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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

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a global problem and available data from sub-Saharan Africa is very limited.

    Authors: Thomas Zoller, Elirehema H. Mfinanga, Tresphory B. Zumba, Peter J. Asilia, Edwin M. Mutabazi, David Wimmersberger, Florian Kurth, Francis Mhimbira, Frederick Haraka and Klaus Reither

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:11

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    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous disease with variable clinical manifestations, structural changes, and treatment responses. In a cohort study, we performed a baseline cluster an...

    Authors: Suhyun Kim, Myoung-Nam Lim, Yoonki Hong, Seon-Sook Han, Seung-Joon Lee and Woo Jin Kim

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:209

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    Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is the most common reason for the hospitalization and death of pulmonary patients. The use of antibiotics as adjuvant therapy for AECOPD, ho...

    Authors: Hai-Lin Zhang, Min Tan, Ai-Min Qiu, Zhang Tao and Chang-Hui Wang

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:196

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    Recent studies have shown that both adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase (AMPK) and the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) are energy sensors and are related to autophagy. Our recent reports have...

    Authors: Di Gui, Zhimin Cui, Lin Zhang, Chang Yu, Dan Yao, Min Xu, Mayun Chen, Peiliang Wu, Guoping Li, Liangxing Wang and Xiaoying Huang

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:191

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    Multiple breath washout (MBW) became a valuable research tool assessing ventilation heterogeneity. However, routine clinical application still faces several challenges. Deriving MBW parameters from three techn...

    Authors: Frederik Trinkmann, Johannes Götzmann, Daniel Saur, Michele Schroeter, Katharina Roth, Ksenija Stach, Martin Borggrefe, Joachim Saur, Ibrahim Akin and Julia D. Michels

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:185

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Systemic morphine has evidence to support its use for reducing breathlessness in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The effectiveness of the nebulized route, however, has not ye...

    Authors: Piotr Janowiak, Małgorzata Krajnik, Zygmunt Podolec, Tomasz Bandurski, Iwona Damps-Konstańska, Piotr Sobański, David C. Currow and Ewa Jassem

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:186

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Change in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) is important for defining severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Serological neoepitope markers of collagen turnover may predict rate of ...

    Authors: Diana J. Leeming, Inger Byrjalsen, Jannie M. B. Sand, Asger R. Bihlet, Peter Lange, Ruth Thal-Singer, Bruce E. Miller, Morten A. Karsdal and Jørgen Vestbo

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:164

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Recently, it was shown that chronic tobacco smoking evokes specific cellular and molecular changes in white blood cells by an excess of G protein-coupled receptor 15 (GPR15)-expressing T cells as well as a hyp...

    Authors: Mario Bauer, Beate Fink, Hans-Jürgen Seyfarth, Hubert Wirtz and Armin Frille

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:159

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Combined effects of leaks, mechanical property of respiratory system and upper airway (UA) patency on patient-ventilator synchrony (PVA) and the level of clinically “tolerable” leaks are not well established i...

    Authors: Kaixian Zhu, Claudio Rabec, Jésus Gonzalez-Bermejo, Sébastien Hardy, Sami Aouf, Pierre Escourrou and Gabriel Roisman

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:145

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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    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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    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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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