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ICU Management

ESA2016: Who Benefits from Intensive Care?

2016 14 Jun

When patients and families are increasingly questioning clinical decisions, facts are important when it comes to admitting patients to intensive care. It is vital that critical care physicians have good knowledge of the important prognostic indicators, and use them as foundations for their decisions to admit, said Saxon Ridley, from Glan Clwyd Hospital... Read more

ICU Management

ERS 2017 Meeting

2016 18 May

The European Respiratory Society (ERS; is an international organisation that brings together physicians, healthcare professionals, scientists and other experts working in respiratory medicine. We are one of the leading medical organisations in the respiratory field, with a growing membership representing over 140 countries worldwide... Read more

IT Management

New Apps Fighting Killers

2015 20 Oct

Oregon Health & Science University have released an iPhone app designed to advance melanoma research by giving users the ability to accurately measure and monitor moles, and contribute photos of how their potential trouble spots evolve over time. Called Mole Mapper, the App allows individuals to photograph and measure mole sizes relative to a common... Read more

IMAGING Management

Imaging Could Improve Treatment of COPD Patients

2015 07 Jul

An imaging study in Canada has found that MRI and CT could help explain the symptoms and exercise capabilities of people with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Researchers said the findings, published in the journal Radiology, point the way to better treatment for some COPD patients.“COPD is a very heterogeneous disease,”... Read more

Pharmacy Management

LANTERN Study Confirms Ultibro Superiority in COPD

2014 10 Sep

Novartis has recently presented data which show that Ultibro, its drug for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is superior in reducing flare-ups as compared to GlaxoSmithKline's blockbuster Seretide. The data is from the Phase III head-to-head LANTERN study that was presented at the European Respiratory Society Congress in Munich. LANTERN... Read more

Executive Health Management

Philips Home Healthcare Solutions Partners With Aerogen

2014 07 Jan

Agreement includes a technology license and the acquisition of Aerogen’s home-care portable nebulizer product range Royal Philips, a global leader in respiratory care, announced that it has signed an agreement with Aerogen Ltd, a privately owned respiratory drug delivery company headquartered in Galway, Ireland. The agreement includes a technology license... Read more

ICU Management

Allergic Disease Worsens COPD Symptoms and Exacerbations

2013 16 May

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who also have allergic disease have higher levels of respiratory symptoms and are at higher risk for COPD exacerbations, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.“Although allergic sensitization and allergen exposure are known to be associated with... Read more

ICU Management

Healthx Wireless Monitoring for High-Risk Patients Reduces Costly ER Visits and Readmissions

2013 10 May

Healthx now offers a new remote patient-monitoring platform to improve outcomes for chronically ill members with diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary artery disease (CAD) and multiple co-morbidities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more... Read more

ICU Management

Japanese Researchers Identified a Protein Linked to the Exacerbation of COPD

2013 26 Mar

Possible mechanism behind the correlation between SIGLEC14 genotype and the proneness of COPD patients to exacerbations. (Credit: Image courtesy of RIKEN)Researchers from the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute and Nippon Medical School in Japan have identified a protein likely to be involved in the exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease... Read more

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