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  1. This study aimed to investigate risk factors for acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AE-IPF) based on baseline high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT).

    Authors: Zhaojun Wang, Zhengping Zhang, Li Zhu, Jia Hou, Hongyan Fu, Xiaojun Yang, Faxuan Wang and Juan Chen
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:352
  2. While spontaneous pneumothorax has been documented in COVID-19 patients, reports on recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax due to cystic lesions in convalescent COVID-19 patients are scarce. The progression of the...

    Authors: Yangzi Song, Jianmin Jin, Xuechen Wang, Jinguo Zhang and Zuojun Li
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:351
  3. Asthma, influenced by genetic, environmental, and social factors is leading to poor outcomes and preventable mortality due to inadequate care and limited access to effective treatments. This study aimed to ana...

    Authors: Aslı Davas and Meltem Çiçeklioğlu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:349
  4. Outcomes for individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) have improved due to highly effective modulator therapy (HEMT). However, lung transplant (LTx) remains an important treatment for people with advanced lung di...

    Authors: Nora Burdis, Siddhartha G. Kapnadak, Lauren E. Bartlett, Oliver McElvaney, Tijana Milinic, Travis Hee Wai, Allison V. Lange, Nick Reid, Jordan M. Dunitz, Joanne L. Billings, Joseph M. Pilewski, Milene Saavedra, Christopher H. Goss, Andrea L. Hartzler and Kathleen J. Ramos
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:348
  5. Lung transplantation (LTx) is a crucial therapeutic strategy for patients suffering from end-stage respiratory diseases, necessitating precise donor-recipient size matching to ensure optimal graft function. Wh...

    Authors: Etsuhiro Nikkuni, Takashi Hirama, Masahiro Ui, Toshikazu Watanabe, Shunta Mukai, Tatsuaki Watanabe, Yui Watanabe, Hisashi Oishi, Satoru Ebihara and Yoshinori Okada
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:347
  6. Sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension (SAPH) is listed in Group 5 of the clinical classification of pulmonary hypertension, due to its complex and multifactorial pathophysiology. The most common cause ...

    Authors: Malgorzata Sobiecka, Izabela Siemion-Szczesniak, Barbara Burakowska, Marcin Kurzyna, Malgorzata Dybowska, Witold Tomkowski and Monika Szturmowicz
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:346
  7. In advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypercapnia may occur due to severe bronchial obstruction with lung hyperinflation. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) provides the standard of care intend...

    Authors: Lukas Gernhold, Claus Neurohr, Konstantinos Tsitouras, Nina Lutz, Selina Briese and Alessandro Ghiani
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:345
  8. Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease characterized by recurrent respiratory infections. In clinical manifestations, DNAH5 (NM_001361.3) is one of the recessive pathogenic ...

    Authors: Xiu-juan Yao, Qian Chen, Hong-ping Yu, Dan-dan Ruan, Shi-jie Li, Min Wu, Li-sheng Liao, Xin-fu Lin, Zhu-ting Fang, Jie-wei Luo and Bao-song Xie
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:343
  9. We present an extremely rare manifestation of dirofilariasis in the pleural cavity. This is the first human pulmonary dirofilariasis reported in Lithuania; according to our knowledge, only two other patients w...

    Authors: Rolanda Valčiukaitė-Žilinskienė, Birutė Zablockienė and Rolandas Zablockis
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:340
  10. Chronic lung disease (CLD) is common among children with HIV (CWH) including in those taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). Azithromycin has both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects and has been effecti...

    Authors: Tafadzwa Madanhire, Grace McHugh, Victoria Simms, Lucky Ngwira, Carmen Gonzalez-Martinez, Robina Semphere, Brewster Moyo, Claire Calderwood, Mark Nicol, Tsitsi Bandason, Jon O. Odland, Andrea M. Rehman and Rashida A. Ferrand
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:339
  11. Metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) excels in diagnosis of infection pathogens. We aimed to evaluate the performance of mNGS for the diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) in non-HIV infect...

    Authors: Zhenyu Zhang, Tingyan Liu, Meixiu Ming, Meili Shen, Yi Zhang, Hanlin Chen, Weiming Chen, Jinhao Tao, Yixue Wang, Jing Liu, Jihua Zhou, Guoping Lu and Gangfeng Yan
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:338
  12. Recent studies have suggested that N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors are involved in the cell proliferation in several tumors. However, there have been no reports demonstrating the expression of NR1 subuni...

    Authors: Masamitsu Naka, Atsushi Inaba, Hana Miyasaka, Keisuke Suzue, Junichi Ishigaki, Hideki Shibuya, Kei Hara, Nobuya Ohishi, Yusuke Sugiyama, Yasushi Shiio, Ryosuke Tajiri, Yukiko Kishida, Tasuku Ishihara and Akihiro Yugeta
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:336
  13. Pulmonary hypertension due to interstitial lung disease (PH-ILD) is associated with high rates of respiratory failure and death. Healthcare resource utilization (HCRU) and cost data are needed to characterize ...

    Authors: Gustavo Heresi, Bonnie Dean, Benjamin Wu, Henry Lee, Margaret R. Sketch, Dana Stafkey-Mailey, Kellie Morland, Peter Classi and Leslie Spikes
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:335
  14. Risk scores (RS) evaluate the likelihood of short-term mortality in patients diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, there is a scarcity of evidence to determine the risk of long-term morta...

    Authors: Eduardo Tuta-Quintero, Alirio R. Bastidas, Gabriela Guerrón-Gómez, Isabella Perna-Reyes, Daniela Torres, Laura Garcia, Javier Villanueva, Camilo Acuña, Eathan Mikler, Juan Arcila, Nicolas Chavez, Allison Riviera, Valentina Maldonado, María Galindo, María Fernández, Carolina Schloss…
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:334
  15. The relationship between risk factors of common postoperative complications after pulmonary resection, such as air leakage, atelectasis, and arrhythmia, and patient characteristics, including nutritional statu...

    Authors: Nozomu Motono, Takaki Mizoguchi, Masahito Ishikawa, Shun Iwai, Yoshihito Iijima and Hidetaka Uramoto
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:333
  16. Real-world data regarding patient characteristics, adjuvant treatment patterns, and long-term survival outcomes are needed to better understand unmet needs among patients with completely resected early-stage n...

    Authors: Xiaohan Hu, Diana Chirovsky, Mark S. Walker, Yuexi Wang, Alpana Kaushiva, Jon Tepsick and Ayman Samkari
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:332
  17. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a viral pneumonia that can result in serious respiratory illness. It is associated with extensive systemic inflammation, changes to the lung extracellular matrix, and lon...

    Authors: Helene Wallem Breisnes, Diana Julie Leeming, Morten Asser Karsdal, Hannah Burke, Anna Freeman, Tom Wilkinson, Aishath Fazleen and Jannie Marie Bülow Sand
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:331
  18. Prior observational studies have suggested a potential direct link between psoriasis (PSO) and interstitial lung disease (ILD). Consequently, we applied Mendelian randomization (MR) to further evaluate the bid...

    Authors: Lixia Yue, Yihe Yan and Shushan Zhao
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:330
  19. The incidence of pneumothorax is higher in patients with emphysema who undergo percutaneous lung biopsy. Needle embolization has been shown to reduce the incidence of pneumothorax in patients with emphysema. E...

    Authors: Xiong Yang, Hong-Tao Cheng, Yue Huang, Yuan Guo, Hang Yuan, Yue-Qi Chen and Hai-Liang Li
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:329
  20. This study’s purposes were to evaluate the impact of biological therapies on outcomes in patients with severe asthma (SA) and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and to compare these effects among those with NP (CRSw...

    Authors: Usama E. Abuelhassan, Medhat Elnamaky, Abdulaziz Alfifi, Sultan K. Kadasah, Mohammed A. Alshehri, Haneen A. Alasiri, Salihah Y. Al-Mani, Ali S. Kadasah, Abdullah Musleh, Fawwaz A. Alshafa, Muhammad S. S. Qureshi, Abdulmohsen Y. Assiri, Abdulrahman I. Falqi, Bader I. Asiri, Haider M. O. Ahmed, Saleem Alshehri…
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:328
  21. Adverse events of secondary adrenal insufficiency caused by anti-PD-1 immune agents are relatively rare in clinical practice, so in this article, we retrospectively analyzed three patients who suffered seconda...

    Authors: Jiayi Wang, Huanrong Lan, Xiaowei Mao and Yefeng Chen
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:327
  22. To investigate the associations of different combinations of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and muscle strengthening activity (MSA) with all-cause and cancer mortality among lung cancer survivors.

    Authors: Weiwei Song, Menglin Zou, Weishuai Zheng, Xingxing Hu, Han Gao and Zhenshun Cheng
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:326
  23. SARS-CoV-2 is a systemic disease that affects endothelial function and leads to coagulation disorders, increasing the risk of mortality. Blood levels of endothelial biomarkers such as Von Willebrand Factor (VW...

    Authors: Rocío Nayeli Sánchez-Santillán, Martha Patricia Sierra-Vargas, Dulce González-Islas, Octavio Gamaliel Aztatzi-Aguilar, Rogelio Pérez-Padilla, Arturo Orea-Tejeda, Yazmín Debray-García, Manolo Ortega-Romero, Candace Keirns-Davis, Alejandra Loaeza-Roman and Alejandra Rios-Pereda
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:325
  24. The advent of immunotherapy targeting immune checkpoints has conferred significant clinical advantages to patients with lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD); However, only a limited subset of patients exhibit responsive...

    Authors: Han Li, Yuting Lei, Xianwen Lai, Ruina Huang, Yuanyuan Xiang, Zhao Zhao, Zhenfu Fang and Tianwen Lai
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:324
  25. In the tumor microenvironment (TME), a bidirectional relationship exists between hypoxia and lactate metabolism, with each component exerting a reciprocal influence on the other, forming an inextricable link. ...

    Authors: Jingyang Sun, Rongxuan Jiang, Liren Hou, Lei Wang, Meng Li, Huanhuan Dong, Niuniu Dong, Yihan Lin, Zijiang Zhu, Guangjian Zhang and Yanpeng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:323
  26. Patients with multiple myeloma are immunosuppressed due to both the disease itself and immunosuppressive therapies. Thus, when presenting with respiratory failure and pulmonary opacities, pneumonia must be con...

    Authors: Kyle T. O’Meara, Kush Fansiwala, Nikhita Kathuria-Prakash, Monica El-Masry and Scott Oh
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:321
  27. The COVID-19 pandemic has had negative drawbacks on the healthcare system worldwide and on individuals other than those directly affected by the virus. Delays in cancer therapy and diagnosis have been reported...

    Authors: Thomas S. Tarawneh, Elisabeth K. M. Mack, Charis Faoro, Andreas Neubauer, Martin Middeke, Andreas Kirschbaum and Angélique Holland
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:320
  28. Obesity is a major public health concern associated with various health problems, including respiratory impairment. Bioelectrical impedance (BIA) is used in health screening to assess body fat. However, there ...

    Authors: Mikaela Qvarfordt, Erik Lampa, Gui-Hong Cai, Lars Lind, Sölve Elmståhl and Magnus Svartengren
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:319
  29. Medication non-adherence is a significant problem in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Efforts to address this issue are receiving increased attention. Simplifying treatment by prescr...

    Authors: Liz J. A. Cuperus, Job van der Palen, Arnoud Aldenkamp, Astrid van Huisstede, Erik W. M. A. Bischoff, Job F. M. van Boven, Folkert Brijker, Stephan Dik, Jeroen A. J. M. van Excel, Martijn Goosens, Peter Th. W. van Hal, Jolanda C. Kuijvenhoven, Lisette I. Z. Kunz, Erwin C. Vasbinder, Huib A. M. Kerstjens and Johannes C. C. M. in ’t Veen
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:317
  30. Swallowing is a complex process that requires the coordination of muscles in the mouth, pharynx, larynx, and esophagus. Dysphagia occurs when a person has difficulty swallowing. In the case of subjects with re...

    Authors: Paula Vasconcellos, Thiago Thomaz Mafort, Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves and Cláudia Henrique da Costa
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:315
  31. Massive hemoptysis is characterized by its life-threatening nature, potentially leading to airway obstruction and asphyxia. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of combining e...

    Authors: Chaohui Lin, Yanfeng Chen, Donglu Cai, Zhiyu Chen, Zhuli Peng, Huiting Lai and Dexin Liu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:314
  32. The Omicron variant broke out in China at the end of 2022, causing a considerable number of severe cases and even deaths. The study aimed to identify risk factors for death in patients hospitalized with SARS-C...

    Authors: Wanru Guo, Xiaomeng Li, Cheng Ding, Xiahong Dai, Shuai Wu, Yunzhen Shi, Yongjun Jiang, Yukun Chang, Zhidan Zhang, Shiyang Liu, Lei Ma, Yu Zhang, Tong Zhao, Wenjuan Hu, Jiafeng Xia, Yanwan Shangguan…
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:312
  33. Immunoglobulin light chain (AL) amyloidosis presents a clinical spectrum characterized by diverse manifestations and involvement of multiple organs, posing a significant diagnostic challenge for physicians.

    Authors: Jun Yang, Mohamed Fahim Fathima Farhath, Huohuan Tian, Linhui Yang and Dan Liu
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:311
  34. Myasthenia gravis (MG) is the most common paraneoplastic disorder associated with thymic neoplasms. MG can develop after thymectomy, and this condition is referred to post-thymectomy myasthenia gravis (PTMG). ...

    Authors: Chun-Ying Chou, Min-Shu Hsieh and Ping-Hung Kuo
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:310
  35. Treatment of non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) has evolved in recent years, benefiting from advances in immunotherapy and targeted therapy. However, limited biomarkers exist to assist clinicians and patients in se...

    Authors: Yi Liu, Sindhu Yalavarthi, Fan Yang, Yusif Abdul-Rashid, Shenkun Tang, Zihe Long, Yongkai Qin, Kerui Wu and Zhifei Wang
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:309
  36. Liver-related side effects are a known complication of treatment with elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor (ETI) for cystic fibrosis (CF). Gilbert’s syndrome is caused by a genetic mutation that reduces activity o...

    Authors: Julia Weitzel, Matthias Welsner, Christian Taube, Manfred Ballmann and Sivagurunathan Sutharsan
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:307
  37. For patients with congenital heart disease-related pulmonary arterial hypertension (CHD-PAH), cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) can reflect cardiopulmonary reserve function. However, CPET may not be read...

    Authors: Lifang Yang, Dongling Luo, Taoran Huang, Xiaoshan Li, Guolin Zhang, Caojin Zhang and Hongwen Fei
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:306
  38. To compare the impact of telerehabilitation versus conventional rehabilitation on the recovery outcomes of patients with chronic respiratory disease (CRD).

    Authors: Yue Dai, Hao Huang, Yuchen Zhang, Na He, Min Shen and Hong Li
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2024 24:305

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