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15-11-2018 | Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease | News | Article

BREATHE programme improves outcomes for COPD patients

An intervention combining transitional care and self-management support after hospital discharge reduces the number of subsequent hospital visits and improves health-related quality of life among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, trial findings indicate.

18-10-2018 | Respiratory | News | Article

TWICS results suggest no role for low-dose theophylline as add-on therapy in COPD

The addition of low-dose theophylline to inhaled corticosteroids does not reduce the risk of exacerbations among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, findings from the TWICS trial indicate.

27-05-2015 | Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease | News | Article

Airway and systemic inflammation predict COPD exacerbation

Researchers have found a link between increased airway and systemic inflammation and frequent exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

27-05-2015 | Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease | News | Article

FEV1/FVC lower limit of normal aids surgery risk stratification in COPD

Researchers say that using the lower limit of normal of the forced expiration volume in 1 second/forced vital capacity ratio improves risk stratification in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease undergoing thoracic surgery.

26-05-2015 | Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease | News | Article

GOLD 2007 and 2011 fail to accurately predict mortality risk

Neither the 2007 nor the 2011 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease classification systems have sufficient prognostic accuracy to predict mortality, a pooled analysis of individual patient data shows.

22-05-2015 | Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease | News | Article

Pulmonary rehabilitation ‘should include sleep assessment’

Researchers say that pulmonary rehabilitation programmes for patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease should include sleep assessment.

22-05-2015 | Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease | News | Article

Challenge remains for early COPD detection in primary care

Exhaled carbon monoxide testing in primary care has no effect on patient acceptance of screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research shows.