A large-scale, real-world study published in the European Respiratory Journal, has found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) inhaler handling errors were associated with increased rates of severe disease exacerbations, highlighting that training on inhaler use must be a critical part of care plans for people with the condition.
Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) who quit smoking will see their condition improve over a period of approximately 10 years, according to the results of a new study.
ICS may not be needed in some COPD patients with high blood eosinophil counts
Public awareness of COPD lags far behind its impact as third-leading cause of death
Study showed 62% drop in in-hospital deaths between 2005 and 2014
Effective communication between patient and healthcare professional is essential for adherence
Finding will enable drug makers to target the protein in future treatment
Each additional daily serving was associated with a 4-8 per cent lower risk
Most common reason for not being vaccinated was that the patient forgot (41%)
Dr Paul Kavanagh asks in the course of your working day, what else can you do which offers more potential to make such a powerful positive impact on a patient’s health than talking to them about their smoking habit? 2016 has offered us a lot to reflect on.