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September 04 2017

Research News: New HHT-WG Publication


A new scientific publication by Dr Sophie Dupuis-Girod, HHT-WG Co-chair and Dr Claire Shovlin, HHT-WG Chair, has been published:

The Lung in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia by Sophie Dupuis-Girod, Vincent Cottin, C.L. Shovlin

Respiration 2017;94:315-330 (DOI:10.1159/000479632) has been chosen to be the free access article (Editor’s Choice) of Vol. 94, No. 4, 2017.

For free access go to www.karger.com/res (it will be available in the next few days)

The conclusion is :

“HHT is an important condition for the practicing pulmonologist. Where formalized regional or national screening/treatment programs are instituted, the life expectancy is increased when compared to historical controls and similar countries operating less well-implemented screening programs. The recent approval of the European Reference Network (VASCERN HHT; https://vascern.eu/expertise/rare-diseases-wgs/hht-wg/ ) is likely to improve visibility, transborder care, training, educational opportunities, and hopefully research for clinicians seeking greater insight into this important and long-overlooked condition.”

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