(6) Items believed to be important to patients with chronic respiratory disease
were selected through a process that included reviewing the current literature, consulting with clinical respiratory specialists, and interviewing patients.
Respiratory disease was not identified as a health priority however, despite the fact chronic respiratory diseases
including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis and obstructive sleep apnoea significantly impact on our population's health.
Shadha Saud Al Raisi, chronic respiratory disease
program manager at the Non-Communicable Diseases Department pointed out the importance of the work conducted by the team, which had worked on the register and booklet, as well as the importance of the work done in the workshops.
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted US-based Propeller Health, a digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease
, with 510(k) clearance to market its Propeller platform in association with medications using GlaxoSmithKline's Diskus dry powder inhaler device for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the company said on Wednesday.
Smoking is estimated to cause 71% of all lung cancer deaths, 42% of chronic respiratory disease
and nearly 10% of cardiovascular disease," the report said.
The at-risk groups, in order of priority for the flu jab, are those aged 65 and over; those with a chronic respiratory disease
like asthma; people suffering with chronic heart disease; chronic renal disease; chronic liver disease and those with diabetes.
Bronchospasm and airflow reduction have been observed in some chronic respiratory disease
patients taking zanamivir.
The vaccination is free to anyone over the age of 65, as well as anyone with chronic respiratory disease
, including asthma, chronic heart disease, chronic renal failure and diabetes.
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease
that affects around 300 million people worldwide, causing wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortage of breath.
Al Raisi, the chronic respiratory disease
programme manager at the Ministry of Health, told the Times of Oman.
The UN General Assembly has adopted the political declaration on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, chronic respiratory disease
and cancer, which together kill some 36 million people each year.