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Coils for the Treatment of Advanced Emphysema: A Growing Body of Evidence and Routine Experience

Coils for the Treatment of Advanced Emphysema: A Growing Body of Evidence and Routine Experience

December 13, 2016 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

*Jean-Marc Fellrath Internal Medicine Department/Service of Pneumology, Pourtalès Hospital, Neuchâtel, Switzerland *Correspondence to Jean-Marc.Fellrath@h-ne.ch Disclosure: Prof Jean-Marc Fellrath has received honoraria as a consultant and speaker from PneumRx Ltd and Pulmonx. Support: The authors would like to thank Dr. Caroline Charles for medical writing assistance with this manuscript. Received: 05.05.16Read More

Modifying Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency-Related Emphysema: From Evidence to Practice

Modifying Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency-Related Emphysema: From Evidence to Practice

October 20, 2016 at 8:30 AM 0 comments

This symposium took place on 6th September 2016 as a part of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in London, UK  Chairpersons: Noel Gerard McElvaney,1 Ilaria Ferrarotti2 Speakers: Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko,3 Kenneth R. Chapman,4 A. Rembert Koczulla5 1. Professor of Medicine, Head of Department, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland 2. CentreRead More

Device Matters: Looking Beyond the Drug

Device Matters: Looking Beyond the Drug

October 20, 2016 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

This satellite symposium took place on 4th September 2016 as a part of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in London, UK Chairperson: Helen Reddel1 Speakers: Kai-Michael Beeh,2 John Haughney,3 Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich,Henry Chrystyn5 1. Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia 2. Insaf Respiratory Research Institute, Wiesbaden, Germany 3. CentreRead More

Why, When, and How? Optimising the Management of Patients with Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

Why, When, and How? Optimising the Management of Patients with Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

October 20, 2016 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

Summary of the symposium which took place on 5th September 2016 as a part of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in London, UK Chairperson: Ian Pavord1 Speakers: Roland Buhl,2 Richard W. Costello,3 Mario Castro4 1. Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Oxford, Honorary Consultant Physician, University of Oxford Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford,Read More

Editor’s Pick: Respiratory Symptoms, Lung Function Impairment, and Chronic Respiratory Diseases Among Crop Farmers: Assessment by Job Exposure Matrices

Editor’s Pick: Respiratory Symptoms, Lung Function Impairment, and Chronic Respiratory Diseases Among Crop Farmers: Assessment by Job Exposure Matrices

October 20, 2016 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

My choice is based on his recognised expertise around the study of chronic respiratory diseases potentially affecting employees in farms. Dr Stoleski and colleagues present, in the current journal, a cross-sectional study evaluating the incidence of respiratory symptoms and diseases among crop farmers. This study is very interesting, further underliningRead More

A Confounding Case: Pneumococcal Pneumonia Unmasking Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

A Confounding Case: Pneumococcal Pneumonia Unmasking Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

October 20, 2016 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

*Ashok Arbat, Sneha Tirpude, Mitesh K. Dave, Sukhant Bagdia, Sameer Arbat Department of Pulmonology, KRIMS Hospitals, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India *Correspondence to ashok_arbat@yahoo.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 21.04.16 Accepted: 26.08.16 Citation: EMJ Respir. 2016;4[1]:82-85. Abstract We report a case of systemic lupus erythematosus in a 27-year-oldRead More

Smoking Cessation with Lung Cancer: Not Too Little, Never Too Late!

Smoking Cessation with Lung Cancer: Not Too Little, Never Too Late!

October 20, 2016 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

*Rachel Gemine,1 Keir Lewis2 1. Research and Development, Hywel Dda University Health Board; College of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK 2. Department of Respiratory Medicine, Prince Philip Hospital, Hywel Dda University Health Board; College of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK *Correspondence to Rachel.Roberts3@wales.nhs.uk Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts ofRead More

Thoracic Surgery and Transplantation

Thoracic Surgery and Transplantation

October 20, 2016 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

*Marcello Migliore Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery and Medical Specialties, University of Catania, Catania, Italy *Correspondence to mmiglior@unict.it Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 20.06.16 Accepted: 27.09.16 Citation: EMJ Respir. 2016;4[1]:92-96. Abstract Major changes are bringing a new dimension to thoracic surgery and lung transplantation.Read More

Therapeutic Effect of Whole Lung Lavage on Pneumoconiosis

Therapeutic Effect of Whole Lung Lavage on Pneumoconiosis

October 20, 2016 at 8:23 AM 0 comments

Hongmei Zhang,1 *Pei Liu,2 Hongmei Zheng,3 Deng Chunyan,2 *Yanjun Zeng4 1. Department of Respiratory medicine, Taihe Hospital , Hubei University of Medicine, Hubei, China, Hongmei Zhang email: houyu791614@sina.com 2. Department of Intensive Care Unit, Taihe Hospital ,Hubei University of Medicine, Hubei, China, Pei Liu email: lpwelcom0545@sina.com, Deng Chunyan email: 15272297386@139.com 3.Read More

Non-Intubated Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery from Multi to Uniport Approaches: Single-Centre Experience

Non-Intubated Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery from Multi to Uniport Approaches: Single-Centre Experience

October 20, 2016 at 8:22 AM 0 comments

*Tommaso Claudio Mineo,1 Vincenzo Ambrogi,1,2 Francesco Sellitri1 1. Official Awake Thoracic Surgery Research Group, Policlinico Tor Vergata, Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy 2. Chief of the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Unit, Policlinico Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy *Correspondence to mineo@uniroma2.it Disclosure: The authors have declared noRead More