Monday, 25 June 2018

ERJ Open Research: spacer devices for inhaled therapy

In the current issue of ERJ Open Research, Walter Vinken and colleagues review the use of spacer devices for inhaled therapy. They conclude that every patient treated with a pressurised metered-dose inhaler should own and regularly use a spacer or valved holding chamber, and know how to use it properly, both for routine preventer therapy and in an emergency. Vinken and colleagues also reiterate practical recommendations for correct usage and maintenance. Read the article here or visit to access the issue in full.

Friday, 22 June 2018

ERS announces new editors

ERS is very pleased to announce the appointment of new editors for several of its publications. Claudia Dobler (University of New South Wales, Australia; visiting research scholar Mayo Clinic, USA) will be succeeding Renata Riha as Chief Editor of Breathe, commencing her mandate in September 2018. John Hurst (University College London, UK) will be succeeding Robert Bals as Chief Editor of the ERS Monograph, commencing his mandate in January 2019. Alyn Morice (University of Hull, UK) will be succeeding Anita Simonds as Chief Editor of ERJ Open Research, commencing his mandate in January 2019. These editors will bring a wealth of experience to their roles to help guide the long-term strategic development and sustainability of the ERS publications portfolio.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Breathe: access the June issue now

The current issue of Breathe focuses on the influence of gender on respiratory conditions commencing in childhood. It includes a physiology masterclass on sex differences in respiratory function and examines the issue of gender differences in bronchiectasis. Read the introduction editorial from Chief Editor Renata Riha or browse the full table of contents.