Monthly Archives: November 2013

Monitoring pulmonary rehabilitation and long-term oxygen therapy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

released: 20 Nov 2013 author: AIHW, Marks G, Reddel H, Guevara-Rattray E, Poulos L, Ampon R Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD is a major cause of death and disability in Australia. While pulmonary rehabilitation and long term oxygen therapy are recommended treatments for COPD, there is currently no national information […]

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 […]

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Community pharmacist program improves COPD care

Br J Clin Pharmacol 2013; Advance online publication Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who receive a community pharmacist-based intervention have improved inhalation technique and medication adherence, show the results of a randomized trial. Findings from the PHARMAceutical Care for COPD (PHARMACOP) study, published in the British Journal of […]

COPD Support Program Cuts Hospitalizations

An outreach program for education, support and care preplanning in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) reduced hospitalizations and saved healthcare dollars, a Canadian pilot study showed. Emergency department visits dropped 62% and admissions fell 68% among individuals in the program, Graeme Rocker, DM, of the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences […]

COPD Patients can Improve Lung Function by Practicing Yoga

A research led by Indian origin scientist has revealed that yoga can benefit chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD patients. A panel of researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders have found that there was a significant improvement in lung function, shortness […]