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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Prophylactic antibiotics may be used to reduce the overall rate of COPD exacerbations and delay their onset. However, the appropriate antibiotic regimen and target population are unclear.
Apr 1, 2018 Issue
Pneumococcal Vaccines in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [Medicine by the Numbers]
Pneumococcal vaccines had no significant effect on mortality from cardiorespiratory disease when compared with control and had no significant effect on all-cause mortality. Find out more.
Mar 1, 2018 Issue
Written Action Plans for Self-Management of COPD Exacerbations [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Written self-management plans, especially those that include guidance on smoking cessation, increase health-related quality of life in patients with COPD. They also decrease the need for respiratory-related hospital admissions among patients with high or low baseline risk.
Glycopyrrolate is a safe option for maintenance treatment to prevent moderate to severe exacerbations in patients with moderate to severe COPD, with only mild and rare adverse effects.
Learn about the latest recommendations from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, the American College of Physicians, and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Umeclidinium is an easy-to-use, once-daily, well-tolerated, and relatively low-cost anti-cholinergic agent for maintenance therapy in patients with moderate to severe COPD.
There is very good agreement between arterial and venous measurements of pH and bicarbonate, and fairly good agreement at higher levels between arterial and peripheral measures of oxygen saturation. These authors suggest an algorithm for patients with acute exacerbation of COPD that includes an arte...
Jul 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF recommends against screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in asymptomatic adults.
Using immediate, in-office spirometry results as the reference standard, seasoned physicians accurately identified COPD severity in approximately one in three patients, underestimating severity in 41% of patients and overestimating severity in 29% of patients. This mismatch seems to be important bec...
Sep 1, 2015 Issue
ACCP/CTS Provide Guidance on Preventing Acute COPD Exacerbations [Practice Guidelines]
The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) have released a guideline with suggestions and recommendations for preventing COPD exacerbations based on available evidence.