Below you can find publications produced by the European Respiratory Society (ERS), relating to clean air and the effects of physical activity on lung health.
Articles from ERS publications
- Effectiveness of exercise training in patients with COPD: The role of muscle fatigue. Chris Burtin, Didier Saey, Melda Saglam, Daniel Lange, Rik Gosselink, Wim Janssens, Marc Decramer, François Maltais, Thierry Troosters. Eur Respir J 2012; 40: 338-344.
- Exercise training reverses exertional oscillatory ventilation in heart failure patients. Marzena Zurek, Ugo Corra, Massimo F. Piepoli, Ronald K. Binder, Hugo Saner, Jean-Paul Schmid. Eur Respir J 2012; 40: 1238-1244.
- Safety and efficacy of exercise training in various forms of pulmonary hypertension. Ekkehard Grünig, Mona Lichtblau, Nicola Ehlken, Hossein A. Ghofrani, Frank Reichenberger, Gerd Staehler, Michael Halank, Christine Fischer, Hans-Jürgen Seyfarthf, Hans Klose, Andreas Meyer, Stephan Sorichter, Heinrike Wilkens, Stephan Rosenkranz, Christian Opitzff, Hanno Leuchte, Gabriele Karger, Rudolf Speich, Christian Nagel. Eur Respir J 2012; 40: 84-92.
- Water-based exercise in COPD with physical comorbidities: a randomised controlled trial. Renae J. McNamara, Zoe J. McKeough, David K. McKenzie, Jennifer A. Alison. Eur Respir J 2013; 41: 1284-1291.
- Exercise is associated with improved asthma control in adults. S. Dogra, J.L. Kuk, J. Baker, V. Jamnik. Eur Respir J 2011; 37: 318-323.
- Effects of exercise training in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. F.S.de Man, M.L.Handoko, H. Groepenhoff, A.J.van't Hul, J.Abbink, R.J.H.Koppers, H.P.Grotjohan, J.W.R.Twisk, H-J.Bogaard, A. Boonstra, P.E.Postmus, N.Westerhof, W.J.van der Laarse, A.Vonk-Noordegraaf. Eur Respir J 2009; 34: 669-674.
- Relation between daily physical activity and exercise capacity in patients with COPD. Marlies Zwerink1, Job van der Palen, Marjolein Brusse-Keizer, Paul van der Valk, Tanja Effing. Eur Respir J 2011; supp 55: 2999.
- Physical activity in COPD patients: patterns and bouts. David Donaire-Gonzalez, Elena Gimeno-Santos, Eva Balcells, Diego A.Rodríguez, Eva Farrero, Jordi de Batlle, Marta Benet, Antoni Ferrer, Joan A.Barberà, Joaquim Gea, Robert Rodriguez-Roisin, Josep M.Antó, Judith Garcia-Aymerich. Eur Respir J 2013; 42: 993-1003.
- Physical activity in patients with COPD. H. Watz. Eur Respir J 2009; 33: 262-272.
- An official European Respiratory Society statement on physical activity in COPD. Henrik Watz , Fabio Pitta, Carolyn L. Rochester, Judith Garcia-Aymerich, Richard ZuWallack, Thierry Troosters, Anouk W. Vaes, Milo A. Puhan, Melissa Jehn, Michael I. Polkey, Ioannis Vogiatzis, Enrico M. Clini, Michael Toth, Elena Gimeno-Santos, Benjamin Waschki, Cristobal Esteban, Maurice Hayot, Richard Casaburi, Janos Porszasz, Edward McAuley, Sally J. Singh, Daniel Langer, Emiel F.M. Wouters, Helgo Magnussen and Martijn A. Spruit. Eur Respir J 2014; 44: 1521-1537.
- Longitudinal relationship between physical activity and lung health in patients with cystic fibrosis. Jane E. Schneiderman, Donna L.Wilkes, Eshetu G. Atenafu, Thanh Nguyen, Greg D.Wells, Nancy Alarie, Elizabeth Tullis, Larry C. Lands, Allan L.Coates, Mary Corey, Felix Ratjen. Eur Respir J 2014; 43: 817-823.
- Physical activity behavior and sedentary time in persons with obstructive sleep apnoea and obesity. Helena Igelström, Margareta Emtner, Eva Lindberg, Pernilla Åsenlöf. Eur Respir J 2011; 38: supp 55: 290.
- Association between physical activity and asthma exacerbations. Silvia Pascual, Isabel Urrutia, Cristobal Esteban, Aitor Ballaz, Javier Moraza1, Urko Aguirre, Iñaki Larrea, Itziar Arrizubieta1, Maribel Cascon. Eur respir J 2011; 38: supp 55: 1537.
- The race for healthy lungs starts with spirometry testing. Monica Fletcher, Klaus Rabe. Breathe 2012; 8: 273-275.
- Physical training: vital for survival and quality of life in cystic fibrosis. Louise Lannefors. Breathe 2012; 8: 309-311.
European Spirometry Driving Licence
The primary aim of the European Spirometry Driving Licence is to set educational standards for the training and certification of spirometry at a European level with the ultimate goal of improving patient care and quality of life for respiratory disease patients. This is due to a survey that was conducted in 2008 by ERS on national spirometry training programmes and availability of training in 14 European countries, that confirmed the clear lack of training opportunities in many countries, with most training taking place on the job.
The aim of the Spirometry HERMES project is to train health professionals to produce high quality spirometry tests and award the European Spirometry Driving License. To reach competence, participants will be required to follow a specific training programme. This training programme is put in place across Europe by the European Spirometry trainers. The ERS spirometry train-the trainer programme is mandatory for those hoping to roll out the European Spirometry Driving Licence in their country. The Spirometry train-the-trainer is delivered annually during the ERS Congress. You will find more information on the spirometry train-the-trainer programme on the ERS HERMES website.