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Identifying risk, a promising mortality biomarker, and a new app for study recruitment—just a few of the latest developments in COPD research and patient care.

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Vitamins C and E, in particular, have a beneficial effect on COPD risk and lung function in men, a new study found.

Effective asthma care requires attention to comorbidities, complications, and human characteristics of each patient. Speakers at CHEST 2015 described "the village."

New approaches discussed at CHEST 2015 ranged from the impact of bariatric surgery on asthma control to endobronchial valve placement in COPD.

In a well-attended session at CHEST 2015 a number of promising new therapies for treating COPD were reviewed by study authors.

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.

Exacerbations of COPD often complicate CV outcomes. Two studies presented at CHEST 2015 looked at ways to refine risk factors for CV decline.

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