Below you will find publications, including documents, fact sheets, newsletters, articles, videos and resolutions related to the Global Alliance and chronic respiratory diseases.

Peer-reviewed journal publications on chronic respiratory diseases by GARD members

  1. Meghji J, Mortimer K, Agusti A, Allwood BW, Asher I, Bateman ED, Bissell K, Bolton CE, Bush A, Celli B, Chiang CY, Cruz AA, Dinh-Xuan AT, El Sony A, Fong KM, Fujiwara PI, Gaga M, Garcia-Marcos L, Halpin DMG, Hurst JR, Jayasooriya S, Kumar A, Lopez-Varela MV, Masekela R, Mbatchou Ngahane BH, Montes de Oca M, Pearce N, Reddel HK, Salvi S, Singh SJ, Varghese C, Vogelmeier CF, Walker P, Zar HJ, Marks GB. Improving lung health in low-income and middle-income countries: from challenges to solutions. Lancet. 2021 Feb 22:S0140-6736(21)00458-X. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00458-X. Online ahead of print
  2. Williams S, Sheikh A, Campbell H, Fitch N, Griffiths C, RS Heyderman, Jordan RE, Katikireddi SV, Tsiligianni I, Obasi A and the Global Health Respiratory Network. Respiratory research funding is inadequate, inequitable, and a missed opportunity. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Vol 8, No.8, E67-E68 Aug 2020.
  3. Williams S. Dance group enriches lives of people living with breathlessness. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Vol 8, No.8, P763-P764 Aug 2020.
  4. To T, Zhang K, Maguire B, Terebessy E, Fong I, Parikh S, Zhu J. Correlation of ambient temperature and COVID-19 incidence in Canada.  Science of The Total Environment. 2020 Aug 4, 141484.
  5. Bousquet J, Anto JM, Czarlewski W, Haahtela T, Fonseca SC, Iaccarino G, Blain H, Vidal A, Sheikh A, Akdis CA, Zuberbier T; ARIA group. Cabbage and fermented vegetables: from death rate heterogeneity in countries to candidates for mitigation strategies of severe COVID-19. Allergy. 2020 Aug 6.
  6. Sofiev M, Palamarchuk Y, Bédard A, Basagana Xavier, Anto JM, Kouznetsov R, Urzua RD, Bergmann KC, Fonseca JA, De Vries G, Van Erd M, Annesi-Maesano I, Laune D, Pépin JL, Jullian-Desayes I, Zeng S, Czarlewski W, Bousquet J. A demonstration project of Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases: Prediction of interactions between air pollution and allergen exposure—the Mobile Airways Sentinel NetworK-Impact of air POLLution on Asthma and Rhinitis approach. Chin Med J 2020 July 5; 133(13) doi: 10.1097/CM9.0000000000000916.
  7. Urrutia-Pereira M, Mello-da-Silva CA, Solé D. COVID-19 and air pollution: A dangerous association? Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2020 Jul 1:S0301-0546(20)30109-9. doi: 10.1016/j.aller.2020.05.004.
  8. Brakema EA, Vermond D, Pinnock H, Lionis C, Kirenga B, An PL, Sooronbaev T, Chavannes NH, van der Kleij MJJR; FRESH AIR collaborators. Implementing lung health interventions in low- and middle-income countries: a FRESH AIR systematic review and meta-synthesis. Eur Respir J. 2020 Jul 23;56(1):2000127.
  9. Haahtela T, Anto JM, Bousquet J. Fast and slow health crises of Homo urbanicus: loss of resilience in communicable diseases, like COVID-19, and non-communicable diseases.  Porto Biomed J. 2020 Jul 17;5(4):e073.
  10. A Global Respiratory Perspective on the COVID-19 Pandemic: Commentary and Action Proposals.  Eur Respir J. 2020 Jun 25;2001704. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01704-2020.2. 
  11. COVID-19 pandemic alert: time to focus on lung health-Beijing call to action for lung health promotion. Journal of Thoracic Disease,  Vol 12, No 6 (June 2020). doi: 10.21037/jtd-gard-20-002 
  12. Viegi G, Baldacci S, Maio S, Fasola S, Annesi-Maesano I, Pistelli F, Carrozzi L, La Grutta S, Forastiere F. Health effects of air pollution a Southern European perspective. Chin Med J (Engl). 2020 Jun 24. doi: 10.1097/CM9.0000000000000869.
  13. Schraufnagel DE. Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases Symposium on Air Pollution: Overview and Highlights. Chin Med J (Engl). 2020 Jun 19. doi: 10.1097/CM9.0000000000000877.
  14. Khaltaev N, Axelrod S.  Global lung cancer mortality trends and lifestyle modifications: preliminary analysis.  Chin Med J (Engl) . 2020 Jun 19. doi.10.1097/CM9.0000000000000918.
  15. Williams S, Tsiligianni I. COVID-19 poses novel challenges for global primary care. NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2020;30(1):30. Published 2020 Jun 18. doi:10.1038/s41533-020-0187-x.
  16. Gemicioğlu B, Börekçi Ş, Dilektaşlı AG, Ulubay G, Azap Ö, Saryal S. Turkish Thoracic Society Experts Consensus Report: Recommendations for Pulmonary Function Tests During and After COVID 19 Pandemic. Turk Thorac J. 2020 May;21(3):193-200.
  17. Yorgancioglu A, Khaltaev N, Bousquet J, Varghese C. The Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases: journey so far and way ahead.
    Chin Med J (Engl). 2020 Jun 9. doi: 10.1097/CM9.0000000000000851.
  18. rokopciuk N, Franck U, Dudoitis V, Tarasiuk N, Juskiene I, Cepuraite D, Staras K, Valiulis A, Ulevicius V, Valiulis A. Global alliance against chronic respiratory diseases demonstration project: aerosol pollution and its seasonal peculiarities in primary schools of Vilnius.
    Chin Med J (Engl). 2020 Jun 9. doi.10.1097/CM9.0000000000000913.
  19. Bousquet J, Anto JM, Iaccarino G, Czarlewski W, Haahtela T, Anto A, Akdis CA, Blain H, Canonica GW, Cardona V, Cruz AA, Illario M, Ivancevich JC, Jutel M, Klimek L, Kuna P, Laune D, Larenas-Linnemann D, Mullol J, Papadopoulos NG, Pfaar O, Samolinski B, Valiulis A, Yorgancioglu A, Zuberbier T; ARIA group. Is diet partly responsible for differences in COVID-19 death rates between and within countries? Clin Transl Allergy. 2020 May 27;10:16. doi: 10.1186/s13601-020-00323-0. eCollection 2020.
  20. Valderrama A, Brastaviceanu T, Balli F. When thousands of citizens innovate: how policy-makers can contribute. Response to COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impacts. Canadian Science Policy Center Featured Editorial Series 2020; 1(3).
  21. Haahtela T, von Hertzen L, Anto JM, Bai C, Baigenzhin A, Bateman ED, Behera D, Bennoor K, Camargos P, Chavannes N, de Sousa JC, Cruz A, Do Céu Teixeira M, Erhola M, Furman E, Gemicioğlu B, Gonzalez Diaz S, Hellings PW, Jousilahti P, Khaltaev N, Kolek V, Kuna P, La Grutta S, Lan LTT, Maglakelidze T, Masjedi MR, Mihaltan F, Mohammad Y, Nunes E, Nyberg A, Quel J, Rosado-Pinto J, Sagara H, Samolinski B, Schraufnagel D, Sooronbaev T, Tag Eldin M, To T, Valiulis A, Varghese C, Vasankari T, Viegi G, Winders T, Yañez A, Yorgancioğlu A, Yusuf O, Bousquet J, Billo NE.  Helsinki by nature: The Nature Step to Respiratory Health.  Clin Transl Allergy. 2019 Oct 30;9:57. doi: 10.1186/s13601-019-0295-2. eCollection 2019. Review.
  22. Ferkol TW, Farber HJ, La Grutta S, Leone FT, Marshall HM, Neptune E, Pisinger C, Vanker A, Wisotzky M, Zabert GE, Schraufnagel DE; Forum of International Respiratory Societies.  Electronic cigarette use in youths: a position statement of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies.  Eur Respir J. 2018 May 30;51(5). pii: 1800278. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00278-2018.
  23. P.N. DeYoung, I.M. Mbanze, J.E. Orr, R.U. Banze, G.A. Muchanga, V. Govo, E.A. Nunes, A. Malhotra, A.A. Damasceno. A Prospective Observational Cohort Study of Sleep in People with Acute Congestive Heart Failure in Mozambique. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2018;197:A3964.
  24. Maheu-Cadotte MA, Cossette S, Dubé V, Fontaine G, Mailhot T, Lavoie P, Cournoyer A, Balli F, Mathieu-Dupuis G. Effectiveness of serious games and impact of design elements on engagement and educational outcomes in healthcare professionals and students: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. BMJ Open. 2018 Mar 16;8(3):e019871.
  25. T. To, J. Bouchard, L. P. Boulet, J. Brozek, J. Denburg, H. Schünemann, F. E. R. Simons, S. Waserman, P. K. Keith, I. Agache, C. Bachert, A. Bedbrook, G. W. Canonica, T. Casale, A. A. Cruz, W. J. Fokkens, P. W. Hellings, B. Samolinski & J. Bousquet. ARIA 2016 executive summary: Integrated care pathways for predictive, preventive and personalized medicine across the life cycle. Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. Published Online: 14 Feb 2018.
  26. Yousser Mohammad, Shaaban Rafea, Youssef Latifeh, Ali Khaddam, Bisher Sawaf, Mhd Ismael Zakaria, Mohammad Sadek Al Masalmeh, Yaser Fawaz, Abdoulraouf Allaham, Imad Almani, Hiba El-Tarcheh, Ayham Ghazal, Ali Zaher, Hala Rifai, Hamed Joumah, S. Dresden Glockler-Lauf, Teresa To.  Uncontrolled and under-diagnosed asthma in a Damascus shelter during the Syrian crisis.  Journal of Thoracic Disease. Vol 9, No 9 (September 2017)
  27. Van Schayck OCP, Williams S, Barchilon V, et al. Treating tobacco dependence: guidance for primary care on life-saving interventions. Position statement of the IPCRG [published correction appears in NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2017 Sep 5;27(1):52]. NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2017;27(1):38. Published 2017 Jun 9. doi:10.1038/s41533-017-0039-5/s41533-017-0039-5
  28. Ivancevich JC, Neffen H, Zernotti ME, Asayag E, Blua A, Cicerán A, Jares EJ, Lavrut AJ, Máspero JF, Agache I, Bachert C, Bedbrook A, Canonica GW, Casale TB, Cruz ÁA, Fokkens WJ, Hellings PW, Samolinski B, Bousquet J. [ARIA 2016 executive summary: Integrated care pathways for predictive medicine throughout the life cycle in Argentina]. Rev Alerg Mex. 2017 Jul-Sep;64(3):298-308. Spanish.
  29. Urrutia-Pereira M, To T, Cruz ÁA, Solé D. The school as a health promoter for children with asthma: The purpose of an education programme. llergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2017 Jan – Feb;45(1):93-98. doi: 10.1016/j.aller.2016.04.002. Epub 2016 Jul 27.
  30. R Stelmach and AA Cruz. The paradox of asthma: neglect, burden, and big data. J Bras Pneumol. 2017;43(3):159-160.
  31. Yorgancıoğlu AA, Kalaycı Ö, Cingi C, Gemicioğlu B, Kalyoncu AF, Agache I, Bachert C, Bedbrook A, Canonica GW, Casale T, Cruz A, Fokkens WE, Hellings P, Samolinski B, Bousquet J. [ARIA 2016 executive summary: integrated care pathways for predictive medicine across the life cycle].  Tuberk Toraks. 2017 Mar;65(1):32-40. Turkish.
  32. Bousquet J, Hellings PW, Agache I, Bedbrook A, Bachert C, et al. ARIA 2016: Care pathways implementing emerging technologies for predictive medicine in rhinitis and asthma across the life cycle. Clin Transl Allergy. 2016 Dec 30;6:47. doi: 10.1186/s13601-016-0137-4. eCollection 2016. Review.
  33. Bousquet J, Farrell J, Crooks G, Hellings P, Bel EH, et al. Scaling up strategies of the chronic respiratory disease programme of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (Action Plan B3: Area 5). Clin Transl Allergy. 2016 Jul 29;6:29. doi: 10.1186/s13601-016-0116-9. eCollection 2016. Review. Erratum in: Clin Transl Allergy. 2017 Feb 20;7:5.
  34. Carrozzi L, Falcone F, Carreras G, Pistelli F, Gorini G, Martini A, Viegi G. Life gain in Italian smokers who quit. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Feb 26;11(3):2395-406.  doi: 10.3390/ijerph110302395.
  35. Carreras G, Pistelli F, Falcone F, Carrozzi L, Martini A, Viegi G, Gorini G. Reduction of risk of dying from tobacco-related diseases after quitting smoking in Italy. Tumori. 2015 Nov-Dec;101(6):657-63.  doi: 10.5301/tj.5000307.  Epub 2015 Jun 12.

Published GARD Articles

  1. Arzu Yorgancıoğlu, Bilun Gemicioglu, Banu Ekinci, Zübeyde Özkan, Hasan Bayram, Begüm Ergan, Refika Ersu, Ali Kocabaş, Nurdan Köktürk. Asthma in the context of global alliance against respiratory diseases (GARD) in Turkey. Journal of Thoracic Disease. Accepted in Feb 2018. [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Alvaro A. Cruz, Paulo A. Camargos, Marilyn Urrutia-Pereira, Rafael Stelmach. Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) Brazil success case: overcoming barriers. Journal of Thoracic Disease,  Vol 10, No 1 (January 2018).
  3. Öner Erkekol F, Köktürk N, Mungan D, Saçkesen C, Önen ZP, Özkan S, Balkan A, Ergün P, Kocabaş CN, Baran Aksakal N, Ekici B, Özkan Altunay Z, Gemicioğlu B, Yorgancıoğlu A. Assessing the knowledge in primary health care following an educational course structured in the context of GARD chronic airway diseases national control program. Tuberk Toraks. 2017 Jun;65(2):80-89. Turkish.
  4. Nikolai Khaltaev. GARD, a new way to battle with chronic respiratory diseases, from disease oriented programmes to global partnership. Journal of Thoracic Disease.  Vol 9, No 11 (November 2017).
  5. José Rosado-Pinto, Pedro Carreiro-Martins. The global alliance against chronic respiratory diseases Portugal: 10 years of experience. Journal of Thoracic Disease. Vol 9, No 10 (October 2017).
  6. Nils E. Billo.  Role of the Global Alliance against Respiratory Diseases in scaling up management of chronic respiratory diseases—summary meeting report.  Journal of Thoracic Disease. Vol 9, No 8 (August 2017).
  7. Forum of International Respiratory Societies. The Global Impact of Respiratory Disease – Second Edition. Sheffi eld, European Respiratory Society, 2017. ISBN: 9781849840873; e-ISBN: 9781849840880. (Spanish) (Portuguese)
  8. Bousquet J, Agache I, Aliberti MR, Angles R, Annesi-Maesano I, et al.  Transfer of innovation on allergic rhinitis and asthma multimorbidity in the elderly (MACVIA-ARIA) – EIP on AHA Twinning Reference Site (GARD research demonstration project).  Allergy. 2017 Jun 10. doi: 10.1111/all.13218. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Öner Erkekol F, Köktürk N, Mungan D, Saçkesen C, Önen ZP, Özkan S, Balkan A, Ergün P, Kocabaş CN, Baran Aksakal N, Ekici B, Özkan Altunay Z, Gemicioğlu B, Yorgancıoğlu A. [Assessing the knowledge in primary health care following an educational course structured in the context of GARD chronic airway diseases national control program]. Tuberk Toraks. 2017 Jun;65(2):80-89. doi: 10.5578/tt.53804. Turkish.
  10. Calderon MA, Demoly P, Casale T, Akdis CA, Bachert C, et al. Allergy immunotherapy across the life cycle to promote active and healthy ageing: from research to policies: An AIRWAYS Integrated Care Pathways (ICPs) programme item (Action Plan B3 of the European Innovation Partnership on active and healthy ageing) and the Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD), a World Health Organization GARD research demonstration project. Clin Transl Allergy. 2016 Nov 23;6:41. eCollection 2016. Review.

Relevant publications by other affiliated organizations

  1. ASMA GRAP 2020 – new asthma guideline by Spanish Group, IPCRG, click here to view the report
  2. Breathing Games – Breathing Games global report 2014 Balli F. Zenodo 2020.
  3. IPCRG Summer Newsletter 2020, click here to view the newsletter
  4. 9th IPCRG World Conference Newspaper – Porto, Portugal – 31 May – 2 June 2018 , click here for details
  5. The Global Asthma Report 2018, click here to view the report
  6. FRESH AIR publications click here to view the collections

Advocacy materials


Fact sheets

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