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News from ERS Publications

November 16, 2018

Obstructive sleep apnoea increases the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. A study in the November issue of the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) characterises the ability of two screening tests, the Mini-Mental State Examination and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, to detect mild cognitive impairment in adults aged 55–85 years with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). The study concluded that the Montreal Cognitive Assessment performs best and can be used in the clinical setting (though neuropsychological referral is preferable where neurodegenerative processes are suspected). Read the study here or browse the November issue at

November 12, 2018

The First World Health Organization (WHO) Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health recently took place in Geneva (30 October–1 November). The European Respiratory Society (ERS) and European Lung Foundation (ELF) were there to participate on behalf of respiratory professionals and patients. Find out more here or watch sessions from the event.

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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