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⭐ COPD Exacerbations: A Patient and Physician’s Perspective John Linnell, John R Hurst November 8, 2019

Suggested Inhaler Sequence — Previous
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Oxygen Manifesto, Oxygen Manifesto, Part 1: Advice from 3 Respiratory Specialists Noah Greenspan, Mark W Mangus Sr, RRT, RPFT, FAARC, & Oxygen Expert Ryan Diesem

Oxygen Manifesto, Oxygen Manifesto, Part 2: the Devices (Advice from 3 Respiratory Specialists) Noah Greenspan, Mark W Mangus Sr, RRT, RPFT, FAARC, & Oxygen Expert Ryan Diesem

Oxygen Manifesto, Oxygen Manifesto, Part 3: Tips and Tricks from 3 Respiratory Specialists) Noah Greenspan, Mark W Mangus Sr, RRT, RPFT, FAARC, & Oxygen Expert Ryan Diesem

Local Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs - EFFORTS List
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American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation — AACVPR Resources

10 Exercise Myths and Truths: Advice from a Respiratory Specialist Noah Greenspan

Pulmonary Rehab Alternatives

Depression and COPD Q & A

American Lung Assn Online Support Communities

Find a Local Support Group
Find a Physician — AMA



COPD Medicare Home Oxygen Reimbursement

2020 Medicare by State
Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security
Medicare.gov: Find and Compare Information about Hospitals

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Must Read Publications

COPD Foundation’s Slim Skinny Reference Guide®
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Stigma and Stereotypes
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Smoking and Tobacco

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Cigarette Anyone?
Patient Stories
Quitsters–Stop Smoking Group

· Tobacco Smoke Exposure Limits Benefits of CFTR Modulators in Cystic Fibrosis
· Current and Former Smokers With COPD Have Risk for Cognitive Impairment
· Differences in Anxiety, Depression According to Current and Former Smoking Status
· Gut Microbiome: Link Between Smoking and Cancer?
· High E–Cig Use by US Adults Who Just Quit Regular Cigarettes
· NIH COVID–19 Guidelines; Vaping–Related Deaths: It’s TTHealthWatch!
· Removal of Juul Flavored E–Cigarette Products Likely Ineffective
· Regional Differences in Scale of Harm Caused by Secondhand Smoke
· Legal Marijuana Tied to Lower Rates of Vaping Illness
· NIDA Director Outlines Potential Risks to People Who Smoke and Use Drugs During COVID–19 Pandemic
· Nonsmoker Mortality Demonstrates Harm of Secondhand Smoke
· US Cigarette Packs Will Have Graphic Health Warnings Starting Next Year
· DNA Methylated CpG Sites Associated With Mortality in Current, Former Smokers
· Lung Cancer Mortality in Former Smokers Reduced With Low–Dose CT Screening
· Smoking Rates at All–Time Low, Surgeon General Reports
· Varenicline Initially Improves Continuous Abstention in Smokers With COPD
· Dual Use of E–Cigarettes and Combustible Cigarettes Increases Stroke Odds
· Congress May Raise Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21
· Secondhand Smoke May Increase Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children
· E–Cigs Raise Risk of Chronic Lung Disease, Especially in Those Who Also Smoke, Study Finds
· E–Cigarette Use Is Independent Risk Factor for Chronic Lung Disease
· Evidence Supports Perioperative Nicotine Replacement Therapy
· FDA Approves Sale of Reduced–Nicotine Cigarettes
· History of Smoking Linked to Accelerated Decline in Lung Function
· CDC Updates Interim Guidance on Vaping–Related Lung Illness
· CDC: 20% of US Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products
· Ferret Model Demonstrates Role of Cigarette Smoke in Airway Clearance
· Vaping Injuries Raise New Concerns About Medical Marijuana
· Regardless of Cigarette Type, Smoking Associated With Increased Lung Cancer Risk, Mortality
· Double Lung Transplant Performed for Vaping–Related Illness
· Does Cardiorespiratory Fitness Affect Lung Cancer Risk Among Male Smokers?
· Accelerated Lung Function Decline Even in Low–Intensity Smokers
· Pulmonary Embolism With Tobacco Dependence Linked to 30–Day Readmission
· CDC Releases Clinical Guidance on E–Cigarette Lung Injury
· Any Level of Smoking Can Lead to Long–Term Lung Damage, Study Says
· Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Suspected E–cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use Associated Lung Injury CDC Update
· FDA: Stop Using Vaping Products Containing THC
· Smoking Cessation Program in Cancer Setting Associated With High Abstinence Rates
· Survey: More Than 1 in 5 Millennials Use E–Cigarettes
· FDA Panel Votes on OTC Nicotine Mouth Spray for Smoking Cessation
· Vaping: The Threat to Public Health and the ATS Response
· Vaping Triggers Cellular Responses Similar to Cigarette Smoking, Potentially Increasing Risk of Emphysema
· Genetics Plus CT Highly Prognostic for Smokers’ Lung Cancer Risk
· Lung Cancer CT Scan Can Identify Smoking–Related Diseases
· Advisory from CDC re: Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E–Cigarette Products
· Glycopyrrolate Improves Lung Function in COPD, Regardless of Smoking Status
· Increasing USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility in African American Smokers
· Can Vaping Cause Lung Problems?
· E-–Cigarette Use, Flavorings May Increase Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds
· COPD Exacerbation from Biomass Smoke Likened to Risk Posed By Tobacco Smoke, Study Cautions
· Smoking Cessation Key Component of Cancer Moonshot Program

Questions and Answers by Professionals

Q & A Oxygen Equipment: (Pete’s Posts)
Q & A Medical: Drs Karpick, Yeager and Petty
Q & A Respiratory Therapy/Specialists
Q & A Transtracheal Oxygen (TTO)

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Please contact Maggie with LaGrippe Research. Tell them that the EFFORTS group sent you.

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ADVOCACY/AWARENESS

Advocacy

- Talking Points for Presentations
- COPD Foundation — The COPD Action Center

- Tell Congress: Support the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act

- Managed Health Care Associates Works to Add Patient Voices to Advocacy
- 2014–2015 National & State Estimates of COPD Morbidity & Mortality
- 2011 COPD Statistics — CDC By State
- 2002 Statistics — National Lung, Heart, and Blood Institute

COPD Awareness Month

· Healthy Lung Month — October 2020

· November is National COPD Awareness Month
· November is Alpha-1 Awareness Month
· October Is Healthy Lung Month
· World Lung Day 2019: Healthy Lungs For All
· NIH statement on World COPD Day 2018
· State COPD Legislation Passed in 2012
· 2012 COPD Proclamations Page
· 2011 COPD Proclamations Page
· Letters to Editor

COPD in the News & Current Projects

State by State Guide to COVID–19

2020 US Health Depts by State for COVID–19 On one webpage is a current listing of all US States, territories, etc. It has links to their main pages, and wherever possible, their COVID—19 pages, languages available, phone numbers, and email addresses.

🌍 Links to Worldwide Coronavirus Disease (COVID—19) Coverage 🌏

❌Coronavirus disease (COVID–19) Advice for the Public: Myth Busters❌

🎬COPD Foundation: Coronavirus Information for the COPD Community🎬

· Overweight COPD Patients at Greater Risk of Contracting COVID–19, Study Suggests
· COPD Seen to Raise Risk of Lung Cancer in Non–Smokers
· Lower Calculated Lung Cancer Risk in Black Patients Eligible for Screening
· PAH With Below Threshold Pulmonary Vascular Resistance May Benefit From Therapy
· Single–Inhaler Therapy vs Multiple–Inhaler Triple Therapy Outcomes in COPD
· Electronic Communication From Pulmonologist to PCP Beneficial in COPD Care
· Zephyr Valve Eases Breathlessness in Severe Emphysema, Trial Analysis Shows
· Julia Ford, MD, on the Effects of Asthma or COPD on Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
· Keep in Mind Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women With Asthma, COPD, New Study Suggests
· COPD Maintenance Therapy: Adverse Outcomes With Tiotropium/Olodaterol vs LABA/ICS
· High PUFAs May Slow Emphysema Progression, Lower Pulmonary Disease Risk
· Asthma–COPD Overlap May Be Independent Risk Factor for Lung Cancer
· Long–Term Use of Asthma Control Medications May Be Associated With Tooth Wear
· Expansion of Unusual Stem Cell Subsets May Drive COPD Progression, Study Suggests
· Reduced Power Plant Emissions Linked to Better Asthma Outcomes
· Triple Combo Therapy Reduces All–Cause Mortality in COPD, Analysis Suggests
· Obesity Found to Increase the Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension
· American Thoracic Society Issues New Guidelines for COPD Treatments
· Amid Pandemic, FDA Seizes Cheaper Drugs From Canada
· MP1032 May Protect Lungs From Oxidative Stress, COPD Model Suggests
· Safety First. Preventing Accidents and Safety Advice for People with Lung Conditions
· Websites Paint Rosy Picture of Lung Cancer Screening
· Lung Association Advises COPD Patients to Keep with Treatments in Pandemic
· Vitamin D Metabolism May Be Dysregulated in Asthma and COPD
· Generic Albuterol Inhaler OK’d
· FDA Approves First Generic Version of Proventil HFA
· FDA Approves First Generic of a Commonly Used Albuterol Inhaler to Treat and Prevent Bronchospasm
· CHEST Expert Panel Recommendations: Managing Bronchitis–Related Chronic Cough
· Lifestyle Program Pilot Tested for Obese Individuals With COPD–Linked Dyspnea
· High–Flow Nasal Therapy Improves Dyspnea in Acute COPD Exacerbations
· β2–Adrenoreceptor Agonist Treatment Does Not Affect Parkinson Diagnosis in COPD
· Asthma, COPD Associated With Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis
· Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring. 10 Spring Tips for People with Lung Conditions
· Ensifentrine, in Pressurized Dose Inhaler, Showing Efficacy in COPD Trial
· Lung Recruitability Can Be Assessed at Bedside in COVID–19
· ACAAI: Statement on Corticosteroid Use for Allergies, Asthma During COVID–19 Pandemic
· Pulmonary Fibrosis Patient Spearheads Lung Transplant Foundation to Help Others
· ACAAI: Albuterol Inhalers May Be in Short Supply Because of COVID–19
· Individualized Lung Function Predictions, COPD Risk in General Population
· COPD Patients Vulnerable to Severe COVID–19 Infections, Study Finds
· Assessing Exercise Techniques in Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD
· Diagnostic Device Detects Comorbid Obstructive Sleep Apnea in COPD
· Gefapixant Looks Promising for Refractory, Unexplained Chronic Cough
· A Message to Asthma Sufferers About a Shortage of Albuterol Metered Dose Inhalers
· GATA3 Innate Lymphoid Cells Associated With Sputum Eosinophilia in COPD
· Low CC16 Protein Levels Linked to COPD Progression, Worse Lung Function in Study
· Immune System Boosting Foods for People with Lung Conditions
· Acid Reflux Linked to Higher Risk of COPD Exacerbations, Review Suggests
· COVID–19 in Chronic Lung Disease: What You Need to Know
· Sleep Apnea Classification: Multi–Night Portable Monitoring vs Single–Night Assessment
· COVID–19 Preparation Recommendations From the COPD Foundation
· Inhaled Messenger RNA Treatment Fast–Tracked for Cystic Fibrosis
· Immunoglobulin E May Distinguish Atopic From Nonatopic Asthma–COPD Overlap
· Disinfectant Use May Increase Nurses’ Risk of COPD, Study Finds
· What Your Breathing Medications Do For You
· FDA Slaps Black Box Warning on Singulair over Serious Mental Health Side Effects
· Lung Diseases Raise RA Risk
· Atopy and Physician–Diagnosed Asthma May Help Identify Asthma–COPD Overlap
· First Generic Version of Albuterol Sulfate Approved
· Azithromycin May Attenuate Allergic Airway Inflammation in Asthma via Gut Microbiota
· Arterial Pulse Wave Velocity May Predict Mortality in COPD at Risk for CVD
· Risk of COPD In–Hospital Mortality Linked to Atrial Fibrillation
· Antibiotics Cut COPD Exacerbation Tx Failures
· Home Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation May Improve Certain Outcomes in COPD
· COPD Incidence Higher in People With HIV
· Signant, Propeller Health to Connect Systems on Inhaler Use Data
· INOpulse Promising for Pulmonary Hypertension With Pulmonary Fibrosis
· COPD With Chronic Cough Linked to Increased Healthcare Utilization
· Lung Microbiota May Predict Clinical Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients
· FDA Medical Device Recall: Comfort Flo Humidification Systems by Teleflex Medical
· FDA Medical Device Recall: Stellar 100 and 150 Non–invasive and Invasive Ventilators by ResMed
· Point–of–Care MRI System Granted FDA Clearance
· Tracheobronchomalacia May Be Associated With Inhaled Corticosteroid Use
· Bronchiectasis Progression in COPD Associated With Preventable Risk Factors
· Nebulized Normal Saline Evaluated for Acute Viral Bronchiolitis
· Pulmonary Rehab for COPD: Closing the Geographic and Racial Gaps
· 10 Mistakes that People Who Wear Oxygen Often Make
· Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Worsening Lung Function in COPD
· Prevalence and Experience With Cough in Patients With Lung Cancer
· FDA: Bacitracin for Injection to Be Withdrawn From Market
· Many US Adults Have Misconceptions About Influenza Virus and Vaccination
· Risk of COPD Worsening Reduced With ICS/LABA Combination
· Healthcare–Associated Pneumonia: What’s in a Name?
· Improvements Proposed for the Updated GOLD Recommendations on COPD
· Real–Time Flu Surveillance Could Be Improved by Wearable Device Data
· Working to Improve Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer
· Pneumonia Risk in COPD Increases With Lower Eosinophils and Bacterial Infection
· Oral Influenza Vaccine Promising Based on Challenge Study Results
· Individualized COPD Therapy May Reduce Exacerbations, Costs
· California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines
· Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Still Benefit From Suboptimal CPAP Adherence
· Pulmonary Function Impairments May Increase Lung Cancer Susceptibility
· Shared Decision–Making and Patient Engagement Significantly Improve Long–Term COPD Outcomes
· The Utility of House Calls in Pulmonary Disease
· Asthma Severity May Be Identified Via Total Airway Count on Computed Tomography
· Robotic Bronchoscopy Safe, Effective in Post–Marketing Study
· COPD Subtype Classification: Analysis of the COPDGene Study
· Adding Ensifentrine to Tiotropium Therapy Improves Lung Function in COPD, Top–line Results Show
· Oseltamivir Reduces Recovery Time for Influenza–Like Illness in European Study
· New Pulmonary Wellness Foundation Offers Free Online Rehab Programs
· Increased Nutrient Intake Linked With Decreased COPD Severity in Elderly Men
· Virtual vs In–Person Education for Inhaler Use in Asthma, COPD
· New Combination Respiratory Therapy for COPD Approved by FDA
· Getting the Most from Your Inhaled Medications
· A Novel Surveillance Tool for Flu: Fitbit
· High Patient Complexity in COPD Associated With Low–Value ICS Prescription
· Certain Cancer Therapies May Hold Promise in Treating COPD, Preclinical Study Suggests
· What Does an Influenza B Dominant Flu Season Mean?
· CDC: Influenza Season on Similar Trajectory as Worst Recent Years
· Study: Could Cancer Drugs Treat COPD?
· Biomarker–Guided Exclusion of VAP Does Not Reduce Antibiotic Use
· Could COPD Serve as a Marker of Cardiovascular Morbidity, Mortality?
· 8 Winter Breathing Tips for People with Lung Conditions
· Download the 2020 GOLD Reports for Personal Use
· COPD Prevalence, Diagnosis, and Mortality: Differences Between Women and Men
· Culprit in Mystery Pneumonia in China Found?
· Device Accelerator: How a Vest for COPD Evolved
· New Assisted Breathing Device May Soon Be Available for Patients with Trouble Breathing
· Risk Factors Associated With Accelerated Lung Function Decline in Adults
· CDC: Influenza Cases Continue to Elevate Across the United States
· Cancer Drugs Could Potentially Treat COPD
· More Than Just a Cough: NTM Lung Disease Increasing Across US
· COPD Triple–Combination Therapy Approved in China, AstraZeneca Announces
· Lung Transplant Outcomes Similar for Recipients of High, Standard Risk Donors
· COPD Severity Affected by Traffic–Related Air Pollution
· Ventilation Abnormalities Are Unlikely Random Among Patients With Asthma
· COPD Assessment Test Submitted to FDA for Drug Development Tool Approval
· LABA Therapy in Asthma–COPD Overlap May Decrease Risk for MI
· Drug Device Promising for Pulmonary Hypertension Associated With ILD
· E–cigs Raise Risk of Chronic Lung Disease, Especially in Those Who Also Smoke, Study Finds
· FDA Warns of Breathing Problems With Gabapentinoids
· Holiday Tips for the LOVED ONES of People with Lung Conditions
· Trump Administration Announces Proposal to Allow Drug Importation
· US Government Proposes New Rules to Increase Organ Transplants
· Palliative Care Teams Reaching Broader Mix of Patients
· Updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Managing Community–Acquired Pneumonia
· Propeller’s Digital Health Tool Eases Provider Burden, Boosts COPD Patient Use, Study Finds
· Diagnosing OSA With Airway, Nonairway Parameters Identified With Ultrasound
· COPD Triple Combination Therapy as Effective as LAMA/LABA Therapy
· Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease on the Rise
· Inhaled Steroids May Not Work for Half of Asthma Patients
· House Dems Pass Bill to Lower Drug Prices
· RejuvenAir System Granted CE Mark Approval in Europe to Treat COPD With Chronic Bronchitis
· Zephyr Valve Favored as Standard of Care for Eligible COPD Patients in 2020 GOLD Report
· Year in Review: Respiratory Infection
· Navigational Bronchoscopy Real–World Diagnostic Yields Reported
· COPD Morbidity Linked to Omega Fatty Acid Intake
· Intubating Robots are Coming for Your Job (Someday)
· CPAP Therapy Can Be Indicated in Likely Obstructive Sleep Apnea Without a Sleep Study
· FDA Expands Tecentriq Approval in Non–Squamous NSCLC
· For COPD Awareness Month, Be Alert to Dangers of Indoor Air Pollutants, Company Advises
· Longer PAP Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Reduces Medical Visits, Costs
· COPD Diagnostic Criteria Expansion Proposed
· Lung Cancer Treatment Beneficial for Nonagenarians
· COPD Mortality Rates Are Decreasing in Many Countries
· Europe Clears RejuvenAir, a New Therapy for COPD with Chronic Bronchitis
· Clinical Challenge: Lung Cancer Screening Utilization
· Tweaking Pulmonary Embolism Assessment Reduces CT Imaging
· Breathing Techniques. Rebooted.
· Pulmonary Disease Can Predict All–Cause Hospitalization in HFpEF
· Using Telemedicine to Optimize Long–Term CPAP Management in OSA
· The Relationship Between OSA and Mood Disorders, Cognitive Impairment
· Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Diagnostic Differences Between the Sexes
· CPAP Compliance in OSA and Type 2 Diabetes Lowers Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy
· ACIP: Pneumococcal Vaccine Recs Updated in Patients 65 Years and Older
· Patient Simulation Project in Lung Cancer Points to Improvements in Quality of Care
· M72/AS01 Tuberculosis Vaccine Remains Efficacious After 3 years
· Novel Robotic Bronchoscopy Approach in Peripheral Pulmonary Nodule Diagnosis
· Expanded Diagnostic Criteria Needed for COPD, Study Suggests
· COPD May Follow 2 Distinct Patterns, According to Machine Learning
· Two PTAC Members Quit in Frustration
· Investigational Respiratory Illness Prevention Therapy Did Not Meet Trial End Point
· Oral Steroids Don’t Improve Cough Due to Colds (But Are Prescribed Anyway)
· Patient–Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Healthcare’s Savior?
· Beta–Blockers Doubled Risk of Hospitalization from COPD Exacerbations (BLOCK–COPD)
· Higher Short–Acting Beta–Agonist Use Linked to Increased COPD Burden
· Pulmonary Hypertension After Bone Marrow Transplant in Children Is Underestimated
· Overall Survival Benefit With Durvalumab Continues at 3–Year Follow–Up
· Characteristics Identified for Checkpoint Inhibitor–Resistant Patients
· Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Plus Screening Algorithm Useful in SSc–Related PAH
· Non–Invasive Test to Diagnose Genetic Form of COPD Now Available in US
· New Cheek Swab Helps Rule Out Genetic Form of COPD
· FeNO May Assist in Diagnosing Cough Variant Asthma in Chronic Cough
· Lung Cancer Incidence Rates Generally Declined From 2007 to 2016
· European 3TR Project Unites Experts in Effort to Make Treatment More Personal and Effective
· Can C–Reactive Protein Improve Treatment for COPD Exacerbations?
· High–Dose Influenza Quadrivalent Approved for Patients 65 Years and Older
· Stem Cell Transplants Used to Grow Fully Functional Lungs in Mice
· New Canadian National Report Highlights Gaps in COPD Diagnoses, Care
· Should You Work Out When You Are Sick?
· COPD: A Major Predictor of Early Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis
· Year in Review: Pulmonary Medicine
· Many Patients Do Not Receive Guideline–Concordant Lung Cancer Treatment
· Certain Inhaled Corticosteroids Linked to Increased Pneumonia Risk in COPD
· Cardiovascular Diseases Undiagnosed and Untreated in Large COPD Cohort
· No Difference Between Placebo and Metoprolol in Preventing COPD Exacerbations
· Seasonal Variations of COPD Exacerbations Call for Timely Preventive Measures, Study Suggests
· Long–Term Air Pollution and Risk for COPD and Asthma in Women
· Aclidinium Bromide Safe, Reduces Exacerbations in COPD With CV Risk
· How Do Seasonal Variants Affect Outcomes, Costs in COPD?
· Rates and Predictors of Hospital Readmission for COPD Exacerbation
· Safety Profile of Revefenacin Administered With Formoterol in COPD
· Depression Linked to Increased Clinical Burden, Hospitalization Risk in COPD
· Predictors of Suboptimal Peak Inspiratory Flow Rate in COPD
· Duaklir Now Available to COPD Patients in US, Circassia Announces
· COPD Risk May Increase From Occupational Disinfectant Use
· Thinking Outside the Lungs: Extrapulmonary Manifestations in PAH
· COPD Therapy Aclidinium/Formoterol Now Available
· Exhaled Breath Profiles: Biomarker for Diagnosing COPD Exacerbations
· Managing Influenza in Patients With Preexisting Respiratory Conditions
· High–Flow Nasal Oxygen With Noninvasive Ventilation May Lower Reintubation Risk
· Tudorza Reduces COPD Flare–ups Without Increasing Risk of Cardiovascular Complications or Death, Phase 4 Trial Shows
· Study: Choose Right Inhaler in COPD Patients
· Researchers Identify Genetic Variations Linked to Oxygen Drops During Sleep
· Home Oxygen Use Associated With Worsened Physical Function in COPD and IPF
· Oscillating Vest Keeps COPD Patients Out of Hospital
· Home Oxygen Use Associated With Worsened Physical Function in COPD and IPF
· LAMA Appears Safe for COPD Patients With Recent Exacerbations
· Spirometry After Bronchodilator Treatment Improves Diagnosis Accuracy, Study Shows
· High–Concentration Oxygen Therapy Beneficial for AECOPD With Acute MI
· Beta–Blockers Best Avoided in COPD Patients Without CVD
· Twice–Daily Ensifentrine Improves COPD Symptoms at Up to 4 Weeks
· Higher Frequency of Typical Usual Interstitial Pneumonia Radiologic Pattern in COPD
· Factors Identified as High Risk for VTE in Acute COPD Exacerbation
· Asthma, COPD, and Asthma–COPD Overlap Differentiated Using Sputum Cell Count
· Retracted and Republished COPD Study Shows Harm From Intensive Hospital–to–Home Intervention
· CDC: Seasonal Influenza Viruses Circulating Widely in Southern Hemisphere
· Variables in Bronchiolitis Hospitalization Not Linked to Higher Asthma Diagnoses
· Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptom Subtypes Identified Using Novel Algorithm
· Bayer Will Invest $30M in Joint Research Lab for Chronic Lung Diseases
· DRIP Scoring System Improves Antibiotic Prescription Patterns for Pneumonia
· Lung Screening Saves Lives, but Who Should Be Screened?
· Influenza Vaccine Modestly Effective in Preventing Hospitalizations in COPD
· “Smart Shirts” Measuring Daily Lung Function May Help Monitor COPD, Other Respiratory Conditions
· Major Asthma Guideline Update: ICS–LABA as–needed Replaces Albuterol
· Single Inhaler Triple Therapy Can Improve Lung Function in Uncontrolled Asthma
· Researcher Awarded Nearly $7.5M to Find Treatments for COPD, Other Disorders
· Tiotropium/Olodaterol Associated With Significant Lung Deflation in COPD
· FDA Rejects NDA for Triple Combination COPD Therapy
· Dorney–Koppel Foundation Spotlights COPD at Stanford Medicine X | CHANGE Conference
· Nintedanib Associated With Lower Rate of FVC Decline in Interstitial Lung Disease
· EAACI and ERS Release Statement on Severe Asthma Exacerbations
· Individualized COPD Prediction Model Validated for General Populations
· Chronic Rhinosinusitis Associated With Multiple Comorbid Conditions
· Three–Drug Combo Promising in Hospital–Acquired, Ventilator–Associated Bacterial Pneumonia Study
· Real–World Study Shows Mepolizumab Reduces Exacerbations in Severe Eosinophilic Asthma
· Gala’s RheOx System to Treat Chronic Bronchitis Receives CE Mark for Health and Safety in EU
· Sarcoidosis on Associated With Higher Mortality vs COPD, IPF on Transplant List
· Early Palliative Care May Improve Survival in Advanced Lung Cancer
· Inhaler Misuse in Asthma and COPD: Undoing 40 Years of Incorrect Technique
· Wrist–Worn Step Trackers Accurate in Predicting Patient Health Outcomes
· Study Examines Cardiovascular Disease Impact in Patients With COPD
· Growth Differentiation Factor–15 Linked to Transplant–Free Survival in PH
· Priority Health Joins Insurers That Will Cover the Zephyr Valve for Emphysema
· Budesonide–Formoterol Reliever vs Maintenance Therapy for Severe Asthma Exacerbations
· Smaller Ventricular Size May Be Associated With More Severe Asthma
· Plasma Biomarkers of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis May Predict Survival
· Speaker of the House Unveils Plan to Lower Drug Costs
· Treatment to Prevent Active Tuberculosis Could Be Beneficial to Millions
· COPD: the World’s Biggest Neglected Disease?
· World Trade Center Lung Injury May Be Predicted by Metabolic Syndrome
· Comparing Efficacy of Once vs Thrice Daily Aminoglycosides in Cystic Fibrosis
· Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty Effective for Chronic Thromboembolic PH
· Statement on FDA Efforts to Encourage Patient Engagement in Medical Device Clinical Investigations
· Regular Exercise Improves Asthma Control but not Peak Expiratory Flow
· Performing Accurate Body Plethysmography Important for Emphysema in BLVR Referral
· Pulmonary Hypertension Linked to Mortality After Atrial Septal Defect Repair
· Blood Eosinophil Levels in COPD: Too Variable for Biomarker Use?
· FDA Warns of Possible Interstitial Lung Disease, Pneumonitis With Certain Breast Cancer Drugs
· Home–Based Pulmonary Rehab Improves Exercise Tolerance, QoL in Severe Asthma
· FDA to Review Drug–Device Combo for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Treatment
· COPD Assessment Test Valid Method to Measure QoL in Bronchiectasis
· Probiotics May Reduce Costs for Flu–Like Respiratory Tract Infections
· Sotatercept Receives Orphan Drug Status for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
· Diagnostic Yield of Thin vs Ultrathin Bronchoscope for Peripheral Pulmonary Lesions
· ATS: Military Deployment to Southwest Asia May Lead to Respiratory AEs
· Expansion of the Learn More Breathe Better Program and Breathe Better Network
· FDA Approves Treatment for Systemic Sclerosis–Associated Interstitial Lung Disease
· Nuvaira Hopes to Go with the Flow in COPD See Clinical Trials
· Expanding the Potential of Spirometry to Identify Early Impairment in COPD
· Underused Drug Combination May Increase Survival in Lung Transplant
· Addition of Surgical Resection in Stage IV NSCLC May Improve Survival
· Air Pollution Associated with Worsening Emphysema
· Orvepitant: A Novel Antitussive Therapy for Chronic Refractory Cough?
· Nearly Half of Patients With COPD Made Errors in Inhaler Use, Study Finds
· Prostaglandin D2 Distinguishes Asthma and COPD from Asthma–COPD Overlap Syndrome
· Fixed–Dose, Triple–Combination Therapy Effective in COPD Trial
· Kali–Extracts Launches Website for Cannabis–based COPD Treatment Candidate RespRX
· Statins Reduce C–Reactive Protein and IL–6 in COPD But Not Mortality
· Breztri Aerosphere Reduced COPD Exacerbations Better Than Approved Therapies, Phase 3 Trial Shows
· New Definition for Pulmonary Hypertension in Left Heart Disease: Haunted by How We Measure the Wedge?
· COPD Outcomes Using Single Inhaler Triple Therapy vs Dual Therapy
· Comparing Open Lung Ventilation With Conventional Ventilation in ARDS
· Effectiveness of a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in Severe Asthma
· COPD Patients With Acute Exacerbations Should Receive Noninvasive Ventilation Regardless of Certain Characteristics, Study Suggests
· Adherium and Summatix Join Forces to Improve Hailie Sensor Digital Platform
· All of Us Research Program to Expand Public Engagement Efforts with New Partner Awards
· Physiologic Insights from the COPD Genetic Epidemiology Study
· Inhalation Technique Errors with Metered–Dose Inhalers Among Patients with Obstructive Lung Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta–Analysis of US Studies
· Ambient Air Pollution Significantly Associated With Increases in Emphysema
· Findings of 3 Studies of Nerve Ablation Therapy in COPD Patients to Appear in Science Journals, Nuvaira Says
· Lower DLCO May Be Linked to Worse Morbidity in COPD
· Measuring and Monitoring Skeletal Muscle Function in COPD: Current Perspectives
· Inspiratory Muscle Training May Be an Option for Patients Who Decline Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD
· Air Pollution May Increase Emphysema Risk Among Non–Smokers, Study Says
· Spiration Valve System Helps People with Severe Emphysema Breathe More Easily, Study Finds
· GOLD Board of Directors Calls for More Serious Action on COPD
· Ensifentrine Dry Powder Inhaler Safe, Effective for COPD in Phase 2 Trial
· Exhaled Volatile Organic Compounds Sensitive to Underlying Inflammation
· Just breathe: Boehringer Ingelheim’s Latest COPD Campaign Centers on ‘Inhaleability’
· ‘Colorful’ Therapist Uses Exercise to Improve Patients’ Lives at NYC Pulmonary Rehab Clinic Noah Greenspan!
· Good Fitness Cuts Risk of COPD, Long–Term Study Suggests It started in the 70s!
· Walgreens ‘Find Care’ Program Expands Care Management to People with COPD, Asthma, and Diabetes
· National Jewish Health Ranked Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital For 18th Year by US News & World Report
· Early Trial Findings Hint at SNG001 Aiding COPD Patients with Viral Infections
· COPD–Related Cognitive Impairment Unlike Other Forms of Dementia
· New Research on COPD Aims to Selectively ‘Disarm’ Specific Pathogens
· Erdosteine Deemed Superior to Other Mucolytic Agents for COPD Treatment
· Australian Researcher Awarded $100K to Study Non–invasive Ventilation for Sleep–disordered COPD Patients
· Could Vascular Dysfunction Be a Primary vs Secondary Feature of COPD?
· Simple Blood Test for C–Reactive Protein May Guide Antibiotic Use in COPD Flares
· Macrolide Antibiotics May Reduce Acute Exacerbations in COPD Patients, Review Study Suggests
· Finger–Prick Blood Test Could Safely Reduce Antibiotic Use in Patients with COPD
· Study Validates Optimal Lung Function Threshold for Identifying People at Risk for COPD
· Personalized Medicine for Patients with COPD: Where Are We?
· Increased Risk of Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Diseases in Patients with COPD: A Nationwide Study in Taiwan
· COPD Patients at Greater Risk of Fractures and Osteoporosis Than Those with Other Diseases , UK Study Finds
· Triple Combo Therapy Breztri Aerosphere Approved in Japan for COPD
· Deal Plans to Make Yupelri Treatment Available in China and Adjacent Territories
· The Challenges of Pulmonary Rehab in Facilities May Be Overcome in the Home
· EFFORTS’ Jean Romme Attended ATS 2019 and Took Notes for Us
· Boehringer Ingelheim, Alberta Government Create Partnership to Improve Patient Care
· Use of Inhaled Steroids May Reduce Lung Cancer Risk in COPD, Study Suggests
· Add–on Fasenra Does Not Ease COPD Exacerbations, Phase 3 Results Show
· First Patients Successfully Treated in the Nuvaira AIRFLOW–3 COPD Pivotal Trial
· Adaptive vs Pressure Support in Noninvasive Ventilation in COPD Acute Exacerbations
· Treatment Failure in COPD Exacerbations Reduced by 3–Month Azithromycin Course
· Georgia Hospital Using Zephyr Valve System to Treat Breathing Problems Due to Emphysema
· Long–Term Ozone Exposure Associated With Increased Mortality Risk
· Analysis Shows Effectiveness of Verona’s Ensifentrine Treatment on COPD Symptoms
· Verona Starts Phase 2b Trial to Test Nebulized Ensifentrine as Add–on Therapy
· Azithromycin May Reduce Treatment Failure After COPD Exacerbations
· COPD Exacerbation Frequency and Treatment Strategy Differs by GOLD Stage
· Telehealth Rehabilitation Lowers Hospital Readmissions After COPD Exacerbation, Study Finds
· Longer Exhalations Are an Easy Way to Hack Your Vagus Nerve
· Use of Inhaled Corticosteroids Reduces Lung Cancer Risk in COPD
· Common Lung Diseases Associated With Cardiovascular Risk
· With Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes and COPD Increasing Worldwide, Researchers Look for Links
· Eisenhower Health 1st in Southern California to Offer Landmark Treatment for COPD/Emphysema
· Carrot Rewards Wellness App Launches COPD Campaign – Go Canada!
· COPD Patient Quality of Life Improved by Integrated Disease Management
· Thunder Fever: How Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Outbreaks
· FDA Gives Marketing Clearance to Loop Wearable Wristband that Remotely Monitors COPD Patients
· Overnight In–House Intensivists Don’t Clearly Improve Care: Review
· Titrating PEEP Using Esophageal Pressures Did Not Improve ARDS Outcomes (EPVent–2)
· CSA Medical’s RejuvenAir System Gets FDA Breakthrough Device Designation But What Does It Do?
· Circassia Adding Cardiovascular Safety Data on Tudorza Label for COPD Patients
· FDA Clears Spry Health’s Remote Monitoring Wearable for COPD Patients
· FDA OKs Duaklir Fixed–Dose Combination Inhaler for COPD
· Temple Hospital First in Nation to Implant New Valve into Lungs of Emphysema Patient:
· New Tool Identifies Support Needs of COPD Patients, Helping to Make Care More Personal and Holistic
· How the Keto Diet can Help People Breathe Easier
· Incorporating Healthy Habits to Help Manage COPD: A Specialist’s View
· Statin Therapy in Asthma–COPD Overlap May Curb Stroke, CAD Risk
· American Lung Association® Nutrition and COPD
· Non–Invasive Imaging Technique Valid for Identifying Small Airway Disease in Lung
· Patients and Caregivers New Access to FDA “Request to Connect”
· El Camino Hospital 1st in California to Offer New Treatment for Severe COPD/Emphysema
· Daily Aspirin Might Ease COPD Flare–Ups
· US Senators Relay Personal Experiences as They Chastise Pharma Execs for High Drug Prices
· 2019 Important Alert for Medicare Patients Who Use Supplemental Oxygen–especially Liquid O2
· Patient–Reported Consequences of Community–Acquired Pneumonia in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
· The Lung is Not the Only Organ Affected by Air Pollution
· Development for Asthma, Allergies and Other Respiratory Diseases
· Natural Ways to Cleanse Your Lungs
· Atrial Fibrillation Prevalence Increasing in End–Stage COPD
· Statins Linked to Better Outcomes and Improved Lung Function
· When Mucus Can be Key to Treating Colon and Airway Diseases
· Researchers Breathe New Life into COPD Research Using Mouse Models
· FDA Approves 1st of Wixela, Generic of ADVAIR DISKUS®
· Long–Term Use of Statins Reduces Mortality, Inflammation in COPD
· ß–Blocker Therapy and Risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
· LUNG REGENERATION Mayo Clinic center For Regenerative Medicine
· Flu Shot Crucial for Anyone With COPD
· What Exercises Can Help Increase Lung Capacity?
· Optimizing US Home Oxygen Therapy – Addressing Patient and Clinician Reports of Problems with Home Oxygen Accessibility
· COPD and Anxiety: Researchers Test Promising Approach
· Which Patients With COPD Are Affected the Most by Extreme Weather?
· New Mucus Study Could Hold the Key to Clearing Your Phlegm
· Humidity Levels and COPD
· To Better Treat COPD, Scientists Look to Tailored Approaches for Deadly Lung Disease
· What to Know about Steroids for COPD
· Mucus, Cough and Chronic Lung Disease: New Discoveries
· Myths about COPD
· Does COPD Show Up on an X-ray?
· Does High Altitude Affect COPD?
· Clinical Issues of Mucus Accumulation in COPD