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Novel Drug Shows Promise as COPD Therapy

From medpagetoday.com

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 Announces EXACT e-Diary Certification Technology for COPD on Tablet and Smartphone

From lungdiseasenews.com

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…

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COPD Patients Benefit from Using Telemedicine App

From healthdatamanagement.com

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.

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Living an Active Life With COPD

From everydayhealth.com

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…

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Lung Function Declines in COPD After Steroid Withdrawal

From medpagetoday.com

Patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experienced significant decreases in lung function for up to 5 years after discontinuing long-term inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) treatment, a Dutch study found. These patients also experienced steady worsening in airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and quality of life, according to investigators led…

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Breathing Exercises With COPD

From healthline.com

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.

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COPD Patients Benefit from Stronger Abs

From hcplive.com

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…

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Nimoy Documentary ON COPD In Progress

From trektoday.com

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.

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New National Study Finds COPD Knowledge Severely Lacking, Impacts Quality of Life and Care

From lungdiseasenews.com

In a new national survey of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, researchers at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based Health Union discovered a surprising lack of awareness of risk factors and knowledge of diagnosis stage - results that demonstrate a severe impact on quality of life, employment, and ability to afford treatment.

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