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  • Respiratory Medicine Subject Collection
  • A collection of all the library resources available for respiratory medicine practitioners.
  • Key to journal listings
  • ULH = access permitted for ULHT staff only.
    LPT = access permitted for LPFT staff only.
    LCHS = access permitted for LCHS staff only.
    $ = access by username and password; contact the library for details.
    (18), (12), (6), (3) - content is embargoed for the last 18, 12, 6 or 3 months etc.
  • UK Guidance
  • This section covers UK guidelines published since January 2012, and is updated every other month. For the very latest guidance or for international guidelines, please search using NICE Evidence or the TRIP Database.
  • New additions to the page are coloured blue.
High-dose inhaled corticosteroids in asthma 2015 NICE
British Guideline on the Management of Asthma 2014 British Thoracic Society/SIGN
Measuring fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration in asthma: NIOX MINO, NIOX VERO and NObreath 2014 NICE
Omalizumab for treating severe persistent allergic asthma (review of technology appraisal guidance 133) 2013 NICE
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Chronic Suppurative Disease
Nintedanib for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 2016 NICE
COPD: aclidinium/formoterol 2015 NICE
COPD: Olodaterol 2015 NICE
COPD: Umeclidium inhaler (Incruse) 2015 NICE
Guidelines for home oxygen use in adults 2015 British Thoracic Society
Insertion of endobronchial nitinol coils to improve lung function in emphysema 2015 NICE
A care bundles based-approach to improving standards of care in COPD and community-acquired pneumonia 2014 British Thoraic Society
Quality standards for pulmonary rehabilitation in adults 2014 British Thoracic Society
Diagnosis and management of suspected idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 2013 NICE
Pirfenidone for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 2013 NICE
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2013 NICE Pathways
Diagnosis, Monitoring and ICU
BTS/ICS Guidelines for the ventilatory management of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure in adults 2016 British Thoracic Society
Respiratory management of children with neuromuscular weakness quality standard 2014 British Thoracic Society
Infections and Immunologically - based Disorders
Diagnosis and management of common respiratory viral infections in patients undergoing treatment for haematological malignancies or stem cell transplantation 2016 British Committee for Standards in Haematology
Annotated guideline for the management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in adults 2015 British Thoracic Society
Investigation of bronchoalveolar lavage, sputum and associated specimens 2015 Public Health England
Pneumonia 2014 NICE
Hospital-acquired pneumonia caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: telavancin 2014 NICE
Prophylactic Treatment of pneumonic plague 2013 Health Protection Agency
Investigation of Bronchoalveolar Lavage, Sputum and Associated Specimens 2013 Health Protection Agency
Malignant Disease
Erlotinib and gefitinib for treating non-small-cell lung cancer that has progressed after prior chemotherapy 2015 NICE
BTS Guidelines for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules 2015 British Thoracic Society
Nintedanib for previously treated locally advanced, metastatic, or locally recurrent non-small-cell lung cancer  2015 NICE
Afatinab for treating epidermal growth factor receptor mutation-positive locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer 2014 NICE
Lung cancer 2014 NICE Pathways
Management of lung cancer 2014 SIGN
Pemextred maintainance treatment following induction therapy with pemextred and cisplatin for non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer 2014 NICE
Improving the Pathological Diagnosis of Lung cancer: Phase 2: Detailed Study of Current Practice 2013 Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
Pleural Diseases
COMEAP: long-term exposure to air pollution and chronic bronchitis 2016 Public Health England
Bronchiolitis in children 2015 NICE
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 2015 NICE
Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: colistimethate sodium 2014 NICE
Sleep Disordered Breathing
Smoking: reducing tobacco use 2015 NICE Quality Standards
Quality standard for smoking cessation 2013 NICE Quality Standards
Smoking: tobacco harm-reduction approaches 2013 NICE Pathways
Tobacco: harm-reduction approaches to smoking 2013 NICE
Guideline on the management of Acute Chest Syndrome in Sickle Cell Disease 2015 British Committee for Standards in Haematology
Therapeutic Interventions
Edoxaban for treating and preventing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism 2015 NICE
Pulmonary embolism and recurrent venous thromboembolism - rivaroxaban 2013 NICE
Tuberculosis 2016 NICE
Service Guidance
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in adults 2016 NICE Quality Standards
Pneumonia in adults 2016 NICE Quality Standards
Care Bundles-Based Approach to Improving Standards of Care in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Community Acquired Pneumonia 2014 British Thoracic Society
Quality standards for the respiratory management of children with neuromuscular weakness 2014 British Thoracic Society
  • Step-by-Step Evidence Ladder
  • 1. ULHT Guidelines (ULH intranet only)
  • Check to see if ULHT Guidelines exist:
  • 2. Point of Care Tools
  • UpToDate is now available
  • Only use this link if you have registered for UpToDate.
  • To register, go to the front page of the ULHT Intranet, scroll down to Popular Links and click on Library and Knowledge Services. Click the UptoDate link to go to the registration page.
  • Use this help-sheet to see how to register step-by-step.
  • Once you've registered you may access UpToDate from here, or any personal device.
  • You must renew your registration every 3 months. You will receive an email. To renew, open UpToDate from our intranet page and login.
  • 3. Secondary Evidence
  • Includes guidelines, evidence reviews, health technology assessments, policy documents, and systematic reviews.
  • 4. Search for Journal Articles
  • To find research articles published in journals, use the healthcare databases. For help, please see our how-to guide.
  • * NHS Athens username & password required
  • Patient Information Leaflets
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  • These RSS feeds show recently published news, evidence and key journal articles.
  • Items from the HeLLO: Current Awareness Bulletin, and the Guidelines, Policies and Evidence Reviews feeds should be available fulltext. Just click on an item in the list.
  • Please use our journal article request service to obtain articles from the Key Research feed.
  • Print Journals
  • For a complete list of holdings, see our print journals section.
  • GranthamLincolnLouthPilgrimeJounals
    2000-2008   1999- $
    European Respiratory Journal
       2003-MAR 2012 
  • In addition we offer the following services:
  • Journal Article Requests - ask the library to source and then send you a journal article.
  • Literature Searching - ask a librarian to search the literature or evidence on a specific topic.
  • Current Awareness Bulletin - for the latest news in hospital, mental health and community care.
  • Tailored alerts - keep yourself up-to-date with the latest news and research for a specific project, clinical trial or a topic of interest.
  • What's hot - evidence on topics of current interest, including 7-day working, AAA, PPCI, the Keogh Review, Sepsis and Integrated Care.
  • Information Skills Training - learn how to search or appraise the literature yourself by requesting literature searching or critical appraisal training.