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Lung Cancer Treatments

Lung Cancer Treatments

Check out this recent great summary on the latest developments in lung cancer treatment, with multiple quotes from Nick Wilsmore who was interviewed for the piece. See our link to the Medical Republic in Useful Links to check it out.

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The Importance of Using Your Asthma Preventer

The Importance of Using Your Asthma Preventer

Health experts are cautioning asthma patients not to rely solely on reliever medications, saying people are putting their health at risk. Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-17/asthma-study-patients-use-inhaler-only-putting-health-at-risk/9054490

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Pirfenidone Improves Mortality in IPF

Pirfenidone Improves Mortality in IPF

Esbriet has finally been introduced onto the PBS for patients with IPF.  https://pulmonaryfibrosisnews.com/2017/03/22/predicting-life-expectancy-for-pirfenidone-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis/

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Oventus Device for Sleep Apnoea

Oventus Device for Sleep Apnoea

This is another mandibular advancement splint device. It may be an option for those with poor CPAP tolerance, or difficulties with other MAS devices, because of nasal obstruction. https://snoringdevicesaustralia.com/oventus-clearway-device-review/

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Breakthrough in Asthma Treatment

Breakthrough in Asthma Treatment

There was new research released this week that offers additional treatment options to asthma sufferers who experience frequent flare-ups: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-05/azithromycin-used-for-lung-disease-can-reduce-asthma-attacks/8677054

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment

Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment

With the advent of PBS subsidised treatment for IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis), now that Nintedanib is available, it will be of increasing importance to be able to achieve adequate diagnostic tissue specimens for patients with possible disease. When the radiology (CT scan) is not entirely...

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The Importance of Accurate Lung Cancer Diagnosis

The Importance of Accurate Lung Cancer Diagnosis

In this day and age of personalised medicine, it is vitally important that adequate samples are achieved from suspicious lung lesions, in order that specialised genetic testing can be performed. The larger and more well preserved the biopsies, the better the information. Cryobiopsy allows exactly...

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