Friday, 11 November 2016

ERJ November Podcast: high attenuation areas on chest CT in community-dwelling adults

As part of the November issue, the European Respiratory Journal presents the latest in its series of podcasts. Chief editor Marc Humbert discusses with Prof. David J. Lederer from the Columbia University Medical Center, USA, how measurement of high attenuation areas on chest CT imaging might be used to identify community-dwelling adults with reduced lung function, interstitial lung abnormalities, and a higher risk of death.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Pre-order "Pulmonary Emergencies" now!

Pulmonary Emergencies, edited by Leo Heunks, Alexandre Demoule and Wolfram Windisch, will be published in December. It provides a comprehensive overview of pulmonary emergencies, from pneumothorax, pulmonary embolism, right heart failure and haematothorax to acute exacerbations of diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It discusses recent developments in treatment strategies for acute pulmonary problems are in detail, with chapters on topics such as high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy, extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal and noninvasive ventilation.

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Friday, 23 September 2016

Interviews with the Guest Editors of Controversies in COPD and Imaging

Guest Editors John Hurst and Yvonne Heijdra discuss the necessity of a COPD focused Monograph, citing the widespread and diverse nature of the condition, and the need to raise awareness of COPD.

R. Graham Barr, Jens Vogel-Claussen and David G. Parr, Monograph Guest Editors, detail the aims of ERS's specialised Imaging monograph, and discuss the emergence and rapid development of imaging in recent years.

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Palliative Care in Respiratory Disease - available now

The new ERS Monograph, Palliative Care in Respiratory Disease, is available now in PDF, ePub, web and print. It provides a comprehensive overview of palliative care in respiratory disease, including coverage of policy variations around the world, epidemiology of advanced respiratory diseases, access to palliative care and the need for care in a range of chronic respiratory diseases from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis to lung cancer and cystic fibrosis. There are detailed sections on breathlessness, focusing on symptom definition, patient and caregiver experiences, physiological mechanisms, measurement and management; and on care for patients with advanced disease who are in the terminal phases of their illness.

Read the latest articles in ERJ Open Research

ERJ Open Research, the open-access research journal from the European Respiratory Society, publishes continuously online, and has now been accepted for indexing in PubMed Central. Read the latest papers and find out how to submit your research at

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The August ERJ is online now

The latest issue of the European Respiratory Journal is available online now. Read it at