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Category: News | Lung
Getting the right treatment for sleep disorders is vital for patient welfare. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is one of the most common respiratory disorders. And due to our ageing population and high levels of obesity, it’s prevalence is increasing. But OSA often goes undiagnosed in the general…
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Category: News | Lung
Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and accounts for approximately 13 per cent of all cancers. It also has the highest mortality rate in the UK for both males and females. But with two different surgical approaches available, it is not always clear which option would be best. At…
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Category: News | Lung
People who experience breathlessness during exercise tend to be diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma. However, for some patients, these symptoms are not alleviated by standard asthma treatments. Instead, the cause may be a laryngeal obstruction. At Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals…
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Category: News | Lung
Allergy is the most common chronic disease in Europe, and the UK has some of the highest prevalence rates of allergic conditions in the world. Roughly half of the population suffer from at least one allergy. Allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to substances called allergens. Common…
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Category: Heart | Lung
At RB&HH Specialist Care, we work closely with health professionals, GPs and international embassies to facilitate rapid referrals. Patients referred to us receive the very best care and clinical expertise. Our internationally-renowned consultants provide expert assessments and offer state-of-…
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Category: Lung
Thanks to innovative new treatments, our consultants can give chronic emphysema patients a new lease on life with endobronchial valves, lung volume reduction coils, and lung volume reduction surgery. Emphysema is a long-term progressive disease of the lungs that causes difficulty in breathing. It…
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Category: News | Lung
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways characterised by variable and recurring respiratory symptoms, airflow limitation or obstruction and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. Many diseases present with symptoms similar to those associated with asthma. If doctors are able to confirm…
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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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Category: Lung | In the media
Research suggests that improvements in diagnosis and treatment is lowering the death rate for lung cancer. New research released by Cancer Research UK and Professor Peter Sasieni, from Queen Mary, University of London, suggests that death rates from some types of cancer will fall by up to half…
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