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EFA, Olympus Partner to Provide Free Online Lung Health Workshops

The Emphysema Foundation of America (EFA) — a nonprofit focused on raising awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — is teaming up with the Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a medical device company, to provide free online workshops meant to educate COPD patients about lung health. These…

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…

Platelet-based Therapy May Slow Lung Function Decline

Treatment with PRP-PC, an investigational platelet-based cellular therapy, may slow the decline in lung function typically experienced by people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study with real-world data indicates. With this therapy, being developed by H-CYTE, a person’s own blood is treated in the lab…

Preventing Certain Type of Cell Death May Help Treat COPD

Preventing a specific type of cell death, called necroptosis, may provide a new way of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to data from a recent study. Patients with COPD have elevated levels of necroptosis, the study revealed. Stopping that type of cell death leads to significant reductions…

Teva Launches First Generic Version of Perforomist in US

Teva Pharmaceuticals has launched the first generic version of Perforomist (formoterol fumarate inhalation solution) for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the U.S. “Teva is pleased to provide patients with first-to-market access to a generic version of Perforomist,” Christine Baeder, senior vice president and…

COVID-19 Measures Linked to 53% Fewer COPD Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) dropped by half after the implementation of public health measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections, according to a U.S. study. This reduction in COPD hospital admissions was 36% greater than “the declines seen in other serious medical conditions, including…