Telehealth startup with UNC, NC State roots gains steam in pandemic
The Raleigh-based company's platform is focused on virtual care for people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Caring for the Resident with Complex Medical Needs in Assisted Living
Mr. P is an 89-year-old Black man who transitioned to assisted living after an acute hospitalization for pneumonia and then a short stay in post-acute care for therapy and to stabilize his chronic medical problems. Before that time he had been living independently, but he was hospitalized three times over the past year due to exacerbations of congestive heart failure and his underlying restrictive pulmonary disease (COPD). His additional medical history includes hyponatremia, chronic kidney disease, and anxiety. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick, Paige Hector Tags: IDT Case Studies Source Type: news

What Are the Best Supplements for COPD?
Title: What Are the Best Supplements for COPD?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 7/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 29, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

What Is the Latest Treatment for COPD?
Title: What Is the Latest Treatment for COPD?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/27/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 27, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Oncotarget: Caspase-11 and AIM2 inflammasome involved in COPD and lung adenocarcinoma
(Impact Journals LLC) The Oncotarget authors found that AIM2 inflammasome is at the crossroad between COPD and lung cancer in that its higher presence is correlated to lower survival rate of smoking COPD adenocarcinoma patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

COPD symptoms - the four early warning signs of COPD
COPD is a debilitating condition which makes breathing more and more difficult. Here's how to spot the early signs of it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can body composition metrics foretell COVID-19 patient outcomes?
The body composition of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 as assessed on routin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can help stratify COVID-19 risk on lung ultrasound Chest CT assesses COPD mortality risk AI body analysis finds lung cancer survival risk factors AI can opportunistically screen for metabolic syndrome AI unlocks screening potential of body CT exams (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Experiences of a home-based fall prevention exercise program among older adults with chronic lung disease - Chauvin S, Durocher E, Richardson J, Beauchamp MK.
BACKGROUND: Individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have mobility limitations; these may include challenges with balance and being at high risk of falling. Risk of falling can be reduced through exercise programs targeting balan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Diagnosed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, by Urbanization Level and Age Group - National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019
In 2019, the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years with diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was higher among those living in nonmetropolitan areas (8%) than among those living in metropolitan areas (4%). (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 1, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Diseases & Conditions MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

What Are the Stages of COPD
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mold Exposure Tied to Worse COPD Outcomes
Mold may increase the risk for flare - ups and hospitalization with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 23, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Mold Exposure Tied to Worse COPD Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- Activities potentially leading to mold exposure are associated with adverse chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) outcomes, according to a study published online June 12 in Pulmonology. Chris Kosmidis, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mold a Big Threat to People With COPD
Title: Mold a Big Threat to People With COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/16/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Silver Lining: Fewer Dangerous Flare - Ups for COPD Patients
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 16, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Mold a Big Threat to People With COPD
WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 -- Exposure to mold both in and out of the home may worsen breathlessness and other symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests. More than 16 million Americans have COPD, according to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fewer Dangerous COPD Flare-Ups During COVID
A new study finds the health precautions used to combat spreading COVID may also have helped those with COPD. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Silver Lining: Fewer Dangerous Flare-Ups for COPD Patients
WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 -- Public health precautions meant to reduce the spread of COVID-19 may have had an unintended but happy side effect. They may also have benefited individuals who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Silver Lining: Fewer Dangerous Flare-Ups for COPD Patients
Title: Pandemic Silver Lining: Fewer Dangerous Flare-Ups for COPD PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/16/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/16/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 16, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Glenmark Pharma launches COPD treatment inhaler in UK
Drug firm Glenmark Pharma on Tuesday announced the launch of Tiotropium Bromide Dry Powder Inhaler, used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in the UK. Tiotropium DPI had a market size of USD 450 million in the EU in the 12 month period ending September 2020. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Feasibility of a 6-month home-based fall prevention exercise program in older adults with COPD - Beauchamp MK, Ellerton C, Kirkwood R, Brooks D, Richardson J, Goldstein RS, Pugsley S, Hatzoglou D.
PURPOSE: Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a high risk and rate of falls. Home-based fall prevention exercise programs reduce falls in older adults and may be an alternative approach for people with COPD without access to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Animal study suggests Ga-68 PET FAPI can detect lung fibrosis
PET imaging with a gallium-68 (Ga-68)-labeled fibroblast activation protei...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET lymph node uptake after COVID-19 vaccines mimics cancer AI algorithm can predict severity, progression of COPD Thoracic radiologists give top tips for CT evaluation of lung parenchyma Preclinical lung imaging offers effective evaluation of drug candidates CT shows lung damage 6 months after COVID-19 recovery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study links COVID-19 public health efforts to dramatic drop in COPD hospitalizations
(University of Maryland Medical Center) Public health measures designed to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus may have fostered a substantial side benefit: A 53 percent drop in hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), likely due to a drop in circulating seasonal respiratory viruses such as influenza. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Results from Phase 3 MAIA Study Showing Significant Overall Survival Benefits for Treatment with DARZALEX ® (daratumumab) in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Who are Transplant Ineligible
Raritan, N.J., June 12, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced overall survival (OS) results from the Phase 3 MAIA (NCT02252172) study showing the addition of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) to lenalidomide and dexamethasone (D-Rd) resulted in a statistically significant survival benefit over lenalidomide and dexamethasone (Rd) alone in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) who were ineligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) and were treated to progression.[1] These data were featured in the European Hematology Association (EHA) 2021 Virtual Press Briefin...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Low-field MRI offers a no-radiation option for lung disease imaging
Low-field-strength MRI at 0.55 tesla appears to offer an effective alternativ...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm can predict severity, progression of COPD Thoracic radiologists give top tips for CT evaluation of lung parenchyma Preclinical lung imaging offers effective evaluation of drug candidates MRI shows promise for lung cancer screening MRI lung volume predicts survival in infants with hernias (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Highlights from the journal CHEST ® , June 2021
(American College of Chest Physicians) The June issue of CHEST includes 95 articles including original research on racial disparities in asthma and COPD, lung cancer among gender minority individuals, and more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Highlights Commitment to Advancing Transformative Innovations in Oncology with Scientific Updates from Deep, Diverse Pipeline and Portfolio at ASCO and EHA Virtual Scientific Programs
June 1, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 30 company-sponsored studies, including six oral presentations, will be featured during the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 4-8. Janssen presentations will include new data and updates for both approved and investigational therapeutics that are being studied for the treatment of various solid tumors and blood cancers. Immediately following ASCO, additional data will be featured during the European Hematology Association (EHA) Virtual Congress, June 9-17. A ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

What to D.O.: Steer Clear of Magnesium for COPD
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - June 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: What to D.O. Source Type: news

Poor Americans More Likely to Have Respiratory Problems, Study Finds
Despite improvements in air quality and other advances, low-income Americans more often have asthma, lung disease and related illnesses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Income Inequality Smoking and Tobacco Poverty Lungs Race and Ethnicity Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

COPD in Younger Adults Deadlier Than Expected COPD in Younger Adults Deadlier Than Expected
Adults in their 30s, 40s and 50s with COPD experience significant morbidity and excess mortality from the disease, results of a population-based study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Patients With Moderate COPD Also Benefit From Triple Therapy Patients With Moderate COPD Also Benefit From Triple Therapy
Both triple combinations were significantly superior to the dual therapies for controlling exacerbations, Klaus F. Rabe, MD, PhD and colleagues found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Access to Pulmonary Rehab Limited for Many COPD Patients
Overall, 61.5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have pulmonary rehabilitation center within a 10 - mile radius (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Access to Pulmonary Rehab Limited for Many COPD Patients
MONDAY, May 24, 2021 -- About 60 percent of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) have a pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) center within a 10-mile radius, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2021... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A novel defense mechanism for SARS-CoV-2 discovered
(Hokkaido University) Scientists from Hokkaido University have discovered a novel defensive response to SARS-CoV-2 that involves the viral pattern recognition receptor RIG-I. Upregulating expression of this protein could strengthen the immune response in COPD patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Deep-learning algorithm estimates cancer risk of pulmonary nodules
A deep-learning algorithm can yield comparable performance to experienced thoraci...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI model predicts progression, mortality in COVID-19 patients AI predicts heart disease mortality from CT lung screening exams Chest CT assesses COPD mortality risk AI algorithm could aid radiologists in evaluating chest CT exams AI can predict malignancy for multiple pulmonary nodules (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Two - Fifths of Americans With COPD Live Far From Lung Rehab
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 19, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Two-Fifths of Americans With COPD Live Far From Lung Rehab
WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2021 -- Pulmonary rehab can improve the quality of life for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but as many as 40% of U.S. seniors with COPD lack access to these programs, largely because there are none... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Two-Fifths of Americans With COPD Live Far From Lung Rehab
Title: Two-Fifths of Americans With COPD Live Far From Lung RehabCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 19, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

UB pharmacy researcher to develop real-time algorithm to lower hospital readmission rates
(University at Buffalo) To lower hospital readmission rates for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), University at Buffalo pharmacy researcher David Jacobs has received a $962,000 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to develop a real-time readmission risk prediction algorithm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2 in 5 older adults with COPD lack access to beneficial treatment, study finds
Nearly two in five older adults with COPD lack access to needed pulmonary rehabilitation services, an analysis presented Tuesday during the American Thoracic Society's 2021 conference found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worse Outcomes for Patients With COPD and COVID-19 Worse Outcomes for Patients With COPD and COVID-19
Among patients with both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and COVID-19, hospitalizations were more prolonged and death rates were higher than among patients with COVID-19 who did not have COPD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

What Does a COPD Exacerbation Feel Like
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Long Do COPD Exacerbations Last?
Title: How Long Do COPD Exacerbations Last?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/6/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 6, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Featured Review: Combination fixed-dose beta agonist and steroid inhaler as required for adults or children with mild asthma
New Cochrane Review on the efficacy and safety of inhalers for those with mild asthma published on World Asthma Day.World Asthma Day on 5 May is an annual event on organized by the  Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.Cochrane Airways works with authors (typically clinicians and researchers) to produce systematic reviews on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis and other lung diseases, and asthma. We asked Dr Timothy Hinks, one of the Cochrane Review authors, about the findings of this recent review.For those with mild asthma, ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Nearly $500 million a year in Medicare costs goes to 7 services with no net health benefits
FINDINGSA UCLA-led study shows that physicians frequently order preventive medical services for adult Medicare beneficiaries that are considered unnecessary and of “low value” by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — at a cost of $478 million per year.The researchers analyzed national survey data over a 10-year period, looking specifically at seven preventive services given a “D” rating by the task force, and discovered that these services were ordered more than 31 million times annually.BACKGROUNDThe U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel appointed by the Department of ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Kaia Health raises €62M Series C funding for MSK and COPD care
The digital therapeutics company plans to expand its services in the US and Europe. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 28, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CT shows exercise reduces risk of serious airway disease
CT shows that cardiopulmonary fitness reduces the long-term risk of bronchiectasis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT finds increased rates of emphysema in lungs of marijuana smokers CT illuminates why nonsmokers get COPD ISCT: 5 clinical benefits of photon-counting CT Photon-counting CT boosts resolution of lung imaging Genetic variation in lung airways elevates risk of COPD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ACP Offers Guidance on Antibiotic Duration for Common Infections
Best practices recommend limiting antibiotics to five days for COPD exacerbations, acute uncomplicated bronchitis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 21, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Dirty Air Could Raise COVID Risks for People With Asthma, COPD
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Long-term exposure to polluted air could increase the risk of severe COVID-19 in people with respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research shows. For the study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dirty Air Could Raise COVID Risks for People With Asthma, COPD
Title: Dirty Air Could Raise COVID Risks for People With Asthma, COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/20/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

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