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Allergy, asthma, COPD and respiratory problems

In these pages are collected the stories from Bandolier relating to allergy, asthma and respiratory problems, including COPD. In due course these will be supplemented by additional material, as resources become available through sponsorship or other means.


Asthma and allergy immunosuppression House dust mite Latex allergy Latex allergy health economics Reducing latex allergy Methyldibromo glutaronitrile Screening for allergy


Acupuncture and asthma Asthma and large volume spacers Audit facilitators in childhood asthma Breathing exercises for asthma Childhood asthma Herbal remedies for asthma Inhaled steroids and long acting Beta-agonists in childhood asthma Inhaled corticosteroid dose Internet asthma education IV steroids in acute severe asthma Long-acting beta-agonist controversy Measuring quality of prescribing for asthma Various asthma therapies

Chest and upper respiratory tract problems

Aspirin and lung cancer Acupuncture doesn't help in stopping smoking Antibiotics are no value for childhood coughs Does Proximity to Major Roads Increase URTI Incidence? Influenza vaccination in the elderly is effective Long-acting beta-agonist controversy N-acetylcysteine for chronic bronchitis Pneumococcal vaccines are ineffective Relenza for influenza Remedies for the common cold Respirators and TB protection Stopping smoking Stopping smokingand the harm from smoking Treatment protocol for LRTI Tuberculosis diagnosis Zyban for smoking cessation

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

COPD and treatment COPD prevalence Diagnosing obstructive airway disease Familial risks of COPD Inhaled steroids for COPD Inhaled steroids for COPD update Methylxanthines for COPD Nutritional intervention in COPD Pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD Tiotropium for COPD

Miscellaneous issues

Persistence with inhaled corticosteroids Nebulised morphine for dyspnoea