Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. A three-month program that combined transition and long-term management support resulted in fewer hospitalizations and ED visits related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ... to admit patients who have
Electronic order sets helped lower the dosage of corticosteroids given to inpatients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bringing doses more in line with clinical guidelines, a study found.
physicians, also saw low readmission rates after putting the COPD plan into practice. ... Severe underlying COPD. Onset of new physical signs (e.g., cyanosis, peripheral edema).
long-acting beta-agonist and inhaled corticosteroid (LABA-ICS) combination therapy after hospital discharge in older adults with COPD. ... well as standardized practices to prevent medication errors at hospital discharge in the COPD population,” the
Umeclidinium and vilanterol inhalation powder (Anoro Ellipta) for maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
A systematic review of 68 randomized controlled trials found scant evidence supporting other pharmacologic interventions to treat adults with mild to severe exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). ... Antibiotics and systemic
She has severe COPD requiring long-term oxygen therapy. Her baseline arterial P. ... Adding ipratropium bromide is unlikely to reverse the nocturnal hypoxemia associated with COPD.
Researchers used claims data from Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries hospitalized for COPD in 2014 at 4,446 U.S. ... It is time that one of the most effective treatments for patients with COPD and other chronic respiratory diseases be used routinely
Most patients with exacerbations of COPD are usually easily oxygenated on low levels of inspired oxygen. ... Anticholinergic agents in COPD are especially useful when combined with short-acting or long-acting β.
Although clinical guidelines recommend low-dose oral steroids for COPD exacerbations, the ideal form and route of administration are unclear. ... Seventeen percent and 12%, respectively, had been admitted to the hospital for COPD once or at least twice