Influence of Air Pollution on Respiratory Disease

Influence of Air Pollution on Respiratory Disease

October 24, 2014 at 9:25 AM 0 comments

*Frank J. Kelly MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health and NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Environmental Hazards, King’s College, London, UK *Correspondence to frank.kelly@kcl.ac.uk Disclosure: The author’s research was funded in part by the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit (NIHR HPRU) in Health Impact ofRead More

Brief Clinical Review: Non-Responding Pneumonia

Brief Clinical Review: Non-Responding Pneumonia

October 24, 2014 at 9:18 AM 0 comments

Simon Finch, *James D. Chalmers Tayside Respiratory Research Group, University of Dundee and Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland *Correspondence to jchalmers@dundee.ac.uk Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 05.05.14 Accepted: 24.07.14 Citation: EMJ Respir. 2014;2:104-111. Abstract A slowly resolving or non-resolving pneumonia (NRP) is a common clinical dilemma,Read More

Poor Asthma Control, Device Handling and Phenotype

Poor Asthma Control, Device Handling and Phenotype

December 30, 2013 at 8:46 AM 0 comments

Summary of Presentations Given at the Teva Symposium, ERS Annual Congress 2013, Barcelona, Spain Chair: Roberto Rodiguez-Roisin1 J. Christian Virchow,2 Cynthia Rand,3 Richard Dekhuijzen,4 Michael Wechsler5 1. Senior Consultant Physician, Service of Respiratory Medicine, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain 2. Head, Department of Intervnal Medicine, Pulmonary Division, University of Rostock, Germany 3. PulmonaryRead More

Long-Term Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) For COPD Patients With Chronic Respiratory Failure

Long-Term Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) For COPD Patients With Chronic Respiratory Failure

October 16, 2013 at 6:30 PM 0 comments

Stefano Nava,1 Begüm Ergan2 1. Respiratory and Critical Care, Sant’Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Department of Specialist, Diagnostic and Experimental Medicine (DIMES), Bologna, Italy 2. Medical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey Disclosure: SNRead More

Bronchial Allergen Challenges in Asthma Research

Bronchial Allergen Challenges in Asthma Research

October 10, 2013 at 8:19 PM 0 comments

Johannes Schulze Department of Allergy, Pneumology, and Cystic Fibrosis, Children’s Hospital, Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 21.06.13 Accepted: 10.10.13 Citation: EMJ Respir. 2013;1:87-91. Abstract In the development of new antiallergic or antiasthmatic therapies, mouse models have helped to identify novel therapeutic agents. Before a medication isRead More

Recombinant Allergens in Diagnosis and Therapy of Allergic Diseases

Recombinant Allergens in Diagnosis and Therapy of Allergic Diseases

October 2, 2013 at 8:28 PM 0 comments

Alessandra Scaparrotta,1 Anna Cingolani,1 Marina Attanasi,1 Marzia Cerasa,1 Rita Nigro,1 Sabrina Di Pillo,1 Francesco Chiarelli2 1. Allergy and Respiratory Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University of Chieti, Italy 2. Department of Paediatrics, University of Chieti, Italy Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 18.07.13 Accepted: 02.10.13 Citation: EMJ Respir. 2013;1:101-107. Abstract The component-resolvedRead More

Bronchoscopic Nitinol Coil Implantation – A New Lung Volume Reduction Strategy in COPD

Bronchoscopic Nitinol Coil Implantation – A New Lung Volume Reduction Strategy in COPD

September 30, 2013 at 6:37 PM 0 comments

Konstantina Kontogianni, Ralf Eberhardt Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Care Medicine, Thoraxklinik, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 02.09.13 Accepted: 30.09.13 Citation: EMJ Respir. 2013;1:72-78. Abstract Emphysema is a progressive, debilitating disease characterised by irreversible destruction of lung tissue. The gas trapping within the destroyedRead More

Effectiveness of Inhaler Devices in Adult Asthma and COPD

Effectiveness of Inhaler Devices in Adult Asthma and COPD

September 26, 2013 at 6:31 PM 0 comments

Nicolas Roche,1 Henry Chrystyn,2 Federico Lavorini,3 Alvar Agusti,4 J. Christian Virchow,5 Richard Dekhuijzen,6 David Price7 1. Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine, Cochin Hospital Group, AP-HP, University Paris Descartes, Paris, France 2. Division of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK 3. Department of Experimental andRead More

Pharmacological Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – An Update

Pharmacological Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – An Update

September 5, 2013 at 8:32 PM 0 comments

Paolo Spagnolo,1 Hilario Nunes,2 Wim A. Wuyts3 1. Centre for Rare Lung Diseases, Respiratory Disease Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences for Children and Adults, University Hospital of Modena, Italy 2. Assistance Publique, Hôpitaux de Paris, Service de Pneumologie, Hôpital Avicenne, Bobigny, Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris, France 3.Read More

Asthma in Pregnancy

Asthma in Pregnancy

August 31, 2013 at 8:24 PM 0 comments

István Ivancsó, Anikó Bohács, Noémi Eszes, György Losonczy, Lilla Tamási Department of Pulmonology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 29.05.13 Accepted: 31.08.13 Citation: EMJ Respir. 2013;1:92-100. Abstract Asthma is a common disease among pregnant women. Uncontrolled asthma may increase the risk of maternal and foetal complications,Read More