Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases:Journal of the COPD Foundation

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Readmission Rates for Medicare Beneficiaries with Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Laura C. Myers, MD MPH1 Mohammad Kamal Faridi, MPH2 Kohei Hasegawa, MD, MPH2 Carlos A. Camargo Jr., MD, DrPH2

Citation: Myers LC, Faridi MK, Hasegawa K, Camargo CA. Pulmonary rehabilitation and readmission rates for Medicare beneficiaries with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2021; Published online July 16, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2020.0193


The Heterogeneity of COPD Patients in a Community-Based Practice and the Inadequacy of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Criteria: A Real-World Experience

Fortune O. Alabi, MD1 Hadaya A. Alkhateeb1 Kayla M. DeBarros1 Pierina S. Barletti Benel1 Rachel L. Sanchez-Martez1 Mia L. Zeper1, Reema A. Ismail1 Fred Umeh, MD 1 Nelson Medina-Villanueva, MD 1

Citation: Alabi FO, Alkhateeb HA, DeBarros KM, et al. The heterogeneity of COPD patients in a community-based practice and the inadequacy of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease criteria: a real-world experience. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2021; Published online July 7, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2021.0229


Polycythemia is Associated with Lower Incidence of Severe COPD Exacerbations in SPIROMICS Study

Ashraf Fawzy, MD, MPH1 Han Woo, PhD1 Aparna Balasubramanian, MD, MHS1 Igor Barjaktarevic, MD, PhD2 R. Graham Barr, MD, DrPH3 Russell P. Bowler, MD, PhD4 Alejandro P. Comellas, MD5 Christopher B. Cooper, MD, PhD2 David Couper, PhD6 Gerard J. Criner, MD7; Mark T. Dransfield, MD8 MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS9 Eric A. Hoffman, PhD10 Richard E Kanner, MD11 Jerry A. Krishnan, MD, PhD12 Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS13 Meredith McCormack, MD, MHS1 Robert Paine III, MD11 Stephen Peters, MD, PhD14 Robert Wise, MD1 Prescott G. Woodruff, MD, MPH15 Nadia N. Hansel, MD, MPH1 Nirupama Putcha, MD, MHS1

Citation: Fawzy A, Woo H, Balasubramanian A, et al. Polycythemia is associated with lower incidence of severe COPD exacerbations in SPIROMICS study. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2021; Published online June 30, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2021.0216


Excessive Mucous Production in COPD Patients is Similar Regardless of the Presence of Bronchiectasis in the COPDGene Cohort

Oksana Bohn, MD1 Min Xi, MS2 Natalie K. Woodruff, BS2 Gary L. Hansen, PhD2,3 Charlene E. McEvoy, MD, MPH2,3 and the COPDGene Investigators

Citation: Bohn O, Xi M, Woodruff NK, Hansen GL, McEvoy CE. Excessive mucous production in COPD patients is similar regardless of the presence of bronchiectasis in the COPDGene cohort. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2021; Published online June 10, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2021.0202


Global Attitudes of Health Care Providers About Aerosolized Airway Clearance Therapy in Bronchiectasis Patients During the Coronavirus 2019 Disease Pandemic

Pamela J. McShane, MD1 Julie V. Philley, MD1 Delia A. Prieto, MSEd2 Timothy R. Aksamit, MD3

Citation: McShane PJ, Philley JV, Prieto DA, Aksamit TR. Global attitudes of health care providers about aerosolized airway clearance therapy in bronchiectasis patients during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2021; Published online June 4, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2021.0214


Association of Systemic Endothelial-Derived and Platelet-Derived Microparticles With Clinical Outcomes in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Jorge Lascano, MD 1 Jason Katz* 1 Martin Cearras, MD2 Michael Campos, MD 2

Citation: Lascano J, Katz J, Cearras M, Campos M. Association of systemic endothelial-derived and platelet-derived microparticles with clinical outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2021; Published online June 1, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2021.0211


Challenges Faced by Rural Primary Care Providers When Caring for COPD Patients in the Western United States

Fernando Diaz del Valle, MD1* Patricia B. Koff, MEd1* Sung-Joon Min, PhD2 Jonathan K. Zakrajsek, MS1 Linda Zittleman, MS3 Douglas H. Fernald, MA3 Andrea Nederveld, MD3 Donald E. Nease, MD3 Alexis R. Hunter, BS4 Eric J. Moody, PhD5 Kay Miller Temple, MD6 Jenny L. Niblock ARNP, DNP7 Chrysanne Grund, BS7 Tamara K. Oser, MD3 K. Allen Greiner, MD7 R. William Vandivier, MD1

Citation: Diaz del Valle F, Koff PB, Min SJ, et al. Challenges faced by rural primary care providers when caring for COPD patients in the western United States. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2021; Published online May 28, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2021.0215


Bronchoalveolar Lavage and Plasma Cathelicidin Response to 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D Supplementation: A Pilot Study

Emily C. Sanders, MD1 Robert M. Burkes, MD MSCR2 Jason R. Mock, MD, PhD3 Todd T. Brown MD, PhD4 Robert A. Wise, MD5 Nadia N. Hansel MD, MPH5 Mark C. Liu. MD5 and M. Bradley Drummond, MD, MHS2

Citation: Sanders EC, Burkes RM, Mock JR, et al. Bronchoalveolar lavage and plasma cathelicidin response to 25-hydroxyvitamin D supplementation: a pilot study. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2021; Published online May 21, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2021.0220


Impact of a Medical Diagnosis on Decision to Stop Smoking and Successful Smoking Cessation

Hunter G. Lindsay1, Frederick S. Wamboldt1, 2, Kristen E. Holm1, 3, Barry J. Make1, John Hokanson2, James D. Crapo1, Elizabeth A. Regan1, 2, and the COPDGene Investigators

Citation: Lindsay HG, Wamboldt FS, Holm KE, et al; and the COPDGene Investigators. Impact of a medical diagnosis on decision to stop smoking and successful smoking cessation. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2021; Published online May 18, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2020.0167


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Outcomes at Veterans Affairs Versus Non-Veterans Affairs Hospitals

Stephanie L. LaBedz, MD1 Jerry A. Krishnan, MD, PhD1,2 Yu-Che Chung, MS1 Peter K. Lindenauer MD, MSc3,4 Laura J. Spece, MD, MS5,6 Laura C. Feemster, MD5,6 Ellen M. Stein, MS1 Russell G. Buhr, MD, PhD7,8 Sanjib Basu, PhD9 Valentin Prieto-Centurion, MD, MS1

Citation: LaBedz SL, Krishnan JA, Chung YC, et al. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease outcomes at Veterans Affairs versus non-Veterans Affairs hospitals. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2021; Published online May 11, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2021.0201


Patient-Driven Research Agenda: What Needs to be Studied in Those Living with COPD During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

Gretchen McCreary,1 Danielle Boyce,1 Mary Ellen Houlihan,2 Jean Rommes,2 Carol Rubin,2 Karen Deitemeyer,2 William Clark,3 Cara Pasquale,1 Richard Mularski,4 Elisha Malanga,1 Barbara P. Yawn1

Citation: McCreary G, Boyce D, Houlihan ME, et al. Patient-driven research agenda: what needs to be studied in those living with COPD during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2021; Published online April 23, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2021.0203