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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
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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