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  1. The clinical heterogeneity of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and bronchial asthma is attributable to different underlying inflammatory profiles. However, the similarity between CRS with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and...

    Authors: Mona Al-Ahmad, Asmaa Ali, Mustafa Khalaf, Abdulmohsen Alterki and Tito Rodriguez-Bouza
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:266
  2. Severe tuberculosis constitutes a significant menace to human safety and well-being, with a considerable mortality rate. The severity of tuberculosis can be impacted by genetic variations in host genes, partic...

    Authors: Juan Zhang, Ming-Gui Wang, Xi Xiang and Jian-Qing He
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:265
  3. The purpose of this study was to collect data on the current state of patient delay by patients with tuberculosis (TB) in Lishui City, Zhejiang Province who were under the care of a TB-designated hospital from...

    Authors: Jing Guo, Yin-Ping Feng, Zhong-Da Liu, Shui-Rong Luo and Qian-Yu Wu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:264
  4. The BODE index, consisting of body mass index (B), airflow obstruction (O), dyspnea score (D), and exercise capacity (E), can predict outcomes in COPD. However, when spirometry was restricted to prevent cross-...

    Authors: Shih-Yu Chen, Chun-Kai Huang, Chia-Ling Wu, Hui-Chuan Peng, Chong-Jen Yu and Jung-Yien Chien
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:263
  5. Pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma (PSC) is a rare histological type of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). There are no specific treatment guidelines for PSC. For advanced PSC (stage II-IV), the role of chemothe...

    Authors: Feng Wang, Xiangyang Yu, Yi Han, Changfan Gong, Dongjie Yan, Lei Yang, Jie Li and Shuku Liu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:262
  6. Since the inception of targeted therapies in treating lung cancer, providers have had to be aware of a new host of side effects when selecting management options for patients. Although targeted therapies are c...

    Authors: Robin Raquel Rodriguez, Jessie Dindak, Janet Kline and Moses S. Raj
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:261
  7. N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) and BNP are well-known markers for the diagnosis and prognostic of heart failure. Until now, it was not clear whether BNP levels are influenced by events oc...

    Authors: Qinqin Wu, Xiaojun Ma, Yanyan Wang, Jianfeng Jin, Jia Li and Shuming Guo
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:260
  8. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) of plasma-derived small extracellular vesicles (sEVs) have been proven to be associated with metastasis in several types of cancer. This study aimed to detect miRNAs of plasma-derived sEVs a...

    Authors: Nan Geng, Yaopu Qi, Wenwen Qin, Si Li, Hao Jin, Yifang Jiang, Xiuhuan Wang, Shanna Wei and Ping Wang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:259
  9. Neutrophils consume a large amount of energy when performing their functions. Compared with other white blood cells, neutrophils contain few mitochondria and mainly rely on glycolysis and gluconeogenesis to pr...

    Authors: Ting-ting Liu, Yue-li Wang, Zhi Zhang, Li-xin Jia, Jing Zhang, Shuai Zheng, Zhi-hua Chen, Hua-hao Shen, Chun-mei Piao and Jie Du
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:258
  10. Routinely-collected healthcare data provide a valuable resource for epidemiological research. Validation studies have shown that for most conditions, simple lists of clinical codes can reliably be used for cas...

    Authors: Ann Morgan, Rikisha Shah Gupta, Peter M. George and Jennifer K. Quint
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:256
  11. Acute exacerbation (AE) is a devastating complication of rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD) and leads to high mortality. This study aimed to investigate the incidence, risk fact...

    Authors: Maosheng Xie, Chao Zhu and Yujin Ye
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:255
  12. Ideal sedation and analgesia strategies for fiberoptic bronchoscopy have not been found. At present, propofol based sedation strategy still has some defects, such as respiratory depression and blood pressure d...

    Authors: Jia Nie, Wei Chen, Yu Jia, Yu Zhang and Haiying Wang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:254
  13. The role of echocardiography in the diagnostic and prognostic assessment of pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been widely studied recently. However, these findings have not undergone normative evaluation and may...

    Authors: Tian-Xin Dong, Qing Zhu, Shi-Tong Wang, Yong-Huai Wang, Guang-Yuan Li, Fan-Xin Kong and Chun-Yan Ma
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:253
  14. Pleural disease (PD), particularly malignant pleural effusion (MPE), is a common cause of hospital admission and its prevalence is rising worldwide. Recent advances in diagnostic and therapeutic options, such ...

    Authors: Federico Mei, Mario Tamburrini, Francesca Gonnelli, Luca Morandi, Martina Bonifazi, Michele Sediari, Alessandro di Marco Berardino, Emanuela Barisione, Giuseppe Failla, Lina Zuccatosta, Alberto Papi, Stefano Gasparini and Giampietro Marchetti
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:252
  15. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pneumonia is reportedly associated with air leak syndrome (ALS), including mediastinal emphysema and pneumothorax, and has a high mortality rate. In...

    Authors: Nodoka Miyake, Yutaka Igarashi, Ryuta Nakae, Taiki Mizobuchi, Tomohiko Masuno and Shoji Yokobori
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:251
  16. Bronchiectasis is a widely prevalent airway disease characterized by airway dilatation and recurrent infections, that can lead to respiratory failure in severe cases. The etiology of bronchiectasis varies geog...

    Authors: Irfan Shafiq, Ali Saeed Wahla, Mateen Haider Uzbeck, Zaid Zoumot, Mohamed Abuzakouk, Shuayb Elkhalifa, Govinda Bodi, Khalaf Mohamed Almazrouei, Kashyap Bodi and Said Isse
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:250
  17. Because children spend much of their time in schools, schools can play an important role in asthma education for the one in 12 affected children in the United States. School-based asthma education programs are...

    Authors: Anna Volerman, Nicole Kappel, Ashu Tayal, Mary Rosenwinkel, Erica Salem and Lesli Vipond
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:249
  18. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a frequently observed comorbidity in autoimmune diseases such as dermatomyositis/polymyositis (DM/PM), and it is significantly associated with specific autoantibody types. On...

    Authors: Hengzhe Zhang, Jinfeng Yue, Xiaohui Hou, Hongjun Lu, Arezou Bikdeli, Haipeng Guo, Hao Li and Daqing Li
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:248
  19. The long-term exercise tolerance changes in patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTM-PD) are of great interest because of its chronic course. This study aimed to characterize the assoc...

    Authors: Atsuho Morita, Kazuma Yagi, Takanori Asakura, Ho Namkoong, Yasunori Sato, Takunori Ogawa, Tatsuya Kusumoto, Shoji Suzuki, Hiromu Tanaka, Ho Lee, Satoshi Okamori, Shuhei Azekawa, Kensuke Nakagawara, Masanori Kaji, Genta Nagao, Yohei Funatsu…
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:247
  20. Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the lung is a rare primary malignancy of the lung, accounting for only 0.9% of primary malignancies of the lung. Those associated with cavities are even rarer, with fewer th...

    Authors: Guiqin Chen, Qiane Yu, Haifeng Ran, XuHong Li and Tijiang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:246
  21. The effects of vitamin D are exerted by interaction with the vitamin D receptor (VDR) and vitamin D binding protein (VDBP). Polymorphisms in VDR or VDBP genes may affect vitamin D levels, influencing the patho...

    Authors: Daina Bastyte, Laura Tamasauskiene, Ieva Golubickaite, Rasa Ugenskiene and Brigita Sitkauskiene
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:245

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:288

  22. The detection of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in patients with non-small cell lung cancer is critical for tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy. EGFR detection requires tissue samples, which a...

    Authors: Dan Zhao, Yanli Zhao, Sen He, Zichen Liu, Kun Li, Lili Zhang, Xiaojun Zhang, Shuhao Wang, Nanying Che and Mulan Jin
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:244
  23. Previous observational studies have found an association between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and chronic respiratory diseases, but it remains uncertain whether GERD causally influences these disease...

    Authors: Xiaoxue Cheng, Jiang Shi, Ding Zhang, Caichen Li, Haoxiang Xu, Jianxing He and Wenhua Liang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:243
  24. Nintedanib is now widely used to treat interstitial lung disease (ILD). Adverse events, which occur in not a few patients, make it difficult to continue nintedanib treatment, but the risk factors for adverse e...

    Authors: Shingo Tsuneyoshi, Yoshiaki Zaizen, Masaki Tominaga, Goushi Matama, Shushi Umemoto, Shuuhei Ohno, Reiko Takaki, Ryo Yano, Kenta Murotani, Masaki Okamoto and Tomoaki Hoshino
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:242

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:271

  25. Limited data suggest that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients have pathologic elevated epicardial adipose tissue (EAT), which is splanchnic fat tissue with anti-inflammatory properties and re...

    Authors: Yi Lan, Qianli Ma, Guangming Luo, Heping Yang, Yingrui Li and Qiao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:241
  26. MET exon 14 skipping is one of the rare mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), involving its pathogenesis and progression. The performances of several MET inhibitors in clinical trials have been vali...

    Authors: Caixia Ding, Yanyi Qiu, Juan Zhang, Wei Wei, Hongbian Gao, Yong Yuan and Xiaomin Wang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:240
  27. Hypoxia contributes to the development of invasive and metastatic cancer cells, and is detrimental to cancer treatment. This study aimed to explore the molecular mechanisms by which hypoxic microenvironments a...

    Authors: Xiao Chu, Zetian Wang, Weiqing Wang, Wenjing Liu, Yunyun Cao and Liang Feng
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:239
  28. The most effective way to halt the advancement of COPD is smoking cessation. However, limited data are available on the question of whether quitting smoking within two years after COPD diagnosis reduces the ri...

    Authors: Jang Ho Doo, Sung Min Kim, Young Jun Park, Kyae Hyung Kim, Yun Hwan Oh, Ji Soo Kim and Sang Min Park
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:237
  29. Several markers have been identified to increase the risk for acute exacerbation of interstitial lung disease (AE-ILD) or mortality related to AE-ILD. However, less is known about the risk predictors of ILD pa...

    Authors: Johanna Salonen, Sanna Jansa, Hannu Vähänikkilä and Riitta Kaarteenaho
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:236
  30. Activation of inflammatory pathways promotes organ dysfunction in COVID-19. Currently, there are reports describing lung function abnormalities in COVID-19 survivors; however, the biological mechanisms remain ...

    Authors: Roberto Mancilla-Ceballos, Kathryn M. Milne, Jordan A. Guenette and Arturo Cortes-Telles
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:235
  31. Following COVID-19 infection, some patients acquired lung injury and fibrosis. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is characterized by lung fibrosis. Both post-COVID lung injury and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis cau...

    Authors: Deniz Kızılırmak, Seçil Sarı, Fatma Can and Yavuz Havlucu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:234
  32. Noninvasive respiratory support has been increasingly applied in the immediate postoperative period to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs). However, the optimal approach remains uncertain. We ...

    Authors: Xiaoyang Zhou, Jianneng Pan, Hua Wang, Zhaojun Xu, Long Zhao and Bixin Chen
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:233
  33. To evaluate the effect of the individualized positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) lung protection ventilation strategy by combining driving pressure (ΔP) and pulmonary ultrasound (LUS)-based titration on lu...

    Authors: Lai-feng Luo, Yu-mei Lin, Ying Liu, Xiao-hua Gao, Chui-yu Li, Xiao-qi Zhang, Jian-hua Wu and Zhi-yuan Chen
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:232
  34. Few studies have evaluated the long-term impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients who have been hospitalized for COVID-19 pneumonia. Specific follow-up should be carried out to detect and t...

    Authors: Cristina De Juana, Susana Herrera, Silvia Ponce, Sergio Calvache, Loubna Dahmazi, Raffaele Vitale, Alberto José Ferrer, Verónica Valentín, Marta Acosta, Irene López and Eva Martínez-Moragón
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:231
  35. Adherence to antifibrotic medications has been evaluated in a few studies using annual proportion of days covered (PDC), a common adherence metric. However, PDC alone cannot identify and distinguish between di...

    Authors: Mona Nili, Andrew J. Epstein, Dominic Nunag, Amy Olson and Bijan Borah
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:230
  36. It is unclear whether Ureaplasma-associated pneumonia and azithromycin treatment affect the risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).

    Authors: Xueyu Chen, Xuemei Huang, Yanqing Lin, Bingchun Lin, Chunyu Yang, Zhifeng Huang and Chuanzhong Yang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:229
  37. Appropriate monitoring and management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) with prophylactic antiemetics is important for cancer patients. This study was performed to validate the clinical practi...

    Authors: Takayuki Ide, Yoshikazu Nishino, Tomoya Takiguchi, Shintaro Kanda, Kengo Otsuki, Ryuji Hayashi, Kazuo Yasumoto, Yasuo Hirono, Tomoe Makino, Seiji Yano and Tomonobu Koizumi
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:228
  38. Recent studies have shown that thoracic ultrasound (TUS) is not inferior to chest radiography (CR) in detecting pneumothorax (PTX). It is unclear if adopting TUS can reduce the number of CR in the daily clinic...

    Authors: Sonja Sieber, Jakob Garbe, Sebastian Böhm and Stephan Eisenmann
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:227
  39. Tuberculosis is known as one of the principal health problems, especially in developing countries. This study aimed to visualize, statistically model, and describe the weighted networks to investigate the inte...

    Authors: Neda Amoori, Payam Amini, Bahman Cheraghian and Seyed Mohammad Alavi
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:226
  40. With improved prognosis after lung transplantation (LTx), improving health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients who have undergone LTx is a key goal. Although HRQL is improved significantly after transpl...

    Authors: Ryo Takahashi, Tamao Takahashi, Yoshinori Okada, Masahiro Kohzuki and Satoru Ebihara
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:225
  41. The distinction between hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) was thought to be important due to the difference in mortality between the conditions as well as the response t...

    Authors: Traci N. Adams, Kiran Batra, Margaret Kypreos and Craig S. Glazer
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:224
  42. There is an unmet need to identify novel predictive biomarkers that enable more accurate identification of individuals who can benefit from immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy. The US FDA recently approv...

    Authors: Xilin Hu, Jing Guo, Jianguang Shi, Da Li, Xinjian Li and Weijun Zhao
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:223
  43. Asthma is a heterogeneous disease characterized by chronic airway inflammation. The pathophysiologic processes of asthma can disrupt iron homeostasis, resulting in anemia. However, the association between asth...

    Authors: Yenealem Solomon, Natnael Atnafu Gebeyehu, Getachew Asmare Adella, Gizachew Ambaw Kassie, Misganaw Asmamaw Mengstie, Mohammed Abdu Seid, Endeshaw Chekol Abebe, Molalegn Mesele Gesese, Kirubel Dagnaw Tegegne, Denekew Tenaw Anley, Melkamu Aderajew Zemene, Natnael Moges, Berihun Bantie, Sefineh Fenta Feleke, Tadesse Asmamaw Dejenie and Anteneh Mengist Dessie
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:222
  44. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a common complication of combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE). Whether the incidence of PH is increased in CPFE compared with pure pulmonary fibrosis or emphysema rem...

    Authors: Hangqi Ni, Yuying Wei, Liuqing Yang and Qing Wang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:221
  45. On admission to hospital, patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), undergo extensive diagnostic testing. Two high-throughput laboratory-based PCR panels which return a result in 5.5 hours (h) have bee...

    Authors: Lisa Miners, Susie Huntington, Nathaniel Lee, Katy M. E. Turner and Elisabeth Adams
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:220

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:296

  46. Small airways are the major sites of inflammation and airway remodeling in all severities of asthma patients. However, whether small airway function parameters could reflect the airway dysfunction feature in p...

    Authors: Liangqin Yi, Yan Zhao, Ziyao Guo, Qinyuan Li, Guangli Zhang, Xiaoyin Tian, Ximing Xu and Zhengxiu Luo
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:219
  47. Real-world data on antibiotic management of nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) is limited for many countries. This study aimed to evaluate real-world treatment practices of NTM-LD in the Nether...

    Authors: W Hoefsloot, E Dacheva, R van der Laan, M Krol, J van Ingen, M Obradovic and Ximeng Liu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:218
  48. Little is known about the recent status of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in the U.S. emergency department (ED). This study aimed to describe the disease burden (visit and...

    Authors: Chiat Qiao Liew, Shu-Hsien Hsu, Chia-Hsin Ko, Eric H. Chou, Jeffrey Herrala, Tsung-Chien Lu, Chih-Hung Wang, Chien-Hua Huang and Chu-Lin Tsai
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2023 23:217

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