Chronic Respiratory Diseases

Chronic respiratory disease (CRD) is an umbrella term to describe diseases that affect the lungs and airways. Common types include: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), cystic fibrosis, lung cancer and sleep apnea. Risk factors for CRDs include tobacco smoke, air pollution, occupational chemicals and dusts and childhood respiratory infections. This page contains documents and resources related to CRDs.



PHO Rounds: Alcohol Risk and Policy: Epidemiology and Outcomes of Alcohol-associated Liver Disease in Adolescents and Young Adults

This edition of PHO Rounds highlights the substantial increase in liver-related end organ complications and mortality from alcohol experienced by adolescents and young adults (AYAs) in Ontario, with specific attention to the consequences of alcohol-associated hepatitis (AH).

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Updated 20 Nov 2019