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In brief: what’s new and notable in COPD

Explore new and notable updates in COPD, including research into the association between treatment with inhaled corticosteroids and mortality, the effectiveness of a home-based exercise program after pulmonary rehab (PR), and treatment persistence between single- and multiple-inhaler therapies. Listen to a conversation with Center for Tobacco Products Director, Dr. Brian King; review recommendations for mitigating the rise in e-cigarette use among young adults; and review data highlights on the effect of racial, socioeconomic, and geographic factors on patients with COPD.


Patient education resources to share

In a study of patients with COPD or asthma, up to 70% made errors related to inhalation. Could your patient’s struggle to use their inhaler be affecting their treatment outcomes? Better understand when you might want to switch a patient’s inhaler and patient preferences for inhalers in COPD with these infographics developed by CHEST in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim.



COPD news and notes

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Physicians encouraged to help fight e-cigarette epidemic among young adults
Review recent information on e-cigarette use among young adults, including recommendations to improve cessation, help encourage greater health equity by mitigating disparities in use, and get involved with the fight against smoking.


Effectiveness of a Long-term Home-Based Exercise Training Program in Patients With COPD
Many patients do not continue exercising after undergoing pulmonary rehabilitation. Watch a short animation summarizing the findings of a study into the effect of a long-term exercise program on outcomes in patients with COPD.


A Conversation With Center for Tobacco Products Director, Dr. Brian King
Listen to an in-depth interview with Dr. Brian King focusing on key priorities for his organization, updates on the evaluation of e-cigarettes, and the center’s goal to reduce nicotine content in tobacco products.


Race and spirometry
Experts are reanalyzing the use of race-based reference equations in the evaluation of lung function. Review the history of these equations, new data on the impact of their use, and recent guideline updates.


Guideline update changes best practices for assessing lung function
Explore the most recent data and guideline updates on the practice of lung function testing, including changes to reference values, the use of Z scores, the evaluation of bronchodilator response, and more.


COPD Characteristics and Health Disparities
A variety of factors can affect an individual’s COPD experience. These infographics offer quick-hit highlights of data describing how race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other considerations affect patients with COPD.

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