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BMC Pulmonary Medicine

BMC Pulmonary Medicine 1/2014

Ausgabe 1/2014

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 209 Artikel )

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Determinants of arterial stiffness in COPD

Surya P Bhatt, Adam G Cole, James Michael Wells, Hrudaya Nath, Jubal R Watts, John R Cockcroft, Mark T Dransfield

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pharmacologic inhibition of S-nitrosoglutathione reductase protects against experimental asthma in BALB/c mice through attenuation of both bronchoconstriction and inflammation

Joan P Blonder, Sarah C Mutka, Xicheng Sun, Jian Qiu, Lucia H Green, Navdeep K Mehra, Ramakrishna Boyanapalli, Michael Suniga, Kirsten Look, Chris Delany, Jane P Richards, Doug Looker, Charles Scoggin, Gary J Rosenthal

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A blinded evaluation of the efficacy and safety of glycopyrronium, a once-daily long-acting muscarinic antagonist, versus tiotropium, in patients with COPD: the GLOW5 study

Kenneth R Chapman, Kai-Michael Beeh, Jutta Beier, Eric D Bateman, Anthony D’Urzo, Robert Nutbrown, Michelle Henley, Hungta Chen, Tim Overend, Peter D’Andrea

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Docosatetraenoyl LPA is elevated in exhaled breath condensate in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Sydney B Montesi, Susan K Mathai, Laura N Brenner, Irina A Gorshkova, Evgeny V Berdyshev, Andrew M Tager, Barry S Shea

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A comparison of muscle strength and endurance, exercise capacity, fatigue perception and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and healthy subjects: a cross-sectional study

Ebru Calik-Kutukcu, Sema Savci, Melda Saglam, Naciye Vardar-Yagli, Deniz Inal-Ince, Hulya Arikan, Zeynep Aribas, Ozge Ozer, Meral Bosnak-Guclu, Lutfi Coplu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation and mortality in elderly immunocompromised patients hospitalized with pneumonia: a retrospective cohort study

Christopher S Johnson, Christopher R Frei, Mark L Metersky, Antonio R Anzueto, Eric M Mortensen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A retrospective study of microscopic polyangiitis patients presenting with pulmonary fibrosis in China

Hui Huang, Yan xun Wang, Chun guo Jiang, Jia Liu, Ji Li, Kai Xu, Zuo jun Xu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Phospholipid composition and kinetics in different endobronchial fractions from healthy volunteers

Ahilanandan Dushianthan, Victoria Goss, Rebecca Cusack, Michael PW Grocott, Anthony D Postle

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Monitoring sedation for bronchoscopy in mechanically ventilated patients by using the Ramsay sedation scale versus auditory-evoked potentials

Chien-Wei Hsu, Shu-Fen Sun, Kuo-An Chu, David Lin Lee, Kam-Fai Wong

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinical impact of prevalence and severity of COPD on the decision-making process for therapeutic management of lung cancer patients

Naozumi Hashimoto, Asuka Matsuzaki, Yu Okada, Naoyuki Imai, Shingo Iwano, Kenji Wakai, Kazuyoshi Imaizumi, Kohei Yokoi, Yoshinori Hasegawa

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Noninvasive ventilation reduces energy expenditure in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Marjolaine Georges, Capucine Morélot-Panzini, Thomas Similowski, Jesus Gonzalez-Bermejo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Possible role of the α7 nicotinic receptors in mediating nicotine’s effect on developing lung – implications in unexplained human perinatal death

Anna M Lavezzi, Melissa F Corna, Graziella Alfonsi, Luigi Matturri

01.12.2014 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Timing of noninvasive ventilation failure: causes, risk factors, and potential remedies

Ezgi Ozyilmaz, Aylin Ozsancak Ugurlu, Stefano Nava

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Implementing lessons learned from previous bronchial biopsy trials in a new randomized controlled COPD biopsy trial with roflumilast

Neil C Barnes, Marina Saetta, Klaus F Rabe

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effect of CD14 and TLR4 gene polimorphisms on asthma phenotypes in adult Turkish asthma patients: a genetic study

Füsun Şahin, Pınar Yıldız, Ayşegül Kuskucu, Mert Ahmet Kuskucu, Nilgün Karaca, Kenan Midilli

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validation of a portable nitric oxide analyzer for screening in primary ciliary dyskinesias

Amanda Harris, Esther Bhullar, Kerry Gove, Rhiannon Joslin, Jennifer Pelling, Hazel J Evans, Woolf T Walker, Jane S Lucas

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of esomeprazole versus placebo on pulmonary exacerbations in cystic fibrosis

Emily DiMango, Patricia Walker, Claire Keating, Maria Berdella, Newell Robinson, Elinor Langfelder-Schwind, Diane Levy, Xinhua Liu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Predictors of expiratory flow limitation measured by forced oscillation technique in COPD

Masashi Mikamo, Toshihiro Shirai, Kazutaka Mori, Yuichiro Shishido, Takefumi Akita, Satoru Morita, Kazuhiro Asada, Masato Fujii, Takafumi Suda

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Increased difference between slow and forced vital capacity is associated with reduced exercise tolerance in COPD patients

Wei Yuan, Xin He, Qiu-Fen Xu, Hao-Yan Wang, Richard Casaburi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patterns and determinants of COPD-related healthcare utilization by severity of airway obstruction in Korea

Kyungsoo Chung, Kyungjoo Kim, Jiye Jung, Kyungwon Oh, Yeonmok Oh, Sekyu Kim, Jinhee Kim, Youngsam Kim

01.12.2014 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Possible molecular mechanisms linking air pollution and asthma in children

Susanna Esposito, Rossana Tenconi, Mara Lelii, Valentina Preti, Erica Nazzari, Silvia Consolo, Maria Francesca Patria

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Quality of life is associated with physical activity and fitness in cystic fibrosis

Helge Hebestreit, Kerstin Schmid, Stephanie Kieser, Sibylle Junge, Manfred Ballmann, Kristina Roth, Alexandra Hebestreit, Thomas Schenk, Christian Schindler, Hans-Georg Posselt, Susi Kriemler

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Feasibility study for early supported discharge in adults with respiratory infection in the UK

Andrea M Collins, Odiri J Eneje, Carole A Hancock, Daniel G Wootton, Stephen B Gordon

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Resource use by patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia in Europe: analysis of the REACH study

Helmut Ostermann, Javier Garau, Jesús Medina, Esther Pascual, Kyle McBride, Francesco Blasi

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Taking Healthy Steps: rationale, design and baseline characteristics of a randomized trial of a pedometer-based internet-mediated walking program in veterans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Carlos H Martinez, Marilyn L Moy, Huong Q Nguyen, Miriam Cohen, Reema Kadri, Pia Roman, Robert G Holleman, Hyungjin Myra Kim, David E Goodrich, Nicholas D Giardino, Caroline R Richardson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Anemia and iron deficiency in COPD patients: prevalence and the effects of correction of the anemia with erythropoiesis stimulating agents and intravenous iron

Donald S Silverberg, Ram Mor, Melanie Tia Weu, Doron Schwartz, Idit F Schwartz, Gil Chernin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Airway, but not serum or urinary, levels of YKL-40 reflect inflammation in early cystic fibrosis lung disease

Emmanuelle Fantino, Catherine L Gangell, Dominik Hartl, Peter D Sly

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Inflammatory and cytotoxic effects of acrolein, nicotine, acetylaldehyde and cigarette smoke extract on human nasal epithelial cells

David M Comer, Joseph Stuart Elborn, Madeleine Ennis

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Secondary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis complicating myelodysplastic syndrome results in worsening of prognosis: a retrospective cohort study in Japan

Haruyuki Ishii, John F Seymour, Ryushi Tazawa, Yoshikazu Inoue, Naoyuki Uchida, Aya Nishida, Yoshihito Kogure, Takeshi Saraya, Keisuke Tomii, Toshinori Takada, Yuko Itoh, Masayuki Hojo, Toshio Ichiwata, Hajime Goto, Koh Nakata

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

T cell receptor-Vβ repertoires in lung and blood CD4+ and CD8+T cells of pulmonary sarcoidosis patients

Kerstin M Ahlgren, Tina Ruckdeschel, Anders Eklund, Jan Wahlström, Johan Grunewald

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Aspergillus spp. colonization in exhaled breath condensate of lung cancer patients from Puglia Region of Italy

Giovanna E Carpagnano, Donato Lacedonia, Grazia Pia Palladino, Giuseppe Logrieco, Elisabetta Crisetti, Antonia Susca, Antonio Logrieco, Maria P Foschino-Barbaro

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Relationship between CT air trapping criteria and lung function in small airway impairment quantification

Sébastien Bommart, Grégory Marin, Arnaud Bourdin, Nicolas Molinari, François Klein, Maurice Hayot, Isabelle Vachier, Pascal Chanez, Jacques Mercier, Hélène Vernhet-Kovacsik

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Thoracic gas compression during forced expiration in patients with emphysema, interstitial lung disease and obesity

Päivi L Piirilä, Ulla Hodgson, Tomi Wuorimaa, Hans-Jürgen Smith, Anssi RA Sovijärvi

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

BCG-induced pneumonitis with lymphocytic pleurisy in the absence of elevated KL-6

Makoto Tobiume, Tsutomu Shinohara, Takahira Kuno, Shinji Mukai, Keishi Naruse, Nobuo Hatakeyama, Fumitaka Ogushi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Benefits of whole-body vibration to people with COPD: a community-based efficacy trial

Trentham Furness, Corey Joseph, Geraldine Naughton, Liam Welsh, Christian Lorenzen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prevalence of asthma, rhinitis and eczema symptoms in rural and urban school-aged children from Oropeza Province - Bolivia: a cross-sectional study

María Teresa Solis Soto, Armando Patiño, Dennis Nowak, Katja Radon

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Extrafine Beclomethasone/formoterol compared to Fluticasone/salmeterol Combination Therapy in COPD

Dave Singh, Gabriele Nicolini, Eddi Bindi, Massimo Corradi, Daniele Guastalla, Jorg Kampschulte, Władysław Pierzchała, Abdullah Sayiner, Mária Szilasi, Claudio Terzano, Jørgen Vestbo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Asthma incidence and risk factors in a national longitudinal sample of adolescent Canadians: a prospective cohort study

Joshua A Lawson, Ian Janssen, Mark W Bruner, Alomgir Hossain, William Pickett

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Transient paradoxical bronchospasm associated with inhalation of the LAMA AZD9164: analysis of two Phase I, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies

Carin Jorup, Thomas Bengtsson, Kerstin Strandgården, Ulf Sjöbring

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

mAChRs activation induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition on lung epithelial cells

Kai Yang, Yun Song, Ya-Bing Tang, Zu-Peng Xu, Wei Zhou, Li-Na Hou, Liang Zhu, Zhi-Hua Yu, Hong-Zhuan Chen, Yong-Yao Cui

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

High prevalence of altered cardiac repolarization in patients with COPD

Noriane A Sievi, Christian F Clarenbach, Giovanni Camen, Valentina A Rossi, Arnoldus JR van Gestel, Malcolm Kohler

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Real-life use of fluticasone propionate/salmeterol in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a French observational study

Nicolas Roche, Céline Pribil, Eric Van Ganse, Philippe Serrier, Bruno Housset, Déborah Poirier, Nathalie Texier, Stéphane Schück, Isabelle Boucot

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Increased respiratory drive relates to severity of dyspnea in systemic sclerosis

Maarten K Ninaber, Willem BGJ Hamersma, Annemie JM Schuerwegh, Jan Stolk

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of same day diagnostic tools including Gene Xpert and unstimulated IFN-γ for the evaluation of pleural tuberculosis: a prospective cohort study

Richard Meldau, Jonny Peter, Grant Theron, Greg Calligaro, Brian Allwood, Greg Symons, Hoosain Khalfey, Gina Ntombenhle, Ureshnie Govender, Anke Binder, Richard van Zyl-Smit, Keertan Dheda

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Transient vascular and long-term alveolar deficits following a hyperoxic injury to neonatal mouse lung

Alexandra B Firsova, Timothy J Cole, Richard Mollard

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Benefits of whole body vibration training in patients hospitalised for COPD exacerbations - a randomized clinical trial

Timm Greulich, Christoph Nell, Janine Koepke, Juliane Fechtel, Maja Franke, Bernd Schmeck, Daniel Haid, Sandra Apelt, Silke Filipovic, Klaus Kenn, Sabina Janciauskiene, Claus Vogelmeier, Andreas Rembert Koczulla

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Serum heat shock protein 47 levels are elevated in acute interstitial pneumonia

Tomoyuki Kakugawa, Shin-ichi Yokota, Yuji Ishimatsu, Tomayoshi Hayashi, Shota Nakashima, Shintaro Hara, Noriho Sakamoto, Hiroshi Kubota, Mariko Mine, Yasuhiro Matsuoka, Hiroshi Mukae, Kazuhiro Nagata, Shigeru Kohno

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validity of a questionnaire-based diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a general population-based study

Nicola Murgia, Jonas Brisman, Annika Claesson, Giacomo Muzi, Anna-Carin Olin, Kjell Torén

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

PROLONG: a cluster controlled trial to examine identification of patients with COPD with poor prognosis and implementation of proactive palliative care

Ria G Duenk, Yvonne Heijdra, Stans C Verhagen, Richard PNR Dekhuijzen, Kris CP Vissers, Yvonne Engels

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effectiveness of non-pharmacological healthcare interventions for asthma management during pregnancy: a systematic review

Elida Zairina, Kay Stewart, Michael J Abramson, Johnson George

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A cross-sectional study of the identification of prevalent asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among initiators of long-acting β-agonists in health insurance claims data

David D Dore, Najat Ziyadeh, Bin Cai, C Robin Clifford, Heather Norman, John D Seeger

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Longterm follow-up in European respiratory health studies – patterns and implications

Ane Johannessen, Giuseppe Verlato, Bryndis Benediktsdottir, Bertil Forsberg, Karl Franklin, Thorarinn Gislason, Mathias Holm, Christer Janson, Rain Jögi, Eva Lindberg, Ferenc Macsali, Ernst Omenaas, Francisco Gomez Real, Eirunn Waatevik Saure, Vivi Schlünssen, Torben Sigsgaard, Trude Duelien Skorge, Cecilie Svanes, Kjell Torén, Marie Waatevik, Roy Miodini Nilsen, Roberto de Marco

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pulmonary delivery of docosahexaenoic acid mitigates bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis

Hongyun Zhao, Yee Chan-Li, Samuel L Collins, Yuan Zhang, Robert W Hallowell, Wayne Mitzner, Maureen R Horton

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Internet access and use by COPD patients in the National Emphysema/COPD Association Survey

Carlos H Martinez, Beth L St Jean, Craig A Plauschinat, Barbara Rogers, Julen Beresford, Fernando J Martinez, Caroline R Richardson, MeiLan K Han

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Swallowing transit times and valleculae residue in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Rosane de Deus Chaves, Fernanda Chiarion Sassi, Laura Davison Mangilli, Shri Krishna Jayanthi, Alberto Cukier, Bruno Zilberstein, Claudia Regina Furquim de Andrade

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Exhaled breath profiling for diagnosing acute respiratory distress syndrome

Lieuwe DJ Bos, Marcus J Schultz, Peter J Sterk

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Determination of respiratory gas flow by electrical impedance tomography in an animal model of mechanical ventilation

Marc Bodenstein, Stefan Boehme, Stephan Bierschock, Andreas Vogt, Matthias David, Klaus Markstaller

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Determinants of exercise capacity in cystic fibrosis patients with mild-to-moderate lung disease

Jean Pastré, Anne Prévotat, Catherine Tardif, Carole Langlois, Alain Duhamel, Benoit Wallaert

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pulmonary symptoms and diagnoses are associated with HIV in the MACS and WIHS cohorts

Matthew R Gingo, Goundappa K Balasubramani, Thomas B Rice, Lawrence Kingsley, Eric C Kleerup, Roger Detels, Eric C Seaberg, Ruth M Greenblatt, Susan Holman, Laurence Huang, Sarah H Sutton, Marnie Bertolet, Alison Morris

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Can cholesterol be used to distinguish pleural exudates from transudates? evidence from a bivariate meta-analysis

Yongchun Shen, Hong Zhu, Chun Wan, Lei Chen, Tao Wang, Ting Yang, Fuqiang Wen

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Alveolar epithelial cells undergo epithelial-mesenchymal transition in acute interstitial pneumonia: a case report

Hongbo Li, Jinjin Zhang, Xiaodong Song, Tao Wang, Zhi Li, Dong Hao, Xiaozhi Wang, Qingyin Zheng, Cuiping Mao, Pan Xu, Changjun Lv

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Soluble receptor for advanced glycation end-products and progression of airway disease

Hiroshi Iwamoto, Jing Gao, Ville Pulkkinen, Tuula Toljamo, Pentti Nieminen, Witold Mazur

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impairment of pulmonary vascular reserve and right ventricular systolic reserve in pulmonary arterial hypertension

Enric Domingo, Juan C Grignola, Rio Aguilar, Christian Arredondo, Nadia Bouteldja, Manuel López Messeguer, Antonio Roman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Efficacy of a multifactorial intervention on therapeutic adherence in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a randomized controlled trial

José Leiva-Fernández, Francisca Leiva-Fernández, Antonio García-Ruiz, Daniel Prados-Torres, Pilar Barnestein-Fonseca

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Usefulness of reinforcing interventions on continuous positive airway pressure compliance

Anna Lo Bue, Adriana Salvaggio, Serena Iacono Isidoro, Salvatore Romano, Oreste Marrone, Giuseppe Insalaco

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Genetic test to stop smoking (GeTSS) trial protocol: randomised controlled trial of a genetic test (Respiragene) and Auckland formula to assess lung cancer risk

John AA Nichols, Paul Grob, Simon de Lusignan, Wendy Kite, Peter Williams

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparative chest computed tomography findings of non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung diseases and pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with acid fast bacilli smear-positive sputum

Mei-Kang Yuan, Cheng-Yu Chang, Ping-Huang Tsai, Yuan-Ming Lee, Jen-Wu Huang, Shih-Chieh Chang

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease receiving physical therapy: a cohort-nested randomised controlled trial

Emmylou Beekman, Ilse Mesters, Erik JM Hendriks, Jean WM Muris, Geertjan Wesseling, Silvia MAA Evers, Guus M Asijee, Annemieke Fastenau, Hannah N Hoffenkamp, Rik Gosselink, Onno CP van Schayck, Rob A de Bie

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Assessment of stigma in patients with cystic fibrosis

Smita Pakhale, Michael Armstrong, Crystal Holly, Rojiemiahd Edjoc, Ena Gaudet, Shawn Aaron, Giorgio Tasca, William Cameron, Louise Balfour

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Bronchial asthma is associated with increased risk of chronic kidney disease

Hui-Ling Huang, Shinn-Ying Ho, Chien-Hsun Li, Fang-Ying Chu, Li-Ping Ciou, Hua-Chin Lee, Wen-Liang Chen, Nian-Sheng Tzeng

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase determines the susceptibility to cigarette smoke-induced emphysema in mice

Satoshi Marumo, Yuma Hoshino, Hirofumi Kiyokawa, Naoya Tanabe, Atsuyasu Sato, Emiko Ogawa, Shigeo Muro, Toyohiro Hirai, Michiaki Mishima

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Significance of fractional exhaled nitric oxide in chronic eosinophilic pneumonia: a retrospective cohort study

Ji Young Park, Taehoon Lee, Hongyeul Lee, Yeon Joo Lee, Jong Sun Park, Young-Jae Cho, Ho Il Yoon, Jae Ho Lee, Choon-Taek Lee

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Dynamics of soluble and cellular inflammatory markers in nasal lavage obtained from Cystic Fibrosis patients during intravenous antibiotic treatment

Julia Hentschel, Manuela Jäger, Natalie Beiersdorf, Nele Fischer, Franziska Doht, Ruth K Michl, Thomas Lehmann, Udo R Markert, Klas Böer, Peter M Keller, Mathias W Pletz, Jochen G Mainz

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Relationship of redundant Th17 cells and IL-17A, but not IL-17 F, with the severity of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS)

Lin Ying, Hequan Li, Zhijie Pan, Shanni Ma, Pei Zhang, Qing Wang, Guohua Lu, Jianying Zhou

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Extraordinary response to crizotinib in a woman with squamous cell lung cancer after two courses of failed chemotherapy

Qiushi Wang, Yong He, Xin Yang, Yubo Wang, Hualiang Xiao

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Whole lung lavage combined with Granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor inhalation for an adult case of refractory pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

Hong yan Yu, Xue feng Sun, Yan xun Wang, Zuo jun Xu, Hui Huang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Double-blind controlled trial of lecithinized superoxide dismutase in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia – short term evaluation of safety and tolerability

Koichiro Kamio, Arata Azuma, Ken Ohta, Yukihiko Sugiyama, Toshihiro Nukiwa, Shoji Kudoh, Tohru Mizushima

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pulmonary function in patients with Huntington’s Disease

Alvaro Reyes, Travis Cruickshank, Mel Ziman, Kazunori Nosaka

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Disease knowledge level is a noteworthy risk factor of anxiety and depression in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a cross-sectional study

Qiao Zhang, Jiangrong Liao, Xiuqing Liao, Xiuling Wu, Min Wan, Changzheng Wang, Qianli Ma

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Upregulation of the tight junction protein occludin: effects on ventilation-induced lung injury and mechanisms of action

Mengjie Liu, Changping Gu, Yuelan Wang

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The PROTECCT-M study: a cohort study investigating associations between novel specific biomarkers, patient-related, healthcare system markers and the trajectory of COPD patients treated in primary care

Jens Søndergaard, Anders Halling

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Altered mucosal immune response after acute lung injury in a murine model of Ataxia Telangiectasia

Olaf Eickmeier, Su Youn Kim, Eva Herrmann, Constanze Döring, Ruth Duecker, Sandra Voss, Sibylle Wehner, Christoph Hölscher, Julia Pietzner, Stefan Zielen, Ralf Schubert

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Differential expression of C-Reactive protein and Serum amyloid A in different cell types in the lung tissue of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

Carmen Calero, Elena Arellano, Jose Luis Lopez-Villalobos, Verónica Sánchez-López, Nicolás Moreno-Mata, José Luis López-Campos

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Similar matrix alterations in alveolar and small airway walls of COPD patients

Irene MJ Eurlings, Mieke A Dentener, Jack PM Cleutjens, Carine J Peutz, Gernot GU Rohde, Emiel FM Wouters, Niki L Reynaert

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Daily activity during stability and exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Ayedh D Alahmari, Anant RC Patel, Beverly S Kowlessar, Alex J Mackay, Richa Singh, Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Gavin C Donaldson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Targeting peripheral blood pro-inflammatory cytotoxic lymphocytes by inhibiting CD137 expression: novel potential treatment for COPD

Greg Hodge, Mark Holmes, Hubertus Jersmann, Paul N Reynolds, Sandra Hodge

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Flagellin concentrations in expectorations from cystic fibrosis patients

Viviane Balloy, Guiti Thévenot, Thierry Bienvenu, Philippe Morand, Harriet Corvol, Annick Clement, Reuben Ramphal, Dominique Hubert, Michel Chignard

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cerebrovascular responses to submaximal exercise in women with COPD

Sara E Hartmann, Richard Leigh, Marc J Poulin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pattern of respiratory diseases in children presenting to the paediatric emergency unit of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu: a case series report

Tagbo Oguonu, Chikaodinaka Adaeze Ayuk, Benedict Onyeka Edelu, Ikenna Kingsley Ndu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Inflammatory cytokine response to exercise in alpha-1-antitrypsin deficient COPD patients ‘on’ or ‘off’ augmentation therapy

I Mark Olfert, Moh H Malek, Tomas ML Eagan, Harrieth Wagner, Peter D Wagner

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Treatment adherence and health outcomes in patients with bronchiectasis

Amanda R McCullough, Michael M Tunney, Alexandra L Quittner, J Stuart Elborn, Judy M Bradley, Carmel M Hughes

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pseudomonas aeruginosaisolates in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: characterization and risk factors

Miguel Gallego, Xavier Pomares, Mateu Espasa, Eva Castañer, Mar Solé, David Suárez, Eduard Monsó, Concepción Montón

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The Cohort for Childhood Origin of Asthma and allergic diseases (COCOA) study: design, rationale and methods

Hyeon-Jong Yang, So-Yeon Lee, Dong In Suh, Youn Ho Shin, Byoung-Ju Kim, Ju-Hee Seo, Hyoung Yoon Chang, Kyung Won Kim, Kangmo Ahn, Yee-Jin Shin, Kyung-Sook Lee, Cheol Min Lee, Se-Young Oh, Ho Kim, Jong-Han Leem, Hwan-Cheol Kim, Eun-Jin Kim, Joo-Shil Lee, Soo-Jong Hong

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An autopsy study of combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema: correlations among clinical, radiological, and pathological features

Minoru Inomata, Soichiro Ikushima, Nobuyasu Awano, Keisuke Kondoh, Kohta Satake, Masahiro Masuo, Yuji Kusunoki, Atsuko Moriya, Hiroyuki Kamiya, Tsunehiro Ando, Noriyo Yanagawa, Toshio Kumasaka, Takashi Ogura, Fumikazu Sakai, Arata Azuma, Akihiko Gemma, Tamiko Takemura

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Efficacy and safety of moxifloxacin in community acquired pneumonia: a prospective, multicenter, observational study (CAPRIVI)

Ilija Kuzman, Alexandr Bezlepko, Irena Kondova Topuzovska, László Rókusz, Liudmyla Iudina, Hans-Peter Marschall, Thomas Petri

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of sex hormones on bronchial reactivity during the menstrual cycle

Maria Matteis, Francesca Polverino, Giuseppe Spaziano, Fiorentina Roviezzo, Carlo Santoriello, Nikol Sullo, Maria Rosaria Bucci, Francesco Rossi, Mario Polverino, Caroline A Owen, Bruno D’Agostino

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Epigenetics modifications and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The EPIOSA study

Jose M Marin, Jorge Artal, Teresa Martin, Santiago J Carrizo, Marta Andres, Inmaculada Martin-Burriel, Rosa Bolea, Arianne Sanz, Luis Varona, Javier Godino, Begoña Gallego, Jose A Garcia-Erce, Isabel Villar, Victoria Gil, Marta Forner, Jose P Cubero, Luis Ros

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Correlates of exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) at home among non-smoking adults in Bangladesh: findings from the ITC Bangladesh survey

Abu S Abdullah, Pete Driezen, Genevieve Sansone, Nigar Nargis, Ghulam AKM Hussain, Anne CK Quah, Geoffrey T Fong

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Parameters of lung inflammation in asthmatic as compared to healthy children in a contaminated city

Benigno Linares Segovia, Gabriela Cortés Sandoval, Norma Amador Licona, Juan Manuel Guízar Mendoza, Estela Núñez Lemus, Diana Olivia Rocha Amador, Xóchitl Sofía Ramírez Gómez, Rebeca Monroy Torres

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Efficacy and safety of fluticasone furoate 100 μg and 200 μg once daily in the treatment of moderate-severe asthma in adults and adolescents: a 24-week randomised study

Ashley Woodcock, Jan Lötvall, William W Busse, Eric D Bateman, Sally Stone, Anna Ellsworth, Loretta Jacques

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Short-term glutamine supplementation decreases lung inflammation and the receptor for advanced glycation end-products expression in direct acute lung injury in mice

Yin-Ching Chuang, Huey-Mei Shaw, Chi-Chung Chen, He-Jia Pan, Wei-Chih Lai, Hui-Ling Huang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Nanoparticle uptake by airway phagocytes after fungal spore challenge in murine allergic asthma and chronic bronchitis

Marianne Geiser, Christoph Wigge, Melanie L Conrad, Sylvie Eigeldinger-Berthou, Lisa Künzi, Holger Garn, Harald Renz, Marcus A Mall

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Long-term smoking increases the need for acute care among asthma patients: a case control study

Paula Kauppi, Henna Kupiainen, Ari Lindqvist, Tari Haahtela, Tarja Laitinen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

COPD exacerbation severity and frequency is associated with impaired macrophage efferocytosis of eosinophils

Osama Eltboli, Mona Bafadhel, Fay Hollins, Adam Wright, Beverley Hargadon, Neeta Kulkarni, Christopher Brightling

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Astragalin inhibits airway eotaxin-1 induction and epithelial apoptosis through modulating oxidative stress-responsive MAPK signaling

In-Hee Cho, Ju-Hyun Gong, Min-Kyung Kang, Eun-Jung Lee, Jung Han Yoon Park, Sang-Jae Park, Young-Hee Kang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Inflammatory response in mixed viral-bacterial community-acquired pneumonia

Salvador Bello, Elisa Mincholé, Sergio Fandos, Ana B Lasierra, María A Ruiz, Ana L Simon, Carolina Panadero, Carlos Lapresta, Rosario Menendez, Antoni Torres

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of the effects of pulmonary rehabilitation with chest physical therapy on the levels of fibrinogen and albumin in patients with lung cancer awaiting lung resection: a randomized clinical trial

Maria Tereza Aguiar Pessoa Morano, Rafael Mesquita, Guilherme Pinheiro Ferreira Da Silva, Amanda Souza Araújo, Juliana Maria De Sousa Pinto, Antero Gomes Neto, Cyntia Maria Sampaio Viana, Manoel Odorico De Moraes Filho, Eanes Delgado Barros Pereira

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Randomized study of the safety, pharmacokinetics, and bronchodilatory efficacy of a proprietary glycopyrronium metered-dose inhaler in study patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Stephen Rennard, Charles Fogarty, Colin Reisner, Carlos Fernandez, Tracy Fischer, Michael Golden, Earl St Rose, Patrick Darken, Gregory Tardie, Chadwick Orevillo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Lung fibrotic tenascin-C upregulation is associated with other extracellular matrix proteins and induced by TGFβ1

Susanna Estany, Vanesa Vicens-Zygmunt, Roger Llatjós, Ana Montes, Rosa Penín, Ignacio Escobar, Antoni Xaubet, Salud Santos, Frederic Manresa, Jordi Dorca, Maria Molina-Molina

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evidence of mycobacterial disease in COPD patients with lung volume reduction surgery; the importance of histological assessment of specimens: a cohort study

Anjali Char, Nick S Hopkinson, David M Hansell, Andrew G Nicholson, Emily C Shaw, Samuel J Clark, Philip Sedgwick, Robert Wilson, Simon Jordan, Michael R Loebinger

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A controlled study of community-based exercise training in patients with moderate COPD

Shefalee Amin, Marlon Abrazado, Molly Quinn, Thomas W Storer, Chi-Hong Tseng, Christopher B Cooper

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Alveolar nitric oxide and its role in pediatric asthma control assessment

Olaia Sardón, Paula Corcuera, Ane Aldasoro, Javier Korta, Javier Mintegui, José I Emparanza, Eduardo G Pérez-Yarza

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pneumococcal pneumonia: differences according to blood culture results

Alberto Capelastegui, Rafael Zalacain, Amaia Bilbao, Mikel Egurrola, Luis Alberto Ruiz Iturriaga, Jose M Quintana, Ainhoa Gomez, Cristobal Esteban, Pedro P España

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impact of air pollution on respiratory diseases in children with recurrent wheezing or asthma

Susanna Esposito, Carlotta Galeone, Mara Lelii, Benedetta Longhi, Beatrice Ascolese, Laura Senatore, Elisabetta Prada, Valentina Montinaro, Stefano Malerba, Maria Francesca Patria, Nicola Principi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Yield of close contact tracing using two different programmatic approaches from tuberculosis index cases: a retrospective quasi-experimental study

Carla Loredo, Michelle Cailleaux–Cezar, Anne Efron, Fernanda Carvalho Queiroz de Mello, Marcus Barreto Conde

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluation of oxygen prescription in relation to hospital admission rate in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Alice M Turner, Sourav Sen, Cathryn Steeley, Yasmin Khan, Pamela Sweeney, Yvonne Richards, Rahul Mukherjee

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effectiveness of the Assessment of Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (ABC) tool: study protocol of a cluster randomised trial in primary and secondary care

Annerika HM Slok, Johannes CCM in ’t Veen, Niels H Chavannes, Thys van der Molen, Maureen PMH Rutten-van Mölken, Huib AM Kerstjens, Guus M Asijee, Philippe L Salomé, Sebastiaan Holverda, Richard PN Dekhuijzen, Denise Schuiten, Gerard van Breukelen, Daniel Kotz, Onno CP van Schayck

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health-related quality of life and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in early stages – longitudinal results from the population-based KORA cohort in a working age population

Margarethe E Wacker, Matthias Hunger, Stefan Karrasch, Joachim Heinrich, Annette Peters, Holger Schulz, Rolf Holle

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The significance of the F variant of alpha-1-antitrypsin and unique case report of a PiFF homozygote

Nicola Jane Sinden, Firas Koura, Robert Andrew Stockley

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Seasonal variation of serum KL-6 concentrations is greater in patients with hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Hiroshi Ohnishi, Shintaro Miyamoto, Shigeo Kawase, Tetsuya Kubota, Akihito Yokoyama

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Determinants of outcome of solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura: an observational cohort study

Daniel Franzen, Matthias Diebold, Alex Soltermann, Didier Schneiter, Peter Kestenholz, Rolf Stahel, Walter Weder, Malcolm Kohler

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Retrospective observational study of diagnostic accuracy of the Xpert® MTB/RIF assay on fiberoptic bronchoscopy sampling for early diagnosis of smear-negative or sputum-scarce patients with suspected tuberculosis

Pierre Le Palud, Vincent Cattoir, Brigitte Malbruny, Romain Magnier, Karine Campbell, Youssef Oulkhouir, Gérard Zalcman, Emmanuel Bergot

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cardiorespiratory responses to 6-minute walk test in interstitial lung disease: not always a submaximal test

Anne E Holland, Leona Dowman, Julio Fiore Jr, Danny Brazzale, Catherine J Hill, Christine F McDonald

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Monocyte interaction accelerates HCl-induced lung epithelial remodeling

Qiuhua Chen, Alice Aili Luo, Haibo Qiu, Bing Han, Bruce Hsin-Kuo Ko, Arthur S Slutsky, Haibo Zhang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Sleep-related breathing disorders and gait variability: a cross-sectional preliminary study

Sébastien Celle, Cédric Annweiler, Richard Camicioli, Jean-Claude Barthélémy, Frédéric Roche, Olivier Beauchet

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Lung transplantation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review of the literature

Kristin D Kistler, Luba Nalysnyk, Philip Rotella, Dirk Esser

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A symptom-related monitoring program following pulmonary embolism for the early detection of CTEPH: a prospective observational registry study

Matthias Held, Alexander Hesse, Franziska Gött, Regina Holl, Gudrun Hübner, Philipp Kolb, Heinz Jakob Langen, Tobias Romen, Franziska Walter, Hans Joachim Schäfers, Heinrike Wilkens, Berthold Jany

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Mobile-phone-based home exercise training program decreases systemic inflammation in COPD: a pilot study

Chun-Hua Wang, Pai-Chien Chou, Wen-Ching Joa, Li-Fei Chen, Te-Fang Sheng, Shu-Chuan Ho, Horng-Chyuan Lin, Chien-Da Huang, Fu-Tsai Chung, Kian Fan Chung, Han-Pin Kuo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Serum angiopoietin is associated with lung function in patients with asthma: a retrospective cohort study

Kuk-Young Moon, PuReun-HaNeul Lee, Sung-Woo Park, Choon-Sik Park, An-Soo Jang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Respiratory virus is a real pathogen in immunocompetent community-acquired pneumonia: comparing to influenza like illness and volunteer controls

Yangqing Zhan, Zifeng Yang, Rongchang Chen, Yutao Wang, Wenda Guan, Suishan Zhao

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Serum thyroid-stimulating hormone levels are not associated with exercise capacity and lung function parameters in two population-based studies

Till Ittermann, Sven Gläser, Ralf Ewert, Stephan Felix, Henry Völzke, Marcus Dörr

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Indoor pollutant exposure is associated with heightened respiratory symptoms in atopic compared to non-atopic individuals with COPD

Deepak A Kaji, Andrew J Belli, Meredith C McCormack, Elizabeth C Matsui, D’Ann L Williams, Laura Paulin, Nirupama Putcha, Roger D Peng, Gregory B Diette, Patrick N Breysse, Nadia N Hansel

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Non specific pattern of lung function in a respiratory physiology unit: causes and prevalence: results of an observational cross-sectional and longitudinal study

Brigitte Chevalier-Bidaud, Karine Gillet-Juvin, Etienne Callens, Romain Chenu, Sémia Graba, Mohamed Essalhi, Christophe Delclaux

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validating hospital admission criteria for decision support in pneumonia

Barbara E Jones, Jason P Jones, Caroline G Vines, Nathan C Dean

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of cardiovascular co-morbidities and CPAP use in patients with positional and non-positional mild obstructive sleep apnea

Yi-Chih Huang, Chun-Yao Lin, Chou-Chin Lan, Yao-Kuang Wu, Chor-Shen Lim, Chun-Yao Huang, Hsuan-Li Huang, Kuan-Hung Yeh, Yu-Chih Liu, Mei-Chen Yang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Nucleotide-oligomerizing domain-1 (NOD1) receptor activation induces pro-inflammatory responses and autophagy in human alveolar macrophages

Esmeralda Juárez, Claudia Carranza, Fernando Hernández-Sánchez, Elva Loyola, Dante Escobedo, Juan Carlos León-Contreras, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, Martha Torres, Eduardo Sada

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Role of C-reactive protein as a biomarker for prediction of the severity of pulmonary exacerbations in patients with cystic fibrosis

Rosa Maria Girón-Moreno, José L Justicia, Sara Yamamoto, Claudia Valenzuela, Carolina Cisneros, Rosa Mar Gómez-Punter, Gilda Fernandes-Vasconcelos, Julio Ancochea

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Factors affecting mortality following emergency admission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Wakae Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Hideo Yasunaga, Mitsuhiro Sunohara, Taisuke Jo, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Kazutaka Takami, Takahide Nagase

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effect of perinatal anxiety on bronchiolitis is influenced by polymorphisms in ROS-related genes

Eun Lee, Hyoung Yoon Chang, Kyung-Sook Lee, Dong In Suh, Ho-Sung Yu, Mi-Jin Kang, In Ae Choi, Jinah Park, Kyung Won Kim, Youn Ho Shin, Kang Mo Ahn, Ja-Young Kwon, Suk-Joo Choi, Kyung-Ju Lee, Hye-Sung Won, Song I Yang, Young-Ho Jung, Hyung Young Kim, Ju-Hee Seo, Ji-Won Kwon, Byoung-Ju Kim, Hyo-Bin Kim, So-Yeon Lee, Eun-Jin Kim, Joo-Shil Lee, Katherine M Keyes, Yee-Jin Shin, Soo-Jong Hong, the COCOA study group

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Self-reported exercise and longitudinal outcomes in cystic fibrosis: a retrospective cohort study

Joseph M Collaco, Scott M Blackman, Karen S Raraigh, Christopher B Morrow, Garry R Cutting, Shruti M Paranjape

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Indacaterol improves lung hyperinflation and physical activity in patients with moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

Henrik Watz, Felix Krippner, Anne Kirsten, Helgo Magnussen, Claus Vogelmeier

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Intestinal current measurement versus nasal potential difference measurements for diagnosis of cystic fibrosis: a case–control study

Azadeh Bagheri-Hanson, Sebastian Nedwed, Claudia Rueckes-Nilges, Lutz Naehrlich

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The correlation between the bronchial hyperresponsiveness to methacholine and asthma like symptoms by GINA questionnaires for the diagnosis of asthma

So Yeon Lim, Young Joo Jo, Eun Mi Chun

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Genetic polymorphisms and risk of recurrent wheezing in pediatric age

Susanna Esposito, Valentina Ierardi, Cristina Daleno, Alessia Scala, Leonardo Terranova, Claudia Tagliabue, Walter Peves Rios, Claudio Pelucchi, Nicola Principi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Non-emphysematous chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with diabetes mellitus

Craig P Hersh, Barry J Make, David A Lynch, R Graham Barr, Russell P Bowler, Peter MA Calverley, Peter J Castaldi, Michael H Cho, Harvey O Coxson, Dawn L DeMeo, Marilyn G Foreman, MeiLan K Han, Benjamin J Harshfield, John E Hokanson, Sharon Lutz, Joe W Ramsdell, Elizabeth A Regan, Stephen I Rennard, Joyce D Schroeder, Frank C Sciurba, Robert M Steiner, Ruth Tal-Singer, Edwin JR van Beek, Edwin K Silverman, James D Crapo, the COPDGene and ECLIPSE Investigators

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison between breathing and aerobic exercise on clinical control in patients with moderate-to-severe asthma: protocol of a randomized trial

Karen B Evaristo, Milene G Saccomani, Milton A Martins, Alberto Cukier, Rafael Stelmach, Marcos R Rodrigues, Danilo F Santaella, Celso RF Carvalho

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Does the 2013 GOLD classification improve the ability to predict lung function decline, exacerbations and mortality: a post-hoc analysis of the 4-year UPLIFT trial

Lucas M A Goossens, Inge Leimer, Norbert Metzdorf, Karin Becker, Maureen P M H Rutten-van Mölken

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Subcutaneous implant with etonogestrel (Implanon®) for catamenial exacerbations in a patient with cystic fibrosis: a case report

Adelaida Lamas, Luis Máiz, Marta Ruiz de Valbuena, José Manuel González-Casbas, Lucrecia Suárez

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Oxygen kinetics during 6-minute walk tests in patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease

Lukas Kern, Sophie Condrau, Florent Baty, Jan Wiegand, Arno JR van Gestel, Andrea Azzola, Michael Tamm, Martin Brutsche

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Diagnostic yield of transbronchial cryobiopsy in non-neoplastic lung disease: a retrospective case series

Sergej Griff, Nicolas Schönfeld, Wilhelm Ammenwerth, Torsten-Gerriet Blum, Christian Grah, Torsten T Bauer, Wolfram Grüning, Thomas Mairinger, Henrik Wurps

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effect of the novel phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor MEM 1414 on the allergen induced responses in mild asthma

Brian R Leaker, Dave Singh, Ferhana Y Ali, Peter J Barnes, Brian O’Connor

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Development of microscopic polyangiitis-related pulmonary fibrosis in a patient with autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

Yuhei Kinehara, Hiroshi Kida, Yoshikazu Inoue, Masaki Hirose, Akihiko Nakabayashi, Yoshiko Takeuchi, Yoshitomo Hayama, Kiyoharu Fukushima, Haruhiko Hirata, Koji Inoue, Toshiyuki Minami, Izumi Nagatomo, Yoshito Takeda, Toshiki Funakoshi, Takashi Kijima, Atsushi Kumanogoh

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Genetic variants in ADAM33 are associated with airway inflammation and lung function in COPD

Xinyan Wang, Wan Li, Kun Huang, Xiaowen Kang, Zhaoguo Li, Chengcheng Yang, Xiaomei Wu, Lina Chen

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Protocol for a mixed-methods study of supplemental oxygen in pulmonary fibrosis

Amanda Belkin, Kaitlin Fier, Karen Albright, Susan Baird, Brenda Crowe, Linda Eres, Marjorie Korn, Leslie Maginn, Mark McCormick, Elisabeth D Root, Thomas Vierzba, Frederick S Wamboldt, Jeffrey J Swigris

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cisplatin sensitivity is enhanced in non-small cell lung cancer cells by regulating epithelial-mesenchymal transition through inhibition of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 5A2

Guodong Xu, Hui Yu, Xinbao Shi, Lebo Sun, Qingyun Zhou, Dawei Zheng, Huoshun Shi, Ni Li, Xianning Zhang, Guofeng Shao

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinical significance of mTOR, ZEB1, ROCK1 expression in lung tissues of pulmonary fibrosis patients

Jong Sun Park, Hyo Jin Park, Young Sik Park, Sang-Min Lee, Jae-Joon Yim, Chul-Gyu Yoo, Sung Koo Han, Young Whan Kim

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia: clinical associations and outcomes

WenBin Xu, Yi Xiao, HongRui Liu, MingWei Qin, WenJie Zheng, JuHong Shi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Exercise training for asbestos-related and other dust-related respiratory diseases: a randomised controlled trial

Marita T Dale, Zoe J McKeough, Phillip A Munoz, Peter Corte, Peter T P Bye, Jennifer A Alison

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The impact of concomitant pulmonary infection on immune dysregulation in Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia

Chung-Wei Chou, Fang-Chi Lin, Han-Chen Tsai, Shi-Chuan Chang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Sepsis-induced lung inflammation is modulated by insulin

Luciano Ribeiro Filgueiras, Vera L Capelozzi, Joilson O Martins, Sonia Jancar

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Tomographic findings of acute pulmonary toxoplasmosis in immunocompetent patients

Karina de Souza Giassi, Andre Nathan Costa, Andre Apanavicius, Fernando Bin Teixeira, Caio Julio Cesar Fernandes, Alfredo Salim Helito, Ronaldo Adib Kairalla

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Transduction of ferret airway epithelia using a pre-treatment and lentiviral gene vector

Patricia Cmielewski, Nigel Farrow, Martin Donnelley, Chantelle McIntyre, Jahan Penny-Dimri, Tim Kuchel, David Parsons

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of controlled breathing exercises and respiratory muscle training in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: results from evaluating the quality of evidence in systematic reviews

Christine Råheim Borge, Kåre Birger Hagen, Anne Marit Mengshoel, Ernst Omenaas, Torbjørn Moum, Astrid Klopstad Wahl

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Compliance with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for obstructive sleep apnea among privately paying patients- a cross sectional study

Syed Fayyaz Hussain, Muhammad Irfan, Zeeshan Waheed, Naveen Alam, Saba Mansoor, Muhammad Islam

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effectiveness of computerized clinical decision support systems for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care: a systematic review

Mariam Fathima, David Peiris, Pradnya Naik-Panvelkar, Bandana Saini, Carol Lyn Armour

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Design of the randomized, controlled sequential staged treatment of emphysema with upper lobe predominance (STEP-UP) study

Arschang Valipour, Felix JF Herth, Ralf Eberhardt, Pallav L Shah, Avina Gupta, Robert Barry, Erik Henne, Sourish Bandyopadhyay, Greg Snell

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Fixed airways obstruction among patients with severe asthma: findings from the Singapore General Hospital-Severe Asthma Phenotype Study

Anthony Chau Ang Yii, Gan Liang Tan, Keng Leong Tan, Therese Sophie Lapperre, Mariko Siyue Koh

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of targeted therapies for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Ansgar Lange, Anne Prenzler, Martin Frank, Heiko Golpon, Tobias Welte, J-Matthias von der Schulenburg

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation in patients with diffuse interstitial lung diseases

Stefano Aliberti, Grazia Messinesi, Silvia Gamberini, Sveva Maggiolini, Dina Visca, Vanni Galavotti, Fabio Giuliani, Roberto Cosentini, Anna Maria Brambilla, Francesco Blasi, Raffaele Scala, Mauro Carone, Francesca Luisi, Sergio Harari, Antonio Voza, Antonio Esquinas, Alberto Pesci

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Intravenous insulin therapy during lung resection does not affect lung function or surfactant proteins

Zdenek Ručka, Irena Koutná, Lenka Tesařová, Michaela Potěšilová, Stanislav Stejskal, Pavel Šimara, Petr Vaňhara, Jan Doležel, Vaclav Zvoníček, Oldřich Coufal, Ivan Čapov

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

TargetCOPD: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of targeted case finding for COPD versusroutine practice in primary care: protocol

Rachel E Jordan, Peymané Adab, Sue Jowett, Jen L Marsh, Richard D Riley, Alexandra Enocson, Martin R Miller, Brendan G Cooper, Alice M Turner, Jon G Ayres, Kar Keung Cheng, Kate Jolly, Robert A Stockley, Sheila Greenfield, Stanley Siebert, Amanda Daley, David A Fitzmaurice

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Upregulation of activin-B and follistatin in pulmonary fibrosis – a translational study using human biopsies and a specific inhibitor in mouse fibrosis models

Marjukka Myllärniemi, Jussi Tikkanen, Juha J Hulmi, Arja Pasternack, Eva Sutinen, Mikko Rönty, Outi Leppäranta, Hongqiang Ma, Olli Ritvos, Katri Koli

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Efficacy and safety of aclidinium bromide/formoterol fumarate fixed-dose combinations compared with individual components and placebo in patients with COPD (ACLIFORM-COPD): a multicentre, randomised study

Dave Singh, Paul W Jones, Eric D Bateman, Stephanie Korn, Cristina Serra, Eduard Molins, Cynthia Caracta, Esther Garcia Gil, Anne Leselbaum

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Analysis of the bacterial community in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease sputum samples by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and real-time PCR

Dachang Wu, Chenxia Hou, Yanxia Li, Zinan Zhao, Jianjun Liu, Xin Lu, Xueqi Shang, Yi Xin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prognosis of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism in Buenos Aires: a prospective cohort study

Fernando Javier Vazquez, María Lourdes Posadas-Martínez, Fernán González Bernaldo de Quirós, Diego Hernan Giunta

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Normal values of exhaled carbon monoxide in healthy subjects: comparison between two methods of assessment

Umberto Moscato, Andrea Poscia, Riccardo Gargaruti, Giovanni Capelli, Franco Cavaliere

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A systematic review on tracheostomy decannulation: a proposal of a quantitative semiquantitative clinical score

Pierachille Santus, Andrea Gramegna, Dejan Radovanovic, Rita Raccanelli, Vincenzo Valenti, Dimitri Rabbiosi, Michele Vitacca, Stefano Nava

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Symptoms of depression impact the course of lung function in adolescents and adults with cystic fibrosis

Astrid Fidika, Marion Herle, Lutz Goldbeck

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Development of a risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality prediction model for community-acquired pneumonia: a retrospective analysis using a Japanese administrative database

Hironori Uematsu, Susumu Kunisawa, Noriko Sasaki, Hiroshi Ikai, Yuichi Imanaka

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The relationship between physical functional capacity and lung function in obese children and adolescents

Mariana Simões Ferreira, Roberto Teixeira Mendes, Fernando Augusto de Lima Marson, Mariana Porto Zambon, Ilma Aparecida Paschoal, Adyleia Aparecida Dalbo Contrera Toro, Silvana Dalge Severino, Maria Ângela Gonçalves de Oliveira Ribeiro, José Dirceu Ribeiro

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Genes related to emphysema are enriched for ubiquitination pathways

Sergey Stepaniants, I-Ming Wang, Yves Boie, James Mortimer, Brian Kennedy, Mark Elliott, Shizu Hayashi, Honglin Luo, Jerry Wong, Leanna Loy, Silvija Coulter, Christopher J Roberts, James C Hogg, Don D Sin, Gary O’Neill, Michael Crackower, Melody Morris, Peter D Paré, Ma’en Obeidat

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validation of the new COPD assessment test translated into Thai in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chaicharn Pothirat, Sumalee Kiatboonsri, Charoen Chuchottaworn

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

COPD Assessment Test (CAT) score as a predictor of major depression among subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and mild hypoxemia: a case–control study

José Laerte R Silva Júnior, Marcus Barreto Conde, Krislainy de Sousa Corrêa, Christina da Silva, Leonardo da Silva Prestes, Marcelo Fouad Rabahi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Expiratory flow rate, breath hold and anatomic dead space influence electronic nose ability to detect lung cancer

Andras Bikov, Marton Hernadi, Beata Zita Korosi, Laszlo Kunos, Gabriella Zsamboki, Zoltan Sutto, Adam Domonkos Tarnoki, David Laszlo Tarnoki, Gyorgy Losonczy, Ildiko Horvath

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Distinct compartmentalization of SP-A and SP-D in the vasculature and lungs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Hirotaka Nishikiori, Hirofumi Chiba, Shigeru Ariki, Koji Kuronuma, Mitsuo Otsuka, Masanori Shiratori, Kimiyuki Ikeda, Atsushi Watanabe, Yoshio Kuroki, Hiroki Takahashi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pulsed direct and constant direct currents in the pilocarpine iontophoresis sweat chloride test

Carla Cristina Souza Gomez, Maria de Fatima Servidoni, Fernando Augusto de Lima Marson, Paulo Jose Coelho Canavezi, Adriana Mendes Vinagre, Eduardo Tavares Costa, Antonio Fernando Ribeiro, Maria Angela Gonçalves de Oliveira Ribeiro, Adyleia Aparecida Dalbo Contrera Toro, Celia Regina Pavan, Michelle Vivine Sá dos Santos Rondon, Sonia Leticia Silva Lorena, Francisco Ubaldi Vieria Junior, Jose Dirceu Ribeiro

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Is inflammatory chronic obstructive pulmonary disease a coronary heart disease risk equivalent? A longitudinal analysis of the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988–1994

Donna R Parker, Jonathan Liu, Mary B Roberts, Charles B Eaton

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The longitudinal relationship of changes of adiposity to changes in pulmonary function and risk of asthma in a general adult population

Runa V Fenger, Arturo Gonzalez-Quintela, Carmen Vidal, Lise-Lotte Husemoen, Tea Skaaby, Betina H Thuesen, Mette Aadahl, Flemming Madsen, Allan Linneberg

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Aclidinium improves exercise endurance, dyspnea, lung hyperinflation, and physical activity in patients with COPD: a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial

Kai M Beeh, Henrik Watz, Luis Puente-Maestu, Luis de Teresa, Diana Jarreta, Cynthia Caracta, Esther Garcia Gil, Helgo Magnussen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Ventilatory function and cardiovascular disease risk factors: a cross-sectional study in young adults

Vanessa Garcia-Larsen, Patricia Bustos, Hugo Amigo, James Potts, Roberto J Rona

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A dose-ranging study of the bronchodilator effects of abediterol (LAS100977), a long-acting β2-adrenergic agonist, in asthma; a Phase II, randomized study

Dave Singh, Helena Pujol, Anna Ribera, Beatriz Seoane, Eric Massana, Carol Astbury, Sandrine Ruiz, Gonzalo de Miquel

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The incidence of cardiovascular events after hospitalization due to CAP and their association with different inflammatory markers

Olga Rajas, Mara Ortega-Gómez, José María Galván Román, José Curbelo, Guillermo Fernández Jiménez, Lorena Vega Piris, Francisco Rodríguez Salvanes, Belén Arnalich, Sergio Luquero Bueno, Ana Díaz López, Hortensia de la Fuente, Carmen Suárez, Julio Ancochea, Javier Aspa

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Dose response of umeclidinium administered once or twice daily in patients with COPD: a randomised cross-over study

Alison Church, Misba Beerahee, Jean Brooks, Rashmi Mehta, Palvi Shah

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Potential prognostic value of biomarkers in lavage, sputum and serum in a five year clinical follow-up of smokers with and without COPD

Olaf Holz, Benjamin Waschki, Stefan Roepcke, Henrik Watz, Gereon Lauer, Cornelia Faulenbach, Jens M Hohlfeld

01.12.2014 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Visualisation of time-varying respiratory system elastance in experimental ARDS animal models

Erwin J van Drunen, Yeong Shiong Chiew, Christopher Pretty, Geoffrey M Shaw, Bernard Lambermont, Nathalie Janssen, J Geoffrey Chase, Thomas Desaive

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Long-term exposure to muscarinic agonists decreases expression of contractile proteins and responsiveness of rabbit tracheal smooth muscle cells

Rodopi Stamatiou, Efrosini Paraskeva, Anna Vasilaki, Ilias Mylonis, Paschalis Adam Molyvdas, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis, Apostolia Hatziefthimiou

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A rare case of rapidly enlarging tracheal lobular capillary hemangioma presenting as difficult to ventilate acute asthma during pregnancy

Shivesh Prakash, Shailesh Bihari, Ubbo Wiersema

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Utility of the CAT in the therapy assessment of COPD exacerbations in China

You-Hui Tu, Yan Zhang, Guang-He Fei

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Challenging the diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis in a patient carrying the 186-8T/C allelic variant in the CF Transmembrane Conductance Regulator gene

Sara Caldrer, Genny Verzè, Jan Johansson, Claudio Sorio, Chiara Angiari, Mario Buffelli, Baroukh Maurice Assael, Paola Melotti

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Epidemiology and long-term survival of pulmonary arterial hypertension in the Czech Republic: a retrospective analysis of a nationwide registry

Pavel Jansa, Jiri Jarkovsky, Hikmet Al-Hiti, Jana Popelova, David Ambroz, Tomas Zatocil, Regina Votavova, Pavel Polacek, Jana Maresova, Michael Aschermann, Petr Brabec, Ladislav Dusek, Ales Linhart

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Characteristics and determinants of endurance cycle ergometry and six-minute walk distance in patients with COPD

Vasileios Andrianopoulos, Scott S Wagers, Miriam TJ Groenen, Lowie E Vanfleteren, Frits ME Franssen, Frank WJM Smeenk, Ioannis Vogiatzis, Emiel F M Wouters, Martijn A Spruit

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Quantitative analysis of lung elastic fibers in idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (IPPFE): comparison of clinical, radiological, and pathological findings with those of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

Noriyuki Enomoto, Hideki Kusagaya, Yoshiyuki Oyama, Masato Kono, Yusuke Kaida, Shigeki Kuroishi, Dai Hashimoto, Tomoyuki Fujisawa, Koshi Yokomura, Naoki Inui, Yutaro Nakamura, Takafumi Suda

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Maximal exercise in obese patients with COPD: the role of fat free mass

Marina Aiello, Elisabetta Teopompi, Panagiota Tzani, Sara Ramponi, Maria Rosaria Gioia, Emilio Marangio, Alfredo Chetta

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Co-morbidities are the key nominators of the health related quality of life in mild and moderate COPD

Jukka Koskela, Maritta Kilpeläinen, Henna Kupiainen, Witold Mazur, Harri Sintonen, Marike Boezen, Ari Lindqvist, Dirkje Postma, Tarja Laitinen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comprehensive multiplexed protein quantitation delineates eosinophilic and neutrophilic experimental asthma

Maria Bergquist, Sofia Jonasson, Josephine Hjoberg, Göran Hedenstierna, Jörg Hanrieder

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Metabolic load during strength training or NMES in individuals with COPD: results from the DICEStrial

Maurice JH Sillen, Frits ME Franssen, Anouk W Vaes, Jeannet ML Delbressine, Emiel FM Wouters, Martijn A Spruit

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Occupational exposures, smoking and airway inflammation in refractory asthma

Jodie L Simpson, Maya Guest, May M Boggess, Peter G Gibson

01.12.2014 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Erratum to: Singing classes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial

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, Nicholas S Hopkinson

01.12.2014 | Reviewer acknowledgement | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reviewer acknowledgement 2013

Catia Cornacchia

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