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Respiratory

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Respiratory is a branch of medicine that specialises in the treatment of diseases that affect the respiratory system, it is also referred to as pulmonology.

 

Respiratory deals with all aspects of the breathing system as well as being involved with intensive care medicine providing life support and mechanical ventilation. This medical speciality deals with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, allergic rhinitis and involved with smoking cessation and sleep apnoea.

It can also cover solid organ transplantation where replacement of the lung is needed for end-stage pulmonary disease from multiple causes.

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Type 2 Inflammation in Upper and Lower Airway Diseases

What is type 2 inflammation and what role does it play in asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP)?

Here we describe the cytokines involved, and how they are used as diagnostic biomarkers for asthma and CRSwNP.