Author Archives: Vanda Pinto

Cough Monitoring App for COPD Added to NuvoAir Home Platform

NuvoAir has released a new mobile app for home use, called NuvoAir Cough, that can record and analyze coughing sounds made by patients with lung conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The app is included in the NuvoAir Home platform, the company’s digital respiratory support system. Coughing…

Nebulized Ensifentrine Shows Promise as Add-on Therapy

Verona Pharma has announced positive efficacy and safety results about using nebulized ensifentrine as an add-on therapy to tiotropium (Spiriva Respimat) for treating symptomatic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Results from the Phase 2b clinical trial (NCT03937479) show that ensifentrine treatment, combined with maintenance tiotropium, results in…

Study Identifies Patient Risk Factors for In-hospital Death

Certain risk factors may accurately predict in-hospital mortality, or death, in people with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a study revealed. These factors include the need for invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV), having chronic heart failure, and having a low number of immune white blood cells,…

Respinova Wins FDA OK for Airway Opening System Pulsehaler

Respinova’s new airway device, called Pulsehaler, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That means it can be marketed as a safe and effective medical device to ease breathing in people with airway restrictions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). “We…