Nearly everyone these days can be found pecking away on a mobile phone, figured researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center, so why not use a text-based support program to instantly deliver personalized health information aimed at helping diabetics manage the disease?
As pharmacists we are able to identify the differences between asthma and COPD and the appropriate non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments. Although there are many references within the literature to support the most optimum treatment of both diseases, both the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3) 2007 guidelines and the Global Initiative of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2014 guidelines are considered the standard of care for both patient populations. Both references provide a detailed overview of both diseases including the most optimum pharmacological treatment strategies. 1, 2