compare the incidence of first moderate or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation and first pneumonia hospitalization among patients with COPD who started using inhalers with long-acting muscarinic antagonists and long-acting β-agonists (LABAs) vs inhalers containing inhaled corticosteroids and LABAs.
This case series study examines significant incidental findings reported in the low-dose computed tomography arm of the National Lung Screening Trial.
This cohort study evaluates the association between electronic nicotine delivery systems, cigarette use, and self-reported wheezing in a population of US adults.
This cross-sectional study evaluates the operating characteristics of the CAPTURE screening tool by identifying US primary care patients with undiagnosed, clinically significant COPD.
This cross-sectional study examines the agreement between the Hospital Frailty Risk Score and the Clinical Frailty Scale among hospitalized individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and examines the sensitivity and specificity of the scales to detect frailty.
This cohort study examines the association of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 vs dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor use with the incidence of obstructive airway disease and exacerbation events in patients with type 2 diabetes.
This study quantifies the revenue earned on all brand-name inhalers approved by the US Food and Drug Administration from 2000 to 2021 and compared earnings before and after expiration of primary patents on these products.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effect of different doses (8 mg/d or 16 mg/d) of extended-release morphine vs placebo on chronic breathlessness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
This cohort study of US adults receiving care with Veterans Administration services compares the association of drive time with receiving recommended services.
This cohort study assesses the health outcomes among hospitalized COVID-19 survivors over 2 years to identify factors associated with increased risk of persistent symptoms.
This randomized clinical trial of adult patients who required hospital-level home care for select acute conditions assesses whether remote physician visits were noninferior to in-home physician visits.
This cohort study investigates access to and frequency of visits to primary care physicians among physicians compared with the general population in Ontario, Canada.
This cohort study investigates the association of early physician follow-up with readmission among patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This JAMA Insights Clinical Update discusses the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema, which is likely underestimated and underreported.
The systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates randomized clinical trials on the use of virtual ward intervention compared with usual postdischarge care for patients following hospitalization.
This economic evaluation compares the estimated effects of posthospitalization pulmonary rehabilitation on cost and quality-adjusted life expectancy in US adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
This cohort study uses a longitudinal access and adjudication data set to evaluate prescription out-of-pocket costs and filling behaviors of commercially insured individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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