Posts Tagged ‘Respiratory’

Respiratory Medicine: Global rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis threatens to derail progress

New antibiotics are becoming available for the first time but without accurate diagnostics, clear treatment guidelines, and improved control efforts, their...

Integrated care key to improving respiratory med

Multidisciplinary virtual clinics are an innovative way to bring together hospital lung specialists and primary care clinicians to improve the care of peop...

“MPs must ban smoking in cars with children”

Over 500 respiratory healthcare professionals are today urging MPs to legislate against smoking in cars with children in a letter to the BMJ. A recent vo...

Respiratory: Industry responsible for much of tobacco price hikes in UK

Tobacco companies have driven around half of the price hike in cigarettes in Britain in recent years, yet industry insists that tax increases are solely to...

NICE withdraws backing for ‘beneficial’ asthma drug

The UK's drug watchdog is set to revoke its approval of a treatment for severe asthma after a fresh review of the evidence, prompting strong criticism from...

Respiratory: NICE recommends new inhaled treatment for cystic fibrosis infection

In draft recommendations published today, NICE has recommended tobramycin dry powder for inhalation (Tobi Podhaler, Novartis) as an option for treating pse...

Respiratory: synthetic iron compounds could stifle tuberculosis

A team of researchers from Spain and South America have synthesised two iron compounds that inhibit the in vitro growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the ...

Respiratory: A review of nicotine dependence and pharmacological interventions

There is an undisputed worldwide consensus on the inherent dangers of smoking with tobacco use having gained the dubious mantle of the leading cause of pre...

Respiratory: biomass smoke is a major cause of COPD worldwide, study says

One of the most common and most harmful sources of air pollution is also one of the most under-recognised and under-researched. Although smoke from domesti...

Respiratory: children with severe asthma at risk of developing COPD as adults

Children with severe asthma have more than 30 times the risk of developing adult chronic obstructive lung disease as adults compared to children without as...

Respiratory: Internet monitoring of severe asthma patients effective

Internet support and daily monitoring of exhaled nitric acid appear to reduce need for oral corticosteroids in patients with severe asthma according to Dr ...