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Researchers found that increased use of the pain medication Acetaminophen, known as Paracetamol in Europe, was associated with a greater prevalence of asthma and COPD ( chronic obstructive pulmonary d ...


A ubiquitous bacterial strain is thought to be involved in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ). The bacterium, Moraxella catarrhalis or M. catarrhalis, often is present in sputum of adult ...


Immune cells called macrophages consume virus-infected cells to stop the spread of the disease in the body. Rresearchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have uncovered how ma ...


A study found that eating mostly meat, refined starches, and sodium may increase the likelihood of developing chronic respiratory symptoms, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ). ...


Current treatments for asthma and chronic bronchitis can only alleviate symptoms. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have gone to the root of these disorders and fou ...


At least two thirds of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) do not receive lung function testing that is recommended for the accurate diagnosis and effective management of the ...


Young adults ( ages 20 to 44 ) with normal lung function who later develop chronic cough and phlegm have a fourfold higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ). The res ...


Boehringer Ingelheim has informed the FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) that ongoing safety monitoring has identified a possible increased risk of stroke in patients who take this Spiriva HandiHale ...


The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use ( CHMP ) has adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorisation for the medicinal product Relvar Ellipta ( Fluticason ...


The Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures – Human ( CMDh ), a medicines regulatory body representing the European Union ( EU ) Member States, has endorsed the recommen ...


Aclidinium bromide ( Eklira, Bretaris ) has been approved since October 2012 for widening the narrowed airways of adults with chronic-obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ). The German Institute for Q ...


QVA149 ( Ultibro Breezhaler ) is an inhaled fixed-dose combination therapy under development for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ). It combines Indacaterol (a long acting ...


Many patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) routinely receive a combination of an inhaled bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory glucocorticosteroid, but those with sever ...


Researchers have evaluated the effect of dual, long acting inhaled bronchodilator treatment on exacerbations in patients with severe and very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ).In t ...


Whether the combination of a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid with a once-daily longacting beta-2 agonist is more protective than a once-daily longacting beta-2 agonist alone against exacerbations of ...