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Transitioning Clinical Data into Patient Care: Recent Real-Life Experiences with Alpha 1

Transitioning Clinical Data into Patient Care: Recent Real-Life Experiences with Alpha 1

October 26, 2017 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

This satellite symposium took place on 11th September 2017, as part of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Milan, Italy Chairpersons: Jan Stolk,1 Berend Stoel1 Speakers: David Parr,2 Joachim H. Ficker,3 Charlie Strange,4 Jan Stolk1 1. Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands 2. University Hospitals Coventry and WarwickshireRead More

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions

October 26, 2017 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

The two symposia reviewed here took place on 11th and 12th September 2017, as part of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Milan, Italy Chairpersons: James Chalmers,1 Charles Haworth,2 David Griffith3 Speakers: Felix C. Ringshausen,4 Jakko van Ingen,5 Stefano Aliberti,6 Timothy Aksamit,7 David Griffith,3 Michael Loebinger,8 Won-Jung Koh9Read More

Editor’s Pick: Allergen Challenge Testing in Atopic Asthma Pharmaceutical Research: Past, Present, and Future Directions

Editor’s Pick: Allergen Challenge Testing in Atopic Asthma Pharmaceutical Research: Past, Present, and Future Directions

October 26, 2017 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

Over the years, the study of the pathophysiology and pharmacology of allergen-induced asthma has been based on several allergen inhalation challenge models, which have specific benefits and disadvantages. In this issue of the journal, an interesting review provided by Blais et al. covers the utility of different allergen models inRead More

‘No Stent Left Behind': A Review of Stent Removal and Related Complications

‘No Stent Left Behind': A Review of Stent Removal and Related Complications

October 26, 2017 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

Ayoub Innabi,1 Sarenthia Mcclelland,1 Tuhina Raman,2 Bashar Alzghoul,1 *Nikhil Meena2 1. Division of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA 2. Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA *Correspondence to nkmeena@uams.edu Disclosure: The authors haveRead More

Managing Extubation and the Post Extubation Period in the Intensive Care Unit

Managing Extubation and the Post Extubation Period in the Intensive Care Unit

October 26, 2017 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

Stephen Glover, *Alastair Glossop Department of Critical Care, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK *Correspondence to alastair.glossop@sth.nhs.uk Disclosure: Alastair Glossop has received honoraria, travel expenses, and speaker fees from Armstrong Medical UK Ltd. between September 2015 and the present time. Received: 09.06.17 Accepted: 20.09.17 Citation: EMJ Respir. 2017;5[1]:85-91.Read More

A Patient Perspective: Identifying and Understanding the Barriers Associated with the Diagnostic Delay of Lung Cancer

A Patient Perspective: Identifying and Understanding the Barriers Associated with the Diagnostic Delay of Lung Cancer

October 26, 2017 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

Lucy Louise Elizabeth Hill, Gareth Collier, *Rachel Elizabeth Gemine Hywel Dda University Health Board, Llanelli, UK *Correspondence to Rachel.E.Gemine@wales.nhs.uk Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 16.01.17 Accepted: 18.09.17 Citation: EMJ Respir. 2017;5[1]:92-98. Abstract Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and is a fundamental healthRead More

Thymomas and Thymic Carcinomas: A Review on Pathology, Presentation, Staging, Treatment, and Novel Systemic Therapies

Thymomas and Thymic Carcinomas: A Review on Pathology, Presentation, Staging, Treatment, and Novel Systemic Therapies

October 26, 2017 at 8:23 AM 0 comments

Keisuke Miyamoto,1 *Jared D. Acoba1,2 1. Internal Medicine Department, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 2. University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA *Correspondence to jacoba@hawaii.edu Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 06.06.17 Accepted: 11.09.17 Citation: EMJ Respir. 2017;5[1]:100-107. Abstract Although thymomas and thymic carcinomasRead More

Electronic Cigarette Use Among Emerging and Young West Indian Adults

Electronic Cigarette Use Among Emerging and Young West Indian Adults

October 26, 2017 at 8:22 AM 0 comments

Rayshell Dhandoolal,1 Shivanni De Gannes,1 Andrew Dhanoolal,1 Matthew Desaine,1 Dania Dukhoo,1 Stephen Duncombe,1 Dylan Dupraj,1 Tai Dorsett,1 Isaac Dialsingh,2 Sateesh Sakhamuri,1 *Lexley M. Pinto Pereira1 1. Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies 2. Faculty of Natural Sciences, The UniversityRead More

Coils for the Treatment of Advanced Emphysema: A Growing Body of Evidence and Routine Experience

Coils for the Treatment of Advanced Emphysema: A Growing Body of Evidence and Routine Experience

December 13, 2016 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

*Jean-Marc Fellrath Internal Medicine Department/Service of Pneumology, Pourtalès Hospital, Neuchâtel, Switzerland *Correspondence to Jean-Marc.Fellrath@h-ne.ch Disclosure: Prof Jean-Marc Fellrath has received honoraria as a consultant and speaker from PneumRx Ltd and Pulmonx. Support: The authors would like to thank Dr. Caroline Charles for medical writing assistance with this manuscript. Received: 05.05.16Read More

Modifying Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency-Related Emphysema: From Evidence to Practice

Modifying Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency-Related Emphysema: From Evidence to Practice

October 20, 2016 at 8:30 AM 0 comments

This symposium took place on 6th September 2016 as a part of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in London, UK  Chairpersons: Noel Gerard McElvaney,1 Ilaria Ferrarotti2 Speakers: Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko,3 Kenneth R. Chapman,4 A. Rembert Koczulla5 1. Professor of Medicine, Head of Department, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland 2. CentreRead More