Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

MUSC Resumes Clinical Trial Testing Targeted Lung Denervation

Following a stop due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has become the first medical center to restart the AIRFLOW-3 clinical trial, which is testing a procedure called targeted lung denervation as a potential therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). “We’re…

American Thoracic Society Issues New Guidelines for COPD Treatments

New official guidelines have been published by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Among the new recommendations, the combination of long-acting beta two agonists (LABA) and long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA) is recommended over either therapy alone to treat people with COPD…

Expanded Diagnostic Criteria Needed for COPD, Study Suggests

The criteria used to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should be expanded beyond measurements of lung function, a new study suggests. The study, “COPDGene 2019: Redefining the Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” was published in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD…