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As well as our peer-reviewed journals, we also provide video interviews, procedures and general updates on the latest trends within the area, as well as featuring carefully selected video from our partners.
  • Prof. Nicholas Hart discusses the findings and clinical implications of the Home Oxygen Therapy – Home Mechanical Ventilation (HOT-HMV) trial, which offers new hope to patients with COPD. For a...
  • Prof. Zuzana Diamant, EAACI Asthma Section Head (2017–2019), talks to us about recent developments, unmet needs and challenges, as well has hopes and expectations for future in the treatment of...
  • EAACI Past President, Prof. Nikolaos Papadopoulos, talks to us about recent developments, unmet needs and challenges, as well has hopes and expectations for future in the treatment of asthma/COPD....
  • EAACI Asthma Section Member, Dr Enrico Heffler, considers the biggest recent breakthroughs in the use of biologic therapies in allergies and what other molecules may hold promise as biomarkers in...
  • EAACI Asthma Section Member, Dr Enrico Heffler, discusses unmet needs in allergy research, challenges in stratifying different allergy phenotypes and potential of microRNAs as biomarkers in asthma....
  • Dr. Ronald Balkissoon discusses the importance of regular medication reassessments for patients with COPD. The clinical expert commentary provided in this video reflects the views of an actual...

RESPIRATORY INSIGHTS

The touchRESPIRATORY website provides a selection of resources to inform clinicians and patients about the latest developments in the field. The following are quick, non peer-reviewed, opinion-based updates addressing current trends and opinion on the most recent advances in the area of respiratory medicine:

Respiratory compromise: a leading cause of mortality in hospitalized Medicare patients Katrina Mountfort, Senior Medical Writer, Touch Medical Media, UK
Matthew Goodwin, Respiratory Business Unit Director, Touch Medical Media, UK

Insights into the Respiratory Compromise Institute's (RCI) results from two studies evaluating the impact of respiratory compromise on mortality in hospitalized patients, presented and discussed at the ATS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 19–24, 2017
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Pulmonary embolism: which patients should receive thrombolytic therapy? Katrina Mountfort, Senior Medical Writer, Touch Medical Media, UK
Insights into the safety and efficacy of systemic thrombolysis and catheter-directed thrombolysis in patients with pulmonary embolism
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Is menopause associated with accelerated lung function decline? Katrina Mountfort, Senior Medical Writer, Touch Medical Media, UK
Christina Mackins-Crabtree, Managing Editor, touchRESPIRATORY, UK
Insights into the European Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS), discussed at the ATS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 19–24, 2017
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Chronic insomnia is a risk factor for asthma in adults Katrina Mountfort, Senior Medical Writer, Touch Medical Media, UK
Matthew Goodwin, Respiratory Business Unit Director, Touch Medical Media, UK
Insights into the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT), discussed at the ATS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 19–24, 2017
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A new era in cystic fibrosis therapy Katrina Mountfort, Senior Medical Writer, Touch Medical Media, UK
Shanker Krishna, Respiratory Account Director, Touch Medical Media, UK
Insights into ivacaftor as a game-changing therapy for cystic fibrosis, discussed at the ATS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 19–24, 2017