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  1. Content type: Research article

    Nasal high-flow oxygen therapy (HFOT) is a novel treatment option for patients suffering from acute or chronic respiratory failure. Aim of our study was to compare safety and efficacy of HFOT with those of con...

    Authors: Helene Vogelsinger, Michael Halank, Silke Braun, Heinrike Wilkens, Thomas Geiser, Sebastian Ott, Armin Stucki and Christian M. Kaehler

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:143

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Clinical guidelines specify that diagnosis of interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) requires identification of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern. While UIP can be identified by high resolution CT of t...

    Authors: Yoonha Choi, Jiayi Lu, Zhanzhi Hu, Daniel G. Pankratz, Huimin Jiang, Manqiu Cao, Cristina Marchisano, Jennifer Huiras, Grazyna Fedorowicz, Mei G. Wong, Jessica R. Anderson, Edward Y. Tom, Joshua Babiarz, Urooj Imtiaz, Neil M. Barth, P. Sean Walsh…

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:141

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The effects of high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) on adult patients after extubation remain controversial. We aimed to further determine the effectiveness of HFNC in comparison to noninvasive positive pressure ven...

    Authors: Yue-Nan Ni, Jian Luo, He Yu, Dan Liu, Bin-Miao Liang, Rong Yao and Zong-An Liang

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:142

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Asbestosis and silicosis are progressive pneumoconioses characterized by interstitial fibrosis following exposure to asbestos or silica dust. We evaluated the potential diagnostic biomarkers for these diseases.

    Authors: Changjiang Xue, Na Wu, Xue Li, Meihua Qiu, Xuqin Du and Qiao Ye

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:144

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a key treatment in COPD. However, despite the existing evidence and a strong recommendation from lung associations worldwide, 50%...

    Authors: Henrik Hansen, Theresa Bieler, Nina Beyer, Nina Godtfredsen, Thomas Kallemose and Anne Frølich

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:140

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA) is a proportional ventilatory mode that uses the electrical activity of the diaphragm (EAdi) to offer ventilatory assistance in proportion to patient effort. NAVA ha...

    Authors: Juliana C. Ferreira, Fabia Diniz-Silva, Henrique T. Moriya, Adriano M. Alencar, Marcelo B. P. Amato and Carlos R. R. Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:139

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Pulmonary exacerbations in cystic fibrosis (CF) remain poorly understood and treatment is usually targeted at Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Within Australia a predominant shared P. aeruginosa strain (AUST-02) is associ...

    Authors: Anna S. Tai, Laura J. Sherrard, Timothy J. Kidd, Kay A. Ramsay, Cameron Buckley, Melanie Syrmis, Keith Grimwood, Scott C. Bell and David M. Whiley

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:138

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Although proxies of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) need health-related knowledge to support patients in managing their disease, their current level of knowledge remains unknown. We ...

    Authors: Nienke Nakken, Daisy J. A. Janssen, Esther H. A. van den Bogaart, Jean W. M. Muris, Jan H. Vercoulen, Frank L. Custers, Gerben P. Bootsma, Michiel H. M. Gronenschild, Emiel F. M. Wouters and Martijn A. Spruit

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:136

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Clinical characteristics and the prognostic significance of changes in mean platelet volume (MPV) during hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) have not been investigated.

    Authors: Oleg Gorelik, Irma Tzur, Dana Barchel, Dorit Almoznino-Sarafian, Muhareb Swarka, Ilia Beberashvili, Leonid Feldman, Natan Cohen and Shimon Izhakian

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:137

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  10. Content type: Case report

    In this report, we describe the first successful case of transition from subcutaneous administration of treprostinil to selexipag in a patient with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), by evaluating h...

    Authors: Asuka Furukawa, Yuichi Tamura, Hiroya Iwahori, Masato Goto, Narutaka Ohashi, Teruo Okabe and Akio Kawamura

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:135

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Rapidly progressive interstitial pneumonias (RPIPs) associated with clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM) are highly resistant to therapy and have a poor prognosis. Multimodal therapies, including direc...

    Authors: Hiroko Okabayashi, Hidenori Ichiyasu, Sayuri Hirooka, Kimitaka Akaike, Keisuke Kojima, Takayuki Jodai, Yasumiko Sakamoto, Hideharu Ideguchi, Shohei Hamada, Chieko Yoshida, Susumu Hirosako, Shinichiro Okamoto and Hirotsugu Kohrogi

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:134

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal fibrotic lung disease occurring predominantly in middle-aged and older adults. The traditional diagnostic classification of IPF is based on clinical, radiological...

    Authors: Yunguan Wang, Jaswanth Yella, Jing Chen, Francis X. McCormack, Satish K. Madala and Anil G. Jegga

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:133

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Radial-probe endobronchial ultrasound (rEBUS)-guided transbronchial biopsy (TBB) is invaluable in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs); however, in certain instances, the procedure has to be re...

    Authors: Chun-Ta Huang, Yi-Ju Tsai, Chao-Chi Ho and Chong-Jen Yu

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:132

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Recent evidences show that Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) is effective in patients with Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). It is still unclear whether disease severity and/or etiology might impact on the reported...

    Authors: Roberto Tonelli, Elisabetta Cocconcelli, Barbara Lanini, Isabella Romagnoli, Fabio Florini, Ivana Castaniere, Dario Andrisani, Stefania Cerri, Fabrizio Luppi, Riccardo Fantini, Alessandro Marchioni, Bianca Beghè, Francesco Gigliotti and Enrico M. Clini

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:130

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Main treatable Chronic Respiratory Diseases (CRDs) like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Bronchial Asthma (BA) and Allergic Rhinitis (AR) are underdiagnosed and undertreated worldwide. CORE study was...

    Authors: Yuriy Feshchenko, Liudmila Iashyna, Damilya Nugmanova, Olga Gyrina, Marina Polyanskaya, Alexander Markov, Maryna Moibenko, Janina Makarova, Luqman Tariq, Marcelo Horacio S. Pereira, Elcan Mammadbayov, Irada Akhundova and Averyan Vasylyev

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:131

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Pneumonia is the most common cause of death in patients with dementia, but the outcomes of patients with dementia hospitalized with pneumonia are poorly understood. We sought to illuminate the association betw...

    Authors: Taisuke Jo, Hideo Yasunaga, Yusuke Sasabuchi, Nobuaki Michihata, Kojiro Morita, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Wakae Hasegawa, Hideyuki Takeshima, Yukiyo Sakamoto, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi and Takahide Nagase

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:128

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Analysis of respiratory mechanics during mechanical ventilation (MV) is able to estimate resistive, elastic and inertial components of the working pressure of the respiratory system. Our aim was to discriminat...

    Authors: Pablo Cruces, Sebastián González-Dambrauskas, Julio Quilodrán, Jorge Valenzuela, Javier Martínez, Natalia Rivero, Pablo Arias and Franco Díaz

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:129

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is still one of the most severe complications in immunocompromised patients. Our previous systematic review showed noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) reduced mortality, le...

    Authors: Tao Wang, Gang Liu, Kun He, Xin Lu, Xianquan Liang, Meng Wang, Rong Zhu, Zongru Li, Feng Chen, Jun Ke, Qingming Lin, Chuanyun Qian, Bo Li, Jie Wei, Jingjun Lv, Li Li…

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:127

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Over one million children receive treatment for asthma in the UK. South Asian children experience excess morbidity and higher rates of hospitalization than the White population. This study aimed to explore per...

    Authors: Monica Lakhanpaul, Lorraine Culley, Noelle Robertson, Deborah Bird, Nicky Hudson, Narynder Johal, Melanie McFeeters, Emma Angell, Charlotte Hamlyn-Williams, Nadine Abbas, Logan Manikam and Mark Johnson

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:126

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Two antifibrotic drugs, pirfenidone and nintedanib, are approved by the European Medicines Agency and the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). In this analy...

    Authors: Toby M. Maher, Maria Molina-Molina, Anne-Marie Russell, Francesco Bonella, Stéphane Jouneau, Elena Ripamonti, Judit Axmann and Carlo Vancheri

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:124

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Sedation and/or analgesia can relieve the patient-ventilator asynchrony. However, whether sedation and/or analgesia can benefit the clinical outcome of the patients with interface intolerance is still unclear.

    Authors: Yue-Nan Ni, Ting Wang, He Yu, Bin-Miao Liang and Zong-An Liang

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:125

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Late-onset noninfectious pulmonary complications (LONIPCs), which occur more than 3 months after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), are major causes of morbidity and mortality after tra...

    Authors: Ho Namkoong, Makoto Ishii, Takehiko Mori, Hiroaki Sugiura, Sadatomo Tasaka, Masatoshi Sakurai, Yuya Koda, Jun Kato, Naoki Hasegawa, Shinichiro Okamoto and Tomoko Betsuyaku

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:123

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Inhalation of particulate matter, as part of air pollution, is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Nanoparticles (< 100 nm) are likely candidates for triggering inflammatory responses and activa...

    Authors: Marieke Berger, Johannes D. de Boer, René Lutter, Michiel Makkee, Peter J. Sterk, Elles M. Kemper and Jaring S. van der Zee

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:121

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    Pirfenidone is currently approved in the EU for the treatment of mild to moderate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and offers a beneficial risk-benefit profile. However, there are several other, progressive...

    Authors: Jürgen Behr, Petra Neuser, Antje Prasse, Michael Kreuter, Klaus Rabe, Carmen Schade-Brittinger, Jasmin Wagner and Andreas Günther

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:122

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Lung cancer has been the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide among both men and women in recent years. There is an increase in the incidence of nonsmoking-related lung cancer in recent years. T...

    Authors: Kuei-Feng Lin, Hsiu-Fu Wu, Wei-Chun Huang, Pei-Ling Tang, Ming-Ting Wu and Fu-Zong Wu

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 17:120

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