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Published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Asthma management should target inhaler training to reduce key critical errors.
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Clinicians are often hesitant to change or reduce treatment in patients with asthma, especially when their symptoms are well-controlled. For such patients, this can mean over-treatment with unnecessarily high doses of corticosteroids or bronchodilators. In addition, patients might not get to try new, alternative treatments to decide which treatment works best for their individual needs. Research […]
Multi-component assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an evaluation of the ADO and DOSE indices and the global obstructive lung disease categories in international primary care data sets
Rupert C Jones, David Price, Niels H Chavannes, Amanda J Lee, Michael E Hyland, Björn Ställberg, Karin Lisspers, Josefin Sundh, Thys van der Molen & Ioanna Tsiligianni
A recent […]
Comorbidity in severe asthma requiring systemic corticosteroid therapy: cross-sectional data from the Optimum Patient Care Research Database and the British Thoracic Difficult Asthma Registry.
Joan Sweeney, Chris C Patterson, Andrew Menzies-Gow, Rob M Niven, Adel H Mansur, Christine Bucknall, Rekha Chaudhuri, David Price, Christ E Brightling, Liam G Heaney
OPCRD was […]
We had an excellent time at the COPD day last Thursday, hearing how the clinicians of the East Midlands are making a difference on the ground to patients. In particular the work of Martin Cassidy, creating infographics of the region’s respiratory data, and the more practical talks from Dr Stephen Gaduzo and Dr Ruth Cooper […]
Several members of the OPC team managed to attend the EHI Live conference earlier this week at the NEC. There were many interesting sessions given by representatives from across the industry expressing their views on the direction of the industry here in the UK. Of particular interest at the moment is the move towards integrated […]
OPC was very pleased to attend the Primary Care Respiratory Society’s (PCRS-UK) conference last weekend at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire. We presented a poster (attached below) on ‘Understanding the need to improve respiratory care with evidence based recommendations’ which utilised significant portions of our Clinical Review Service data.
This was supplemented by a talk given by […]
A recent talk by one of our Medical Advisers, Dr Iain Small, on ‘Why Asthma Still Kills’.