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Category: Lung | In the media
Professor recommends lung cancer screening for older smokers. Following the release of US data, Professor John Field from the University of Liverpool suggests that planning should start immediately for a new lung cancer screening service targeting older smokers in the UK. According to Professor…
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Consultants at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals are using a new form of keyhole surgery for lung cancer, using just one small incision. Our surgical team believes that this may result in less pain, less scarring, reduced recovery time and increased mobility post operation. Conventional…
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Immunosuppressant drugs can increase the risk of latent tuberculosis being reactivated in the body, so Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals are checking patients who receive them. Traditionally used to prevent the body from rejecting a transplanted organ, immunosuppressant drugs are also…
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Professor Michael Polkey, consultant respiratory physician, and Dr Cordingley, consultant in intensive care medicine, discuss the pitfalls of mechanical ventilation and why a respiratory weaning service may be needed. Q. What is mechanical ventilation and why is it needed? A. Mechanical…
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Royal Brompton Hospital opened its specialist 1318nm lung laser theatre in 2010, and continues to lead the way in this innovative field. The lung laser uses a special wavelength laser beam to remove tumours from patients’ lungs, with minimal damage to neighbouring healthy lung tissue. The lung…
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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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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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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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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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