December 13, 2017

Giving hope to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary patients

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is recognised all over the world as a public health problem and the Cayman Islands is not an exception. In the Cayman Islands, diseases of the respiratory system account for 10% of deaths, the third leading cause of death among residents as of 2015 according to the Economics and Statistics […]

COPD action plan shortens duration of flare-ups and hospital admissions

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By J ANNEKE VAN DEN ELSHOUT From University of Twente. The University of Twente carried out the first study worldwide that shows patients with COPD (lung disease caused by smoking) and other illnesses (heart disease, diabetes, anxiety and depression) have better outcomes if they follow a self-management programme with a customised action plan. Anke Lenferink […]