Search Tag: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

IMAGING Management

Space Technology for Lung Disease

2019 23 Oct

Emissions from motor vehicles, factories, power plants and other sources are amongst the most common causes of air pollution. Unfortunately, the quality of air has a direct impact on population health. For example, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a chronic inflammatory lung disease, can be exacerbated by constant exposure to dirty air.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lions Health 2019: Creativity and Innovation in Healthcare

2019 26 Aug

Lions Health 2019 has offered new insights and discussions on how creativity is being embraced by the healthcare industry.   Over two days, Lions Health 2019 offered new insights and fresh ideas on how creativity can be applied to improve healthcare through focussed discussion and knowledge. This year’s agenda included first-of-its-kind creativity covering... Read more

ICU Management

Azithromycin may reduce treatment failure in acute COPD exacerbations

2019 08 May

Low‐dose azithromycin may reduce treatment failure in patients hospitalised for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This finding is from a multicentre, randomised controlled trial published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.    The antibiotic azithromycin prevents acute exacerbations... Read more

IMAGING Management

Cost-effective Lung Cancer Screening Programmes

2017 04 Jul

For lung cancer screening programmes to be cost-effective, these should target high-risk people and identify non-cancer conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. A multidisciplinary team from Canada conducted the study, which found that the overall cost-effectiveness... Read more