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Managing elderly patients with COPD through empowerment

Demographic, familial, and social factors have important roles in the process of empowering elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published in PLoS One. For elderly patients with COPD, empowerment techniques are central to reducing the severity or frequency of exacerbations, preventing hospitalization, and improving […]


NICE ‘should modify’ COPD diagnosis guideline

NICE should redraw COPD diagnosis guidelines because they are likely causing overdiagnosis in men and underdiagnosis in women, respiratory experts have said. Dr Mark Levy, a GPSI in respiratory medicine based in Harrow, and Professor Martin Miller, from the University of Birmingham, warn up to 13% of people thought to […]


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Recognition from Physiotherapy New Zealand

We are pleased to report an article about Don’t Forget To Breathe in the November issue of Physio Matters. Comments from the members of the Cardiothoracic  Special Interest Group who reviewed the book included: I think that this resource is excellent. It’s very thorough but at the same time flows […]