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Phase III COPD Trials Show Benefits of Pairing Novartis’ LAMA with LABA Therapy by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Novartis reported on two Phase III studies demonstrating that treating COPD using its marketed once-daily OnBrez® Breezhaler® (indacaterol) in addition to tiotropium (Boeh ... Read on »
Many with asthma, emphysema may misuse inhalers by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Many people with asthma or emphysema could be taking their inhaled medicines incorrectly, researchers say. When they asked 100 adults hospitalized for asthma or a lung ... Read on »
Increasingly, Other Ailments Prove Fatal for People With COPD by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are more likely today than in the past to die from cardiovascular disease or other conditions that are not respiratory ... Read on »
Conflicting Data on Safety of Combined Therapy for Lung Cancer Patients by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Using cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab) in combination with various standard chemotherapy regimens for treatment of advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung carcinom ... Read on »
An Implantable AVF May Be Viable Alternative for COPD Patients by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema An iliofemoral arteriovenous fistula (AVF) increased 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) in patients with severe COPD, researchers report in the current issue of Chest. R ... Read on »
Roflumilast Approved in Europe for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema The European Commission (EC) has approved roflumilast once-daily tablets (Daxas; Nycomed, Inc) as an add-on to bronchodilator therapy for the maintenance treatment of seve ... Read on »
How Common Are Food Allergies? by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema By Chris Iliades, MD Although one in four people may think they have a food allergy, the fact is that food allergies only affect 6 percent of children and 2 per ... Read on »
COPDF Releases New Guide on Home Oxygen Changes by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema The COPD Foundation has released a new guide on how the changes to the way Medicare pays for home oxygen will impact patients. Read More… Read on »
GOLD Criteria for COPD by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema The GOLD COPD classifications are the main method doctors use to describe the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). GOLD is short for the Global ... Read on »
Study finds body’s potential universal flu defense by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Tests on mice suggest these immune system proteins could help most people survive a normally lethal dose of flu virus, the team at the University of Wisconsin and Seattle- ... Read on »
COPD Limits Heart Function Before Symptoms Show by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema A common lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is strongly associated with ... Read on »
COPD: The Heat Is On by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema By Deborah Leader, RN For people with severe, chronic illnesses like COPD, summer heat is not only uncomfortable, it can lead to dangerous COPD complications. ... Read on »
NICE issues revised COPD guidance by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema NICE guidance intends to improve care and outcomes for those with COPD (Photograph: SPL) NICE has issued updated COPD guidance designed to improve COPD diagnosis a ... Read on »
Diabetes patients admitted for acute exacerbations of COPD have longer hospital stay by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema A new study in the journal Respirology reveals that patients with diabetes who are hospitalized with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ex ... Read on »
Survey details impact of COPD on working-age population by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema A study presented today at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference in New Orleans by leading charity, Education for Health (EFH), shows that the economic toll of CO ... Read on »
COPD and Depression – Part II: You Can Feel Better! by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Jane M. Martin In COPD and Depression – Part I: Who, Me? we met Jerry at a routine doctor’s office visit… “I’m fighting for every breath here, doc. I can’t ... Read on »
CPAP Prevents CHF in Severe Sleep Apnea by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Long-term continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment is likely to prevent the development of cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure in patients with severe ... Read on »
DRIVE4COPD Makes Its Mark on American Health by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema In just four months since its launch, DRIVE4COPD has already encouraged more than 100,000 people to be screened to see if they may be at risk for chronic obstructive ... Read on »
Johns Hopkins Health Alerts by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Planning Ahead: The Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney If you have a progressive lung condition, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmona ... Read on »
On Vacation by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Tim is on vacation and will resume posting in a couple of weeks. Please visit COPDsurvivors Read on »