In older adults with COPD, having at least 1 comorbidity is associated with a 13% greater length of stay, with each comorbidity affecting the duration differently.
Previous research has shown that administering oxygen therapy to patients with COPD reduced the risk of developing dementia, but, until now, the mechanism of this positive effect had not been fully investigated.
Patients with COPD who use antidepressants may have an increased risk of hospitalizations and death, according to new research.
Researchers assessed data from a pair of prospective, noninterventional trials that gauged the effect of an add-on therapy over 6 months in patients with severe or very severe COPD.
Researchers assessed data of patients with and without preexisting COPD diagnosed with cancer and compared inpatient hospitalizations, skilled nursing facility use, physician office visits, ER visits, and outpatient encounters during each stage of lung cancer.