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Article from ERJ

Clinical highlights from the 2011 ERS Congress in Amsterdam

Martijn A. Spruit1, Niels H. Chavannes2, Felix J.F. Herth3, Venerino Poletti5, Sebastian Ley5,7, Otto C. Burghuber8, Enrico Clini6, Vincent Cottin9,10
1. Program Development Centre of CIRO+, Centre of Expertise for Chronic Organ Failure, Horn, 2. Dept. of Public Health and Primary Care, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, 3. Dept. of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine , 4. Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany , 5. Ospedale G.B. Morgagni– L. Pierantoni, U.O. Pneumologia, Forli, 6. DAI Oncology Haematology and Respiratory Diseases – Ospedale Villa Pineta, University of Modena-Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy , 7. Dept. of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, 8. Dept. of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna, Austria, 9. Hospices Civils de Lyon, Hôpital Louis Pradel, Centre National de Référence des Maladies Pulmonaires Rares, 10. Université de Lyon, Université Lyon I Claude Bernard, INRA, UMR754 INRA-Vetagrosup EPHE IFR 128, Lyon, France


This article reports on selected papers pertinent to themost important clinical problems in the field of respiratorymedicine. Expert authors from the Clinical Assembly ofthe European Respiratory Society (ERS) have selectedupdated reports related to presentations given at the2011 ERS Annual Congress, which was held in Amsterdam(the Netherlands) and attended by more than 20,000participants. The hot topics and selected abstractsfrom the scientific groups of the Clinical Assembly arediscussed here in the context of recent literature.

Keywords: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cysticlung diseases, interstitial lung disease, interventionalpulmonology, primary care, rehabilitation