What’s the difference between COPD and asthma?

Because asthma and COPD have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to distinguish between the two conditions. Respiratory Physician Professor Peter Bremner says airway narrowing occurs in both diseases and sometimes people with COPD also have asthma. “The inflammatory process leading to airway narrowing differs between asthma and COPD,” Professor Bremner says. “Furthermore, in emphysema, there is destruction of the lung tissue.” … Continue reading What’s the difference between COPD and asthma?

Septic shock treatment examined

St John of God Murdoch Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is participating in a global trial which aims to discover if patients with septic shock recover better with or without a low dosage of steroids. Approximately one quarter of people who suffer septic shock that is not rapidly reversed will die. Principal Investigator Dr Adrian Regli says administering hydrocortisone is standard practice for … Continue reading Septic shock treatment examined