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Study shows potential of stem cell therapy to repair lung damage

24 March, 2017

Estoril, Portugal: A new study has found that stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in an animal model of chronic obstructive pulmonary…
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World TB Day 2017: Unite to End TB

23 March, 2017

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is marked across the globe on 24 March to raise awareness of the continuing spread of TB; in Europe alone in 2016…
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The power of patients engaging in research and clinical care

22 March, 2017

I was going to write this blog on the important meeting that the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted on the significance of rehabilitation in…
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New guidelines for treatment and management of COPD exacerbations

16 March, 2017

A multi-disciplinary task force of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experts has published comprehensive new guidelines on the…
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ERS supports campaign for action on health inequalities

15 March, 2017

ERS has joined 20 other organisations to support the EuroHealthNet campaign for action on health inequalities. Participating organisations are…
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Tuberculosis, alcohol and tobacco: dangerous liaisons

13 March, 2017

Ahead of World TB Day, the ERS Ad hoc Working Group on TB Advocacy will jointly host an open seminar on tuberculosis (TB), alcohol and tobacco.
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Shape the future of ERS Education

13 March, 2017

Three new opportunities are now open for the right candidates to join our leadership team and shape the educational activities of ERS as a part…
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ERS supports call on G20 leaders to prioritise TB in upcoming AMR talks

9 March, 2017

The ERS Ad hoc Working Group on TB Advocacy has officially endorsed a global sign-on letter urging G20 leaders to prioritise tuberculosis (TB) in…
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Variation in CF patient lung function can predict poor adherence to medication

9 March, 2017

Increased variation in the lung function of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is a significant predictor of poor adherence to prescribed medication,…
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Sign the ‘call of the 100 000 against tobacco’

7 March, 2017

A call to sign and support the French campaign ‘call of the 100 000 against tobacco’ is currently open and has been officially endorsed by…
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New CME Online module: Swift diagnosis and management of pleural effusion

6 March, 2017

The latest CME online module, ‘Swift diagnosis and management of pleural effusion’ is now available.
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Apply now for an ERS Fellowship in Industry

2 March, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the ERS Fellowship in Industry programme has been renewed – once again offering a unique opportunity to gain…
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Announcing the next ERJ Chief Editor

1 March, 2017

ERS is pleased to announce that it has appointed Professor Martin Kolb as the next European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) Chief Editor.
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CPET is gold standard for the evaluation of exertional dyspnoea and exercise intolerance

1 March, 2017

A new comprehensive review of the respiratory physiology of interstitial lung disease (ILD) argues that cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET)…
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Respipedia: new feature provides easy access to ERS Course presentation summaries

24 February, 2017

ERS’ respiratory medicine wiki, Respipedia, now has an inclusive feature, which allows you to access course presentation summaries on specific…
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Rare Disease Day 2017: improving collaboration for better patient outcomes

24 February, 2017

Historically, rare diseases have been frequently overlooked, leading to poor availability of specific treatments and an overall shortage of…
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RESPIRE research fellow leads study of cause of MD-R infections

20 February, 2017

A recent study led by ERS/EU RESPIRE2 Marie Curie fellowship recipient Dr Timothy Kidd, and published in EMBO Molecular Medicine, focused on…
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HERMES Examinations: measure yourself against European standards

20 February, 2017

You can now register for the 2017 HERMES Examinations in Adult or Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, which are taking place on 9 September in…
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European Commission tackles Member States over failure to act on air quality

20 February, 2017

On 15 February, the European Commission issued reasoned opinions to the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy for failing to address repeated…
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Inhaler handling errors lead to increase in COPD exacerbations

15 February, 2017

Inhaler device handling errors are associated with an increased risk of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations,…
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Join us for the Breathe online journal club

14 February, 2017

You can now register to join the next Breathe online journal club, which will take place on 7 March, 2017 at 18:00 (Central European Time).
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New CME Online module: A case of difficult asthma

9 February, 2017

The latest CME online module, ‘A case of difficult asthma’ is now available.
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How can digital health improve TB care and prevention? Join the ERS/WHO technical consultation

2 February, 2017

Professionals working in TB are invited to join an upcoming technical consultation that will look at the evidence on the effectiveness of common…
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Insomnia linked to higher risk of developing asthma

31 January, 2017

People experiencing insomnia symptoms have a higher risk of developing asthma, according to a new study published in the European Respiratory…
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New GOLD global strategy for diagnosis, management and prevention of COPD

31 January, 2017

The Executive Summary for the latest edition of the GOLD global strategy on COPD has been published this week. It features significant changes in…
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