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Cough, cough… who’s there?

Dr Nick Flynn provides a clinical overview of the various presentations of cough in the clinic November is a tough month in general practice. The summer is a distant memory, the annual flu vaccination campaign is in full flight and circulating cold and flu viruses are testing capacity in daytime and out-of-hours services. November does,…

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Focus on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) — Irish data, diagnosis and management

Prof Anthony O’Regan addresses the complexities of diagnosis and treatment in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a severe lung disease characterised by progressive distortion and destruction of the lung architecture by scar tissue. The cause and pathogenesis of the disease are poorly understood but there has been remarkable progress in our understanding…

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Documenting the respiratory health of the nation

Priscilla Lynch highlights the key findings of the Irish Thoracic Society’s recently-published Respiratory Health of the Nation 2018 report The Irish Thoracic Society recently called for the establishment of a national respiratory taskforce to address the rising tide of respiratory disease in Ireland. The call came at the launch of the Society’s major new report…

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Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 9-11 November 2017

All news reports by Paul Mulholland Emerging trends in occupational health identified Recent changes to the composition of paint and metal-working fluid pose a potential risk to people’s health, the Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2017, which was held in the Strand hotel, Limerick from 9-11 November, heard. In his talk on ‘Occupational Lung…

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Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 9 -11 November 2017, Limerick

Paul Mulholland previews the highlights and speakers of the upcoming 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Thoracic Society The Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) is the official society for the broad spectrum of healthcare professionals involved in the care of people with chronic or acute respiratory disease in Ireland. The Society’s membership consists of respiratory…

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ITS – GSK – BTS Travel Bursary Recipients 2018

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2018 Irish Thoracic Society – GSK – British Thoracic Society Travel Bursaries – Bridget Murray (RCSI), Dr Sinéad Walsh (NUIG) and Joshua Holmes (Queens University, Belfast). Pictured at the awarding of the bursaries at the ITS ASM 2018 in Belfast are (from l to r); Bridget…

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Irish Thoracic Society Research Grant in Respiratory Medicine 2018 – 2020

Professor Fergal O’Gara, BIOMERIT Research Centre, School of Microbiology, University College Cork, is the recipient of the Irish Thoracic Society Research Grant 2018, awarded under the MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme and supported by GSK through an unrestricted educational grant. The title of the research project is ‘ Evaluating a novel macrolide based early intervention in…

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Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 22-24 November 2018

The Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) Annual Scientific Meeting is the annual gathering of clinicians and practitioners in the area of Irish respiratory medicine. Dr Jacqueline Rendall, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Belfast City Hospital, spoke to Catherine Reilly about the eagerly-awaited meeting, which takes place in the city The Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) Annual Scientific Meeting 2018…

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