Publications

Minimum Standards of Care for COPD Patients in Europe

EFA is excited to release its second book concerning COPD in Europe, the EFA Book on Minimum Standards of Care for COPD patients in Europe, which was produced as a result of the EFA COPD Project. The book began as an effort by EFA's COPD Working Group members, who assembled a list of common gaps in COPD patient care in their countries. Enough overlap was seen that in the spring and summer of 2013, 16 countries with EFA members and partners were surveyed

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Enabling Air Travel with Oxygen in Europe

EFA is pleased to present it's publication, Enabling Air Travel with Oxygen in Europe: An EFA Booklet for Patients with Respiratory Disease, in collaboration with the European Lung Foundation (ELF) in September 2013 as a result of the Oxygen Harmonisation Project. The booklet, which has been endorsed by a Member of the European Parliament, Keith Taylor of the Tourism and Transport Committee, offers practical help for people who have to travel by

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EFA Book on Respiratory Allergy in Europe: Relieve the Burden

This book, published in November 2011, contains the first comprehensive survey of its kind conducted “by patients, for patients” reporting on the diagnosis, quality and accessibility of best practices on care and prevention of respiratory allergy across Europe, with shortfalls and successes judged by the patient organisations. This book was originally published in English, but translations have since been made available in many EFA member languages.

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EFA Book on COPD in Europe: Sharing and Caring

The EFA Book on COPD was published in June 2010, presenting COPD as a preventable and treatable disease which undermines European society by reducing productivity among the working population, while increasing costs and strains on healthcare systems across Europe. An increasing prevalence of COPD is identified as a serious obstacle for Europe, especially as it remains mostly under-diagnosed with sparse studies to demonstrate the effects of COPD upon

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The Severity of Allergies, Asthma and COPD

Abstract Book Papers included: Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) Therapeutic implications; Food Allergy; The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) Programme; The ERS White Book; Severe Asthma - UK Survey; Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma - The PAA document by WHO and WAO; EFA Allelgy Manifesto; EFA Asthma Manifesto; European COPD Manifesto; European Patient's Forum; Continuous Medical Education; Towards Healthy Air in Dwellings

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The Allergic Patient in Europe

Abstracts include overviews on the Towards Healthy Indoor Air in Dwellings in Europe (THADE) and Communicating about Food Allergies (INFORMALL) projects as well as the issue of patient mobility, problems and solutions.

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Fighting for Breath – A European Patient Perspective on Severe Asthma

Full Report | Executive Summary This is the first report to communicate the experience of Europeans with severe asthma symptoms, by the patients. We hope that this report will encourage national governments and the EU to prioritise severe asthma and increase awareness and information among the public, patients and healthcare professionals.

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Towards Healthy Air in Dwellings in Europe (THADE)

The report presents an overview of evidence-based data about exposure to indoor air pollution and its health effects, particularly as regards allergies, asthma and other respiratory diseases such as COPD; review of cost-effective measures and technology to improve indoor air quality; review of legislation and guidelines on indoor air pollution; and recommends an integrated strategy for indoor air quality policies for implementation in Europe

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Indoor Air Pollution in Schools

Executive Summary  1 2 3 Investigates the issues related to indoor air quality in schools. This includes, indoor air pollution and allergic disseases associated with 'sick buildings', gives an overview of European data concerning indoor air quality of the school environment and makes recommendations for a European programme on indoor air quality in schools. This project received financial support form the European Commission.

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Adverse Reactions to Food

Leaflet Provides food allergy patients and the parents of food allergic children with accurate scientific information that is in agreement with the viewpoint expressed by the subcommittee on Adverse Reactions to Food of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), in the Position Paper published in Allergy 1995, 50, 623-635.  

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