Tag Archives: COPD

Geisinger COPD study to test vocal biomarker algorithm

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease experience exacerbations caused by an infection in the lung. But a novel technique is being studied by Geisinger Health System to detect these flare-ups. Geisinger’s Voice Analysis of COPD Patients with Exacerbations (VOICE) study, supported by a grant from pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, will evaluate an algorithm for vocal biomarkers… Read More »

Cardiovascular Comorbidity Screening Should Be Conducted in COPD With Obesity

January 16, 2019 Share this content: Obesity is most prevalent in patients with COPD GOLD I and GOLD II stages. In obese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular and metabolic comorbidities, particularly hypertension and diabetes, are highly prevalent, and active screening for these disorders should be a priority among healthcare professionals who treat… Read More »

Keeping Up-to-Date on COPD Controversies: A Clinician Interview

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) aims to increase awareness and research regarding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with the overarching goal of improving COPD prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The GOLD annual report provides recommendations for COPD management; however, the scientific committee responsible for developing these recommendations notes that there are still… Read More »