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  1. Nonadherence to therapies and psychological disorders are associated with poor asthma control. This study aims to assess the prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms, asthma control, and adherence to inha...

    Authors: Abdullah A. Alqarni, Abdulelah M. Aldhahir, Rayan A. Siraj, Jaber S. Alqahtani, Dana A. Alghamdi, Sarah K. Alghamdi, Abeer A. Alamoudi, Majduleen A. Mohtaseb, Mansour Majrshi, Abdulkareem A. AlGarni, Omaima I. Badr and Hassan Alwafi
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:189
  2. Dyspnea impairs quality of life (QOL) in patients with fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (FHP). The Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis questionnaire (L-PF) assesses symptoms, their impacts and PF-related QOL i...

    Authors: Jeffrey J. Swigris, Kerri Aronson and Evans R. Fernández Pérez
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:188
  3. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had a global social and economic impact. An easy assessment procedure to handily identify the mortality risk of inpatients is urgently needed in clinical practice. There...

    Authors: Jing Zou, Yiping Shi, Shan Xue and Handong Jiang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:187
  4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder with systemic consequences that can cause a muscle loss phenotype (MLP), which is characterized by the loss of muscle mass, muscl...

    Authors: Amy H. Attaway, Rocio Lopez, Nicole Welch, Annette Bellar, Umur Hatipoğlu, Joe Zein, Marielle PKJ Engelen and Srinivasan Dasarathy
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:186
  5. Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) exhibit a distinct gut microbiota profile; however, the causal association between gut microbiota, associated metabolites, and PAH remains elusive. We aimed ...

    Authors: Xin Li, Jiang-Shan Tan, Jing Xu, Zhihui Zhao, Qing Zhao, Yi Zhang, Anqi Duan, Zhihua Huang, Sicheng Zhang, Luyang Gao, Yue Jin Yang, Tao Yang, Qi Jin, Qin Luo, Yanmin Yang and Zhihong Liu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:185
  6. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines and majority of the economic burden lies in hospitalizations during an exacerbation. Despite cover...

    Authors: Blake Warren Ang and Lenora Fernandez
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:184
  7. Despite being a prognostic predictor, cardiac autonomic dysfunction (AD) has not been well investigated in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We aimed to characterise computed tomography (CT), spiro...

    Authors: Minghui Shi, Shiwei Qumu, Siyuan Wang, Yaodie Peng, Lulu Yang, Ke Huang, Ruoxi He, Feng Dong, Hongtao Niu, Ting Yang and Chen Wang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:183
  8. Bacterial pneumonia can affect all age groups, but people with weakened immune systems, young children, and the elderly are at a higher risk. Streptococcus pneumoniae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenza...

    Authors: Mihret Tilahun, Melaku Ashagrie Belete, Alemu Gedefie, Habtu Debash, Ermiyas Alemayehu, Daniel Gebretsadik, Hussein Ebrahim and Ousman Mohammed
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:182
  9. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial cryobiopsy (EBUS-cryobiopsy) is advantageous for collecting larger specimens with minimal crushing; however, it has not been widely used for mediastinal tumors.

    Authors: Hiroyuki Tsuchida, Yuji Matsumoto, Hideaki Furuse and Takaaki Tsuchida
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:181
  10. There are currently no data on the relationship between frailty and mortality in pleural disease. Understanding the relationship between frailty and outcomes is increasingly important for clinicians to guide d...

    Authors: Eleanor Barton, A. Verduri, B. Carter, J. Hughes, J. Hewitt and N. A. Maskell
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:180
  11. Anti-synthetase syndrome (AS) is a rare autoimmune idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) with diverse manifestations, including arthritis, interstitial lung disease (ILD), Raynaud’s phenomenon, unexplained pe...

    Authors: Xing-Yue Chen, Jun Chen, Li-Jia Zhi, Kun-Lan Long and Pei-Yang Gao
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:179
  12. Asthma is a common disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the lower airways, bronchial hyperactivity, and (reversible) airway obstruction. The Global Initiative of Asthma Guideline recommends a flowc...

    Authors: T. (Tuba) Kaya, G.J. (Gert-Jan) Braunstahl, J.C.C.M. (Johannes) in ’t Veen, J.H. (Jasper) Kappen and J.P.M. (Hanna) van der Valk
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:178
  13. Silicosis people are at high risk of developing pulmonary tuberculosis. Whether silica exposure increases the likelihood of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) was not well understood, and potential factors i...

    Authors: Xinsong Hu, Cheng Chen, Qianqian Gao, Lang Zhou, Yan Shao, Guoli Li, Honghuan Song, Qiao Liu, Lei Han and Limei Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:177
  14. Studies have shown that mitochondrial function and macrophages may play a role in the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). However, the understanding of the interactions and specific mechanisms ...

    Authors: Yu Bao, Shiyuan Yang, Hailan Zhao, Yezhen Wang, Ke Li, Xue Liu, Wei Zhang and Xue Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:176
  15. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) can lead to lung cancer, which brings great challenges to differential diagnosis and comprehensive treatment. However, the clinical features of lung-dominant connective tissue d...

    Authors: Zi Heng Zhu, Yi Guo, Xiao Yin Wang and Xian Wen Sun
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:175
  16. Tuberculosis (TB), a highly contagious respiratory disease, presents a significant global health threat, with a notable increase in incidence reported by the WHO in 2022. Particularly, the interplay between TB...

    Authors: Yijiao Xu, Qingwei Zhang, Zhisheng Chen, Shuwen Yang, Haiyan Chen, Xiong Xiao and Hongni Jiang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:174
  17. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) induced by smoking poses a significant global health challenge. Recent findings highlight the crucial role of extracellular vesicles (EVs) in mediating miRNA regula...

    Authors: Zhihui Dai, Li Lin, Yanan Xu, Lifang Hu, Shiping Gou and Xinkai Xu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:173
  18. Bronchiectasis is a pulmonary disease characterized by irreversible dilation of the bronchi and recurring respiratory infections. Few studies have described the microbiology and prevalence of infections in lar...

    Authors: Samantha G Dean, Rebekah A Blakney, Emily E Ricotta, James D Chalmers, Sameer S Kadri, Kenneth N Olivier and D Rebecca Prevots
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:172
  19. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are associated with unfavorable outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The purpose of this study was to compar...

    Authors: Yen-Liang Yeh, Chien-Ming Lai and Hui-Pu Liu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:171
  20. Autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (APAP) is a diffuse lung disease that causes abnormal accumulation of lipoproteins in the alveoli; however, its pathogenesis remains unclear. Recently, APAP cases have...

    Authors: Masakiyo Yatomi, Keiichi Akasaka, Shintaro Sato, Mizuki Chida, Mio Kanbe, Hiru Sawada, Itaru Yokota, Ikuo Wakamatsu, Sohei Muto, Mari Sato, Kochi Yamaguchi, Yosuke Miura, Hiroaki Tsurumaki, Reiko Sakurai, Kenichiro Hara, Yasuhiko Koga…
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:170
  21. The association of physical activity (PA) and lung function (LF) varies from no measurable effect to delayed LF decline. We assessed the association between accelerometery-assessed PA and LF in a sample of app...

    Authors: Sybile Collaud, Brice Touilloux, Christophe von Garnier, Pedro Marques-Vidal and Vanessa Kraege
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:169
  22. Pneumococcal vaccination is a preventive method to reduce pneumonia related mortality. However, real-world data on efficacy of the pneumococcal vaccine in reducing mortality is lacking, especially in elderly p...

    Authors: Seohyun Kim, Moon Jin Kim, Jun-Pyo Myong, Yun-Hee Lee, Bo Yeon Kim, Ahyoung Hwang, Gui Ok Kim, Sung Hwan Jeong, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Tai Joon An and Jeong Uk Lim
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:168
  23. Cyclin D1 (CCND1) plays a pivotal role in cancer susceptibility and the platinum-based chemotherapy response. This study aims to assess the relationship between a common polymorphism (rs9344 G > A) in CCND1 gene ...

    Authors: Chao Mei, Tian Wang, Baoli Xu, Sanlan Wu, Xuelin Zhang, Yongning Lv, Yu Zhang, Zhaoqian Liu and Weijing Gong
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:167
  24. In recent years, the emergence of immunotherapy has renewed therapeutic modality. Different from traditional anti-tumor therapy, immune-related adverse events of skin, gastrointestinal tract, liver, lung, endo...

    Authors: Qiao Chen, Deyu Li, Guifeng Zhang, Jiangming Zhong, Li Lin and Zhenhua Liu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:166
  25. Postoperative pneumonia is one of the common complications after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. There is no related study on the effect of lung isolation with different airway devices on postoperative p...

    Authors: Hongyi Xiao, Huan Zhang, Jiying Pan, Fangli Yue, Shuwen Zhang and Fanceng Ji
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:165
  26. This study aimed to compare patient experiences during bronchoscopy procedures using either topical anesthesia (TA) or monitored anesthesia care (MA). The goal was to identify circumstances where patients coul...

    Authors: Chun-Ta Huang, Rou-Jun Chou, Geng-Ning Hu, Tien-Cheng Lee, Yi-Ju Tsai and Chao-Chi Ho
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:164
  27. Observational studies have shown that smoking is related to the diffusing capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO) in individuals with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Nevertheless, further investi...

    Authors: Ziheng Yuan, Wanyang Lei, Xiqian Xing, Xiaohua He, Xiaoxian Huang, Li Wei, Yuanyuan Lv, Shuyi Qiu, Ziyu Yuan, Jiyang Wang and Mei Yang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:163
  28. Endobronchial valve (EBV) therapy, a validated method for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) in severe emphysema, has been explored for persistent air-leak (PAL) management. However, its effectiveness ...

    Authors: Jin-Young Huh, Byeong-Ho Jeong, Ho il Yoon, Hojoong Kim, Young-Jae Cho, Changhwan Kim, Seung Jun Lee, Hwan hee Kim, Seung Won Ra, Ye Jin Lee, Beong Ki Kim, Sung Kyoung Kim, Ki Hyun Seo and Sei Won Lee
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:162
  29. Prior studies have assessed the impact of the pretransplantation recipient body mass index (BMI) on patient outcomes after lung transplantation (LT), but they have not specifically addressed early postoperativ...

    Authors: E. Atchade, C. De Tymowski, E. Lepitre, N. Zappella, A. Snauwaert, S. Jean-Baptiste, A. Tran-Dinh, B. Lortat-Jacob, J. Messika, H. Mal, P. Mordant, Y. Castier, S. Tanaka and P. Montravers
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:161
  30. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a significant impact on global health and economies, resulting in millions of infections and deaths. This retrospective cohort study aimed to investigat...

    Authors: Hsin-Yi Wang, Shih-Chuan Tsai, Yi-Ching Lin, Jing-Uei Hou and Chih-Hao Chao
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:160
  31. Cisplatin (DDP) resistance, often leading to first-line chemotherapy failure in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), poses a significant challenge. MiR-219a-5p has been reported to enhance the sensitivity of hu...

    Authors: Yuanlin Wu, Jiandong Zhang, Junjun Zhao and Bin Wang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:159
  32. Anti-synthetase syndrome (ASS) is a group of rare clinical subtypes within inflammatory myopathies, predominantly affecting adult females. Instances of critical illness associated with ASS in children are even...

    Authors: Jieqiong Lin, Yaowen Li, Qimeng Fan, Longwei Sun, Weisheng Sun, Xin Zhao and Hongwu Zeng
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:158
  33. Chronic cough is a common symptom in patients post the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In this study, we aimed to investigate the efficacy of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and the clinical characteristics...

    Authors: Pan-Pan Xie, Yue Zhang, Wen-Kai Niu, Bo Tu, Ning Yang, Yun Fang, Ying-Hui Shi, Fu-Sheng Wang and Xin Yuan
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:156
  34. Tertiary lymphoid structures (TLSs) are predictive biomarkers of favorable clinical outcomes and immunotherapy response in several solid malignancies, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the...

    Authors: Deng Xiaoxu, Xu Min and Cao Chengcheng
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:155
  35. Aerobic training is the primary method of rehabilitation for improving respiratory function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in remission. However, the mechanism underlying this im...

    Authors: Jian Li, Cai-tao Chen, Peijun Li, Xiaoyun Zhang, Xiaodan Liu, Weibing Wu and Wei Gu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:154
  36. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is underdiagnosed with the current gold standard measure pulmonary function test (PFT). A more sensitive and simple option for early detection and severity evaluati...

    Authors: XiaoLing Zou, Yong Ren, HaiLing Yang, ManMan Zou, Ping Meng, LiYi Zhang, MingJuan Gong, WenWen Ding, LanQing Han and TianTuo Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:153
  37. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in millions of confirmed cases and deaths globally. The purpose of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of airway clearance technol...

    Authors: Zhiyou Zhang, Congcong Wang, Zhendong Li, Yueyang Liu, Yutong Nie, Jianwei Zhang and Dawei Li
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:152
  38. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible connection between occupational status and chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) among the Iranian population.

    Authors: Zahra Bagheri-Hosseinabadi, Ali Bahreyni, Hosein Basirat, Parvin Khalili, Alireza Vakilian and Fatemeh Amin
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:151
  39. This study examined the association between chest muscles and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the relationship between chest muscle areas and acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD).

    Authors: Ke Wang, Fan Wu, Hua He, Chengyi Hu, Xiaobang Chen, Jinglong Chen, Weitao Cao, Jun Liu, Jun Zhao, Ziwen Zhao and Zhuxiang Zhao
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:150
  40. Monoclonal antibodies (biologics) drastically changed severe asthma therapy. Mepolizumab (anti-interleukin (IL) 5), benralizumab (anti-IL5 receptor alpha), and dupilumab (anti-IL4/13) are the most used biologi...

    Authors: Moritz Z. Kayser, Hendrik Suhling, Jan Fuge, Christopher A. Hinze, Nora Drick, Nikolaus Kneidinger, Jürgen Behr, Christian Taube, Tobias Welte, Ina Haasler and Katrin Milger
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:149
  41. A multi-component self-management intervention ‘CFHealthHub’ was developed to reduce pulmonary exacerbations in adults with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) by supporting adherence to nebuliser medication. It was evaluate...

    Authors: J. M. Bradley, M. Hutchings, M. A. Arden, A. O’Cathain, C. Maguire and M. J. Wildman
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:148
  42. Exposure to welding fumes can lead to different respiratory health disorders, including lung cancer, due to long-term exposures. In Ethiopia, large numbers of people are engaged in the welding sector. Often, t...

    Authors: Hager Badima, Abera Kumie, Bereket Meskele and Samson Wakuma Abaya
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:147
  43. Transbronchial biopsy is a safe manner with fewer complications than percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy; however, the current diagnostic yield is still necessitating further improvement. We aimed to eval...

    Authors: Jisong Zhang, Enguo Chen, Shan Xu, Li Xu, Huihui Hu, Liangliang Dong and Kejing Ying
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:146
  44. The potential pathogenic mechanism of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is widely recognized to involve immune dysregulation. However, the current pool of studies has yet to establish a unanimous agreement regardi...

    Authors: Zhao He, Ruixin Wang, Chenghu Song, Jiwei Liu, Ruo Chen, Mingfeng Zheng, Weici Liu, Guanyu Jiang and Wenjun Mao
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:145
  45. The causality of the relationship between bronchiectasis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains unclear. This study aims to investigate the potential causal relationship between them, with a ...

    Authors: Lei Gu, Wei Liu, Jian-an Huang, Lujian Zhu, Xiaowen Hu, Jian Yue and Jing Lin
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:144
  46. Acute exacerbations of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AE-IPF) affect a significant proportion of patients with IPF. There are limited data to inform therapeutic strategies for AE-IPF, despite its high mortalit...

    Authors: Tejaswini Kulkarni, Gerard J. Criner, Daniel J. Kass, Ivan O. Rosas, Mary Beth Scholand, Daniel F. Dilling, Ross Summer and Steven R. Duncan
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:143
  47. Although inverse associations have been found between medication adherence and healthcare use and spending outcomes in many clinical settings, no studies to date have examined these relationships for patients ...

    Authors: Mona Nili, Andrew J. Epstein, Dominic Nunag, Amy Olson and Bijan J Borah
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:141

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