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Study on antibiotics and the microbiome in asthmatic patients

The airway physiology and the bacterial burden of the airways, skin and gastrointestinal tracts do not change meaningfully over time...
Study on antibiotics and the microbiome in asthmatic patients

Scleroderma patients potential candidates for lung transplantation

Scleroderma patients potential candidates for lung transplantation Patients with pulmonary complications of scleroderma, who are failing medical therapy, are potential...
Scleroderma patients potential candidates for lung transplantation

Lack of ‘single candidate biomarker’ a challenge in ARDS

Prof John Laffey of NUI Galway presented a talk on acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), at...
Lack of ‘single candidate biomarker’ a challenge in ARDS

Significant gaps in workplace illness health data

Data on occupational diseases in Ireland is poor, fragmented, and inconsistent, the Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 of the Irish Thoracic...
Significant gaps in workplace illness health data

One-third of patients with severe asthma found to be taking harmful doses of oral steroids

A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of several...
One-third of patients with severe asthma found to be taking harmful doses of oral steroids

Exposure to BPA in the womb linked to wheezing and poorer lung function in children, study finds

Pregnant women exposed to higher levels of the commonly used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) are more likely to have children...
Exposure to BPA in the womb linked to wheezing and poorer lung function in children, study finds

Treatment with long-term, low-dose antibiotic could help people born with chronic lung condition

Taking a low dose of the antibiotic azithromycin for six months reduces symptoms for patients with the chronic lung condition...
Treatment with long-term, low-dose antibiotic could help people born with chronic lung condition

Early diagnosis of COPD

The early diagnosis of COPD has a significant potential to benefit patients and reduce costs to the health service Perhaps...
Early diagnosis of COPD

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

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...
Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 9-11 November 2017
Study on antibiotics and the microbiome in asthmatic patients Study on antibiotics and the microbiome in asthmatic patients
The airway physiology and the bacterial burden of the airways, skin and gastrointestinal tracts do not change meaningfully over time...
Scleroderma patients potential candidates for lung transplantation Scleroderma patients potential candidates for lung transplantation
Scleroderma patients potential candidates for lung transplantation Patients with pulmonary complications of scleroderma, who are failing medical therapy, are potential...
Lack of ‘single candidate biomarker’ a challenge in ARDS Lack of ‘single candidate biomarker’ a challenge in ARDS
Prof John Laffey of NUI Galway presented a talk on acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), at...
Significant gaps in workplace illness health data Significant gaps in workplace illness health data
Data on occupational diseases in Ireland is poor, fragmented, and inconsistent, the Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 of the Irish Thoracic...
One-third of patients with severe asthma found to be taking harmful doses of oral steroids One-third of patients with severe asthma found to be taking harmful doses of oral steroids
A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of several...
Exposure to BPA in the womb linked to wheezing and poorer lung function in children, study finds Exposure to BPA in the womb linked to wheezing and poorer lung function in children, study finds
Pregnant women exposed to higher levels of the commonly used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) are more likely to have children...
Treatment with long-term, low-dose antibiotic could help people born with chronic lung condition Treatment with long-term, low-dose antibiotic could help people born with chronic lung condition
Taking a low dose of the antibiotic azithromycin for six months reduces symptoms for patients with the chronic lung condition...
Early diagnosis of COPD Early diagnosis of COPD
The early diagnosis of COPD has a significant potential to benefit patients and reduce costs to the health service Perhaps...
Focus on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) — Irish data, diagnosis and management 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...
Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 9-11 November 2017 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...

Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

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Promoting respiratory lung health in Ireland

Ahead of the Irish Thoracic Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Galway, Sarah Gallagher spoke to Consultant Respiratory Physician and local organiser Prof Anthony O’Regan about the agenda and issues facing respiratory medicine The lung disciplines are very broad, so we represent a huge community of patients, their relatives, and obviously our clinical practitioners around the…

Diagnosis and management of COPD in 2019

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This article reviews the diagnosis, classification and treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) based on the 2019 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines. The content identifies the key features of COPD recognition and diagnosis and recommends an approach to the management of COPD which considers treatable traits, as well…

The Gander – 14 November 2019

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