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  1. Associated with increased morbidity and mortality, postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) often occur after major abdominal surgery. Diaphragmatic dysfunction is suggested to play an important role in th...

    Authors: Xin Fu, Zhen Wang, Luping Wang, Guangxuan Lv, Yisong Cheng, Bo Wang, Zhongwei Zhang, Xiaodong Jin, Yan Kang, Yongfang Zhou and Qin Wu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:400
  2. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) reduces respiratory load and demands on peripheral muscles.

    Authors: Mariana Galvão de Medeiros Nogueira, Gabriely Azevêdo Gonçalo Silva, Marcelo Henrique Tavares Marinho, Ozana de Fátima Costa Brito, Wouber Hérickson de Brito Vieira, Marcela Abbott Galvão Ururahy, Ivan Daniel Bezerra Nogueira, Ivanízia Soares da Silva and Patrícia Angélica de Miranda Silva Nogueira
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:399
  3. Surgery is an important adjuvant treatment for tuberculous empyema(TE). We thus conducted a single arm-clinical retrospective study of stage II-III TE patients who underwent uniportal video-assisted thoracic s...

    Authors: Wenwen Sun, Guidong Yin, Haomin Cai, Yiming Zhou, Jin Gu, Shanhao Chen and Lin Fan
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:398
  4. Asthma severity is typically assessed through a retrospective assessment of the treatment required to control symptoms and to prevent exacerbations. The joint British Thoracic Society and Scottish Intercollegi...

    Authors: Holly Tibble, Aziz Sheikh and Athanasios Tsanas
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:397
  5. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a modifiable risk factor for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), with high prevalence but low diagnostic rates. Therefore, it is particularly important to develop strategies for bet...

    Authors: Zexuan Li, Hua Miao, Siyu Zhang, Jingyao Fan, Yan Yan, Wei Gong, Wen Zheng, Xiao Wang, Bin Que, Hui Ai, Lixin Zhang and Shaoping Nie
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:396
  6. The incidence of nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) peaks in middle- and old age groups, coinciding with senescence; thus, chronic infectious diseases can accelerate frailty and worsen mental h...

    Authors: Kohei Fujita, Yutaka Ito, Yuki Yamamoto, Osamu Kanai, Takuma Imakita, Issei Oi, Takanori Ito, Zentaro Saito and Tadashi Mio
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:395
  7. Recently, a new type of pulmonary nodule positioning needle has been adopted clinically. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new type of localization needles compared with coils for the simultane...

    Authors: Ya-Yong Huang, Tao Wang, Yu-Fei Fu, Yi-Bing Shi, Wei Cao and Ju-Pan Hou
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:393
  8. Cardiac troponin T (cTnT) is a biomarker of myocardial injury frequently elevated in COPD patients, potentially because of hypoxemia. This non-randomised observational study investigates whether long-term oxyg...

    Authors: Natalia Kononova, Gunnar Einvik, Nils Henrik Holmedahl, Tor-Arne Hagve, Torbjørn Omland and Vidar Søyseth
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:392
  9. The novel TTC gene, tetratricopeptide repeat domain 39 C (Ttc39c), mainly mediates the interaction between proteins. It is involved in the progression of various tumors. In this study, we determined the effect...

    Authors: Hao Rong, Jun Peng, Ke Ma, Jiang Zhu and Jin-Tao He
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:391
  10. Previous studies have focused on the negative effects of continued smoking on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, few studies have investigated the positive effects of long-term smoking cess...

    Authors: Xiaolong Li, Zhen Wu, Mingyue Xue and Wei Du
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:390
  11. Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), male sex, obesity, older age or hypertension are prone to hypoxemia during flexible bronchoscopy. This study investigated whether using a high-flow nasal cannula (...

    Authors: Wen Zhang, Jiang-Ling Wang, Shuang Fu, Jia-Ming Zhou, Ye-Jing Zhu, Shu-Nv Cai, Jun Fang, Kang-Jie Xie and Xin-Zhong Chen
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:389

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  12. Neutrophil infiltration accelerates the inflammatory response and is highly correlated to the development of acute lung injury (ALI). Budesonide (BUD) and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) both inhibit the inflammatory r...

    Authors: Yang Li, Huimin Yu, Meifen Lv, Qiaofen Li, Kaiwen Zou and Shaokun Lv
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:388
  13. Acute exacerbation (AE) of systemic autoimmune disease-related interstitial lung diseases (SAID-ILD) is less common than AE of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and the details of AE-SAID-ILD have not been e...

    Authors: Noriyuki Enomoto, Hyogo Naoi, Yasutaka Mochizuka, Takuya Isayama, Yuko Tanaka, Atsuki Fukada, Yuya Aono, Mineo Katsumata, Hideki Yasui, Kazutaka Mori, Masato Karayama, Hironao Hozumi, Yuzo Suzuki, Kazuki Furuhashi, Tomoyuki Fujisawa, Naoki Inui…
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:387
  14. Major advances in management of common pleural diseases have taken place in the past decade. However, pleural diseases are often managed by physicians of diverse training background and research on implementat...

    Authors: Macy M. S. Lui, Yiu-Cheong Yeung, Jenny C. L. Ngai, Kit-Man Sin, Yi-Tat Lo, Alice P. S. Cheung, Ka-Yan Chiang, Yu-Hong Chan, Ken K. P. Chan, Connie H. K. Lam, Wei-Lam Law, Siu-Leung Fung, Wai-Kei Lam, David C. L. Lam, Lam-Hin Shek, Ida W. Y. Wong…
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:386
  15. The difference in diagnostic yield between surgical lung biopsy and transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC) in diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLD) has been reported to be due to differences in the rate of i...

    Authors: S. Sato, H. Yamakawa, T. Takemura, T. Nakamura, T. Nishizawa, T. Oba, R. Kawabe, K. Akasaka, M. Amano and H. Matsushima
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:384
  16. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a serious complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). While clinical guidelines recommend specific drug therapies for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), the...

    Authors: Tracey J. Weiss, Dena Rosen Ramey, Lingfeng Yang, Xinyue Liu, Mahesh J. Patel, Swapnil Rajpathak, Ednan K. Bajwa and Dominik Lautsch
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:383
  17. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common and potentially life-threatening disorder. Our study was aimed to investigate whether oxidative stress markers can be used as clinical markers in the evaluation of acute PE ...

    Authors: Gülseren Sagcan, Dildar Konukoglu, Hafize Uzun, Orhan Arseven, Gulfer Okumus and Caglar Cuhadaroglu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:382
  18. Anemia is relatively common in cancer patients, and baseline anemia is associated with poor survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, there is a lack of large-sample studies of pat...

    Authors: Jingwen Wei, Jing Xiang, Yue Hao, Jinfei Si, Wenxian Wang, Fangyin Li and Zhengbo Song
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:381
  19. 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] deficiency in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has long been noted, but identifying the exact causal relationship remains hard. Investigation of the causality between 2...

    Authors: Xi Luo, Ruijing Chang, Jianli Zhang, Peng Jiang and Sicheng Xu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:380
  20. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the most frequent infection diagnosis in hospitals. Antimicrobial therapy for CAP is depicted in clinical practice guidelines, but adherence data and effect of antibiotic ...

    Authors: Bjørn Waagsbø, Morten Tranung, Jan Kristian Damås and Lars Heggelund
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:379
  21. Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is a recently identified pattern of blood supply to tumor tissue. It has long been considered a functional element in the metastasis and prognosis of malignant tumors. Both Rho GTPase...

    Authors: Fan Shi, Jiatao Wu, Qianhao Jia, Kairui Li, Wenjuan Li, Yuqi Shi, Yufei Wang and Shiwu Wu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:377
  22. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that testing and treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) should be undertaken in high-risk groups using either interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) ...

    Authors: James Mahon, Sophie Beale, Hayden Holmes, Mick Arber, Vladyslav Nikolayevskyy, Riccardo Alagna, Davide Manissero, David Dowdy, Giovanni Battista Migliori, Giovanni Sotgiu and Raquel Duarte
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:375
  23. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality risk. The risk for adverse outcomes in patients with PAH in sepsis or septic shock (SSS) is uncertain.

    Authors: Rhythm Vasudeva, Abhiram Challa, Nicholas Tuck, Suveeenkrishna Pothuru and Mohinder Vindhyal
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:374
  24. Chronic cough lasting for > 8 weeks is a common medical condition that burdens patients. This study aimed to qualitatively describe knowledge, awareness, experiences, and subtypes of burdens (physical, social,...

    Authors: Naoya Ueda, Anzu Yakushiji, Jonathan Schelfhout, Shigeru Tokita and Takekazu Kubo
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:372
  25. There were relatively few studies about the incidence and risk factors for bloodstream infection (BSI) in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) supported by veno–venous extracorporeal...

    Authors: Liuting Yang, Min Li, Sichao Gu, Yingying Feng, Xu Huang, Yi Zhang, Ye Tian, Xiaojing Wu, Qingyuan Zhan and Linna Huang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:370
  26. Part-solid nodules (PSNs) have gradually shifted to defining special clinical subtypes. Commonly, the solid portions of PSNs show various radiological morphologies, of which the corresponding pathological basi...

    Authors: Mei Xie, Jie Gao, Xidong Ma, Chongchong Wu, Xuelei Zang, Yuanyong Wang, Hui Deng, Jie Yao, Tingting Sun, Zhaofeng Yu, Sanhong Liu, Guanglei Zhuang, Xinying Xue, Jianlin Wu and Jianxin Wang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:369
  27. The successful management of patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with inhaled ciclesonide has been reported, however few studies have investigated its application among hospitalized pati...

    Authors: Kuan-Chih Kuo, Chao-Hsien Chen, Chieh-Jen Wang, Jou-Chun Wu, Hsin-Pei Chung, Yen-Ting Chen, Yen-Hsiang Tang, Wen-Kuei Chang, Chang-Yi Lin and Chien-Liang Wu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:368
  28. The study aimed to determine whether or notα7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (α7nAChR) induce anti-inflammatory effects directly in the lung or through the spleen pathway in a sterile model of lung injury b...

    Authors: Hossein Fatemikia, Amirreza Dehghanian, Bizhan Ziaian, Maryam Farokhipour and Farzaneh Ketabchi
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:367
  29. To compare treatment within 12 months of diagnosis, and survival by country of birth for people diagnosed with invasive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

    Authors: Alana Little, David Roder, George W. Zhao, Sheetal Challam, Ashanya Malalasekera and David Currow
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:366
  30. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare clinical syndrome involving the accumulation of lipid-rich proteinaceous material in the alveoli. There is a paucity of published studies on this condition. To be...

    Authors: Chongiin Kim, Rodrigo Garcia-Tome, Carolina Hurtado, Li Ding, Tisha Wang and Ching-Fei Chang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:365
  31. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is established as the preferred method of mediastinal lymph node (LN) staging in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Selective (targ...

    Authors: Daniel P. Steinfort, Shankar Siva, Kanishka Rangamuwa, Percy Lee, David Fielding, Phan Nguyen, Barton R. Jennings, Shaun Yo, Nick Hardcastle, Gargi Kothari, Laurence Crombag, Jouke Annema, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, David E. Ost and Louis B. Irving
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:364
  32. Difficult-to-control asthma associated with elevated body mass index (BMI) is challenging with limited treatment options. The effects of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in this population are uncertain.

    Authors: Helen Clare Ricketts, Varun Sharma, Femke Steffensen, Anna Goodfellow, Elaine Mackay, Gordon MacDonald, Duncan S. Buchan, Rekha Chaudhuri and Douglas C. Cowan
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:363
  33. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) patients with severe lung disease may be considered for lung transplantation. Clinical, physiologic, and quality of life data are usually employed for referral. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Angelo M. Taveira-DaSilva, Vissaagan Gopalakrishnan, Jianhua Yao, Marcus Y. Chen, Patricia Julien-Williams, Amanda M. Jones, Gustavo Pacheco-Rodriguez and Joel Moss
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:362
  34. Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy is useful when diagnosing lung lesions. However, prevention of associated bleeding complications is essential. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of our novel b...

    Authors: Masahide Oki, Hideo Saka, Yoshihito Kogure, Hideyuki Niwa, Akane Ishida, Arisa Yamada, Atsushi Torii and Chiyoe Kitagawa
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:361
  35. Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a rare and unique subtype of cancer that histologically resembles undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The population-based analysis of LELC and the optim...

    Authors: Meiting Chen, Yungchang Chen, Xiaojie Fang, Zhao Wang, Xingxiang Pu, Chaoyong Liang, Hongqiang Guo, Qian Li, Fei Pan, Huangming Hong, He Huang, Jiman Li and Tongyu Lin
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:360
  36. Increased pleural fluid adenosine deaminase (ADA) is useful for diagnosing tuberculous pleurisy (TB), but high ADA levels are associated with other diseases. In this study, we compare various disease character...

    Authors: Masafumi Shimoda, Aya Hirata, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Kozo Morimoto, Takashi Yoshiyama, Kozo Yoshimori, Takeshi Saraya, Haruyuki Ishii and Ken Ohta
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:359
  37. Pleural infection is an infection of the pleural space that is usually treated with antibiotics and source control. Chest tube insertion is the most popular and widely used drainage technique. We typically att...

    Authors: Jumpei Taniguchi, Kei Nakashima, Hiroki Matsui, Tatsuya Nagai, Ayumu Otsuki, Hiroyuki Ito and Hiroshi Sugimura
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:358
  38. Discriminating asthma from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using medico-administrative databases is challenging but necessary for medico-economic analyses focusing on respiratory diseases. Artific...

    Authors: Hassan Joumaa, Raphaël Sigogne, Milka Maravic, Lucas Perray, Arnaud Bourdin and Nicolas Roche
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:357
  39. Sporadic lymphangioleiomyomatosis (S-LAM) is a rare neoplasm with heterogeneous clinical features that is conventionally considered to be related to TSC2. This study serves to elucidate the mutation landscape and...

    Authors: Jiannan Huang, Wenshuai Xu, Peng Liu, Yaping Liu, Cheng Shen, Song Liu, Yani Wang, Jun Wang, Tengyue Zhang, Yudi He, Chongsheng Cheng, Luning Yang, Weihong Zhang, Xinlun Tian and Kai-Feng Xu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:354
  40. Although mean platelet volume (MPV) has been reported to be associated with poor prognosis of various critical illness, the relationship between MPV and in-hospital mortality among patients undergoing invasive...

    Authors: Yingying Zheng, Zujin Luo and Zhixin Cao
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:353
  41. The proportion of patients with obstructive sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is increasing year by year in China, which has become a major public health problem. Self-management of OSAHS and multiple supp...

    Authors: Haitao Yu, Ye Gao, Tong Tong, Chunguang Liang, Hui Zhang, Xiangru Yan, Liying Wang, Huiying Zhang, Hongliang Dai and Huijuan Tong
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:352

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