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Long-term supplemental O2 has little affect on patients with stable COPD, study says

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10/27/2016

BALTIMORE – In patients with stable COPD, long-term supplemental oxygen does not result in a longer time to death or first hospitalization, nor does it provide sustained benefits regarding other measured outcomes, according to a recent study conducted by The Long-Term Oxy

In brief: Stakeholders explore new models of respiratory care, House passes bill to create standards for auto adaptive equipment

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09/30/2016

WASHINGTON – Respiratory stakeholders have begun work to develop outcomes-based care models.

Study: Aging plays role in COPD

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09/28/2016

BRITISH COLUMBIA – The number of patients with COPD could increase by more than 150% by 2030, despite a decrease in the number of smokers, says a new study from the University of British Columbia. The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, predicts the greatest increase in COPD—220%—will be among those age 75 years and older. “Many people think that COPD will soon be a problem of the past, because smoking is declining in the industrialized world,” said senior author Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi, assistant professor in the faculties of pharmaceutical sciences and medicine. “But aging is playing a much bigger role, and this is often ignored. We expect these B.C.-based predictions to be applicable to Canada and many other industrialized countries.”

CDC: Number of COPD-related deaths decreasing

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09/09/2016

WASHINGTON – From 2000 through 2014, the age-adjusted rate for COPD-related deaths decreased 22.5% for men and 3.8% for women aged 25 and over, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control a

Combined therapy for COPD patients works, study says

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09/06/2016

LONDON – Adding home non-invasive ventilation to home oxygen therapy decreases the risk of re-hospitalization for COPD patients, according to a study presented this week at the 2016 European Respiratory Society International Congress.

Philips sponsors Nimoy documentary on COPD

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08/31/2016

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Royal Philips is sponsoring a documentary that seeks to educate viewers about COPD through Leonard Nimoy’s personal story of courage.

ASAA receives funding for study

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03/24/2016

WASHINGTON – The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors has approved a three-year, $2.5 million demonstration project called the O2VERLAP Study, the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) has announced.

LifeMap Solutions launches COPD apps

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12/03/2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. – LifeMap Solutions’ COPD Navigator app, which helps patients better manage their condition, is now available for free download from the App Store.

Philips Respironics dedicates resource to COPD

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11/17/2015

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics has launched a new resource for patients with COPD.

Sunovion educates, empowers with videos

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11/10/2015

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Sunovion Pharmaceuticals and the COPD Foundation have launched a new video series, Reel COPD, to share the first-hand stories of patients and their caregivers as they cope with a chronic, progressive disease.

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