Respiratory

Webinar: Practical prescribing for respiratory infections

 Dr Mark Thomas, an Infectious Diseases Physician with Auckland City Hospital talked about when to and when not to prescribe antibiotics, as well as recommended treatment regimes for common respiratory conditions seen in primary care, including pneumonia, acute bronchitis and the common cold. 

MedTalk Series: Asthma in children

Dr Diana North, Goodfellow Unit GP Advisor talks with Dr David McNamara, Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Specialist employed at Starship Childrens Hospital in Auckland, NZ. 

Dr McNamara discusses what is new in the diagnosis and management of asthma in children up to 16 years of age. The goals of treatment and using a stepped approach to treatment in children is overviewed, as well as:

Non-pharmacological management of COPD - Fiona Horwood

Dr Fiona Horwood talks about non-pharmacological management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Fiona is Clinical Head for General Medicine and a Respiratory Physician at Counties Manukau DHB.

  

Chronic Cough - Fiona Horwood

Dr Fiona Horwood talks about the management of chronic cough in primary care. Fiona is clinical head of general medicine and a respiratory physician at Counties Manukau DHB. Fiona overviews the basics of the cough mechanism and its various causes as well as when to seek further tests/interventions.

  

MedTalk Series: Respiratory Infections in Children

Emma Best and Stephen Howie talk with Dr Diana North, Goodfellow Unit GP Advisor about the management of respiratory illness in children. Emma is a paediatric infectious disease specialist at Starship Hospital and a senior lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Auckland. Dr Stephen Howie is a Paediatrician Waitemata DHB Paediatric and Newborn Services.

Topics covered include:

Goodfellow Unit: MedTalks

Engaging and informative inteviews with specialists providing the latest clinical updates for primary health care. This MedTalk series was recorded in 2017.

Managing acute bronchitis in primary care - Bruce Arroll

Professor Bruce Arroll talks about managing acute bronchitis in primary care. Bruce is a General Practitioner in South Auckland, Director of the Goodfellow Unit and Professor of General Practice at the University of Auckland.

Webinar: An update on adult asthma

Professor John Kolbe reviewed the plethora of new inhalers that have come onto the market. 

The role of inflammation versus spasm in the lungs and the role of inhaled corticosteroids in the management of asthma was covered, as well as inhaled steroids and pneumonia.

The webinar was introduced and moderated by Professor Bruce Arroll, Director of the Goodfellow Unit. 

Asthma management in children

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract.

New Zealand has one of the highest reported cases of asthma globally. In New Zealand the prevalence of asthma is highest amongst children and young adults and is dominant amongst Māori and Pacific children.

Māori and Pacific children:

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