LAMia mamma – A WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
Passes through the dissemination of the brochure entitled LAMia mamma, the new communication project with which the Association LAM Italy aims to make more visible the reality of Rare Diseases and particularly that of lymphangioleiomyomatosis. LAM, in fact, is an acronym that indicates precisely the latter disease, which affects women and leads to the progressive destruction of healthy tissue of the lung, so as to require the transplantation in the final stage.Although there are ongoing trials of promising drugs in our country, unfortunately there are no treatments to cure patients who are affected.
(The book can be freely requested)
YOGA GUIDE – MEDITATION IN BREATHIG
In this guide, Dr. Sharma helps us discover through meditation good breathing, by leading us through an exercise program of gentle and simple asanas (physical postures) associated with simple breathing exercises and meditation, through which everyone can gain benefits such as increased control of stress, greater focus and self-awareness and better control of our breathing.
All funds raised will go directly to the association, LAM Italia, and will be spent, it hopes, on a research project on LAM.
ELEMENTS OF FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
The pulmonary function tests are increasingly used in clinical practice due to their importance in the definition of respiratory health in many areas. The purpose of this text is to provide a quick reference that would clarify the essential elements for the implementation and interpretation of tests of lung function based strictly on information provided by international guidelines. Dr. Mark Contoli specializes in Respiratory Diseases at the University of Ferrara and research contracts and is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Ferrara.
INTERNATIONAL PATIENT’S SURVEY ON ASTHMA & COPD
A research to verify the experience and needs of patients with asthma and COPD; this survey was conducted in 5 European countries (Italy, Spain, France, Britain and Germany) and involved about 1750 patients.
In 2010 the results of this study were presented at the European Respiratory Society congress in Barcelona will be the subject of an article to be subjected to peer-reviewd journals. The results represent an important starting point for new projects dedicated to improving the quality of life of these patients.
50 YEARS IN PARMA PNEUMOLOGY
The volume entitled ” 50 years of pulmonary medicine in Parma” was created by Professor Dario Olivieri, Director of the Section of Pneumology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Parma, with his closest collaborators. The text, which contains many articles already published in the European Respiratory News journal, focuses documents, photos and articles about the beginnings and the early decades of development of the discipline until today. The Chiesi Foundation considered this project very important and was pleased to be sponsor of this initiative thet is one of those who own the Foundation for the promotion of scientific and cultural knowledge in the medical field.