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Nicola A Hanania (Baylor College of Medicine, TX, US) is a valued member of our Editorial Board for US Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. He discusses the different types of inhaler systems available for asthma and...

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M Patricia Rivera (University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC, US) is Chair of the ATS Assembly on Thoracic Oncology. Here she discusses the mission and scope of her Assembly, significant recent developments in her field and activities at ATS 2018 that have been of greatest interest....
Blanca Camoretti-Mercado (University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, FL, US) is Chair of the ATS Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function. Here she discusses the mission and scope of her Assembly, significant recent developments in her field and activities at ATS 2018 that have...
Mario Malerba (University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara/Vercelli, Italy) discusses the background and findings of his presentation entitled: Renal Function Changes After Sleep Apnea Treatment by Positive Airway Pressure: Data from the Vercelli Register (abstract available here). Questions 1....
David White (Philips Sleep & Respiratory Care, Denver, CO, US) discusses the rationale for combining home oxygen therapy (HOT) with home mechanical ventilation (HMV) in the HOT-HMV study, and describes findings of two new economic analyses presented during the meeting: Cost-Effectiveness of...
Howard Kipen (Rutgers University School of Public Health, NJ, US) is Chair of the ATS Assembly on Environmental, Occupational and Population Health (EOPH). Here he discusses the mission and scope of his Assembly, the relevance of environment and occupational health to clinical pulmonologists,...
Stephanie D Davis (Indiana University School of Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children, IN, US) is Chair of the ATS Assembly on Pediatrics. Here she discusses the mission and scope of her Assembly, significant recent developments in her field and activities at ATS 2018 that have been of greatest...
Kevin P Fennelly (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, MD, US) is Chair of the ATS Assembly on on Pulmonary Infections and Tuberculosis (PI-TB). He talked to us about an area of current interest to him, cough physiology in elderly women with nontuberculous...
Nicola A Hanania (Baylor College of Medicine, TX, US) is a valued member of our Editorial Board for US Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. Here he discusses with us the background and findings of his presentation entitled: What Symptomatic Patients with Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary...
Nicola A Hanania (Baylor College of Medicine, TX, US) is a valued member of our Editorial Board for US Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. He describes how inhalers in asthma and COPD are often misused and this issue can be avoided. He also considers factors that affect adherence with inhaler...
Nicola A Hanania (Baylor College of Medicine, TX, US) is a valued member of our Editorial Board for US Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. He discusses the different types of inhaler systems available for asthma and COPD, recommendations regarding these different delivery platforms and factors to...
Refika Ersu (Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey) is a valued member of our Editorial Board for European Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. She talked to us about the major unmet needs that exist in the management of obstructive sleep apnea in children, as well as useful therapies and most...
Refika Ersu (Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey) is a valued member of our Editorial Board for European Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. She talked to us about the importance of diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea in children, as well as the major challenges achieving this. Questions 1....
Eileen G Collins (College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, US) is Chair of the ATS Assembly on Nursing. She talked to us about ways to improve physical activity in patients with COPD, including the use of interventions, and recognising and overcoming barriers. Questions 1....
Yohannes Ghebre (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, US) discusses the rationale and clinical evidence to date for using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Questions 1. What are the limitations of the currently approved drugs, pirfenidone and...
Alison Lee (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, US) discusses the background and findings of her presentation entitled: In Utero Household Air Pollution Exposure Is Associated with Reduced Pulmonary Function in Infants (abstract available here). Questions 1. What sort of...