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Facing the Worldwide Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance

Facing the Worldwide Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance

December 11, 2017 at 11:40 AM 0 comments

A narrative summary of selected presentations that took place on 11th−12th May 2017, as part of the Encuentro Latinoamericano de Infecciones Respiratorias Recurrentes (ELAIR) educational event in Mexico City, Mexico Speaker: Javier Garau Hospital Universitari Mutua de Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain Disclosure: Prof Garau has accepted grants, speaker fees, and conferenceRead More

Immunomodulation: Basic Concepts and Clinical Application

Immunomodulation: Basic Concepts and Clinical Application

December 11, 2017 at 11:40 AM 0 comments

A narrative summary of selected presentations that took place on 11th−12th May 2017, as part of the Encuentro Latinoamericano de Infecciones Respiratorias Recurrentes (ELAIR) educational event in Mexico City, Mexico Speaker: José Antonio Ortega Martell Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, Pachuca, Mexico Disclosure: Prof Ortega Martell has received an honorariumRead More

Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Children and Adults: Burden and Management

Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Children and Adults: Burden and Management

December 11, 2017 at 11:40 AM 0 comments

A narrative summary of selected presentations that took place on 11th–12th May 2017, as part of the Encuentro Latinoamericano de Infecciones Respiratorias Recurrentes (ELAIR) educational event in Mexico City, Mexico Speakers: Ricardo L. Marengo,1 Alberto Ciceran,2 Blanca E. Del Río Navarro3 1. University Institute CEMIC, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2. UniversityRead More

Wheezing and Infection-Triggered Asthma Exacerbation: Is Prevention in Early Childhood Possible?

Wheezing and Infection-Triggered Asthma Exacerbation: Is Prevention in Early Childhood Possible?

December 11, 2017 at 11:40 AM 0 comments

A narrative summary of selected presentations that took place on 11th−12th May 2017, as part of the Encuentro Latinoamericano de Infecciones Respiratorias Recurrentes (ELAIR) educational event in Mexico City, Mexico Speakers: Manuel E. Soto-Martínez,1 José Antonio Ortega Martell,2 Marcus H. Jones3 1. Pediatric Pulmonologist, Hospital Nacional de Niños, Universidad deRead More

Transitioning Clinical Data into Patient Care: Recent Real-Life Experiences with Alpha 1

Transitioning Clinical Data into Patient Care: Recent Real-Life Experiences with Alpha 1

October 26, 2017 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

This satellite symposium took place on 11th September 2017, as part of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Milan, Italy Chairpersons: Jan Stolk,1 Berend Stoel1 Speakers: David Parr,2 Joachim H. Ficker,3 Charlie Strange,4 Jan Stolk1 1. Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands 2. University Hospitals Coventry and WarwickshireRead More

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions

October 26, 2017 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

The two symposia reviewed here took place on 11th and 12th September 2017, as part of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Milan, Italy Chairpersons: James Chalmers,1 Charles Haworth,2 David Griffith3 Speakers: Felix C. Ringshausen,4 Jakko van Ingen,5 Stefano Aliberti,6 Timothy Aksamit,7 David Griffith,3 Michael Loebinger,8 Won-Jung Koh9Read More

Editor’s Pick: Allergen Challenge Testing in Atopic Asthma Pharmaceutical Research: Past, Present, and Future Directions

Editor’s Pick: Allergen Challenge Testing in Atopic Asthma Pharmaceutical Research: Past, Present, and Future Directions

October 26, 2017 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

Over the years, the study of the pathophysiology and pharmacology of allergen-induced asthma has been based on several allergen inhalation challenge models, which have specific benefits and disadvantages. In this issue of the journal, an interesting review provided by Blais et al. covers the utility of different allergen models inRead More

‘No Stent Left Behind': A Review of Stent Removal and Related Complications

‘No Stent Left Behind': A Review of Stent Removal and Related Complications

October 26, 2017 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

Ayoub Innabi,1 Sarenthia Mcclelland,1 Tuhina Raman,2 Bashar Alzghoul,1 *Nikhil Meena2 1. Division of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA 2. Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA *Correspondence to nkmeena@uams.edu Disclosure: The authors haveRead More

Managing Extubation and the Post Extubation Period in the Intensive Care Unit

Managing Extubation and the Post Extubation Period in the Intensive Care Unit

October 26, 2017 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

Stephen Glover, *Alastair Glossop Department of Critical Care, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK *Correspondence to alastair.glossop@sth.nhs.uk Disclosure: Alastair Glossop has received honoraria, travel expenses, and speaker fees from Armstrong Medical UK Ltd. between September 2015 and the present time. Received: 09.06.17 Accepted: 20.09.17 Citation: EMJ Respir. 2017;5[1]:85-91.Read More

A Patient Perspective: Identifying and Understanding the Barriers Associated with the Diagnostic Delay of Lung Cancer

A Patient Perspective: Identifying and Understanding the Barriers Associated with the Diagnostic Delay of Lung Cancer

October 26, 2017 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

Lucy Louise Elizabeth Hill, Gareth Collier, *Rachel Elizabeth Gemine Hywel Dda University Health Board, Llanelli, UK *Correspondence to Rachel.E.Gemine@wales.nhs.uk Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 16.01.17 Accepted: 18.09.17 Citation: EMJ Respir. 2017;5[1]:92-98. Abstract Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and is a fundamental healthRead More