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Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine

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The best abstracts of the 2nd World Bronchiectasis Conference will be published in Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine as part of a special issue on Bronchiectasis.

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    Authors: Dewi Nurul Makhabah, Federica Martino and Nicolino Ambrosino

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Aims and scope

Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine is the official journal of the Italian Respiratory Society - Società Italiana di Pneumologia (IRS/SIP). The journal publishes on all aspects of respiratory medicine and related fields, with a particular focus on interdisciplinary and translational research.

The interdisciplinary nature of the journal provides a unique opportunity for researchers, clinicians and healthcare professionals across specialties to collaborate and exchange information. The journal provides a high visibility platform for the publication and dissemination of top quality original scientific articles, reviews and important position papers documenting clinical and experimental advances.

Given the journal’s interdisciplinary character, the target readership is wider than respiratory medicine, embracing numerous related disciplines (allergology, immunology, internal medicine, geriatrics, infectious diseases, intensive care, etc) and health professionals.

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Featured review: Recent advances in capsule-based dry powder inhaler technology

Pulmonary drug delivery is currently the focus of accelerated research and development because of the potential to produce maximum therapeutic benefit to patients by directly targeting drug to the site of pathology in the lungs. Among the available delivery options, the dry powder inhaler (DPI) is the preferred device for the treatment of an increasingly diverse range of diseases. This article reviews recent advances in capsule-based DPI technology and the introduction of the ‘disposable’ DPI device.

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Featured article: Longitudinal assessment of bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis by Micro-CT correlates with histological evaluation in mice

The intratracheal instillation of bleomycin in mice induces early damage to alveolar epithelial cells and development of inflammation followed by fibrotic tissue changes. Histopathology is the gold standard for assessing lung fibrosis in rodents, however it precludes repeated and longitudinal measurements of disease progression. This study investigates the use of the Micro-CT technique to allow the evaluation of disease onset and progression at different time-points in the mouse bleomycin model of lung fibrosis. 

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Editors' profiles

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Francesco Blasi,  Editor-in-Chief

Francesco Blasi, MD, FERS is a Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation of the University of Milan. Additionally, he is Head of the Internal Medicine Department, Respiratory Unit and Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center IRCCS Fondazione Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore in Milan . Prof Blasi is a former President of European Respiratory Society (ERS) 2012-13 and past President of the Italian Respiratory Society (SIP/IRS). He is currently serving as President of the Italian Respiratory Society Research Center  2017-2018. Prof Blasi has published more than 300 papers in International Journals. His research interests include pneumonia, COPD, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis and lung transplantation.

Claudio M Sanguinetti

Claudio Sanguinetti, Editor-in-Chief

Dr Claudio Sanguinetti is a senior consultant in respiratory medicine at the Quisisana Clinical Center in Rome, Italy. He has had many teaching appointments in respiratory medicine at Ancona University, and now teaches in a degree course of the Catholic University in Rome.


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