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What’s new in your field? For relevant insights into COPD, digital health, non-invasive ventilation, high flow therapy, COVID-19 and more, read on and enjoy our selection of the latest research articles and news that we think you shouldn’t miss.

Predictors of 30- and 90-Day COPD Exacerbation Readmission

Predicting COPD exacerbation readmission. New study (N=82) shows 56% of patients were readmitted within 90 days. Several factors were associated with readmission risk; PIFR at discharge was the best p...
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Living conditions and autonomy levels in COPD patients receiving NIV: impact on health related quality of life

How does autonomy impairment in COPD patients receiving NIV impact health-related QoL? New observational study (N=137) shows that nearly half of patients receiving NIV had autonomy impairment & HR-QoL...
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Effectiveness of telemonitoring for reducing exacerbation occurrence in COPD patients with past exacerbation history

Meta-analysis of 17 studies finds that in patients with COPD acute exacerbation (AECOPD) history, telemonitoring reduces emergency room visits, AECOPD-related readmissions, AECOPD-related hospital day...
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Noninvasive Ventilation at Home Reduces Mortality in COPD With CRF

Retrospective Medicare claims analysis shows that home non-invasive ventilation (HNIV) in COPD & chronic respiratory failure patients (n=410) leads to significant reduction in hospitalisations and eme...
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A review of therapies for the overlap syndrome of obstructive sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

New review discusses obstructive sleep apnoea & other sleep-disordered breathing in patients with COPD. Timely diagnosis and management is key: OSA+COPD increases risk of pulmonary hypertension, cardi...
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NICE GUIDELINE: Obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome and obesity hypoventilation syndrome in over 16s

Diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS), obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with OSAHS (COPD–OSAHS overlap syndr...
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Early identification and treatment of COPD exacerbation using remote respiratory monitoring

Can remote monitoring allow early COPD exacerbation identification? This case report shows the successful treatment of a patient with an exacerbation identified via remote monitoring (photoplethysmog...
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Current practices in home mechanical ventilation for COPD

Patients were highly compliant with home mechanical ventilation. There seems to be a move towards higher ventilation pressures, increased use of oronasal #masks and an intent to obtain normocapnia.
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The role of telemedicine in the management of COPD patients

Can telemedicine improve the delivery & efficiency of COPD care? New review discusses evidence for telemedicine for self-management interventions (including PR), noninvasive ventilation monitoring & e...
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