Author Archives: Margarida Maia

COPD Foundation Aims for Model to Spot People Not Yet Diagnosed

The COPD Foundation is partnering with Savana, a machine learning and artificial intelligence company, to develop a way of better identifying people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have not yet been diagnosed, or are at high risk of this disease. De-identified data in electronic medical…

Study Pushes for Better Dental Care in Brazil for COPD Patients

Dental care in Brazil needs to be more accessible to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and integrated into their primary care to better tackle the impact of the disease in the country, a study suggests. “Our research indicates that incorporating preventative oral health into COPD management and…

Study of Lung Health Among Blacks Earns CHEST Foundation Grant

Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) have been awarded a $30,000 CHEST Foundation Research Grant to study racial differences in lung health among smokers, with an emphasis on African Americans. Lung function is an important health indicator and can be compromised by various factors,…

Study Identifies COPD Complications That Increase Patient Risk

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who have worse lung function and prior history of acidotic hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) are more likely to develop hypercapnia, defined as excessive carbon dioxide (CO2) in the bloodstream, a new study has found. The study, “Development and Relevance of Hypercapnia in…