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Genetic Lung Variants May Identify COPD Risk - MedPage Today



Genetic Lung Variants May Identify COPD Risk 
MedPage Today
Genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could potentially identify smokers at high risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers reported. Inherited lung central airway branch variants were identified in about a ...

 


New Class of Kinase Inhibitors Are Potential COPD Anti-inflammatory Therapies - COPD News Today



New Class of Kinase Inhibitors Are Potential COPD Anti-inflammatory Therapies 
COPD News Today
Combined with bronchodilators (which open the airways of the lungs), they were shown to improve lung function, reduce disease progression, and increase quality of life, compared to a single therapy. However, corticosteroids can have limited therapeutic ...

 


2017 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease reclassifies half of COPD subjects to lower risk group - Dove Medical Press



The Cardiology Advisor
 
2017 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease reclassifies half of COPD subjects to lower risk group 
Dove Medical Press
Background: Unlike the 2014 guidelines, the 2017 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines have removed lung function from the risk assessment algorithm of patients with COPD. The aim of this investigation was to analyze ...
Study Shows the Efficacy of Vaccination in Patients With COPD AJMC.com Managed Markets Network
Clinical Challenge: A 52-Year-Old Man With Obesity and Shortness of Breath The Cardiology Advisor
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) pharmaceutical Market: Market Growth Factors, Applications ... satPRnews (press release)

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Stable Hypercapnic COPD May Benefit From At-Home High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy - Pulmonology Advisor



Pulmonology Advisor
 
Stable Hypercapnic COPD May Benefit From At-Home High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy 
Pulmonology Advisor
At-home treatment with high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy for 6 weeks in patients with stable hypercapnic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) improved health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and reduced hypercapnia according to a ...

 


Role of eosinophils in airway inflammation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Dove Medical Press



Role of eosinophils in airway inflammation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 
Dove Medical Press
Abstract: COPD is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. In some patients with COPD, eosinophils contribute to inflammation that promotes airway obstruction; approximately a third of stable COPD patients have evidence of eosinophilic ...
Four COPD treatment changes to watch ModernMedicine

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New long-acting bronchodilator use linked to CV risk in COPD patients - Clinical Advisor



Clinical Advisor
 
New long-acting bronchodilator use linked to CV risk in COPD patients 
Clinical Advisor
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who newly take long-acting ?2-agonists (LABAs) or long-acting antimuscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) have an increased risk for cardiovascular events, according to a study published in JAMA ...

 


New study offers insights on genetic indicators of COPD risk - Science Daily



Science Daily
 
New study offers insights on genetic indicators of COPD risk 
Science Daily
Researchers have discovered that genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could serve as indicators to help identify people who have low, but stable, lung function early in life, and those who are particularly at risk for chronic obstructive ...

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Concerns chronic obstructive pulmonary disease being missed - Herald Sun



Herald Sun
 
Concerns chronic obstructive pulmonary disease being missed 
Herald Sun
Research from the Monash University-led study, published today in the Medical Journal of Australia, said COPD was misdiagnosed or missed across 41 GP clinics. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the fifth leading cause of death in Australia. Out ...

 


Struggling With COPD? Best to Stick With Your Pulmonary Rehab - Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog)



Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog)
 
Struggling With COPD? Best to Stick With Your Pulmonary Rehab 
Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog)
... while learning better ways to manage your condition. The team will show you exercises that work well for you and will encourage other positive lifestyle changes. You well know the troublesome symptoms of COPD ? shortness of breath, chronic cough ...

 


New COPD genetic breakthrough could identify at risk patients ... - Health Imaging



Health Imaging
 
New COPD genetic breakthrough could identify at risk patients ... 
Health Imaging
According to a recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) press release, new research suggests that genetic variations in the lungs can differentiate between individuals who have stably low lung function early in life (that steadily declines with age ...

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