An Introduction to COPD
Multitargeted approaches to symptom relief and novel disease-targeting interventions are improving the clinical management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Recently approved fixed-triple therapy in a single inhaler reduces treatment burden, improves therapy compliance and symptom relief. Inhibiting pro-inflammatory eosinophils, valve surgery and airway tissue regeneration are currently being explored. Patient-focussed pulmonary rehabilitation strategies are offering a more holistic approach to care, improving well-being and quality of life for patients living with COPD.
Browse our selection of video highlights and short articles from the conference hub, providing insights into the latest updates from major conferences and a selection of peer-reviewed articles from the journal portfolio.
Brian Carlin, CHEST 2020 – New Thoughts in COPD
Brian Carlin (Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates, Pittsburgh, PA, US) talks to us about recent developments in the treatment of COPD and the impact COVID-19 has had on pulmonary rehabilitation services. Questions 1. What have been the most exciting recent developments in inhaled therapies for COPD? (0:20) 2. What factors should physicians consider before prescribing inhaled […]
Peter J Barnes, ERS 2020 – Smart Inhalers for COPD and Asthma
During the ERS International Congress 2020, it was great to catch up with our Editorial Board member, Prof. Peter J Barnes (Imperial College, London, UK), to continue the discussion around Smart Inhalers and how they could help optimise inhaler use in patients. Questions How common is poor adherence and inhaler technique in people with asthma […]
Henrik Hansen, ERS 2019 – Pulmonary Tele-rehabilitation Versus Conventional Rehabilitation (Part 1)
We met Henrik Hansen, from National University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, at ERS 2019 to discuss his study results – 1-year follow-up of pulmonary tele-rehabilitation versus conventional pulmonary rehabilitation. Questions 1. What are the limitations of current pulmonary rehabilitation programmes? (0:05) 2. What are the potential advantages and limitations of tele-rehabilitation? (1:44) Speaker disclosures: Henrik Hansen […]
Henrik Hansen, ERS 2019 – Pulmonary Tele-rehabilitation Versus Conventional Rehabilitation (Part 2)
We met Henrik Hansen, from National University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, at ERS 2019 to discuss his study results – 1-year follow-up of pulmonary tele-rehabilitation versus conventional pulmonary rehabilitation. Questions 1. Could you tell us a little about your recent clinical trial investigating tele-rehabilitation? (0:05) 2. Which patients are most likely to benefit from this approach? […]
Gerard Criner, ERS 2019 – Identification of Patients with COPD who Benefit from Benralizumab
We met with Gerard Criner, of Temple University, at ERS 2019 in Madrid, to discuss his presentation on identification of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who benefit from benralizumab. Questions 1. What is the mechanism of action of benralizumab? 2. Could you tell us a little about the aims and design of the GALATHEA […]
Peter J Barnes, ERS 2019 – COPD as a Disease of Accelerated Lung Ageing
It was delightful to speak to Editorial Board member Peter J Barnes at ERS 2019 in Madrid about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a disease of accelerated lung ageing. Questions 1. What are the main similarities between ageing lungs and the lungs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients? (0:07) 2. What have these similarities […]
Kirsten Almberg – Black lung, lung cancer, COPD in US coal miners
At the American Thoracic Society meeting, Dr Kirsten Almberg discussed the rise of black lung, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in US coal miners. Here, she reiterates the results of two studies assessing mortality in US-based coal miners and the further work that needs to be done to better understand the health […]
Hiroki Tateno – Novel CureApp for smoking cessation
At the American Thoracic Society meeting, Dr Hiroki Tateno shared the results of a randomized, sham-controlled, open-label study to evaluate the long-term efficacy of CureApp, a novel smoking cessation app (CureApp Inc.), when used in addition to pharmacotherapy. Questions 1. What smoking cessation aids are currently available and how successful have they been in achieving […]
Nirupama Putcha and Elizabeth Oelsner, ATS 2019 – Asthma COPD Overlap, NHLBI Pooled Cohorts Study
Nirupama Putcha (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA) and Elizabeth Oelsner (Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA) speak from the 2019 ATS conference in Dallas, TX, USA about their study into patients with asthma–chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap (ACO) and its prognostic impact compared with asthma and COPD; the implications of their […]
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