Treating C.O.P.D. in the Elderly

THE NEW OLD AGE – OCTOBER 13, 2014

BY:  JUDITH GRAHAM

Which medications work best for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Doctors aren’t entirely sure: Despite the fact that C.O.P.D. is the third-leading cause of death, there is scant research on the comparative effectiveness of treatment options in seniors. But a study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association provides valuable new information.

C.O.P.D. refers primarily to two conditions that compromise breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Nearly four million seniors have been diagnosed with the condition. [Read more…]

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