Depression Decreases Adherence to COPD Maintenance Medications
A recent study in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society found that in a nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries who were newly diagnosed with COPD, adherence to maintenance medications decreased with new episodes of depression.
Rescue Inhaler Study: New Approach Increases Mastery of Life-Saving Technique
A rescue inhaler can be a lifesaver during an asthma or COPD flareup, but using a rescue inhaler is complicated and misuse is common, putting patients� lives at risk. An education strategy, called teach-to-goal, may help patients use their inhalers pro...