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Category: Lung
A new drug is now available for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, to slow the deterioration in lung function. A big step forward for IPF patients In April 2013, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) approved the use of the drug, pirfenidone, for the management of…
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Category: Lung
Opened by Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, the Royal Brompton Centre for Sleep offers a range of diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with sleep problems. From snoring to sexsonmia, sleep apnoea to narcolepsy, our expert consultants diagnose and treat all manner of…
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Category: Lung
Thoracic surgery has seen many changes over the years. Mr Niall McGonigle, consultant thoracic surgeon, discusses the benefits of video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and how this is used to treat multiple conditions and health problems. Minimally invasive thoracic surgery has many advantages…
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Category: Lung
Surgery to transplant a lung lobe from a living donor is offered by very few centres around the world, due to the complex nature of the surgery, and the pre- and post-operative care required, yet this pioneering procedure is available at Harefield Hospital. Lung transplantation is often the last…
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Category: News | Lung
Fulham Football Club wanted to ensure its players had the best respiratory function and to ensure their lung health was in optimal condition. The team physician turned to Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital Specialist Care for help. Dr Steve Lewis, Fulham Football Club's team physician, was…
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Category: Lung | News
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is diagnosed in over 900,000 Britons each year. Non-invasive endobronchial valves and coils are now giving new life to patients with emphysema. Emphysema and bronchitis are debilitating conditions - linked to smoking, occupational exposure to…
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Category: News | Lung
London’s renowned Royal Brompton Hospital has recently expanded its capacity for patients who require weaning from invasive ventilation. This complex service has drawn patients to the hospital from across the globe due to the expertise of the staff and the excellent facilities. Observational…
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Category: Lung | In the media
A study on estimated cancer mortality rates, published in the Annals of Oncology, found that lung cancer deaths in European women is set overtake breast cancer deaths within the next two to three years. Since 2009, lung cancer death rates in women in Europe has increased by seven per cent, while…
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Category: Lung
The new Paediatric Sleep and Ventilation Unit was opened at Royal Brompton Hospital by Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands. The unit, which was funded by the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity, will help around 1,000 children each year who experience difficulties breathing at night.…
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Category: Lung | In the media
As research suggests an increase in lung cancer, consider booking a lung cancer risk assessment clinic to put your mind at ease. A study in cancer rates predicts that in the next 30 years the number of women with lung cancer will more than treble. The number is estimated to go up from its current…
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