Review collection - COPD 

80 reviews


Smirnova N, Lange AV, Glickman A, Desanto K, McDermott CL, Sullivan DR, et al. Criteria for enrollment of patients with COPD in palliative care trials: A systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2024 Jan 25:S0885-3924(24)00046-0.


Christiansen CF, Løkke A, Bregnballe V, Prior TS, Farver-Vestergaard I. COPD-Related Anxiety: A Systematic Review of Patient Perspectives. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2023 Jun 6;18:1031-1046. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S404701.

He W, Wang J, Feng Z, Li J, Xie Y. Effects of exercise-based pulmonary rehabilitation on severe/very severe COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ther Adv Respir Dis. 2023 Jan-Dec;17:17534666231162250. doi: 10.1177/17534666231162250.

Janssen DJA, Bajwah S, Boon MH, Coleman C, Currow DC, Devillers A, Vandendungen C, Ekström M, Flewett R, Greenley S, Guldin MB, Jácome C, Johnson MJ, Kurita GP, Maddocks M, Marques A, Pinnock H, Simon ST, Tonia T, Marsaa K. European Respiratory Society Clinical Practice Guideline: Palliative care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or interstitial lung disease. Eur Respir J. 2023 Jun 8:2202014. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02014-2022. Epub ahead of print.

Landers A, de Koning Gans JM, Pitama S, Palmer S, Beckert L. Patient, carer and health professional experiences of end-of-life care services in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an interpretive synthesis of qualitative studies. Integr Healthc J. 2022 Sep 7;4(1):e000121. doi: 10.1136/ihj-2021-000121.

Ly L, Pascoe A, Philip J, Hudson P, Smallwood N. Social determinants of advanced chronic respiratory interventions: A scoping review. Eur Respir Rev. 2023 Aug 23;32(169):230068.

Madiraca J, Lindell K, Coyne P, Miller S. Palliative Care Interventions in Advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: An Integrative Review. J Palliat Med. 2023 Jun;26(6):856-866.

Nolan CM, Brighton LJ, Mo Y, Bayly J, Higginson IJ, Man WD, Maddocks M. Meditative movement for breathlessness in advanced COPD or cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Respir Rev. 2023 Jun 21;32(168):220243. doi: 10.1183/16000617.0243-2022.

Nygård T, Wright D, Nazar H, Haavik S. Enhancing potential impact of hospital discharge interventions for patients with COPD: a qualitative systematic review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Jun 22;23(1):684. doi: 10.1186/s12913-023-09712-0.

Santos MF, Reis-Pina P. Palliative care interventions in chronic respiratory diseases: A systematic review. Respir Med. 2023 Sep 17;219:107411. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2023.107411. Epub ahead of print.

Silva J, Hipólito N, Machado P, Flora S, Cruz J. Technological features of smartphone apps for physical activity promotion in patients with COPD: A systematic review. Pulmonology. 2023 Jun 30:S2531-0437(23)00124-1. doi: 10.1016/j.pulmoe.2023.06.005. Epub ahead of print.

Wang L, Zhang X, Liu X. Prevalence and clinical impact of frailty in COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Pulm Med. 2023 May 12;23(1):164. doi: 10.1186/s12890-023-02454-z.


Bolton LE, Seymour J, Gardiner C. Existential suffering in the day to day lives of those living with palliative care needs arising from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): A systematic integrative literature review. Palliat Med. 2022 Feb 17:2692163221074539. doi: 10.1177/02692163221074539. Epub ahead of print.


Ora L, Mannix J, Morgan L, Gregory L, Luck L, Wilkes L. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and advance care planning: A synthesis of qualitative literature on patients' experiences. Chronic Illn. 2021 Feb 11:1742395321990109. doi: 10.1177/1742395321990109. Epub ahead of print.

Philip J, Collins A, Smallwood N, Chang YK, Mo L, Yang IA, Corte T, McDonald CF, Hui D. Referral criteria to palliative care for patients with respiratory disease: a systematic review. Eur Respir J. 2021 Mar 18:2004307. doi: 10.1183/13993003.04307-2020. Epub ahead of print.


Alobaidi NY, Almeshari M, Stockley JA, Sapey E, Edgar RG. A Systematic Review of the Use of Physiological Tests Assessing the Acute Response to Treatment During Exacerbations of COPD (with a Focus on Small Airway Function). COPD. 2020 Dec;17(6):711-720. doi: 10.1080/15412555.2020.1815183. Epub 2020 Nov 12.

Axson EL, Ragutheeswaran K, Sundaram V, Bloom CI, Bottle A, Cowie MR, Quint JK. Hospitalisation and mortality in patients with comorbid COPD and heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Respir Res. 2020 Feb 14;21(1):54. doi: 10.1186/s12931-020-1312-7.

Broese JM, de Heij AH, Janssen DJ, Skora JA, Kerstjens HA, Chavannes NH, Engels Y, van der Kleij RM. Effectiveness and implementation of palliative care interventions for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2020 Dec 18:269216320981294. doi: 10.1177/0269216320981294. Epub ahead of print.

Burge AT, Cox NS, Abramson MJ, Holland AE. Interventions for promoting physical activity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Apr 16;4(4):CD012626. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012626.pub2.

Butler SJ, Ellerton L, Gershon AS, Goldstein RS, Brooks D. Comparison of end-of-life care in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or lung cancer: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2020 Jun 2:269216320929556. doi: 10.1177/0269216320929556. Epub ahead of print.

Fernández-Jané C, Vilaró J, Fei Y, Wang C, Liu J, Huang N, Xia R, Tian X, Hu R, Wen L, Yu M, Gómara-Toldrà N, Solà-Madurell M, Sitjà-Rabert M. Acupuncture techniques for COPD: a systematic review. BMC Complement Med Ther. 2020 May 6;20(1):138. doi: 10.1186/s12906-020-02899-3.

Gore S, Chindam T, Goldberg A, Huang MH, Shoemaker M, Blackwood J. Reliability and Validity of Patient-Reported, Rater-Based, and Hybrid Physical Activity Assessments in COPD: A Systematic Review. COPD. 2020 Oct 15:1-11. doi: 10.1080/15412555.2020.1830963. Epub ahead of print.

Hindelang M, Kirsch F, Leidl R. Effectiveness of non-pharmacological COPD management on health-related quality of life - a systematic review. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2020 Mar 12:1-13. doi: 10.1080/14737167.2020.1734455. Epub ahead of print.

Iheanacho I, Zhang S, King D, Rizzo M, Ismaila AS. Economic Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): A Systematic Literature Review. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2020 Feb 26;15:439-460. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S234942.

Imamura S, Inagaki T, Terada J, Nagashima K, Katsura H, Tatsumi K. Long-term efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation with home-based or low frequent maintenance programs in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a meta-analysis. Ann Palliat Med. 2020 Sep;9(5):2606-2615. doi: 10.21037/apm-19-581. Epub 2020 Aug 14.

Liu S, Zhao Q, Li W, Zhao X, Li K. The Cost-Effectiveness of Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD in Different Settings: A Systematic Review. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2020 Oct 20. doi: 10.1007/s40258-020-00613-5. Epub ahead of print.

Micklewright K, Farquhar M. Does the carer support needs assessment tool cover the established support needs of carers of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? A systematic literature search and narrative review. Palliat Med. 2020 Jul 16:269216320939243. doi: 10.1177/0269216320939243. Epub ahead of print.

Paneroni M, Vitacca M, Venturelli M, Simonelli C, Bertacchini L, Scalvini S, Schena F, Ambrosino N. The impact of exercise training on fatigue in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pulmonology. 2020 Mar 14:S2531-0437(20)30028-3. doi: 10.1016/j.pulmoe.2020.02.004. Epub ahead of print.

Pawlow PC, Doherty CL, Blumenthal NP, Matura LA, Christie JD, Ersek M. An Integrative Review of the Role of Palliative Care in Lung Transplantation. Prog Transplant. 2020 Apr 3:1526924820913512. doi: 10.1177/1526924820913512. Epub ahead of print.

Rajnoveanu RM, Rajnoveanu AG, Fildan AP, Todea DA, Man MA, Motoc NS, Mosoiu D. Palliative Care Initiation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Prognosis-Based, Symptoms-Based or Needs-Based? Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2020 Jul 3;15:1591-1600. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S254104.

Williams MT, Kozachik SL, Karlekar M, Wright R. Advance Care Planning in Chronically Ill Persons Diagnosed With Heart Failure or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: An Integrative Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Mar 13:1049909120909518. doi: 10.1177/1049909120909518. Epub ahead of print.


Fusi-Schmidhauser T, Riglietti A, Froggatt K, Preston N. Palliative Care Provision for Patients with Advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Integrative Literature Review. COPD. 2019 Feb 4:1-12. doi: 10.1080/15412555.2019.1566893. [Epub ahead of print]

Kruse C, Pesek B, Anderson M, Brennan K, Comfort H. Telemonitoring to Manage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Systematic Literature Review. JMIR Med Inform. 2019 Mar 20;7(1):e11496. doi: 10.2196/11496.

Lewthwaite H, Williams G, Baldock KL, Williams MT. Systematic Review of Pain in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of COPD: A Case for Including Chronic Pain? Healthcare (Basel). 2019 Jan 22;7(1). pii: E15. doi: 10.3390/healthcare7010015.

Liu S, Chen J, Zuo J, Lai J, Wu L, Guo X. Comparative effectiveness of six Chinese herb formulas for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2019 Aug 22;19(1):226. doi: 10.1186/s12906-019-2633-2.

Noonan MC, Wingham J, Dalal HM, Taylor RS. Involving caregivers in self-management interventions for patients with heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Adv Nurs. 2019 Aug 22. doi: 10.1111/jan.14172. [Epub ahead of print]

Ora L, Mannix J, Morgan L, Wilkes L. Nurse-led integration of palliative care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: An integrative literature review. J Clin Nurs. 2019 Nov;28(21-22):3725-3733. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15001. Epub 2019 Aug 8.

Pollok J, van Agteren JE, Esterman AJ, Carson-Chahhoud KV. Psychological therapies for the treatment of depression in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Mar 6;3:CD012347. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012347.pub2.

Qian Y, Wu Y, Rozman de Moraes A, Yi X, Geng Y, Dibaj S, Liu D, Naberhuis J, Bruera E. Fan Therapy for the Treatment of Dyspnea in Adults: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Sep;58(3):481-486. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.04.011. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Rehman AU, Ahmad Hassali MA, Muhammad SA, Shah S, Abbas S, Hyder Ali IAB, Salman A. The economic burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the USA, Europe, and Asia: results from a systematic review of the literature. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2019 Oct 18:1-12. doi: 10.1080/14737167.2020.1678385. [Epub ahead of print]


Desveaux L, Harrison SL, Gagnon JF, Goldstein RS, Brooks D, Pepin V. Effects of exercise training on cognition in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review. Respir Med. 2018 Jun;139:110-116. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2018.05.006. Epub 2018 May 9.

Duan X, Wu J, Huang X, Wang K, Zhao Y, Zhang D, Liu X, Zhang X. Comparative Efficacy of Chinese Herbal Injections for Treating Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018 Jul 17. Article ID 7942936.

Gendron LM, Nyberg A, Saey D, Maltais F, Lacasse Y. Active mind-body movement therapies as an adjunct to or in comparison with pulmonary rehabilitation for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Oct 10;10:CD012290. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012290.pub2. [Epub ahead of print]

Gore S, Blackwood J, Guyette M, Alsalaheen B. Validity and Reliability of Accelerometers in Patients With COPD: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2018 May;38(3):147-158. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000284.

Jabbarian LJ, Zwakman M, van der Heide A, Kars MC, Janssen DJA, van Delden JJ, Rietjens JAC, Korfage IJ. Advance care planning for patients with chronic respiratory diseases: a systematic review of preferences and practices. Thorax. 2018 Mar;73(3):222-230. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209806. Epub 2017 Nov 6.

Marengoni A, Vetrano DL, Manes-Gravina E, Bernabei R, Onder G, Palmer K. The Relationship Between COPD and Frailty: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies. Chest. 2018 Jul;154(1):21-40. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.02.014. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Milner SC, Boruff JT, Beaurepaire C, Ahmed S, Janaudis-Ferreira T. Rate of, and barriers and enablers to, pulmonary rehabilitation referral in COPD: A systematic scoping review. Respir Med. 2018 Apr;137:103-14.

Noonan MC, Wingham J, Taylor RS. 'Who Cares?' The experiences of caregivers of adults living with heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and coronary artery disease: a mixed methods systematic review. BMJ Open. 2018 Jul 11;8(7):e020927. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020927.

Polastri M, Comellini V, Pacilli AMG, Nava S. Magnetic Stimulation Therapy in Patients with COPD: A Systematic Review. COPD. 2018 Mar 20:1-6. doi: 10.1080/15412555.2018.1439910. [Epub ahead of print]

Robinson H, Williams V, Curtis F, Bridle C, Jones AW. Facilitators and barriers to physical activity following pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD: a systematic review of qualitative studies. NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2018 Jun 4;28(1):19. doi: 10.1038/s41533-018-0085-7.

Sehl J, O'Doherty J, O'Connor R, O'Sullivan B, O'Regan A. Adherence to COPD management guidelines in general practice? A review of the literature. Ir J Med Sci. 2018 May;187(2):403-407. doi: 10.1007/s11845-017-1651-7. Epub 2017 Jul 22.

Steindal SA, Torheim H, Oksholm T, Christensen VL, Lee K, Lerdal A, Markussen HØ, Gran G, Leine M, Borge CR. Effectiveness of nursing interventions for breathlessness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Adv Nurs. 2018 Nov 5. doi: 10.1111/jan.13902. [Epub ahead of print]

Yang F, Wang Y, Yang C, Hu H, Xiong Z. Mobile health applications in self-management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of their efficacy. BMC Pulm Med. 2018 Sep 4;18(1):147. doi: 10.1186/s12890-018-0671-z.


Almagro P, Yun S, Sangil A, Rodríguez-Carballeira M, Marine M, Landete P, Soler-Cataluña JJ, Soriano JB, Miravitlles M. Palliative care and prognosis in COPD: A systematic review with a validation cohort. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2017 Jun 9;12:1721-1729. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S135657. eCollection 2017.

Mathews G, Johnston B. Palliative and end-of-life care for adults with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a rapid review focusing on patient and family caregiver perspectives. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2017 Dec;11(4):315-327. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000303.

Smith LE, Moore E, Ali I, Smeeth L, Stone P, Quint JK. Prognostic variables and scores identifying the end of life in COPD: a systematic review. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2017 Jul 31;12:2239-2256. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S137868. eCollection 2017.

Tavares N, Jarrett N, Hunt K, WilkinsonT. Palliative and end-of-life care conversations in COPD: A systematic literature review. ERJ Open Res. 2017 Apr 27;3(2). pii: 00068-2016. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00068-2016. eCollection 2017 Apr.


Faes K, De Frène V, Cohen J, Annemans L. Resource Use and Health Care Costs of COPD Patients at the End of Life: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Oct;52(4):588-599. Epub 2016 Jul 9.

Siouta N, van Beek K, Preston N, Hasselaar J, Hughes S, Payne S, Garralda E, Centeno C, van der Eerden M, Groot M, Hodiamont F, Radbruch L, Busa C, Csikos A, Menten J. Towards integration of palliative care in patients with chronic heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic literature review of European guidelines and pathways. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Feb 13;15:18.


Ekström M, Nilsson F, Abernethy AA, Currow DC. Effects of opioids on breathlessness and exercise capacity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A systematic review. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Jul;12(7):1079-92.

Uronis HE, Ekström MP, Currow DC, McCrory DC, Samsa GP, Abernethy AP. Oxygen for relief of dyspnoea in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who would not qualify for home oxygen: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Thorax. 2015 May;70(5):492-4. Epub 2014 Dec 3.


Disler RT, Green A, Luckett T, Newton PJ, Inglis S, Currow DC, Davidson PM. Experience of advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: metasynthesis of qualitative research. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Dec;48(6):1182-99.Epub 2014 Apr 26.

Moens K, Higginson IJ, Harding R; EURO IMPACT. Are there differences in the prevalence of palliative care-related problems in people living with advanced cancer and eight non-cancer conditions? A systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Oct;48(4):660-77. Epub 2014 May 5.


Stephen N, Skirton H, Woodward V, Prigmore S, Endacott R. End-of-life care discussions with nonmalignant respiratory disease patients: a systematic review. J Palliat Med. 2013 May;16(5):555-65.


Nurmatov U, Buckingham S, Kendall M, Murray SA, White P, Sheikh A, Pinnock H. Effectiveness of holistic interventions for people with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review of controlled clinical trials. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e46433. Epub 2012 Oct 23.

Procter E..Collaboration between the specialties in provision of end-of-life care for all in the UK: reality or utopia? Int J Palliat Nurs. 2012 Jul;18(7):339-47.

Smith TA, Davidson PM, Lam LT, Jenkins CR, Ingham JM. The use of non-invasive ventilation for the relief of dyspnoea in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; a systematic review. Respirology. 2012 Feb;17(2):300-7.


Disler R, Jones A. District nurse role in end-stage COPD: a review. Br J Community Nurs. 2010 Sep;15(9):428-30, 432-33.

Gardiner C, Gott M, Payne S, Small N, Barnes S, Halpin D, Ruse C, Seamark D. Exploring the care needs of patients with advanced COPD: an overview of the literature. Respir Med. 2010 Feb;104(2):159-65. Epub 2009 Oct 8.

Thomas MJ, Simpson J, Riley R, Grant E. The impact of home-based physiotherapy interventions on breathlessness during activities of daily living in severe COPD: a systematic review. Physiotherapy. 2010 Jun;96(2):108-19. Epub 2010 Jan 18.


Boyle AH. An integrative review of the impact of COPD on families (147kb pdf). South Online J Nurs Res. 2009;9(3):6pp.

Caress AL, Luker KA, Chalmers KI, Salmon MP. A review of the information and support needs of family carers of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Clin Nurs. 2009 Feb;18(4):479-91


Janssen DJ, Spruit MA, Wouters EF, Schols JM. Daily symptom burden in end-stage chronic organ failure: a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2008 Dec;22(8):938-48.

Kaptein AA, Scharloo M, Fischer MJ, Snoei L, Cameron LD, Sont JK, Rabe KF, Weinman J. Illness perceptions and COPD: an emerging field for COPD patient management. J Asthma. 2008 Oct;45(8):625-9.


Habraken JM, Willems DL, de Kort SJ, Bindels PJE. Health care needs in end-stage COPD: A structured literature review. Patient Educ Couns. 2007 Oct;68(2):121-30. Epub 2007 Jun 29.


Lacasse Y, Goldstein R, Lasserson TJ, Martin S. Pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Oct 18;(4):CD003793.

Poole PJ, Black PN. Mucolytic agents for chronic bronchitis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Jul 19;(3):CD0001287.

Solano JP, Gomes B, Higginson IJ. A comparison of symptom prevalence in far advanced cancer, AIDS, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and renal disease. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2006 Jan;31(1):58-69.

Tinker R, While A. Promoting quality of life for patients with moderate to severe COPD. Br J Community Nurs. 2006 Jul;11(7): 278-84.


Salman GF, Mosier MC, Beasley BW, Calkins DR. Rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Gen Intern Med. 2003 Mar;18(3):213-21.

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