Thursday, 20 April 2017
Monday, 17 April 2017
An ERJ study has found that a combination of inhaled and systemic antibiotics has greater success in the eradication of P. aeruginosa in bronchiectasis, than systemic antibiotics alone. Read the full study here or visit erj.ersjournals.com to access the publication
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
A new multinational study published in the European Respiratory Journal evaluates microscopic observation drug susceptibility (MODS), a noncommercial drug susceptibility test. The study has found MODS assay to be an excellent, low-cost method of detecting multi/extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB). This makes it an ideal option in resource-poor laboratory settings. Read the full article here or visit erj.ersjournals.com to access other studies.
Saturday, 8 April 2017
If you are attending this year's Sleep and Breathing conference, don't miss today's presentations on sleep disordered breathing in Down syndrome by Breathe Chief Editor Renata Riha, and telemedicine by ERJ Open Research Chief Editor Anita Simonds. To find out more, access the online programme here.
Thursday, 6 April 2017
A study published March's European Respiratory Journal has found that exposure to pneumotoxic agents before autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) increases the risk of abnormalities in pulmonary function. Although performed in a relatively small number of patients, if confirmed by future multicentre studies, these findings could affect patient assessment and management pre-transplant. Read the study here or visit erj.ersjournals.com to access the March issue.
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
The new ERS Monograph provides a comprehensive up-to-date overview of the use of anti-infectives in lung diseases, with chapters covering community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia, exacerbations of asthma and COPD, TB and nontuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease, pleural infection and fungal diseases. Other chapters address antibiotic stewardship in the community and hospital settings, the use of antibiotics in specific patient groups, mechanisms of action and resistance, diagnostic approaches, therapeutic options and the development of new drugs. Read the issue online here or visit the online bookshop to buy your printed copy.
"Pulmonary Emergencies", the latest in the ERS Monograph series, is available now. Edited by Leo Heunks, Alexandre Demoule and Wolfram Windisch, 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. Recent developments in treatment strategies for acute pulmonary problems are also discussed in detail, with chapters on topics such as high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy, extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal and noninvasive ventilation. Read it online here or visit the online bookshop to buy your copy.