Drug royalty ruling leaves scars on biotech and its sibling company
The dispute centered on how to use royalties from the GlaxoSmithKline blockbuster COPD and asthma drug Trelegy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Asthma Exacerbations, ED Admissions Decreased During Lockdown
Nonpharmaceutical interventions to reduce COVID - 19 associated with reduction in admissions for COPD, asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Air pollution may affect severity and hospitalization in COVID-19 patients
(University of Cincinnati) Patients who have preexisting respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and live in areas with high levels of air pollution have a greater chance of hospitalization if they contract COVID-19, says a University of Cincinnati researcher. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Amoeba biology reveals potential treatment target for lung disease
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a series of experiments that began with amoebas -- single-celled organisms that extend podlike appendages to move around -- Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have identified a genetic pathway that could be activated to help sweep out mucus from the lungs of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease a widespread lung ailment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AI algorithm can predict severity, progression of COPD
A deep-learning algorithm can enable accurate staging of chronic obstructiv...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Chest CT assesses COPD mortality risk CTPA shows promise as a PE predictor in COPD patients CT helps clinicians predict emphysema progression Machine learning boosts chest CT's performance CT illuminates why nonsmokers get COPD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Exposure to contrast on CTPA doesn't cause long-term kidney injury
Exposure to intravenous contrast via CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) exams doe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CTPA shows promise as a PE predictor in COPD patients What causes PTE in COVID-19 patients? Almost 40% of CTPA exams find PE in COVID-19 patients Use D-dimer, CTPA to gauge PE risk in COVID-19 patients CTPA usage rates on the rise for PE in pregnant women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The investigation of falls and balance from the perspective of activities of daily living in patients with COPD - Birinci T, K ısa EP, Akıncı B, Kuran Aslan G, Kıyan E.
The aim of this study was (1) to compare the activities of daily living (ADLs), perceived falling risk and balance in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with or without falling history and (2) to investigate the relationship between ADLs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Chest CT Indicates Mortality Risk in COPD
Individuals with higher SAT index had lower risks for mortality, while higher IMAT index linked to higher mortality risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 7, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Chest CT Indicates Mortality Risk in COPD
WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021 -- Soft tissue markers on chest computed tomography (CT) indicate the risk for mortality among individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online April 6 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinical Deterioration Predicts Poor Future Outcomes in COPD Clinical Deterioration Predicts Poor Future Outcomes in COPD
Clinically important deterioration was a significant predictor of worsening disease and all-cause mortality in COPD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Treatable Traits and Eosinophil Counts: Drug Therapy in COPD Treatable Traits and Eosinophil Counts: Drug Therapy in COPD
Dr Neil Skolnik simplifies the recommendations in the 2021 GOLD Report on COPD.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Chest CT assesses COPD mortality risk
Routine chest CT scans offer body composition information that could help clinician...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CTPA shows promise as a PE predictor in COPD patients CT illuminates why nonsmokers get COPD Texture analysis could help quantify COPD on CT Should CT be added to criteria for diagnosing COPD? Genetic variation in lung airways elevates risk of COPD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Thoracic radiologists give top tips for CT evaluation of lung parenchyma
What do the specialists say when it comes to the notoriously tricky area o...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT plus deep learning distinguishes COVID-19 from other pneumonia CT shows lung damage 6 months after COVID-19 recovery CT radiomics classifies small nodules found in CT lung screening Lung involvement portends COVID-19 mortality risk CTPA shows promise as a PE predictor in COPD patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Missed opportunity for fall prevention: a teachable moment - Crowe B, Eckstrom E, Lessing JN.
A 76-year-old community-dwelling woman with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presented to the emergency department with hip pain after a fall. The results of imaging showed a displaced fracture of the left inferior pubic ramus. She was ad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

COPD and Sex
COPD symptoms can interfere with sex. But you don’t have to say goodbye to intimacy. Here are nine helpful strategies for sex and intimacy when you have COPD. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fear of COVID-19 is killing patients with other serious diseases
(Elsevier) During the COVID-19 pandemic, Joseph S. Alpert, MD, Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier, has observed that although non-COVID inpatients suffered from the usual mix of conditions such as heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations, the Internal Medicine inpatient population was distinctly different from what he had seen over the past decades. They were considerably sicker and closer to dying than in the past. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Amid COVID, potentially avoidable hospitalizations for other conditions fell far more for whites than Blacks
During the first six months of the pandemic, as people attempted to stay away from hospitals caring for those sick with COVID-19, potentially avoidable hospitalizations for non-COVID-19 –related conditions fell far more among white patients than Black patients, according to a new study that looked at admissions to UCLA Health hospitals.The findings indicate that the COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated existing racial health care disparities and suggest that during the pandemic, African Americans may have had worse access than whites to outpatient care that could have helped prevent deterioration of their non –COVID...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cannabinoids May Pose Death Risk for Older Patients With COPD Cannabinoids May Pose Death Risk for Older Patients With COPD
Cannabinoids may actually contribute to negative respiratory outcomes among individuals with COPD through several possible mechanisms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

How bizarre new technique could be a treatment for COPD
Researchers involved in the study on the hot air device, published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, say despite the treatments available, many patients don't get proper control of their symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of AI to analyze chest CT shortens turnaround times in Russia
Using artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate chest CT scans during the COVID-1...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RadLogics rolls out COVID-19 CT algorithm upgrade RadLogics secures FDA clearance for chest x-ray AI RadLogics partners with PVmed on AI Meet the Minnies 2020 semifinal candidates Week in Review: New breast MRI protocol | A comeback for radiology jobs | CT and COPD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Atrial Fibrillation Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Atrial Fibrillation
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is prevalent in up to 23% of all AF patients. This review examines the complex inter-relationship of these two conditions and their joint management.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Asthma-COPD Overlap Linked to Occupational Pollutants Asthma-COPD Overlap Linked to Occupational Pollutants
' Urban-rural-occupational air pollutants or respiratory sensitizers impact asthma and the asthma-COPD overlap features,'said an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Immune cell implicated in development of lung disease following viral infection
(Washington University School of Medicine) Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have implicated a type of immune cell in the development of chronic lung disease that sometimes is triggered following a respiratory viral infection. The evidence suggests that activation of this immune cell serves as an early switch that, when activated, drives progressive lung diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risk of adverse outcomes in patients with underlying respiratory conditions admitted to hospital with COVID-19: a national, multicentre prospective cohort study using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol UK ,The Lancet Respiratory Medic
Analysis of data from CCP-UK (n=75,463) found those with severe asthma or COPD had increased mortality rates, after adjustment for a range of comorbidities. Use of inhaled steroids ≤2 weeks of admission was associated with decreased mortality in those with asthma aged ≥50 years (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Think you're eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine? The list keeps growing
With expanded availability for the Covid-19 vaccine, social media and text streams are abuzz with people announcing they got an appointment. But the state still has very specific eligibility restrictions governing who can get a vaccine where. Here's who is eligible: The newest group of eligible includes individuals 16 or older with chronic conditions and co-morbidities (cancer, current or in remission; chronic kidney disease; pulmonar y disease such as COPD or asthma; intellectual and developmental… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Can You Have Emphysema Without COPD?
Title: Can You Have Emphysema Without COPD?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Chronic lung disease responds to hyaluronan in NIEHS-led study
Naturally produced by the body, hyaluronan represents a new class of treatment to improve lung health in patients with severe COPD. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Sustained-release morphine for refractory breathlessness in COPD: improves QoL, reduces cost
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Join us on Cochrane TaskExchange!
Keen to get experience with systematic reviews, but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you ’re already experienced, and want to help out? Can you help with translation work, or would you like to find collaborators for your evidence synthesis project? TaskExchange is an online platform that connects people needing help with their systematic review with people who have the time and skills to help. A variety of tasks are posted on the platform, from literature searching, article screening and translation and data extraction, to statistical analysis, and consu mer reviews. Whether you’re a complete begin...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Patients With Asthma and COPD Lost Ground in Accessing Care Patients With Asthma and COPD Lost Ground in Accessing Care
"The longer-term picture is that people with asthma and COPD are struggling to obtain needed medical care and medications despite a substantial reduction in the uninsurance rate."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Secondhand smoke and heart attack risk -- what's the connection?
You don't smoke because you understand the dangers, but what about smoke you inhale involuntarily? Secondhand smoke includes the smoke that a smoker exhales and the smoke that comes directly from the burning tobacco product. Secondhand smoke causes and contributes to several serious health problems, including lung cancer and chronic lung diseases such as COPD. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 16, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Researchers develop algorithm to find possible misdiagnosis
(University of Copenhagen - The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have developed an algorithm that can identify patients who may have been wrongly diagnosed. With the help of digital disease history, the algorithm is able to register disease trajectories that differ so much from normal trajectories that there may be a misdiagnosis. The algorithm has been developed on the basis of data from several hundreds of thousands of COPD patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inhaled Hyaluronan May Bring Sigh of Relief to COPD Patients Inhaled Hyaluronan May Bring Sigh of Relief to COPD Patients
Aerosolized high-molecular-weight hyaluronan may improve acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, findings of a new study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Should Someone With Asthma Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Before Someone With Cancer? The Next Big Challenge in the Vaccine Rollout
In an ideal world, there would be enough vaccines to inoculate everyone who wanted to get immunized against COVID-19. People would get their shots on a first come, first serve basis, we’d achieve herd immunity in a matter of months and COVID-19 would become a soon-distant memory. But with some 240 million people over age 16 who need a COVID-19 vaccine (and two doses at that), and just over 42 million administered by early February, supply is far below demand, and will likely remain that way for months to come, despite vaccine makers pushing production lines as hard as they can. As the U.S. works through the vaccine ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Experimental treatment helps patients hospitalized with COPD
A pilot study found that hyaluronan, a sugar naturally produced by the body, improved lung function in hospitalized COPD patients. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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A pilot study found that hyaluronan, a sugar naturally produced by the body, improved lung function in hospitalized COPD patients. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biotech, spinout locked in battle over royalty from blockbuster GSK lung drugs
The biotech company wants the 85% of royalties it says it is due from a COPD and asthma drug from GSK. Its onetime spinout, now swayed by an activist investor, instead wants to invest that money during a hot biotech market. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Many Cancer Survivors Have Conditions Linked to Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2021 -- More than half of cancer survivors have underlying medical conditions associated with severe COVID-19 illness, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart diseases, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and obesity,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can Marijuana Help With Your COPD?
Studies show marijuana can open up your airways. But can inhaling cannabis help or hurt a smoking-related lung condition like COPD? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH study shows hyaluronan is effective in treating chronic lung disease
Naturally produced by the body, hyaluronan represents a new class of biologic that significantly improves lung health in patients with severe COPD. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 1, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Preclinical lung imaging offers effective evaluation of drug candidates
Drug discovery and development are arduous and costly endeavors, with nine i...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CTPA shows promise as a PE predictor in COPD patients CT lung screening rates plunge during COVID-19 pandemic Pandemic makes ultrasound a practice staple in Italy CT shows its value in the COVID-19 crisis Texture analysis could help quantify COPD on CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NIH study shows hyaluronan is effective in treating chronic lung disease
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators found that inhaling unfragmented hyaluronan improves lung function in patients suffering from severe exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Hyaluronan, a sugar secreted by living tissue that acts as a scaffold for cells, is also used in cosmetics as a skin moisturizer and as a nasal spray to moisturize lung airways. Utilized as a treatment, hyaluronan decreased the number of days in the hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nasal spray that protects against COVID-19 is also effective against the common cold
(Hunter Medical Research Institute) Research into a new drug, known as INNA-X, which primes the immune system in the respiratory tract and is in development for COVID-19 shows it is also effective against rhinovirus. Rhinovirus is the most common respiratory virus, the main cause of the common cold and is responsible for exacerbations of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Life Expectancy With COPD
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to predicting someone’s life span with COPD. A lot depends on your age, health, lifestyle, and how severe the disease was when you were diagnosed, plus the steps you've taken to lessen the damage afterward. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is It OK to Drink Alcohol If You Have COPD?
If you’re living with COPD, you may have already made some lifestyle changes to stay healthy and make it less likely that your condition will get worse, which is great. And you might wonder if alcohol could prevent, improve, or make COPD worse. Here’s what the science says about drinking alcohol when you have COPD. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mask Myths and Facts for People With Lung Disease
If you have a lung disease like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from COVID-19 and other viruses. But you might be wondering if wearing a face mask to lower your risk of illness will make it harder to breathe, or even make your lung disease worse. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New COPD Mortality Risk Model Includes Imaging-Derived Variables New COPD Mortality Risk Model Includes Imaging-Derived Variables
All-cause mortality in patients with COPD over 10 years of follow-up was accurately predicted by a newly developed model based on a point system incorporating imaging-derived variables.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Are Patients With COPD More Vulnerable to COVID-19? Are Patients With COPD More Vulnerable to COVID-19?
Dr Aaron Holley reviews a recently released a report on COVID-19 and COPD and whether therapies should be altered.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

COPD: Find Your Community
COPD not only makes you feel breathless, it can also make you feel isolated, depressed, and stressed. When you connect with a community of other people who have COPD, you’ll get support, management tips, and advice on how to improve your symptoms and feel better. Learn how to find a COPD community online to get help. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women More Likely to Suffer Nighttime Sudden Cardiac Death
Other independent risk factors include central nervous system - affecting drugs and COPD or asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 26, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news