Main inclusion criteria
Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), respiratory diseases and normal development and function of the respiratory system.
Advice on health categories
Includes studies of the upper and lower respiratory tract, including nasal cavity, sinuses, larynx, vocal cords, trachea and lungs. Studies of the elements of the throat shared with the digestive system (e.g. pharynx and epiglottis) may be coded as Oral and Gastrointestinal depending on the context of the research.
Studies of allergies in asthma sufferers can be coded as 50% Inflammatory and Immune System for allergies and 50% Respiratory for asthma.
Excludes respiratory infections which should be coded as Infection.
Note there is specific guidance for coding research related to smoking, tobacco and smoking-related diseases.
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