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Efficacy of supervised maintenance exercise following pulmonary rehabilitation on health care use: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Alex R Jenkins, Holly Gowler, Ffion Curtis, et al. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2018;13:257–73 doi:10.2147/COPD.S150650 Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a known high-value health intervention for those diagnosed with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD). However, the health benefits associated with PR are often short term, with the condition of most patients returning to baseline…
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Five Year Forward View: Where does respiratory health fit in?

The Five Year Forward View proposed nine national areas of priority in public health and illness prevention. Service development over the next few years is likely to focus on meeting these priorities. The priorities, first identified in 2015, were updated and refined in the 2016 ‘Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance’ document. Respiratory conditions are not…
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Diagnosis and management: Asthma Broadcast – 4 May – 7.30pm • When to suspect asthma? • Getting the diagnosis right • Early management Register for free Real-world practice: managing the complexities of asthma and severe asthma Broadcast – 12 May – 7pm • Priority patients, confusing comorbidities and touch topics Register for free Diagnosis and…
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CRP testing to guide antimicrobial prescribing in COPD

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing encourages the development of resistant bacteria. Antibiotics are frequently prescribed for exacerbations of COPD, however a large number of exacerbations are caused by non-infective agents. In this study from the New England Journal of Medicine, the authors set out to establish whether point of care C-reactive protein (CRP) testing can be used…
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CRP testing to guide antimicrobial prescribing in COPD

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing encourages the development of resistant bacteria. Antibiotics are frequently prescribed for exacerbations of COPD, however a large number of exacerbations are caused by non-infective agents. In this study from the New England Journal of Medicine, the authors set out to establish whether point of care C-reactive protein (CRP) testing can be used…
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CRP testing to guide antimicrobial prescribing in COPD

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing encourages the development of resistant bacteria. Antibiotics are freq uently prescribed for exacerbations of COPD, however a large number of exacerbations are caused by non-infective agents. In this study from the New England Journal of Medicine, the authors set out to establish whether point of care C-reactive protein (CRP) testing can be…
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Matched cohort study of therapeutic strategies to prevent preschool wheezing/asthma attacks

Jonathan Grigg, Anjan Nibber, James Y Paton, et al. On behalf of the Respiratory Effectiveness Group. J Asthma Allergy 2018;11:309–21. doi.org/10.2147/JAA.S178531   Wheezing and asthma attacks affect as many as one-third to one-half of children in the US and Western Europe at least once in their first six years. Their prevention is an active area of study…
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Asthma guidance

Confusion in primary care persists as to which asthma guidance to follow. BTS/SIGN published guidance for the management of asthma in 2016. Following in 2017, NICE published its guidance ‘Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management’. Discrepancies between the guidelines have the potential to introduce uncertainty for clinicians and inconsistencies in the care of individual…
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Tobacco dependency: why is treatment important?

The physical harms associated with smoking are well known by clinicians and patients alike. The broader impact of tobacco dependency – on patients’ finances, their families, and healthcare workers and services – is less widely understood. Dr Noel Baxter is a GP and Clinical Commissioner in southeast London, and the current chair of PCRS-UK. In…
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NHS England medicines optimisation dashboard

In 2014 NHS England produced its Medicines Optimisation Dashboard, which is being constantly refined. Its aim is to offer advice on receiving optimal benefit from medicines. This resource makes it easier for CCGs to develop plans ensuring that all patients achieve the best possible outcomes. It aligns with the NHS RightCare approach. It enables trends…
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