COPD Perspective

 
 
  • 'Doc, Can I Get a Mask Exemption?' As more jurisdictions mandate facial coverings in public, questions have arisen about whether it's safe for everyone, including those with lung disease, to wear masks.
  • COPD Abstract Highlights From ATS 2020   Pulmonary expert Dr Sanjay Sethi highlights important COPD-related abstracts from the 2020 American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference, which was postponed due to coronavirus concerns.
  • The Third Surge: Are We Prepared for the Non-Covid Crisis? Health systems should be prepared for a 'third surge' of patients coming in with chronic medical conditions.
  • ATS 2020 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ATS 2020
  • Pandemic: 'Another Earthquake' Exposing Health Inequities   Bob Harrington asks Michelle Albert why mortality rates are so high in minority communities, and whether COVID-19 will lead to meaningful changes in health and social inequities.
  • Cancer Patients Are Concerned About Cancer, Then COVID-19   Dr Mark Kris discusses how patients with cancer are primarily concerned about their cancer and its consequences, followed by concerns about COVID-19.
  • Coding for Coronavirus: NEW Guidance Replaces Rule of 1 Month Ago CDC has taken the unprecedented step of introducing a new code for COVID-19 diagnoses, superseding guidance of just a month ago. Here's what you need to know to code and get paid.
  • Coronavirus in Context: Eric Topol Explains Emerging Research   WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Eric Topol about how he interprets preliminary COVID-19 research making the rounds on social media and the role of technology in curbing the pandemic.
  • Coding Guidelines for Coronavirus The CDC recently provided guidance for clinicians, given the spread of COVID-19. Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti explains what to do if you encounter the disease at your office.
  • Updated Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations for Older Adults   What do the new PCV13 recommendations mean, and how do you implement them in your practice? Here's what you need to know.
  • Coronaviruses: What We Know Now   With the arrival of the new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, there is much to learn. What do we know about it already, and how can we prepare for its possible spread?
  • In COPD, Carbon Dioxide Is Often Overlooked Dr Holley explains why more attention needs to be paid to carbon dioxide levels in patients with COPD and hypoxia.
  • Novel Treatments Are Reshaping Migraine Treatment, Prevention   Dr Christoph Diener on the advantages that ditans, CGRP antagonists, and monoclonal antibodies have over earlier treatments.
  • Naloxone Prescribing: 5 Things to Know What are the key things you should know about prescribing this life-saving drug?
  • CHEST 2019 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from CHEST 2019
  • ERS 2019 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ERS 2019
  • Are 30-Day Readmission Rules Deadly for Patients? A federal program aimed at lowering hospital readmissions has doctors divided on whether or not it is working -- and if it is actually harming patients.
  • COPD: 5 Must-Know Updates What recommendations have changed in treating patients with COPD? Dr Holley reviews five key updates and the latest research.
  • 4 Clinical Guidelines Every Hospitalist Needs to Know   Drs Alok Patel and Alfred Burger discuss important clinical guidelines for every hospitalist in the US, including C diff, noninvasive ventilator support, and opioid-induced constipation.
  • ECG Challenge: Beating at a Fast Clip Whether it's related to his COPD, inhalers, neither, or both, this patient's ECG reveals why his pulse is so fast.