Call for submissions to 'Bronchiectasis: The forgotten epidemic' series

Call for papers

Bronchiectasis remains one of the most neglected respiratory diseases of modern times. Consequently, no clear definitions or classification exists and little is known about its true prevalence, particularly in Asia where it appears frequently with an aggressive phenotype. While much aetiology is described, large proportions remain idiopathic.

BMC Pulmonary Medicine is pleased to invite submissions to the thematic series 'Bronchiectasis: The forgotten epidemic' guest edited by Section Editor, Dr Sanjay Chotirmall and Associate Editor, Dr James Chalmers.

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Featured article: Challenges on non-invasive ventilation to treat acute respiratory failure in the elderly

Pulm failure

Acute respiratory failure is a frequent complication in elderly patients especially if suffering from chronic cardio-pulmonary diseases.This review reports and critically analyzes the management of acute respiratory failure in elderly people.

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Featured article: Impact of a bronchial genomic classifier on clinical decision making in patients undergoing diagnostic evaluation for lung cancer

Lung cancer

A study of genomic classifier results that down-classifies a patient from intermediate risk to low risk for lung cancer suggests that the negative (low risk) bronchial genomic classifier result may.reduce the rate that physicians recommend invasive testing among patients.

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  1. Study protocol

    Effects of periodontal treatment on exacerbation frequency and lung function in patients with chronic periodontitis: study protocol of a 1-year randomized controlled trial

    Sergio Romero Santos, Erika Horácio Pinto, Priscila Larcher Longo, Simone Dal Corso, Fernanda Cordoba Lanza, Rafael Stelmach, Samia Zahi Rached, Adriana Lino-dos-Santos-Franco, Marcia Pinto Alves Mayer, Sandra Kalil Bussadori, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes, Raquel Agnelli Mesquita-Ferrari and Anna Carolina Ratto Tempestini Horliana

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  2. Research article

    A novel reflex cough testing device

    Kazunori Fujiwara, Katsuyuki Kawamoto, Yoko Shimizu, Takahiro Fukuhara, Satoshi Koyama, Hideyuki Kataoka, Hiroya Kitano and Hiromi Takeuchi

    Published on: 18 January 2017

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Aims and scope

BMC Pulmonary Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of pulmonary and associated disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.


  • Dirk Krueger, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • Sanjay Chotirmall, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Craig Hersh, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Joerg Mattes, University of Newcastle
  • Montserrat Sanchez-Cespedes, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute-IDIBELL
  • Raffaele Scala, Unità Operativa Pneumologia, UTSIR e Endoscopia Toracica
  • Giovanni Sotgiu, University of Sassari
  • Giuseppe Verlato, University of Verona

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