Thursday, January 23, 2014

2014 International Guidelines on COPD: Update of Global Initiative GOLD

Dear Respiratory friends today was launched Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD, Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2014! It is the last update of the most important global guidelines on COPD!

The GOLD report is presented as a “strategy document” for health care professionals to use as a tool to implement effective management programs based on available health care systems. The quadrant management strategy tool is designed to be used in any clinical setting; it draws together a measure of the impact of the patient’s symptoms and an assessment of the patient’s risk of having a serious adverse health event in the future. More and more evidence is being produced to evaluate this strategy. Evidence will continue to be evaluated by the GOLD committees and management strategy recommendations modified as required.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Roadmap for Childhood Tuberculosis

"Any child who dies from TB is one child too many," said Dr Mario Raviglione, Director, Global Tuberculosis Programme at WHO in commenting on the importance of this campaign. "TB is preventable and treatable, and WHO is working towards translating this roadmap to action in countries to stop children dying."

To build public awareness and offer a plan of action, in 2013 a group of seven partner organizations worked together to produce a new "Roadmap for Childhood Tuberculosis" with leadership from the Stop TB Partnership's Childhood TB Subgroup, the global umbrella that advocates for all TB-related topics.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Stop any type of smoking

Earlier we had very good news from USA about ban of e-cigarettes in New York. It is paradox, but bad news about smoking are also from USA: Colorado kicks off legal sales of recreational marijuana Wednesday, 1 January 2014 at state-licensed stores.