COPD in Primary Care: Clinical Directions

Volume 1, Issue 8

In this issue:

Spirometry, FEV1, the FEV1/FVC ratio, the GOLD guidelines — in this case-based podcast, Dr. Emily Brigham from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine explains how these elements work together to provide primary care practitioners the information they need to diagnose, manage, and (when necessary) refer their patients with COPD to a pulmonary specialist.

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COPD Clinical Insight: Increasing Medication Adherence

Volume 1, Issue 2.

In this podcast, Dr. Michelle Eakin from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine discusses the high prevalence of medication nonadherence and its negative impact on clinical outcomes in patients with COPD, identifying patient risk factors that are associated with poor medication use in COPD, and and describes efficacious interventions to support medication adherence.

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