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Electronic cigarettes: Investigating the harms and benefits

Guest edited by Associate Editor, Professor Robert Bals (Saarland University, Germany), this series of articles provides newest research and comprehensive background information on e-cigarettes. The articles aim to address the needs of basic researchers, clinicians and other individuals that need up-to-data information on this topic.

Respiratory Research is pleased to still be accepting submissions for this thematic series.


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    Authors: Valérie Besnard, Alain Calender, Diane Bouvry, Yves Pacheco, Catherine Chapelon-Abric, Florence Jeny, Hilario Nunes, Carole Planès and Dominique Valeyre

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Aims and scope

Respiratory Research publishes high-quality clinical and basic research, review and commentary articles on all aspects of respiratory medicine and related diseases.

As the leading fully open access journal in the field, Respiratory Research provides an essential resource for pulmonologists, allergists, immunologists and other physicians, researchers, healthcare workers and medical students with worldwide dissemination of articles resulting in high visibility and generating international discussion.

Editorial board

Jan Lötvall, Göteborg University, Sweden
Reynold A Panettieri. Jr, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

Associate Editors
Robert Bals, Saarland University, Germany
Francesco Blasi, University of Milan, Italy
Arnaud Bourdin, University of Montpellier, France
Mario Cazzola, Antonio Cardarelli Hospital, Italy
Bruno Crestani, Bichat Hospital, France
Jeanine D'Armiento, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA
Massimo Di Maio, University of Turin, Italy
Louise Donnelly, Imperial College London, UK
Hiromasa Inoue, Kagoshima University, Japan
Victor Kim, Temple University School of Medicine, USA
Victor Laubach, University of Virginia, USA
Stylianos Orfanos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Stephen Peters, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, USA
YS Prakash, Mayo Clinic, USA
Oliver Schildgen, Hospital of the Private University Witten/Herdecke, Germany
Dale D Tang, Albany Medical College, USA
Johan Verbraecken, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium

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Featured review: A proposal for the withdrawal of inhaled corticosteroids in the clinical practice of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

© iStockThe addition of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) to long-acting β2 agonist therapy is recommended in patients with moderate-to-severe COPD. However, ICS are overprescribed in clinical practice, and most patients are unlikely to benefit from long-term ICS therapy. Evidence from randomized-controlled trials supports the hypothesis that ICS can be safely and effectively discontinued in patients with stable COPD and in whom ICS therapy may not be indicated. This article summarizes the evidence supporting the discontinuation of ICS therapy, and proposes an algorithm for the implementation of ICS withdrawal in patients with COPD in clinical practice.

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Featured blog post: Vaping is less harmful than conventional smoking

New Content ItemWith the increasing popularity of "vaping" across the world, a new study from Respiratory Research shows that regardless of flavor, vaping does less damage to the lungs than conventional smoking.

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Editors profiles

Jan Lötvall
Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, and Chairman of the Krefting Research Centre at the University of Gothenburg.

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Respiratory Research welcomes review articles on a variety of different topics relating to the scope of the journal. Submit your review today.

For further queries or to discuss the limited funds which may be available to cover the article-processing charge, please contact the editorial team.

Reynold Panettieri
Professor and Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine and Science at The State University of New Jersey.

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