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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.
Partnership working between general practice and specialist respiratory teams can improve the management of patients with undiagnosed breathlessness. This project was shortlisted for the HRH Prince of Wales Award for Integrated Approaches, Nursing Times Awards 2016
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.
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.
A new drug for patients with severe asthma has taken a significant step towards being made available on the NHS, following a change of heart by the medicines regulator.
Pressure on accident and emergency departments means they are finding it “challenging” to meet standards for timely treatment for asthma patients, warn the authors of an audit.
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Health professionals from across the NHS and beyond are being urged to adopt the latest version of the world’s first evidence-based guideline on the use of emergency oxygen.