Coronavirus' Top Targets: Men, Seniors, Smokers Coronavirus' Top Targets: Men, Seniors, Smokers
COVID-19 appears to get more dangerous with age, says one epidemiology professor. People with heart problems, diabetes, or lung issues like COPD are also at a higher risk for severe disease and death.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The 4 stages of COPD: Pay attention to your symptoms and make lifestyle changes to prevent it
(Natural News) COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is an umbrella term referring to a group of progressive lung diseases. Among the common diseases classified under COPD are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. According to the American Lung Association, COPD is the third leading cause of death in the US, only behind cancer and heart disease.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily Care Conferences May Cut Length of Stay in COPD Patients
Study looked at average LOS in patients with COPD exacerbations treated at two community hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Daily Care Conferences May Cut Length of Stay in COPD Patients
THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 -- Daily integrated care conferences (ICCs) are associated with shorter length of stay for patients admitted with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations at a community hospital, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antibiotics, Corticosteroids Help Even Mild COPD Flare-ups Antibiotics, Corticosteroids Help Even Mild COPD Flare-ups
Even patients with mild COPD exacerbations can benefit from antibiotics and systemic corticosteroids, a systematic review and meta-analysis suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 27, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

The global impact of Aspergillus infection on COPD
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jackie Salisbury Source Type: news

What Works Best to Ease Flare-Ups of COPD?
Title: What Works Best to Ease Flare-Ups of COPD?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Mid-life weight gain linked to faster decline in lung capacity in older age
But weight loss associated with slowing of this decline, emphasising importance of maintaining healthy weight, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica COPD patients need better tailored care Rapid rise in flu consultations putting strain on GPs Solid fuel cooking linked to higher respiratory death rate Vaping may damage alveolar macrophage New approach to treating CF reduces inflammation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What Works Best to Ease Flare-Ups of COPD?
There's not enough evidence to recommend newer treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics, Corticosteroids Beneficial in COPD Exacerbations
Independent of exacerbation severity, antibiotics tied to increased resolution, less treatment failure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

What Works Best to Ease Flare-Ups of COPD?
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- The best available drugs to treat sudden COPD flare-ups are the medications already widely in use, antibiotics and corticosteroids, a new evidence review has concluded. There's not enough evidence to recommend newer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Antibiotics, Corticosteroids Beneficial in COPD Exacerbations
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- For adults with exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), antibiotics and systemic corticosteroids are associated with less treatment failure, according to a review published online Feb. 25 in the Annals... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Raspberries: A potential treatment for COPD?
(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of progressive lung diseases, including common ones like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. According to the American Lung Association, COPD is the third leading cause of death in the US, behind cancer and heart disease. More than 15.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another HIV Hazard: Higher Risk for COPD
Title: Another HIV Hazard: Higher Risk for COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

People Living With HIV Have Slightly Higher Incidence of COPD, Study Confirms People Living With HIV Have Slightly Higher Incidence of COPD, Study Confirms
The incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is slightly but significantly higher among people living with HIV than among HIV-negative people, and it may have to do with smoking, according to a retrospective study from Canada.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Traditional biomass stoves shown to cause lung inflammation
(American Thoracic Society) Traditional stoves that burn biomass materials and are not properly ventilated, which are widely used in developing nations where cooking is done indoors, have been shown to significantly increase indoor levels of harmful PM2.5 (miniscule atmospheric particulates) and carbon monoxide (CO) and to stimulate biological processes that cause lung inflammation and may lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Another HIV Hazard: Higher Risk for COPD
Compared to those without the AIDS-causing virus, people with HIV had a 34% higher rate of COPD and were diagnosed with the lung disease about 12 years earlier -- average age 50 versus 62, the investigators found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another HIV Hazard: Higher Risk for COPD
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, AIDS, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

COPD Incidence Higher in People With HIV
People with HIV have 34 percent higher rate of COPD than those without; smoking may be to blame (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, AIDS, Journal, Source Type: news

Another HIV Hazard: Higher Risk for COPD
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Adults with HIV have higher rates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and are diagnosed with the lung disease years earlier than those without HIV, a new study finds. Smoking may be a major reason why,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COPD Incidence Higher in People With HIV
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- People with HIV are more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and are diagnosed with the disease at a younger age than people who are HIV-negative, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

People living with HIV diagnosed with COPD 12 years younger than HIV-negative people, study finds
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - February 19, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

People living with HIV diagnosed with COPD 12 years younger than HIV-negative people
(St. Michael's Hospital) Researchers analyzed incidences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among adults 35 years and older who were living with and without HIV between 1996 and 2015 in Ontario - where over 40 per cent of Canadians living with HIV reside. People in Ontario living with HIV had a 34 per cent higher incidence rate of COPD and were diagnosed with the disease about 12 years younger than HIV-negative individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Can non-smokers develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of conditions that can block airflow and cause a wide variety of breathing-related problems, including emphysema and bronchitis. They cause the body to create more mucus and trigger inflammation, which can cause parts of the lungs to become significantly less elastic and damages the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New hope for COPD patients possible with in-home device
(Mayo Clinic) In a new paper published Feb. 4 in JAMA, Mayo Clinic researchers describe the benefits of in-home noninvasive ventilation therapy, which includes a type referred to as bilevel positive airway pressure, or BiPAP -- for many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The team identified a number of benefits, including reduced mortality, fewer hospital admissions, lower risk of intubation, improved shortness of breath, and fewer emergency department visits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Budesonide/Formoterol Hybrid for Asthma, COPD EMA Panel Backs Budesonide/Formoterol Hybrid for Asthma, COPD
The CHMP has endorsed the hybrid medicine Budesonide/Formoterol Teva Pharma B.V., a duplicate of DuoResp Spiromax, for adults with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Adult health burden and costs in California during 2013 associated with prior adverse childhood experiences - Miller TR, Waehrer GM, Oh DL, Purewal Boparai S, Ohlsson Walker S, Silv ério Marques S, Burke Harris N.
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the adult health burden and costs in California during 2013 associated with adults' prior Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). METHODS: We analyzed five ACEs-linked conditions (asthma, arthritis, COPD, depression, and cardi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ninety Percent of Patients Can't Use Inhalers Correctly, Digital Inhaler CapMedic Receives FDA Clearance to Change That
SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 27, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cognita Labs, a respiratory technologies company, announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for CapMedic, world's first interactive digital inhaler sensor for ... Devices, Drug Delivery, FDA Cognita Labs, CapMedic, asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug Trials Snapshots: YUPELRI
YUPELRI is a drug for the maintenance treatment of adults with a lung disease called COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Are AI-Powered Devices Really the Future for Healthcare?
Artificial intelligence is virtually everywhere right now, especially in medtech. But are companies investing in AI just because all the cool kids are doing it, or because of what the technology could ultimately do for healthcare? What is the current state of AI in medtech and what is standing in the way of the technology reaching its full potential? Industry experts will tackle these questions and more at MD&M West in Anaheim, CA on Feb. 11 during a panel session dubbed, "Are AI-Powered Devices Really the Future for Healthcare?" As moderator, I had the opportunity to chat with the panelists this ...
Source: MDDI - January 22, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Climate Change, Surprise Billing/Insurance Delays to Top TMA Conference
How does climate change threaten the health and survival of humans? Beyond obvious threats like heatstroke, doctors and other scientists suspect climate change factored in the 2012 Dallas epidemic of West Nile encephalitis and the spread of other tropical diseases shared by mosquitos. One physician expert points to climate change as a contributing factor for allergies, asthma, worse COPD conditions, and heart attacks. Physicians will address this timely issue and more during the 2020 Texas Medical Association (TMA) Winter Conference in Austin this week. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: COPD: What is it?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term, progressive lung condition. Here, learn about causes, treatments, stages, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

More Studies Link Vaping to Asthma, COPD
Lung illnesses and deaths from vaping have been grabbing headlines for months, and now two new studies offer fresh evidence pointing to long-term respiratory concerns. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Studies Link Vaping to Asthma, COPD
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

More Studies Link Vaping to Asthma, COPD
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- Lung illnesses and deaths from vaping have been grabbing headlines for months, and now two new studies offer fresh evidence pointing to long-term respiratory concerns. The studies link the use of electronic cigarettes to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Studies Link Vaping to Asthma, COPD
Title: More Studies Link Vaping to Asthma, COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - January 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma/Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Overlap Asthma/Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Overlap
What is asthma/COPD overlap and how should it be treated? A new review discusses the identification and management of this condition.Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

MRI shows slimmer tongue reduces sleep apnea
Losing weight in your tongue probably isn't one of your New Year's resolutions....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Novel MRI technique explains asthma issues Genetic variation in lung airways elevates risk of COPD MRI shows less gray matter in kids with sleep apnea Sleep duration not associated with heart disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

US FDA clears NuvoAir's connected spirometer device
The Air Next is designed for patients with respiratory conditions such as asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Ozone, Wood Smoke Raise Odds of COPD in Smokers and Nonsmokers
Title: Ozone, Wood Smoke Raise Odds of COPD in Smokers and NonsmokersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/5/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/6/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

In COPD, Carbon Dioxide Is Often Overlooked In COPD, Carbon Dioxide Is Often Overlooked
Dr Holley explains why more attention needs to be paid to carbon dioxide levels in patients with COPD and hypoxia.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 6, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Cancer drugs could potentially treat COPD, Sheffield research finds
(University of Sheffield) New research has shown the potential for clinically available cancer treatments to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ozone, Wood Smoke Raise Odds of COPD in Smokers and Nonsmokers
MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 -- High levels of ozone and wood smoke each increase the risk for lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among smokers and nonsmokers alike, two new studies find. People with COPD gradually lose their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Enhanced risk of traumatic brain injury in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Huang TH, Chen CZ, Kuo HI, Er HP, Lin SH.
This study tests our hypothesis that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI).In this nationwide retrospective cohort study, we used a subset of Taiwan's National Health Insurance Res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 11 supplements for COPD
Although there is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), several supplements may help ease the symptoms. Learn about supplements for COPD here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Association between medicated obstructive pulmonary disease, depression and subjective health: results from the population-based Gutenberg Health Study - Ghaemi Kerahrodi J, Brahler E, Wiltink J, Michal M, Schulz A, Wild PS, M ünzel T, Toenges G, Lackner KJ, Pfeiffer N, Beutel ME.
Medicated obstructive pulmonary disease (asthma or COPD) has been associated with depression. Yet, there is little knowledge of the interplay of contributing social, biological, behavioral and psychological factors in the community. The study was conducted... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Exposure to Ozone Pollution or Wood Smoke Worsens Lung Health of Smokers and Former Smokers
Summarizes research on long-term ozone and wood smoke exposure and its effect on the lung health of smokers and non-smokers. Former and current smokers were found to be at high risk of chronic lung disease and more susceptible to environmental factors, and rural residents, who are more likely to use wood or coal as a primary heat source, were found to have COPD rates twice that of urban areas. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 23, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Vaping linked with long-term risk of respiratory disease in new study
Vaping or using e-cigarettes for a long period of time may be associated with an increased risk of respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, chronic bronchitis and asthma, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Offers First Evidence Of Vaping's Long-Term Risks
The study finds that e-cigarettes are linked to increased risk of chronic lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and COPD, as well as weakened immune defenses. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news