Sex differences in risk factors for #depressive symptoms in patients with #COPD: The 2014 and 2016 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Although depression is a common comorbidity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the role of sex remains unexplored. We evaluated sex differences of risk factors of depressive symptoms in adults with COPD. MethodsThis was a population-based cross-sectional study using data from the 2014 and 2016 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Spirometry was used …

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When to Use Initial Triple Therapy in #COPD: Adding a LAMA to ICS/LABA by Clinically Important Deterioration Assessment

Triple therapy versus dual therapy for chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD) can reduce symptoms, limit the risk of acute exacerbations (AEs) as well as improve lung function. Currently, studies that feature clinically important deterioration (CID) as a composite endpoint to assess the need for treatment intensification for patients maintained on dual therapy remained to be …

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Interrelationships between small airways dysfunction, neutrophilic #inflammation and exacerbation frequency in #COPD

Small airways disease (SAD) is a key component of COPD and is a main contributing factor to lung function decline.. ..Thirty nine COPD subjects defined as either frequent exacerbators ( β‰₯ 2 exacerbations per year, n = 17) and infrequent exacerbators (≀1 exacerbation per year, n = 22) underwent Forced Oscillation Technique (R5-R19, AX), multiple …

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Home #Oxygen Therapy for Adults with Chronic #Lung Disease. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline

Evidence-based guidelines are needed for effective delivery of home oxygen therapy to appropriate patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and interstitial lung disease (ILD). Methods: The multidisciplinary panel created six research questions using a modified Delphi approach. A systematic review of the literature was completed, and the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation …

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A randomised controlled feasibility trial of E-health application supported care vs usual care after exacerbation of #COPD: the RESCUE trial

Exacerbations of COPD are one of the commonest causes of admission and readmission to hospital. The role of digital interventions to support self-management in improving outcomes is uncertain. We conducted an open, randomised controlled trial of a digital health platform application (app) in 41 COPD patients recruited following hospital admission with an acute exacerbation. Subjects …

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