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International Infection Prevention Week: be prepared, get vaccinated

11 October, 2019

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), observed this year on 13-19 October, offers an opportunity for healthcare workers, the public…
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Watch ERS 2019 sessions online with ERS Congress Replay

2 October, 2019

The ERS International Congress 2019 may be over, but you can relive the event online with ERS Congress Replay.
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ERS 2019: Important information about CME certificates

2 October, 2019

We have reached the end of the ERS International Congress 2019 and would like to offer a sincere thank you for your participation in this event,…
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Women with polycystic ovary syndrome face higher risk of breathing difficulties

2 October, 2019

Madrid, Spain: Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop poor respiratory health based on lung function tests,…
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Treatment with long term, low dose antibiotic could help people born with chronic lung condition

2 October, 2019

Madrid, Spain: Taking a low dose of the antibiotic azithromycin for six months reduces symptoms for patients with the chronic lung condition…
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One third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids

2 October, 2019

Madrid, Spain: A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of several thousand people…
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Cheap, quick test identifies pneumonia patients at risk of respiratory failure or sepsis

2 October, 2019

Madrid, Spain: Spanish researchers in Valencia have identified specific fragments of genetic material that play a role in the development of…
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Exposure to BPA in the womb linked to wheezing and poorer lung function in children

2 October, 2019

Madrid, Spain: Pregnant women exposed to higher levels of the commonly used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) are more likely to have children who…
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Results of 2019-2020 ERS Leadership Election results and amendments to ERS by-laws

1 October, 2019

The results of the latest round of ERS Leadership Elections were announced today during the 2019 General Assembly meeting, which was attended by…
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Babies develop fewer respiratory infections when they have well-connected bacterial networks

1 October, 2019

Madrid, Spain: Microscopic bacteria, which are present in all humans, cluster together and form communities in different parts of the body, such…
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‘Smart shirt’ can accurately measure breathing and could be used to monitor lung disease

30 September, 2019

Madrid, Spain: A smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen has proved to be accurate when compared to…
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Survey of truck drivers finds many suffer from sleep-related breathing disorders

30 September, 2019

Madrid, Spain: A survey of 905 Italian truck drivers has shown that approximately half suffer from at least one sleep-related breathing problem…
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Taxi drivers face highest levels of exposure to black carbon compared to other professional drivers

29 September, 2019

Madrid, Spain: Professional drivers working in congested cities are exposed to black carbon levels that are on average a third higher than would…
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Air pollution linked to increased risk of infant deaths and reduced lung function in children

27 September, 2019

Madrid, Spain: Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of death in babies according to a study of nearly eight million live births, to be…
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World Lung Day 2019: Respiratory groups unite to call for healthy lungs for all

24 September, 2019

On World Lung Day (WLD), the European Respiratory Society is united with members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and…
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ERS Satellites 2020: COPD, asthma, lung cancer and infection – register for FREE

24 September, 2019

The latest in the ERS Satellites event series is taking place on 20–21 February, 2020 and will focus on the four main topics of COPD, asthma,…
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ERS launches cystic fibrosis working group

18 September, 2019

An increasing number of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) are reaching adulthood due to advances in diagnosis, treatment and patient care. In…
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ERS Connect: get the official ERS International Congress app

18 September, 2019

Free to download, ERS Connect combines all the latest ERS services alongside the essential information needed to navigate the ERS International…
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Voices of the Region: ERS contribution to the WHO Europe’s 69th Regional Committee

17 September, 2019

Health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, as well as partner and civil society…
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ERS Presidents and German Lung Centre colleagues awarded prestigious 2019 Balzan Prize

11 September, 2019

The ERS President Prof. Tobias Welte, alongside ERS Past-President Prof. Klaus Rabe and research group colleagues Profs. Werner Seeger and Erika…
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ERJ editorial: ERS Fellowship Strategy

10 September, 2019

A recent editorial published in the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) showcases what was achieved under the 2016–2019 ERS Fellowship Strategy…
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New guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute PE now available

2 September, 2019

The 2019 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism (PE), which are endorsed by…
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2019 ERS guidelines on long-term home NIV for management of COPD available

30 August, 2019

A multidisciplinary ERS Task Force committee comprised of clinicians, methodologists and experts in the field of non-invasive ventilation (NIV)…
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Updated CME tracking system for ERS International Congress 2019

30 August, 2019

European Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits have once again been granted for the ERS International Congress programme 2019 by the…
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ERS Women Leaders: Empowering women in respiratory medicine and science

28 August, 2019

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is committed to being an equal opportunity society and encourages professionals from all specialties and…
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