Breathing new life into respiratory medicine? Report of the 2004 BTS Winter Meeting

Powrie, D. J.; Hurst, J. R.
March 2005
Thorax;Mar2005, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p183
Academic Journal
The article presents an overview of some of the key topics presented at the BTS Winter Meeting held in London in December 2004. It is an ideal forum for the Society to raise the profile of respiratory medicine. A symposium on susceptibility and disease progression was well attended and there were a further eight spoken and poster sessions. A lot of interest was focused on exacerbations. Sessions on pulmonary rehabilitation revealed the importance of respiratory muscle strength in exercise limitation, the possible use of upper arm circumference as an estimate of body mass index and improvements in weight and health status following food fortification and dietary advice.


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