Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Guidelines from the American Thoracic Society [Practice Guidelines]

The American Thoracic Society published guidelines for pharmacologic management of COPD and long-term oxygen therapy for COPD and interstitial lung disease based on systematic reviews.

Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Guidelines from the VA/DoD [Practice Guidelines]

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense published guidelines for the primary care management of COPD.

Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations: Guidelines from the American Academy of Family Physicians [Practice Guidelines]

Run by May 2022; run with ATS and VA/DoD PGs; conflicts:

Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Pharmacologic Management of COPD Exacerbations: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the AAFP [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Family Physicians has published guidelines for treating acute exacerbations of COPD.

Jan 15, 2021 Issue
Triple Inhaled Therapy Provides a Small Reduction in Moderate COPD Exacerbations, No Effect on Severe Exacerbations [POEMs]

Triple inhaled therapy, with budesonide (Pulmicort) in a dose of either 160 mcg or 320 mcg daily plus a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) and a long-acting beta2 agonist (LABA), reduces moderate exacerbations (a need for an antibiotic or steroid for three or more days) more than either a LAMA...

Nov 15, 2020 Issue
Antibiotic and Corticosteroid Treatment Effective for Acute Exacerbations of COPD [POEMs]

Short-term antibiotic treatment and short-term systemic corticosteroids are both associated with a faster resolution of COPD symptoms and fewer treatment failures.

Jul 1, 2020 Issue
Role of Mucolytics in the Treatment of Chronic Bronchitis or COPD [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Oral mucolytic agents may reduce the number of acute exacerbations in patients with chronic bronchitis or COPD (number needed to treat [NNT] = 8 over an average of nine months; 95% CI, 7 to 10).

Jun 1, 2020 Issue
Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation for Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [Medicine by the Numbers]

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease characterized by hyperinflation of the lungs, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Learn more about the benefits and harms of using noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for exacerbation of COPD.

May 1, 2020 Issue
Therapies for COPD Exacerbations in Adults [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]

What are the benefits and harms of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults?

Mar 15, 2020 Issue
Office Spirometry: Indications and Interpretation [Article]

High-quality, office-based spirometry can be as useful and reliable as testing performed in a pulmonary function laboratory. A stepwise approach to spirometry should be used, including assessing for obstruction and reversibility, grading of severity, and referral for full pulmonary testing as indicated.

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