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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease flare-ups: an interview with...
Dr. Han: During a flare-up, symptoms of a patient's COPD worsen significantly, and breathing becomes more difficult.
13 hrs ago
AstraZeneca buys Spanish drug company's respiratory franchise for up to $2.1B
In return, AstraZeneca gets the rights to develop and commercialize Almirall's existing proprietary respiratory business - including rights to revenues from the Spanish pharmaceutical companies existing partnerships, as well as its pipeline of experimental therapies.
17 hrs ago
Why AstraZeneca (AZN) Stock Is Up Today
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Tue Jul 29, 2014
Medical News Today
Direct medical costs for COPD projected to increase to an estimated $49 billion annually by 2020
The American College of Chest Physicians announced the Online First publication of Total and State-Specific Medical and Absenteeism Costs of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among Adults Aged < 18 Years in the United States for 2010 and Projections Through 2020 in the journal CHEST .
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Researchers receive grant to improve treatment for patients with COPD
Research into improving treatment for patients with one of the UK's most common respiratory diseases has received a -810,000 funding boost.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Cost Effectiveness and Resource Alloc...
Changes in costs and effects after the implementation of disease...
The aim of the study was to investigate the changes in costs and outcomes after the implementation of various disease management programs , to identify their potential determinants, and to compare the costs and outcomes of different DMPs.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
CDC reports annual financial cost of COPD to be $36 billion in the United States
The American College of Chest Physicians announced today the Online First publication of 'Total and State-Specific Medical and Absenteeism Costs of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among Adults Aged a< 18 Years in the United States for 2010 and Projections Through 2020' in the journal CHEST .
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and Exercise ...
The confidence gained through a successful general conditioning exercise program can greatly improve quality of life when COPD is present.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
More than 1000 workers a year could die due to inadequate silica safeguards
Hundreds of thousands of workers are being put at risk and more than 1000 could die every year due to inadequate safeguards for a workplace dust known to cause cancer and other diseases, according to research by University of Stirling academics.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Combination superior to monotherapy for COPD
Combination treatment with umeclidinium plus vilanterol improves lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to a greater extent than with VI or tiotropium monotherapy, results show.
Long-acting inhaled combination therapy best for COPD
The combination of a long-acting I222-agonist and an inhaled corticosteroid may be the best choice for some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who need more than short-acting bronchodilators, suggest the results of a Cochrane Collaboration network meta-analysis.
European Public Health Alliance
[EPHA Recommendations] On Tobacco Taxation
The European Commission ) published on its website a draft study on the measuring and reducing of administrative costs for economic operators and tax authorities and obtaining, in parallel, a higher level of compliance and security in imposing excise duties on tobacco products .
Mon Jul 21, 2014
KFAI Host Andy Driscoll Dies
Driscoll was the host of Minneapolis non-com KFAI's public affairs show "TruthToTell."
Co-morbidities are the key nominators of the health related quality...
Co-morbidities are common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . We assessed the contribution of common co-morbidities on health related quality of life among COPD patients.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Issue Table of Contents
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an inflammatory disease of the lung characterized by progressive airflow limitation that is not fully reversible.
Catching Your Breath: Managing COPD Exacerbations
ABSTRACT: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease remains the third leading cause of death in the United States, and the number of COPD deaths is projected to increase by 30% within the next 10 years.
Upperlands pensioner plans parachute jump in wife's memory
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Wed Jul 16, 2014
Smoke over Edmonton prompts air quality advisory
While AHS says healthy people shouldn't be affected by the smoke, those with conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , asthma or heart problems may notice worsening symptoms.
GSK and Theravance begin late-stage test for COPD treatment
GlaxoSmithKline has begun Phase III testing on a combined treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with its US project partner Theravance.
Council says Sedgley woman not ill enough for help - despite chronic lung disease
A step too far - Sylvia Sullivan is stuck inside because Dudley Council have refused to let her have her front door modified A SEDGLEY woman with chronic lung disease has been denied help from Dudley Council - because she is not ill enough.