Tag: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Large Remdesivir Study Finds No COVID-19 Survival Benefit

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. A lack of consensus in the evidence regarding the antiviral remdesivir (Veklury) to...

Fewer Dangerous COPD Flare-Ups During COVID

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Public health precautions meant to reduce the spread of COVID-19 may have had an...

Sex Differences in COPD Symptoms Predict Cardiac Comorbidity

Sex-specific differences in the severity of symptoms and prevalence of comorbidities in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may point to different criteria for...

New Guidelines on Antibiotic Prescribing Focus on Shorter Courses

An antibiotic course of 5 days is usually just as effective as longer courses but with fewer side effects and decreased overall antibiotic exposure for...

Children’s Hospitals Grapple With Young COVID ‘Long Haulers’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A slumber party to celebrate Delaney DePue’s 15th birthday last summer...

GME Funding Tied to Better Outcomes, Resident Scores

Graduate medical education (GME) funding is linked with better patient outcomes and resident academic performance but did not boost hospitals’ bottom line, according to an...

Independent NPs: What’s the Evidence?

In 2020, Florida and California passed legislation to relax scope-of-practice laws for nurse practitioners (NPs). Florida’s new law went into effect July 1 and allowed...

Novartis Receives FDA Complete Response Letter on Inclisiran

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a complete response letter regarding Novartis’ new drug application (NDA) for inclisiran, a novel treatment for elevated...

Can You Drink Alcohol if You Have COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — otherwise known as COPD — is a chronic lung disease. When you have COPD, you might have a cough,...

Possible Warning Clinicians Can Miss Before an HF Admission

Some patients who end up in the hospital with a new diagnosis of heart failure (HF) may have unknowingly sent out early-warning signals of the...

CMS Launches Hospital-at-Home Program to Free Up Hospital Capacity

As an increasing number of health systems implement “hospital-at-home” (HaH) programs to increase their traditional hospital capacity, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...

Liquid Oxygen Recommended for Mobile Patients With Lung Disease

People with chronic lung disease who need significant amounts of oxygen should be able to take it in liquid form when they are able to...

Atopic Disease Does Not Increase Risk for Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 is no more severe in patients with allergy and asthma...

Unneeded Meds at Discharge Could Cause Harm

A significant number of patients leave the hospital with inappropriate drugs because of a lack of medication reconciliation at discharge, new research shows. Proton pump...

Steroids Don’t Reduce Mortality in COVID-19 Patients With COPD

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) do not protect patients with chronic respiratory conditions...

Breathing Enriched Oxygen May Improve Major Depression

Breathing enriched oxygen on a nightly basis may lead to clinically meaningful symptomatic improvement in mild to moderate major depression, new research suggests. Dr R....

Wildfire Smoke Tied to Diverse Health Problems

Since mid-August, wildfires have spewed smoke into California, Oregon, and Washington. In one month, fires in California alone have scorched 3.1 million acres — an...

Sudden Death Not So Sudden? Half Contacted GP in Days Prior

People who experience “sudden” out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) may feel malaise days earlier, new research from Denmark suggests. The new analysis shows that 2 weeks...

Gut Bacteria Linked to Cardiovascular, Other Health Conditions

Microorganisms in the human digestive tract are linked to 29 specific health conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes,...

HFNC More Comfortable for Posthypercapnic Patients With COPD

Following invasive ventilation for severe hypercapnic respiratory failure, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease had similar levels of treatment failure if they received high-flow nasal...

Climate Change Means Senior Health Could Suffer

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Global warming may ultimately rain on everyone’s parade, but new research suggests that...

Leadless Pacemaker Shown Safe in Older, Sicker Patients

A leadless right-ventricular pacemaker continued to show an edge over conventional transvenous pacemakers by triggering a substantially reduced rate of complications during the 6 months...

Age, Lung, Mental Health Problems Can Make Vaping Lung Illness Fatal: CDC

(Reuters Health) – Vapers who died because their lungs were damaged by e-cigarettes were nine times more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...

Increased Risk of Lung Cancer With COPD, Even in Never Smokers

The risk of lung cancer in never smokers who develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is actually higher than it is in ever smokers who...

NEW Guidance Replaces Rule of 1 Month Ago

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 30, 2020 — COVID-19 is affecting all aspects of healthcare and has even led the Centers...