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February 11, 2019

A study recently published in ERJ Open Research looks at the changes in asthma treatment over a 20-year period. The study compares data from three surveys (European Community Respiratory Health Surveys I, II and III) in 24 centres and 11 countries. It found that despite increased inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) use, only 34% of subjects with persistent asthma take ICSs on a regular basis, and less than 50% have seen a doctor in the last year. Underuse of ICSs and a lack of regular healthcare contact therefore still seems to be a problem in asthma. Access the study in full here or browse ERJ Open Research at

February 08, 2019

New Chief Editor of the European Respiratory Review (ERR), Yochai Adir, has begun his mandate with the publication of an editorial in the current issue. In it, he considers the challenges ahead as Chief Editor and details the ways in which he will strive to ensure the ERR's continuing success, beginning with a restructured, diverse Editorial Board. Read the editorial in full here or browse the ERR at

January 31, 2019

There is growing pathophysiological and clinical evidence that obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with an increase in incidence of, and poor health outcomes in patients with, pulmonary embolism, according to a new review published in the European Respiratory Journal. Read the study here or access the Journal at

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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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