Long-thought to be primarily caused by smoking and other exposures, scientists now believe that congenital changes to lung tissues with a genetic link may also be to blame.
Less than 10% of eligible COPD patients were referred to pulmonary rehabilitation programs, according to a new UK study.
Tailored health coaching services can help keep COPD patients moving and avoid exacerbations, according to a new report.
Study: Certain bronchodilators may lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in COPD patients at onset of starting therapy.
French study shows that ICU admissions for and mortality from severe COPD exacerbations are increasing despite improved management methods.
In a small single-center study, a breathlessness, cough and sputum score of 5.0 or greater was a good predictor of exacerbation risk.
The CAPTURE questionnaire along with a peak flow test could assist primary care physicians with severe COPD diagnosis.
Patients with stable COPD already using supplemental oxygen should discuss continued use with their physician.
A new report indicates the successes of early interventions through digital health applications to help manage COPD.
Benzodiazepine use in COPD patients linked to increased exacerbation, according to study out of Canada.