Asthma and Landscape Fire Smoke: A position statement of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
7 December 2023View
Landscape fires are increasing in frequency and severity globally. They cause large health and socioeconomic burden for communities and governments. People with asthma are particularly vulnerable to the effects of landscape fire smoke exposure. View our infographic below for more details
Long COVID Infographic
29 August 2023View
Treatable Traits is a model of care that can be used to address the complexity of Long COVID. Learn more by downloading our infographic
Treatable Traits across different healthcare settings (PDF)
21 February 2023View
How can Treatable Traits be applied across different healthcare settings? Download our infographic to find out more
Stress and Asthma (PDF)
6 September 2022View
Stress is the reaction to a potentially threatening or demanding situation, which can be acute or chronic. Many people report that stress triggers their asthma and this has been linked to poor asthma prognosis.
Chronic Breathlessness Syndrome (PDF)
8 July 2022View
Chronic breathlessness is a common symptom in people with chronic respiratory diseases. Chronic breathlessness is complex, while commonly caused by chronic lung conditions, there are many other underlying contributing factors. However, chronic breathlessness often persists despite treatment of underlying conditions. Learn more about chronic breathlessness using our infographic
Oral Corticosteroid Burden (PDF)
22 March 2022View
In a single year one quarter of people with asthma have cumulative exposure to oral corticosteroid levels associated with long term toxicity.
Airflow Limitation (PDF)
27 January 2022View
Airflow limitation means that the flow of air through the airways is impaired. The presence, level and severity of airflow limitation can be different for people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Oral corticosteroids stewardship for asthma in adults and adolescents: A position paper from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
30 September 2021View
Oral corticosteroids (OCS) are an effective treatment for acute and chronic severe asthma. However the indiscriminate use of OCS poses a risk of serious side effects and irreversible harm. There is an urgent need to introduce OCS stewardship approaches.
Airway Disease Heterogeneity (PDF)
16 September 2021View
Not all asthma or COPD are the same. These conditions are complex and heterogeneous in terms of their associated traits and comorbidities. Learn more using our infographic below.
What is Multidimensional Assessment? (PDF)
1 September 2021View
Multidimensional assessment is a systematic assessment of a patient’s symptoms and comorbidities. Learn more using our infographic below.
What is Treatable Traits? (PDF)
28 April 2021View
Treatable Traits is a model of care designed to address the heterogeneity of chronic airway diseases, such as COPD and asthma. Learn more using our infographic below.