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News from ERS Publications

October 10, 2016

Pulmonary Emergencies, edited by Leo Heunks, Alexandre Demoule and Wolfram Windisch, will be published in December. It provides a comprehensive overview of pulmonary emergencies, from pneumothorax, pulmonary embolism, right heart failure and haematothorax to acute exacerbations of diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It discusses recent developments in treatment strategies for acute pulmonary problems are in detail, with chapters on topics such as high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy, extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal and noninvasive ventilation.


September 23, 2016

Guest Editors John Hurst and Yvonne Heijdra discuss the necessity of a COPD focused Monograph, citing the widespread and diverse nature of the condition, and the need to raise awareness of COPD.

R. Graham Barr, Jens Vogel-Claussen and David G. Parr, Monograph Guest Editors, detail the aims of ERS's specialised Imaging monograph, and discuss the emergence and rapid development of imaging in recent years.

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August 30, 2016

The new ERS Monograph, Palliative Care in Respiratory Disease, is available now in PDF, ePub, web and print. It provides a comprehensive overview of palliative care in respiratory disease, including coverage of policy variations around the world, epidemiology of advanced respiratory diseases, access to palliative care and the need for care in a range of chronic respiratory diseases from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis to lung cancer and cystic fibrosis. There are detailed sections on breathlessness, focusing on symptom definition, patient and caregiver experiences, physiological mechanisms, measurement and management; and on care for patients with advanced disease who are in the terminal phases of their illness.

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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