Study Reveals Extent of Asthma Impact on Patient’s Lives

, October 9, 2017 at 8:30 AM 0 comments

James Coker Senior Editorial Assistant, European Medical Journal @EMJJamesCoker Quality of life in asthma patients is severely impacted, with many heavily limited in their day-to-day activities, and a worrying proportion experiencing anxiety and depression, according to findings from the ‘Still Fighting for Breath’ study that was presented at theRead More

Improving Patient-Doctor Communication: An Urgent Requirement for Better Patient Outcomes

September 25, 2017 at 3:16 PM 0 comments

James Coker Senior Editorial Assistant, European Medical Journal @EMJJamesCoker Several healthcare professionals at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2017 expressed concerns with patient-doctor communication, which included patients not being honest with their doctors. This can lead to potentially deadly problems, such as patients not taking their medicationsRead More

Getting Real-World Data from the Salford Lung Study

December 21, 2016 at 10:56 AM 0 comments

Jack Redden Reporter, European Medical Journal @EMGJackRedden In May 2016, the results of the Salford Lung Study (SLS) were first announced. The findings of the study showed that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who received the drug Relvar (a fluticasone furoate-vilanterol combination) over a 12-month period had fewerRead More

The Four Pillars of Living Well with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

November 23, 2016 at 8:49 AM 0 comments

Russell Winwood When you read the words “Living well with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” the first thought that may spring to mind is “You have to be kidding!”  How can this phrase be used with a progressive disease that impacts overall health and quality of life so significantly? MuchRead More

Shh and Listen! Communication Between Doctors and Patients Needs to Improve

October 30, 2014 at 2:20 PM 0 comments

Interview with Professor David Price, Primary Care Respiratory Society Professor of Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, by Kelly Llewellyn, Assistant Editor for EMJ THE BACKGROUND According to the European Respiratory Society, respiratory diseases are among the leading causes of death worldwide. Statistically, asthma affects around 300 million individuals worldwide; 65 millionRead More