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Total and state-specific medical and absenteeism costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among adults aged ?18 years in the United States for 2010 and projections through 2020
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Total and state-specific medical and absenteeism costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among adults aged ?18 years in the United States for 2010 and projections through 2020

Chest Article: The report, presented by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), finds: In 2010, the …Read the Rest

Clinical Application of the COPD Assessment Test: Longitudinal Data from the CHAIN Cohort
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Clinical Application of the COPD Assessment Test: Longitudinal Data from the CHAIN Cohort

Chest. 2014. doi:10.1378/chest.13-2246   Conclusions:  One-year longitudinal data shows variability in CAT scores among stable COPD patients, similar to what …Read the Rest

*NEW* COPD Updated Action plan
COPD

*NEW* COPD Updated Action plan

New COPD Updated Action Plan     Download PDF Below> CTS_COPD_updated MIRROR    

CTS Scientific Program 2011 – Video Recordings
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CTS Scientific Program 2011 – Video Recordings

The 2011 CTS Scientific Program, which was chaired by Dr. Pearce Wilcox, was held in conjunction with the 2011 American College …Read the Rest

Researchers identify mechanism underlying COPD disease persistence after smoking cessation
COPD

Researchers identify mechanism underlying COPD disease persistence after smoking cessation

“We have demonstrated for the first time that the extracellular matrix (ECM) produced by fibroblasts following stimulation with cigarette smoke …Read the Rest

COPD: The Case for Building the Capacity of Pulmonary Rehabilitation
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COPD: The Case for Building the Capacity of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Alberta Breathes is a coalition of agencies and over 500 individuals working to improve lung health and decrease the burden of respiratory …Read the Rest

Azithromycin for prevention of exacerbations of COPD by 25%?
COPD

Azithromycin for prevention of exacerbations of COPD by 25%?

Conclusions: Among selected subjects with COPD, azithromycin taken daily for 1 year, when added to usual treatment, decreased the frequency …Read the Rest

Statins, Vitamin D, and COPD
COPD

Statins, Vitamin D, and COPD

Janda and colleagues1 in their review recently published in CHEST (September 2009) highlighted that statin drugs can have a beneficial role in patients …Read the Rest

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