European Respiratory Journal

The European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) - the official journal of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) - publishes clinical and experimental work dealing with the whole field of respiratory medicine, including lung cell biology, epidemiology, immunology, pathophysiology, thoracic imaging, paediatric pneumology, occupational medicine, intensive care, sleep medicine, and thoracic surgery and oncology.

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European Respiratory Society

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Genetics

Genetic cause identified in familial sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a disease in which nodules of immune cells form, primarily in the lungs but also in the skin or in the heart. While the lung symptoms are similar to those of tuberculosis, the etiology of the disease is unknown. ...

Immunology

Team identifies the cause of sepsis-induced lung injury

A KAIST research team succeeded in visualizing pulmonary microcirculation and circulating cells in vivo with a custom-built 3-D intravital lung microscopic imaging system. They found a type of leukocyte called a neutrophil ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lung disease bronchiectasis associated with high frequency of allergy

An international research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found that patients with the lung disease bronchiectasis also often display sensitivity to airborne allergens, and has ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common virus linked to faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis

A new study has found that cystic fibrosis patients who have a common virus may experience faster disease progression than patients who do not have the virus. Signs of faster cystic fibrosis disease progression included earlier ...

Health

Smoking cannabis linked to respiratory problems

People who smoke cannabis as little as once a week are more likely to suffer respiratory symptoms such as morning cough, bringing up phlegm, and wheezing, according to University of Otago research.

Immunology

Analgesics in pregnancy do not seem to cause offspring asthma

(HealthDay)—Analgesics taken during pregnancy, including opioids, antimigraine drugs, and paracetamol, do not appear to cause asthma, according to a study published online March 17 in the European Respiratory Journal.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

TB discovery could save tens of thousands of lives

Around one in 15 people affected by tuberculosis are likely get the treatable fungal infection aspergillosis according to new research by experts at The University of Manchester and Gulu Referral Hospital, Uganda.

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