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  1. Eosinophilia is a significant factor in asthma severity; however, the prevalence of severe eosinophilic asthma in Saudi Arabia is largely unknown. We aimed to determine the prevalence of the eosinophilic (defi...

    Authors: Hamdan Al-Jahdali, Siraj Wali, Amr S. Albanna, Riyad Allehebi, Hussein Al-Matar, Mohamed Fattouh and Maarten Beekman
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:67
  2. To evaluate the effects of doxofylline on inflammatory responses and oxidative stress during mechanical ventilation in rats with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

    Authors: Zhi-yuan Chen, Yu-mei Lin, Jian-hua Wu, Xiao-qi Zhang, Yi Zhang, Wen-xi Xie, Shu-qiang Chu and Yan Li
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:66
  3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) decreases quality of life and muscular strength. Inspiratory flow is important for inhalants in the bronchi but is complicated to measure in routine practice. We hy...

    Authors: Takahiro Tsuburai, Yuko Komase, Hajime Tsuruoka, Baku Oyama, Hiromi Muraoka, Naoya Hida, Takayuki Kobayashi and Shinya Matsushima
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:65
  4. The yield of tuberculosis (TB) contact tracing is historically low in Uganda. We determined factors associated with a positive contact tracing yield at an urban public TB clinic in Kampala, Uganda.

    Authors: Joseph Baruch Baluku, Martin Nabwana, Muttamba Winters and Felix Bongomin
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:64
  5. Poor treatment compliance is a common problem in the treatment of asthma. To our knowledge, no previous long-term follow-up studies exist on how scheduled asthma follow-up contacts occur in primary health care...

    Authors: Jaana Takala, Iida Vähätalo, Leena E. Tuomisto, Onni Niemelä, Pinja Ilmarinen and Hannu Kankaanranta
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:63
  6. Exposure to toluene diisocyanate (TDI) is a significant pathogenic factor for asthma. We previously reported that the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) plays a key role in TDI-induced asthma....

    Authors: Xianru Peng, Minyu Huang, Wenqu Zhao, Zihan Lan, Xiaohua Wang, Yafei Yuan, Bohou Li, Changhui Yu, Laiyu Liu, Hangming Dong, Shaoxi Cai and Haijin Zhao
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:61
  7. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive interstitial pneumonia of unknown aetiology with a mean survival rate of less than 3 years. No previous studies have been performed on the role of co-infect...

    Authors: Mohsen Moghoofei, Shayan Mostafaei, Nasim Kondori, Michelle E. Armstrong and Farhad Babaei
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:60
  8. In this study we tested the hypothesis that in patients with cystic fibrosis (pwCF) respiratory rate (RR) is associated with antibiotic treatment, exacerbation status, forced expiratory volume in one second (F...

    Authors: Svenja Straßburg, Carolin-Maria Linker, Sebastian Brato, Christoph Schöbel, Christian Taube, Jürgen Götze, Florian Stehling, Sivagurunathan Sutharsan, Matthias Welsner and Gerhard Weinreich
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:59
  9. Higher soluble receptor for advanced glycation end product (sRAGE) levels are considered to be associated with severe emphysema. However, the relationship remains uncertain when the advanced glycation end-prod...

    Authors: Sooim Sin, Myung-nam Lim, Jeeyoung Kim, So Hyeon Bak and Woo Jin Kim
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:58
  10. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) play a key role in cell communication and the pathogenesis of some diseases. EVs may accelerate cell death during the course of mycobacterial infection and are also considered as a...

    Authors: Alireza Javadi, Masoud Shamaei, Payam Tabarsi, Masoumeh Nomani, Mohammad Varahram and Bahram Kazemi
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:57
  11. Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is a rare interstitial pneumonia characterized by intra-alveolar fibrin deposition and organizing pneumonia. The clinical manifestations and long-term prognosis ...

    Authors: Min Chul Kim, Yeon Wook Kim, Byoung-Soo Kwon, Junghoon Kim, Yeon Joo Lee, Young-Jae Cho, Ho Il Yoon, Jin-Haeng Chung, Jae Ho Lee, Choon-Taek Lee and Jong Sun Park
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:56
  12. Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) infection can lead to a broad spectrum of lung diseases, including infectious diseases and tumors. Recently, with the wide application...

    Authors: Xiang-mei Chen, Lei Sun, Kun Yang, Jia-min Chen, Liang Zhang, Xiao-yi Han, Xingang Zhou, Zhi-yuan Ma, Man Li, Hong-xin Zhao, Li-ming Qi and Peng Wang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:55
  13. Radiation recall pneumonitis (RRP) is unpredictable but associated with severe radiation damage in previously irradiated fields. Chemotherapy and targeted drugs have been reported to contribute to RRP. Here we...

    Authors: Xianghua Ye, Jinsong Yang, Justin Stebbing and Ling Peng
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:54
  14. Asthma patients with obesity often have a high disease burden, despite the use of high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). In contrast to asthmatics with normal weight, the efficacy of ICS in patients with obe...

    Authors: Jan A. Witte, Gert-Jan Braunstahl, Wouter J. B. Blox, Susan C. van ’t Westeinde, Johannes C. C. M. in ’t Veen, Jasper H. Kappen and Elisabeth F. C. van Rossum
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:53
  15. COVID-19 has inflicted the world for over two years. The recent mutant virus strains pose greater challenges to disease prevention and treatment. COVID-19 can cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) a...

    Authors: Xuehui Gao, Xiaojing Zou, Ruiting Li, Huaqing Shu, Yuan Yu, Xiaobo Yang and You Shang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:52
  16. Understanding heterogeneity seen in patients with COVIDARDS and comparing to non-COVIDARDS may inform tailored treatments.

    Authors: Daniel Jafari, Amir Gandomi, Alex Makhnevich, Michael Qiu, Daniel M. Rolston, Eric P. Gottesman, Adey Tsegaye, Paul H. Mayo, Molly E. Stewart, Meng Zhang and Negin Hajizadeh
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:51
  17. Authors: Pierluigi Donatelli, Fabiana Trentacosti, Maria Rosaria Pellegrino, Roberto Tonelli, Giulia Bruzzi, Alessandro Andreani, Gaia Francesca Cappiello, Dario Andrisani, Filippo Gozzi, Cristina Mussini, Stefano Busani, Gilda Valentina Cavaliere, Massimo Girardis, Elisabetta Bertellini, Enrico Clini and Alessandro Marchioni
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:50

    The original article was published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2021 21:307

  18. Recent studies support the diagnostic role of bronchoalveolar lavage lymphocytosis (BALL) in patients with suspected hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP). Our study aim was to determine the spectrum of BALL findi...

    Authors: Meghan Hill, Tananchai Petnak and Teng Moua
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:49
  19. A systematic examination of low-dose CT (LDCT) scan, beside lung nodules, may disclose the presence of undiagnosed diseases, improving the efficacy and the cost/efficacy of these programs. The study was aimed ...

    Authors: Panaiotis Finamore, Luigi Tanese, Filippo Longo, Domenico De Stefano, Claudio Pedone, Laura Angelici, Nera Agabiti, Silvia Cascini, Marina Davoli, Bruno Beomonte Zobel, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi and Pierfilippo Crucitti
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:48
  20. The need for invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) is linked to significant morbidity and mortality in patients with influenza-related pneumonia (Flu-p). We aimed to develop an assessment tool to predict IMV a...

    Authors: Liang Chen, Xiudi Han, YanLi Li, Chunxiao Zhang and Xiqian Xing
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:47
  21. The usefulness and safety of transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC) for reassessment of diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD) with progression is still unknown. Our purpose was to clarify the usefulness and s...

    Authors: Yozo Sato, Tomohisa Baba, Hideya Kitamura, Takashi Niwa, Shigeru Komatsu, Eri Hagiwara, Tae Iwasawa, Koji Okudela, Tamiko Takemura and Takashi Ogura
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:46
  22. The Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia 2019 (AWGS 2019) is the gold standard diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia in Asian populations. The calf circumference (CalF), the strength, assistance in walking, rising ...

    Authors: Masatoshi Hanada, Noriho Sakamoto, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Takashi Kido, Takuto Miyamura, Masato Oikawa, Hiroki Nagura, Rina Takeuchi, Yurika Kawazoe, Shuntaro Sato, S. Ahmed Hassan, Yuji Ishimatsu, Hideaki Takahata, Hiroshi Mukae and Ryo Kozu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:45
  23. Thoracic multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is essential for the detection of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Thoracic MDCT assessment can reveal the presence o...

    Authors: Arthur Renaud, Raphael Pautre, Olivier Morla, Aurélie Achille, Cécile Durant, Olivier Espitia, Eric Frampas and Christian Agard
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:44
  24. Sarcoidosis incidence peaks in females around the fifth decade of life, which coincides with menopause, suggesting hormonal factors play a role in disease development. We investigated whether longer exposure t...

    Authors: Marina Dehara, Michael C. Sachs, Susanna Kullberg, Johan Grunewald, Anders Blomberg and Elizabeth V. Arkema
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:43
  25. Respiratory medicine (RM) and palliative care (PC) physicians’ management of chronic breathlessness in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), fibrotic interstitial lung disease (fILD) and lung ...

    Authors: Małgorzata Krajnik, Nilay Hepgul, Andrew Wilcock, Ewa Jassem, Tomasz Bandurski, Silvia Tanzi, Steffen T. Simon, Irene J. Higginson and Caroline J. Jolley
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:41
  26. The reported experience of surgical treatment for chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) mainly focused on simple aspergilloma (SA), few about other types of CPA. The present study aims to evaluate the outcomes...

    Authors: ChangMing Shen, GaoFeng Qiao, Cheng Wang, Feng Jin and YunZeng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2022 22:40
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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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