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This cohort study describes the ventilatory support provided within 30 days of death in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, cancer, or dementia.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the health effects of using oral sustained-release morphine to treat moderate to very severe breathlessness in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This Arts and Medicine feature describes the integration of local dance traditions into pulmonary rehabilitation programs for COPD and tuberculosis patients in low- and middle-income countries.
This cross-sectional study examines the association between thunderstorm-related atmospheric changes and emergency department visits for acute respiratory illnesses among Medicare beneficiaries.
This study uses Medicare data to estimate mortality differences for common medical conditions (pneumonia, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, urinary tract infection, others) at US critical access vs non–critical access hospitals between 2007 and 2017 with vs without adjustment for discharge diagnosis counts to assess the extent to which coding practices rather than illness severity might account for observed mortality differences.
This cohort study examines the associations of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio with lung function and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among US veterans with up to 30 years of follow-up.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates whether nocturnal oxygen therapy (NOT) prevents nocturnal hypoxemia and breathing disturbances among lowlanders with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the first night of a stay at 2048 m and reduces the incidence of altitude-related adverse health effects.
This study used pooled cohort data to estimate the association between CT-assessed dysanapsis—a mismatch between airway tree caliber and lung size—and incident COPD in adults aged 60 years and older.
This study reports the development and validation of a population risk algorithm that predicts the 10-year incidence of the first major chronic disease in an adult population.
This study assesses the agreement of the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Compare, Healthgrades, and US News & World Report Best Hospitals on hospital performance for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure.
This Viewpoint proposes that clinicians who routinely care for older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease should proactively integrate geriatrics and palliative care principles into their daily practice.
This inception cohort study uses Medicare fee-for-service claims data to assess the association between initiation of pulmonary rehabilitation within 90 days of hospital discharge and 1-year survival among US patients hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2014.
This cohort study assesses the association of chronic bronchitis with adverse respiratory health outcomes in adult ever smokers and never smokers.
This study uses data from the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to describe trends in medical exemptions from utility disconnection and characteristics and health care use of adults applying for such exemptions at a Yale New Haven Hospital care practice between 2011 and 2017.
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