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    Delirium diagnosis varies with criteria

    Strict adherence to the DSM-5 criteria results in fewer delirium diagnoses than when DSM-IV are used, whereas applying ‘relaxed’ DSM-5 criteria identifies a comparable number of cases, supporting a more relaxed approach for delirium diagnosis.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:164
  • Influenza susceptibility increased in the lung epithelium of elderly

    The mechanisms of aging increase susceptibility of the distal lung epithelium to influenza infection and delay the lung repair process contributing to the severity of the infection in the elderly.

    Respiratory Research 2014, 15:116
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    Apps to detect atrial fibrillation

    Hans-Christoph Diener and colleagues discuss screening methods for atrial fibrillation (AF) and call for immediate research into self-administered AF screening techniques using mobile technology which may aid the detection of pulse irregularities.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:180
  • Antarctic bullhead genome

    The genome of an Antarctic fish reveals that hemoglobin and mitochondrial proteins may have driven its adaption to the cold

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:468
  • Smoking accelerates airway ageing

    By studying age-related gene expression and telomere length, smoking has been shown to accelerate aging of the small airway epithelium at the molecular level prior to the clinical manifestation of lung disease.

    Respiratory Research 2014, 15:94


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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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