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BMC Pulmonary Medicine

Asthma and allergic disorders

Section edited by Joerg Mattes

This section concerns all aspects of asthma and allergic disorders including, but not limited to: prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics, and pathophysiology.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Respiratory tract infection is a major cause of acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma (AEBA). Although recent findings suggest that common bacteria are causally associated with AEBA, a comprehensive epidemiol...

    Authors: Yutaka Yoshii, Kenichiro Shimizu, Miyuki Morozumi, Naoko Chiba, Kimiko Ubukata, Hironori Uruga, Shigeo Hanada, Hiroshi Wakui, Shunsuke Minagawa, Hiromichi Hara, Takanori Numata, Keisuke Saito, Jun Araya, Katsutoshi Nakayama, Kazuma Kishi and Kazuyoshi Kuwano

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:150

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Over one million children receive treatment for asthma in the UK. South Asian children experience excess morbidity and higher rates of hospitalization than the White population. This study aimed to explore per...

    Authors: Monica Lakhanpaul, Lorraine Culley, Noelle Robertson, Deborah Bird, Nicky Hudson, Narynder Johal, Melanie McFeeters, Emma Angell, Charlotte Hamlyn-Williams, Nadine Abbas, Logan Manikam and Mark Johnson

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:126

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Dry powder inhalers (DPIs) are often used in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) therapies. Using the discrete choice experiment (DCE) methodology, this study conducted in France was design...

    Authors: Natalia Hawken, Saku Torvinen, Mohamed-Elmoctar Neine, Ikbel Amri, Mondher Toumi, Samuel Aballéa, Adam Plich and Nicolas Roche

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:99

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Bronchial epithelium plays a key role in orchestrating innate and adaptive immunity. The fate of ex vivo airway epithelial cultures growing at the air liquid interface (ALI) derived from human endobronchial bi...

    Authors: Delphine Gras, Aurélie Petit, Jérémy Charriot, Lucie Knabe, Khuder Alagha, Anne Sophie Gamez, Céline Garulli, Arnaud Bourdin, Pascal Chanez, Nicolas Molinari and Isabelle Vachier

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:80

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Asthma exacerbations are important events that affect disease control, but predictive factors for severe or moderate exacerbations are not known. The objective was to study the predictive factors for moderate ...

    Authors: Francisco Javier Álvarez Gutiérrez, Marta Ferrer Galván, Juan Francisco Medina Gallardo, Marta Barrera Mancera, Beatriz Romero Romero and Auxiliadora Romero Falcón

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:77

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To analyse the efficacy of fluticasone propionate (FP) alone and combined with salmeterol (SAL) in achieving guideline-defined asthma control in Asian patients.

    Authors: Jean Bousquet, Neil Barnes, Michael Gibbs, Nadeem Gul, Susan A Tomkins, Xin Zhou, Young-Joo Cho, Hae-Sim Park, William Busse and Nanshan Zhong

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:75

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Asthma exacerbations are frequent in patients with severe disease. This report describes results from two retrospective cohort studies describing exacerbation frequency and risk, emergency department (ED)/hosp...

    Authors: Robert Y. Suruki, Jonas B. Daugherty, Nada Boudiaf and Frank C. Albers

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:74

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Asthma management may involve a step up in treatment when symptoms are not well controlled. We examined whether budesonide/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy (MRT) is as effective as higher, fixed-dos...

    Authors: Christine R. Jenkins, Göran Eriksson, Eric D. Bateman, Helen K. Reddel, Malcolm R. Sears, Magnus Lindberg and Paul M. O’Byrne

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:65

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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.

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:55

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:49

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:47

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:45

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are the primary treatment for persistent asthma. Currently available ICS have differing particle size due to both formulation and propellant, and it has been postulated that this ...

    Authors: Céline El Baou, Rachael L. Di Santostefano, Rafael Alfonso-Cristancho, Elizabeth A Suarez, David Stempel, Mark L Everard and Neil Barnes

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:31

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Recognition of the airway epithelium as a central mediator in the pathogenesis of asthma has necessitated greater understanding of the aberrant cellular mechanisms of the epithelium in asthma. The architecture...

    Authors: Dorota Stefanowicz, Jari Ullah, Kevin Lee, Furquan Shaheen, Ekiomoado Olumese, Nick Fishbane, Hyun-Kyoung Koo, Teal S. Hallstrand, Darryl A. Knight and Tillie-Louise Hackett

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:24

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of asthma does not always comply with asthma guidelines (AG). This may be rooted in direct or indirect resistance on the doctors’ and/or patients’ side or be caused by the healthcare system. To asses...

    Authors: H. Lingner, B. Burger, P. Kardos, C. P. Criée, H. Worth and E. Hummers-Pradier

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:13

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  16. Content type: Research article

    A high strength of beclomethasone/formoterol fumarate (BDP/FF) in a pressurised metered dose inhaler (pMDI), which contains extrafine BDP (200 μg/actuation) and FF (6 μg/actuation) has been developed to treat tho...

    Authors: Pierluigi Paggiaro, Massimo Corradi, Manuela Latorre, Helene Raptis, Annamaria Muraro, Christian Gessner, Zenon Siergiejko, Mario Scuri and Stefano Petruzzelli

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2016 16:180

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Despite advances in asthma treatment, severe asthma (SA) still results in high morbidity and use of health resources. Our hypothesis was that SA patients would achieve adequate control with a systematic protoc...

    Authors: Rodrigo Athanazio, Regina Carvalho-Pinto, Frederico Leon Arrabal Fernandes, Samia Rached, Klaus Rabe, Alberto Cukier and Rafael Stelmach

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2016 16:153

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Asthma is a prevalent chronic disease and occupation contributes to approximately 15 % of cases among adults. However, there are still few studies on risk factors for work-exacerbated asthma. The current study...

    Authors: Jeong-Lim Kim, Paul K. Henneberger, Susanna Lohman, Anna-Carin Olin, Anna Dahlman-Höglund, Eva Andersson, Kjell Torén and Mathias Holm

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2016 16:148

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