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  1. Content type: Research article

    The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is a safe, simple, inexpensive tool for evaluating the functional exercise capacity. However, there is a lack of standard reference equations for the six-minute walk distance (6...

    Authors: He Zou, Jia Zhang, Xiaoshu Chen, Yi Wang, Wei Lin, Jianfeng Lin, Hao Chen and Jingye Pan

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:119

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) is used to assess of airway inflammation; diagnose asthma and monitor adherence to advised therapy. Reliable and accurate reference values for FENO are needed for both non-s...

    Authors: Kjell Torén, Nicola Murgia, Linus Schiöler, Björn Bake and Anna-Carin Olin

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:118

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Expired gas (exhalome) analysis of ventilated critical ill patients can be used for drug monitoring and biomarker diagnostics. However, it remains unclear to what extent volatile organic compounds are present ...

    Authors: Tobias Hüppe, Dominik Lorenz, Mario Wachowiak, Felix Maurer, Andreas Meiser, Heinrich Groesdonk, Tobias Fink, Daniel I. Sessler and Sascha Kreuer

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:116

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  4. 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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  5. Content type: Research article

    Systemic inflammation has been associated with reduced pulmonary function in individuals with and without chronic medical conditions. Individuals with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) have clinical characteris...

    Authors: Jaime E. Hart, Rebekah Goldstein, Palak Walia, Merilee Teylan, Antonio Lazzari, Carlos G. Tun and Eric Garshick

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:113

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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Research article

    This retrospective study investigated the association between the Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) score and the survival of patients with stage IIIB-IV (advanced, non-resectable) non-small cell lung cancer (N...

    Authors: Lei Zhao, Lai-Han Leung, Jing Wang, Huihui Li, Juanjuan Che, Lian Liu, Xiaojun Yao and Bangwei Cao

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:112

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To identify the prognostic factors for survival in patients with interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF) who meet the serological domain of the IPAF criteria.

    Authors: Yuhei Ito, Machiko Arita, Shogo Kumagai, Reoto Takei, Maki Noyama, Fumiaki Tokioka, Keisuke Nishimura, Takashi Koyama, Kenji Notohara and Tadashi Ishida

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:111

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Decorin is one of the most abundant proteoglycans of the extracellular matrix and is mainly secreted and deposited in the interstitial matrix by fibroblasts where it plays an important role in collagen turnove...

    Authors: S.N. Kehlet, C.L. Bager, N. Willumsen, B. Dasgupta, C. Brodmerkel, M. Curran, S. Brix, D.J. Leeming and M. A. Karsdal

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:110

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Medical thoracoscopy has been shown to be an efficacious procedure in diagnosing unexplained exudative pleural effusions with excellent safety. This study aimed to assess the diagnostic significance of thoraco...

    Authors: Yan-Bing Wu, Li-Li Xu, Xiao-Juan Wang, Zhen Wang, Jun Zhang, Zhao-Hui Tong and Huan-Zhong Shi

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:109

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Asthma exacerbation may require a visit to the emergency room as well as hospitalization and can occasionally be fatal. However, there is limited information about the prognostic factors for asthma exacerbatio...

    Authors: Wakae Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Hideo Yasunaga, Hideyuki Takeshima, Yukiyo Sakamoto, Taisuke Jo, Yusuke Sasabuchi, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi and Takahide Nagase

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:108

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Autoimmune hepatitis/primary biliary cirrhosis overlap syndrome, lymphangioleiomyomatosis/tuberous sclerosis complex (LAM-TSC), and sarcoidosis are three rare diseases. Here we present, to the best of our know...

    Authors: Fabiano Di Marco, Giuseppina Palumbo, Silvia Terraneo, Gianluca Imeri, Elena Lesma, Nicola Sverzellati, Angela Peron, Lorenzo Gualandri, Maria Paola Canevini and Stefano Centanni

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:107

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The role of air pollution in increasing susceptibility to respiratory tract infections in the cystic fibrosis (CF) population has not been well described. We recently demonstrated that chronic PM2.5 exposure is a...

    Authors: Kevin J. Psoter, Anneclaire J. De Roos, Jon Wakefield, Jonathan D. Mayer and Margaret Rosenfeld

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:106

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Positive-pressure mechanical ventilation is essential in assisting patients with respiratory failure in the intensive care unit and facilitating oxygenation in the operating room. However, it was also recogniz...

    Authors: Nan-Chun Wu, Fan-Ting Liao, Hao-min Cheng, Shih-Hsien Sung, Yu-Chun Yang and Jiun-Jr Wang

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:105

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity (PA) is associated with disease severity in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), but longitudinal studies evaluating its prognostic value and changes over time are lacking.

    Authors: Thomas Bahmer, Anne-Marie Kirsten, Benjamin Waschki, Klaus F. Rabe, Helgo Magnussen, Detlef Kirsten, Marco Gramm, Simone Hummler, Eva Brunnemer, Michael Kreuter and Henrik Watz

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:104

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  16. Content type: Case report

    To describe the experience of combination therapy with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation(ECMO), high-frequency oscillatory ventilation(HFOV) and prone positioning in treating severe respiratory failure cause...

    Authors: Hangyong He, Hao Wang, Xuyan Li, Xiao Tang, Rui Wang, Bing Sun and Zhaohui Tong

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:103

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The role of CD4+CD25highCD127 T-reg cells in solid-organ Transplant (Tx) acceptance has been extensively studied. In previous studies on kidney and liver recipients, peripheral T-reg cell counts were associated ...

    Authors: Davide Piloni, Monica Morosini, Sara Magni, Alice Balderacchi, Luigia Scudeller, Emanuela Cova, Tiberio Oggionni, Giulia Stella, Carmine Tinelli, Filippo Antonacci, Andrea Maria D’Armini and Federica Meloni

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:102

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Burkholderia cepacia complex is a group of opportunistic pathogens in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients believed to be associated with poor prognosis and patient-to-patient transmissibilit...

    Authors: Cassiana da Costa Ferreira Leite, Tania Wrobel Folescu, Mônica de Cássia Firmida, Renata Wrobel Folescu Cohen, Robson Souza Leão, Flávia Alvim Dutra de Freitas, Rodolpho Mattos Albano, Claudia Henrique da Costa and Elizabeth Andrade Marques

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:100

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  19. 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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  20. Content type: Research article

    Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a strong risk factor for respiratory morbidity in children born preterm. Our aims were to evaluate lung function in adolescents born preterm with and without a history of BP...

    Authors: Petra Um-Bergström, Jenny Hallberg, Per Thunqvist, Eva Berggren-Broström, Martin Anderson, Gunilla Adenfelt, Gunnar Lilja, Giovanni Ferrara, C. Magnus Sköld and Erik Melén

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:97

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Inadequate housing, low family income, household smoking, personal smoking status, and poor schooling are some of the conditions that have been significantly associated with the prevalence and incidence of chr...

    Authors: Punam Pahwa, Chandima P. Karunanayake, Donna C. Rennie, Joshua A. Lawson, Vivian R. Ramsden, Kathleen McMullin, P. Jenny Gardipy, Judy MacDonald, Sylvia Abonyi, Jo-Ann Episkenew and James A. Dosman

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:95

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Bloodstream pathogens can be identified by multiplex PCR (SeptiFast (SF)) or blood culture (BC); whether these pathogens are present in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients during febrile pulmonary exacerbations (FPE...

    Authors: Joerg Grosse-Onnebrink, Florian Stehling, Eva Tschiedel, Margarete Olivier, Uwe Mellies, Rene Schmidt, Jan Buer, Peter-Micheal Rath and Joerg Steinmann

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:96

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