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Improving Medication Adherence in COPD

Improving Medication Adherence in COPD

Find out more about the most effective strategies for improving medication adherence in patients with COPD.
Performance of Rapid Influenza H1N1 Diagnostic Tests

Performance of Rapid Influenza H1N1 Diagnostic Tests

How accurate are rapid influenza H1N1 diagnostic tests?
Endobronchial Electrosurgery: Argon Plasma Coagulation and

Endobronchial Electrosurgery: Argon Plasma Coagulation and

Mechanical debridement, laser photoresection, cryotherapy, electrosurgery, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and brachytherapy can be used to remove endobronchial tissue.
Antibiotic Therapy in Elderly With Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis

Antibiotic Therapy in Elderly With Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis

Elderly patients are at increased risk for COPD, emphysema, CB, and bronchiectasis.--especially drug-resistant strains. How should the elderly with these pulmonary conditions be managed?
Atopy Is a Risk Factor for Respiratory Symptoms in COPD

Atopy Is a Risk Factor for Respiratory Symptoms in COPD

Find out why a workup for atopy can help some COPD patients breathe easier.
Personalizing and Targeting Therapy for COPD

Personalizing and Targeting Therapy for COPD

Find out how potential clinical biomarkers for COPD could be used to personalize treatment and lead to improved disease management.
Microvascular Associations of Increased Aortic Stiffness in COPD

Microvascular Associations of Increased Aortic Stiffness in COPD

Does urinary albumin creatinine ratio reflect glomerular damage related to aortic stiffness?
Adrenergic Receptor Gene and Inhaled Corticosteroid Response

Adrenergic Receptor Gene and Inhaled Corticosteroid Response

Has the genetic hot-spot for predicting therapeutic response to inhaled corticosteroids been discovered?
Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists

Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists

LTRAs are the first new approach in asthma therapy in the past 25 years and the first class of drugs to target components of the inflammatory process.
Acute Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP)

Acute Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP)

Get clear on diagnostic criteria for acute interstitial pneumonia and learn to identify what to exclude before making the diagnosis.
Microvascular Associations of Increased Aortic Stiffness in COPD

Microvascular Associations of Increased Aortic Stiffness in COPD

Does urinary albumin creatinine ratio reflect glomerular damage related to aortic stiffness?
Using Protocols to Improve Patient Outcomes in the ICU

Using Protocols to Improve Patient Outcomes in the ICU

Best practices for ICU patients are reviewed.
New Pharmacotherapeutic Approaches for COPD

New Pharmacotherapeutic Approaches for COPD

Get the latest data on COPD treatments and how findings can be applied in practice.
Implementing a COPD Care Bundle

Implementing a COPD Care Bundle

What actions are being taken to overcome the COPD care-bundle hurdles?
New GOLD Classification: Longitudinal Data on Group Assignment

New GOLD Classification: Longitudinal Data on Group Assignment

Find out how changes in the new GOLD classification for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have impacted patient care. What's next?
CRP, Procalcitonin and Neutrophil Elastase in COPD Patients

CRP, Procalcitonin and Neutrophil Elastase in COPD Patients

Can saliva testing help COPD patients stay healthier?
H3K18 Acetylation in Epithelial Cells of Asthmatic Subjects

H3K18 Acetylation in Epithelial Cells of Asthmatic Subjects

What's the interaction between histone modifications and gene regulation in asthma?
Advances in Airway Clearance Technologies for COPD

Advances in Airway Clearance Technologies for COPD

Get evidence based clinical recommendations about airway clearance techniques -- for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The Role of Vitamin D in Pulmonary Disease

The Role of Vitamin D in Pulmonary Disease

Epidemiological data indicate that low levels of vitamin D are associated with increased incidence of inflammatory or neoplastic disease. This study takes a closer look.
Genetic Variants Associated With Lung Function

Genetic Variants Associated With Lung Function

What genetic factors are associated with lung function -- in individuals with exceptional longevity?