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For patients with asthma or COPD, PL554 has the potential to both reverse bronchodilation and reduce inflammation more quickly and with fewer adverse effects.
Multidisciplinary Asthma Care: It Takes a Village
Effective asthma care requires attention to comorbidities, complications, and human characteristics of each patient. Speakers at CHEST 2015 described "the village."
Clinical Evolution in Asthma and COPD
New approaches discussed at CHEST 2015 ranged from the impact of bariatric surgery on asthma control to endobronchial valve placement in COPD.
Emerging Pharmacotherapy in COPD: Update from CHEST 2015
In a well-attended session at CHEST 2015 a number of promising new therapies for treating COPD were reviewed by study authors.
Safety of COPD Medications: Current Evidence
COPD is one of the primary lung diseases seen in primary care. A CHEST 2015 panel session reinforced that treatment is often a risk/benefit balance.
Primary Care Management of Multimorbidity: COPD, for Example
Exacerbations of COPD often complicate CV outcomes. Two studies presented at CHEST 2015 looked at ways to refine risk factors for CV decline.
Opioids, PTSD, Smartphone App Highlight COPD News
Here, during Respiratory Care Week, studies address safety concerns with new opioid use, relationships between PTSD and COPD, and a new smartphone app for better patient compliance.
Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome: Sharpen Suspicion in Primary Care
ACOS is often first suspected in the primary care setting. Experts at CHEST 2015 reviewed the syndrome, who is at risk, and treatment challenges.
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