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C-reactive protein testing safely reduces antibiotic use for COPD exacerbations

July 11, 2019

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Air pollution reduces lung function, increases risk for COPD

July 9, 2019
Air pollution appears to be associated with reduced lung function and an increased risk for COPD, especially among people with lower incomes, new study results published…
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Long-acting bronchodilator combination may be preferred for preventing COPD exacerbations

July 8, 2019
Among patients with COPD, combination treatment with a long-acting beta agonist plus a long-acting muscarinic antagonist was as effective as combination therapy with a…
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FEV1:FVC ratio diagnostic threshold optimal for predicting COPD prognosis

June 27, 2019
Use of a ratio of FEV1 to FVC less than 0.7 to define airflow obstruction was at least as accurate as other thresholds for predicting COPD-related hospitalizations and…
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Inpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in a Long-Term Care Facility: Short-Term Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, August 2015, Volume 41 Issue 8
The purpose of the current study was to evaluate short-term outcomes of inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation (IPR)…
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VIDEO: GOLD guidelines drive therapy decisions in patients with COPD

May 3, 2018
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