Image
Cases & Conversations™

COPD Cases and Conversations

A Focus on Exacerbation Prevention

Meeting Slides

Suggested Readings

GOLD COVID19 Guidance.

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD).

Reducing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospital readmissions. An official American Thoracic Society workshop report.

Press VG, et al. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019;16(2):161-170.

Predicting acute exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Samp JC, et al. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2018;24(3):265–279.

Triple versus dual inhaler therapy in moderate‐to‐severe COPD: a systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Zayed Y, et al. Clin Respir J. 2019;13(7):413-428.

Once-daily single-inhaler triple versus dual therapy in patients with COPD.

Lipson DA, et al. N Engl J Med. 2018; 378(18):1671-1680.

Triple therapy with budesonide/glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate with co-suspension delivery technology versus dual therapies in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (KRONOS): a double-blind, parallel-group, multicenter, phase 3 randomised controlled trial.

Ferguson GT, et al. Lancet Respir Med. 2018; 6(10):747-758.

Bringing stability to the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patient: clinical and pharmacological considerations for frequent exacerbators.

Gulati S, Wells JM. Drugs. 2017;77(6):651–670.

Pulmonary rehabilitation following exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Puhan MA, et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016;12:CD005305.

Clinical Practice Tools and Resources 

The COPD Foundation Pocket Consultant Guide Mobile App

The COPD Pocket Guide, provided by the COPD Foundation, contains comprehensive management information as well as resource tools. It can be downloaded on any mobile device.

Modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) Dyspnea Scale

The mMRC scale, provided by MDCalc, allows for the baseline stratification of dyspnea in COPD, as well as other respiratory diseases, and can be downloaded on any mobile device.

COPD Assessment Test (CAT)

The CAT, provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians, allows assessment of the global impact of COPD (cough, sputum, dyspnea, chest tightness) on patient health status.

COPD Action Plan

The COPD Action Plan, provided by the American Lung Association, is a tool that facilitates the prevention, timely identification, and early and appropriate treatment of COPD exacerbations.

HEDIS Measures and Technical Resources

The National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is one of health care’s most widely used performance improvement tools.

Patient Resources and Advocacy Organizations

The COPD Foundation Pocket Consultant Guide, Patient-Focused Mobile App

The COPD Pocket Guide for Patients was designed to improve disease management and communication with a patient’s health care team. It includes patient resources such as inhaler and exercise videos as well as tools such as the wallet card and daily symptom tracker that help collect and share information with the health care team. It can be downloaded on any mobile device.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research.

COPD Foundation

The COPD Foundation’s mission is to prevent and cure COPD and to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD.

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)

GOLD partners with health care professionals and public health officials to raise awareness of COPD and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease for patients around the world.

National Jewish Health

National Jewish Health integrates the latest scientific discoveries with coordinated care for lung, heart, and immune diseases. Their Patient Education Program provides many free educational opportunities and support groups to assist patients and caregivers with managing illnesses and chronic conditions, such as COPD.

Relevant Resources

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, or Both

Differential Diagnosis and Comprehensive Management Strategies

Improving Outcomes in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Optimizing Maintenance Therapy Across Healthcare Settings

Clearing the Air

Improving Outcomes for Patients with COPD

Comprehensive Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Collaborative Approaches to Guideline-Concordant Patient Care

Clinical Updates in the Management of Severe Asthma

New Strategies for Individualizing Long-term Care

Improving Outcomes in Severe Asthma

A New Era in Precision Medicine

Caring for Patients with Severe Asthma

Evolving Best Practices to Optimize Outcomes

Clinical Issues in Severe Asthma

Consensus and Controversies on the Road to Precision Medicine

Breathing Life Into COPD Management

Ongoing Monitoring, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and Individualized Care

Clinical Issues in Severe Asthma

Debates and Discussions About Personalizing Patient Management

Advancing the Care of Severe Asthma

Differential Diagnosis, Multidisciplinary Management, and Patient Engagement

Focusing on Patients With Severe Asthma

From Guideline Recommendations to Daily Clinical Decision-Making

Clearing the Air in Severe Asthma Management

Improving Patient Outcomes Through Shared Clinical Decision Making

Clearing the Air in Severe Asthma Management

Improving Patient Outcomes Through Shared Clinical Decision Making

Marching Forward in Atopic Dermatitis

Digging Deep on Shared Decision-Making

Airing It Out

A Case-Based Conversation on Managing Asthma and Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyposis

COPD in Managed Care

The Clinical and Utilization Benefits of Exacerbation Prevention

Finding the Right Path in Severe Asthma

Mechanistic Insights and Emerging Treatment Options

Demystifying New Evidence for COPD Management

Best Practices for Primary Care

Updates on Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps

Evolving Best Practices for Patient Management