BTS Winter 2017
Wednesday 6th - Friday 8th December 2017
NIV keeps COPD patients out of hospital, extends life
Non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) at home not only keeps people out of hospital, it also extends life and reduces COPD exacerbations. Re-analysis of results from a trial adding home NIV to oxygen therapy for patients with persistent hypercapnia after a COPD exacerbation confirmed that it ...
Paracetamol asthma fears in kids ‘unfounded’: study
Fears paracetamol increases asthma risk in children are unfounded and based on reverse causality or confounding, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis presented at the BTS winter meeting last week. Paracetamol is the most widely prescribed drug for young children worldwide, with ...
Factors most likely to predict asthma attacks in kids
Researchers have identified several factors that can predict which children with asthma are at high-risk of an asthma attack. Presenting the findings at the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting in London last week the At-Risk Child with Asthma group said the factors could easily be used in cli...