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Prompt treatment with Breztri Aerosphere lowers exacerbation risk

Prompt treatment with Breztri Aerosphere (budesonide/glycopyrronium/formoterol fumarate) after a moderate or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation can lower the risk of a future worsening episodes. That’s according to data by AstraZeneca, which markets Breztri Aerosphere, in the late-breaking abstract, “Exacerbations and Real-world Outcomes…

Emphysema patients who smoke quicken lung damage: Study

Among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have emphysema, individuals who continue to smoke after being diagnosed tend to have faster progression of lung damage, a recent study reported. According to researchers, these findings imply quitting smoking may help slow lung disease progression. “We were able to…

La Mesa Rehab says pulmonary rehab works better to treat COPD

La Mesa Rehab in San Diego — the sole comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility in the Southern California city — takes a holistic, innovative approach to pulmonary rehabilitation, which it emphasizes over pharmacological treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Its COPD management strategy, of nonpharmacological therapy for pulmonary rehab,…

VillageMD, COPD Foundation team to improve diagnosis, treatment

Primary healthcare provider VillageMD is partnering with the COPD Foundation to identify the “missing millions” thought to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who remain undiagnosed and to improve access to pulmonary rehabilitation. The collaboration seeks to better identify and treat COPD at Village Medical clinics. A…

High-risk COPD patients to receive remote monitoring in new initiative

A new remote monitoring program will offer personalized treatment to high-risk UC Davis Health patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The program is a collaboration between California-based UC Davis Health’s Operations Center of Excellence and precision digital health company Propeller Health. It will initially…

DirectRx joins COPD Foundation’s social responsibility efforts

The national independent specialty pharmacy DirectRx has joined the COPD Foundation’s Corporate Social Responsibility program to help support patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and find better treatments, . DirectRx’s membership brings to 23 the companies that fall under the foundation’s corporate sponsorship program. The program…

Dupixent found to prevent COPD exacerbations in Phase 3 trial

Dupixent (dupilumab) — a medication initially approved for exzema — was found to significantly reduce the number of disease exacerbations and to improve lung function in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), meeting the primary and key secondary goals of the pivotal Phase 3 BOREAS trial. A similarly…

Remote COPD patient monitoring tied to reduced hospitalizations

Remote monitoring reduced hospitalization rates and emergency room visits for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a recent study has shown. At the same time, outpatient office visits increased, suggesting remote patient monitoring may help shift care to a less expensive and burdensome setting. “These results support the…