ATS Issues Recommendations for Noninvasive Ventilation in COPD
Use of nocturnal NIV suggested as well as usual care for patients with chronic stable hypercapnic COPD (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ATS Issues Recommendations for Noninvasive Ventilation in COPD
FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- In an official American Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline, published online Aug. 18 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, recommendations are presented for the use of noninvasive... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nocturnal Oxygen No Help for Isolated Desaturation in COPD Nocturnal Oxygen No Help for Isolated Desaturation in COPD
Nocturnal oxygen is an expensive therapy that did not affect survival or disease progression among patients with COPD and isolated nocturnal oxygen desaturation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

COPD program decreases 30-day hospital readmission, may increase mortality
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) The 30-day readmission rate for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has decreased but the mortality rate has increased. Hospitals, in seeking to avoid financial penalties by reducing readmissions, may inadvertently affect minority and disadvantaged patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Interstitial Lung Abnormalities Linked to COPD Exacerbations Interstitial Lung Abnormalities Linked to COPD Exacerbations
"Acute exacerbation is an important event during the clinical course of COPD, because it is associated with temporary or persistent reductions in lung function, lower QoL, hospitalization, and mortality."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Can People With COPD Get Better?
Title: Can People With COPD Get Better?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Plasmin could be the link between COVID-19 comorbidities and serious illness
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Why is the COVID-19 virus more dangerous in people with comorbidities? Literature analysis shows that comorbidities like hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular illness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney dysfunction all feature elevated levels of the extracellular protease plasmin. Plasmin is able to nick proteins sequences called furin sites. For many viruses, this nicking increases viral infectivity, including SARS and MERS -- the two virulent coronaviruses that are related to the COVID-19 virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria Linked to Cardiovascular, Other Health Conditions Gut Bacteria Linked to Cardiovascular, Other Health Conditions
Microorganisms in the human digestive tract are linked to 29 specific health conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and high blood pressure, according to a genome analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's forays into hospital nutrition segment with Celevida Maxx in India
It is a unique addition to Dr Reddys nutrition portfolio and is designed to help manage the nutritional needs of Cancer, Critical Care and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients in India, a press release from the company said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HFNC More Comfortable for Posthypercapnic Patients With COPD HFNC More Comfortable for Posthypercapnic Patients With COPD
For patients with COPD weaned off invasive ventilation, high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy was'more comfortable and better tolerated'compared with noninvasive ventilation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis as a complication of COPD: A new entity
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Nova Scotia woman goes to court to stop husband from medically assisted death
A husband and wife in their 80s are at odds over his wish to die. He says he's suffering and is near death because of COPD, but she says he's a hypochondriac. She's taking the matter to Nova Scotia's highest court. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Pulmonary Rehab Reduces COPD Readmissions Pulmonary Rehab Reduces COPD Readmissions
Pulmonary rehabilitation can help patients with COPD after hospital discharge, new real-world research shows, but few patients participate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Protein produced by the nervous system may help treatments for inflammatory diseases
(Rutgers University) A Rutgers-led team discover a protein produced by nervous system may be key to treating inflammatory diseases like asthma, allergies, chronic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Poverty Affects Response to Ozone Exposure in COPD Patients Poverty Affects Response to Ozone Exposure in COPD Patients
The wide-ranging effects of poverty on health now include response to ozone pollution in current and former smokers with COPD, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Part 1: How I ’m helping rough sleepers in London access healthcare
Doctors of the World UK (DOTW) is working to improve rough sleepers’ access to healthcare in the City of London. We have secured new funding from the City of London Corporation to run weekly outreach sessions until July 2021, in partnership with homeless charity St Mungo’s. The service is being led by our mobile clinic coordinator Dr Durga Sivasathiaseelan and follows a successful six-month pilot project. Durga shares her experience returning to the streets of London to support this vulnerable population. The city feels like it’s changed. Pubs, bars and restaurants are open again, and...
Source: Doctors of the World News - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Britney Sacopon Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Women who smoke are less likely to get cancer screening
Women who smoke are less likely to undergo cancer screening, which often translates...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Which smokers seek out CT lung cancer screening? On the bus: Mobile lung screening expands patient care CT illuminates why nonsmokers get COPD CT CAC predicts risk of death in smokers Are women with depression less likely to get mammograms? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Commercial health plans have increased patients ’ out-of-pocket costs by over 50% in some therapeutic areas
According to a recentIQVIA analysis, commercial health plans have increased patients ’ average out-of-pocket costs for brand medicines by over 50% in some therapeutic areas since 2015. Notably, of the seven therapeutic areas that IQVIA analyzed, including anticoagulants, asthma/COPD, depression, diabetes, HIV, multiple sclerosis and oncology treatments, average patient cost exposu re between 2015 and 2019 saw a 32% increase for depression, a 50% increase for HIV and a 56% increase for anticoagulants. Cost exposure represents the level of cost sharing patients would have paid out of pocket if financial assistance, lik...
Source: The Catalyst - August 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Gabby Migliara Tags: Adherence Drug Cost HIV/AIDS Out-of-Pocket Costs Let's Talk About Cost Source Type: news

Climate Change Means Senior Health Could Suffer
Atmospheric changes that precede storms increase the risk that older people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could develop breathing problems serious enough to send them to the hospital. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Respiratory - Related ED Visits Up in Days Before Thunderstorms
Findings seen among Medicare beneficiaries, particularly those with asthma, COPD, or both (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Thunderstorms linked to more than 3,000 ER visits a year in seniors with asthma, COPD
Thunderstorms were associated with an additional 50,000 emergency room visits for older adults with asthma and COPD in the United States between 1999 and 2012, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is the Life Expectancy of Someone With COPD?
Title: What Is the Life Expectancy of Someone With COPD?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 8/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Screen COPD Patients With Sleep Problems for Mood Disorders Screen COPD Patients With Sleep Problems for Mood Disorders
Worse sleep in these patients was associated with worse scores on measures of mood.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

COPD underdiagnosed in older adults, but can be managed
(The Gerontological Society of America) " Recognizing and Treating COPD in Older Adults " the latest issue of the What's Hot newsletter from The Gerontological Society of America, addresses what is known about the prevalence, incidence, and impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-health: a future solution for optimized management of elderly patients. GER-e-TEC ™ Project - Zulfiqar AA, Lorenzo-Villalba N, Zulfiqar OA, Hajjam M, Courbon Q, Esteoulle L, Geny B, Talha S, Letourneau D, Hajjam J, Erve S, Hajjam El Hassani A, Andres E.
BACKGROUND: Elderly residents in nursing homes have multiple comorbidities (including cognitive and psycho-behavioral pathologies, malnutrition, heart failure, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and renal failure) and use multiple medications... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Here ’s What the Science Actually Says About Kids and COVID-19
Benjamin Knorr, a 40-year-old single father in Janesville, Wisc., says there’s about a 50-50 chance he’ll send his two teenage sons back to school this fall. His 13-year-old, Aiden, would especially like to get back to his friends, sports, and regular life. But Knorr, an independent contractor, has asthma, and fears that his health and finances would be imperiled if one of his boys brought COVID-19 home from school. “If the numbers go up in Dane County and Rock County, where I work and live, it’s over. We’re just doing the online school,” Knorr says. “We already got through two mon...
Source: TIME: Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Mortality Among Adults With Both Asthma and COPD Mortality Among Adults With Both Asthma and COPD
Do patients with features of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have worse health outcomes than those with asthma or COPD alone?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Approves Breztri Aerosphere (budesonide/glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate) for the Maintenance Treatment of COPD
24 July 2020 -- AstraZeneca’s Breztri Aerosphere (budesonide/glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate) has been approved in the US for the maintenance treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The approval by the US... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 25, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Chronic Conditions Tied to Severe COVID-19 More Common in Southeast, Rural Areas
THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 -- Obesity. Diabetes. Heart disease. COPD. Kidney disease. These chronic medical conditions all raise the risk of suffering a severe case of COVID-19, but a new government report shows some parts of the United States are far... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC: Former Smokers Have Higher Levels of Fair, Poor Health
Former smokers also have higher rates of COPD, four or more chronic conditions versus never smokers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Triple-Therapy Combo Decreases COPD Exacerbations Triple-Therapy Combo Decreases COPD Exacerbations
The combination of an inhaled corticosteroid, a long-acting muscarinic antagonist, and a long-acting beta2 agonist improves control of COPD exacerbations, findings from a phase 3 trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Which balance subcomponents distinguish between fallers and non-fallers in people with COPD? - Chauvin S, Kirkwood R, Brooks D, Goldstein RS, Beauchamp MK.
Rationale: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an increasingly prevalent lung disease linked to dysfunctional balance and an increased risk of falls. The Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) evaluates the six underlying subcomponents of fu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medical startup receives €2.5 million grant from the EU
The funding will support NanoVation in developing  a device which targets patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Bundled Payments Tied to Reduced Spending With Less Skilled Nursing Utilization Bundled Payments Tied to Reduced Spending With Less Skilled Nursing Utilization
Medicare bundled payments for acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, COPD, and pneumonia are associated with reduced spending and less use of skilled nursing, a US study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Can You Get Sick From Beach Sand? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “My mother and I would like to be tested but are told we don’t qualify. When will testing be available to all?” – Joe on Facebook As you may know, some of the hardest-hit communities in Massachusetts are now offering free testing even for patients without symptoms. But tha...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Stay Home Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Use of corticosteroids in asthma and COPD patients with or without COVID-19
This article provides a critical review of clinical evidence and offers a detailed discussion on their safety and efficacy of corticosteroids. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COPD, Lung Function and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes COPD, Lung Function and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Is there a possible link between COPD, lung function, and the risk for developing type 2 diabetes?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

What patients need right now
  Lockdown is a “prison like” experience, for Londoner Annabelle Ume, who suffers from myalgic encephalomyelitis. “It’s very similar to being trapped in a bunker with no access outside,” says Ume.   Many other fellow sufferers are enduring pandemic enforced isolation without much hope. “They are staying in limbo until help is available and adapting to the worsening of their health conditions,” says Ume. “You just try to make mental peace with it because the physical can’t be addressed at this time.” COPD sufferer John Linnell from Wisconsin i...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Health Expenditures Considerable for Asthma, COPD in U.S. Workers
Annualized total medical expenditures are $ 7 billion and $ 5 billion, respectively (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Expenditures Considerable for Asthma, COPD in U.S. Workers
MONDAY, July 6, 2020 -- The annualized total medical expenditures for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are $7 billion and $5 billion among U.S. workers, respectively, according to research published in the July 3 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical Expenditures Attributed to Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among Workers - United States, 2011-2015
This report describes a new study that shows annual medical expenditures in the public administration industry had the highest medical expenditure per person for treatment of both diseases. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 2, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Health Care Expenditures MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Workplace Safety Source Type: news

High medical costs in workers with treated asthma and COPD
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Use of delafloxacin in asthma/COPD patients minimises budget impact
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Triple Inhaled Therapy Aids in Moderate - to - Very Severe COPD
Benefit seen for twice - daily triple inhaled therapy with glucocorticoid, glycopyrrolate, formoterol (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Triple Inhaled Therapy Aids in Moderate-to-Very Severe COPD
THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 -- Triple therapy, including glucocorticoid at either of two dose levels, is beneficial for moderate-to-very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online June 24 in the New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can Too Much Hand Sanitizer Harm Immune System? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and it’s hard to breathe while wearing a mask.  I have to take the mask off every couple of minutes to get fresh air. What should I do? – John I know that must be hard. You’re at high risk of ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

HRQoL Associates With Change in FEV1 in COPD HRQoL Associates With Change in FEV1 in COPD
In what ways might changes in FEV1 impact health-related quality of life among patients with COPD?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 24, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

' Collateral Damage': COVID-19 Threatens Patients With COPD'Collateral Damage': COVID-19 Threatens Patients With COPD
There is concern that the COVID-19 pandemic may be inflicting collateral damage on vulnerable patients with chronic conditions, in particular, those with COPD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Am I Letting My Guard Down Too Much? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “I’ve heard that if you go to a gathering you should bring your own food. If it’s safe to eat take-out food from restaurants cooked by strangers, why not share food at a gathering of friends?” –Virginia  The issue is not with the food it...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Featured Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news