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All about COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a progressive lung condition that causes breathing difficulties due to airflow obstruction and inflammation. Here, Dr Edward Cetti, renowned consultant respiratory physician, offers expert insights into COPD, including the symptoms, the diagnosis and the available treatment options for the condition.

Exploring bronchoscopy: A guide to the procedure

Bronchoscopy is a medical procedure that allows physicians to examine the airways of the lungs, providing valuable diagnostic and therapeutic insights into respiratory conditions. This minimally invasive technique has revolutionised the field of pulmonology, offering a window into the intricate network of bronchi and bronchioles. In his latest online article, Dr Marcus Pittman delves into the various aspects of bronchoscopy, its applications, procedure, and the significance it holds in the realm of respiratory medicine.

Bronchoscopy: An expert insight into the procedure

A bronchoscopy is a medical procedure performed by a respiratory physician to examine the inside of the airways and the lungs using a tube called a bronchoscope. Here to provide an expert insight into a bronchoscopy procedure, including indications, risks and benefits, is Dr Bhashkar Mukherjee, leading consultant physician in respiratory and internal medicine.

Pleural diseases: your questions answered

Pleural diseases encompass a range of conditions affecting the pleura, the delicate double-layered membrane enveloping the lungs and lining the chest cavity. These conditions can lead to discomfort, impaired lung function, and, in severe cases, life-threatening complications. Distinguished consultant respiratory physician Dr Deepak Rao answers your commonly asked questions about the world of pleural diseases, shedding light on their types, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, prevention, and available treatment options.

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