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Avoidable asthma deaths: national audit results

Avoidable asthma deaths: national audit results Subscription Required

The first national investigation into asthma deaths reveals deficiencies in risk assessment, prescribing and clinical care. Implications for practice are outlined

Safe care of patients with tracheostomies

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Patients with tracheostomies are at risk of serious complications. A review of care given to these patients has resulted in a range of recommendations

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Intermittent and daily therapy for tuberculosis in children

Intermittent and daily therapy for tuberculosis in children Subscription Required

There is insufficient evidence to support one drug treatment regimen for children with tuberculosis over any other. Research is therefore needed to identify effective medication regimens

Use of respiratory and facial protection

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Latest guidance supports health professionals in selecting and using respiratory and facial protection to minimise the risk of infection

Early identification and treatment of sepsis

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Sepsis is a medical emergency. Early identification and treatment are essential but many health staff are unable to recognise its signs and symptoms

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Physical and social causes of hypothermia

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National and local strategies aim to reduce the risk of hypothermia. Nurses have a vital role in identifying and supporting patients at risk of hypothermia

Subcutaneous immuno-globulin therapy at home

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Chronic respiratory conditions with antibody deficiency can be treated with replacement therapy at home rather than in hospital

September surge in hospital admissions for asthma

A spike in hospital admissions among people with asthma in the month of September could be caused by children’s return to school and the spread of the common cold, a charity has said in response to new figures.

Too many asthma patients 'failing to control their condition'

Many asthma patients are putting themselves at risk by relieving their symptoms instead of really taking control of their condition, a charity has warned.

New drug combination approved in Wales for treating asthma

The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group has given its backing to a new combination of a long-acting beta2-agonist and inhaled corticosteroid.

Antibiotic use on the rise, despite attempts to curb prescribing

More must be done to curb unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics, officials have said, after a new study found that the number of patients dished out the drugs for minor ailments has soared in recent years.

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A&E closures 'significantly' raise death rates, finds study

Closing hospital accident and emergency departments has knock-on effects that lead to more patient deaths, a US study has shown.

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'Modest running' every day can boost cardiovascular health

Running for just a few minutes each day can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease, US research has shown.

Short bursts of exercise 'boosts health' in older people, study claims

Short bursts of exercise 'boosts health' in older people

Pensioners can dramatically boost their health by doing just one minute of intense exercise twice a week, according to a new study.

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An overview of acute exacerbations of COPD

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Assessing and preventing acute exacerbations of COPD

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Acute respiratory failure 1: assessing patients

This is the first in a two-part unit on acute respiratory failure. Part 1 explores respiratory failure and its causes and identifies ways of recognising patients in acute respiratory failure.

Death rate 'much higher' in English than US hospitals

“NHS death rate is one of worst in the West,” says the Daily Mail, while The Times front page warns of “Alarm over ‘high’ death rate in English hospitals”.

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