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Thorax is one of the world's leading respiratory medicine journals, publishing clinical and experimental research articles on respiratory medicine, paediatrics, immunology, pharmacology, pathology, and surgery. Each issue covers topics such as COPD, asthma, smoking, respiratory infection and lung cancer. Thorax is an official journal of the British Thoracic Society.

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Bagpipe Lung 

Research suggests that wind instruments could be contaminated with various fungal species that act as a trigger for fatal hypersensitivity pneumonitis; highlighting the importance for good instrument hygiene:

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Read the summary articles produced in response to the recent Thorax Roundtable discussions on current respiratory medicine debates:

Improving care for patients with lung cancer >>

Improving care for patients with IPF >>