Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/condition-rss COPD en-us Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:24:22 UTC Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:24:22 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. 10:12 PM, Wed March 30, 2016 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. 11:09 PM, Tue February 23, 2016 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. 1:00 AM, Fri January 29, 2016 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. 10:00 PM, Tue December 29, 2015 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. 7:00 AM, Mon November 30, 2015 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. 11:00 PM, Thu October 29, 2015 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. 8:00 AM, Wed September 30, 2015 Dispensing Multidose COPD Inhalers at Discharge Improves Medication Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/dispensing-multidose-copd-inhalers-at-discharge-improves-medication-adherence Multidose medication dispensing at discharge (MMDD) involves supplying products that have been partially used during hospitalization to ensure continuity of care. 12:55 AM, Mon August 31, 2015 Pharmacists Successfully Perform Spirometry for COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/pharmacists-successfully-perform-spirometry-for-copd Respiratory diseases affect millions worldwide and greatly burden the global health care system financially. 9:00 PM, Thu August 6, 2015 Current COPD Criteria May Lead to Misdiagnosis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/current-copd-criteria-may-lead-to-misdiagnosis Up to 13% of patients considered to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) under current criteria were recently found to be misdiagnosed. 4:00 AM, Sat August 1, 2015 The Best and Worst Walking Aids for COPD Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/the-best-and-worst-walking-aids-for-copd-patients Everyday walking is the most commonly reported problematic daily activity for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 1:00 AM, Sun July 12, 2015 Differentiating Inhaled Delivery Systems for COPD Drugs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/Differentiating-Inhaled-Delivery-Systems-for-COPD-Drugs Respiratory diseases afflict a large portion of the global population and result in significant disease burden. 10:42 PM, Thu June 18, 2015 FDA Approves New COPD Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/FDA-Approves-New-COPD-Treatment The FDA today approved a new treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: tiotropium bromide and olodaterol inhalation spray. 2:17 AM, Tue May 26, 2015 Patient Preferences in COPD Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/Patient-Preferences-in-COPD-Treatment Clinical guidelines and government agencies are increasingly encouraging clinicians to consider patients' treatment preferences when chronic disease is present. 10:51 PM, Wed May 20, 2015 COPD Treatment Now Approved for Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/Breo-Ellipta-Now-Approved-for-the-Treatment-of-Asthma-in-Adults The FDA today expanded the indication of fluticasone furoate/vilanterol (Breo Ellipta) for the treatment of asthma. 4:11 AM, Thu April 30, 2015 Observing COPD Nebulizer Use Reveals Counseling Opportunity http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/Observing-COPD-Nebulizer-Use-Reveals-Counseling-Opportunity COPD patients must clear major hurdles before and after initiating nebulizer use. 4:00 AM, Sat April 25, 2015 Pharmacists Successfully Screen for COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/Pharmacists-Successfully-Screen-for-COPD Well-trained pharmacists can successfully screen patients for COPD in the community setting. 10:00 PM, Mon April 6, 2015 Reducing CMS Readmission Penalties for COPD: What Pharmacists Can Do http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/Reducing-CMS-Readmission-Penalties-for-COPD-What-Pharmacists-Can-Do Hospital readmissions are a major driver of spending in the Medicare program. 6:00 AM, Sun March 29, 2015 COPD Counseling Takes Center Stage http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/COPD-Counseling-Takes-Center-Stage Leonard Nimoy's recent death from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) brought the condition into the spotlight, and may bring patients with questions to the pharmacy counter. 9:00 PM, Sat March 7, 2015 What to Consider When Selecting Inhalers for COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/What-to-Consider-When-Selecting-Inhalers-for-COPD With the wide selection of available inhalers, this article sheds light on factors that can influence COPD treatment success. 1:00 AM, Wed March 4, 2015