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Bronchodilators don’t improve smoking-related respiratory symptoms in people without COPD

Written by | 15 Sep 2022

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have found that dual bronchodilators — long-lasting inhalers that relax the airways and make it easier to breathe — do […]

Patient survey reveals preference and economic cost of breathlessness services

Written by | 28 Aug 2022

A new study has examined patient preferences for breathlessness services and determined the cost savings of these provisions for the NHS. The paper is published today in Thorax by researchers […]

Vape starter kits on the NHS could help smokers quit

Written by | 20 Aug 2022

Giving out vape starter kit vouchers on the NHS could help even hardened smokers quit, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia. Researchers worked […]

Asthma medication not working? Try another

Written by | 26 Jul 2022

People who supplement rescue inhalers with a second asthma medication sometimes get little relief at first, but there’s good news: Those who keep trying different options often find […]

Asthma patients in UK overuse SABA inhalers, endangering health

Written by | 7 Jul 2022

Many asthma patients in the UK overuse SABA (short-acting beta-agonist) inhalers, endangering their health, researchers reported on June 15, 2022 in the British Journal of General Practice. Dr. […]

More than a quarter of people with asthma still over-using rescue inhalers, putting them at increased risk of severe attacks

Written by | 18 Jun 2022

Asthma is a common lung condition that affects 5.4 million people in the UK and can lead to symptoms such as coughing, wheezing or feeling breathless. Asthma is […]

Asthma – current management

Written by | 14 Jun 2022

Despite considerable advances in the understanding of asthma and the treatments available, at least three deaths each day in the UK are due to asthma. In this series […]

Reasons to be a respiratory pharmacist

Written by | 13 Jun 2022

Pharmacists bring a special and distinctive set of skills to the care of people with asthma and it is an area that can offer a stimulating and rewarding […]

Making the case for respiratory pharmacists

Written by | 12 Jun 2022

Steroid stewardship is an important task for respiratory pharmacists and is one of the measures that can have a positive impact on the overall outcomes of asthma explains […]

Where do pharmacists work in respiratory medicine?

Written by | 11 Jun 2022

There are numerous opportunities for pharmacists to work in respiratory medicine across the whole spectrum of health care in a variety of roles, according to Dr Anna Murphy, […]

Biologics and working with asthma patients

Written by | 10 Jun 2022

As an independent prescriber Dr Anna Murphy, Consultant Respiratory Pharmacist, keenly aware that she is accountable for what she prescribes. Here, she describes how she uses her pharmaceutical […]

Asthma and why it causes deaths in the UK

Written by | 9 Jun 2022

Three deaths each day in the UK are due to asthma despite considerable advances in the understanding of the disease and the treatments available. IMI spoke to Dr […]

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