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Featured article: Asthma and treatment with inhaled corticosteroids: associations with hospitalisations with pneumonia

Ekbom et al report that having asthma is associated with a three times higher risk of being hospitalised for pneumonia. Treatment with the inhaled corticosteroid fluticasone propionate is associated with an increased risk of pneumonia.

Featured article: The association between e-cigarette use and asthma among never combustible cigarette smokers: BRFSS 2016 & 2017

A large survey suggests that the odds of asthma is increased in individuals using e-cigarettes with no history of smoking combustible cigarettes. It highlights the need for longitudinal studies of pulmonary health in young e-cigarette-using adults.

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We are recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international editorial board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of different subject disciplines.


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BMC Pulmonary Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of pulmonary and associated disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

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  • Maire Clayton, BMC, USA

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