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COPD


Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Polymyalgia rheumatica Polymyalgia rheumatica is a common inflammatory disorder that affects older patients. The condition is characterized by acute-onset bilateral shoulder …

Smoking is an important risk factor in the development of chronic respiratory conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Pharmacists conducting comprehensive medication reviews have an opportunity to …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Vitamin D, respiratory infections, and chronic disease A review of meta-analyses and randomized clinical trials has shown benefits of …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Atopic dermatitis and bathing Atopic dermatitis be improved with more baths or showers. Moisturizers (ointment or thick creams) should be applied …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation Electronic cigarettes are handheld electronic vaping devices which produce an aerosol formed by heating an e‐liquid. …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Adapting inhaled medication practice in COPD and asthma to avoid funding the tobacco industry An inhaler company whose products …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Chemical analysis of fresh and aged Australian e-cigarette liquids Assessment of the chemical composition of 65 Australian electronic cigarette …

Breathlessness is a cardinal symptom for cardiorespiratory diseases, leading to a cycle of physical deconditioning, anxiety and depression. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions can reduce stress and improve quality of life. …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Impact of Inhaler Device Regimen in Patients with Asthma or COPD Patients prescribed different device types for reliever and maintenance medications …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news NSAIDs for heavy menstrual bleeding NSAIDs used just before and during menses reduce relative mean menstrual blood loss by about 30%, …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Management of insomnia in primary care Insomnia is a common sleep disorder involving difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep and …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Update on Asthma–COPD Overlap Clinical features of asthma and COPD may represent around 25% of patients with COPD and …