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, 2020-current

  1. The Essential Guide to Antibiotic Use during COVID-19. Yousser Mohammad and Basim Dubaybo. EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 6 (2021): 08-10.
  2. Effects of allergen immunotherapy in the MASK-air study: a proof-of-concept analysis. Pfaar O, Sousa-Pinto B, Devillier P, Canonica GW, Klimek L, Zuberbier T, Fonseca J, Bousquet J. Allergy. 2021 May 24. doi: 10.1111/all.14955.
  3. Does Exposure to Air Pollution Increase the Risk of Acute Care in Young Children with Asthma? An Ontario, Canada Study. To T, Zhu J, Terebessy E, Zhang K, Fong I, Pinault L, Jerrett M, Robichaud A, Ménard R, van Donkelaar A, Martin RV, Hystad P, Brook JR, Dell S, Stieb D. Environ Res. 2021 May 18:111302. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111302
  4. Immunological resilience and biodiversity for prevention of allergic diseases and asthma. Haahtela T, Alenius H, Lehtimäki J, Sinkkonen A, Fyhrquist N, Hyöty H, Ruokolainen L, Mäkelä MJ. Allergy. 2021 May 6. doi: 10.1111/all.14895.
  5. The Finnish Allergy Program 2008-2018: Society-wide proactive program for change of management to mitigate allergy burden. Haahtela T, Valovirta E, Saarinen K, Jantunen J, Lindström I, Kauppi P, Laatikainen T, Pelkonen A, Salava A, Tommila E, Bousquet J, Vasankari T, Mäkelä MJ; Allergy Program Group.  J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2021 May 5:S0091-6749(21)00559-5. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33965232/.
  6. Management of anaphylaxis due to COVID-19 vaccines in the elderly. Bousquet J, Agache I, Blain H, Jutel M, Ventura MT, Worm M, Del Giacco S, Benetos A, Bilo MB, Czarlewski W, Abdul Latiff AH, Al-Ahmad M, Angier E, Annesi-Maesano I, Atanaskovic-Markovic M, Bachert C, Barbaud A, Bedbrook A, Bennoor KS, Berghea EC, Bindslev-Jensen C, Bonini S, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Brockow K, Brussino L, Camargos P, Canonica GW, Cardona V, Carreiro-Martins P, Carriazo A, Casale T, Caubet JC, Cecchi L, Cherubini A, Christoff G, Chu DK, Cruz AA, Dokic D, El-Gamal Y, Ebisawa M, Eberlein B, Farrell J, Fernandez-Rivas M, Fokkens WJ, Fonseca JA, Gao Y, Gavazzi G, Gawlik R, Gelincik A, Gemicioğlu B, Gotua M, Guérin O, Haahtela T, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K, Hoffmann HJ, Hofmann M, Hrubisko M, lenaIllario M, Irani C, Ispayeva Z, Ivancevich JC, Julge K, Kaidashev I, Khaitov M, Knol E, Kraxner H, Kuna P, Kvedariene V, Lauerma A, Le LT, Le Moing V, Levin M, Louis R, Lourenco O, Mahler V, Martin FC, Matucci A, Milenkovic B, Miot S, Montella E, Morais-Almeida M, Mortz CG, Mullol J, Namazova-Baranova L, Neffen H, Nekam K, Niedoszytko M, Odemyr M, O’Hehir RE, Okamoto Y, Ollert M, Palomares O, Papadopoulos NG, Panzner P, Passalacqua G, Patella V, Petrovic M, Pfaar O, Pham-Thi N, Plavec D, Popov TA, Recto MT, Regateiro FS, Reynes J, Roller-Winsberger RE, Rolland Y, Romano A, Rondon C, Rottem M, Rouadi PW, Salles N, Samolinski B, Santos AF, Serpa FS, Sastre J, Schols JMGA, Scichilone N, Sediva A, Shamji MH, Sheikh A, Skypala I, Smolinska S, Sokolowska M, Sousa-Pinto B, Sova M, Stelmach R, Sturm G, Suppli Ulrik C, Todo-Bom AM, Toppila-Salmi S, Tsiligianni I, Torres M, Untersmayr E, Urrutia Pereira M, Valiulis A, Vitte J, Vultaggio A, Wallace D, Walusiak-Skorupa J, Wang DY, Waserman S, Yorgancioglu A, Yusuf OM, Zernotti M, Zidarn M, Chivato T, Akdis CA, Zuberbier T, Klimek L. Allergy. 2021 Apr 2. doi: 10.1111/all.14838
  7. Antibiotic use in children and youths with asthma: a population-based case-control study. Fong I, Zhu J, Finkelstein Y, To T. ERJ Open Res.  2021 Mar 15;7(1):00944-2020.  doi: 10.1183/23120541.00944-2020.
  8. UV, ozone, and COVID-19 transmission in Ontario, Canada using generalised linear models. To T, Zhang K, Maguire B, Terebessy E, Fong I, Parikh S, Zhu J, Su Y. Environ Res. 2021 Mar;194:110645. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.110645.
  9. Improving lung health in low-income and middle-income countries: from challenges to solutions. 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. Lancet. 2021 Mar 6;397(10277):928-940. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00458-X.
  10. Software and Hardware Freedom in Health Public Policy. Sandler K, Balli F, Groh A, Falcon L. FOSDEM; 2021 Feb 7. https://fosdem.org/2021/schedule/event/healthpublicpolicy/
  11. Air pollution and indoor settings. Rosário Filho NA, Urrutia-Pereira M, D’Amato G, Cecchi L, Ansotegui IJ, Galán C, Pomés A, Murrieta-Aguttes M, Caraballo L, Rouadi P, Chong-Neto HJ, Peden DB. World Allergy Organ J. 2021 Jan 7;14(1):100499. doi: 10.1016/j.waojou.2020.100499.
  12. Household pollution and COVID-19: irrelevant association? Urrutia-Pereira M, Mello-da-Silva CA, Solé D. Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2021 Jan 2;49(1):146-149. doi: 10.15586/aei.v49i1.48.
  13. Health technology as commons: trustable, affordable, adaptable (available in Français, Español, Português, русский, 中文, हिंदी, বাংলা, العربية).  Balli F, Matringe M, le Couedic C, Schull J, Gautam S, Jandard P, Kellner E, Anastasaki A, Serada K, Brahmachari SK, Winter L, Lonchampt P, Schoeller F, Krishnakumar A, Greshake B, Lhoste K, Parot C, Jeanmaire G. Geneva Health Forum Open Village; 2020 Nov 16-18; Geneva, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4327587
  14. 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
  15. 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30329-5
  16. Williams S. Dance group enriches lives of people living with breathlessness. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Vol 8, No.8, P763-P764 Aug 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30309-X
  17. 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. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141484
  18. 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. doi.org/10.1111/all.14549
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.  https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.00127-2020
  22. 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. doi.org/10.1097/j.pbj.0000000000000073
  23. 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. 
  24. 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 
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32555160/
  29. 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. doi.org/10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2020.20107
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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). https://www.sciencepolicy.ca/news/when-thousands-citizens-innovate-how-policy-makers-can-contribute.

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. The Global Asthma Report 2021, click here to view the report
  2. IPCRG Summer Newsletter 2021, click here to view the newsletter
  3. WHO Scientific Brief: Asthma and COVID-19 – This WHO scientific brief summarized the results of a rapid review of evidence on COVID-19 and asthma. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-2019-ncov-sci-brief-asthma-2021.1
  4. The WHO Package of Essential Noncommunicable Disease Interventions (WHO PEN), The app can be downloaded from Play Store (search WHOPEN) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.who.WHOPEN
  5. Breathing Games:
    1. Breathing Games global report 2014 Balli F. Zenodo 2020. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1344080
    2. Validation of a portable game controller to assess peak expiratory flow against conventional spirometry in children. Chelabi K, Balli F, Bransi M, Gervais Y, Marthe C, Tse SM. Canadian Respiratory Conference; 2021 Apr 9; Ottawa, Canada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht2sVoU6gXo
    3. Méthodes mixtes, jeux, matériel ouvert et traduction en santé. Balli F, Jeanmaire G, Chelabi K, Kellner E, Gingras S, Gervais Y. Colloque méthodes mixtes francophonie; 2021 May 6; Montréal, Canada. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4719734
    4. Favoriser le soin autonome : encourager les jeunes vivant avec la mucoviscidose à partager leur expérience à travers la création de jeux collaboratifs. Kirszenbaum M, Lustre A, de Beauvais N, Hauterive M, Wenk N, Gervais Y, Claricia M, Frangos M, Gomez V, Burgel PR, Sermet-Gaudelus I, Valette J, Balli F. Réseau Mère-Enfant de la Francophonie; 2021 Mai 18; Lyon, France. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4730416 – Video of events: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zam1gvAwqEc
    5. WSIS Stocktaking Series: The Coronavirus Response – ICT Case Repository. Penjore S, Morenets Y, Balli F, Ekyarisiima C, Stankovic V. World Summit on the Information Society; 2021 Mar 23. https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2021/Agenda/Session/215
  6. ASMA GRAP 2020 – new asthma guideline by Spanish Group, IPCRG, click here to view the report
  7. FRESH AIR publications click here to view the collections

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