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BMC Pulmonary Medicine

COPD and occupational lung disease

Section edited by Craig Hersh

This section concerns all aspects of COPD, occupational lung disease, and smoking-related 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

    Nasal high-flow oxygen therapy (HFOT) is a novel treatment option for patients suffering from acute or chronic respiratory failure. Aim of our study was to compare safety and efficacy of HFOT with those of con...

    Authors: Helene Vogelsinger, Michael Halank, Silke Braun, Heinrike Wilkens, Thomas Geiser, Sebastian Ott, Armin Stucki and Christian M. Kaehler

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:143

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Asbestosis and silicosis are progressive pneumoconioses characterized by interstitial fibrosis following exposure to asbestos or silica dust. We evaluated the potential diagnostic biomarkers for these diseases.

    Authors: Changjiang Xue, Na Wu, Xue Li, Meihua Qiu, Xuqin Du and Qiao Ye

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:144

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a key treatment in COPD. However, despite the existing evidence and a strong recommendation from lung associations worldwide, 50%...

    Authors: Henrik Hansen, Theresa Bieler, Nina Beyer, Nina Godtfredsen, Thomas Kallemose and Anne Frølich

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:140

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Although proxies of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) need health-related knowledge to support patients in managing their disease, their current level of knowledge remains unknown. We ...

    Authors: Nienke Nakken, Daisy J. A. Janssen, Esther H. A. van den Bogaart, Jean W. M. Muris, Jan H. Vercoulen, Frank L. Custers, Gerben P. Bootsma, Michiel H. M. Gronenschild, Emiel F. M. Wouters and Martijn A. Spruit

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:136

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Inhalation of particulate matter, as part of air pollution, is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Nanoparticles (< 100 nm) are likely candidates for triggering inflammatory responses and activa...

    Authors: Marieke Berger, Johannes D. de Boer, René Lutter, Michiel Makkee, Peter J. Sterk, Elles M. Kemper and Jaring S. van der Zee

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:121

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Physical activity promotion in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is focus of research and public health. Patient-centred interventions like counselling are promising approaches to help p...

    Authors: Anne-Kathrin Rausch-Osthoff, Nicola Greco, Ariane Schwank, Swantje Beyer, David Gisi, Mandy Scheermesser, André Meichtry, Noriane Sievi, Thomas Hess and Markus Wirz

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:115

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    The most commonly applied treatment for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is a 5-day course of high-dose systemic corticosteroids. However, this treatment has not been shown...

    Authors: Pradeesh Sivapalan, Mia Moberg, Josefin Eklöf, Julie Janner, Jørgen Vestbo, Rasmus Rude Laub, Andrea Browatzki, Karin Armbruster, Jon Torgny Wilcke, Niels Seersholm, Ulla Møller Weinreich, Ingrid Louise Titlestad, Helle Frost Andreassen, Charlotte Suppli Ulrik, Uffe Bødtger, Thyge Lynghøj Nielsen…

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:114

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Brain pathology is relatively unexplored in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study is a comprehensive investigation of grey matter (GM) and white matter (WM) changes and how these relate to d...

    Authors: Catherine A. Spilling, Paul W. Jones, James W. Dodd and Thomas R. Barrick

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:92

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) severely hinders quality of life for those affected and is costly to the health care system. Care gaps in areas such as pharmacotherapy, inhaler technique, and know...

    Authors: Beatrice Huang, Rachel Willard-Grace, Denise De Vore, Jessica Wolf, Chris Chirinos, Stephanie Tsao, Danielle Hessler, George Su and David H. Thom

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:90

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Influenza is a frequent cause of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Exacerbations are associated with worsening of the airflow obstruction, hospitalisation, reduced quality of life,...

    Authors: Rafik Bekkat-Berkani, Tom Wilkinson, Philippe Buchy, Gael Dos Santos, Dimitris Stefanidis, Jeanne-Marie Devaster and Nadia Meyer

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:79

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Asthma–COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) prevalence varies depending on the studied population and definition criteria. The prevalence and clinical characteristics of ACOS in an at-risk COPD primary care population...

    Authors: Maria Montes de Oca, Maria Victorina Lopez Varela, Maria E. Laucho-Contreras, Alejandro Casas, Eduardo Schiavi and Juan Carlos Mora

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:69

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In patients with diffuse lung diseases, differentiating occupational lung diseases from other diseases is clinically important. However, the value of assessing asbestos and particles in bronchoalveolar lavage ...

    Authors: Takashi Kido, Yasuo Morimoto, Kazuhiro Yatera, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Takaaki Ogoshi, Keishi Oda, Kei Yamasaki, Toshinori Kawanami, Shohei Shimajiri and Hiroshi Mukae

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:71

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Infective exacerbations of COPD are common and are accompanied by neutrophilic bronchitis in sputum. Increased respiratory iron content has been associated with respiratory tract infection, though it is unclea...

    Authors: Sindu Mohan, Terence Ho, Melanie Kjarsgaard, Katherine Radford, A. S. M. Borhan, Lehana Thabane and Parameswaran Nair

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:60

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:42

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:36

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  16. Content type: Research article

    To investigate if age, gender and smoking are associated with airway wall thickness (AWT) measured by high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and if higher AWT is associated with lower levels of pulmonary f...

    Authors: Eef D. Telenga, Matthijs Oudkerk, Peter M. A. van Ooijen, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Nick H. T. ten Hacken, Dirkje S. Postma and Maarten van den Berge

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:27

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between immediate responsiveness with the short-acting β2-agonist salbutamol and effects of treatment with the ultra-long-acting β2-agonist indacaterol in...

    Authors: Pierre-Régis Burgel, Vincent Le Gros, Laurent Decuypère, Isabelle Bourdeix, Thierry Perez and Gaëtan Deslée

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:25

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been associated with periodontal disease (PD), and periodontal treatment (PT) has been connected to reduction of lung disease exacerbations. Bronchiectasis has ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:23

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:51

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