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Studies Find: Ozone, Wood Smoke Raise Odds of COPD in Smokers and Nonsmokers
January 05, 2020

Studies Find: Ozone, Wood Smoke Raise Odds of COPD in Smokers and Nonsmokers

High levels of ozone and wood smoke each increase the risk for lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among smokers and nonsmokers alike, two new studies find. People with COPD gradually lose their ability to draw a decent breath. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause, but COPD also can be caused by regular…

Studies Find: Ozone, Wood Smoke Raise Odds of COPD in Smokers and Nonsmokers
Identifying Protein Biomarkers for COPD from Exhaled Air Condensate
September 17, 2019

Identifying Protein Biomarkers for COPD from Exhaled Air Condensate

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a medical condition where damage to the airway leads to a chronic inflammatory response. In Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a medical condition where damage to the airway leads to a chronic inflammatory response. In th this case study, scientists from Peking and Shanghai identified novel protein biomarkers…

Identifying Protein Biomarkers for COPD from Exhaled Air Condensate
Study Questions Mainstay Treatment For Mild Asthma
September 02, 2019

Study Questions Mainstay Treatment For Mild Asthma

Steroid inhalers commonly used to prevent asthma attacks may not work any better than a placebo for many people with mild asthma, according to recent research. Synthetic corticosteroids mimic the steroid hormone cortisol, reducing inflammation in the airways. But the drug targets a type of inflammation that may be found in far fewer patients than…

Study Questions Mainstay Treatment For Mild Asthma
Study: Pediatrician Intervention to Help Parents Quit Smoking
August 14, 2019

Study: Pediatrician Intervention to Help Parents Quit Smoking

Parents who smoke cigarettes put their children and others around them at risk for bronchitis, pneumonia and a variety of other ailments. But a new study offers another method to help them quit lighting up. Researchers tested a smoking cessation program in five states in the South and the Midwest, finding it had success in…

Study: Pediatrician Intervention to Help Parents Quit Smoking
COPD: 5 Must-Know Updates
July 29, 2019

COPD: 5 Must-Know Updates

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) represents a major burden to global health, and it is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Intense research has expanded our knowledge of pathophysiology and therapeutic targets and allowed for the personalization of treatment. The following review provides five disease-related COPD updates. 1. Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Bronchoscopic lung…

COPD: 5 Must-Know Updates
Telehealth Rehabilitation Lowers Hospital Readmissions After COPD Exacerbation, Study Finds
July 07, 2019

Telehealth Rehabilitation Lowers Hospital Readmissions After COPD Exacerbation, Study Finds

Video telehealth rehabilitation reduced the rates that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) had to be readmitted within 30 days after they were hospitalized for a pulmonary exacerbation, according to a study. The findings were published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine in a study titled “Video Telehealth Pulmonary Rehabilitation Intervention in COPD Reduces 30-day…

Telehealth Rehabilitation Lowers Hospital Readmissions After COPD Exacerbation, Study Finds
Circassia’s Duaklir Approved by FDA for Maintenance Treatment of COPD
April 06, 2019

Circassia’s Duaklir Approved by FDA for Maintenance Treatment of COPD

Circassia announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its medication Duaklir for the maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The company plans to launch the therapy in the United States in the second half of 2019. Duaklir is a combination of two long-acting bronchodilators: aclidinium bromide (400 mcg) and formoterol fumarate (12 mcg). It…

Circassia’s Duaklir Approved by FDA for Maintenance Treatment of COPD
Study: COPD patients need more support when understanding new chest symptoms
February 19, 2019

Study: COPD patients need more support when understanding new chest symptoms

People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) need more support when understanding and acting on new chest symptoms, a study in the journal Psycho-Oncology reports. During this unique study, led by the University of Glasgow and University of Surrey, researchers investigated how the experience of COPD, influences how individuals understand new or changing chest symptoms and their…

Study: COPD patients need more support when understanding new chest symptoms