Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: COPD COPD en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:24:35 EDT Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:24:35 EDT Association Between COPD Exacerbations and Vitamin D Levels Milo A. Puhan, MD, PhD; David M. Mannino, MD, FCCP; and CHEST podcast editor D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP, discuss Dr. Puhan’s study of COPD exacerbations and vitamin D levels. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:26:45 EST A Discussion of COPD Surveillance Data Earl S. Ford, MD, MPH and David M. Mannino, MD, FCCP, discuss their study of surveillance results for COPD in the United States from 1999 to 2011. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:15:56 EST COPD Exacerbations and Increased Cardiovascular Risk Nitin Seam, MD, Anant Patel, MBBS, and Mark Dransfield, MD, discuss a new study of the link between acute exacerbations of COPD and cardiovascular risk. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:41:26 EST Effect of Beta-Blockers on Mortality after Myocardial Infarction in Adults with COPD Researchers discuss their study of COPD patients who have experienced a first myocardial infarction and the impact of beta-blocker therapy on mortality. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:55:30 EST Marine Compound Discovery Shows Promise of Improved Drug Treatment for COPD Patients University of Florida pharmacy researchers have isolated a compound from blue-green algae that may inhibit the progression of pulmonary disease. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:49:35 EST COPD Research Martin R. Stämpfli, PhD, explains the development of COPD in his lecture at the seminar “COPD—Bridging the Gap between Science and Clinical Care.” Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:01:01 EST Hyponatremia Increases Complications After Cardiac Surgery Patients who develop hyponatremia after cardiac surgery are more likely to spend longer in the hospital and are at increased risk for complications and death. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:25:01 EDT To Reduce Medicare Costs, Expand Medication Therapy Management Eligibility A new study finds that increased access to MTM services for Medicare Part D beneficiaries with chronic conditions could increase medication adherence, reduce costs, and improve outcomes. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 02:59:28 EDT Increased Medication Adherence Reduces Health Care Costs A recently released review finds copious evidence that higher rates of medication adherence lead to improved health outcomes and reduced overall health care costs. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:41:01 EDT Azithromycin May Reduce Hospitalization Frequency in COPD Patients COPD patients who took azithromycin daily for a year were re-hospitalized at significantly lower rates than those who took placebo. Fri, 31 May 2013 09:17:01 EDT