Yearly Archives: 2015

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 […]

Study: Checklist ticks off days from COPD hospital stays

The study, the first to examine the impact of evidence-based checklists on patients with COPD, found that these patients spend less time in the hospital when their doctors manage their care by using a checklist of steps called order sets.As part of the study, investigator Samir Gupta, a pulmonologist at […]

InMed Launches Study on Cannabis-Based COPD Therapy

InMed Pharmaceuticals is expanding its product line by initiating studies on a potential treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The clinical stage company specializes in the development of therapeutic options based on cannabis, and will launch a new program designed to discover and assess cannabinoid compounds able to treat COPD. InMed announced that […]

Author’s Passion Recognised

Sue Ward, one of our authors, was recognised this week for International Nurses and Midwives Day Awards at Hawke’s Bay Hospital. Sue was recognised for Excellence in Clinical Practice. Well deserved.