An innovative scheme that sees nurses visit patients where they live improves care for people with lung disease, frees up hospital beds and saves health service resources, according to researchers.
One in 10 people identified as having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have no definitive diagnosis, yet the majority are being prescribed inhaled drugs, according to researchers.
A leading charity is reminding patients and clinicians that a scarf “can save a life” when it comes to preventing exacerbations among those with asthma during cold winter temperatures.
Objective testing, including spirometry and fractional exhaled nitric oxide tests, should be used alongside clinical assessment to help diagnose asthma in primary care, according to new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
A respiratory nurse has been named as “nurse of the year” by the Royal College of Nursing in Wales for her work in tackling some of the worst mortality rates from chronic lung disease in the UK.
A new mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist has been appointed to support the high number of patients with the condition across Merseyside and Cheshire.
Treatment for the antibiotic resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae could lie within the bodies’ natural defences, according to researchers from the UK and Austria.
Specialist nurses in Leicester will be promoting e-cigarettes to the public later this month, as part of efforts to boost smoking cessation.
Children under two years are more likely to be admitted to hospital with influenza if they have an older sister or brother, according to UK researchers.
A new smartphone application, or “app”, is being developed to give children and young people with asthma in London greater control over their treatment.