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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pulmonary Research: Inhaled corticosteroids for COPD decrease mortality risk ♦ Treatment for genetically caused emphysema effective ♦ Doctors' checklist help decrease length of COPD treatment

Inhaled corticosteroids for COPD decrease mortality risk from pneumonia and other causes Treatment of COPD with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) may decrease the risk of dying from pneumonia and from other causes despite being associated with an increase in the occurrence of pneumonia.
New music strategy shows 70% increase in exercise adherence The use of personalized music playlists with tempo-pace synchronization increases adherence to cardiac rehab by almost 70 per cent.
Treatment for genetically caused emphysema effective A landmark clinical study provides convincing evidence that a frequently overlooked therapy for genetically-caused emphysema is effective and slows the progression of lung disease. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is an inherited disorder that can cause emphysema even without exposure to tobacco smoke.
Doctors' checklist could help decrease length of COPD patients' hospital stay Patients with worsening chronic obstructive pulmonary disease spend less time in hospital when their doctors manage their care by using a checklist of steps called order sets.

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