Expanding Treatment Options: The Latest Developments in COPD - Episode 14
The MD Magazine Peer Exchange “Expanding Treatment Options: The Latest Developments in COPD Therapy” features a panel of physician experts discussing key topics in COPD therapy, including risk factors, personalized treatment, preventive measures, new combination therapies, and more.
This Peer Exchange is moderated by Peter Salgo, MD, professor of medicine and anesthesiology at Columbia University and an associate director of surgical intensive care at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
The panelists are:
With so many inhaler devices on the market, it can be difficult to make a selection for each particular patient. One new device delivers the drug as a soft mist, allowing the patient to inhale it without needing inspiratory force, and Make said that most patients can use it very well. Many of the newer devices are simpler to use and are used once rather than twice daily, said Hanania.
Thomashow stressed the importance of preventing and reducing exacerbations to prevent rapid deterioration, stating that an aggressive approach is needed.