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New Content Item (1)Published studies suggest physical recovery from the COVID-19 is complex, with many individuals experiencing persistent symptoms. There is a paucity of data investigating the longer-term trajectory of physical recovery from COVID-19. The aim of this study was to prospectively investigate objective physical recovery and self-reported well-being following COVID-19 amongst a heterogeneous group of hospitalised patients at 10-weeks, 6-months and 1-year following hospital-discharge.

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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.


About the Editors

Kelan Tantisira

Dr. Kelan Tantisira is the Division Chief for Pediatric Respiratory Medicine at the University of California San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital. He has directed seminal studies in respiratory epidemiology, genomics, and pharmacogenomics, as well as in the fetal genomic orgins of lung disease. His work focuses primarily on factors influencing asthma susceptibility, severity, prognosis, and treatment response, with particular interests in asthma pharmacogenomics, translational genomics, and personalized, prognostic medicine.

Robert Bals

​​​​Prof. Bals is the director of the Saarland University’s Department of Pulmonology, where Prof. Bals focuses on teaching, research, and patient care. In the research area, Prof. Bals covers preclinical and clinical research and has contributed to 250 papers and several books. His research areas are inflammatory lung disease, asthma, COPD, and infection. In the basic science laboratory, Prof. Bals and his team investigate the mechanisms how the lung interacts with the environment including smoke, allergens, and microorganisms with a focus on stem cell biology and regeneration. In clinical research, he performs investigations in COPD, asthma, pneumonia and cystic fibrosis. He established and manages the German alpha-1-antitrypsin registry and is member of the steering committee of COSYCONET.

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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.

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Editorial board

Robert Bals, Saarland University, Germany
Kelan Tantisira, University of California San Diego, USA

Deputy Editor
Dale D. Tang, Albany Medical College, USA

Associate Editors
Tiago Alfaro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Steven An, Rutgers University, USA
Takuya Aoki, Tokai University School of Medicine, Japan
Cristina Ardura-Garcia, University of Bern, Switzerland
Francesco Blasi, University of Milan, Italy
Su Bo, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, China
Agnes Boots, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Arnaud Bourdin, University of Montpellier, France
Mario Cazzola, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Kuei-Pin Chung, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taiwan
Suzanne Cloonan, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Taylor Cohen, MedImmune, USA
Bruno Crestani, Bichat Hospital, France
Jeanine D'Armiento, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA
Olivier Danhaive, University of California San Francisco, USA
Rafael E. de la Hoz, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Sara De Matteis, Imperial College London, UK
Deepak Deshpande, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Massimo Di Maio, University of Turin, Italy
Marta Drummond, University of Porto, Portugal
Orianne Dumas, Inserm, France
Elaine Fuertes, Imperial College London, UK
Eric Garshick, VA Boston Healthcare System, USA
Jose Gomez Villalobos, Yale University, USA
Carolina Gotera, IIS - Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Spain
Andrea Gramegna, University of Milan, Italy
Kathleen Haley, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Marco Idzko, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Dany Jaffuel, Regional University Hospital of Montpellier, France
Guha Krishnaswamy, Wake Baptist Hospital, USA
Larry Lands, McGill University, Canada
Victor Laubach, University of Virginia, USA
Anna Lavizzari, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Grande Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy
Mareike Lehmann, Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany
Micheal Mac Aogain, St. James's Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Philip Molyneaux, Imperial College London, UK
Yasuhiko Nishioka, Tokushima University, Japan
Mariaelena Occhipinti, University of Florence, Italy
Stylianos Orfanos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Victor Ortega, Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA
Bi-Yun Qian, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Paola Rogliani, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Ilias Siempos, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Sunit Singh, Banaras Hindu University, India
Hortense Slevogt, Jena University Hospital, Germany
Giovanni Sotgiu, University of Sassari, Italy
Pei Yee Tiew, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
David Tingay, The Royal Children's Hospital, Australia
Sara Tomassetti, Careggi Hospital, Italy
Argyris Tzouvelekis, University of Patras, Greece
Niki Ubags, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Switzerland
Johan Verbraecken, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium

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