Our intention is for the upper airways to be considered in tandem with the lower airways to avoid misdiagnosis and undermanagement. Implications for diagnosis and treatment are discussed and an algorithm offered.
There are various forms of rhinitis, which is defined as inflammation of the nasal mucosa and can be due to various causes such as an allergen, infection, vaso-motor abnormality (caused by an irritant). The condition may also involve the sinuses and is known as rhino-sinusitis.
You will learn and gain an advanced understanding of the importance of upper airway diseases in the allergy clinic, respiratory clinics and primary care.
Originally presented at the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2020 Dr Glenis Scadding presents One airway: if they're wheezing, are they sneezing too?
Patients with respiratory symptoms and disease deserve a correct diagnosis and correct guideline driven care that is standardized, patient focused, delivered by a Health Care Professional (HCP) with suitable training and experience, at a site and within an appropriate timeframe to meet their need
The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) has been invited to nominate a GP to represent its members on the European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis (EPOS).
Recent weather conditions mean that this year is set to be especially difficult for people with allergic rhinitis.
A range of interactive self-study courses are available via the Primary Care Respiratory Academy, covering subjects as diverse as diagnosing childhood wheeze, pulmonary rehabilitation and interpreting spirometry results.
Here Steph Wolfe provides valuable advice on the diagnosis and treatment of allergic rhinitis. This article was first published in the June 2015 edition of Primary Care Respiratory Update.
A summary of rhinosinusitis and its diagnosis and management in primary care
This opinion sheet summarises the key literature on the relationship between allergic rhinitis and asthma.
A summary of the role of anti-IgE-therapy
This opinion sheet offers practical guidance on the management of allergic rhinitis in primary care
A guide to the role and application of allergy testing in primary care and information on further training in this area