Airway management in the critically ill patient

The younger child has markedly reduced physiological reserves and so has potential for rapid deterioration towards decompensated cardiopulmonary failure and cardiac arrest, unless timeous and effective support occurs.

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Ventilation: Lessons from ARDS

Daily, thousands of patients with respiratory failure are kept alive by mechanical ventilation (MV). Simultaneously, MV with positive pressure is unphysiological, and can traumatise lungs.

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Can GOLD guidelines benefit low-income patients?

The Global initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) strategy document has become the go-to guide for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Clinical relevance of small airway disease

The bronchial tree continuously divides down to the 23rd generation (division). One consequence of this division is that the mucosal surface area of the airways is relative larger in the distal lung than in the proximal lung. This may be important when dealing with an airway disease.

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The treatment of asthma

Asthma prevalence is increasing worldwide and surveys indicate that the majority of patients in developed and developing countries do not receive optimal care.

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RTIs linked to asthma

An international study of 154 492 European children found that those who had had upper respiratory infections, such as colds, sinusitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis and otitis, by the age of five years had a 1.5-fold increased risk of developing asthma in later life.

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Cough treatment

These receptors generate information that reaches the central nervous system.

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New agent for a poorly controlled condition

Asthma is common. In SA, it is estimated that 20% of adolescent children have asthma. And, despite the fact that the mortality from asthma is falling, individuals with asthma still have a significantly impaired quality of life.

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