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  1. The aim of our study was to validate a Greek translation of the Berlin Questionnaire (BQ) for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) and to explore whether this screening questionnaire could be used to help ...

    Authors: Izolde Bouloukaki, Ioannis D Komninos, Charalampos Mermigkis, Katerina Micheli, Maria Komninou, Violeta Moniaki, Eleni Mauroudi, Nikolaos M Siafakas and Sophia E Schiza
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2013 13:6
  2. Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (AECB), including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), represent a substantial patient burden. Few data exist on outpatient antibiotic management for AECB/A...

    Authors: Alexander Chuchalin, Maryna Zakharova, Dejan Dokic, Mahir Tokić, Hans-Peter Marschall and Thomas Petri
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2013 13:5
  3. Focal ground-glass opacity (GGO) on thin-section computed tomography (CT) may be seen in atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (AAH), adenocarcinoma in situ that has recently been renamed from bronchioloalveolar ca...

    Authors: Noriko Sudo, Atsushi Nambu, Takana Yamakawa, Masashi Kawamoto, Shozo Fujino, Masato Watanabe, Kunio Mizuguchi and Masao Tago
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2013 13:3
  4. No studies have investigated the immediate impact of receiving an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) on pulmonary inflammation or lung function.

    Authors: Alexandra Enocson, Richard Hubbard, Tricia McKeever, Nigel Russell, Jennifer Byrne, Emma Das-Gupta, Lynne Watson and Andrew W Fogarty
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2013 13:2
  5. Functional exercise capacity in people with asbestos related pleural disease (ARPD) is unknown and there are no data on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The primary aims were to determine whether functi...

    Authors: Marita T Dale, Zoe J McKeough, Phillip A Munoz, Peter Corte, Peter TP Bye and Jennifer A Alison
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2013 13:1
  6. Symptom-based questionnaires can be a cost effective tool enabling identification and diagnosis of patients with respiratory illnesses in resource limited setting. This study aimed to determine the correlation...

    Authors: Imran Naeem Abbasi, Adeel Ahsan and Asaad Ahmed Nafees
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:81
  7. Acute asthma attacks remain a frequent cause of emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admission. Many factors encourage patients to seek asthma treatment at the emergency department. These factors may ...

    Authors: Hamdan AL-Jahdali, Ahmed Anwar, Abdullah AL-Harbi, Salim Baharoon, Rabih Halwani, Abdulllah Al Shimemeri and Saleh Al-Muhsen
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:80
  8. During the past decades, numerous efforts have been made to decrease the death rate among lung cancer patients. Nonetheless, the improvement in long-term survival has been limited and lung cancer is still a de...

    Authors: Marlies E Heuvers, Joost P Hegmans, Bruno H Stricker and Joachim G Aerts
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:77
  9. Oil tanks containing a mixture of hydrocarbons, including sulphuric compounds, exploded and caught fire in an industrial harbour. This study assesses airway symptoms and lung function in the nearby population ...

    Authors: Jens-Tore Granslo, Magne Bråtveit, Bjørg Eli Hollund, Ågot Irgens, Cecilie Svanes, Nils Magerøy and Bente Elisabeth Moen
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:76
  10. Little is known concerning the degree to which initiation of sildenafil for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) impacts patterns of healthcare utilization and costs.

    Authors: Ariel Berger, John Edelsberg, Simon Teal, Marko A Mychaskiw and Gerry Oster
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:75
  11. Glycopyrronium bromide (NVA237) is an inhaled long-acting muscarinic antagonist in development for treatment of COPD. This study compared the efficacy and safety of once-daily (OD) and twice-daily (BID) glycop...

    Authors: Helen Arievich, Tim Overend, Didier Renard, Michael Gibbs, Vijay Alagappan, Michael Looby and Donald Banerji
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:74
  12. Objective measurement of airflow obstruction by spirometry is an essential part of the diagnosis of asthma or COPD. During exacerbations, the feasibility and utility of spirometry to confirm the diagnosis of a...

    Authors: Valentin Prieto Centurion, Frank Huang, Edward T Naureckas, Carlos A Camargo Jr, Jeffrey Charbeneau, Min J Joo, Valerie G Press and Jerry A Krishnan
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:73
  13. Idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (IPPFE) is a recently reported group of disorders characterized by fibrotic thickening of the pleural and subpleural parenchyma predominantly in the upper lobes. We ...

    Authors: Hideki Kusagaya, Yutaro Nakamura, Masato Kono, Yusuke Kaida, Shigeki Kuroishi, Noriyuki Enomoto, Tomoyuki Fujisawa, Naoki Koshimizu, Koshi Yokomura, Naoki Inui, Takafumi Suda, Thomas V Colby and Kingo Chida
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:72
  14. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a respiratory condition characterised by dyspnoea, excessive sputum production, chronic cough, bronchitis and emphysema. Functionally, exercise tolerance is poor...

    Authors: Trentham Furness, Nicole Bate, Liam Welsh, Geraldine Naughton and Christian Lorenzen
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:71
  15. Although Group A beta hemolytic streptococcus (GABHS) can cause bacterial pharyngitis, the most common etiology is viral; despite this viral etiology, antibiotics are commonly prescribed for this infection in ind...

    Authors: Amber Hanif Palla, Rafeeq Alam Khan, Anwar H Gilani and Fawziah Marra
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:70
  16. There is some evidence that singing lessons may be of benefit to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is not clear how much of this benefit is specific to singing and how much relates...

    Authors: Victoria M Lord, Victoria J Hume, Julia L Kelly, Phoene Cave, Judith Silver, Maya Waldman, Chris White, Cayley Smith, Rebecca Tanner, Melissa Sanchez, William D-C Man, Michael I Polkey and Nicholas S Hopkinson
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:69

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2014 14:181

  17. The measurement of fractional concentration of nitric oxide in exhaled air (FeNO) is valuable for the assessment of airway inflammation. Offline measurement of FeNO has been used in some epidemiologic studies....

    Authors: Yoshiko Yoda, Naruhito Otani, Hideki Hasunuma, Hiroshi Kanegae and Masayuki Shima
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:68
  18. This study investigated the efficacy and safety of a new asthma therapy combining fluticasone propionate and formoterol fumarate (fluticasone/formoterol; flutiform ®), administered twice daily (b.i.d.) via a sing...

    Authors: Robert A Nathan, Anthony D’Urzo, Viktor Blazhko and Kirsten Kaiser
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:67
  19. Mechanical ventilation (MV) is imperative in many forms of acute respiratory failure (ARF) in COPD patients. Previous studies have shown the difficulty to identify parameters predicting the outcome of COPD pat...

    Authors: Ketty Langlet, Thierry Van Der Linden, Claire Launois, Caroline Fourdin, Philippe Cabaret, Nadia Kerkeni, Coralie Barbe, François Lebargy and Gaetan Deslée
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:66
  20. In well-child care it is difficult to determine whether preschool children with asthma symptoms actually have or will develop asthma at school age. The PIAMA (Prevention and Incidence of Asthma and Mite Allerg...

    Authors: Esther Hafkamp-de Groen, Hester F Lingsma, Daan Caudri, Alet Wijga, Vincent WV Jaddoe, Ewout W Steyerberg, Johan C de Jongste and Hein Raat
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:65
  21. Tobacco smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in America, claiming 450,000 lives annually. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, caused by smoking in the vast majority of cases, became the th...

    Authors: Stephen A Martin, Bartolome R Celli, Joseph R DiFranza, Stephen J Krinzman, Jennifer G Clarke, Herbert Beam, Sandra Howard, Melissa Foster and Robert J Goldberg
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:64
  22. The recommendations for the treatment of moderate persistent asthma in the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines for paediatric asthma are mainly based on scientific evidence extrapolated from studies...

    Authors: Lonneke B van der Mark, PH Edo Lyklema, Ronald B Geskus, Jacob Mohrs, Patrick JE Bindels, Wim MC van Aalderen and Gerben ter Riet
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:63
  23. Inhalation of helium-oxygen (He/O2) mixtures has been explored as a means to lower the work of breathing of patients with obstructive lung disease. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) with positive pressure support is...

    Authors: Andrew R Martin, Ira M Katz, Katharina Jenöfi, Georges Caillibotte, Laurent Brochard and Joëlle Texereau
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:62
  24. Dyspnea is very frequent in obese subjects. However, its assessment is complex in clinical practice. The modified Medical Research Council scale (mMRC scale) is largely used in the assessment of dyspnea in chr...

    Authors: Claire Launois, Coralie Barbe, Eric Bertin, Julie Nardi, Jeanne-Marie Perotin, Sandra Dury, François Lebargy and Gaëtan Deslee
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:61
  25. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is becoming increasingly prevalent in North America and has been described in association with specific chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases. In primary care, wh...

    Authors: Laurence Robichaud-Hallé, Michel Beaudry and Martin Fortin
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:60
  26. Mechanical ventilation (MV) is the primary form of support for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients. However, intra- and inter- patient-variability reduce the efficacy of general protocols. Mode...

    Authors: Yeong Shiong Chiew, J Geoffrey Chase, Bernard Lambermont, Nathalie Janssen, Christoph Schranz, Knut Moeller, Geoffrey M Shaw and Thomas Desaive
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:59
  27. Breathlessness is a common and distressing symptom affecting many patients with advanced disease both from malignant and non-malignant origin. A combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological measures ...

    Authors: Claudia Bausewein, Caroline Jolley, Charles Reilly, Paula Lobo, Jane Kelly, Helene Bellas, Preety Madan, Caty Panell, Elmien Brink, Chiara De Biase, Wei Gao, Caroline Murphy, Paul McCrone, John Moxham and Irene J Higginson
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:58
  28. 18F-FDG PET/CT (PET) is useful in assessing inflammatory activity in sarcoidosis. However, no appropriate indications are available. The aim of this study was to develop a prediction rule that can be used to ide...

    Authors: Rémy LM Mostard, Sander MJ Van Kuijk, Johny A Verschakelen, Marinus JPG van Kroonenburgh, Patty J Nelemans, Petal AHM Wijnen and Marjolein Drent
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:57
  29. The association between endotoxin exposure and asthma is complex and has been associated with rural living. We examined the relationship between domestic endotoxin and asthma or wheeze among rural school-aged ...

    Authors: Joshua A Lawson, James A Dosman, Donna C Rennie, Jeremy R Beach, Stephen C Newman, Trever Crowe and Ambikaipakan Senthilselvan
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:56
  30. Napsin A, an aspartic protease, is mainly expressed in alveolar type-II cells and renal proximal tubules and is a putative immunohistochemical marker for pulmonary adenocarcinomas. This study sought to determi...

    Authors: Takuya Samukawa, Tsutomu Hamada, Hirofumi Uto, Masakazu Yanagi, Go Tsukuya, Tsuyoshi Nosaki, Masahiro Maeda, Takashi Hirano, Hirohito Tsubouchi and Hiromasa Inoue
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:55
  31. The 6-minute walk test evaluates the effect of pharmacologic intervention in adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) but, for reasons of compliance or reliability, may not be appropriate for children...

    Authors: Joseph C Cappelleri, Lie-Ju Hwang, Jack Mardekian and Marko A Mychaskiw
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:54
  32. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often experience depression and anxiety, but little information is available regarding Chinese patients with these conditions. The present study asses...

    Authors: Peian Lou, Yanan Zhu, Peipei Chen, Pan Zhang, Jiaxi Yu, Ning Zhang, Na Chen, Lei Zhang, Hongmin Wu and Jing Zhao
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:53
  33. Regular review and support for asthma self-management is promoted in guidelines. A randomised controlled trial suggested that unscheduled health care usage was similar when patients were offered self managemen...

    Authors: Nicola J Roberts, Kathleen A Boyd, Andrew H Briggs, Ann L Caress and Martyn R Partridge
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:52
  34. Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) may be more severe in those with asthma or COPD and these patients are more frequently in need of health care. The aim of the study was to describe the frequency of RTI symp...

    Authors: Hasse Melbye, Lisa Joensen, Mette Bech Risør and Peder A Halvorsen
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:51
  35. The most common cystic fibrosis (CF) manifestation is the progressive chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused by deficiency, dysfunction, or absence of the CFTR (Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator) p...

    Authors: Fernando A L Marson, Carmen S Bertuzzo, Antônio F Ribeiro and José D Ribeiro
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:50
  36. Bronchodilator response in patients with asthma is evaluated based on post-bronchodilator increase in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and forced vital capacity (FVC). However, the need for additiona...

    Authors: Karen S Azevedo, Ronir R Luiz, Patricia RM Rocco and Marcus B Conde
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:49
  37. Despite the benefits of beta-blockers in patients with established or sub-clinical coronary artery disease, their use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been controversial. Curre...

    Authors: Mahyar Etminan, Siavash Jafari, Bruce Carleton and John Mark FitzGerald
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:48
  38. Granulomatosis with polyangitis (Wegener’s) is a vasculitic disease predominantly affecting the lungs, skin, kidneys, ears, nose and throat. Mycobacterium abscessus is an uncommon rapidly growing mycobacterium ca...

    Authors: Senyo K Tagboto and Ajay G Venkatesh
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:47
  39. The impact of HIV infection on the evolution of acute community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is still controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate possible differences in the clinical presentation and i...

    Authors: Eric Walter Pefura Yone, Adamou Dodo Balkissou, André Pascal Kengne and Christopher Kuaban
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:46
  40. The design of new interventions to improve health care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) requires knowledge about what patients with an acute exacerbation experience as important a...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Torbjørn Haugen, Sissel Steihaug and Anne Werner
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:45
  41. Neutrophils sequestered in lower respiratory tract secretions in the inflamed lung may undergo apoptosis and/or necrosis and release toxic cellular contents that can injure airways or parenchyma. This study ex...

    Authors: Francis H C Tsao, Zhuzai Xiang, Adnan Abbasi and Keith C Meyer
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:44
  42. Acute lung injury (ALI) is characterized by a pro-coagulant state. Heparin is an anticoagulant with anti-inflammatory properties. Unfractionated heparin has been found to be protective in experimental models o...

    Authors: Jorrit J Hofstra, Alexander P J Vlaar, David J Prins, Gavin Koh, Marcel Levi, Marcus J Schultz, Jan M Binnekade and Nicole P Juffermans
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:43
  43. Right-to-left shunt (RLS) may be the cause of marked hypoxemia, a respiratory insufficiency which is usually difficult to diagnose by respiratory physicians as it develops in the absence of an intrinsic lung d...

    Authors: Cristiano Carbonelli, Marialuisa Zedde, Alberto Cavazza, Nicola Facciolongo, Francesco Menzella, Lucia Spaggiari and Luigi Zucchi
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:42
  44. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a monogenic disease with complex expression because of the action of genetic and environmental factors. We investigated whether the ACE gene D/I polymorphism is associated with severity of...

    Authors: Fernando A L Marson, Carmen S Bertuzzo, Taís D R Hortencio, José D Ribeiro, Luciana C Bonadia and Antônio F Ribeiro
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:41
  45. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a public health issue worldwide. The lack of specific clinical symptoms to diagnose TB makes the correct decision to admit patients to respiratory isolation a difficult task for the c...

    Authors: Fabio S Aguiar, Luciana L Almeida, Antonio Ruffino-Netto, Afranio Lineu Kritski, Fernanda CQ Mello and Guilherme L Werneck
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:40
  46. In some situations, practice guidelines do not provide firm evidence-based guidance regarding COPD treatment choices, especially when large trials have failed to identify subgroups of particularly good or poor...

    Authors: Nicolas Roche, Christos Chouaid, Bertrand Delclaux, Yan Martinat, Jean-Michel Marcos, Hervé Pégliasco and Bruno Scherrer
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:39
  47. Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are often linked to respiratory infections. However, it is unknown if COPD patients who experience frequent exacerbations have impaired hum...

    Authors: Stephanie T Yerkovich, Belinda J Hales, Melanie L Carroll, Julie G Burel, Michelle A Towers, Daniel J Smith, Wayne R Thomas and John W Upham
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:37

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