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asthma


Extensive review including RCTs reveals positive impact of community pharmacy interventions for adults with asthma A narrative review led by pharmacist researchers and published this month in Research in Social …

An updated version of the national asthma handbook has been released   The National Asthma Council Australia has updated the Australian Asthma Handbook to assist health professionals to provide appropriate management …

Lung function tests are an essential part of diagnosis and ongoing management of chronic airways disease. Pharmacists can play a key role in identifying people at risk of, or with, …

Medication reviews are an opportunity for pharmacists to assess a person’s asthma control and inhaler device technique in the privacy of their home and integrate shared decision making for optimal …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Adverse outcomes of proton pump inhibitors in patients with chronic kidney disease Long‐term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has been …

Karalyn Huxhagen explores the considerations and triggers for children with asthma who are returning to school or starting for the first time Going back to school or starting school for …

How could anyone have predicted that amazing night? asks Angelo Pricolo On 21 November 2016 Melbourne experienced the world’s largest epidemic thunderstorm asthma event, which was unparalleled in size, severity and impact. Calls to …

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows increases in emergency department visits for respiratory problems and sales of asthma medication in regions affected by the …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Harms and benefits of sodium‑glucose co‑transporter 2 inhibitors Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors are oral glucose-lowering drugs that increase the urinary excretion …

PDL has issued advice on salbutamol and changes to the S3 supply requirements PDL has spoken with many pharmacists impacted by the changes to S3 supply requirements for salbutamol inhalers …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Cardiovascular and Renal Outcomes with Empagliflozin in Heart Failure The EMPEROR-Reduced Trial compared empagliflozin (10 mg once daily) or …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Atypical Femur Fracture Risk versus Fragility Fracture Prevention with Bisphosphonates In this large cohort study, the risk of atypical femur fracture …