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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 June 2016

Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Depression Common, Worsens Exacerbations in COPD Patients

Two new studies examined the rates of depression in patients with COPD, and how psychological disorders affect risk of exacerbations in these patients.

 Inhaled Corticosteroids May Increase the Risk of Serious Lung Infection

A recent study examined a potential link between use of inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of obstructive lung disease and susceptibility to an uncommon lung infection.

 Fitness Is Linked to Slower Decline in Lung Health

A new study has identified an association between cardiopulmonary fitness levels and rate of decline in pulmonary function.

 Study: LABA-LAMA Combination Effectively Reduces COPD Exacerbations

A recent trial compared the safety and efficacy of combination treatment with long-acting β-agonist  plus long-acting muscarinic agonists against LABA plus inhaled corticosteroid.