AMSTERDAM — An investigational inhaled drug for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) inhibited neutrophil enhancement and inflammatory cytokine release in a small clinical study, a researcher reported here. The drug in question, still undergoing clinical trials, is known as AZD7624 (or simply 7624), an inhaled p38 inhibitor developed by AstraZeneca.
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Bracket has announced completion of its e-Diary Certification program with Evidera for the EXACT patient daily e-Diary for Android smartphones and tablets. The certification allows Bracket to standardize its EXACT e-Diary eCOA solution and pass valuable delivery efficiencies to clinical trial sponsors or contract research organizations (CRO), representing an important…
Face it, upon the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which is an umbrella term that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, you have to constantly consider if the environment you are in is safe for your respiratory health.
Earlier this year, Julie Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy's daughter, announced that she would be producing a new documentary with her husband David Knight on COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Fundraising for the movie is currently in progress and is already almost halfway to its goal of $500,000.
For many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), exercise is something they dread or even fear. A progressive lung disease that causes difficulty breathing, COPD can make simple physical activities like a short walk or climbing the stairs exhausting. But exercise can improve COPD patients' physical and emotional well-being…
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a health condition that affects a person's ability to breathe well. It's often associated with other conditions such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and symptoms include wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and large amounts of mucus that collect in the lungs.
Stronger abdominal muscles could reduce fatigue and increase health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have chronic coughing. These results were published in the International Journal of COPD in a study conducted by Hulya Arikan, PT, PhD, and colleagues in the Department of…
Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, who used a telemedicine-based app to report their daily symptoms and received same-day treatment recommendations from their provider, experienced fewer and less severe COPD exacerbation symptoms as well as an improvement in daily symptom control, lung function, and activity status.
There are very few things in this world that change a person's lifestyle as drastically as a diagnosis of a chronic lung disease, everything from what you eat to how you live needs to be adjusted in order to live the highest quality of life with such a tasking disease.
April Norman, a loving single mother and grandmother of 3 children and 2 grandsons, whose also the author of HOPE For COPD shares her personal story with COPD.