New: Respiratory (Asthma/COPD) Guidelines for Family Practice

    TORONTO, June 14 /CNW/ - These comprehensive guidelines are part of the
'orange guideline' series which includes the widely used Anti-infective
Guidelines for Community-acquired Infections. The new guidelines are divided
into two main sections: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD). Each section covers diagnosis, prevention and management. Commonly
used by family practitioners, these guidelines can also be useful for
individuals living with asthma or COPD.
    They were developed by the Respiratory Review Panel, an independent group
of family physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners and pharmacists using
an evidence-based, peer-review process. The guidelines have been formatted in
a user-friendly manner based on input from a large number of frontline
    "These guidelines are designed to support family practitioners in
delivering the best care possible to their patients with major respiratory
illness and bridge the gap between research literature and frontline
practice," said Dr. Frank Martino, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine,
McMaster University and Chief of Family Medicine at William Osler Health
Centre in Brampton. "This guideline also provides a common resource that both
health professionals and patients can use to best prevent and manage

    AVAILABILITY: A special introductory price for the Respiratory Guidelines
(35% discount until July 31st) is available with the PROMO CODE CWR07. Other
guidelines are also available at reduced rates.

    Attached is a copy of the guideline cover.

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