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Bronchiectasis: clinical review

Bronchiectasis: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


September 7, 2016


November 14, 2017

Programme Description

This article, updated in 2016 by Dr Anthony De Soyza, advises on causes, investigations and managing exacerbations. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the four radiological types of bronchiectasis, key features on history and examination, and when to refer.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify patients with bronchiectasis
  • Understand the role of chest X-rays and lung function measurements in diagnosis and monitoring
  • Recognise key features of bronchiectasis
  • Understand the role of bronchodilators and antibiotics
  • Author

    Activity and test author

    Dr Anthony De Soyza
    Honorary consultant physician, Freeman Hospital
    Senior lecturer in respiratory medicine, Newcastle University


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
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