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Respiratory Matters is a monthly ERS blog offering insight into the experiences of respiratory-focused professionals worldwide. It is written by ERS officers and members across all specialties, offering clinical, scientific and allied healthcare professional perspectives.

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Congratulations to the newly elected ERS Leaders

11 January, 2019

Following the 2019 elections, which enabled ERS members to vote for their preferred candidates for a number of official ERS positions such as…
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Provide psychosocial support throughout drug-resistant TB treatment to reduce loss to follow-up

10 January, 2019

Psychosocial support should be provided throughout drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) treatment in order to reduce treatment loss to follow-up,…
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Registration is open for the 2019 ERS HERMES exams: test yourself against European standards

3 January, 2019

Registration for the 2019 ERS HERMES examinations is now open – offering an opportunity for healthcare professionals of all levels to measure…
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A New Year message from ERS President Professor Tobias Welte

2 January, 2019

Happy New Year from everyone at the European Respiratory Society (ERS). On behalf of the Society, I would like to wish you all a truly great…
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New CME Online available: ILD and autoimmunity

20 December, 2018

The latest instalment in our CME Online module series is now available. This module is led by topic experts Professors Venerino Poletti and…
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€50,000 ERS Gold Medal Awards 2019: apply or nominate now

2 January, 2019

We are pleased to announce that you can apply or nominate colleagues for the 2019 ERS Gold Medal Awards from now until 14 February.
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COP24: world leaders approve actions to put Paris Agreement into practice

18 December, 2018

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, concluded last week…
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Randomised controlled trials of therapies in severe asthma are poorly generalisable, study says

17 December, 2018

A new study published in the European Respiratory Journal has found that randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of biological therapies in severe…
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Deadline extended! Submit your abstracts or clinical cases for the ERS International Congress 2019

14 December, 2018

We are pleased to announce the deadline for submitting abstracts and clinical cases has been extended. This offers an opportunity to be a part of…
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Q&A with the Chairs of the Sleep and Breathing 2019 conference

11 December, 2018

The Chairs of the Sleep and Breathing 2019, Professors Maria Bonsignore (MB) and Walter McNicholas (WM), answer some questions about the upcoming…
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Baby's first cold can last longer depending on nose-dwelling bacteria

5 December, 2018

New research on the types of bacteria living in babies' noses could offer clues as to why some recover quickly from their first cough or cold,…
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EU Commissioners and patient advocates attend ERS spirometry event for World COPD Day

4 December, 2018

The European Respiratory Society and the European Lung Foundation marked World COPD Day with a lung function testing event at the European…
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Air pollution from agricultural sources: the elephant—or, is it a cow?—in the room

20 December, 2018

Breathing clean air is vital for healthy lungs. Every day, new research articles are published, telling us how indoor or ambient air contaminated…
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A statement from FIRS for World AIDs Day 2018

28 November, 2018

Tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s leading infectious disease and it accounts for one in three deaths from HIV/AIDS, according to the World…
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Exposure to e-cigarette adverts linked to teenagers using e-cigarettes and smoking

28 November, 2018

The more often adolescents say they have seen adverts for e-cigarettes, the more often they use both e-cigarettes and smoke tobacco cigarettes,…
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Treating COPD patients for anxiety using CBT reduces hospital visits and is cost-effective

23 November, 2018

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered by respiratory nurses is cost-effective and reduces anxiety symptoms in chronic obstructive…
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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis in urban cities linked to levels of ambient air pollution

22 November, 2018

A higher proportion of patients diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) live in cities with higher levels of air pollutants, according…
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Enhancing education provisions for national societies: ERS HERMES self-assessment course

21 November, 2018

Launched in 2017, ERS HERMES self-assessment courses in respiratory medicine enable national societies to offer their members a local opportunity…
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New ERS Satellites event announced on the topic of precision medicine in COPD and ILD – FREE to register

21 November, 2018

The latest in the ERS Satellites event series is taking place on 21 February, 2019 and will focus on the popular topic of precision medicine,…
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ERR to receive Impact Factor in 2019

21 November, 2018

The European Respiratory Review has been accepted for indexing in Clarivate Analytics’ Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), meaning that it…
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It is never too early, never too late for COPD diagnosis and treatment

20 November, 2018

World COPD Day (21 november, 2018) is an annual global initiative run by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), who…
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Identifying the right intervention for the right patient: ERS offers endorsement of pragmatic clinical trials

19 November, 2018

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has announced an opportunity for both members and non-members to get their pragmatic clinical trials…
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ERS Task Force provides updated recommendations for bronchial challenge tests

16 November, 2018

An ERS task force has published new technical standards for bronchial challenge testing, including an updated description of the pathophysiology…
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Precision medicine in COPD: from hope to disappointment

15 November, 2018

A hopeful patient…
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We must do more to prevent and treat pneumonia, says international respiratory group

12 November, 2018

In support of World Pneumonia Day, ERS and members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) calls for renewed efforts to…
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