Tag Archives: COPD

Keeping Up-to-Date on COPD Controversies: A Clinician Interview

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) aims to increase awareness and research regarding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with the overarching goal of improving COPD prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The GOLD annual report provides recommendations for COPD management; however, the scientific committee responsible for developing these recommendations notes that there are still… Read More »

Anxiety in COPD Benefits From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Self-Help

December 18, 2018 Share this content: Higher initial costs associated with CBT were offset by savings resulting from fewer hospital admissions and emergency department visits in the subsequent 12 months. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) interventions were statistically and clinically superior to self-help leaflets in the treatment of anxiety in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease… Read More »

Half of COPD Inhaler Use Does Not Align With GOLD Recommendations

November 01, 2018 Share this content: Participants were stratified into aligned with inhaler regimen to first-/second-line GOLD recommendations or nonaligned with recommendations. Approximately half of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who use inhaler medications report use that is not in alignment with current treatment recommendations, according to an analysis of participants in the… Read More »