Tag: lung disease

COPD Drugs Could Cause Urinary Problems

A specific class of drugs used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may result in urinary problems for patients. The medications are in a drug class called inhaled anticholinergics. That includes: Spiriva (tiotropium) Atrovent (ipratropium bromide) Combivent (ipratropium combined with albuterol). Canadian researchers analyzed the medical records of 565,000...

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Oxygen Therapy for COPD Has Other Consequences

Individuals on long-term oxygen therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been found to face greater risk of death from other diseases, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers enrolled 7,600 patients who had oxygen therapy and studied them...

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