Lung diseases and conditions

Browse through some selected articles from Healthcare Republic on lung diseases and conditions of the lung.

Child asthma missed by lung function test
GPs should use a beneficial response to medication test instead of lung function to diagnose asthma ... Read more

Parental beliefs can hinder care of child asthma
GPs should identify parental attitudes towards managing children's asthma, according to research fro... Read more

Working with parents key to asthma
Children with asthma will benefit if their parents understand the condition and its treatment, says ... Read more

Tackling childhood asthma
Holiday camps are a novel method of helping children learn about their asthma, explains Nancy Smith Read more

Understanding cystic fibrosis
Susan Madge explains this inherited long-term condition and its treatment to mark the national aware... Read more

Lung volume reduction surgery is effective
Growing evidence suggests lung surgery in emphysema patients is effective, say Dr Suneeta Kochhar an... Read more

Identifying cat scratch disease
Granulomatous disease can follow contact with pets, writes Dr Raj Thakkar Read more

Diagnosing sarcoidosis and treating it
Sarcoidosis is a multi-system disease that GPs need to be aware of, says Dr Harry Brown. Read more

Conditions affecting the pleura
The causes and symptoms of pleural disease are discussed by Dr Peter Davies Read more

Diseases transmitted by food and water
Travellers should take steps to avoid diseases contracted from infected food and water, explains Dr ... Read more

The Good Old Days - Consumption
Consumption, or pulmonary consumption, is a disease of the lungs or at least one in which the lungs ... Read more

TB - the forgotten pandemic
TB cases are on the increase worldwide. Professor Peter Davies explains how and why the fight agains... Read more

Assessing COPD and monitoring disease progression
Early diagnosis and ongoing follow up are vital to ensure better outcomes in COPD, says Stephanie Re... Read more

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