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141. Diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — a systematic approach

Diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — a systematic approach '); } else { document.write(' '); } ACE | Diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — a systematic approach Search > > Diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — a systematic approach - Diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — a systematic approach Published on 7 November 2018 This Appropriate Care Guide (ACG) highlights the importance of a thorough assessment of symptoms and risk factors (...) , and to confirm all suspected cases of COPD with spirometry. It incorporates a link to an online list of spirometry services that are open to external referrals. It also includes a supplementary guide on how to interpret a spirometry report. Download the PDF below to access the full ACG. Key Messages 1. Establish smoking history in all patients. In current and ex-smokers, check for respiratory symptoms. 2. Consider COPD in all patients 40 and older with risk factors and symptoms. 3. Confirm all suspected COPD

2018 Appropriate Care Guides, Agency for Care Effectiveness (Singapore)

142. LAMA & LAMA/LABA for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

LAMA & LAMA/LABA for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) '); } else { document.write(' '); } ACE | LAMA & LAMA/LABA for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Search > > LAMA & LAMA/LABA for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - LAMA & LAMA/LABA for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Published on 2 July 2018 Guidance Recommendations The Ministry of Health’s Drug Advisory Committee has recommended: Umeclidinium 62.5mcg inhalation powder for the: Maintenance (...) /vilanterol) for maintenance treatment of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The Agency for Care Effectiveness conducted the evaluation in consultation with the MOH COPD Expert Working Group comprising senior healthcare professionals from the public healthcare institutions. The use of any LAMA or LAMA/LABA combination for the treatment of asthma was outside the scope of this evaluation. 1.2 By request of the manufacturer, aclidinium (LAMA) and aclidinium/formoterol (LAMA/LABA) were

2018 Appropriate Care Guides, Agency for Care Effectiveness (Singapore)

143. Natural history of COPD: gaps and opportunities Full Text available with Trip Pro

Natural history of COPD: gaps and opportunities Understanding the natural history of a disease is as important as knowing its cause(s) for effective disease prevention and treatment. Yet, our current understanding of the natural history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is incomplete and often controversial. This article discusses the current gaps, and hence opportunities for research, in this field. In particular, it discusses the following six specific questions. 1) Is COPD (...) a "single" disease? 2) Is COPD "only" a lung disease? 3) When does COPD begin or what is "early" COPD? 4) How does COPD "progress"? 5) How do we assess disease "severity"? 6) Can COPD be prevented (beyond smoking cessation) or its course be modified once detected?

2017 ERJ open research

144. Role of Breathing Conditions During Exercise Testing on Training Prescription in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. (Abstract)

Role of Breathing Conditions During Exercise Testing on Training Prescription in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. This study investigated whether different breathing conditions during exercise testing will influence measures of exercise capacity commonly used for training prescription in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Twenty-seven patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (forced expiratory volume in 1 sec = 45.6 [9.4]%) performed three maximal exercise tests within 8 (...) or overdosing of exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Face masks reduced whereas supplemental oxygen increased patients' exercise capacity. For accurate prescription of exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, breathing conditions during testing should closely match training conditions.

2017 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation Controlled trial quality: uncertain

145. The effectiveness of a nurse-led illness perception intervention in COPD patients: a cluster randomised trial in primary care Full Text available with Trip Pro

The effectiveness of a nurse-led illness perception intervention in COPD patients: a cluster randomised trial in primary care The new COPD-GRIP (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Guidance, Research on Illness Perception) intervention translates evidence regarding illness perceptions and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) into a nurse intervention to guide COPD patients and to improve health outcomes. It describes how to assess and discuss illness perceptions in a structured way (...) in improving the ability to control the disease and health-related behaviours in the short term. Therefore, taking illness perceptions into account when stimulating healthy behaviours in COPD patients should be considered. Further study on influencing the health status and HRQoL is needed.

2017 ERJ open research Controlled trial quality: predicted high

146. The impact of different spirometric definitions on the prevalence of airway obstruction and their association with respiratory symptoms Full Text available with Trip Pro

pulmonary disease (COPD) and examine the association between respiratory symptoms and airway obstruction defined by LLN and fixed ratio. 12 449 twins aged 40-80 years participated in a nationwide survey using the Danish Twin Registry. They completed a questionnaire, underwent clinical examination and recorded prebronchodilator spirometry. Individuals with self-reported asthma were excluded. Clinical COPD was defined by respiratory symptoms together with airway obstruction. 10 329 individuals were (...) The impact of different spirometric definitions on the prevalence of airway obstruction and their association with respiratory symptoms The fixed ratio criterion of forced expiratory volume in 1 s/forced vital capacity <0.70 for diagnosing airway obstruction may overdiagnose the condition, particularly in the elderly, so the lower limit of normal (LLN) is recommended as the most appropriate criterion. Our aim was to compare LLN versus fixed ratio on the prevalence of chronic obstructive

2017 ERJ open research

147. Indacaterol for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Indacaterol for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease inhaler air 75 µg benefit? Indacaterol for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease September - October 2016 Mailing Address: Therapeutics Initiative The University of British Columbia Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics 2176 Health Sciences Mall Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3 Tel.: 604 822 0700 Fax: 604 822 0701 E-mail: info@ti.ubc.ca www.ti.ubc.ca 102 C hronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory (...) condition characterized by irreversible airflow obstruction. It is caused by exposure to noxious particles or gases, with exposure to cigarette smoke the most common cause. Several classes of drugs can be pre- scribed: short and long-acting beta 2 (ß2) agonist, short and long-acting anti muscarinic, inhaled corticosteroids and phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors. We are conduct- ing a class review of all long-acting beta 2 (ß2) agonist (LABA) drugs and indacaterol is the first of this series. All drugs

2017 Therapeutics Letter

148. Home-based telerehabilitation in older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure: a randomised controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Home-based telerehabilitation in older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure: a randomised controlled trial chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic heart failure (CHF) frequently coexist in older people, reducing patients' quality of life (QoL) and increasing morbidity and mortality.we studied the feasibility and efficacy of an integrated telerehabilitation home-based programme (Telereab-HBP), 4 months long, in patients with combined COPD and CHF (...) = 0.0500), PASE (P = 0.0015), Barthel (P = 0.0006), MLHFQ (P = 0.0007) and CAT (P = 0.0000) were significantly improved in the IG compared with the CG at 4 months. IG maintained the benefits acquired at 6 months for outcomes.this 4-month Telereab-HBP was feasible and effective in older patients with combined COPD and CHF.© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Geriatrics Society.All rights reserved. For permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com

2017 EvidenceUpdates

149. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and β‐blocker treatment in Asian patients with heart failure Full Text available with Trip Pro

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and β‐blocker treatment in Asian patients with heart failure Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure (HF) are increasingly frequent in Asia and commonly coexist in patients. However, the prevalence of COPD among Asian patients with HF and its impact on HF treatment are unclear.We compared clinical characteristics and treatment approaches between patients with or without a history of COPD, before and after 1:2 propensity matching (...) (for age, sex, geographical region, income level, and ethnic group) in 5232 prospectively recruited patients with HF and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF, <40%) from 11 Asian regions (Northeast Asia: South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China; South Asia: India; Southeast Asia: Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore). Among the 5232 patients with HFrEF, a history of COPD was present in 8.3% (n = 434), with significant variation in geography (11.0% in Northeast Asia vs. 4.7

2017 ESC heart failure

150. Survival significance of coexisting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients with early lung cancer after curative surgery Full Text available with Trip Pro

Survival significance of coexisting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients with early lung cancer after curative surgery The impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) severity on survival after curative resection of early-stage lung cancer (NSCLC) has not been sufficiently elucidated.We retrospectively reviewed 250 consecutive patients who underwent lobectomy with lymph nodal dissection for pathological stage I-II NSCLC.Among the COPD patients, 28 were classified (...) as Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 1, 21 as GOLD 2, and one as GOLD 3. The cumulative overall survival (OS) of the non-COPD, GOLD 1, and GOLD 2-3 groups at five years was 90.7%, 85.7%, and 55.3%, respectively, (P < 0.0001), while recurrence-free survival (RFS) between the groups at five years was 84.7%, 80.7%, and 72.9%, respectively. Although RFS in the GOLD 2-3 group tended to indicate a poor prognosis, there was no statistical difference between the groups (P = 0.385

2017 Thoracic cancer

151. A qualitative study of patients' experiences of participating in SPACE for COPD: a Self-management Programme of Activity, Coping and Education Full Text available with Trip Pro

A qualitative study of patients' experiences of participating in SPACE for COPD: a Self-management Programme of Activity, Coping and Education The aim of this study was to understand experiences of participation in a supported self-management programme for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). There is a wealth of clinical trials examining the outcomes of self-management interventions for individuals with COPD, but current understanding regarding patients' perspectives of such complex (...) interventions is limited. Further insight may help to tailor self-management interventions and maximise patient engagement. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with individuals participating in a self-management programme, SPACE for COPD. Interviews took place at 6 weeks and 6 months following the programme. Data were analysed at each time point using inductive thematic analysis, and subsequently re-examined together. 40 interviews were undertaken and four themes emerged from the analysis: perceptions

2017 ERJ open research

152. Long-Acting β-Agonists (LABA) Combined With Long-Acting Muscarinic Antagonists or LABA Combined With Inhaled Corticosteroids for Patients With Stable COPD. (Abstract)

Long-Acting β-Agonists (LABA) Combined With Long-Acting Muscarinic Antagonists or LABA Combined With Inhaled Corticosteroids for Patients With Stable COPD. Are inhaled long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA) combined with long-acting β-agonists (LABA) associated with differences in the incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation and serious adverse events and with differences in quality of life and forced expiratory volume in the first second of expiration (FEV1) vs (...) inhaled LABA plus inhaled corticosteroids therapy for the treatment of stable COPD?Compared with inhaled LABA combined with corticosteroids, inhaled LAMA combined with LABA may be associated with a lower risk of COPD exacerbation and with greater improvement in FEV1 without differences in the incidence of serious severe adverse events or quality of life.

2017 JAMA

153. Management of COPD exacerbations: a European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society guideline

on the management of #COPD exacerbations from @ERStalk and @atscommunity Executive summary Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations are episodes of increased respiratory symptoms, particularly dyspnoea, cough and sputum. The European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) collaborated to develop guidelines that address questions regarding the treatment of COPD exacerbations that are not clearly answered by current guidelines. Key recommendations from the guidelines (...) recommendation, very low quality of evidence). Introduction The chronic and progressive course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is often punctuated by “exacerbations”, defined clinically as episodes of increasing respiratory symptoms, particularly dyspnoea, cough and sputum production, and increased sputum purulence. COPD exacerbations have a negative impact on the quality of life of patients with COPD [ , ], accelerate disease progression, and can result in hospital admissions and death

2017 European Respiratory Society

154. Effect of early follow-up after hospital discharge on outcomes in patients with heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review

Effect of early follow-up after hospital discharge on outcomes in patients with heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review Effect of early follow-up after hospital discharge on outcomes in patients with heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review Effect of early follow-up after hospital discharge on outcomes in patients with heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review Health Quality Ontario Record (...) Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Health Quality Ontario. Effect of early follow-up after hospital discharge on outcomes in patients with heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review. Toronto: Health Quality Ontario (HQO). Ontario health technology assessment series; 17(8). 2017 Authors' conclusions Based

2017 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

155. Asthma-COPD overlap syndrome: pathogenesis, clinical features, and therapeutic targets. (Abstract)

Asthma-COPD overlap syndrome: pathogenesis, clinical features, and therapeutic targets. Asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) or asthma-COPD overlap captures the subset of patients with airways disease who have features of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although definitions of ACOS vary, it is generally thought to encompass persistent airflow limitation in a patient older than 40 years of age with either a history of asthma or large bronchodilator reversibility (...) as a de novo disease with its own pathology is yet to be determined. Nevertheless, using treatments developed for asthma or COPD that target eosinophilic, neutrophilic, or paucigranulocytic airway inflammation may be a helpful approach to these patients until further clinical trials can be performed.Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

2017 BMJ

156. Mepolizumab for Eosinophilic Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Mepolizumab for Eosinophilic Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with an eosinophilic phenotype may benefit from treatment with mepolizumab, a monoclonal antibody directed against interleukin-5.We performed two phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group trials comparing mepolizumab (100 mg in METREX, 100 or 300 mg in METREO) with placebo, given as a subcutaneous injection every 4 weeks for 52 weeks (...) phenotype. This finding suggests that eosinophilic airway inflammation contributes to COPD exacerbations. (Funded by GlaxoSmithKline; METREX and METREO ClinicalTrials.gov numbers, NCT02105948 and NCT02105961 .).

2017 NEJM Controlled trial quality: predicted high

157. Tiotropium in Early-Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Tiotropium in Early-Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Patients with mild or moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) rarely receive medications, because they have few symptoms. We hypothesized that long-term use of tiotropium would improve lung function and ameliorate the decline in lung function in patients with mild or moderate COPD.In a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that was conducted in China, we randomly assigned 841 patients (...) with COPD of Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) stage 1 (mild) or 2 (moderate) severity to receive a once-daily inhaled dose (18 μg) of tiotropium (419 patients) or matching placebo (422) for 2 years. The primary end point was the between-group difference in the change from baseline to 24 months in the forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) before bronchodilator use. Secondary end points included the between-group difference in the change from baseline to 24 months

2017 NEJM Controlled trial quality: predicted high

158. Palliative care and management of troublesome symptoms for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Palliative care and management of troublesome symptoms for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. People with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have distressing physical and psychological symptoms, often have limited understanding of their disease, and infrequently discuss end-of-life issues in routine clinical care. These are strong indicators for expert multidisciplinary palliative care, which incorporates assessment and management of symptoms and concerns (...) , patient and caregiver education, and sensitive communication to elicit preferences for care towards the end of life. The unpredictable course of COPD and the difficulty of predicting survival are barriers to timely referral and receipt of palliative care. Early integration of palliative care with respiratory, primary care, and rehabilitation services, with referral on the basis of the complexity of symptoms and concerns, rather than prognosis, can improve patient and caregiver outcomes. Models

2017 Lancet

159. What does endotyping mean for treatment in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? (Abstract)

What does endotyping mean for treatment in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex and heterogeneous disease, both at the clinical and biological level. However, COPD is still diagnosed and treated according to simple clinical measures (level of airflow limitation, symptoms, and frequency of previous exacerbations). To address this clinical and biological complexity and to move towards precision medicine in COPD, we need to integrate (...) (bioinformatics) and interpret (clinical science) the vast amount of high-throughput information that existing technology provides (systems biology and network medicine) so diagnosis, stratification, and treatment of patients with COPD can occur on the basis of their pathobiological mechanism (ie, endotypes). Therefore, this Series paper discusses a possible new taxonomy of COPD, the role of endotypes and associated biomarkers and phenotypes, the gaps (and opportunities) in existing knowledge of COPD

2017 Lancet

160. Discontinuing noninvasive ventilation in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations: a randomised controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Discontinuing noninvasive ventilation in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations: a randomised controlled trial We assessed whether prolongation of nocturnal noninvasive ventilation (NIV) after recovery from acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with NIV could prevent subsequent relapse of AHRF.A randomised controlled trial was performed in 120 COPD patients without previous domiciliary ventilation, admitted (...) for AHRF and treated with NIV. When the episode was resolved and patients tolerated unassisted breathing for 4 h, they were randomly allocated to receive three additional nights of NIV (n=61) or direct NIV discontinuation (n=59). The primary outcome was relapse of AHRF within 8 days after NIV discontinuation.Except for a shorter median (interquartile range) intermediate respiratory care unit (IRCU) stay in the direct discontinuation group (4 (2-6) versus 5 (4-7) days, p=0.036), no differences were

2017 EvidenceUpdates