Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases:Journal of the COPD Foundation

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Associations Between Coronary Artery Calcium Score and Exacerbation Risk in BLOCK-COPD

R. Chad Wade, MD1,2,3,4 Sharon X. Ling, PhD†5 Erika S. Helgeson, PhD5 Helen Voelker5 Wassim W. Labaki, MD, MS6 Daniel Meza, MD7 Oisin O’Corragain, MD8 Jennifer Y. So, MD9 Gerard J. Criner, MD8 MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS6 Ravi Kalhan, MD7 Robert M. Reed, MD9 Mark T. Dransfield, MD1,2,3,4 J. Michael Wells, MD, MSPH1,2,3,4

Citation: Wade C, Ling SX, Helgeson ES, et al. Associations between coronary artery calcium score and exacerbation risk in BLOCK-COPD. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2023; Published online November 13, 2023. doi:

Inhaler Formulary Change in COPD and the Association with Exacerbations, Health Care Utilization, and Costs

Kevin I. Duan, MD, MS1,2 Lucas M. Donovan MD, MS2,3 Laura J. Spece, MD MS2,3 Edwin S. Wong, PhD2,3,4 Laura C. Feemster, MD MS2,3 Alexander D. Bryant, MD, MS5 Robert Plumley3 Kristina Crothers, MD2,3 David H. Au, MD, MS2,3

Citation: Duan KI, Donovan LM, Spece LJ, et al. Inhaler formulary change in COPD and the association with exacerbations, health care utilization, and costs. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2023; Published online November 6, 2023. doi:

Food Insecurity is Associated With COPD Morbidity and Perceived Stress

Daniel C. Belz, MD, MPH1 Han Woo, PhD1 Mariah K. Jackson, RD2 Nirupama Putcha, MD, MHS1 Ashraf Fawzy, MD, MPH1 Wendy Lorizio, MD, MPH1 Meredith C. McCormack, MD, MHS1 Michelle N. Eakin, PhD, MA1 Corrine K. Hanson, PhD, RD2 Nadia N. Hansel, MD, MPH1

Citation: Belz DC, Woo H, Jackson MK, et al. Food insecurity is associated with COPD morbidity and perceived stress. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2023; Published online November 6, 2023. doi:

The Long-Term Impact of Frailty After An Intensive Care Unit Admission Due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Matthew T. Donnan1,2 Shailesh Bihari3,4 Ashwin Subramaniam5-7 Eli J. Dabscheck2,8 Brooke Riley1 David V. Pilcher1,7,9

Citation: Donnan MT, Bihari S, Subramaniam A, Dabscheck EJ, Riley B, Pilcher DV. The long-term impact of frailty after an intensive care unit admission due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2023; Published online November 6, 2023. doi:

Lung Structure and Risk of Sleep Apnea in SPIROMICS

Abigail L. Koch, MD1 Tracie L. Shing, DrPH2 Andrew Namen, MD3 David Couper, PhD2 Benjamin Smith, MD, MSc4 R. Graham Barr, MD, PhD4 Surya Bhatt, MD, MSPH5 Nirupama Putcha, MD, MHS6 Aaron Baugh, MD7 Amit K. Saha, PhD, MS3 Michelle Zeidler, MD8 Alejandro Comellas, MD9 Christopher B. Cooper, MD8 Igor Barjaktarevic, MD, PhD8 Russell P. Bowler, MD, PhD10 MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS11 Victor Kim, MD12 Robert Paine, III, MD13 Richard E. Kanner, MD13 Jerry A. Krishnan, MD, PhD14 Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS15 Prescott G. Woodruff, MD, MPH7 Nadia N. Hansel, MD6 Eric A. Hoffman, PhD9 Stephen P. Peters, MD, PhD3 Victor E. Ortega, MD, PhD16 for the SubPopulations and InteRmediate Outcome Measures in COPD Study (SPIROMICS) Investigators

Citation: Koch AL, Shing TL, Namen A, et al. Lung structure and risk of Sleep apnea in SPIROMICS. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2023; Published online November 6, 2023. doi:

A Plant-Centered Diet is Inversely Associated with Radiographic Emphysema: Findings from the CARDIA Lung Study

Mariah K. Jackson, MMN 1 Yuni Choi, PhD2 Elliot Eisenberg, MD3 Corrine Hanson, PhD 1 Ann Wang, MD3 Jing Gennie Wang, MD4 George R. Washko, MD5 Samuel Ash, MD6 Raul San Jose Estepar, PhD7 Gabrielle Liu, MD8 James M. Shikany, DrPH9 Lyn M. Steffen, PhD2 Robert Wharton, MD10 Ravi Kalhan, MD8 David R. Jacobs Jr, PhD2 Sonali Bose, MD/MPH3

Citation: Jackson MK, Choi Y, Eisenberg E, et al. A plant-centered diet is inversely associated with radiographic emphysema: findings from the CARDIA Lung Study. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2023; Published online November 6, 2023. doi:

COPD and Smoking Status – It Does Matter: Characteristics and Prognosis of COPD According to Smoking Status

Anne O. Nielsen, MD, PhD1 Peter Lange, MD2 Ole Hilberg, MD3,4 Ingeborg Farver-Vestergaard, MSc3,4 Rikke Ibsen, MSc4 Anders Løkke, DrMed, MD 3,4

Citation: Nielsen AO, Lange P, Hilberg O, Farver-Vestergaard I, Ibsen R, Løkke A. COPD and smoking status – it does matter: characteristics and prognosis of COPD according to smoking status. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2023; Published online October 10, 2023. doi:

Feasibility Trial of a Comprehensive, Highly Patient-Centered COPD Self-Management Support Program

Alex D. Federman, MD, MPH1 Rachel O’Conor, PhD2 Jeannys Nnemnbeng, MD, RRT3 Jyoti Ankam, MBBS, MPH1 Danielle McDermott, MS, CSCS4 Peter K. Lindenauer, MD, MSc5 Michael S. Wolf, PhD2 MPH, Juan P. Wisnivesky, MD, DrPH1,6

Citation: Federman AD, O’Conor R, Nnemnbeng J. Feasibility trial of a comprehensive, highly patient-centered COPD self-management support program. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2023; Published online October 9, 2023. doi:

Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients with Underlying Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: A Systematic Review and Practical Recommendations

Fawaz A. Alwadani1,2 Kyrie Wheeler3 Harriet Pittaway4 Alice M. Turner1

Citation: Alwadani FA, Wheeler K, Pittaway, H, Turner AM. Pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with underlying alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency: a systematic review and practical recommendations. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2023; Published online October 9, 2023. doi:

Integrating Artificial Intelligence in the Diagnosis of COPD Globally: A Way Forward

Nicole M. Robertson, MD, MPH1 Connor S. Centner, PhD2,3 Trishul Siddharthan, MD4

Citation: Robertson NM, Centner CS, Siddharthan T. Integrating artificial intelligence in the diagnosis of COPD globally: a way forward. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2023; Published online September 27, 2023. doi:

Improving Referral Patterns for Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction: A Quality Improvement Initiative

Christopher Di Felice, MD1,2 Zachary B. Strumpf, MD1,3 Elizabeth A. Edmiston, PhD, RN, CCRN1,2 Christian F. Cuvillier Padilla, MD1,4 Leah C. Ellis-Jones, RN1 Joanne L. McKell, MD1,2 Mohammad A. Shatat, MD1,2 Sherrie D. Williams, MD1,2 Anna M. May, MD, MS1,2,3

Citation: Di Felice C, Strumpf ZB, Edmiston EA, et al. Improving referral patterns for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction: a quality improvement initiative. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2023; Published online September 6, 2023. doi:

Safety and Reactogenicity of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination in Severe Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Oliver J. McElvaney1,2,3,4 Brian Cleary1 Daniel D. Fraughen1,2 Geraldine Kelly5 Oisin F. McElvaney1 Mark P. Murphy1 Peter Branagan1,2 Cedric Gunaratnam1,2 Tomás P. Carroll1,5 Christopher H. Goss3,4,6 Noel G. McElvaney1,2

Citation: McElvaney OJ, Cleary B, Fraughen DD, et al. Safety and reactogenicity of coronavirus disease 2019 vaccination in severe alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2023; Published online September 6, 2023. doi:

Role of Oxidative Stress and Genetic Polymorphism of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 and Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-2 in COPD

Poonam Sangwan1 Huma Quasimi2 Jai Gopal Sharma1 Mohammad Anwar Habib3 Mohammad Iqbal Alam2

Citation: Sangwan P, Quasimi H, Sharma JG, Habib MA, Alam MI. Role of oxidative stress and genetic polymorphism of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 in COPD. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2023; Published online August 3, 2023. doi: