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"A recent multicenter trial showed that antibiotic prescribing can be reduced safely in COPD patients by using a rapid diagnostic (C-reactive protein) test," study coauthor Laura Shallcross, PhD,…
Older adults with asthma or concurrent asthma and COPD are less likely to be hospitalized for obstructive lung disease if they take an inhaled corticosteroid, according to a new study.

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Michael Cawley, PharmD, discusses a recently approved digitized respiratory inhaler and explains why health care providers should consider how this new technology will track personal data.
Laura Spece, MD, a critical care medicine fellow at the University of Washington, examines the gaps in care for high-risk patients with comorbidities and explains how these gaps increase hospital readmissions.
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