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News from ERS Publications

December 09, 2018

The December issue of the European Respiratory Journal features the first ever study to examine associations between benzodiazepine and opioid use and harm in interstitial lung disease (ILD). The study supports the use of opioids and low-dose benzodiazepines in severely ill patients with respiratory compromise. Read the study here or browse the issue in full at

December 07, 2018

The December issue of Breathe focuses on surgical interventions in pulmonary diseases. It features a Patient Voice article on lung transplantation, and review articles on lung transplantation, minimally invasive thoracic surgery for empyema, and surgery in nontuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease. The issue also includes a case report on an uncommon histopathological diagnosis. Access the full issue here or visit to find out more about this open access publication.

December 01, 2018

Saturday 1 December is World AIDS Day. ERS is marking this event with two special commemorative offers. You can download the ebook of the ERS Monograph on Pulmonary Complications of HIV for free. To get this book, visit before 9 December, add it to your cart and complete the purchase process as normal. You will not be charged. We are also offering a €10 discount on all print copies of the forthcoming ERS Monograph on Tuberculosis. Visit before 9 December and use the code WAD2018 at the checkout to receive the discount.

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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