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Robots may help patients with lung disease stick to treatment - CNET



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Robots may help patients with lung disease stick to treatment 
CNET
Socially assistive robots can make experiences in hospitals and nursing homes more enjoyable by serving as companions to the lonely or ill. They're also helping to relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety. Preliminary evidence suggests that people ...

 


Slowing Progression: Management Strategies in COPD - Medscape



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Slowing Progression: Management Strategies in COPD 
Medscape
A mounting public health challenge, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. Disabling dyspnea and repeated exacerbations can lead to frequent hospital admissions and a downward ...

 


Real-life evaluation of COPD treatment in a Bulgarian population: a 1-year prospective, observational ... - Dove Medical Press



Real-life evaluation of COPD treatment in a Bulgarian population: a 1-year prospective, observational ... 
Dove Medical Press
Results: Of the 811 enrolled patients, 719 were assessed and completed the 12-month observation period. Overall, a substantial number of patients experienced moderate airflow limitation (~49% patients, GOLD 2 as per GOLD 2013; mean postbronchodilator ...

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Critically ill Medi-Cal patients just got a new benefit ? palliative care - 89.3 KPCC



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Critically ill Medi-Cal patients just got a new benefit ? palliative care 
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Sonia Hernandez, the nurse who manages LA Care's new palliative care program, says a team of providers works to take care of a patient's overall suffering, and that could include emotional and spiritual suffering. In some cases, however, it is the ...

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EU Panel Backs Two Triple Combo Drugs for COPD Maintenance - Medscape



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EU Panel Backs Two Triple Combo Drugs for COPD Maintenance 
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The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended granting marketing authorization for two triple-drug combination inhaled medicines for adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). CHF ...

 


Complex inhalers could prevent some patients from taking medicine, study suggests - Science Daily



Complex inhalers could prevent some patients from taking medicine, study suggests 
Science Daily
Medical professionals should check that patients with respiratory diseases and rheumatoid arthritis can use their inhalers properly to reduce the risk of them being unable to take their medicines say the scientists from the University of Bath's ...

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Ultibro Breezhaler Aided COPD Patients with Lung Hyperinflation in ... - COPD News Today



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Ultibro Breezhaler Aided COPD Patients with Lung Hyperinflation in ... 
COPD News Today
Read about a study showing that Novartis' Ultibro Breezhaler improved cardiac and lung function in COPD patients with lung hyperinflation.
Combo LABA/LAMA Therapy Improves Cardiac Function in COPD ... Monthly Prescribing Reference
Novartis' Ultibro Breezhaler reduces lung hyperinflation in COPD ... PharmaTimes
Novartis announces CLAIM study for COPD - BioSpectrum India BSI bureau (press release)

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COPD More Common in Rural than Urban America says CDC - American Council on Science and Health



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COPD More Common in Rural than Urban America says CDC 
American Council on Science and Health
We often tend to think of rural environments as being less polluted than our cities ? fewer cars, less air pollution, etc. Thus we might expect folks living in rural areas to have fewer lung-related ailments. But a recent report from the CDC suggests ...

 


They're not alone: Pulmonary disease patients find comfort through support group - Hawaii Tribune Herald



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They're not alone: Pulmonary disease patients find comfort through support group 
Hawaii Tribune Herald
Hilo Medical Center defines COPD as ?an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases characterized by increasing breathlessness, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma.? ?It's a scary thing to be without breath,? Thompson said ...

 


Annexin A1 is elevated in patients with COPD and affects lung fibroblast function - Dove Medical Press



Annexin A1 is elevated in patients with COPD and affects lung fibroblast function 
Dove Medical Press
Methods: We quantified serum Annexin A1 levels in never-smokers (n=12), smokers without COPD (n=11), and smokers with COPD (n=22). Correlations between Annexin A1 expression and clinical indicators (eg, lung function) were assessed. In vitro, human ...