A section of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383).

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We take our respiratory health and breathing for granted. The human lung is a vital organ that is vulnerable to outside insults and injuries. Nothing else matters when you cannot breathe. Pulmonary diseases are a leading cause of morbidity, mortality and disability in the world. Our lungs are frequently exposed to numerous noxious agents present in the air we breathe, such as particulate matter, biomass fuel, tobacco cigarette smoking, aerosols from electronic cigarettes, heat-not-burn products (IQOS), chemicals, pesticides and respiratory pathogens. If we have a closer look at the numbers, then at least 2 billion people are exposed globally to the toxic smoke produced by the combustion of biomass fuel, inefficiently burned in poorly ventilated indoor stoves or fireplaces used for cooking or warming. One billion people inhale polluted outdoor air, and another billion are exposed primarily or secondarily to tobacco smoke, with the numbers on a steep upward trajectory. In December 2019, we saw the start of a new virus pandemic of a severe pulmonary disease, now called coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as “COVID-19”. The cause of COVID-19 infections is attributed to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). As this pandemic continues to ultimately grasp the year 2020, it is imperative that respiratory health must be a top priority. There is an expeditious need to bolster research and long-term commitment to respiratory health. To promote respiratory research and dissemination, we sincerely welcome your submissions to Journal of Clinical Medicine. We welcome all submissions enhancing the understanding of pulmonary diseases and look forward to receiving your manuscripts.

Subject Areas

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary infections
  • COVID-19
  • Tuberculosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Rare lung diseases
  • Asbestosis
  • Silicosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Electronic nicotine delivery systems
  • Tobacco smoking
  • Air pollution
  • Biomass fuel

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