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  • Respiratory Medicine Subject Collection
  • UK Guidance
  • This section covers UK guidelines published since January 2014, 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.
Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma managment 2017 NICE Guideline
Asthma 2017 NICE Quality Standard
Asthma: medicines optimisation priorities 2017 NICE
Mepolizumab for treating severe refractory eosinophilic asthma 2017 NICE
Reslizumab for treating severe eosinophillic asthma 2017 NICE
Thora-3Di for assessing asthma in children 2017 NICE
Alair bronchial thermoplasy system for adults with severe difficult to control asthma 2016 NICE (Medtech Innovation Briefing)
British Guideline on the Management of Asthma 2016 SIGN/British Thoracic Society
Care bundle for asthma 2016 British Thoracic Society
High-dose inhaled corticosteroids in asthma 2015 NICE
Measuring fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration in asthma: NIOX MINO, NIOX VERO and NObreath 2014 NICE
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Chronic Suppurative Disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease factsheet 2017 WHO
Guidelines for the management of non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTM-PD) 2017 British Thoracic Society
Care bundle for COPD 2016 British Thoracic Society
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in adults 2016 NICE
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, Monitoring and ICU
Intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure caused by high spinal cord injuries 2017 NICE
Intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure caused by motor neurone disease 2017 NICE
Smart One for measuring lung function 2017 NICE
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
Mycoplasma pneumoniae 2017 Public Health England
Referral of influenza samples to Respiratory Virus Unit, PHE 2017 Public Health England
Seasonal influenza: guidance for adult critical care units 2017 Public Health England
Care bundle for community acquired pneumonia 2016 British Thoracic Society
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
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV): clinical management and guidance 2016 Public Health England
Pneumonia in adults 2016 NICE
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
Malignant Disease
Ceritinib for untreated ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer 2018 NICE
Plasma EGFR mutation tests for adults with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer 2018 NICE
Nivolumab for previously treated non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer 2017 NICE
Nivolumab for previously treated squamous non-small-cell lung cancer 2017 NICE
Pembrolizumab for treating PD-L1-positive non-small-cell lung cancer after chemotherapy 2017 NICE
Crizotinib for previously treated anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer 2016 NICE
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
Pleural Diseases
British Thoracic Society Clinical Statement on Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations 2017 British Thoracic Society
Endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema 2017 NICE
Air pollution: outdoor air quality and health 2017 NICE Guidance
Cystic fibrosis: diagnosis and management 2017 NICE Guidance
Managing positive results from cystic fibrosis screening 2017 NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme
Bronchiolitis in children 2016 NICE
COMEAP: long-term exposure to air pollution and chronic bronchitis 2016 Public Health England
Lumacaftor-ivacaftor for treating cystic fibrosis homozygous for the F508del mutation 2016 NICE - Technology Appraisal
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 2015 NICE
Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: colistimethate sodium 2014 NICE
Smoking cessation audit report 2016 British Thoraic Society
Smoking: reducing tobacco use 2015 NICE Quality Standards
Guideline on the management of Acute Chest Syndrome in Sickle Cell Disease 2015 British Committee for Standards in Haematology
Therapeutic Interventions
BTS Guideline for oxygen use in adults in healthcare and emergency settings 2017 British Thoracic Society
Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal for acute respiratory failure 2016 NICE
Edoxaban for treating and preventing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism 2015 NICE
Tuberculosis Nurse Competency Framework for TB Prevention, Care and Control 2017 Royal College of Nursing
Tuberculosis 2017 NICE Quality Standard
Service Guidance
Guideline for oxygen use in healthcare and emergency settings 2017 British Thoracic Society
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
  • Evidence Sources
  • ULHT Guidelines (ULHT staff only)
  • Secondary Evidence
  • Includes guidelines, evidence reviews, health technology assessments, policy documents, and systematic reviews.
  • There is a quick guide available on how to search NICE Evidence.
  • Search for Journal Articles
  • To find research articles published in journals you can use the healthcare databases. NICE have produced a quick guide on how to use the databases.
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  • 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.
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    2000-2008   1997-2006
    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.