Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are more likely to experience particular bacterial infections, according to a large Canadian study.
Oncology nurses have welcomed a draft ruling by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence that a lung cancer drug should be made available to some patients in England.
All patients who are being considered for long-term oxygen treatment (LTOT) at home should have a thorough risk assessment delivered by trained staff, according to new national standards.
A lack of access to specialist nurses is an important factor contributing to a crisis in care for patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD), according to a charity report.
More than 25% of patients are not being asked by healthcare professionals if they smoke when they come into hospital in the UK, despite acute services having a higher concentration of people dependant on tobacco than the general population, a respiratory doctor has warned.
Asthma symptoms such as difficulty breathing, wheezing and coughing can be reduced with improved diet and increased physical activity, according to researchers.
Nurses can now access asthma plans in 10 different languages including Arabic and Polish to help patients who do not speak English better manage their condition.
Regular use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among nurses, according to a large study looking at thousands of clinicians.
Children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics, even though there is no evidence that they need them any more than children without condition, according to researchers.
Many respiratory nursing teams across the NHS are short-staffed with around half of nurses reporting they are unable to spend as much time with patients as needed, according to a new study.