Respiratory disease features
Promoting smoking cessation – less is more
While the British Heart Foundation designates March 12th No Smoking Day, promotion of smoking cessation remains an everyday challenge for GPs. Here, Professor Robert West, from University College London’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, argues that we may be able to achieve more by doing less.
Managing Asthma in Children: A Flexible Approach
DIAGNOSIS OF ASTHMA IN CHILDREN: A CHALLENGING PERSPECTIVE
Diagnosis of asthma is usually an entirely clinical undertaking and, as such, presents a challenge for the GP. Diagnosing asthma in children is further compounded by the dependence on parental reporting of symptoms. In this article – the ﬁrst of a two-part feature – the authors describe a pragmatic approach to getting the diagnosis right.
Respiratory Medicine - Recurrent Wheeze in pre-school children
The incidence of recurrent wheeze in young children is a common and growing problem in the UK. Rational management is highly dependent on sound identiﬁcation of causes and proper diagnosis, both of which represent signiﬁcant challenges for GPs. Child respiratory specialist Jayesh Bhatt explores the issues and the evidence base.