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News from ERS Publications

October 19, 2018

The forthcoming ERS Monograph on Tuberculosis is now available to pre-order. The book will bring together chapters from global TB experts and will begin with a patient's perspective that sets the tone. It will cover: the history of TB; epidemiology; strategies for control and elimination; clinical and laboratory diagnosis; imaging; treatment and drugs; TB in children and different patient populations; comorbidities; clinical cases and much more. Pre-order your copy at

October 16, 2018

Pneumonia-causing bacteria can be spread through picking and rubbing the nose, according to new research published in the October issue of the European Respiratory Journal. The study is the first to show that transmission can occur via contact between the nose and hands after exposure to pneumococcus bacteria. Read the study in full here or visit to access the full issue.

October 15, 2018

Dyspnoea is one of the most distressing sources of discomfort that intensive care unit patients experience. It is also very difficult to assess in intubated patients. A study published in the October issue of the European Respiratory Journal suggests that the Mechanical Ventilation-Respiratory Distress Observation Scale could be of major clinical relevance, and would make the evaluation of breathing comfort possible in critically ill, noncommunicative patients. Read the study in full here or visit to access other articles in the issue.

About the ERS books

The ERS Monograph is the quarterly book series from the European Respiratory Society. Each Monograph covers a specific area of respiratory medicine, providing in-depth reviews that give clinicians at all levels a concise, comprehensive guide to symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. 

The ERS Handbooks are compact guides to broad areas of the respiratory field. Launched in 2010, the series now covers adult, paediatric and sleep respiratory medicine, and a companion volume of self-assessment questions is available.

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