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  1. The coordination between different levels of care is essential for the management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The objective of this multicenter project was to develop a screening model for OSA in the pri...

    Authors: Patricia Peñacoba, Maria Antònia Llauger, Ana María Fortuna, Xavier Flor, Gabriel Sampol, Anna Maria Pedro-Pijoan, Núria Grau, Carme Santiveri, Joan Juvanteny, José Ignacio Aoiz, Joan Bayó, Patricia Lloberes and Mercè Mayos

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:38

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  2. Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) has been reported to maintain adequate oxygenation among patients under 60% FiO2 one-lung ventilation (OLV). This research aimed to explore whether PGE1 is safe in pulmonary shunt and oxyg...

    Authors: Pengyi Li, Lianbing Gu, Jing Tan, Zhenghuan Song, Qingming Bian, Dian Jiao, Zeping Xu and Lijun Wang

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:37

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  3. Prediction of inpatients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) at high risk for severe adverse events (SAEs) requiring higher-intensity treatment is critical. However, evidence regarding prediction rules app...

    Authors: Toshihiro Sakakibara, Yuichiro Shindo, Daisuke Kobayashi, Masahiro Sano, Junya Okumura, Yasushi Murakami, Kunihiko Takahashi, Shigeyuki Matsui, Tetsuya Yagi, Hideo Saka and Yoshinori Hasegawa

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:34

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  4. Asthma–chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap (ACO) patients experience exacerbations more frequently than those with asthma or COPD alone. Since low diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon mon...

    Authors: Hiroaki Ogata, Katsuyuki Katahira, Aimi Enokizu-Ogawa, Yujiro Jingushi, Akiko Ishimatsu, Kazuhito Taguchi, Hiroko Nogami, Hiroshi Aso, Atsushi Moriwaki and Makoto Yoshida

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:22

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  5. Social and hospital environmental factors that may be associated with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) have not been evaluated. Comprehensive risk assessment for the incidence of HAP including sociodemographi...

    Authors: Bo-Guen Kim, Minwoong Kang, Jihyun Lim, Jin Lee, Danbee Kang, Minjung Kim, Jinhee Kim, Hyejeong Park, Kyung Hoon Min, Juhee Cho and Kyeongman Jeon

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:21

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  6. No studies investigated the whole effect of modifiable lifestyle factors on OSA risk. This study aimed to examine the individual and combined effects of lifestyle factors on OSA risk among Chinese adults.

    Authors: Xueru Duan, Jun Huang, Murui Zheng, Wenjing Zhao, Lixian Lao, Haiyi Li, Zhiwei Wang, Jiahai Lu, Weiqing Chen, Hai Deng and Xudong Liu

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:33

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  7. Advanced lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) is one of the most lethal malignancies worldwide. The aim of this study was to evaluate the global survival in a real-life cohort of patients with LAC harboring driver geneti...

    Authors: Panagiotis Paliogiannis, Maria Colombino, Maria Cristina Sini, Antonella Manca, Milena Casula, Grazia Palomba, Marina Pisano, Valentina Doneddu, Angelo Zinellu, Davide Santeufemia, Giovanni Sotgiu, Antonio Cossu and Giuseppe Palmieri

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:32

    Content type: Research

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  8. A balloon occlusion technique is suggested for use in cryobiopsy for interstitial lung diseases because of the bleeding risk. However, it may interfere with selection of the involved bronchus for peripheral pu...

    Authors: Toshiyuki Nakai, Tetsuya Watanabe, Yuto Kaimi, Koichi Ogawa, Yoshiya Matsumoto, Kenji Sawa, Atsuko Okamoto, Kanako Sato, Kazuhisa Asai, Yuji Matsumoto, Masahiko Ohsawa and Tomoya Kawaguchi

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:20

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  9. The anti-fibrotic medications nintedanib and pirfenidone were approved in the United States for use in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis several years ago. While there is a growing body of evidence s...

    Authors: Timothy M. Dempsey, Viengneesee Thao, James P. Moriarty, Bijan J. Borah and Andrew H. Limper

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:18

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  10. The purpose was to clarify the characteristics of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM) patients with anti-signal recognition particle (SRP) antibodies.

    Authors: Yongpeng Ge, Hanbo Yang, Xinyue Xiao, Lin Liang, Xin Lu and Guochun Wang

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:14

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  11. For decades, concurrent chemo-radiotherapy with cisplatin-based regimen has been a standard therapy for locally advanced stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We conducted individual-participant-data (...

    Authors: Yuri Taniguchi, Hiroaki Okamoto, Tsuneo Shimokawa, Tomonari Sasaki, Takashi Seto, Seiji Niho, Yuichiro Ohe and Yusuke Saigusa

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:31

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  12. Asthma is a heterogeneous disease and different phenotypes based on clinical parameters have been identified. However, the molecular subgroups of asthma defined by gene expression profiles of induced sputum ha...

    Authors: Min Li, Wenye Zhu, Ummair Saeed, Shibo Sun, Yan Fang, Chu Wang and Zhuang Luo

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:29

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  13. Never smokers in Asia have a higher incidence of lung cancer than in Europe and North America. We aimed to assess the cost-effectiveness of lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for ne...

    Authors: Akiko Kowada

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:19

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  14. Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) with acute respiratory failure can result in development of pneumothorax during treatment. This study aimed to identify the incidence and related factors of pneumothorax in ...

    Authors: Ji Soo Choi, Se Hyun Kwak, Min Chul Kim, Chang Hwan Seol, Sung Ryeol Kim, Byung Hoon Park, Eun Hye Lee, Seung Hyun Yong, Ah Young Leem, Song Yee Kim, Sang Hoon Lee, Kyungsoo Chung, Eun Young Kim, Ji Ye Jung, Young Ae Kang, Moo Suk Park…

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:7

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  15. The management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has become increasingly complex due to the evolution of personalized medicine approaches. Such approaches are characterized by the necessity of adequate tum...

    Authors: Carlo Genova, Elena Tagliabue, Marco Mora, Teresita Aloè, Mariella Dono, Sandra Salvi, Lodovica Zullo and Emanuela Barisione

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:5

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Resistance to gefitinib remains a major obstacle for the successful treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. In this paper, we studied the precise...

    Authors: Daping Fan, Yue Yang and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:27

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  17. Lung infection is a common cause of sepsis, and patients with sepsis and lung infection are more ill and have a higher mortality rate than sepsis patients without lung infection. We constructed a nomogram pred...

    Authors: Yinlong Ren, Luming Zhang, Fengshuo Xu, Didi Han, Shuai Zheng, Feng Zhang, Longzhu Li, Zichen Wang, Jun Lyu and Haiyan Yin

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:17

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  18. Silicosis is a systemic disease characterized by persistent inflammation and incurable pulmonary fibrosis. Although great effort has been made to understand the pathogenesis of the disease, molecular mechanism...

    Authors: Cunxiang Bo, Juan Zhang, Linlin Sai, Zhongjun Du, Gongchang Yu, Chao Li, Ming Li, Cheng Peng, Qiang Jia and Hua Shao

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:13

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  19. To differentiate nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) pulmonary diseases from pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) by analyzing the CT radiomics features of their cavity.

    Authors: Qinghu Yan, Wuzhang Wang, Wenlong Zhao, Liping Zuo, Dongdong Wang, Xiangfei Chai and Jia Cui

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:4

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  20. Incidental and screening-identified lung nodules are common, and a bronchoscopic evaluation is frequently nondiagnostic. The Percepta Genomic Sequencing Classifier (GSC) is a genomic classifier developed in cu...

    Authors: Sonali Sethi, Scott Oh, Alexander Chen, Christina Bellinger, Lori Lofaro, Marla Johnson, Jing Huang, Sangeeta Maruti Bhorade, William Bulman and Giulia C. Kennedy

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:26

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  21. Various complications may arise from prolonged mechanical ventilation, but the risk of tracheal stenosis occurring late after translaryngeal intubation or tracheostomy is less common. This study aimed to deter...

    Authors: Alessandro Ghiani, Konstantinos Tsitouras, Joanna Paderewska, Dieter Munker, Swenja Walcher, Claus Neurohr and Nikolaus Kneidinger

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:24

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  22. As one of the basic treatments performed in the intensive care unit, mechanical ventilation can cause ventilator-induced acute lung injury (VILI). The typical features of VILI are an uncontrolled inflammatory ...

    Authors: Leilei Zhou, Chunju Xue, Zongyu Chen, Wenqing Jiang, Shuang He and Xianming Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:9

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  23. Mortality in severe COVID-19 pneumonia is associated with thrombo-inflammation. Corticosteroids are given to attenuate the inflammation, but they are associated with thrombosis. The aims of this study were to ...

    Authors: Ronaldo C. Go, Themba Nyirenda, Maryam Bojarian, Davood K. Hosseini, Mehek Rahim, Kevin Kim and Keith M. Rose

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:6

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  24. The spirometer is an important element in lung function examinations, and its accuracy is directly related to the accuracy of the results of these examinations and to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. O...

    Authors: Zhongping Wu, Ruibo Huang, Liping Zhong, Yi Gao and Jinping Zheng

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:23

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  25. With the rapid advances of genetic and genomic technologies, the pathophysiological mechanisms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) were gradually becoming clear, however, the prognosis of IPF was still poor...

    Authors: Yaowu He, Yu Shang, Yupeng Li, Menghan Wang, Dongping Yu, Yi Yang, Shangwei Ning and Hong Chen

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:15

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  26. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of global mortality. In high-income settings, the presence of cardiovascular disease among people with COPD increases mortality and complicates l...

    Authors: Rebecca F. Gilbert, Cody Cichowitz, Prossy Bibangambah, June-Ho Kim, Linda C. Hemphill, Isabelle T. Yang, Ruth N. Sentongo, Bernard Kakuhikire, David C. Christiani, Alexander C. Tsai, Samson Okello, Mark J. Siedner and Crystal M. North

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:12

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  27. Accelerated nodulosis (ARN) is a rare variant of rheumatoid nodules (RNs) that is characterized by a rapid onset or the worsening of RNs. It generally develops at the fingers in patients with rheumatoid arthri...

    Authors: Akitake Suzuki, Shigeki Morita, Miho Ohshima, Nobuyoshi Minemura, Takeshi Suzuki, Masanobu Yoshida, Rikuo Machinami, Shuji Sakai and Chikao Torikata

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:10

    Content type: Case report

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  28. “Overlap syndrome” refers to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) combined with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and has poorer outcomes than either condition alone. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence a...

    Authors: Pan Zhang, Bi Chen, Heqing Lou, Yanan Zhu, Peipei Chen, Zongmei Dong, Xuan Zhu, Ting Li and Peian Lou

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:16

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  29. Pulmonary blastoma (PB) comprises a rare heterogeneous group of lung tumours typically containing immature epithelial and mesenchymal structures that imitate the embryonic lung tissue and extremely rarely occu...

    Authors: Michał P. Budzik, Grzegorz Panek, Małgorzata Bińkowska, Beata Osuch, Ewa Borkowska and Anna M. Badowska-Kozakiewicz

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:8

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  30. Asthma exacerbation threatens patient's life. Several genetic studies have been conducted to determine the risk factors for asthma exacerbation, but this information is still lacking. We aimed to determine whe...

    Authors: Min-Hye Kim, Hun Soo Chang, Jong-Uk Lee, Ji-Su Shim, Jong-Sook Park, Young-Joo Cho and Choon-Sik Park

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:3

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  31. Serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and CYFRA21-1 are the commonly used biomarkers to identify patients with autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (APAP). However, it is not c...

    Authors: Jiu-Wu Bai, Shui-Yi Gu, Xiao-Li Sun, Hai-Wen Lu, Shuo Liang and Jin-Fu Xu

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:2

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  32. Quantitative evaluation of radiographic images has been developed and suggested for the diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, there are limited opportunities to use these image-based diagn...

    Authors: Daisuke Yamada, Sachiko Ohde, Ryosuke Imai, Kengo Ikejima, Masaki Matsusako and Yasuyuki Kurihara

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:1

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  33. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a bronchopulmonary disease caused by a complex hypersensitivity to Aspergillus and is usually associated with underlying respiratory diseases such as asthma or cy...

    Authors: N. Benkalfate, S. Dirou, P. Germaud, C. Defrance, A. Cavailles, T. Pigeanne, M. Robert, T. Madjer, F. Corne, L. Cellerin, C. Sagan and F. X. Blanc

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2021 21:425

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  34. To evaluate cytokine profile, vitamin D status, symptom score and quality of life in patients with persistent allergic airway diseases sensitised to house dust mites (HDM) in comparison with healthy individuals.

    Authors: Laura Tamasauskiene and Brigita Sitkauskiene

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2021 21:424

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  35. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) elastography has been used in EBUS-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) to identify malignant lymph nodes based on tissue stiffness. Rapid onsite cytological eval...

    Authors: Jing Huang, Yuan Lu, Xihua Wang, Xiaoli Zhu, Ping Li, Jing Chen, Pingsheng Chen and Ming Ding

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2021 21:423

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  36. Self-administration of helminths has gained attention among patients as a potential but unproven therapy for autoimmune disease. We present a case of rapidly progressive respiratory failure in a patient with s...

    Authors: Anahit A. Zeynalyan, Balaji Kolasani, Chetan Naik, Christopher J. G. Sigakis, Leann Silhan and Susan K. Mathai

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2021 21:422

    Content type: Case report

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  37. In recent years, immunotherapies and targeted therapies contribute to population-level improvement in NSCLC cancer-specific survival, however, the two novel therapeutic options have mainly benefit patients con...

    Authors: Liyuan Song, Xianhui Wang, Wang Cheng, Yi Wu, Min Liu, Ruizi Liu, Shenyi Zhang, Hong Xia, Hao Liu, Xuejiao Tai, Huzi Zhao, Xihua Li and Fuyun Ji

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2021 21:420

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  38. Relapse after effective bronchial arterial embolization (BAE) for controlling hemoptysis is not uncommon. Studies reported diverse predictors of recurrence. However, a model to assess the probability of recurr...

    Authors: Hai-Tao Yan, Guang-Dong Lu, Xiang-Zhong Huang, Da-Zhong Zhang, Kun-Yuan Ge, Jin-Xing Zhang, Jin Liu, Sheng Liu, Hai-Bin Shi and Qing-Quan Zu

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2021 21:419

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  39. Mechanisms of positive effects of pulmonary artery (PA) denervation (PADN) remain poorly understood. The study aimed to evaluate pulmonary hemodynamic changes after PADN and their association with the extent o...

    Authors: Natalia S. Goncharova, Heber Ivan Condori Leandro, Aleksandr D. Vakhrushev, Elena G. Koshevaya, Yury A. Skorik, Lubov B. Mitrofanova, Lada A. Murashova, Lev E. Korobchenko, Elizaveta M. Andreeva, Dmitry S. Lebedev, Olga M. Moiseeva and Evgeny N. Mikhaylov

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2021 21:418

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  40. Benralizumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting the human interleukin-5 (IL-5) receptor (IL-5R), was used before marketing authorisation in Spain in a real world setting as part of an early-access programme (EAP...

    Authors: Eva Martínez-Moragón, Ismael García-Moguel, Javier Nuevo and Gustavo Resler

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2021 21:417

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  41. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis share commonalities in pathogenesis shifting haemostasis balance towards the procoagulant and antifibrinolytic activity. Several stu...

    Authors: Małgorzata Sobiecka, Monika Szturmowicz, Katarzyna Lewandowska, Agata Kowalik, Ewa Łyżwa, Katarzyna Zimna, Inga Barańska, Lilia Jakubowska, Jan Kuś, Renata Langfort and Witold Tomkowski

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2021 21:416

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  42. Asthma is the most commonly occurring respiratory illness during pregnancy. Associations with complications of pregnancy and adverse perinatal outcome have been established. However, little is known about qual...

    Authors: Nasrin Fazel, Michael Kundi, Erika Jensen-Jarolim, Isabella Maria Pali-Schöll, Asghar Kazemzadeh, Habibollah Esmaily, Mojtaba Fattahi Abdizadeh, Roya Akbarzadeh, Raheleh Ahmadi and Hossain Jabbari

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2021 21:415

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  43. The use of galactomannan (GM) testing in plasma and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) has improved the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disea...

    Authors: Qian He, Ming Zhang and Chunlai Feng

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2021 21:414

    Content type: Research

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