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  1. Smoking cessation is the most important intervention in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and asthma-COPD overlap (ACO); however, high rates of current cigarette smoking are observed in adu...

    Authors: Shingo Noguchi, Tomohiro Ishimaru, Yoshihisa Fujino, Kazuhiro Yatera and Takahiro Tabuchi
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:365
  2. Currently, two disease-modifying antifibrotic drugs are indicated for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The objective of this study was to analyse antifibrotic and overall prescription medication...

    Authors: Jaana Kaunisto, Eija-Riitta Salomaa, Mari Koivisto and Marjukka Myllärniemi
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:364
  3. Chronic airway disease in adults may have its origin in early life. The purpose of this study is to investigate the long-term prognosis of severe childhood asthma in search for an association between asthma in...

    Authors: Osman Savran, Klaus Bønnelykke and Charlotte Suppli Ulrik
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:363
  4. Pulmonary vein perforation is an uncommon complication during cardiac intervention. We present a rare case of pulmonary vein perforation into the respiratory tract with systemic air embolism during left atrial...

    Authors: Zhiqing Qiao, Liang Zhao, Bin Xu, Zhiguo Zou, Fuyu Cheng, Zien Zhou, Yuquan Xie and Jun Pu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:362
  5. To study the role of microecology and metabolism in iatrogenic tracheal injury and cicatricial stenosis, we investigated the tracheal microbiome and metabolome in patients with tracheal stenosis after endotrac...

    Authors: Zeqin Fan, Lihui Zhang, Li Wei, Xiaoxian Huang, Mei Yang and Xiqian Xing
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:361
  6. The progression of acute lung injury (ALI) involves numerous pathological factors and complex mechanisms, and cause the destruction of epithelial and endothelial barriers. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PE...

    Authors: Lei Xu, Yifei Chen, Shoujie Feng, Zeyan Liu, Ying Ye, Ranran Zhou and Lijun Liu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:359
  7. Transition from hospital to home is a vulnerable period for patients with COPD exacerbations, with a high risk for readmission and mortality. Twenty percent of patients with an initial hospitalization for a CO...

    Authors: Amanda A. Foster, Jennifer Stoll, Christopher J. Daly, Collin M. Clark, Sanjay Sethi and David M. Jacobs
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:358
  8. Glucocorticoids and Beta-2 receptor agonists are commonly used for the treatment of asthma in clinical practice, while these agents are accompanied by adverse reactions of different kinds. Studies have shown t...

    Authors: Xingyi Wang, Shuyun Zeng, Zhuying Li, Yue Li and Hongtao Jia
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:357
  9. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a major public health problem. Unfortunately, there is a scarcity of comprehensive and up-to-date information regarding the burden of RA and its dynamic trends in subsequent years....

    Authors: Fangyuan Yu, Hongwei Chen, Qi Li, Mengjun Tao, Ziyi Jin, Linyu Geng and Lingyun Sun
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:356
  10. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients usually present with parapneumonic pleural effusion (PPE), which complicates the treatment of pneumonia. This study aims to investigate the clinical characteristics ...

    Authors: Mingmei Zhong, Ruiqin Ni, Huizhen Zhang and Yangyang Sun
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:355
  11. Mechanical ventilation is a supportive therapy used to maintain respiratory function in several clinical and surgical cases but is always accompanied by lung injury risk due to improper treatment. We investiga...

    Authors: Yong Xu, Yu Li, Da Zhai, Chen Yan, Jingyan Liang, Taiga Ichinomiya, Tetsuya Hara, Chiaki Inadomi and Tao-Sheng Li
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:354
  12. Minimising postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) after thoracic surgery is of utmost importance. A major factor contributing to PPCs is the driving pressure, which is determined by the ratio of tidal vo...

    Authors: Ming-zi An, Cheng-yun Xu, Yue-ru Hou, Zhen-ping Li, Te-sheng Gao and Qing-he Zhou
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:353
  13. Long-term hospital stay is associated with functional decline in patients with pneumonia, especially in the elderly. Among elderly patients with pneumonia, aspiration pneumonia is a major category. Clinical de...

    Authors: Takao Wakabayashi, Sugihiro Hamaguchi and Konosuke Morimoto
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:351
  14. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in adults remains less recognized and understood, both socially and clinically, compared to influenza virus infection. This retrospective study aims to delineate and...

    Authors: Jiahua Tian, Congyue Liu, Xunling Wang, Ling Zhang, Guoying Zhong, Guichuan Huang, Hongping Wang, Hao Hu, Ling Gong and Daishun Liu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:350
  15. Tuberculous pleural effusion (TPE) and malignant pleural effusion (MPE) may occasionally show similar cytological and biochemical picture including ADA. In such cases, differentiating TPE and MPE is challengin...

    Authors: Mohammad Fazle Rabbi, Mushfiq Newaz Ahmed, Md. Shafiqul Alam Patowary, Syed Rezaul Haque, S. M. Abdur Razzaque, Hossain Md. Arafat, Tasnuva Nahar and Mohammad Azmain Iktidar
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:349
  16. Some research found that elevated plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) concentrations and poor prognosis are associated in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, more studies need to be carried out to verify thi...

    Authors: Wei-Wei Peng, Ying Liu, Huan-Huan Sha, Shao-Di Wen, Ying Fang and Guo-Ren Zhou
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:348
  17. No multivariable model incorporating erector spinae muscle (ESM) has been developed to predict clinical outcomes in older patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia (SCAP). This study aimed to construct...

    Authors: Na Shang, Qiujing Li, Huizhen Liu, Junyu Li and Shubin Guo
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:346
  18. COVID-19-related acute pulmonary thromboembolism (APE) is associated with poor outcomes in patients with COVID-19. There are studies investigating the association between thrombus burden and high risk of early...

    Authors: Umran Ozden Sertcelik, Erdem Ozkan, Ahmet Sertcelik and Aysegul Karalezli
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:345
  19. CYFRA 21 − 1 is a useful marker for diagnosing and monitoring lung cancer. However, its stability remains unclear. Moreover, while its applicability to screening is now being investigated, CYFRA 21 − 1 levels ...

    Authors: Asami Minamibata, Yoshihito Kono, Taichiro Arimoto, Yoshinori Marunaka and Koichi Takayama
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:344
  20. Diaphragmatic dysfunction is known to be associated with difficulties weaning from invasive mechanical ventilation and is related to worse patient outcomes yet our understanding of how to prevent diaphragmatic...

    Authors: Hong Pu, Gordon S. Doig, Yu Lv, Xiaoxiao Wu, Fu Yang, Shurong Zhang, Zongan Liang, Yan Zhou and Yan Kang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:343
  21. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia remains a major public health concern. Vital sign indices—shock index (SI; heart rate [HR]/systolic blood pressure [SBP]), shock index age (SIA, SI × age), MinPuls...

    Authors: Piyaphat Udompongpaiboon, Teeraphat Reangvilaikul and Veerapong Vattanavanit
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:342
  22. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) lung infection has represented a global challenge. Intriguingly, it has been shown that the alveolar lung epithelium expresses little Angiotensin Co...

    Authors: Hafez Al-Momani, Safaa Mashal, Dua’a Al Balawi, Muna Almasri, Abdel-Ellah AL-Shudifat, Ashraf I Khasawneh, Jeffrey Pearson and Christopher Ward
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:341
  23. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. However, there are some patients who are not diagnosed early and correctly through routine method...

    Authors: Qi Lin, Chaofeng Zhang, Huixin Weng, Yating Lin, Yucang Lin and Zhipeng Ruan
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:340
  24. The role of thyroid hormones in cancers has been discussed in observational studies; however, the causal relationship between them remains controversial.

    Authors: Xinhui Wang, Xue Liu, Yuchen Li, Mulin Tang, Xue Meng, Yuwei Chai, Li Zhang and Haiqing Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:338
  25. Mounting evidences have highlighted the association between metabolites and cardiovascular diseases. Our previous works have demonstrated that circulating metabolite, trimethylamine oxide, was associated with ...

    Authors: Yicheng Yang, Beilan Yang, Bingyang Liu, Yanru Liang, Qin Luo, Zhihui Zhao, Zhihong Liu, Qixian Zeng and Changming Xiong
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:313
  26. Many types of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) may transition to progressive chronic-fibrosing ILDs with rapid lung function decline and a negative survival prognosis. In real-world clinical settings, forced ...

    Authors: David Singer, Benjamin Chastek, Andrew Sargent, Jonathan C. Johnson, Sharash Shetty, Craig Conoscenti and Elana J. Bernstein
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:337
  27. Endobronchial ultrasonography-guided transbronchial needle aspiration biopsy (EBUS-TBNA) has been used for more than 10 years in China. Its clinical application and diagnostic value in different diseases with ...

    Authors: Chun-li Tang, Zheng Zhu, Chang-hao Zhong, Zi-qing Zhou, Hui-qi Zhou, Rong-mei Geng, Xiao-bo Chen, Yu Chen and Shi-yue Li
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:336
  28. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the world with nearly 90% of cases caused by tobacco smoking. Nearly 40% of people with COPD are diagnosed with depression wh...

    Authors: Jessica Floyd, Jennifer Mallow, Kesheng Wang, Stephen M. Davis, Roger Carpenter and Laurie Theeke
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:335
  29. Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma (AdCC) of the tracheobronchial tree is very rare with a high risk for recurrence and metastasis. The diagnosis of AdCC by histologic and immunohistochemical means has been well...

    Authors: Bing Zhou, Ting Duan, Xianwei Liu and Lizi Peng
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:334
  30. High drive and high effort during spontaneous breathing can generate patient self-inflicted lung injury (P-SILI) due to uncontrolled high transpulmonary and transvascular pressures, with deterioration of respi...

    Authors: José Manuel Serrano Simón, Carolina Joya Montosa, Juan Francisco Martínez Carmona, Manuel Jesús Delgado Amaya, Javier Luna Castro, Ashlen Rodríguez Carmona, José Castaño Pérez, Marina Rodríguez Delgado, Guillermo Besso Centeno and José Antonio Benítez Lozano
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:333
  31. We conducted a retrospective observational study to explore the potential application of impulse oscillometry (IOS) as an alternative to high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) for detecting pulmonary invol...

    Authors: Wen-Chien Cheng, Shih-Hsin Chang, Wei-Chun Chen, Bing-Ru Wu, Chia-Hung Chen, Chi-Chien Lin, Wu-Huei Hsu, Joung-Liang Lan and Der-Yuan Chen
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:331
  32. Pneumonia is a respiratory infection with an increasing incidence with age. However, limited evidence has identified factors associated with its outcome among different age groups, especially in the elderly an...

    Authors: Brandon Chongthanadon, Netiporn Thirawattanasoot and Onlak Ruangsomboon
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:330
  33. The Corona Virus Disease 2019(COVID-19) pandemic has strained healthcare systems worldwide, necessitating the early prediction of patients requiring critical care. This study aimed to analyze the laboratory ex...

    Authors: Guobin Wu, Yunya Zhu, Xingting Qiu, Xiaoliang Yuan, Xiaojing Mi and Rong Zhou
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:329
  34. Knowledge on predicting pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) contagiosity in the hospital admission setting is limited. The objective was to assess clinical and radiological criteria to predict PTB contagiosity.

    Authors: Markus Unnewehr, Florian Meyer-Oschatz, Hendrik Friederichs, Wolfram Windisch and Bernhard Schaaf
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:328
  35. Restrictive spirometry pattern (RSP), defined as reduced forced vital capacity (FVC) in absence of airflow obstruction (AFO), is associated with increased risk of mortality in general population. However, evid...

    Authors: Shuyuan Yang, Chi Kuen Chan, Maggie Haitian Wang, Chi Chiu Leung, Lai Bun Tai and Lap Ah Tse
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:327
  36. Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) constitutes a tool with great research potential due to its advantages over in vivo and in vitro models. Despite its important contribution to lung reconditioning, this technique ...

    Authors: Claudia Hernández-Jiménez, Javier Martínez-Cortés, J. Raúl Olmos-Zuñiga, Rogelio Jasso-Victoria, María Teresa López-Pérez, Néstor Emmanuel Díaz-Martínez, Marcelino Alonso-Gómez, Axel Edmundo Guzmán-Cedillo, Matilde Baltazares-Lipp, Miguel Gaxiola-Gaxiola, Adriana Méndez-Bernal, Adrián Polo-Jeréz, Juan Carlos Vázquez-Minero, Oscar Hernández-Pérez and Christopher O. Fernández-Solís
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:326
  37. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a chronic progressive interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology, is characterized by continuous damage to alveolar epithelial cells, abnormal repair of alveolar tissue,...

    Authors: Qingyin Liu, Xue Liu, Guoyu Wang, Fan Wu, Yuan Hou and Huaman Liu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:325
  38. Pulmonary inflammatory leiomyosarcoma (PILMS) is a rare type of myogenic tumor with prominent lymphohistiocytic infiltration. Despite their histological similarities, PILMS is immunohistochemically and genetic...

    Authors: Takahiro Shibayama, Kaishi Satomi, Ryota Tanaka, Akihiko Yoshida, Kiyotaka Nagahama, Akimasa Hayashi, Takashi Hibiya, Kazuharu Suda, Masachika Fujiwara and Junji Shibahara
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:324
  39. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-limiting disorder that is characterised by respiratory tract inflammation that is mediated by a range of microbial pathogens. Small colony variants (SCVs) of common respiratory p...

    Authors: Harrigan Ryan, Emma Ballard, Rebecca E. Stockwell, Christine Duplancic, Rachel M. Thomson, Kimberley Smith and Scott C. Bell
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:323
  40. This study was performed to validate the epidemiology, initial treatment, and clinical practice of lung cancer patients in the Hokushin region, Japan.

    Authors: Takashi Kobayashi, Yoshikazu Nishino, Tomoya Takiguchi, Shintaro Kanda, Kengo Otsuki, Yuriko Tanaka, Yozo Nakazawa, Ken-ichi Ito, Ryuji Hayashi, Kazuo Yasumoto, Hidetaka Uramoto, Yasuo Hirono, Tomoe Makino, Mitsutoshi Nakada, Seiji Yano and Tomonobu Koizumi
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:322
  41. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a type of breathing problem during sleep caused by the blockage of the upper airway, which can cause cessation of airflow. There is limited research on the prevalence of OSA in...

    Authors: Salim Abdallah Salim, Jasmit Shah, Jumaa Bwika and Sayed K. Ali
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:321
  42. To analyze the characteristics and prognostic values of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) fusion gene partner, gene subtype and abundance in tumor tissues of advanced Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) patients...

    Authors: Yuan Yang, Baohua Lu, Mingming Hu, Qunhui Wang, Mei Jiang, Tongmei Zhang and Zhe Liu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:319
  43. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are two major age-related diseases prevalent in the elderly. However, it is unclear whether there is a higher prevalence of one or ...

    Authors: Hong Chen, Xiaojia Luo, Yuejun Du, Chenyun He, Yanjun Lu, Zixuan Shi and Jin Zhou
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:318

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