A major trial testing whether a beta blocker could be helpful in COPD was terminated early because of lack of benefit and…
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Initiating chronic non-invasive ventilation at home is as effective as doing so in a hospital for appropriate patients with…
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GPs are still taking a financial hit every time they bulk-bill for spirometry despite Medicare rebates doubling, the RACGP…
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Testing for C-reactive protein can reduce unnecessary antibiotic use in patients experiencing an exacerbation of chronic…
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Guidelines for diagnosis of COPD requiring a ratio of the FEV1 to the forced vital capacity of less than 0.70 are now better…
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Patients born very preterm or with very low birthweight are four times more likely to have poor lung function in adolescence…
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Prescribing antibiotics for managing acute exacerbations of COPD is of limited use, but the drugs are handy when the flare…
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