Researchers from Northern Ireland have found that a significant proportion of patients with difficult-to-control asthma do not adhere to prescribed corticosteroid therapy.
Patients with moderate symptoms of COPD may benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation, a randomised controlled trial conducted in the Netherlands has concluded.
An innovative scheme that sees nurses visit patients where they live improves care for people with lung disease, frees up hospital beds and saves health service resources, according to researchers.
Future treatment of acute lung injury (ALI) could involve a ‘magic bullet’ nanomedicine, designed to target the point of inflammation.
‘Simple steps’ to reduce hospital asthma deathsSubscription
A national care check list has been launched today for NHS hospitals discharging asthma patients who have recently received treatment for an acute asthma attack.
‘Smart inhalers’ could revolutionise asthma careSubscription
New technology including so-called “smart inhalers” has the potential to revolutionise routine asthma care and reduce pressure on over-stretched NHS staff, according to a new report.
The NHS must be prepared for the entry into the UK healthcare system of smart inhalers, which have the potential to transform care for people with asthma, according to a charity report.
£9m cancer awareness fund announcedSubscription
The government will provide £9m to fund a set of local campaigns aimed at warning people about the early signs of cancer.
Almost 10,000 children in the UK are currently living with cancer, figures suggest.
2020 degree target not 'meaningful'Subscription
A requirement for all nurse leaders and specialists to have degrees by 2020 risks not being “meaningful”, senior nurses have said.