For hospitalized COPD patients who have breathing difficulties not severe enough for intubation, noninvasive ventilation helps, studies show.
Inhaler costs are a particular challenge for patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Part 4 of a four-part series. In this article: Cutting-edge treatments fighting lung cancer.
Getting the best treatment once lung cancer has been diagnosed, typed and classified.
This is part two in a series on lung cancer. How do clinicians diagnose and classify the disease?
Parents and seniors are likely familiar with Pneumovax23. What do you know about the new Prevnar13?
Cigarettes that are branded as ‘natural’ may mislead smokers to believe that they are safer, when they actually carry many of the same risks as other products.
Gender plays an increasingly important role in COPD. Women are underdiagnosed and “hit harder.”
The term “barrel chest” has been used frequently in medical literature, typically to describe a finding during a physical examination. It is also a term used in text books and clinical papers describing an attribute that is suggestive of a clinical p...
Credit: Thinkstock In 2001, a consensus of professionals in the treatment of chronic pulmonary disease (COPD) released the first version of the Global Initiative for Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (GOLD), with the purpose of establishing a consistent ...