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  1. Research article

    A prospective observational study to evaluate the effect of social and personality factors on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) compliance in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome

    Compliance with CPAP treatment for OSAS is not reliably predicted by the severity of symptoms or physiological variables. We examined a range of factors which could be measured before CPAP initiation to look f...

    Atul Gulati, Masood Ali, Mike Davies, Tim Quinnell and Ian Smith

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:56

    Published on: 22 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Obstructive sleep apnoea accelerates FEV1 decline in asthmatic patients

    Although the prevalence of both obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and asthma are both increasing, little is known about the impact of OSA on the natural history of lung function in asthmatic patients.

    Tsai-Yu Wang, Yu-Lun Lo, Shu-Min Lin, Chien-Da Huang, Fu-Tasi Chung, Horng-Chyuan Lin, Chun-Hua Wang and Han-Pin Kuo

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:55

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Systematic review of lung function and COPD with peripheral blood DNA methylation in population based studies

    Epigenetic variations in peripheral blood have potential as biomarkers for disease. This systematic review assesses the association of lung function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with DNA me...

    Matthew Machin, André F. S. Amaral, Matthias Wielscher, Faisal I. Rezwan, Medea Imboden, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Ian M. Adcock, Nicole Probst-Hensch, John W. Holloway and Deborah L. Jarvis

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:54

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  4. Erratum

    Erratum to: 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 dos Santos Romero, 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

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:51

    Published on: 14 March 2017

    The original article was published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:23

  5. Research article

    Switch of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome: a pilot study

    Obesity is a major worldwide public health issue. The main respiratory complication stemming from obesity is obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS). Most of the OHS patients diagnosed during an exacerbation ar...

    Sarah Orfanos, Dany Jaffuel, Christophe Perrin, Nicolas Molinari, Pascal Chanez and Alain Palot

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:50

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  6. Study protocol

    Effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with asthma: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial (EPRA)

    Asthma patients are enrolled in multimodal pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) programs. However, available data for the effectiveness of PR in asthma are sparse. Therefore, the primary aim of this randomized contro...

    Konrad Schultz, Hildegard Seidl, Danijel Jelusic, Rupert Wagner, Michael Wittmann, Hermann Faller, Dennis Nowak and Michael Schuler

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:49

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  7. Research article

    Transbronchial and transesophageal fine-needle aspiration using a single ultrasound bronchoscope in the diagnosis of locoregional recurrence of surgically-treated lung cancer

    The present study sought to evaluate the usefulness of EBUS-TBNA in the diagnosis of locoregional recurrence of lung cancer in a cohort of lung cancer patients who were previously treated surgically, and descr...

    José Sanz-Santos, Pere Serra, Felipe Andreo, Mohamed Torky, Carmen Centeno, Teresa Morán, Enric Carcereny, Esther Fernández, Samuel García-Reina and Juan Ruiz-Manzano

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:46

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Predictors of correct technique in patients using pressurized metered dose inhalers

    Correct inhaler technique is recommended by guidelines for optimum asthma care. The objective of the study is to determine real life predictors of correct pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI) technique in A...

    Kyra Bartolo, Martin Balzan, Emma Louise Schembri, Rachelle Asciak, Darlene Mercieca Balbi, Michael Pace Bardon and Stephen Montefort

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:47

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Efficacy of 1, 5, and 20 mg oral sildenafil in the treatment of adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a randomized, double-blind study with open-label extension

    In a previous study, 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) improvement with sildenafil was not dose dependent at the 3 doses tested (20, 40, and 80 mg 3 times daily [TID]). This study assessed whether lower doses were...

    Carmine Dario Vizza, B. K. S. Sastry, Zeenat Safdar, Lutz Harnisch, Xiang Gao, Min Zhang, Manisha Lamba and Zhi-Cheng Jing

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:44

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Persistent asthma phenotype related with late-onset, high atopy, and low socioeconomic status in school-aged Korean children

    Treatment guidelines for asthma have been established based on asthma severity; there are limitations in the identification of underlying pathophysiology and prediction of prognosis in heterogeneous phenotypes...

    Eun Lee, Si Hyeon Lee, Ji-Won Kwon, Young-Ho Kim, Jisun Yoon, Hyun-Ju Cho, Song-I Yang, Young-Ho Jung, Hyung Young Kim, Ju-Hee Seo, Hyo Bin Kim, So Yeon Lee, Ho-Jang Kwon and Soo-Jong Hong

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:45

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  11. Case report

    Birt–Hogg–Dubé syndrome: a literature review and case study of a Chinese woman presenting a novel FLCN mutation

    The Birt–Hogg–Dubé (BHD) syndrome is a very rare autosomal dominant form of genodermatosis caused by germline mutations in the folliculin (FLCN) gene, which is mapped to the p11.2 region in chromosome 17. BHD com...

    Shengyu Hao, Fei Long, Fenglan Sun, Teng Liu, Daowei Li and Shujuan Jiang

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:43

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  12. Research article

    Characteristics and longitudinal progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in GOLD B patients

    The characteristics and natural history of GOLD B COPD patients are not well described. The clinical characteristics and natural history of GOLD B patients over 1 year in a multicentre cohort of COPD patients ...

    Philip J. Lawrence, Umme Kolsum, Vandana Gupta, Gavin Donaldson, Richa Singh, Bethan Barker, Leena George, Adam Webb, Anthony J. Brookes, Christopher Brightling, Jadwiga Wedzicha and Dave Singh

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:42

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  13. Case report

    Elderly-onset hereditary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and its cytokine profile

    Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung disease characterized by surfactant accumulation, and is caused by disruption of granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) signaling. Abnorma...

    Masayuki Ito, Kazuyuki Nakagome, Hiromitsu Ohta, Keiichi Akasaka, Yoshitaka Uchida, Atsushi Hashimoto, Ayako Shiono, Toshinori Takada, Makoto Nagata, Jun Tohyama, Koichi Hagiwara, Minoru Kanazawa, Koh Nakata and Ryushi Tazawa

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:40

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  14. Research article

    Cooking smoke and respiratory symptoms of restaurant workers in Thailand

    Restaurant workers are at risk from exposure to toxic compounds from burning of fuel and fumes from cooking. However, the literature is almost silent on the issue. What discussion that can be found in the lite...

    Chudchawal Juntarawijit and Yuwayong Juntarawijit

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:41

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Upregulation of interleukin-33 and thymic stromal lymphopoietin levels in the lungs of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

    Innate T helper type 2 (Th2) immune responses mediated by interleukin (IL)-33, thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), and IL-25 have been shown to play an important role in pulmonary fibrosis of animal models; h...

    Jong-Uk Lee, Hun Soo Chang, Hyeon Ju Lee, Chang An Jung, Da Jeong Bae, Hyun Ji Song, Jong Sook Park, Soo-Taek Uh, Young Hoon Kim, Ki-Hyun Seo and Choon-Sik Park

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:39

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  16. Case report

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for avian influenza A (H7N9) patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome: a case report and short literature review

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is performed as an acceptable life-saving bridging procedure in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).To patients with avian influenza A (H7...

    Qi Nie, Ding-yu Zhang, Wen-juan Wu, Chao-lin Huang and Zheng-yi Ni

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:38

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  17. Research article

    Observation management of pulmonary embolism and agreement with claims-based and clinical risk stratification criteria in United States patients: a retrospective analysis

    Guidelines suggest observation stays are appropriate for pulmonary embolism (PE) patients at low-risk for early mortality. We sought to assess agreement between United States (US) observation management of PE ...

    Elaine Nguyen, Craig I. Coleman, W. Frank Peacock, Philip S. Wells, Erin R. Weeda, Veronica Ashton, Concetta Crivera, Peter Wildgoose, Jeff R. Schein, Thomas J. Bunz and Gregory J. Fermann

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:37

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  18. Study protocol

    Early detection of COPD patients in GOLD 0 population: an observational non-interventional cohort study - MARKO study

    Main risk factor for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is smoking, although only less than 1/3 of smokers develop clinically manifest COPD. COPD’s progressive nature with high dis...

    Žarko Vrbica, Marina Labor, Ivan Gudelj, Slavica Labor, Iva Jurić and Davor Plavec

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:36

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  19. Research article

    Hemodynamic effects of lung recruitment maneuvers in acute respiratory distress syndrome

    Clinical trials have, so far, failed to establish clear beneficial outcomes of recruitment maneuvers (RMs) on patient mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and the effects of RMs on the card...

    Anup Das, Mainul Haque, Marc Chikhani, Oana Cole, Wenfei Wang, Jonathan G. Hardman and Declan G. Bates

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:34

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  20. Research article

    IL-8 predicts early mortality in patients with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure treated with noninvasive positive pressure ventilation

    Patients with Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure (AHRF) who are unresponsive to appropriate medical treatment, are often treated with Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV). Clinical predictors of...

    Brynja Jónsdóttir, Åsa Jaworowski, Carmen San Miguel and Olle Melander

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:35

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  21. Case report

    First time identification of Pandoraea sputorum from a patient with cystic fibrosis in Argentina: a case report

    Pandoraea species are considered emerging pathogens in the context of cystic fibrosis (CF) and are difficult to identify by conventional biochemical methods. These multidrug resistant ...

    Pablo F. Martina, Mónica Martínez, Guillermo Frada, Florencia Alvarez, Lorena Leguizamón, Claudia Prieto, Carolina Barrias, Marisa Bettiol, Antonio Lagares, Alejandra Bosch, Julián Ferreras and Martha Von Specht

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:33

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  22. Research article

    Combined cumulative sum (CUSUM) and chronological environmental analysis as a tool to improve the learning environment for linear-probe endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) trainees: a pilot study

    Cumulative sum (CUSUM) analysis can be used to continuously monitor the performance of an individual or process and detect deviations from a preset or standard level of achievement. However, no previous study ...

    Yasuhiro Norisue, Yasuharu Tokuda, Mayrol Juarez, Ryo Uchimido, Shigeki Fujitani and David A. Stoeckel

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:32

    Published on: 7 February 2017

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