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- Mako on Children’s Health in Ecologically Polluted Regions: Georgia
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Respiratory chronic diseases Archive
Posted on 13/01/2012 | No CommentsThe Asthma Drug Facility, a project of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is one of the practical solutions to support low- and middle-income countries to offer standardised asthma management to patients using essential medicines.
Posted on 12/01/2012 | No CommentsChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the 4th leading cause of death and 13th leading cause of burden of diseases worldwide. Although smoking remains the predominant risk factor, exposure to solid fuel smoke has also been identified as a risk factor for COPD, with rural women in developing countries bearing most of this disease burden.
Kids Growing in Cooking Smoke: Acute Lower Respiratory Infection in Children due to Indoor Air Pollution in South IndiaPosted on 12/01/2012 | No CommentsThis longitudinal study with a sample size of 1173 children from 900 households of Tiruchirappalli district, Tamilnadu, India has evaluated the association of ARI and risk factors such as age, gender, hygiene, use of solid fuel. Household concentration of PM 2.5 was significantly higher in solid fuel using household compared to clean fuel using households.
Posted on 06/01/2012 | No CommentsAdult patients (n=166) visiting emergency room (March 2009-December 2009) of the public chest hospital for asthma exacerbation completed interviewer- administered questionnaire on sociodemographics, disease beliefs, use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), and self-management of asthma after stabilization of their condition.
Steep Ramp Test: An Efficient Tool to Develop a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in the Absence of a Cardio Pulmonary Exercise TestPosted on 21/11/2011 | No CommentsThe Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) is a gold standard for the prescription of exercise in a pulmonary rehabilitation program for COPD patients. However, this test is expensive and time consuming. This study aims at assessing the Steep Ramp Test, an alternative low cost tool to evaluate exercise intensity in the absence of CPET.