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Mind the care gaps

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11/21/2017

ATLANTA– The healthcare market is moving quickly from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance, a trend that is leaving providers with a lack of both proven care models and cross team communication.

Philips launches COPD campaign featuring marathoner

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11/14/2017

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips has launched a “global movement” to raise awareness for COPD ahead of World COPD Day on Nov. 15.

Studies: COPD deaths increase, CPAP therapy improves with support from partner

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08/18/2017

In 2015, 3.2 million people died from COPD worldwide, an increase of 11.6% compared to 1990, according to an article published in the journal The Lancet.

CPAP helps keep COPD patients out of hospitals, study shows

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07/12/2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Although PAP therapy is associated with a reduction in hospitalization for COPD patients, more than 92% of patients are not receiving the therapy, according to a recently published study funded by Royal Philips. The retrospective study, led by Dr.

Patient engagement ‘crux’ of COPD management

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06/30/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – COPD patients are more likely to be active and participate in pulmonary rehab if they have social support, according to a report published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

NHLBI introduces ‘COPD roadmap’

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05/25/2017

BETHESDA, Md. – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has released a COPD National Action Plan to offer a roadmap for addressing the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Short takes: Studies on COPD, CPAP

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04/26/2017

When it comes to encouraging people with COPD to exercise, a mobile phone app with dialogue support works best, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Philips says its Trilogy 100 saves big money

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04/21/2017

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips says its new Trilogy 100 non-invasive ventilator can reduce hospital readmissions for COPD patients, compared to patients not using NIV or using less advanced NIV therapy, following discharge.

ResMed, ATS partner on NIV grant

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04/06/2017

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has funded a new $100,000 two-year grant with the American Thoracic Society to research non-invasive ventilation for COPD patients. COPD affects 65 million people worldwide and is the third leading cause of death, according to a press release.

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

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