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2012-06-27 14:21:26

Only 5 percent worried about lung disease, despite it being a leading cause of death New data released by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) to coincide with World Spirometry Day today has revealed a worrying lack of understanding and concern among the public about the world's biggest killer - lung disease, which now claims the lives of almost 4 million people a year. Despite the high incidence of lung disease, research conducted by YouGov across four continents...

2012-06-21 23:01:45

Spiro PD personal spirometer has quickly gained recognition as an essential tool in managing lung disease from prominent universities, healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers and advocacy groups around the globe. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 Some of the most prestigious universities, renowned physicians, and patients around the world have recognized Spiro PD personal spirometer as an essential tool in the management of lung disease. Spiro PD was launched by PMD Healthcare in...

2012-06-20 12:09:54

Respiratory community calls for lung testing to be offered as 'standard' As leading figures in respiratory health from across the globe gather in Birmingham for the COPD8 conference ahead of World Spirometry Day, the European COPD Coalition (ECC) is calling on policy makers across Europe to recognize that chronic diseases such as COPD, present as great a threat as the global financial crisis , and is urging collective action. To support this, several West Midlands NHS Foundation Trusts...

2012-05-29 23:02:55

Award-winning healthcare communications agency bryantBROWN launches innovative Spiro PD Personal Spirometer for PMD Healthcare. Campaign targets people with asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and lung transplants, plus their healthcare professionals. Contact bryantBROWN at http://www.bryantbrown.com for more information. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 The award-winning healthcare communications agency bryantBROWN Healthcare has created the launch campaign for the innovative, new Spiro PD,...

2012-05-24 05:25:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --It´s been used to treat pneumonia, strep and sinusitis and now one of the world´s best-selling antibiotics is providing relief to lung transplant patients too. Researchers in the UK say azithromycin can be an effective treatment option for patients suffering from bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), which is a potentially deadly complication that occurs in the majority of patients following lung transplantation. BOS occurs in part when the body rejects...

2012-05-23 18:42:45

Researchers in the United Kingdom have determined that azithromycin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic that also has anti-inflammatory properties, can be an effective treatment option for patients suffering from bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), a life-threatening complication that occurs in the majority of patients following lung transplantation. BOS is the leading cause of mortality after the first year following transplantation, and occurs in part when the body repeatedly rejects the...


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