European Respiratory Monograph Antibiotics and the lung Edited by M. Cazzola is presently Consultant of Respiratory Medicine and Chief of the Respiratory Clinical Pharmacology at the Dept of Respiratory Medicine, at A. Cardarelli Hospital, Naples, Italy. He is also Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Sackler Institute of Pulmonary Pharmacology, GKT School of Biomedical Sciences, London, UK. He is the author and co-author of more than 320 peer-reviewed publications and scientific contributions to books and journals. He currently serves as the Editor for Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, and is an Editorial Board Member for Respiratory Medicine, Respiration, and Monaldi Archives for Chest Diseases. He is also the Chairman of the Airway Pharmacology and Treatment Group of the European Respiratory Society. His research has focused on pharmacology of airway diseases, particularly with the use of bronchodilators in chronic obstruct- ive pulmonary disease and respiratory infections, particularly pharmacokinetics of antimicrobial drugs. F. Blasi is currently Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the Institute of Respiratory Diseases at the uni- versity of Milan, Italy. He is presently the Secretary of the Respiratory Infection Assembly within the European Respiratory Society and is Officer of the Italian Respiratory Society (SiMER). His ongoing research interests include investigations into Chlamydia pneumoniae with respect to its infection inci- dences and prevalence in chronic bronchitis and HIV infected patients as well as its role in the onset of asthma. Other areas of research include the use of molecular methods in the diagnosis of viral and bacte- rial infections and antibiotic-resistance detection. He is also working on the role of antibiotics in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations and the role of antibiotic-resistant strains in the outcome of pneumonia. S. Ewig is professor of medicine and presently Chief of the Dept for Respiratory Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Augusta-Kranken-Anstalt tertiary care and teaching hospital in Germany. Moreover, he is Lecturer of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Bonn, Germany. He is author and co-author of more than 250 publications and scientific contributions to journals and authoritative books. He has contributed to numer- ous national and international guidelines for the treatment of adult pulmonary infections. He currently serves as Associate Editor for the European Respiratory Journal. His primary scientific interest includes lower respira- tory tract infections (acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and community-acquired pneumonia), nosocomial pneumonia as well as pulmonary infections in the immunocompromised host. Ethics in medicine is another important area of his activity. M. Cazzola F. Blasi S. Ewig Mono 28 CV (title page).qxd 30/7/09 10:10 Page 1
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