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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 360 out of 1,785 open petitions, and 16,165 out of 111,867 petitions ever created.

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Open

Created By

Charlotte West

Created On

Friday 8 February 2019

Closing Date

Wednesday 7 August 2019