An Introduction to COVID-19
On March 11th 2020 the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The impact on the medical community has been huge, not only on the front-line but also those navigating patient treatment during this unprecedented situation.
The touchRESPIRATORY expert faculty have been sharing their experiences and advice during this challenging time through video interviews and short articles.
Ivan Gentile, ERS 2020 – Outcome Prediction in COVID-19 Patients
Following the ERS International Congress, we were delighted to catch up with Prof. Ivan Gentile to further discuss the topic of his presentation entitled ‘Severity Assessment and Outcome Prediction in COVID-19 Patients‘. Questions 1. Why do levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) increase during COVID-19? (0:20) 2. How can CRP testing inform severity assessment and outcome […]
Sara De Matteis, ERS 2020 – Air Pollution and COVID-19 Mortality
We discuss with Prof. Sara De Matteis (University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy) what we know so far about the potential association between air pollution exposure and SARS-CoV-2 infection. Questions 1. Could you give us a brief overview of the potential association between air pollution exposure and SARS-CoV-2 infection? (0:34) 2. What is the biological plausibility […]
Filippos Filippidis, ERS 2020 – Smoking as a Risk Factor for COVID-19 Infection and Severe Disease
We discuss with Dr. Filippos Filippids (Imperial College London, London, UK) what the literature has shown us so far about the link between smoking and COVID-19 disease. Questions 1. What do we know so far about COVID-19 and smoking? (0:10) 2. What are the current challenges and limitations of research into the impact of smoking […]
Tobias Welte, ERS 2020 – COVID-19 Vaccines and Early Trials
It was a pleasure to meet with Prof. Tobias Welte (Medizinische Hochschule, Hannover, Germany), following his keynote presentation, to continue the discussion around COVID-19 management, current vaccine approaches and promising agents in clinical development. Questions 1. What are the major obstacles to be overcome in the investigation of management and preventative strategies for COVID-19? (0:37) […]
Hazel Cheeseman, May 2020 – Smoking and COVID-19
We caught up with Hazel Cheeseman (Director of Policy, Action on Smoking and Health, London, UK) to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on those that smoke, the services available to help reduce this impact and the investigation around nicotine patches in lessening the symptoms of COVID-19. Questions How does smoking affect the risk from COVID-19? […]
Jennifer Taylor-Cousar, April 2020 – COVID-19 and Cystic Fibrosis
Dr Jennifer Taylor-Cousar (National Jewish Health, Denver, CO, USA) explores what we have learnt so far about how COVID-19 is effecting patients with cystic fibrosis. Questions 1. What is the risk to cystic fibrosis patients from COVID-19 and what have we learned from reported cases so far? (0:07) 2. It seems that, to date, cystic […]
Anoop Nambiar, March 2020 – COVID-19 and Respiratory Disorders
On March 27 2020, we met with our Editorial Board member, Dr Anoop Nambiar (UT Health San Antonio, TX, USA) for a video interview around the impact COVID-19 is having on respiratory disorders such as asthma, COPD and ILF/IPD in the US. Questions 1. What advice are you giving to patients with respiratory disorders such […]
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