Respiratory system

Browse respiratory system news, education and analysis by respiratory system subsections - asthma; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs); Lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI)/pneumonia and influenza.

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How GPs can identify COPD earlier and help patients adapt

Delayed NICE guidance on asthma diagnosis may cause problems for GPs

Minimising risk when running vaccination campaigns

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GPs left with larger stocks of unused flu vaccine following 2016/17 season

Asthma

Asthma in children

Asthma in children

Respiratory nurse Jane Scullion and GP Dr Steve Holmes outline common symptoms of...

Case study: Asthma exacerbation with heroin use

Case study: Asthma exacerbation with heroin use

The case of an asthma death associated with heroin use.

Use LTRA tablets over combination therapy to control asthma, says NICE

Use LTRA tablets over combination therapy to control asthma, says NICE

GP asthma patients struggling to control their symptoms should be given LTRA tablets...

COPD

GPs should consider withdrawing inhaled steroids for some COPD patients
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GPs should consider withdrawing inhaled steroids for some COPD patients

Scores of COPD patients at every GP practice in the UK could be taking inhaled steroids...

QOF results are misrepresenting COPD care in primary care, report warns

QOF results are misrepresenting COPD care in primary care, report warns

High QOF scores have provided 'false assurance' on the quality of COPD services in...

Community lung specialists help GPs to cut COPD burden and save six-figure sums

Community lung specialists help GPs to cut COPD burden and save six-figure sums

GPs could work alongside specialist lung teams in the community to improve respiratory...

Lower respiratory tract infection and pneumonia

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.

GPs urged to refer high-risk pneumonia cases

GPs urged to refer high-risk pneumonia cases

GPs are being urged to assess and refer patients with high-risk pneumonia to hospital...

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