PCRS advocate a pragmatic approach to the pharmacological management of patients with COPD guided by the predominance of breathlessness and/or exacerbations and the presence or absence of comorbid asthma.
The report explored the link between inequality and lung disease and the primary conclusions were:
A new report is showcasing the impact of a national AHSN Network programme to improve access to FeNO testing for asthma diagnosis. Fractional exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) tests are simple, non-invasive tests to support the diagnosis of asthma.
It is the responsibility of every healthcare professional to treat tobacco dependency holistically, systematically and effectively.
The PCRS Patient Reference Group (PRG) is a small group of people with respiratory conditions who support PCRS to ensure that we always try to embed the patient perspective in our work and consider the holistic management of patients.
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This pragmatic guide focuses on the ongoing management of adults and children with severe asthma receiving biologic therapy and has been developed by an expert group led by Will Carroll, University Hospital of the North Midlands, Stoke-on-Trent and including Ernie Wong, Imperial College Healthcar
In an ideal world, asthma review appointments will be between 20 to 30 minutes in duration. But we are not living in an ideal world.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has for the first time approved the use of a dual (ICS/beta-agonist) combination treatment to be prescribed as a reliever therapy for people aged 12 and over with the therapy choice situated early in the asthma treatment pathway as an
To consider how and when we use FeNO testing, we need to go to the definition of asthma. Both BTS/SIGN1 and GINA2 define it as a predominantly inflammatory disorder of the airways with airway hyperresponsiveness and variability in symptoms.
The common chronic respiratory disorders diagnosed in primary care—asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—are both characterised by airway obstruction.