A number of respiratory conditions largely affect the paediatric patient, including cystic fibrosis, asthma and allergy. Recent research into genetic drivers has revolutionized the treatment of cystic fibrosis, with new and effective targeted therapies available and undergoing further research. In asthma, treatments such as inhaled corticosteroids are well established, but research into innovative therapies is ongoing.
Browse our selection of video highlights and short articles from the conference hub, providing insights into the latest updates from major conferences and a selection of peer-reviewed articles from the journal portfolio.
Refika Ersu, ERS 2018 – Paediatric physiology and sleep at ERS: what is new?
Editorial board member and new Chair Elect of the Paediatric Respiratory Physiology and Sleep Section of the ERS Paediatric Assembly Refika Ersu (Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey) chats to us about unmet needs and exciting advances in respiratory and sleep physiology in children. Questions 1. What are the major unmet needs in paediatric sleep medicine? (0:12) […]
Fabio Midulla, ERS 2018 – Acute viral bronchiolitis
Editorial board member Fabio Midulla (Sapienza University, Rome, Italy) chats to us about acute viral bronchiolitis, including risk factors, challenges managing the condition, risks and recent advances. Questions 1. What are the major risk factors for acute viral bronchiolitis? (0:12) 2. What are the challenges in the management of acute viral bronchiolitis? (1:02) 3. What […]
Updates in the Guidelines and Treatment of Ventilator-dependent Children
US Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. 2018;3(1):19–21 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USRPD.2018.3.1.19
My experience in the care of ventilator-dependent children involves over 20 years’ experience in both the home and long-term care environments. I have managed over 50 ventilator-dependent children in a university-based practice and have weaned at least two children per year completely off mechanical ventilation. In addition, I have helped in the development of […]
Inducible Laryngeal Obstruction in the Paediatric Population – Review of the Literature and Current Understanding
European Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. 2018;4(1):45–8 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/ERPD.2018.4.1.45
Inducible laryngeal obstruction (ILO), previously designated as vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), is characterised by a transient and reversible narrowing of the larynx in response to external triggers, resulting in symptoms such as cough, dyspnoea and noisy breathing.1,2 Adduction of the vocal folds usually occurs in inhalation but can also happen in exhalation, restricting movement of […]
Stephanie D Davis, ATS 2018 – ATS Assembly on Pediatrics
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 interest. Questions 1. Tell us a little […]
Refika Ersu, ATS 2018 – Management of children with obstructive sleep apnea
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 significant recent advances. Questions 1. What do you […]
Refika Ersu, ATS 2018 – Challenges in diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea in children
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. What are the long-term health risks of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) […]
Alison Lee, ATS 2018 – Household air pollution exposure and pulmonary function in infants
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 household air pollution affects pulmonary function in infants? (0:11) 2. Could […]
Megan Januska, ATS 2018 – Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) and chronic cough in children
Megan Januska (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, US) discusses the background and findings of her presentation entitled: Nontuberculous Mycobacteria and Chronic Cough in Children: An Underappreciated Entity? (abstract available here). Questions 1. What is the typical clinical presentation of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections in children? (0:11) 2. Why is NTM […]
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