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A practical guide for lung cancer nutritional care
British Association For Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition


Tinnitus guidance for GPs
British Tinnitus Association




Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


Management of asthma in adults over 65 years of age
Development group: Gruffydd-Jones, McArthur, Murphy, Russell & Wise.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Gruffydd-Jones K et al with the support of a grant from Teva UK Limited.


Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence






COPD diagnosis, management and prevention
Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease


Primary care management of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who are uncontrolled on warfarin
Development Group: Fay, Assomull, Derry & Price
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Fay M et al with the support of a grant from Bayer.




Management of acne
Primary Care Dermatology Society


Choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
Development Group: Usmani, Capstick, Chowhan, & Scullion.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Usmani O et al with the support of a grant from Chiesi Ltd.


Summary of the management of asthma in adults (from the British guideline on the management of asthma)
The British Thoracic Society & Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network



Clinical focus: Respiratory

Summary of the management of asthma in adults (from the British guideline on the management of asthma)

The British Thoracic Society & Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

Asthma is a common condition that places significant pressure on both primary and secondary care—over 4 million adults are currently receiving treatment for asthma in the UK. There are approximately 1000 deaths a year from asthma: 90% are associated with preventable factors and almost 40% are in people under 75 years of age. The 2016 update of the BTS/SIGN asthma guidance includes new recommendations on diagnosis, medication adherence, and pharmacological management.

This Guidelines summary covers diagnosis, appropriate management, and supported self-management of asthma in adults.

Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s: diagnosis and management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

COPD diagnosis, management and prevention
Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
Development Group: Usmani, Capstick, Chowhan, & Scullion.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Usmani O et al with the support of a grant from Chiesi Ltd.

Summary of the management of asthma in children (from the British guideline on the management of asthma)
The British Thoracic Society & Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

Summary of the management of asthma in adults (from the British guideline on the management of asthma)
The British Thoracic Society & Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

Rosacea—primary care treatment pathway
Primary Care Dermatology Society

Rosacea—primary care treatment pathway
Primary Care Dermatology Society

Choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
Development Group: Usmani, Capstick, Chowhan, & Scullion.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Usmani O et al with the support of a grant from Chiesi Ltd.

COPD diagnosis, management and prevention
Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Appropriate choice of long-acting reversible contraception in primary care
Development group: Connolly, Mansour, Raine & Siddiqi.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Connolly A et al with the support of a grant from Bayer.



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