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January 26, 2023

Spanish Consensus Document on Severe Adult Asthma Updated Spanish Consensus Document on Severe Adult Asthma Updated

MADRID — It is estimated that between 5% and 10% of Spanish people suffer from asthma. Of these patients, up to 10% may have severe asthma, […]
January 18, 2023

COPD Patients at Higher Risk of Death 1 Year After Surgery COPD Patients at Higher Risk of Death 1 Year After Surgery

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to die within a year of undergoing elective surgery and to incur higher healthcare costs than […]
January 9, 2023

Obesity Impacts Peripheral Airway Reactivity, Asthma Obesity Impacts Peripheral Airway Reactivity, Asthma

Peripheral airway response to methacholine was similar among obese adults with and without asthma, although forced expiratory volume was lower for those with asthma, based on […]
January 5, 2023

Neutrophil Test Found Useful for Predicting Survival in IPF Neutrophil Test Found Useful for Predicting Survival in IPF

The widely available neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio test proved effective in predicting survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and helped improve use of the Gender-Age-Physiology (GAP) Index for staging, […]
January 3, 2023

Comorbidities and the Prognosis of COPD Comorbidities and the Prognosis of COPD

Strict control of comorbidities in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease decreases exacerbations, morbimortality, and avoids readmissions. An increasing number of women have the disease, which […]
December 30, 2022

Exacerbation History Found Flawed as COPD Risk Predictor Exacerbation History Found Flawed as COPD Risk Predictor

Clinical guidelines recommend use of exacerbation history in choosing therapies to predict the risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations, but an analysis of data from […]
December 23, 2022

LAMA/LABA Combos Tied to Varying Adverse Events in COPD LAMA/LABA Combos Tied to Varying Adverse Events in COPD

The risk for severe adverse events for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was significantly lower among those treated with glycopyrronium/indacaterol or umeclidinium/vilanterol compared with those […]
December 22, 2022

Fat-Free Mass Index Tied to Outcomes in Underweight COPD Patients Fat-Free Mass Index Tied to Outcomes in Underweight COPD Patients

Higher fat-free mass was tied to exercise outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who were underweight, but not in those who were obese or […]
December 16, 2022

Severe OSA Tied to Poor Prognoses in Stroke Patients Severe OSA Tied to Poor Prognoses in Stroke Patients

Patients with acute ischemic stroke had a worse prognosis if they had also experienced severe obstructive sleep apnea, based on data from 125 individuals. Obstructive sleep […]
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