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Confirmed: Long-term Steroids Up Mortality Risk in Severe COPD
New recommendations focus on reducing the risks of corticosteroids in respiratory disease, both for COPD and asthma. More »
Low-dose Opioids Safe for Severe COPD
While high-dose opioids may be deadly, lower doses may be safe for symptom reduction in severe respiratory disease. For those with milder COPD, a new treatment is in testing. More »
Preventing COPD Exacerbations by Restoring Antiviral Response
High doses of N-acetylcysteine improve small airway function in patients with COPD. The unresolved question is why. More »
COPD Exacerbations Reduced With Short Corticosteroid Course
Patients respond to 5 days of corticosteroid therapy just as well as to 14 days of therapy, according to a study. More »
Higher Stroke Risk in Older Patients With COPD
Older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at higher risk for plaque formation in the carotid artery, increasing their risk of stroke. More »
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Confirmed: Long-term Steroids Up Mortality Risk in Severe COPD
April 16, 2014

New recommendations focus on reducing the risks of corticosteroids in respiratory disease, both for COPD and asthma.

Large Study Confirms White Matter Abnormalities in Bipolar Disorder
April 14, 2014

A large international study finds distinct differences in white matter in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder, confirming many smaller but less conclusive studies.

Tools to Forecast Radiation Pneumonitis
April 10, 2014

A biomarker and five clinical factors help to predict which patients with nonsmall-cell lung cancer are at high risk for lung inflammation after radiotherapy.



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