Cleveland Clinic pulmonologists discuss the limitations of current modalities designed to treat emphysema and review the rationale, evidence and applications of valve therapy.
Multiplex ventilation is a potentially lifesaving technique during a time when healthcare resources may be scarce. Cleveland Clinic experts demonstrate how to use this technique and discuss other considerations in an instructional video for providers.
During a time when respiratory therapy resources may be scarce, the Section Head of Respiratory Therapy at Cleveland Clinic discusses the importance of information sharing, the use of multiplex ventilation and important safety considerations, such as appropriate personal protective equipment, for respiratory therapists.
Research has shown benefits of electronic inhaler monitoring (EIM) in patients with poorly controlled asthma. Now Cleveland Clinic sees benefits in patients with COPD.
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A post-discharge disease management program for patients with COPD positively impacts 90-day readmission rates.
Roflumilast’s benefit-to-harm ratio suggests that it only provides net benefit in patients at high risk of severe exacerbations.
Exacerbations of COPD are linked to poor clinical outcomes and high costs. We discuss the multiple pharmacotherapeutic options and how they may be used to prevent exacerbations.