Medical News Today: What is orthopnea?
Orthopnea is a symptom rather than a condition. It is a shortness of breath that only occurs when a person is lying down and usually subsides when they sit or stand up. Causes include conditions that affect the heart or lungs, such as heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Alpharetta company acquires biomedical firm in Tampa
A medical technology company out of Alpharetta has acquired Tampa-based Regenerative Medicine Solutions LLC, a biomedical services company in an all-stock transaction. Medovex Corp. was formed to acquire and develop a portfolio of medical tech products and services with disruptive characteristics, the statement said. RMS manages Lung Health Institute, which specializes in cellular therapies to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other chronic lung di sorders. Bill Horne, and founder… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Pam Huff Source Type: news

Georgia company acquires biomedical firm in Tampa, names Laser Spine Institute founder its new CEO
A medical technology company out of Alpharetta, Georgia has acquired Tampa-based Regenerative Medicine Solutions LLC, a biomedical services company in an all-stock transaction. Medovex Corp. (OTCQB: MDVX) was formed to acquire and develop a portfolio of medical tech products and services with disruptive characteristics, the statement said. RMS manages Lung Health Institute, which specializes in cellular therapies to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other c hronic lung disorders. Bill… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Pam Huff Source Type: news

Long - Term Benzodiazepines Do Not Up Mortality in COPD, PTSD
No difference in mortality, but risk for suicide elevated with long - term benzodiazepine use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does COPD show up on an X-ray?
Diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can involve an X-ray, which may show enlarged lungs and diaphragm problems. Doctors may order X-rays and other tests when a person has symptoms, such as shortness of breath or chest tightness. Learn more about how doctors interpret X-rays to diagnose the condition here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you drink alcohol if you have COPD?
The link between alcohol and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unclear. While smoking is the biggest cause and risk factor for COPD, alcohol may also play a role. Whether a person with COPD can drink alcohol safely may depend on factors such as the severity of symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Long-Term Benzodiazepines Do Not Up Mortality in COPD, PTSD
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), long-term benzodiazepine use is not associated with mortality, but there is an association for short-term... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in COPD Patients With PTSD
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can COPD run in families?
Genetic factors can make it more likely that a person will develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, other causes, such as smoking and environmental toxins, are more significant. Preventive measures can help reduce the impact of the genetic risk factors for this disease. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the average age for COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease normally affects people over 40, but it can also occur in younger people. People who smoke heavily or work in environments with high exposure to pollutants may develop it earlier. Life expectancy depends on how far the disease has progressed at diagnosis and treatment plans. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in COPD Patients With PTSD
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- People suffering from two common conditions -- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the breathing disorder known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) -- may be increasing their risk for suicide if they take... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Influence of Anemia on One-Year Exacerbation Rate of COPD-PH Influence of Anemia on One-Year Exacerbation Rate of COPD-PH
A new study explores the potential prognostic role of anemia in patients with pulmonary hypertension due to COPD.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What tests are used to diagnose COPD?
As well as carrying out a physical examination and gathering a person ’s medical history, doctors typically order one or more tests to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These tests may include pulmonary function tests, blood tests, and imaging tests. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can COPD cause anxiety?
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience breathlessness. This physical symptom can trigger anxiety and panic in some people. Breathing exercises, medication, and other techniques can help people control these psychological symptoms. Learn more about COPD and anxiety here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Low-Cost Program Slashes Readmission Rates for COPD Low-Cost Program Slashes Readmission Rates for COPD
When COPD patients are discharged from the hospital with good education and a referral for timely follow-up, rates of readmission for acute exacerbation drop significantly, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Stiolto(R) Respimat(R) Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to Add Data on COPD Exacerbation Reduction
Stiolto Respimat is the first in its class to have exacerbation data in the product labeling RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Oct. 11, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, FDA Boehringer Ingelheim, Stiolto Respimat, tiotropium, olodaterol, COPD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

LAMAs Are Safe Irrespective of Cardiovascular Risk in COPD LAMAs Are Safe Irrespective of Cardiovascular Risk in COPD
Long-acting antimuscarinic antagonists are safe for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and will not increase the risk for a cardiovascular event, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Albuminuria Linked to Incident Lung Function Decline
Albuminuria linked to increased risk for COPD and COPD - related events but not asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Albuminuria Linked to Incident Lung Function Decline
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 -- Albuminuria is associated with incident lung function decline and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online Sept. 28 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COPD Care Bundle Cut Hospital Readmissions
(MedPage Today) -- Readmission rates up to 90 days were lower in single-center study (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does high altitude affect COPD?
Flying or traveling to high elevations can present difficulties for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Changes in altitude can cause high blood pressure, a lack of oxygen, and other respiratory problems. Planning, adopting coping strategies, and limiting activity can help. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

CSA Medical ices $23m funding round
CSA Medical said yesterday that it put a $23 million debt-and-equity round on ice for the cryospray technology it’s developing. Boston-based CSA said Horizon Technology Finance led the round with a $15 million loan facility; existing shareholders ponied up $8 million in equity financing, the company said. The round’s first tranche included a $6 million loan from Horizon and another $5 million in equity financing from backers including SV Health Investors, Ascension Ventures and Intersouth Partners, CSA said. Proceeds are earmarked for expanding the commercial footprint into gastrointestinal indic...
Source: Mass Device - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news

COPD Triple Tx Reduced Exacerbations in Nonreversible Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Improvements in lung function, QoL also seen in IMPACT analysis (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 8, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a link between marijuana and COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) describes a group of long-term lung conditions. Here, we explore whether marijuana can cause, worsen, or even help to treat COPD, and we examine the research behind these claims. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

CSA Medical Secures $23 Million to Advance its Cryospray(TM) Therapies for Esophageal Disease and COPD
Financing to Support Expansion of CSA's truFreeze® Spray Cryotherapy Business for Esophageal Disease and Launch of the Reo Radial Catheter in 2019 for Barrett's Esophagus Also Supports CE Mark and Pivotal Clinical Study Launch for RejuvenAir® Sp... Devices, Venture Capital CSA Medical, Cryospray, RejuvenAir, Esophageal Disease, COPD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Asthma-COPD Overlap: Managing This Critical Disease Asthma-COPD Overlap: Managing This Critical Disease
Dr Navitha Ramesh provides her perspective on how best to treat patients with these dual airway diseases.CHEST and Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Managing Chronic and Acute COPD Exacerbations Managing Chronic and Acute COPD Exacerbations
Review an updated pharmacotherapy treatment algorithm and new recommendations for the prevention and management of acute COPD exacerbations as presented in the latest GOLD guidelines.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

The urban training intervention increases physical activity in COPD patients
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Increasing physical activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a key strategy -- and a major challenge -- in the fight against this respiratory disorder. According to a study published in European Respiratory Journal, the Urban Training intervention for COPD patients designed by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) -- an institution supported by 'la Caixa' Foundation -- has proved efficacious in achieving, for the first time, a significant long-term increase in physical activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Number of COPD Events Over One Year Predicts Rate of Future Events
Increasing frequency, severity of acute COPD exacerbations tied with risk for death (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Albuminuria Linked to COPD
(MedPage Today) -- Findings suggest role for endothelial damage in the lung disease (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 4, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Number of COPD Events Over One Year Predicts Rate of Future Events
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- The frequency of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPDs) in a single year predicts the long-term rate of AECOPDs, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood Risk Profiles Affect Middle-Age Lung Function
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- Profiles of childhood respiratory risk factors predict middle-age lung function levels and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) risk, according to a study published in the September issue of the Annals of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Severe mental illness (SMI) and physical health inequalities: briefing
This report finds people with severe mental illness have significantly worse physical health compared to the general population, with a higher prevalence of obesity, diabetes, COPD, stroke, heart failure, coronary heart disease and asth (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estonia: Health System Review.
Authors: Habicht T, Reinap M, Kasekamp K, Sikkut R, Aaben L, van Ginneken E Abstract This analysis of the Estonian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. In 2017, the Estonian government took the historic step of expanding the revenue base of the health system, which has been a longstanding challenge. However, in terms of percentage of GDP it remains a small increase and long-term financial sustainability could still pose a problem. That said, if these additional funds are invested wisely, they ...
Source: Health systems in transition - October 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to manage COPD triggers
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) commonly experience flare-ups, periods when symptoms worsen. Identifying and avoiding triggers for COPD can help prevent or reduce flare-ups and the need for hospitalization. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

AHA: Lung Scans of COPD Patients Can Reveal Heart Disease — and Death Risk
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

AHA: Lung Scans of COPD Patients Can Reveal Heart Disease -- and Death Risk
TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People with the chronic lung disease known as COPD often get chest CT scans so that doctors can look inside their lungs. A new study is advising physicians to also take a careful look at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Drug Combinations for Asthma, COPD at CHEST 2018 New Drug Combinations for Asthma, COPD at CHEST 2018
Different combinations of known and experimental drugs for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will be featured at the upcoming American College of Chest Physicians Meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Readmission, Death Risk Higher in COPD With Comorbidities
Patients with COPD and comorbidities have reduced odds of receiving beneficial treatments (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Lifestyle Factors, Not Air Pollution, Exacerbate Asthma in Women
Authors of a new study found that lifestyle factors, not a major air pollutant, play a more significant role in women developing asthma COPD overlap syndrome.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 28, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Inhaled Steroids Increase Risk of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Infections
When using inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of asthma, COPD, and other airways disease, authors of a new study warn to proceed with caution.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Tai chi is a low-cost and useful alternative to improve respiratory function in people with COPD
(Natural News) Pulmonary healthcare providers are constantly searching for ways to help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) improve their respiratory function. Now individuals with COPD can add tai chi as an affordable alternative treatment for pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), according to a study published in the journal CHEST. PR is recommended for patients with COPD since... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the early signs of COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that cause breathing difficulties. COPD tends to get worse over time, so early detection and treatment are essential. Early signs and symptoms include coughing, excess mucus production, shortness of breath, and tiredness. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

For Stubborn COPD, Airway Ablation Bolsters Drug Effects For Stubborn COPD, Airway Ablation Bolsters Drug Effects
Targeted lung denervation appears to maximize the benefits of the anticholinergic drugs often prescribed to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Lung Denervation Cuts COPD-Related Events, Admissions
(MedPage Today) -- One-time therapy showed most benefit in highly symptomatic patients (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - September 19, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

CSA Medical touts QoL improvements in RejuvenAir chronic bronchitis study
CSA Medical today released early results from a feasibility study exploring the use of its RejuvenAir Metered Cryospray system in treating patients with chronic bronchitis, touting improvements in quality of life for patients treated with the system. Results from the trial were presented at the 2018 European Respiratory Society Congress in Paris, the Boston-based company said. “We are encouraged by these positive safety and feasibility results and we’re moving forward with plans to initiate a worldwide pivotal study of RejuvenAir in chronic bronchitis in 2019. We look forward to advancing this novel therap...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients Breathe
Title: Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients BreatheCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

New COPD guidelines from international panel provide updated recommendations
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? For many people, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a distressing and recurrent illness that affects breathing ability and quality of life. While treatable, COPD remains the third leading cause of death in the U.S. In the latest issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers take a closer look at new findings and [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - September 19, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

PDE3/4 Inhibitor Yields Symptom Relief in COPD
(MedPage Today) -- Tested as standalone, but potential role seen as add-on therapy (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - September 18, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients
COPD, which is often linked to smoking, is a progressive deterioration of lung function that involves a combination of bronchitis and emphysema symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news