01 September 2011
Asthma , COPD
On the 16th of September, the pan-European AirPROM project – in which EFA is partnering, and with the European Lung Foundation (ELF) co-leading on project dissemination to patients and public – launched a new website designed to give the general public and healthcare professionals the chance to learn more about the study. AirPROM is a five-year EU- funded project, which aims to develop personalised treatments for people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Current methods of treatment adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach rather than tailoring treatments to patient’s individual requirements. Over the course of the project, the researchers will use a number of techniques from image analysis, bioengineering, computation modeling and more, to develop virtual models of the whole airway system. These models will help to shed light on the optimum treatment that people with asthma or COPD should receive in order to live as normal a life as possible. The outcomes of this research will help build up a bank of information that can be used to provide patients with a personalised treatment plan. The website features sections for specific target groups. It will also include a video explaining in brief what the project will include. See also the cartoon video of the project.

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