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FDA Approves First Generic Version of Advair for Asthma, COPD

FDA Approves First Generic Version of Advair for Asthma, COPD

The first generic form of the Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) inhaler has been approved by the US FDA.

Algorithm Reduces Antibiotic Use in Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

Algorithm Reduces Antibiotic Use in Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

The duration of antibiotic regimens to treat lower respiratory tract infection can be reduced through the use of a procalcitonin-guided algorithm.

Vitamin D Supplementation Can Help Cut COPD Exacerbations

Vitamin D Supplementation Can Help Cut COPD Exacerbations

Review shows supplementation only effective for baseline vitamin D levels 25 nmol/L.

Cognitive Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety in COPD Patients

Cognitive Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety in COPD Patients

Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered by respiratory nurses is associated with reduced anxiety symptoms and is cost-effective for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPD Tied to Obesity in Male, Female Never-Smokers

COPD Tied to Obesity in Male, Female Never-Smokers

Strong dose-response relationship seen in never-smokers aged 50 and older.

Patients Hospitalized for COPD Rarely Receive Pulmonary Rehab

Patients Hospitalized for COPD Rarely Receive Pulmonary Rehab

Elderly, those living 10 miles from facility, those with lower SES less likely to receive pulmonary rehab.

Metered Dose Inhaler Errors Affect Many With COPD and Asthma

Metered Dose Inhaler Errors Affect Many With COPD and Asthma

The most common error related to the use of metered dose inhalers was the failure to attach the inhaler to a spacer.

Long-Term Benzodiazepines Do Not Increase Mortality in COPD, PTSD

Long-Term Benzodiazepines Do Not Increase Mortality in COPD, PTSD

For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder, long-term benzodiazepine use is not associated with mortality, but there is an association for short-term benzodiazepine use.

Small Reduction in Lung Function With Treatment De-Escalation in COPD

Small Reduction in Lung Function With Treatment De-Escalation in COPD

No difference in exacerbations with indacaterol/glycopyrronium for non-frequently exacerbating COPD.

Collagen Degradation, Formation Elevated in Patients With Exacerbated COPD

Collagen Degradation, Formation Elevated in Patients With Exacerbated COPD

Serologically assessed collagen remodeling plays a key role in the severity of COPD, as determined by airflow limitation and dyspnea, as well as in disease outcomes.

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