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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.
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?
Emerging Point of Care Tests for Influenza

Emerging Point of Care Tests for Influenza

How accurate and useful are point of care influenza tests?
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.
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?
Neurological Events Related to Influenza A (H1N1) pdm09

Neurological Events Related to Influenza A (H1N1) pdm09

Don't miss this literature review of influenza-related neurological complications related to the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic of 2009.
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?
Practical Approach of Pulmonary Hypertension in the Elderly

Practical Approach of Pulmonary Hypertension in the Elderly

The classical description of pulmonary hypertension is shifting and isn't just a rare disease typically affecting young women. What now?
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.
COPD Updates: What's New in Pathophysiology and Management?

COPD Updates: What's New in Pathophysiology and Management?

Learn more about current thinking regarding COPD and find out how three different mechanisms of airflow obstruction play a role in COPD pathogenesis.
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?