Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/condition-rss COPD en-us Sun, 29 May 2016 07:21:38 UTC Sun, 29 May 2016 07:21:38 UTC How to Improve Patient Adherence to Long-Term Asthma and COPD Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/how-to-improve-patient-adherence-to-long-term-asthma-and-copd-treatment Michael Cawley, BS, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, discusses how to improve adherence. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 10:00:00 UTC How Pharmacists Can Help Patients Remember Which Medication Is Used for Which Problem http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/how-pharmacists-can-help-patients-remember-which-medication-is-used-for-which-problem Michael Cawley, BS, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, discusses why it is important that patients know which medication they should use in a particular situation. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 11:00:00 UTC Why Are COPD Patients Afraid to Exercise? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/why-are-copd-patients-afraid-to-exercise Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have reductions in their brains’ gray matter related to the processing of dyspnea, fear, and sensitivity to painful stimuli. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 02:12:00 UTC Counseling Points Pharmacists Should Make When Demonstrating Proper Inhaler Use http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/counseling-points-pharmacists-should-make-when-demonstrating-proper-inhaler-use Michael Cawley, BS, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, discusses counseling points pharmacists should make when demonstrating proper inhaler use. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:00:00 UTC How Technology Is Changing the Inhaler Industry http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/how-technology-is-changing-the-inhaler-industry Michael Cawley, BS, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, discusses how new technology is changing the inhaler manufacturing industry. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 06:17:00 UTC Important Patient Factors Pharmacists Should Consider When Selecting Inhalers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/important-patient-factors-pharmacists-should-consider-when-selecting-inhalers Michael Cawley, BS, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, discusses some important patient-related factors to consider when selecting among available inhalers. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:00:00 UTC How Should Patients Use Inhaler Devices? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/how-should-patients-use-inhaler-devices Michael Cawley, BS, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, demonstrates proper technique for inhaler devices. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:00:00 UTC Adverse Effects Pharmacists Should Consider when Recommending Asthma and COPD Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/adverse-effects-pharmacists-should-consider-when-recommending-asthma-and-copd-treatment Michael Cawley, BS, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, discusses adverse effects associated with asthma and COPD treatments. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:00:00 UTC What Pharmacists Should Know About Patients' CAT and mMRC Scores http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/what-pharmacists-should-know-about-patients-cat-and-mmrc-scores Michael Cawley, BS, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, discusses what pharmacists should know about CAT and mMRC scores. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 11:00:00 UTC How to Classify Symptom Severity, Assess Control, and Monitor Therapy for Asthma and COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/how-to-classify-symptom-severity-assess-control-and-monitor-therapy-for-asthma-and-copd Michael Cawley, BS, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, discusses how to classify symptom severity, assess control, and monitor therapy for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 01:00:00 UTC Current Guidelines for Selecting Respiratory Medication Inhalers and Managing Asthma and COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/current-guidelines-for-selecting-respiratory-medication-inhalers-and-managing-asthma-and-copd Michael Cawley, BS, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, discusses the current guidelines pharmacists should refer to when selecting respiratory medication inhalers and managing asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 01:00:00 UTC Comorbid Conditions that May Influence Asthma and COPD Treatment Selection and Dosing http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/comorbid-conditions-that-may-influence-asthma-and-copd-treatment-selection-and-dosing Michael Cawley, BS, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, discusses what comorbid conditions to look out for among asthma and COPD patients. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:38:00 UTC Current and Emerging Therapeutic Options for the Management of Asthma and COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/current-and-emerging-therapeutic-options-for-the-management-of-asthma-and-copd Michael Cawley, BS, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, discusses what therapeutic options are available for managing asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:30:00 UTC Pharmacy Interventions Can Improve COPD Exacerbations http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/pharmacy-interventions-can-improve-copd-exacerbations Nonadherence to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatment worsens patient health outcomes and increases related costs. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 04:09:00 UTC Imminent Influx of Generic COPD Inhalers Will Require Pharmacist Input http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/imminent-influx-of-generic-copd-inhalers-will-require-pharmacist-input A host of new inhalers for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are nearing market entry. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:00:00 UTC Can Music Benefit COPD Patients? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/can-music-benefit-copd-patients Pharmacists may want to encourage their patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to complement their pharmacologic treatment with music therapy. Wed, 30 Dec 2015 03:00:00 UTC COPD Controller Combo May Lower Death Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/copd-controller-combo-may-lower-death-risk Treating chronic pulmonary obstructive disease with both inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting bronchodilators remains controversial, but new evidence suggests that this controller combination could reduce mortality risk. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:00:00 UTC 3 COPD Symptoms That Could Predict Hospitalization http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/3-copd-symptoms-that-could-predict-hospitalization For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), fear during episodes of breathlessness, dyspnea during typical daily activities, and depressive symptoms may be good predictors of hospitalization. Fri, 30 Oct 2015 03:00:00 UTC Comorbid Asthma and COPD: Common and Costly http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/comorbid-asthma-and-copd-common-and-costly Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) occur together at an alarming rate. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:00:00 UTC How MinuteClinic Enhances COPD Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/how-minuteclinic-enhances-copd-management Kimberly Henderson, MD, JD, medical director for the Health Systems Alliance at CVS Health and regional medical director for MinuteClinic, discusses how MinuteClinic enhances COPD management. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:00:00 UTC