World’s first guidelines for chronic pulmonary aspergillosis presented at ERS

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At the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Conference in Amsterdam the first world guidelines for chronic pulmonary aspergillosis have been presented by GAFFI’s president Professor Denning. The guidelines have been drawn up in conjunction with the ERS and ESCMID and will be published in the European Respiratory Journal in October. The guidelines describe the 5 clinical… Read more »

GAFFI airs resistance and diagnostic concerns to UK China Health Dialogue

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An increased working collaboration between the UK and China was reinforced today at the UK-China Health Policy Dialogue, by Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Minister for Health Jeremy Hunt. Areas of increased co-operation included multi-level health systems support, new antimicrobial development and health infrastructure support in Africa. There was also a focus on antimicrobial resistance…. Read more »

Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis is very common in Israel

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In Israel, 40,000 people are estimated to suffer from fungal rhinosinusitis, and unprecedented figure and the first national estimate of this problem. About 800,000 (10%) Israelis are thought to suffer from rhinitis. Fungal rhinosinusitis takes many forms and is often associated with asthma, but not always. The terminology for allergic fungal rhinosinusits is slightly confused… Read more »