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Get to know the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Thu 21 Oct 2010 2:12pm Do you sometimes wheeze or stop to catch your breath when walking up stairs? Perhaps you get tired while grocery shopping or when walking around the mall? Maybe you have a cough or a cold that just won’t go away. These seemingly simple interruptions to your daily life could be a sign of a serious disease called chronic obst ... Read on »
UK’s National Institute For Health And Clinical Excellence (NICE) updates chronic obstructive pulmonary disease guideline by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 23 Jun 2010 11:25am NICE Press Release Replacing the original National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline on COPD, published in 2004, this updated guideline makes a series of new recommendations based on the best evidence currently available. This partially updated guideline focuses particularly on diagn ... Read on »
Acupuncture Appears Associated with Improvement in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Mon 14 May 2012 10:02pm Archives of Internal Medicine Releases for May 14, 2012 According to a small clinical trial reported by investigators from Japan, acupuncture appears to be associated with improvement of dyspnea (labored breathing) on exertion, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published ... Read on »
COMBIVENT remains on the market and available to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Thu 15 Apr 2010 10:08am PR Newswire April 13 /PRNewswire/ Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that the “essential use” status of Combivent® (ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol will be effective through December 31, 2013. W ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by Medline Plus Posted Tue 01 Mar 2011 11:58am FDA approves new drug to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Editor’s note: Daliresp has been approved as the trade name for roflumilast.     The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved roflumilast, a pill taken daily to decrease the frequency of flare-ups (exacerbations) or worsening of sympt ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Tue 01 Mar 2011 2:46pm PRNewswire COPD is a serious lung disease that makes breathing difficult. Symptoms can include breathlessness, chronic cough, and excessive phlegm. An exacerbation can last up to several weeks and result in lung function decline, increased risk of death, and may be associated with severe anxiety. Cigarette smoking i ... Read on »
MediciNova to Evaluate MN-221 for the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Jul 2009 11:32pm MediciNova, Inc. announced that it plans to evaluate MN-221, a highly selective beta2-adrenergic receptor agonist, for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations. Exacerbations are associated with a significant increase in mortality, hospitalization and healthcare utilization. This would be the second resp ... Read on »
New Potential to Treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 Jan 2010 8:28am Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is defined by emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis. It destroys the normal architecture of the lung and inhibits the mechanical aspects of breathing, which prevents necessary gas exchange. Patients suffer from coughing fits, wheezing, and increased incidence of lung infections. These symptoms ... Read on »
New and Controversial Therapies for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Fri 25 Sep 2009 10:37pm This article outlines recent management initiatives and models of care that should be considered as components of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management. In the last decade, we have made important progress, providing evidence of the benefits of many pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments. more… Read on »