Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: COPD COPD en-us Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:15:45 UTC Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:15:45 UTC 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 COPD patients must clear major hurdles before and after initiating nebulizer use. 4:00 AM, Sat April 25, 2015 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 Hospital readmissions are a major driver of spending in the Medicare program. 6:00 AM, Sun March 29, 2015 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 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