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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 (COPD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. The aim of our study was to determine the association between specific comorbidities and COPD sev...

    Authors: Chantal Raherison, El-Hassane Ouaalaya, Alain Bernady, Julien Casteigt, Cecilia Nocent-Eijnani, Laurent Falque, Frédéric Le Guillou, Laurent Nguyen, Annaig Ozier and Mathieu Molimard

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:117

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    Prognostic stratification of elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is difficult due to the wide inter-individual variability in the course of the disease. No marker can exactly str...

    Authors: Domenico Acanfora, Pietro Scicchitano, Mauro Carone, Chiara Acanfora, Giuseppe Piscosquito, Roberto Maestri, Annapaola Zito, Ilaria Dentamaro, Marialaura Longobardi, Gerardo Casucci, Raffaele Antonelli-Incalzi and Marco Matteo Ciccone

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:116

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    Pulmonary hypertension (PH) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is suggested as the consequence of emphysematous destruction of vascular bed and hypoxia of pulmonary microenvironment, mechanisms un...

    Authors: Xiaotong Guo, Yuchun Fan, Jieda Cui, Binwei Hao, Li Zhu, Xiao Sun, Jinxi He, Jiali Yang, Jianda Dong, Yanyang Wang, Xiaoming Liu and Juan Chen

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:111

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The chronic and progressive nature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) requires self-administration of inhaled medication. Dry powder inhalers (DPIs) are increasingly being used for inhalation ther...

    Authors: Pablo Altman, Luis Wehbe, Juergen Dederichs, Tadhg Guerin, Brian Ament, Miguel Cardenas Moronta, Andrea Valeria Pino and Pankaj Goyal

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:100

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Occupational lung diseases, such as pneumoconiosis, are one of the health problems of dental workers that have been receiving increasing interest. Pulmonary amyloidosis is a heterogenous group of diseases, and...

    Authors: Taizou Hirano, Tadahisa Numakura, Hiroshi Moriyama, Ryoko Saito, Yutaka Shishikura, Jun Shiihara, Hisatoshi Sugiura and Masakazu Ichinose

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:77

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Pulmonary rehabilitation is an effective therapeutic intervention for people with chronic respiratory disease. However, fewer than 5% of eligible individuals receive pulmonary rehabilitation on an annual basis...

    Authors: Narelle S. Cox, Christine F. McDonald, Jennifer A. Alison, Ajay Mahal, Richard Wootton, Catherine J. Hill, Janet Bondarenko, Heather Macdonald, Paul O’Halloran, Paolo Zanaboni, Ken Clarke, Deidre Rennick, Kaye Borgelt, Angela T. Burge, Aroub Lahham, Bruna Wageck…

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:71

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a biomarker of inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. But, a meaningful threshold and the longitudinal changes are unknown. We aimed to i...

    Authors: Kaori Sakurai, Shotaro Chubachi, Hidehiro Irie, Akihiro Tsutsumi, Naofumi Kameyama, Takashi Kamatani, Hidefumi Koh, Takeshi Terashima, Hidetoshi Nakamura, Koichiro Asano and Tomoko Betsuyaku

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:65

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Recently awareness of the importance of Aspergillus colonization in the airway of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was rising. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical fe...

    Authors: Xunliang Tong, Anqi Cheng, Hongtao Xu, Jin Jin, Yimeng Yang, Sainan Zhu and Yanming Li

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:55

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Interferon lambdas (IFNLs) have important anti-viral/bacterial and immunomodulatory functions in the respiratory tract. How do IFNLs impact COPD and its exacerbations?

    Authors: Adrian Egli, Jyotshna Mandal, Desiree M. Schumann, Michael Roth, Brad Thomas, D. Lorne Tyrrell, Francesco Blasi, Kostantinos Kostikas, Wim Boersma, Branislava Milenkovic, Alicia Lacoma, Katharina Rentsch, Gernot G. U. Rohde, Renaud Louis, Joachim G. Aerts, Tobias Welte…

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:51

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Club cell protein-16 (CC16) expression has been associated with smoking-related lung function decline. The study hypothesis was that CC16 expression in both serum and bronchial epithelium is associated with lu...

    Authors: David Chi-Leung Lam, Hoi-Hin Kwok, Wai-Cho Yu, Fanny Wai-San Ko, Cheuk-Yin Tam, Arthur Chun-Wing Lau, Daniel Yee-Tak Fong and Mary Sau-Man Ip

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:47

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  11. Content type: Research article

    An adequate threshold for the Clinical Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Questionnaire (CCQ) defining more symptomatic COPD patients has not been determined. We aimed to determine the efficacy of th...

    Authors: Yong Suk Jo, Sangshin Park, Deog Kyeom Kim, Chul-Gyu Yoo and Chang-Hoon Lee

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:38

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries the epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is poorly characterized. The objective of this analysis is to present the prevalence, ...

    Authors: Damilya Nugmanova, Yuriy Feshchenko, Liudmyla Iashyna, Olga Gyrina, Kateryna Malynovska, Eljan Mammadbayov, Irada Akhundova, Nadezhda Nurkina, Luqman Tariq, Janina Makarova and Averyan Vasylyev

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:26

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Pneumoconiosis may play an important role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and the complication of COPD may impose a heavy burden of illness.

    Authors: Yating Peng, Xin Li, Shan Cai, Yan Chen, Weirong Dai, Wenfeng Liu, Zijing Zhou, Jiaxi Duan and Ping Chen

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:22

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Hospitalization for a severe exacerbation of COPD (eCOPD) is an important event in the natural history of COPD. Identifying factors related to mortality 1 year after hospitalization could help determine interv...

    Authors: Cristóbal Esteban, Ady Castro-Acosta, Carlos Jose Alvarez-Martínez, Alberto Capelastegui, José Luis López-Campos and Francisco Pozo-Rodriguez

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:18

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Nasal Highflow (NHF) delivers a humidified and heated airflow via nasal prongs. Current data provide evidence for efficacy of NHF in patients with hypoxemic respiratory failure. Preliminary data suggest that N...

    Authors: Jens Bräunlich, Friederike Mauersberger and Hubert Wirtz

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2018 18:14

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  16. 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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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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  19. Content type: Research article

    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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  20. 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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