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

Novel Treatment Options for Autoimmune Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

Novel Treatment Options for Autoimmune Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

August 30, 2013 at 8:35 PM 0 comments

Ilaria Campo, Zamir Kadija, Michele Zorzetto, Francesca Mariani, Elena Paracchini, and Maurizio Luisetti Respiratory Disease Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Italy Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 03.06.2013 Accepted: 30.08.2013 Citation: EMJ Respir. 2013;1:122-128. Abstract Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a diffuse pulmonary disease, characterised byRead More

Airway Clearance in the Intensive Care Unit

Airway Clearance in the Intensive Care Unit

August 14, 2013 at 8:40 PM 0 comments

Dewi Nurul Makhabah,1 Nicolino Ambrosino2 1. Pulmonary and Respiratory Medical Science, Medical Faculty, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia 2. Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Weaning Center, Auxilium-Vitae, Volterra Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 23.04.13 Accepted: 14.08.13 Citation: EMJ Respir. 2013;1:135-139. Abstract Mechanically-ventilated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) may sufferRead More