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Set up screening programme for adult scoliosis patients for respiratory problems

Severe scoliosis can cause breathing problems and respiratory failure. Some scoliosis patients have been unexpectedly told they need oxygen and ventilators and may be in respiratory failure before they are treated.

If lung function tests and sleep studies were carried out on these patients annually, the signs of respiratory failure would be picked up earlier, and they would be able to receive other forms of treatment such as pulmonary rehab and inhalers, rather than going straight on to oxygen and ventilators.

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Currently ranked 331 out of 1,661 open petitions, and 16,010 out of 107,494 petitions ever created.

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Open

Created By

Charlotte West

Created On

Friday 8 February 2019

Closing Date

Wednesday 7 August 2019