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Pulmonary Medicine

  1. Content type: Research article′

    Air travel may imply a health hazard for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) due to hypobaric environment in the aircraft cabin. The objective was to identify pre-flight variables, which might predict severe hy...

    Authors: Elisabeth Edvardsen, Aina Akerø, Ole Henning Skjønsberg and Bjørn Skrede

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:84

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  2. Content type: Case Report

    Hemodialysis (HD) catheters are frequently inserted into the superior vena cava (SVC), and can lead to thrombotic complications. However, to our knowledge, HD catheter-related thrombosis leading to subsequent ...

    Authors: Sritika Thapa, Peter B. Terry and Biren B. Kamdar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:233

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Obstructive lung disease (OLD), a major global public health problem, has been less investigated in African countries. We assessed the prevalence and determinants of OLD in Yaounde (the capital city of Cameroo...

    Authors: Eric Walter Pefura-Yone, André Pascal Kengne, Adamou Dodo Balkissou, Christiane Gaelle Magne-Fotso, Martine Ngo-Yonga, Julie Raïcha Boulleys-Nana, Nelly Rachel Efe-de-Melingui, Patricia Ingrid Ndjeutcheu-Moualeu, Charles Lebon Mbele-Onana, Elvira Christelle Kenmegne-Noumsi, Barbara Linda Kolontchang-Yomi, Boris Judicaël Theubo-Kamgang, Emilienne Régine Ebouki, Chrystelle Karen Djuikam-Kamga, Francine Amougou, Liliane Mboumtou…

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:124

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of depression in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with a worsening of prognosis. Most studies classify COPD patients as depressive or non-depressive based...

    Authors: Luciana de Carvalho Lopes Orlandi, José Felippe Pinho, Melissa Guarieiro Ramos Murad, Fábio Lopes Rocha and Maria Glória Rodrigues-Machado

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:65

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Although the age range of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients is broad, few studies have focused on the effects of age on disease characteristics.

    Authors: Mizuha Haraguchi, Hidetoshi Nakamura, Mamoru Sasaki, Masaki Miyazaki, Shotaro Chubachi, Saeko Takahashi, Koichiro Asano, Paul W. Jones and Tomoko Betsuyaku

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:7

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  6. Content type: Short Report

    Phagocytosis activity of peripheral blood leukocytes in smokers or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients was found to be controversial and dependent on the phagocytic stimulus.

    Authors: Thomas Tschernig, Andrea Rabung, Meike Voss, Carola Meier, Robert Bals and Christoph Beisswenger

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:705

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  7. Content type: Short Report

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been increasingly studied as a life support modality, but it is unclear if its use has changed over time. Recent publication shows no significant trend in use of ...

    Authors: Alicia K. Gerke, Fan Tang, Joseph E. Cavanaugh, Kevin C. Doerschug and Philip M. Polgreen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:686

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  8. Content type: Short Report

    In a population-based sampling study conducted in community-dwelling older adults living in rural Ecuador, we aimed to assess the relation among sleep-disordered breathing, cerebral pulsatility index, and dif...

    Authors: Pablo R. Castillo, Oscar H. Del Brutto, María de la Luz Andrade, Mauricio Zambrano and Juan A. Nader

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:500

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic, irreversible disease and a leading cause of worldwide morbidity and mortality. In Canada, COPD is the fourth leading cause of death. This systematic r...

    Authors: Tam Dang-Tan, Afisi Ismaila, Shiyuan Zhang, Victoria Zarotsky and Mark Bernauer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:464

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D is considered to be important for a healthy immune system. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that vitamin D supplementation reduces number of respiratory tract infections (RTIs) and pr...

    Authors: Peter Bergman, Anna-Carin Norlin, Susanne Hansen and Linda Björkhem-Bergman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:391

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways, but in clinical practice inflammation is rarely monitored. The aim of this study was to assess the level of airway inflammation in steroid naïve adult and pedi...

    Authors: Frauke Pedersen, Olaf Holz, Frank Kanniess, Stefan Zielen, Johannes Schulze, Adrian Gillissen, Andrea von Berg, Dietrich Berdel, Jutta Beier, Kai Beeh, Maike Schnoor and Helgo Magnussen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:925

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  12. Content type: Short Report

    Surfactant proteins (SP) secreted by alveolar type 2 cells, play an essential role in maintaining the air-liquid barrier of the lung and are also involved in the opsonisation and clearance of bacteria by phago...

    Authors: Ebru Diler, Martin Schicht, Andrea Rabung, Thomas Tschernig, Carola Meier, Felix Rausch, Fabian Garreis, Lars Bräuer and Friedrich Paulsen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:851

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  13. Content type: Short Report

    Among the characteristics of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is edema formation and its resolution depends on pneumocyte Na/K-ATPase activity. Increased concentration of oleic acid (OA) in plasma in...

    Authors: Cassiano Felippe Gonçalves-de-Albuquerque, Patrícia Burth, Adriana Ribeiro Silva, IsabelMatos Medeiros de Moraes, FloraMagno Jesus de Oliveira, Ricardo Erthal Santelli, Aline Soares Freire, Mauricio Younes-Ibrahim, Hugo Caire de Castro-Faria-Neto and Mauro Velho de Castro-Faria

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:798

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Rib fractures associated with osteoporosis have been reported to occur ten times more frequently in adults with cystic fibrosis. Fractures cause chest pain, and interfere with cough and sputum clearance leadin...

    Authors: Nathan C Dean, Don H Van Boerum and Theodore G Liou

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:681

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica (TO) is a rare disorder of unknown cause affecting the large airways. It is characterized by the accumulation of bony and cartilaginous nodules in the tracheal and bro...

    Authors: Mustapha Laine, Sanaa Elfihri, Fouad Kettani and Jamal Eddine Bourkadi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:637

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a disorder that causes clinical symptoms (e.g. snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness and impaired concentration) that may increase the risk of traffic a...

    Authors: Fabienne Cattrysse, Mathias Peeters, Sanne Calaerts, Karen Ferson and Jean-Marie Degryse

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:616

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the most common cause of respiratory failure among critically ill patients. Novel treatment strategies are required to address this common clinical problem. The ap...

    Authors: Neysan Rafat, Christine Dacho, Gregor Kowanetz, Christian Betzen, Burkhard Tönshoff, Benito Yard and Grietje Beck

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:613

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease proposed in 2011 a new system to classify chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients into risk groups A-D, which considers symptoms and fut...

    Authors: Stefanie Zogg, Selina Dürr, David Miedinger, Esther Helen Steveling, Sabrina Maier and Jörg Daniel Leuppi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:562

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Spirometry is commonly accepted as the gold standard for the diagnosis of COPD, but the reality remains that quality assured spirometry is not or cannot be provided universally around the globe. Adding PEF measur...

    Authors: Bassam Mahboub, Ashraf Alzaabi, Joan B Soriano, Laila Salameh, Yousef AL Mutairi, Afzalhussein A Yusufali, Alawi Alsheikh-ali, Wael Almahmeed and John Haughney

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:241

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