Respiratory medicine is …

Respiratory anatomy

Resources for …

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Respiratory physiology and Pulmonary function

Basic spirometry, full pulmonary function, LTOT and ambulatory O2 assessment, CPET, fitness to fly, hyperventilation assessment, 6mwt

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Respiratory Pathology

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Respiratory radiology

  • CXR, HRCT, CTPA, lung cancer imaging and PET

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Clinical Skills

  • History and examination

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Common respiratory presentations

i.e. persistant cough, haemoptysis the differential and the common sequence of investigations

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Airways disease

  • Asthma incl ABPA
  • COPD incl LTOT, pulm rehab, smoking cessation and surgical options

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Lung cancer

  • Including lung cancer screening킠킠and bronchoscopy

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Pulmonary infection

  • 킠Community Acquired Pneumonia, ventilator associated pneumonia
  • 킠Pneumonia in the immunocompromised host (HIV/AIDS)
  • 킠TB and non tuberculous mycobacterium


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Pleural disease

  • 킠Unilateral pleural effusion
  • 킠Pleural infection
  • 킠Spontaneous pneumothorax

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Cystic fibrosis and non CF- bronchiectasis

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킠Pulmonary vascular disease

  • PTE and chronic PTEPH
  • Pulmonary hypertension

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킠Interstitial lung disease

  • UIP
  • other forms of interstitial pneumonias (e.g NSIP)
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Asbestos related lung disease

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Sleep disorders

  • Obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnea syndrome

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Rare lung diseases

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킠The critical respiratory patient

  • 킠Respiratory failure / ABG analysis
  • 킠Non invasive ventilation
  • 킠Invasive ventilation
  • 킠ARDS

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General respiratory resources킠

  • Interactive Cases and self assessment

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Curriculum by Dr Philip Reid, Specialist Registrar in Respiratory Medicine, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary







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