Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/condition-rss COPD en-us Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:06:20 EDT Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:06:20 EDT Association Between COPD Exacerbations and Vitamin D Levelshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/podcasts/Association-Between-COPD-Exacerbations-and-Vitamin-D-LevelsMilo 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 ESTA Discussion of COPD Surveillance Datahttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/podcasts/A-Discussion-of-COPD-Surveillance-DataEarl 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 ESTCOPD Exacerbations and Increased Cardiovascular Riskhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/podcasts/COPD-Exacerbations-and-Increased-Cardiovascular-RiskNitin 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 ESTEffect of Beta-Blockers on Mortality after Myocardial Infarction in Adults with COPDhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Effect-of-Beta-Blockers-on-Mortality-after-Myocardial-Infarction-in-Adults-with-COPDResearchers 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 ESTMarine Compound Discovery Shows Promise of Improved Drug Treatment for COPD Patientshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Marine-Compound-Discovery-Shows-Promise-of-Improved-Drug-Treatment-for-COPD-PatientsUniversity 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 ESTCOPD Researchhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/COPD-ResearchMartin 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 ESTHyponatremia Increases Complications After Cardiac Surgeryhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Hyponatremia-Increases-Complications-After-Cardiac-SurgeryPatients 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 EDTTo Reduce Medicare Costs, Expand Medication Therapy Management Eligibilityhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/To-Reduce-Medicare-Costs-Expand-Medication-Therapy-Management-EligibilityA 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 EDTIncreased Medication Adherence Reduces Health Care Costshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Increased-Medication-Adherence-Reduces-Health-Care-CostsA 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 EDTAzithromycin May Reduce Hospitalization Frequency in COPD Patientshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Azithromycin-May-Reduce-Hospitalization-Frequency-in-COPD-PatientsCOPD 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