Category list : Respiratory
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People from coalfields communities – ex-miners but also their families – are still affected by occupational-related diseases of the skin and lungs. This article provides an overview of the issue
This article, the last in a five-part series on nuclear medicine imaging techniques, explains how ventilation/perfusion scintigraphy works and what precautions are required when it is used
An online intervention featuring real-time information on locally circulating viruses may help reduce visits to GP practices for children with coughs and colds, suggests a study by UK researchers.
In a survey of respiratory nurses, 173 respondents self-reported 57 different job titles. This article argues that the surfeit of job titles in nursing is an issue and discusses how it can be addressed
Being in hospital could provide an opportunity for nurses to improve poor inhaler technique among young patients admitted for asthma, according to US researchers.
A substantial proportion of hospital patients and healthcare workers shed the influenza virus before the appearance of clinical symptoms, according to Swiss researchers who examined flu transmission.
Nurses should consider encouraging asthma patients to choose an inhaler that is both best for them and also the environment, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Research looking at the benefits of electronic cigarettes often has conflicting outcomes. Two clinical experts debate the arguments for and against e-cigarettes
The skills of specialist tuberculosis nurses must not be cast aside as headway is made on eradicating the disease in England, a leader in the field has warned.
Excessive emergency oxygen therapy potentially causes more harm than good. Health professionals need to follow existing guidance. This article comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it