Bronchiectasis: pathophysiology, presentation and management
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Bronchiectasis: pathophysiology, presentation and management

Alistair H Farley Lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Charles Hendry Lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Carolyn C Johnstone Lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Bronchiectasis, although not as common as other respiratory disorders, can be life-limiting and remains a significant problem for many patients, as well as being a considerable challenge for nurses caring for this patient group. This article examines the pathophysiology and presentation of bronchiectasis and identifies various management strategies.

Nursing Standard. 23, 3,50-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.09.23.3.50.c6674

Correspondence

a.h.farley@dundee.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review