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Readmission penalties didn't improve COPD exacerbation care

The percentage of patients hospitalized with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who received recommended care increased at a rate of 0.16% per month before implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program compared to 0.01% per month in the four years after.
10 Aug 2022

Active strategy to diagnose PE in COPD inpatients did not improve outcomes

A Spanish trial found that using d-dimer testing and, if positive, a CT pulmonary angiogram to diagnose pulmonary embolism (PE) did not affect risk of death, clot, or readmission in patients hospitalized for exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
20 Oct 2021

Fragmentation breeds frequency in COPD care

An expert discusses how the locations patients receive chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care are tied to their risk of hospitalization.
3 Aug 2022

Antibiotics, corticosteroids most effective for COPD exacerbations, review finds

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).
26 Feb 2020

August 10, 2022

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Pulmonary rehabilitation associated with fewer readmissions for COPD patients

Only 1.5% of studied patients began pulmonary rehabilitation within 90 days of discharge from a hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but their rate of readmission within a year was 56.4%, compared to 64.6% in patients who did not begin rehab.
28 Jul 2021

Personalized steroid dose more effective than fixed dose in COPD exacerbations

Treatment failure was less common among hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who received personalized corticosteroid therapy, guided by a dosing scale, than in those who received a 40-mg/d fixed dose of prednisolone or the equivalent, a Chinese study found.
26 May 2021

Extra postdischarge COPD care review improved quality of life, not other outcomes

Personalized treatment recommendations delivered to primary care clinicians after patients' hospitalization for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation did not appear to affect rates of mortality or readmissions.
6 Apr 2022

Long-acting COPD meds often discontinued during hospital stay and not restarted

A retrospective Canadian study looked at unintentional discontinuation of long-acting muscarinic antagonists and long-acting beta-agonist and inhaled corticosteroid combination therapy in older, highly adherent adults admitted with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
7 Oct 2020

Azithromycin associated with less treatment failure than beta-lactams in hospitalized COPD patients

In a retrospective cohort study at six Michigan hospitals, treatment failed in 19.6% of patients with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who received azithromycin and 32.3% of those who received a beta-lactam.
30 Mar 2022

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