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Telemedicine
May 12, 2021

Study Identifies Key Factors Affecting Patient Willingness to Use eHealth Tools in COPD

Specific factors, such as experience with technology and health literacy, were key drivers of whether a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) would benefit or be likely to use eHealth tools to improve self-management skills, investigators concluded. Motivation, comfortability with technology, and health literacy levels are the key factors influencing whether patients with chronic…

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COPD Black Grant
April 20, 2021

Study of Lung Health Among Blacks Earns CHEST Foundation Grant

Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) have been awarded a $30,000 CHEST Foundation Research Grant to study racial differences in lung health among smokers, with an emphasis on African Americans. Lung function is an important health indicator and can be compromised by various factors, the most important of which…

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Covid COPD
February 17, 2021

Are Patients with COPD More Vulnerable to COVID-19?

The Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Science Committee recently released a report on COVID-19 and COPD. The committee does a great job of providing timely, consensus-based recommendations for all things COPD. The new report is a long, comprehensive document. Our goal here will be to highlight a…

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COPD Philips COPD
December 09, 2020

Philips Launches Novel Non-invasive Ventilator to Monitor COPD Patients Remotely

Royal Philips has launched a non-invasive ventilator, BiPAP A40 EFL, to remotely monitor patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and help them to breathe easier. The device is already available in some European countries, and its expansion to the rest of Europe is expected in the next year. BiPAP A40 EFL is not yet…

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Blog Covid Asthma
July 14, 2020

Non-allergic Asthma Linked With Increased Risk of Severe COVID-19

However, study finds allergic asthma did not significantly increase the risk of severe illness. Adults with asthma who became infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 were at higher risk of developing severe illness compared with adults who did not have asthma, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School…

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COVID-19 Blood Test
June 13, 2020

COPD, Smoking Increase Death Risk in COVID-19 Patients, Study Says

Smokers and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to develop severe complications and die from COVID-19 infections than infected patients who do not smoke or have COPD, a recent meta-analysis shows. This research, however, suggests that the prevalence of COPD patients and smokers among those infected is low. The study, “Prevalence,…

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Statins Significantly Reduce Risk of Hospitalized Exacerbations in Patients With COPD
February 19, 2020

Statins Significantly Reduce Risk of Hospitalized Exacerbations in Patients With COPD

Statin use was linked with a significant reduction in the risk of hospitalized exacerbations after an initial hospitalized exacerbation among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including specified frequent exacerbators, according to study findings published in the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In patients with COPD, comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and hypertension are common and…

Statins Significantly Reduce Risk of Hospitalized Exacerbations in Patients With COPD
Study Says: Any Level of Smoking Can Lead to Long-term Lung Damage
January 20, 2020

Study Says: Any Level of Smoking Can Lead to Long-term Lung Damage

Former smokers and people who smoke relatively few cigarettes per day may experience a faster decline in lung function than people who have never smoked, although they still have a slower decline in lung function than current smokers, a new study suggests. The study, “Lung function decline in former smokers and low-intensity current smokers: a…

Study Says: Any Level of Smoking Can Lead to Long-term Lung Damage