Friday, 25 May 2018
In the last 10 years, the use of clinical exercise testing in respiratory medicine has grown significantly and, if used in the appropriate context, it has been demonstrated to provide clinically useful information. However, as its implementation and interpretation can be complicated, it should be used alongside previous medical evaluation and should be interpreted with the results of these additional tests in mind. The latest ERS Monograph on Clinical Exercise Testing provides a comprehensive update on the contemporary uses of exercise testing to answer clinically relevant questions in respiratory medicine. Read the book online here or visit the online bookshop to buy your printed copy.
Monday, 21 May 2018
An updated version of the European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ESTC) has been published in the European Respiratory Journal. Since their original publication in 2012, new evidence has led to a review of the ESTC, performed by a panel of international experts and steered by writing groups from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The updated ESTC includes 21 standards in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, HIV and comorbidities, and public health and prevention. Read the standards in full here.
Friday, 18 May 2018
The April issue of ERJ Open Research features a focus group study on advance care planning (ACP) for patients with life-threatening pulmonary disease. ACP is a communication process that maps a patient's wishes for end-of-life care. The study indicated that ACP should be based on a well-established relationship between the patient and the doctor/nurse. By providing individually requested/tailored information, ACP can empower patients and strengthen their resilience during the disease trajectory. Read the study in full here.
Saturday, 5 May 2018
On May 5, more than 80 organisations around the world will participate in World PH Day activities to raise awareness of this frequently misdiagnosed disease and celebrate the lives of people living with pulmonary hypertension. To mark this event, we have gathered together a range of ERS publications on pulmonary hypertension for your easy access.
To mark World PH Day, ERS is making the ebook of the Pulmonary Hypertension Monograph freely available. To download your copy, visit books.ersjournals.com before 22 May, add it to your cart and complete the purchase process as normal.
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
In honour of World Asthma Day, you can download the ebook of the Paediatric Asthma Monograph for free. To get this book, visit books.ersjournals.com before 15 May, add it to your cart and complete the purchase process as normal.