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Bronchiectasis: clinical review


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INTRODUCTION

This resource advises on causes, investigations and managing exacerbations of bronchiectasis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the four radiological types of bronchiectasis, key features of history and examination, and when to refer.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Identify patients with bronchiectasis
  • Understand the role of chest X-rays and lung function measurements in diagnosis and monitoring
  • Recognise key features of bronchiectasis
  • Understand the role of bronchodilators and antibiotics

AUTHOR

Dr Anthony De Soyza, Honorary consultant physician, Freeman Hospital and

Senior lecturer in respiratory medicine, Newcastle University

This resource is provided at an advanced level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.