Respiratory Gateway

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    In a randomised trial, patients with advanced cancer receiving the multidisciplinary Breathlessness Intervention Service (BIS) have lower levels of distress than those being given standard care, highlighting the promise of BIS for palliative care.
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    Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter spp. sepsis patients in the ICU are at risk of inappropriate initial antibiotic therapy, a predictor of hospital mortality, indicating the need for novel diagnostic tools and concerted efforts to prevent the spread of resistant organisms
  • Improved detection of fungi in clinical samples allows the characterization of fungi in the human airway
  • Commenting on a recent paper in Cancer and Metabolism, Matthew vander Heiden and colleagues consider the mechanisms by which the anti-diabetic drug metformin can act via mitochondria to combat cancer.
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    Navdeep Chandel explains in an interview why it has been difficult to establish whether the anti-diabetic drug metformin affects tumor growth, and how the properties of individual tumors may be crucial.

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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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Allergy

Research article

The effect of the novel phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor MEM 1414 on the allergen induced responses in mild asthma

Leaker BR, Singh D, Ali FY, Barnes PJ and O¿Connor B

BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2014, 14:166

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Asthma

Original research article

AIMAR survey on complex forms of bronchial asthma and COPD, their management and perception of critical issues

Donner CF and Visconti A

Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2014, 9:52

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COPD

Original research article

AIMAR survey on complex forms of bronchial asthma and COPD, their management and perception of critical issues

Donner CF and Visconti A

Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2014, 9:52

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Lung cancer

Research

Assessment of a model based optimization engine for volumetric modulated arc therapy for patients with advanced hepatocellular cancer

Fogliata A, Wang PM, Belosi F, Clivio A, Nicolini G, Vanetti E and Cozzi L

Radiation Oncology 2014, 9:236

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