Posts Tagged ‘COPD exacerbations’

A New Combination Therapy to Help Prevent COPD Exacerbations?

Posted by • June 8th, 2016

You walk into your office to see, once again, Mr. Jones, at 64-year-old male who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Mr. Jones is recovering from a recent visit to the ED due to his third COPD exacerbation event this year. He’s frustrated with his recurrent COPD exacerbations, and wants to know if his… Read More…

Azithromycin to Prevent COPD Exacerbations

Posted by • August 26th, 2011

Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are a source of substantial morbidity. In a randomized, controlled trial involving patients with moderately severe COPD, daily treatment with azithromycin for 1 year was associated with fewer exacerbations. Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) result in frequent visits to physicians’ offices and emergency rooms and numerous hospitalizations and… Read More…

COPD Exacerbations

Posted by • September 17th, 2010

In the Original Article, Susceptibility to Exacerbation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hurst et al. examined the rate of exacerbations among patients with COPD over a period of 3 years. The strongest predictor of an exacerbation in a given year was the presence of an exacerbation in the previous year. The natural history of chronic obstructive… Read More…