Search Tag: COPD

ICU Management

2017 05 Apr

Zoom On Professor John B. West   Professor John B. West is a renowned respiratory physiologist and researcher. He joined the faculty of the University of California San Diego in 1969, where he still teaches first-year medical students. He is author of Respiratory physiology - the essentials, which has been translated into many languages, and is now... Read more

ICU Management

Study: ICU May Be Overused for Some COPD, Acute MI, HF Patients

2017 17 Feb

For patients with COPD, heart failure and myocardial infarction, who are not critically ill, a stay in the ICU may be no more beneficial than staying on a ward, according to an analysis just published in the Annals of the ATS. Thomas Valley, MD, MSc, a pulmonary and critical care researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School, and colleagues,... Read more

ICU Management

1 in 7 Sepsis Patients Readmitted within 30 Days

2017 22 Jan

Readmissions due to sepsis are higher and costlier than for the four conditions already reported in the U.S. to measure quality of care and guide pay for performance, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Their research is published in JAMA to coincide with the presentation... Read more

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 International Congress 2017 - European Respiratory Society

2016 18 May

The European Respiratory Society (ERS; www.ersnet.org) 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