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CME Online: Smoking cessation in respiratory patients

15 May, 2018

Dr Paraskevi Katsaounou and Professor Sofia Ravara lead the latest CME Online module, which looks at the management of smoking cessation…
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PE patients have worse outcomes when care does not adhere to management guidelines

15 May, 2018

Pulmonary embolism (PE) management that does not adhere to guidelines for indications related to anticoagulation, thrombolytics and inferior vena…
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Omalizumab effectiveness is not affected by blood eosinophil count

10 May, 2018

Omalizumab may be just as effective at treating patients with severe allergic asthma (SAA) who have high blood eosinophil counts as those with…
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The homology of clinical-academic nursing

4 May, 2018

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) was a forerunner of nursing practice and an exponent of evidence-based nursing. She came from a privileged…
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New ERS/ECDC report offers updated guidance on best practice in TB care

4 May, 2018

A joint task force of international experts from ERS and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published an updated…
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World Pulmonary Hypertension Day 2018

4 May, 2018

On 5 May, ERS will join members of the global pulmonary hypertension (PH) community to observe World PH Day.
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Submit your late-breaking abstracts for the 2018 Congress in Paris

1 May, 2018

We are accepting late-breaking abstracts for the ERS International Congress 2018, Paris, between 1–31 May.
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Never too early, never too late: it’s always the right time to address airways disease

30 April, 2018

1 May marks the 20th annual World Asthma Day, an event held each year to raise awareness of asthma worldwide. The European Respiratory Society…
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European Alpha-1 Awareness Day 2018

24 April, 2018

On 25 April, 2018, ERS will join a number of public health organisations to recognise the first European Alpha-1 Awareness Day, organised by…
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The opportunities of pulmonary rehabilitation

23 April, 2018

Devaluation of the term pulmonary rehabilitation…
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Brain dysfunction may impact ability to breathe spontaneously, study finds

23 April, 2018

Acute brain dysfunction may cause atypical sleep or absence of REM sleep in normocapnic patients, resulting in markedly longer mechanical…
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New ERS Satellite event marks the start of more accessible and affordable high-level education options for healthcare professionals

23 April, 2018

On 12 April, ERS launched a flagship ‘ERS Satellites’ event designed to make high-quality education more accessible and affordable for…
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Early-bird registration is open for the ERS International Congress 2018

10 April, 2018

We are excited to announce that registration for this year’s ERS International Congress is now open, and if you register before 10 July you…
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2019 ERS Lung Science Conference announced, as a record number of participants attend this year’s event

5 April, 2018

The date of the next ERS Lung Science Conference (LSC), which will focus on ‘Mechanisms of acute exacerbation of respiratory disease’, has…
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Bedaquiline and delamanid are effective for treatment of MDR-TB

5 April, 2018

Anti-tuberculosis drugs delamanid and bedaquiline are effective and safe for treating patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis when used in…
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CME online: Nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary infections

4 April, 2018

A new CME Online module is now available on the topic of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pulmonary infections.
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More evidence shows exposure to traffic and outdoor air pollution increases risk of asthma

3 April, 2018

Long-term exposure to high levels of road traffic and ozone significantly increases the risk of asthma symptoms, asthma attacks or the need for…
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Important information about member discounts when registering for Congress

3 April, 2018

On top of the 23% ERS member discount that we offer to all of our members, French law permits that Congress delegates who are valid ERS members…
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Apply now to join the Fellowship Programme on Guidelines Methodology

29 March, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018–2019 Fellowship on Guidelines Methodology. The application deadline is 18 June, 2018 at 23:59…
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Flu and pneumonia infections increase risk of having a heart attack and stroke

26 March, 2018

People who have had flu or pneumonia may be six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke in the days after infection, according…
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Forum of International Respiratory Societies calls on governments for political commitment and action to end TB

23 March, 2018

On World TB Day, the European Respiratory Society, as a member of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), calls on the United…
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World Sleep Day 2018: Sleep disordered breathing still a major public health problem across Europe

15 March, 2018

On 16 March, ERS will join health and patient organisations from all over the world to observe the 11th annual World Sleep Day. This year’s…
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Flow data from first 48 hours of life predicts bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature babies

13 March, 2018

Flow data obtained during the first hours of life may predict later bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in premature babies, according to a study…
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Observing dyspnoea in others can induce feelings of dyspnoea

9 March, 2018

Researchers have found that observing dyspnoea in others can lead to the development of mild-to-moderate dyspnoea, negative affect, and increased…
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ERS Satellites on severe asthma: join us for a cutting-edge programme in one of 8 European cities or online on 12 April. FREE REGISTRATION

9 March, 2018

As part of a new initiative which aims to provide high quality, accessible and affordable education to healthcare professionals worldwide, the…
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