• HIV Infection a Risk Factor for Lung Dysfunction HIV infection is associated with reduced pulmonary function, according to findings from the Copenhagen Comorbidity in HIV infection (COCOMO) study group.
  • Blood Eosinophil Counts Predict COPD Exacerbations, Response to Steroids Higher blood eosinophil counts are associated with an increased risk of exacerbation and a better chance of responding to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a post hoc analysis.

COPD Perspective

  • Dual Bronchodilation Has Safe Cardiac Profile in COPD Dr Nicholas Gross on a large meta-analysis that sought to determine whether mixing two different classes of bronchodilators increases mortality.
  • Community Paramedics: Redefining EMS For sure, paramedics make house calls. Now they are beginning to provide community care to prevent unnecessary visits to the emergency department.