Search results for "COPD"

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MKSAP quiz on end-of-life care

Low-dose (20 mg) extended-release morphine given daily has been used to relieve dyspnea in patients with advanced COPD. ... Antibiotics and corticosteroids are appropriately used in patients with exacerbations of severe COPD.
December 2013

New blood thinner, HIV combo drug approved

A label revision for varenicline (Chantix) to include information about the efficacy and safety of the drug in patients with cardiovascular disease and COPD and offer new information about selecting a ... adrenergic agonist class. It is not intended to
October 2011

End-of-life care

Researchers used validated ICD-9 and ICD-10 procedure codes to identify use of noninvasive ventilation, invasive mechanical ventilation, both, or neither in Medicare beneficiaries with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ... 7.8%; AOR, 1.07 [95%
October 2020

New clinical guideline issued on diagnosis, management of stable COPD

For stable COPD patients with respiratory symptoms and FEV. 1. less than 60% predicted, treatment with inhaled bronchodilators is recommended (strong recommendation, moderate-quality evidence). ... Clinicians should prescribe monotherapy using either long
August 2011

Recent Research

Patients had COPD with a history of at least 1 exacerbation during the previous year. ... The consistent exacerbation outcomes have major implications for COPD management, especially among patients with a history of exacerbation,” they wrote.
August 2016

Care improves for MI patients with COPD, but gaps in treatment remain

Researchers looked for differences in demographics, clinical characteristics, and treatments received in patients with COPD versus those without. ... treatment persisted and the outcomes of patients with AMI and underlying COPD did not improve.
January 2012

Combination treatment for COPD associated with lower rate of exacerbations versus usual care

A total of 3,161 patients with COPD were screened for the study, and 2,802 were randomly assigned to a study group. ... Future effectiveness studies are likely to influence clinical guidelines, not only for COPD but for many other chronic diseases,”
September 2016

Journal watch: Recent studies of note

The authors assessed cost-effectiveness by comparing the average inpatient census, payment denial rate, and the state's Medicaid reimbursement (Medi-Cal) for internal medicine in 2007 and 2008. ... In 2008, they also focused on Medi-Cal patients admitted
February 2011

Pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary heart disease

It is often associated with chronic hypoxic states like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea. ... Chronic pulmonary heart disease becomes “acute” whenever decompensation occurs, often the result of an exacerbation
April 2015

The COVID Yogi

A 2020 Cochrane review suggested modest benefit from yoga in asthma, and others have suggested possible benefit in COPD.
November 2020

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