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Category list : Asthma

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    Researchers question accuracy of asthma test Subscription

    News5 December, 2016

    A test used for screening for asthma in patients without previous symptoms is not “reliable” for diagnosing the respiratory condition, according to researchers.

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    NICE backs first-in-class biologic treatment for asthmaSubscription

    News1 December, 2016

    Asthma experts have welcomed the decision to provisionally approve a new drug for use in the NHS in England, which could help transform the lives of those with severe symptoms.

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    Nurses urged to warn of smoking risk to children with asthma Subscription

    News29 November, 2016

    Hospital nurses involved in discharging children after severe asthma attacks should broach the issue of environmental tobacco smoke with parents or carers, according to the authors of a major audit.

  • Older woman using asthma inhaler

    Nurses call for official colour-coding for inhalersSubscription

    News4 November, 2016

    Patients’ lives could be put at risk if pharmaceutical companies stray away from the widely recognised colour coding of inhalers used to treat asthma, respiratory experts have warned.

  • Updated asthma guideline: what's new?

    Updated asthma guideline: what's new?Subscription

    Clinical24 October, 2016

    The British Thoracic Society and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network have published their updated guideline on the management of asthma

  • Spirometry/COPD

    New register for nurses who carry out spirometrySubscription

    News5 October, 2016

    Primary care nurses will be able to prove their ability to perform spirometry, under a new certification and registration scheme set to be brought in over the next five years.

  • Patient asthma

    Nurses urged to use new national asthma guidanceSubscription

    News21 September, 2016

    A “structured clinical assessment” should be used to identify those at risk of asthma exacerbations, in the absence of a one simple test for the condition, according to updated national guidance.

  • The focus group found children needed asthma advice before finishing year six

    Buteyko breathing exercises ‘improve child asthma’Subscription

    News8 September, 2016

    Asthma symptoms in children can be alleviated using a programme of simple breathing exercises called the Buteyko method, according to UK researchers.

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    Vitamin D supplements may cut asthma attacksSubscription

    News6 September, 2016

    There is “high quality” evidence that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks, according to a Cochrane review.

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    ‘Smart inhalers’ could revolutionise asthma careSubscription

    News17 August, 2016

    New technology including so-called “smart inhalers” has the potential to revolutionise routine asthma care and reduce pressure on over-stretched NHS staff, according to a new report.

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