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Is childhood wheezy bronchitis an early determinant of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? A longitudinal study

In what promises to be the longest-running research of its kind in the world, this Aberdeen-based team is examining evidence of whether children who have episodes of wheezing illness during...

CHSS Fellowship Award 2013: Can bacterial load define chest infections in bronchiectasis?

An obstructive lung disease, bronchiectasis is a common long-term condition caused by permanent damage to the airways. Patients suffer with recurrent cough, sputum production and frequent infections. Antibiotics can help...

Childhood asthma prevalence in 2014 – how and why has this changed over the past 50 years?

The Aberdeen Schools Asthma Survey (ASA) are repeated surveys over the longest period anywhere in the UK, and among the longest anywhere around the world.  The percentage of children with...

Profiling of extra-cellular vesicle microRNAs to identify novel cardiac injury biomarkers

Currently, diagnosis of a heart attack requires a blood test taken 12 hours after the onset of chest pain.  The researchers will investigate new markers found in the blood, microRNAs,...

Streaming Video to Augment Decision Support for Scottish Ambulance Service Treating COPD and OHCA in Edinburgh

Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) frontline paramedics need to be ready to face whatever medical emergencies may arise in the city of Edinburgh in all environments, day or night, and without...