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Featured article: Daily physical activity and related risk factors in COPD

Physical inactivity in COPD increases risk of cardiovascular disease, frequent exacerbations, reduced health status, and increased symptoms. Albarrati et al reported that the level of daily physical activity (DPA) in COPD was independent of traditional risk factors and that the breathlessness score is a better predictor of the DPA than lung function and handgrip strength.

Featured article: Microbial contamination of home nebulizers in children with cystic fibrosis and clinical implication on the number of pulmonary exacerbations

Early detection of pulmonary contamination in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) is essential. In this observational, cross sectional study, Tabatabaii et al reported that the majority of domiciliary nebulizers used by children with CF were contaminated with microorganisms indicating that the nebulizers may serve as potential reservoirs of pathogens.

Announcement: We are recruiting new Associate Editors

We are recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international editorial board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of different subject disciplines.

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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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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.

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  • Guangde Tu, BMC, Shanghai
  • Anna Melidoni, BMC, UK

Section Editors

  • Isis Fernandez, Helmholtz Zentrum München 
  • 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

Assistant Editor

  • Maire Clayton, BMC, USA


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