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High Risk of Pneumonia in COPD Patients with Increased Neutrophil Counts

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) having increased levels of blood neutrophils were at a higher risk of developing...

06 Sep, 2019

 
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Forced Expiratory Volume in 3 Secs: Valuable in Elderly Patients with Severe Lung-Function Impairment

Forced expiratory volume in 3 secs (FEV3) combined with forced vital capacity (FVC) was more effective and sensitive in the assessment of bronchial...

29 Aug, 2019

 
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Is Step-Down Approach Successful in Patients with Moderate-Severe Asthma?

A multicenter retrospective Spanish study demonstrated a failure of step-down therapy in a significant proportion of patients with moderate-severe...

22 Aug, 2019

 
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Equivalent Efficacy of Indacaterol and Tiotropium in Women with COPD Associated with Biomass Smoke

A crossover non-inferiority clinical trial demonstrated similar improvements in inspiratory capacity (IC), forced expiratory volume in 1 sec (FEV1)...

20 Aug, 2019

 
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Our Publications

Ease‑of‑use, preference, confidence, and satisfaction with Revolizer, a novel dry powder inhaler, in an Indian population

Revolizer, a novel DPI, is preferred by more than 75% study population in India, states a recent study. Click Here to read more on ease‑of‑use,...

Physicians’ Knowledge and Practice of Inhalation Therapy – An Indian Perspective

This study sheds light on the scenario of inhalation devices in India in terms of physician’s knowledge on inhaler devices, barriers faced while...

Inhalation Technique Errors with Metered-Dose Inhalers Among Patients with Obstructive Lung Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

A recent systematic review and meta-analysis from 95 publications revealed that more than three-fourths of adult patient population do not use PMDIs...

Are You Prescribing the Correct Inhalation Device?

This article provides details on various factors which influence the correct choice of inhaler device that will help improve patient adherence to...

Patient Education

Quit Smoking with Nicotine Chewing Gum

Nicotine Chewing Gum offers a nicotine that enables quitting with the principle of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).  Nicotine Chewing Gum provides...

Device Demo

Multihaler

Multihaler is a multi-dose dry powder inhaler with 60 doses, with the convenience of ease of use and portability. Click on the video to see how to...

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Synchrobreathe

Synchrobreathe is a breath actuated inhaler, which helps overcome the co-ordination issues associated with the pMDI. It has an inbuilt dose counter...

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Guide to Nasal & Sinus Wash

Nasowash is a non-medicated, sterile and preservative-free saline solution for nasal and sinus washing. It helps in removing dust, pollens and...

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Mini Zerostat Spacer

The MiniZerostat spacer is a compact, small spacer with a volume of 150 ml, thus making it easier to use and carry. The pear shape of the spacer and...

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Expert's Views

Role of Maintenance Nebulization in Management of COPD

In this video, Dr. Ashok Mahashur addresses various questions governing the use of maintenance nebulization therapy as an effective option in...

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Differential Diagnosis of Cough

Cough is one of the most common symptoms that doctors encounter during their clinical practice. In this video, Dr Sundeep Salvi demonstrates various...

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Role of Nebulized Antibiotics in the Management of...

The prevalence of bronchiectasis in India and the role of nebulized antibiotics in managing bronchiectasis has been described in this short talk by...

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Respiratory Sounds

This talk by Dr H. Paramesh on various respiratory sounds in young children serves as a lucid guide to reach diagnosis.

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Poll

Amongst all your asthma patients who are on medium to high dose ICS/LABA, whom would you classify as a severe asthmatic?
Those having persistent symptoms
0% (0 votes)
Those having frequent exacerbations
24% (4 votes)
Those having persistently low lung function
12% (2 votes)
Those uncontrolled despite addition of OCS
24% (4 votes)
Persistent symptoms despite optimal therapy, counselling and education
41% (7 votes)
Total votes: 17