Antibiotics for acute exacerbations of COPD offer strong benefit for patients in the intensive care unit but just small effects for other inpatients as well as outpatients, according to a recent systematic review.
A population-based disease management program significantly reduced admissions for patients with COPD and diabetes but failed to significantly cut costs for higher-risk patients as a whole, according to results from a recent study.
Machine learning techniques applied to telemonitoring datasets are better than existing algorithms at predicting COPD exacerbations requiring hospitalization and decisions to start corticosteroids, researchers found.
A new study published by the American Thoracic Society investigated the long-term effects of benzodiazepine use among veterans with COPD and PTSD.
Patients with COPD and chronic respiratory failure who use noninvasive ventilation at home had lower costs and hospitalization rates compared with those who used a bilevel positive airway pressure device or no home ventilation support, according to a recent study.