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Definitions, diagnosis and phenotypical treatment of severe asthma

28 October 2012

Primary Health Care

CPD

A quarter of a million people in the UK are affected by severe asthma, which can cause a huge physical, emotional and psychological burden on patients. Primary...

Asthma update: recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and management

30 June 2012

Primary Health Care

CPD

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways associated with a high level of morbidity. In the UK, much of the responsibility for asthma management rests...

One airway, one approach

02 February 2010

Nursing Standard

Feature

The risk of poor asthma control is hugely increased by concomitant allergic rhinitis.

Plan in a pack

02 November 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

Children who have used the new My Asthma packs say their compliance with medication has improved.

Improving the management of asthma in older adults

27 November 2013

Nursing Standard

CPD

Older people with asthma are a discrete patient group that requires specialist nursing skills and knowledge. They have specific and sometimes hidden needs that will...

Hospital readmissions for preschool viral-wheeze

01 October 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical governance

The prevalence of preschool viral-wheeze (PVW) has increased significantly over the last decade but little is known about the severity of the condition or the...

Education for asthma care: lessons from Ireland

01 September 2007

Paediatric Nursing

Education

Despite the increase in prevalence of asthma among children and the importance of appropriate professional training in asthma management, no programme of study in...

Hospital readmissions for preschool viral-wheeze

01 October 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

The prevalence of preschool viral-wheeze (PVW) has increased significantly over the last decade but little is known about the severity of the condition or the...

Education for asthma care: lessons from Ireland

01 September 2007

Paediatric Nursing

Education

Despite the increase in prevalence of asthma among children and the importance of appropriate professional training in asthma management, no programme of study in...

Asthma care – time for a rethink

25 November 2014

Primary Health Care

CPD

Asthma is a common problem managed in primary care, however many patients do not have good control of their condition. This article looks at routine asthma care,...