COPD Knowledge Centre Launched to Assist HCPs in Meeting Effective Treatment Goals

By: EPG Health Media (Europe) Ltd
 
 
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TUNBRIDGE WELLS, U.K. - Oct. 15, 2014 - PRLog -- Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) will rank as the fifth leading cause of disability in 2030, accounting for almost 4% of total disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost worldwide.[1] Many patients with COPD report that the symptoms of COPD are at their worst in the morning, having a major impact on their quality of life.[2,3] For this reason effective management of morning symptoms has to be a major treatment goal. In response to this need EPG Health Media and a pharmaceutical company have joined forces to launch the COPD Knowledge Centre on epgonline.org – the website for healthcare professionals.

Designed specifically for respiratory specialists, general practitioners and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of people with COPD, the COPD Knowledge Centre provides healthcare professionals with free access to the latest best practice guidance for the management of patients with COPD through videos, infographics, educational slide decks and other useful resources to enable effective disease management and allow physicians to meet major treatment goals. Gain access to this free resource at www.epgonline.org/copd.

“Physicians are busy people, but thanks to our partnership with the participating pharmaceutical company, those treating COPD specialists will now have the latest best practice information in easy to digest chunks that they can come back to again and again” Chris Cooper, Managing Director of EPG Health Media.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

Published by EPG Health Media (Europe), epgonline.org is an independent website dedicated to providing healthcare professionals with free access to the most recent, best practice diagnosis and patient management guidance. In addition to the library of disease Knowledge Centres, the website includes a database of prescription drugs in 9 European languages, clinical trial reports, treatment guidelines, medical news, journal abstracts, multimedia, and apps; all arranged around 50 disease topic areas.

References

1. World Health Organization. The Global Burden of Disease 2004 Update. 2004
2. Partridge MR, Karlsson N, Small IR. Patient insight into the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the morning: an internet survey. Curr Med Res Opin 2009;25: 2043-2048.
3. Partridge MR et al. Curr Med Res Opin 2012;28:1405. [Erratum].

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