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Asthma-COPD overlap: diagnosis and management

Many general practice nurses will encounter people who appear to have a diagnosis of COPD but with some aspects of asthma in their history, or vice versa. This guide aims to help you identify these patients and to optimise their management

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Managing adult malnutrition in the community, 2017

This multi-professional consensus guideline aims to support healthcare professionals in the community, including general practice nurses, to identify and manage individuals at risk of malnutrition and particularly disease-related malnutrition, including the appropriate use of oral nutritional supplements (ONS).    

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Hayfever: clinical review

Hayfever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) is often trivialised but it can cause severe symptoms, and reduce quality of life and educational performance. Hayfever can progress to, or worsen, asthma. Primary healthcare professionals are ideally placed to help patients with hayfever, including pre-emptively selecting patients who have been badly affected in previous years and advising them on an early start to regular preventive therapy or allergen-specific immunotherapy.

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13 March 2018Vol 48 • Number 3


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