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News in brief: Algorithm allows asthma diagnosis without aerosol generating procedures; New Optimal Care Pathway for lung cancer; Physicians urged to avoid stigmatising language in medical records

Algorithm allows asthma diagnosis without aerosol generating procedures With the need to avoid using aerosol generating procedures in the diagnosis of asthma during the pandemic, UK respiratory physicians have developed an accurate rule-in algorithm that avoids the need for spirometry. Using data from wheeze on auscultation, blood eosinophilia and home peak flow variability, researchers from ...

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