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Dr James Brown co-authors paper on new type of IGRA

Congratulations to North East Thames trainee Dr James Brown who has co-authored a paper with Dr Marc Lipman and others in the European Respiratory Journal. The article “First evaluation of QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus performance in contact screening” evaluated for the first time the performance of a new type of interferon-γ release assay, QuantiFERON-TB Plus (QFT-Plus), which includes an additional antigen … Continue reading

Dr Ricardo Jose publishes review on opportunistic infections of the lung

Congratulations to North East Thames trainee Dr Ricardo Jose who has co-authored a review with Prof Jerry Brown in the journal, Medicine. The journal is aimed at trainees and all new articles are planned, commissioned and produced in conjunction with Chapter Editors, highly regarded experts within their specialty (play spot the big name whilst browsing the … Continue reading

NET Training Day: Royal Free Hospital 07/07/14

In July we gathered at the Royal Free Hospital for a collection of talks on COPD, asthma, NTMs and a focus on pleural disease. Academic COPD update and the new London α1 antitrypsin deficiency Dr John Hurst began the day with a review of COPD, encouraging us to question the current methods of defining and diagnosing COPD, and to … Continue reading

Pan London Training Day: Occupational Lung Disease

In November we joined our colleagues from across London at the Hammersmith Hospital, for a day of Occupational Lung Disease. It was hosted by Prof Paul Cullinan and Dr Jo Szram. Their website is here: http://www.lungsatwork.org.uk/  Interesting facts about Hammersmith Hospital: Hammersmith Hospital is not in Hammersmith During WW1 Hammersmith Hospital was used as the Military … Continue reading