Medical Insider COPD

 

The role of active smoking in the management of COPD (S4/E6)

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In the final episode of Season 4, Dr Surya Bhatt, an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and the Director of the UAB Lung Imaging Lab, is here to discuss the influence of continued smoking on COPD with Dr Richard Russell. They will discuss how smoking can impact treatment decisions, how we can get our patients to stop smoking and the effects smoking can have on COPD outcomes. Dr Russell will then dive into a new publication on the impact of air quality on exacerbations during the COVID-19 lockdown, before highlighting what’s hot on social media. This week, the focus is on singing for lung health and how to better engage our patients!

The lung microbiome and ICS: Influence of airway inflammation on COPD treatment (S4/E5)

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Dr Richard Russell is joined this week by Professor James Chalmers, the Asthma and Lung UK Chair of Respiratory Research at the University of Dundee, Scotland, and Honorary consultant physician at Ninewells Hospital, to discuss the role of the lung microbiome in respiratory disease and the influence it may have on the management of COPD. Dr Russell will then share insights from an interesting new editorial which explores strategies implemented in the management of chronic respiratory disease in Finland from 1996–2018. Finally, we delve into the social media hot topic of the week: advance care planning in COPD.

Comorbidities in COPD: Cardiovascular crossover (S4/E4)

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Dr Richard Russell is joined this week by Professor David Newby, the Chair of Cardiology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, to discuss the overlap between COPD and cardiovascular disease in clinical practice. Listen as they explore the similarities between risk factors and patient presentation, which treatments are the most effective and how cardiologists and respiratory physicians can work together to help their patients. Dr Russell will then highlight an interesting new paper on the associations between COPD and severe pulmonary hypertension, before delving into the social media hot topic of the week: mucus in the lungs.
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Low- and middle-income countries: Their influence on global COPD guidelines (S4/E3)

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This week’s guest on the Medical Insider COPD podcast is Professor Eric Bateman, a Chest Physician and Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Join him and Dr Richard Russell as they explore the barriers to the use of global COPD guidelines in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and how global guidelines may cater to LMICs, before highlighting the importance of treatment accessibility worldwide. Dr Russell will then present important takeaways from a new and exciting publication on the use of diaphragm movement as a prognostic marker of COPD. This will be followed by a dive into social media where patients with COPD are discussing the safety of resuming travelling. Don’t miss out on this exciting episode of the Medical Insider COPD and remember to subscribe!

Understanding inspiratory effort in COPD management (S4/E2)

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In this episode of the Medical Insider COPD podcast, Dr Richard Russell is joined by Professor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich to explore the importance of inspiratory effort in COPD. They will discuss the different types of inhalers available, the impact of suboptimal inspiratory effort on the management of COPD and the key considerations for clinicians when prescribing an inhaler. Dr Russell will also share highlights from a recent publication on the association between dust allergen sensitisation, modifying the home circumstance and the impact of these on exacerbations, before sharing this week’s social media hot topic of fatigue in COPD.

The importance of study design: The KEY to interpreting COPD research (S4/E1)

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Join Dr Richard Russell and Professor Samy Suissa for the first episode of Season 4 as they discuss the importance of study design in the interpretation of COPD clinical trials. Listen as the experts examine the outcomes of well-known triple therapy studies and the impact that they could have on clinical practice. Dr Russell will also share highlights from a recent publication on the impact of best practice tariffs on COPD outcomes, before sharing this week’s social media hot topic of pulse oximeters and how patients can use them effectively. Don’t miss out on future episodes of the Medical Insider COPD!

The impact of triple therapy: Mortality in COPD (S3/E6)

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In the final episode of Season 3, Dr Marc Miravitlles is back to discuss mortality analyses with Dr Richard Russell. They will review what the guidelines recommend for initial and follow-up treatment, who should receive inhaled corticosteroids, and how we should interpret COPD mortality analyses. Dr Russell will then dive into a new publication on the use of FEV3/FEV6 in early airways disease before highlighting what’s hot on social media. This week, the focus is on Lacing Up for Lungs and promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.

Real-world studies in COPD: What does the evidence say? (S3/E5)

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Dr Richard Russell is joined by Professor Antonio Anzueto in this episode of the Medical Insider COPD to talk about real-world evidence and the gaps it can fill in the world of COPD research. Listen as they compare randomised controlled trials with real-world data and discuss how guidelines can be implemented in clinical practice. Dr Russell will also highlight a new and exciting publication on the role of blood eosinophils in the development of obstructive lung disease, before delving into this week’s social media hot topic of COPD fatigue.

Beating breathlessness: The impact of dyspnoea in COPD (S3/E4)

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This week’s guest on the Medical Insider COPD podcast is Dr Barbara Yawn, a primary care physician and COPD clinical researcher. Join her and Dr Richard Russell as they explore the impact of breathlessness from the patient perspective, discussing physical activity, pharmacotherapy and mortality. Dr Russell will then present the key takeaways from a new and exciting publication on the real-world impact of exacerbations on quality of life. This is followed by a dive into the world of social media, where patients with COPD are discussing the use of face masks to prevent the transmission of respiratory viruses this winter.

Elevating the use of inhalers: Adherence in COPD (S3/E3)

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In this episode of the Medical Insider COPD, Dr Richard Russell is joined by Professor Brad Drummond to discuss the topic of inhaler adherence in COPD. They will explain the factors that affect device adherence, how we can improve it in our patients, and the impact it can have on COPD outcomes. Dr Russell will also delve into a newly released publication on necroptosis and emphysema in patients with COPD, before discussing the importance of talking to your patients about the COVID-19 vaccination. Don’t miss out!

About this podcast

This podcast is intended for healthcare professionals outside the United Kingdom and the US only.

Welcome to the Medical Insider COPD by Boehringer Ingelheim, a podcast offering a breath of fresh air to clinicians treating COPD across the globe. We want to bring you news and insights in COPD right from the source. Thank you for joining us today.

The Editorial Board of ‘The Medical Insider COPD Podcast’ is comprised of Professor James Chalmers, the British Lung Foundation Chair of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Dundee (UK), Professor Michael Dreher, the Head of the Department of Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital Aachen (Germany), and the host and moderator for this season, Dr. Richard Russell, a Consultant Chest Physician at Lymington New Forest Hospital (UK), a Senior Clinical Researcher at the University of Oxford, and the founding editor of the International Journal of COPD.

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