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International ERS/ATS Guidelines on Definition, Evaluation and Treatment of Severe Asthma Asthma ATS / ERS Task Force Report 2014 Eur Respir J 2014 43:343-373; published ahead of print 2013 PDF | Patient version
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The European initiative for quality management in lung cancer care Thoracic tumours ERS Task Force Report 2014 Eur Respir J 2014. Published on March 23, 2014 PDF
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Update on Limb Muscle Dysfunction in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD ATS / ERS Statement 2014 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014; 189: e15-e62 Executive Summary
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Consensus statement for inert gas washout measurement using multiple- and single-breath tests Pulmonary function testing ERS / ATS Consensus Statement 2013 Eur Respir J 2013; 41: 507-522 PDF
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Recommendations for the management of patients with obstructive sleep apnoea and hypertension Sleep-related breathing disorders ERS / ESH Task Force Report 2013 Eur Respir J 2013; 41: 523-538 PDF
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An Official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Statement: Key Concepts and Advances in Pulmonary Rehabilitation Pulmonary rehabilitation ATS / ERS Statement 2013 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013; 188: e13–e64 PDF | Abstract | Patient Version
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A Guide to Guidelines for Professional Societies and Other Developers of Recommendations Education & HERMES ATS / ERS Workshop Report 2012 Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2012; 9: 215-218 PDF | Editorial
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Guidelines for the management of work-related asthma Asthma ERS Task Force Report 2012 Eur Respir J 2012; 39: 529-545 PDF | Supplementary material | Pocket guideline | Pocket guideline for iPad | Erratum
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GINA Report, Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention: Updated 2012 Asthma GINA Report 2012 Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) 2012. Available from: www.ginasthma.org Online access
Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Guidelines for the management of adult lower respiratory tract infections Respiratory infections excluding TB ERS Task Force Report in collaboration with ESCMID 2011 Infectious Diseases 2011; 17(Suppl. 6): 1-24 & E1-E59 PDF | Abstract | Slides | CME test
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What the pulmonary specialist should know about the new inhalation therapies Asthma ERS / ISAM Task Force Report 2011 Eur Respir J 2011; 37: 1308-1331 PDF
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Non-CPAP therapies in obstructive sleep apnoea Sleep-related breathing disorders ERS Task Force Report 2011 Eur Respir J 2011; 37: 1000-1028 PDF | Abstract | Supplementary material | Slides | CME test
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An Official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Statement: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Evidence-based Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management Diffuse parenchymal (interstitial) lung diseases and orphan lung diseases ATS / ERS / JRS / ALAT Statement 2011 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011; 183: 788-824 PDF
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Global Strategy for Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD COPD GOLD 2011 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2011 Available from: www.goldcopd.org Online access
NCCN Clinical Guidelines in Oncology Thoracic tumours NCCN Clinical Guidelines 2011 National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Available from www.nccn.org Online access
An Official Research Policy Statement of the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society: Standards for Quantitative Assessment of Lung Structure Pulmonary function testing ATS / ERS Official Research Policy Statement 2010 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009; 181: 394-418 PDF
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Factors influencing age at diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia in European children Paediatic ERS Task Force Report 2010 Eur Respir J 2010; 36: 1248-1258 PDF | Abstract | ERS Live | Slides | CME test
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Guidelines of the European Respiratory Society and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons for the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma Thoracic tumours ERS / ESTS Task Force Report 2010 Eur Respir J 2010; 35: 479-495 PDF | CME test
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Early stage and locally advanced (non-metastatic) non-small-cell lung cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up Thoracic tumours ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up 2010 Ann Oncol 2010; 21 (suppl 5): v103-v115 Online access
Metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up Thoracic tumours ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up 2010 Ann Oncol 2010; 21 (suppl 5): v116-v119 Online access
Small-cell lung cancer: ESMO Clinical Recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up Thoracic tumours ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up 2010 Ann Oncol 2010; 21 (suppl 5): v120-v125 Online access
Malignant pleural mesothelioma: ESMO Clinical Recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up Thoracic tumours ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up 2010 Ann Oncol 2010; 21 (suppl 5): v126-v128 Online access
Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Cryptococcal Disease: 2010 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America Respiratory infections excluding TB 2010 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2010 Clin Infect Dis. 2010; 50: 291-322 Online access
Global tuberculosis control 2010 Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases WHO Report 2010 World Health Organization (WHO/ HTM/ TB/ 2007.376) Online access
British Thoracic Society Pleural Disease Guideline 2010 Pleural Diseases BTS Guidelines 2010 Thorax 2010, Vol 65, Suppl 2 Online access
European Respiratory Society Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) Thoracic tumours ERS Task Force Report 2010 Eur Respir J 2010; 35: 14-26 PDF
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ERS guidelines on LAM - Long version including further discussion of the evidence Thoracic tumours ERS Task Force Report 2010 Eur Respir J 2010; 35: 14-26 PDF
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An Official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Statement: Asthma Control and Exacerbations Asthma ATS / ERS Statement 2009 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009; 180: 59-99 PDF | CME test
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Defining, treating and preventing hospital acquired pneumonia: European perspective Respiratory infections excluding TB ERS / ESCMID / ESICM document 2009 Intensive Care Med 2009; 35: 9-29 PDF | CME test
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ERS/ESTS clinical guidelines on fitness for radical therapy in lung cancer patients (surgery and chemo-radiotherapy) Thoracic tumours ERS / ESTS Tasl Force Report 2009 Eur Respir J 2009; 34: 17-41 PDF | CME test
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Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension Pulmonary vascular diseases ESC / ERS Guidelines 2009 Eur Respir J 2009; 34: 1219-1263 PDF
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Paediatric HERMES: a European Syllabus in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Education & HERMES ERS Syllabus in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine 2009 Breathe 2009; 5: 236-247 PDF
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Primary ciliary dyskinesia: a consensus statement on diagnostic and treatment approaches in children Paediatic ERS Task Force Report 2009 Eur Respir J 2009; 34: 1264-1276 PDF | CME test
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Guidelines for the management of community acquired pneumonia in adults: update 2009 Respiratory infections excluding TB BTS Guidelines 2009 Thorax 2009; 64: iii1-iii55 Online access
International Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ISTC) Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance 2009 Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance. Available from www.tbcta.org Online access
Global Strategy for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma in Children 5 Years and Younger Paediatic GINA Guidelines 2009 Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) 2009. Available from: www.ginasthma.org Online access
Definition, assessment and treatment of wheezing disorders in preschool children: an evidence-based approach Paediatic ERS Task Force Report 2008 Eur Respir J 2008; 32: 1096-1110 PDF | CME test
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European Curriculum Recommendations for Training in Adult Respiratory Medicine Education & HERMES ERS Curriculum Recommendations for Training in Adult Respiratory Medicine 2008 Breathe 2008; 5: 80-93 PDF
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Outcomes for COPD pharmacological trials: from lung function to Biomarkers COPD ATS / ERS Task Force 2008 Eur Respir J 2008; 31: 416-468 PDF
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British Guideline on the Management of Asthma Asthma BTS Guidelines 2008 British Thoracic Society (BTS) 2008. Available from: www.brit-thoracic.org.uk Online access
Guidelines for the programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Emergency update 2008 Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases WHO Guideline 2008 World Health Organization (WHO/ HTM/ TB/ 2006.361) Online access
International Health Regulations (2005). Second edition Public health and health costs in Europe World Health Organization 2008 ISBN 978 92 4 158041 0 Online access
End-of-life decision-making in respiratory intermediate care units: a European survey Palliative care ERS Task Force Report 2007 Eur Respir J 2007; 30: 156-164 PDF
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An Official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Statement: Pulmonary Function Testing in Preschool Children Paediatic ATS / ERS Statement 2007 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007; 175: 1304-1345 PDF
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ERS guidelines on the assessment of cough Symptoms and signs ERS Task Force Report 2007 Eur Respir J 2007; 29: 1256-1276 PDF | CME test
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Recommendations on the use of exercise testing in clinical practice Pulmonary function testing ERS Task Force Report 2007 Eur Respir J 2007; 29: 185-209 PDF | CME test
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Smoking cessation in patients with respiratory diseases: a high priority, integral component of therapy Smoking cessation / respiratory disease prevention ERS Task Force Report 2007 Eur Respir J 2007; 29: 390-417 PDF
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Weaning from mechanical ventilation Intensive care and high dependency care units ERS / ATS / ESICM / SCCM / SRLF Statement of the Sixth International Consensus Conference on Intensive Care Medicine 2007 Eur Respir J 2007; 29: 1033-1056 PDF | Slides | Webcast | Podcasts
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Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer: ACCP Guidelines (2nd edition) Thoracic tumours ACCP Guidelines (2nd edition) 2007 Chest 2007; 132: 1S–422S Online access
Infectious Diseases Society of America/American Thoracic Society Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults Respiratory infections excluding TB Infectious Diseases Society of America / American Thoracic Society Consensus Guidelines 2007 CID 2007; 44 (Suppl 2): S27-S72 Online access
International Standards for Tuberculosis Care: revisiting the cornerstones of tuberculosis care and control Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy 2007 Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2007; 5: 61–65 Online access
An Official ATS/IDSA Statement: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Diseases Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases An Official ATS / IDSA Statement 2007 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007; 175: 367-416 Online access
Medical Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension : Updated ACCP Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines Pulmonary vascular diseases Updated ACCP Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines 2007 Chest 2007; 131: 1917-1928 Online access
Intermediate care—Hospital-at-Home in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: British Thoracic Society guideline Home care (hospital at home and early discharge schemes) BTS Guidelines 2007 Thorax 2007; 62: 200–210 Online access
American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Statement on Pulmonary Rehabilitation Pulmonary rehabilitation ATS / ERS Statement 2006 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006; 173: 1390-1413 PDF | CME test
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HERMES: a European Core Syllabus in Respiratory Medicine Education & HERMES ERS Core Syllabus in Respiratory Medicine 2006 Breathe 2006; 3: 59-69 PDF
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Recommended standards for modern tuberculosis laboratory services in Europe Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases WHO Euro Laboratory Task Force Perspective 2006 Eur Respir J 2006; 28: 903-909 PDF
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ATS/ERS Recommendations for Standardized Procedures for the Online and Offline Measurement of Exhaled Lower Respiratory Nitric Oxide and Nasal Nitric Oxide, 2005 Pulmonary function testing ATS / ERS Recommandations 2005 Eur Respir J 2002; 20: 223-237 PDF
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ATS/ERS Statement: Raised Volume Forced Expirations in Infants - Guidelines for Current Practice Paediatic ATS / ERS Statement 2005 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005; 172: 1463-1471 PDF | Online supplement
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ATS/ERS Task Force: Standardisation of lung function testing - General considerations for lung function testing Pulmonary function testing ERS / ATS Task Force Report on Standardisation of Lung Function Testing 2005 Eur Respir J 2005; 26: 153-161 PDF | CME test
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ATS/ERS Task Force: Standardisation of lung function testing - Interpretative strategies for lung function tests Pulmonary function testing ERS / ATS Task Force Report on Standardisation of Lung Function Testing 2005 Eur Respir J 2005; 26: 948-968 PDF
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ATS/ERS Task Force: Standardisation of lung function testing - Standardisation of spirometry Pulmonary function testing ERS / ATS Task Force Report on Standardisation of Lung Function Testing 2005 Eur Respir J 2005; 26: 319-338 PDF
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ATS/ERS Task Force: Standardisation of lung function testing - Standardisation of the measurement of lung volumes Pulmonary function testing ERS / ATS Task Force Report on Standardisation of Lung Function Testing 2005 Eur Respir J 2005; 26: 511-522 PDF
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ATS/ERS Task Force: Standardisation of lung function testing - Standardisation of the single-breath determination of carbon monoxide uptake in the lung Pulmonary function testing ERS / ATS Task Force Report on Standardisation of Lung Function Testing 2005 Eur Respir J 2005; 26: 720-735 PDF
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Exhaled breath condensate - methodological recommendations and unresolved questions Pulmonary function testing ATS / ERS Task Force 2005 Eur Respir J 2005; 26: 523-548 PDF
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Guidelines for the management of adult lower respiratory tract infections Respiratory infections excluding TB ERS Task Force Report in collaboration with ESMID 2005 Eur Respir J 2005; 26: 1138-1180 PDF | Slides | Appendix | CME test
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Lung cancer: The diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer Thoracic tumours NICE guideline, Developed by The National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care 2005 National Institute for Clinical Excellence Online access
Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Hospital-acquired, Ventilator-associated, and Healthcare-associated Pneumonia Respiratory infections excluding TB American Thoracic Society Document 2005 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005; 171: 388-416 Online access
Evidence based guidelines for the prevention, identification, and management of occupational asthma Occupational and environmental diseases British Occupational Health Research Foundation Guidelines 2005 Occup Environ Med 2005; 62: 290-299 Online access
Statement on Home Care for Patients with Respiratory Disorders Home care (hospital at home and early discharge schemes) American Thoracic Society Document 2005 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005; 171: 1443-1464 Online access
Indirect airway challenges Pulmonary function testing ERS Task Force Report 2004 Eur Respir J 2003; 21: 1050-1068 PDF
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Pulmonary–Hepatic vascular Disorders (PHD) Pulmonary vascular diseases ERS Task Force Report 2004 Eur Respir J 2004; 24: 861-880 PDF
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Standards for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with COPD COPD ATS / ERS Task Force 2004 European Respiratory Society (ERS) 2004. Available from: www.ers-education.org PDF
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Standards for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with COPD - section for patients COPD ATS / ERS Task Force 2004 European Respiratory Society (ERS) 2004. Available from: www.ers-education.org PDF
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Standards for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with COPD: a summary of the ATS/ERS position paper COPD ATS / ERS Task Force 2004 Eur Respir J 2004; 23: 932-946 PDF
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Task force on chronic interstitial lung disease in immunocompetent children Paediatic ERS Task Force Report 2004 Eur Respir J 2004; 24: 686-697 PDF
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The diagnosis and management of chronic cough Symptoms and signs ERS Task Force Report 2004 Eur Respir J 2004; 24: 481-492 PDF
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Guidelines for Assessing and Managing Asthma Risk at Work, School and Recreation Asthma American Thoracic Society Document 2004 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004; 169: 873-881 Online access
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. National clinical guideline on management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults in primary and secondary care COPD NICE guideline, Developed by The National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions 2004 Thorax 2004; 59 (Suppl 1): i1-i232 Online access
Guidelines for Treatment of Candidiasis - IDSA Guidelines Respiratory infections excluding TB IDSA Guidelines 2004 Clin Infect Dis. 2004; 38: 161-189 Online access
The Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy:Evidence-Based Guidelines Pulmonary vascular diseases Evidence-Based Guidelines from the Seventh ACCP Conference 2004 Chest 2004; 126: 172S–173S Online access
Diagnosis and Initial Management of Nonmalignant Diseases Related to Asbestos Occupational and environmental diseases American Thoracic Society Document 2004 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004; 170: 691-715 Online access
Guidelines for Assessing and Managing Asthma Risk at Work, School, and Recreation Occupational and environmental diseases American Thoracic Society Document 2004 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004; 169: 872-881 Online access
Respiratory Care of the Patient with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Diseases of the chest wall, respiratory muscles and diaphragm ATS Consensus Statement 2004 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004; 170: 456-465 Online access
Executive Summary on the Systematic Review and Practice Parameters for Portable Monitoring in the Investigation of Suspected Sleep Apnea in Adults Sleep-related breathing disorders American Thoracic Society Document 2004 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004; 169: 1160-1163 Online access
ATS / ERS: Standards for the Diagnosis and Management of Individuals with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Genetic and developmental disorders ATS / ERS Statement 2003 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003; 168: 818-900 PDF
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Flexible endoscopy of paediatric airways Paediatic ERS Task Force Report 2003 Eur Respir J 2003; 22: 698-708 PDF
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Murine models of asthma Asthma ERS Task Force Report 2003 Eur Respir J 2003; 22: 374-382 PDF
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The forced oscillation technique in clinical practice: methodology, recommendations and future developments Pulmonary function testing ERS Task Force Report 2003 Eur Respir J 2003; 22: 1026-1041 PDF
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American Thoracic Society/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Infectious Diseases Society of America: Treatment of tuberculosis Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases American Thoracic Society / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / Infectious Diseases Society of America 2003 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003; 167: 603–662 Online access
British Thoracic Society guidelines for the management of suspected acute Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary vascular diseases BTS Guidelines 2003 Thorax 2003; 58: 470–484 Online access
Workshop on Lung Disease and the Environment - Where Do We Go from Here? Occupational and environmental diseases American Thoracic Society Document 2003 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003; 168: 250-254 Online access
Proceedings of the First Jack Pepys Occupational Asthma Symposium Occupational and environmental diseases American Thoracic Society Workshop 2003 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003; 167: 450-471 Online access
American Thoracic Society Statement: Occupational Contribution to the Burden of Airway Disease Occupational and environmental diseases American Thoracic Society Document 2003 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003; 167: 787-797 Online access
BTS guidelines for the investigation of a unilateral pleural effusion in adults Pleural Diseases BTS Guidelines 2003 Thorax 2003; 58: ii8-ii17 Online access
BTS guidelines for the management of malignant pleural effusions Pleural Diseases BTS Guidelines 2003 Thorax 2003; 58: ii29-ii38 Online access
Interventional Pulmonary Procedures. Guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians Pleural Diseases Guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians 2003 CHEST May 2003; 123: 1693-1717 Online access
BTS guidelines for the management of pleural infection Pleural Diseases BTS Guidelines 2003 Thorax 2003; 58: ii18-ii28 Online access
BTS guidelines for the management of spontaneous pneumothorax Pleural Diseases BTS Guidelines 2003 Thorax 2003; 58: ii39-ii52 Online access
BTS guidelines for the insertion of a chest drain Pleural procedures BTS Guidelines 2003 Thorax 2003; 58 (Suppl II): ii53–ii59 Online access
ATS / ERS statement on Respiratory Muscle Testing Diseases of the chest wall, respiratory muscles and diaphragm ATS / ERS Statement 2002 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002; 166: 518-524 PDF
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ATS / ERS: International Multidisciplinary Consensus Classification of the Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias Diffuse parenchymal (interstitial) lung diseases and orphan lung diseases ATS / ERS International Multidisciplinary Consensus Classification 2002 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002; 165: 277-304 PDF
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ERS / ATS statement on interventional pulmonology Bronchoscopy ERS / ATS Statement 2002 Eur Respir J 2002; 19: 356-373 PDF
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Measurement of exhaled nitric oxide in children Paediatic ERS / ATS Statement 2002 Eur Respir J 2002; 20: 223-237 PDF
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Paediatric respiratory training in Europe: syllabus and centres Paediatic ERS Statement 2002 Eur Respir J 2002; 20: 1587-1593 PDF
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Public health and medicolegal implications of sleep apnoea Public health and health costs in Europe ERS Task Force Report 2002 Eur Respir J 2002; 20: 1594-1609 PDF
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Respiratory intermediate care units: a European survey Home care (hospital at home and early discharge schemes) ERS Task Force Report 2002 Eur Respir J 2002; 20: 1343-1350 PDF
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Guidelines for Preventing Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Persons - Recommendations of the U.S. Public Health Service and the Infectious Diseases Society of America Respiratory infections excluding TB Recommendations of the U.S. Public Health Service and the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2002 MMWR Recomm Rep; 2002 8: 1–52 Online access
BTS Guideline on non-invasive ventilation in acute respiratory failure Respiratory failure BTS Guidelines 2002 Thorax 2002; 57: 192-211 Online access
Guidelines for Preventing Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Persons - Recommendations of the U.S. Public Health Service and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (1) Respiratory manifestations of immunodeficiency disorders Recommendations of the U.S. Public Health Service and the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2002 MMWR Recomm Rep; 2002 8: 1–52 Online access
ERS/ATS Task Force: Standards for infant respiratory function testing - Passive respiratory mechanics: the occlusion techniques Paediatic ERS / ATS Task Force Report on Standards for infant respiratory function testing 2001 Eur Respir J 2001; 17: 141-148 PDF
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ERS/ATS Task Force: Standards for infant respiratory function testing - Plethysmographic measurements of lung volume and airway resistance Paediatic ERS / ATS Task Force Report on Standards for infant respiratory function testing 2001 Eur Respir J 2001; 17: 302-312 PDF
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ERS/ATS Task Force: Standards for infant respiratory function testing - The bias flow nitrogen washout technique for measuring the functional residual capacity in infants Paediatic ERS / ATS Task Force Report on Standards for infant respiratory function testing 2001 Eur Respir J 2001; 17: 529-536 PDF
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European Respiratory Society Guidelines on the use of nebulizers Asthma ERS Task Force Report 2001 Eur Respir J 2001; 18: 228-242 PDF
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Management of malignant pleural effusions Pleural diseases ERS / ATS Statement 2001 Eur Respir J 2001; 18: 402-419 PDF
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Ventilator-associated pneumonia Respiratory infections excluding TB ERS Task Force Report 2001 Eur Respir J 2001; 17: 1034-1045 PDF
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Management of Spontaneous Pneumothorax. An American College of Chest Physicians Delphi Consensus Statement Pleural Diseases American College of Chest Physicians Delphi Consensus Statement 2001 Chest 2001; 119: 590-602 Online access
Pulmonary rehabilitation Pulmonary exercise physiology and pulmonary rehabilitation BTS statement 2001 Thorax 2001; 56: 827-834 Online access
British Thoracic Society Guidelines on Diagnostic Flexible Bronchoscopy Bronchoscopy BTS Guidelines 2001 Thorax 2001; 56 (Suppl I): i1-i 21 Online access
Bronchoalveolar lavage in children Paediatic ERS Task Force Report 2000 Eur Respir J 2000; 15: 217-231 PDF
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ERS/ATS Task Force: Standards for infant respiratory function testing - Specifications for equipment used for infant pulmonary function testing Paediatic ERS / ATS Task Force Report on Standards for infant respiratory function testing 2000 Eur Respir J 2000; 16: 731-740 PDF
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ERS/ATS Task Force: Standards for infant respiratory function testing - Tidal breath analysis for infant pulmonary function testing Paediatic ERS / ATS Task Force Report on Standards for infant respiratory function testing 2000 Eur Respir J 2000; 16: 1180-1192 PDF
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ERS/ATS Task Force: Standards for infant respiratory function testing - Tidal forced expirations Paediatic ERS / ATS Task Force Report on Standards for infant respiratory function testing 2000 Eur Respir J 2000; 16: 741-748 PDF
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ERS/ATS Task Force: Standards for infant respiratory function testing - Specifications for signal processing and data handling used for infant pulmonary function testing Paediatic ERS / ATS Task Force Report on Standards for infant respiratory function testing 2000 Eur Respir J 2000; 16: 1016-1022 PDF
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Proceedings of the ATS Workshop on Refractory Asthma Asthma Proceedings of the ATS Workshop 2000 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2000; 162: 2341-2351 Online access
Practice guidelines for diseases caused by Aspergillus Respiratory infections excluding TB Guidelines From The Infectious Diseases Society Of America 2000 Clin Infect Dis. 2000; 30: 696-709 Online access
Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis in the United Kingdom: Code of Practice 2000; Joint Tuberculosis Committee of the British Thoracic Society Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases BTS Guidelines 2000 Thorax 2000; 55: 887-901 Online access
American Thoracic Society: Targeted Tuberculin Testing and Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (1) Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases American Thoracic Society Document 2000 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2000; 161: S221-S247 Online access
Guidelines for the use of ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses Occupational and environmental diseases ILO Guidelines 2000 International Labor Organization. Available from www.ilo.org Online access
Medical and Surgical Treatment of Parapneumonic Effusions. An Evidence-Based Guideline Pleural Diseases American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines 2000 Chest 2000; 118: 1158-1171 Online access
Smoking cessation guidelines for health professionals: an update Smoking cessation / respiratory disease prevention Health Education Authority (HEA) Guidelines 2000 Thorax 2000; 55: 987-999 Online access
Report of ERS Task Force: guidelines for measurement of acellular components and standardization of BAL (full report) Diagnosis & testing ERS Task Force Report 1999 Eur Respir Rev 1999; 9: 66, 25-157 PDF
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Report of ERS Task Force: guidelines for measurement of acellular components and standardization of BAL (full report) Diagnosis & testing ERS Task Force Report 1999 Eur Respir Rev 1999; 9: 66, 25-157 PDF
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ATS / ERS / WASOG statement on sarcoidosis Diffuse parenchymal (interstitial) lung diseases and orphan lung diseases ERS Task Force Report 1999 Eur Respir J 1999; 14: 735-737 PDF
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Guidelines for mineral fibre analyses in biological samples: report of the ERS Working Group Diagnosis & testing ERS Working Group Report 1998 Eur Respir J 1998; 11: 524-528 PDF
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International Guidelines for the Selection of Lung Transplant Candidates Lung transplantation ASTP / ATS / ERS / ISHLT Statement 1998 Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1998; 158: 335-339 PDF
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Download Excel file ISO 23747:2007
Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment - Peak expiratory flow meters for the assessment of pulmonary function in spontaneously breathing humans
Determination of frequency response: Flow time profiles A and B for testing of equipment
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