COPD Perspective

 
 
  • 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.
  • The Antibiotic You Should (Almost) Always Avoid What is the safest choice to treat CAP in an older patient? And what is the one drug you should always avoid if possible? How does your choice compare with the expert's?
  • ATS 2019 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ATS 2019
  • Hopeful Heart: Hope for Improving QoL in Depressed HF Patients   'Depression kills,' says Bruce Rollman, MD, the lead author of the Hopeful Heart study. Screening can identify HF patients at risk for depression and improve outcomes.
  • Malpractice Case: When Useful Prescriptions Can Become Dangerous Physicians can develop a false sense of security when a prescription successfully treats symptoms. But reliance for too long can create other problems, including liability.
  • A Drug-by-Drug Guide to Treating Insomnia Which drugs and supplements commonly used for the treatment of chronic insomnia are supported by clinical evidence and practice guidelines?