Over-shaded amidst booming industrial markets
God says, let ICC Column be!
And all out it goes for patient benefits.
The collaborations and the leadership of the Journal of Thoracic Disease in providing scientific evidence and perspective to the physicians of the world to benefit COPD patients have led ICC to endorse the Journal and to participate in providing a regular ICC column in the Journal with the global efforts of COPD patient organizations to work with lung physicians and experts to deal with the global COPD epidemic.
Respiratory patients, like all people, want health. Their purpose in seeking health care through physicians and other health care practitioners is to secure their health.
In this paper, the details of the highly successful activities of the Foundation in the US in a way that should assist and inspire other COPD organizations worldwide are presented.
COPD is believed to be caused by toxic inhalation, but the biological mechanism of COPD development is poorly understood, and different mechanisms may be involved with different clinical presentations of what we call COPD.
I believe that many expensive forms of care such as emergency coverage, palliative therapies, end-of-life care, and long-term care would, in fact, increase the patients’ DALYs. Health care must be humane, regardless of the financial implications.
The role and impact of pulmonary rehabilitation has been firmly established and is now considered a key component in management of chronic respiratory disease.
This paper tells us the COPD facts and COPD national programs in Australia, involving the efforts made on clinical awareness, education and training and supportive resources and various patient supports.
The recent finding that employees of Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) provided funds to physicians in China to influence their prescribing has made this a topic of concern in China as well as in many other countries.
A survey of the presence and the activities of respiratory patient organizations worldwide is made to help our organizations target our efforts to strengthen national respiratory patient organizations and better serve their patient members.
The International COPD Coalition (ICC) has been working to improve COPD awareness and action since it was organized in 2001. By now—in 2014—many countries’ COPD leaders are tracking public awareness of COPD every year.
This paper examines the efforts of the four key global medical partners in combating COPD and other respiratory diseases to try to understand why the progress has been so limited.