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News from ERS Publications

May 25, 2018

In the last 10 years, the use of clinical exercise testing in respiratory medicine has grown significantly and, if used in the appropriate context, it has been demonstrated to provide clinically useful information. However, as its implementation and interpretation can be complicated, it should be used alongside previous medical evaluation and should be interpreted with the results of these additional tests in mind. The latest ERS Monograph on Clinical Exercise Testing provides a comprehensive update on the contemporary uses of exercise testing to answer clinically relevant questions in respiratory medicine. Read the book online here or visit the online bookshop to buy your printed copy.

May 21, 2018

An updated version of the European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ESTC) has been published in the European Respiratory Journal. Since their original publication in 2012, new evidence has led to a review of the ESTC, performed by a panel of international experts and steered by writing groups from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The updated ESTC includes 21 standards in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, HIV and comorbidities, and public health and prevention. Read the standards in full here.

May 18, 2018

The April issue of ERJ Open Research features a focus group study on advance care planning (ACP) for patients with life-threatening pulmonary disease. ACP is a communication process that maps a patient's wishes for end-of-life care. The study indicated that ACP should be based on a well-established relationship between the patient and the doctor/nurse. By providing individually requested/tailored information, ACP can empower patients and strengthen their resilience during the disease trajectory. Read the study in full here.

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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