Monday, 29 February 2016

Rare Disease Day

Monday 29 February is Rare Disease Day. To mark this event, the ERS is offering a €10 discount on all copies of the ERS Monograph on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis pre-ordered by 7 March 2016. Visit to buy your copy.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

ERJ Editor's choice

The February issue of the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) features a study that considers the safety and efficacy of bedaquilline in a patient population treated for drug-resistant tuberculosis, including extensively drug-resistant TB. Visit to read this study and much more.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

ERR highlight: right heart catheterisation

The December issue of the European Respiratory Review features an article that discusses the use of right heart catheterisation (RHC) in diagnosing pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension. In the absence of guidance for RHC best practice, the article highlights the importance of standardising procedures and calls for greater regularisation for optimal use in best practice. To find out more, visit

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Breathe highlight: sleep disordered breathing in pregnancy

One of the highlights of the December Breathe is an article on sleep disordered breathing in pregnancy, a common condition amongst pregnant women. The article aims to highlight the condition's prevalence and its associated risk factors, explore its impact on adverse maternal and fetal outcomes and introduce management options for sleep disordered breathing in pregnancy. Visit to read this and many other interesting articles.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

ERJ highlight: sleep apnoea and the HPA axis

The February issue of the European Respiratory Journal features an interesting study on the association of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis. Whilst previous studies on the association between OSA and HPA have been inconsistent, this study suggests that sleep apnoea in nonobese men and slightly obese women may be connected with HPA axis activation. Visit to read more.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

World Cancer Day

Thursday 4 February is World Cancer Day. To mark this event, the ERS is offering a €10 discount on all copies of the ERS Monograph on Lung Cancer ordered by 11 February 2016. Visit to buy your copy.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

February ERJ online now!

The February issue of the ERJ is online now. The issue features Editor's Choice articles on: physician-led multidisciplinary teams in adult CF management; OSA in nonobese men/slightly obese women; genetic causes of PAH and PVOD; and much more. Visit - ERS members have free online access to all articles.