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Associations and Organizations
Many of these professional associations and advocacy organizations offer clinical practice guidelines, conferences, continuing education, networking opportunities, and funding opportunities.
Selected Online Resources
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Part of the National Institutes of Health, the NHLBI's site offers information on funding and research, clinical trials, training, and educational materials.
NICE Guidance: Respiratory conditions
From the British National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, NICE Guidance includes published guidelines, as well as those in development.
Air Pollution & Respiratory Health
This Center for Disease Control site includes links to resources throughout the CDC, other government agencies, and beyond.
Pulmonary Function Testing
This tutorial from the University of Washington includes information on exam techniques, evaluating exam results, differential diagnosis, and evidence base.
The Lung Exam
This guide to lung examination was developed at the University of California - San Diego.
Virtual Patient Reference Library: A Man with Cough and Dyspnea
Developed at Harvard Medical School, this case study provides tutorials on the physical examination, differential diagnosis, pulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary function testing, and mechanical and non-mechanical ventilation.
Pulmonary Pathology Index
Developed by the University of Utah, this guide contains photos of lungs in normal and diseased states.
Rare Lung Diseases Consortium
This collaborative network of clinical centers and patient support organizations is working with the National Institutes of Health to expedite clinical research and improve treatment for rare lung diseases.
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