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Young patients with COPD still active smokers

Young patients with COPD still active smokers

Patients who are socioeconomically disadvantaged are more likely to continue smoking after a COPD diagnosis.

Triple therapy does not reduce COPD exacerbations

Triple therapy does not reduce COPD exacerbations

The addition of tiotropium does not reduce COPD exacerbations.

EHRs improve quality of prescribing for patients with COPD exacerbations

EHRs improve quality of prescribing for patients with COPD exacerbations

The number of patients receiving all recommending pharmacologic therapies improved after the implementation of a computerized multidisciplinary order in patients' EHRs.

Physical activity tied to mortality risk in patients with COPD

Physical activity tied to mortality risk in patients with COPD

Patients with COPD who engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity were 47% less likely to die 12 months after hospitalization.

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