Respiratory Gateway

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  • Self-reported race/ethnicity in the age of genomic research

    Self-reported race, ethnicity and genetic ancestry can have a limiting effect on biomedical research and negatively impact our understanding of health disparities.

    Human Genomics 2015, 9:1
  • Fusion gene detection

    TRUP is a method for detecting fusion genes in RNA-seq data from tumor specimens

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:7
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    Tuberculosis detection from non-respiratory samples

    The Xpert MTB/RIF assay detects with high specificity the vast majority of extrapulmonary tuberculosis cases with smear-positive non-respiratory samples, supporting recent WHO guidelines regarding the use of this diagnostic method from non-respiratory samples.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:709
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    Monitoring influenza: use left or right nostril?

    Nasal swabs collected from left and right nostrils for influenza viral load monitoring displayed considerable sampling variability, highlighting the need for standardized sampling procedures.

    Virology Journal 2014, 11:233
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    Limited evidence for flu vaccine benefits

    In a systematic review, evidence for the protective effects of influenza vaccination in patients with end-stage renal disease is limited, highlighting the need for more studies to assess vaccine effectiveness in this at-risk population.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:244


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Abstracts from the Severe Asthma Forum

Take a look at the abstracts from EAACI's International Severe Asthma Forum, which have been published in Clinical and Translational Allergy.

Leading open access respiratory journal

Respiratory Research, Edited by Jan Lötvall, Göteborg University and Reynold A Panettieri Jr, University of Pennsylvania is the leading open access journal in the field of respiratory medicine. Covering both clinical and basic research, this journal is essential for any clinician, researcher or other professionals in the field.

Key updates on IPF guidelines and therapeutics

A supplement published in Respiratory Research presents the outcomes of the 2011 AIR: Advancing Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research symposium. Edited by Professor Ulrich Costabel, the supplement includes 7 reviews on some of the latest treatment options and guidelines. Read more.


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Göteborg University, Sweden

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