Respiratory system

Education for GPs on respiratory conditions, including relevant red flag symptoms and guidance on asthma chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); respiratory tract infections (RTIs), pneumonia and influenza.

Minimising risk when running vaccination campaigns

Red flag symptoms: Respiratory tract infections

NICE asthma guidance 2017: The key points for GPs

Asthma in children

Case study: Asthma exacerbation with heroin use

Case study: Asthma exacerbation with heroin use

The case of an asthma death associated with heroin use.

Red flag symptoms: Breathlessness, investigations and when to refer

Red flag symptoms: Breathlessness, investigations and when to refer

Red flags to be aware of in patients presenting with breathlessness, possible causes...

Influenza: clinical review

Influenza: clinical review

The clinical features of influenza, the risk groups for serious illness, plus advice...

Clinical review: Paediatric pertussis

Clinical review: Paediatric pertussis

The management of pertussis (whooping cough) including making the diagnosis, suitable...

Bronchiectasis: clinical review

Bronchiectasis: clinical review

The causes of bronchiectasis, investigations to conduct, managing exacerbations and...

Management of chronic cough in children

Management of chronic cough in children

Advice on managing chronic cough in children, understanding symptoms, possible causes...

Pulse oximetry in primary care

Pulse oximetry in primary care

The use of pulse oximetry in general practice and interpretation of results.

Red flag symptoms: Haemoptysis

Red flag symptoms: Haemoptysis

Possible causes of haemoptysis, advice on examinations and investigations and when...

Choking in adults and children

Choking in adults and children

A guide to recognising and managing of choking in adults and children, including...

Management of acute cough in children

Management of acute cough in children

A practical guide to the common causes of childhood cough and management of symptoms,...

Fracture risk, BP monitoring and screening for COPD: journals update May 2016

Fracture risk, BP monitoring and screening for COPD: journals update May 2016

Recent research of interest to GPs, including fracture risk among Asian women taking...

Tuberculosis: NICE guidance

Tuberculosis: NICE guidance

Key recommendations in the latest NICE guidance on tuberculosis (TB).

Pneumonia diagnosis and management

Pneumonia diagnosis and management

The key stages in diagnosing and managing pneumonia

Lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Dr Clive Kelly discusses the common forms of lung disease found in rheumatoid arthritis.

Screening for lung cancer

Screening for lung cancer

Dr David Simcock discusses the role of EBUS in diagnosing lung cancer.

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