Category list : Asthma
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Asthma patients who find it harder to access primary care are more likely to experience an emergency admission to hospital, according to new research.
“Yoga could help asthma sufferers, research finds,” reports The Independent.
Yoga may improve symptoms for asthma patientsSubscription
Yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in patients with asthma, but its effects on lung function and medication use are uncertain, according to a study review.
‘Simple steps’ to reduce hospital asthma deathsSubscription
A national care check list has been launched today for NHS hospitals discharging asthma patients who have recently received treatment for an acute asthma attack.
Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult Case BookSubscription
’This textbook is much needed in the current context of increased patient acuity and bed occupancy, shorter hospital stays, and the new work being done in the area of early recognition of the deteriorating patient.’
Childhood asthma is being “over-diagnosed” and inhalers are frequently dispensed for no good reason to the point where they have “almost become a fashion accessory”, argue UK respiratory experts.
“Half a million children who have been diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the condition,” The Daily Telegraph reports. That is the finding of a new study that, while carried out in the Netherlands, is likely to have implications for the UK.
“Air pollution is contributing to about 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK,” BBC News reports.
Asthma is wildly over-diagnosed in primary care, suggests a study by Dutch researchers.
There is a “moral imperative” for efforts to be made to improve air quality, with levels of pollution exacerbating respiratory symptoms, nurses have warned in response to a new report.