Comparison of sputum induction and bronchoscopy in diagnosis of sputum smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis: a systemic review and meta-analysis
Pulmonary tuberculosis is one of the most common infectious diseases worldwide. Patients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis with negative smear are recommended to undergo further tests including sputum indu... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Wen Luo, Yihua Lin, Zhibin Li, Wanyu Wang and Yonghong Shi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prognosis of patients with acute exacerbation of combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema: a retrospective single-centre study
Previous analyses of combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) cohorts have provided conflicting data on the survival of patients with CPFE. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the clini... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yuichi Ikuyama, Atsuhito Ushiki, Makoto Kosaka, Jumpei Akahane, Yuichi Mukai, Taisuke Araki, Yoshiaki Kitaguchi, Kazunari Tateishi, Kazuhisa Urushihata, Masanori Yasuo, Hiroshi Yamamoto and Masayuki Hanaoka Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Assessment of stigma in patients with cystic fibrosis
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Smita Pakhale, Michael Armstrong, Crystal Holly, Rojiemiahd Edjoc, Ena Gaudet, Shawn Aaron, Giorgio Tasca, William Cameron and Louise Balfour Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Multivariate joint modeling to identify markers of growth and lung function decline that predict cystic fibrosis pulmonary exacerbation onset
Attenuated decreases in lung function can signal the onset of acute respiratory events known as pulmonary exacerbations (PEs) in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF). Univariate joint modeling fa... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: E. R. Andrinopoulou, J. P. Clancy and R. D. Szczesniak Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Supervised pulmonary hypertension exercise rehabilitation (SPHERe): study protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial
Supervised cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation may be safe and beneficial for people with pulmonary hypertension (PH) in groups 1 (pulmonary arterial hypertension) and 4 (chronic thromboembolic disease), particula... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gordon McGregor, Julie Bruce, Stuart Ennis, James Mason, Ranjit Lall, Chen Ji, Harbinder Sandhu, Kate Seers, Prithwish Banerjee, Alastair Canaway, Katie Booth, Stephanie J. C. Taylor, Elizabeth Robertson, Tamar Pincus, Sally Singh, David Fitzmaurice & hel Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Values of different specimen preparation methods for the diagnosis of lung cancer by endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration
Endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has been become an important procedure for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. Our research identified the effects of differen... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Youzu Xu, Jian Lin, Meifang Chen, Haihong Zheng and Jiaxi Feng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Homozygous truncating NEK10 mutation, associated with primary ciliary dyskinesia: a case report
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) is also known as immotile-cilia syndrome, an autosomal recessive disorder of ciliary function, leading to mucus retention in the respiratory system in childhood. Our knowledge ... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Fuad Al Mutairi, Randa Alkhalaf, Abdullah Alkhorayyef, Fayhan Alroqi, Alyafee Yusra, Muhammad Umair, Fetaini Nouf, Amjad Khan, Alharbi Meshael, Aleidi Hamad, Alaujan Monira, Abdulaziz Asiri, Kheloud M. Alhamoudi and Majid Alfadhel Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Concordance for changes in allergic asthma domain variables after short-term corticosteroid therapy
Asthma is a complex syndrome with multiple domains including symptoms, lung function, asthma control, and airway inflammation. A study of Fenom PRO ™, a novel monitor for exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), provided a... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Philip E. Silkoff, Mark Sarno, Solomon Ssenyange, Vivek Balasubramanyam, Brian Awabdy and Ryan Leard Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Baseline low ALT activity is associated with increased long-term mortality after COPD exacerbations
COPD exacerbations have negative impact on patients ’ survival. Several risk factors for grave outcomes of such exacerbations have been descried. Muscle dysfunction and mass loss were shown to impact negatively... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: N. Lasman, M. Shalom, N. Turpashvili, G. Goldhaber, Y. Lifshitz, E. Leibowitz, G. Berger, G. Saltzman-Shenhav, A. Brom, D. Cohen, C. Avaky and G. Segal Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Efficacy of revefenacin, a long-acting muscarinic antagonist for nebulized therapy, in patients with markers of more severe COPD: a post hoc subgroup analysis
Revefenacin, a once-daily, long-acting muscarinic antagonist delivered via standard jet nebulizer, increased trough forced expiratory volume in 1  s (FEV1) in patients with moderate to very severe chronic obstruct... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: James F. Donohue, Edward Kerwin, Chris N. Barnes, Edmund J. Moran, Brett Haumann and Glenn D. Crater Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Multiple intraventricular metastases from lung adenocarcinoma with EGFR G719X mutation: a case report
Brain is one of the most common target organ of lung cancer metastasis, while descriptions of intraventricular carcinomatosis could hardly be found among previous cases. To date no cases from lung adenocarcino... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Chen Kong, Dan Zhou, Ning Wu and Chong Bai Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Digital versus analogue chest drainage system in patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a randomized controlled trial
Patients with a primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) who are treated with chest tube drainage are traditionally connected to an analogue chest drainage system, containing a water seal and using a visual meth... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Dieuwertje Ruigrok, Peter W. A. Kunst, Marielle M. J. Blacha, Ben Tomlow, Jacobine W. Herbrink, Eva J. Japenga, Wim Boersma, Paul Bresser, Ivo van der Lee and Kris Mooren Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Fluoroquinolone resistance and mutational profile of gyrA in pulmonary MDR tuberculosis patients
Fluoroquinolones (FQs) are potential drugs that inhibit DNA synthesis and are used in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) and short-term anti-TB regimens. In recent years, a high proportion ... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Saba Kabir, Zarfishan Tahir, Nadia Mukhtar, Muhammad Sohail, Muhammad Saqalein and Abdul Rehman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Concurrent cardiac sarcoidosis and obstructive sleep apnea presenting as arrhythmias
Cardiac involvement is a rare and potentially fatal presentation of sarcoidosis. Obstructive sleep apnea may complicate sarcoidosis. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Foteini Malli, Fotini Bardaka, Konstantinos I. Gourgoulianis and Zoe Daniil Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Complications and mortality of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the treatment of neonatal respiratory failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been increasingly used for severe neonatal respiratory failure refractory to conventional treatments. To systematically evaluate the complications and mortality o... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jing Xiong, Li Zhang and Lei Bao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Longitudinal changes in health-related quality of life according to clinical course among patients with non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease: a prospective cohort study
This study was performed to elucidate the l... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Nakwon Kwak, Sung A Kim, Sun Mi Choi, Jinwoo Lee, Chang-Hoon Lee and Jae-Joon Yim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Efficacy, safety, and tolerability of combined pirfenidone and N-acetylcysteine therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
While antifibrotic drugs significantly decrease lung function decline in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), there is still an unmet need to halt disease progression. Antioxidative therapy with N-acetylcystei... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hanyu Shi, Dawei Yin, Francesco Bonella, Michael Kreuter, Ute Oltmanns, Xuren Li, Shouchun Peng and Luqing Wei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

CT differential diagnosis of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 in symptomatic suspects: a practical scoring method
Although typical and atypical CT image findings of COVID-19 are reported in current studies, the CT image features of COVID-19 overlap with those of viral pneumonia and other respiratory diseases. Hence, it is... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lin Luo, Zhendong Luo, Yizhen Jia, Cuiping Zhou, Jianlong He, Jianxun Lyu and Xinping Shen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Surfactant protein A as a biomarker of outcomes of anti-fibrotic drug therapy in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Following publication of the original article [1], the authors have flagged that there is an error in Fig. 3. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Takumi Yoshikawa, Mitsuo Otsuka, Hirofumi Chiba, Kimiyuki Ikeda, Yuki Mori, Yasuaki Umeda, Hirotaka Nishikiori, Koji Kuronuma and Hiroki Takahashi Tags: Correction Source Type: research

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 17 th ITALIAN CONVENTION OF FFC INVESTIGATORS IN CYSTIC FIBROSIS
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Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Meeting Abstracts Source Type: research

Vaping induced pneumonitis: a small community hospital ’s case series and analysis
Electronic cigarettes/e-cigarettes (ECs), or vaping, is currently the most popular form of smoking amongst youth in the United States. ECs are battery-powered devices that vaporize a liquid that comes in small... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Andrew L. Silverman, Haseeb Siddique, Vikas Kumar, Thuy-Hong Le and Joseph Ng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

How people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease perceive their illness: a qualitative study between mind and body
Although many studies on people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) have examined the mutual impact of physical status and emotional experience, there is limited knowledge about the way COPD peop... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Marta Pozzar, Eleonora Volpato, Chiara Valota, Francesco Pagnini and Paolo Innocente Banfi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A diver ’s dilemma – a case report on bronchopulmonary sequestration
An asymptomatic SCUBA (Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) diver was discovered to have an intralobar bronchopulmonary sequestration during routine pre-course screening. This is the first reported c... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Timothy Xin Zhong Tan, Andrew Yunkai Li, James Jie Sng, Mark Lim, Zhi Xiang Tan, Hope Xian ’en Ang, Boon Hor Ho, David Zhiwei Law and Anne Ann Ling Hsu Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with respiratory symptoms and airway wall thickening in smokers with and without COPD: a prospective cohort study
Previous studies have established a higher prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in patients with COPD, but the relationship between vitamin D levels and COPD exacerbations remains controversial. In addition, the... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Auyon J. Ghosh, Matthew Moll, Lystra P. Hayden, Jessica Bon, Elizabeth Regan and Craig P. Hersh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Smoking is associated with pneumonia development in lung cancer patients
Various host factors can promote pneumonia susceptibility of lung cancer patients. However, data about risk factors for pneumonia in lung cancer patients receiving active treatments such as chemotherapy, radio... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jung Won Heo, Chang Dong Yeo, Chan Kwon Park, Sung Kyoung Kim, Ju Sang Kim, Jin Woo Kim, Seung Joon Kim, Sang Haak Lee and Hye Seon Kang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

LncRNA FEZF1-AS1 promotes non-small lung cancer cell migration and invasion through the up-regulation of NOTCH1 by serving as a sponge of miR-34a
The involvement of lncRNA FEZF1-AS1 has been analyzed in many types of cancers, while its roles in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unclear. We then explored the role of FEZF1-AS1 in NSCLC. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Shangxiao Huang, Chunjun Li, Jianfeng Huang, Penghui Luo, Dunchang Mo and Hanlei Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

LncRNA WT1-AS over-expression inhibits non-small cell lung cancer cell stemness by down-regulating TGF- β1
This study mainly explored the role of WT1-AS in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Xueqin Jiang, Jiong Wang and Lei Fang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Better pulmonary function is associated with greater handgrip strength in a healthy Chinese Han population
This study analysed pulmonary function ... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Liangmei Chen, Xiaomin Liu, Qian Wang, Linpei Jia, Kangkang Song, Sasa Nie, Yinping Zhang, Dan Cao, Delong Zhao, Zuoxiang Li, Zheyi Dong, Ying Zheng, Shuwei Duan, Xuefeng Sun, Zhe Feng, Guangyan Cai & hellip; Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development and outcomes of a comprehensive multidisciplinary incidental lung nodule and lung cancer screening program
Appropriate management of lung nodules detected incidentally or through lung cancer screening can increase the rate of early-stage diagnoses and potentially improve treatment outcomes. However, the implementat... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gregory P. LeMense, Ernest A. Waller, Cheryl Campbell and Tyler Bowen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical impact of advanced chronic kidney disease in patients with non-HIV pulmonary cryptococcosis
Pulmonary cryptococcosis is an uncommon infectious disease that can develop in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. The severity of chronic kidney disease (CKD) was reported to be one of the ri... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hiroki Tashiro, Tetsuro Haraguchi, Koichiro Takahashi, Hironori Sadamatsu, Ryo Tajiri, Ayako Takamori, Shinya Kimura and Naoko Sueoka-Aragane Tags: Research article Source Type: research

IgG4-related pleural disease in a patient with pulmonary adenocarcinoma under durvalumab treatment: a case report
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are the standard treatment for non-small cell lung cancer. The unique adverse events that can arise after treatment with ICIs are known as immune-related adverse events (irA... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Takeshi Terashima, Eri Iwami, Takashi Shimada, Aoi Kuroda, Tatsu Matsuzaki, Takahiro Nakajima, Aya Sasaki and Keisuke Eguchi Tags: Case report Source Type: research

People –centred care versus clinic–based DOT for continuation phase TB treatment in Armenia: a cluster randomized trial
This study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of self-administered drug intake ... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Vahe Khachadourian, Nune Truzyan, Arusyak Harutyunyan, Varduhi Petrosyan, Hayk Davtyan, Karapet Davtyan, Martin van den Boom and Michael E. Thompson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of mechanical ventilation versus spontaneous breathing on abdominal edema and inflammation in ARDS: an experimental porcine model
Mechanical ventilation (MV), compared to spontaneous breathing (SB), has been found to increase abdominal edema and inflammation in experimental sepsis. Our hypothesis was that in primary acute respiratory dis... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Silvia Marchesi, G öran Hedenstierna, Aki Hata, Ricardo Feinstein, Anders Larsson, Anders Olof Larsson and Miklós Lipcsey Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical impact of cardiovascular disease on patients with bronchiectasis
Patients with bronchiectasis have a higher cardiovascular risk than their matched controls. However, the effect of cardiovascular (CV) disease on bronchiectasis remains unclear. Thus, we aimed to investigate t... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Shanshan Chen, Aimin Qiu, Zhang Tao and Hailin Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prognostic factors for ARDS: clinical, physiological and atypical immunodeficiency
Risk factors affecting the prognosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in adults were investigated. The aim was to identify new predictors for ARDS patient prognosis, including those with clinical,... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Min Song, Yijie Liu, Zhiwen Lu, Hong Luo, Hong Peng and Ping Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The characteristics of the frequent exacerbator with chronic bronchitis phenotype and non-exacerbator phenotype in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a meta-analysis and system review
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with different phenotypes show different clinical characteristics. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to explore the clinical characteristics between ... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jian-jun Wu, Hong-ri Xu, Ying-xue Zhang, Yi-xuan Li, Hui-yong Yu, Liang-duo Jiang, Cheng-xiang Wang and Mei Han Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prognostic value of pretreatment platelet counts in lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The prognostic value of elevated pretreatment platelet counts remains controversial in lung cancer patients. We performed the present meta-analysis to determine its precise role in these patients. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yuan Yuan, Hai Zhong, Liang Ye, Qian Li, Surong Fang, Wei Gu and Yingying Qian Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Decreased handgrip strength can predict lung function impairment in male workers: a cross sectional study
Spirometry is useful for evaluating respiratory health status and predicting health-related outcomes. As spirometry requires skilled technician and takes time, it is useful to find simple way for predicting lu... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Makiko Kanai, Osamu Kanai, Kohei Fujita, Tadashi Mio and Masato Ito Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A case report of fungal infection associated acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonitis
Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonitis (AFOP) is an uncommon variant of acute lung injury, characterized by intra-alveolar fibrin and organizing pneumonia. Proposed etiologies include connective tissue dis... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jiangnan Zhao, Yi Shi, Dongmei Yuan, Qunli Shi, Weiping Wang and Xin Su Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Case report of endoprosthesis -Y implantation in severe respiratory failure in the MPSII patient; comparison with literature data
The tracheobronchomalacia is a life-threatening complication of mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) without known effective, optimal treatment. The severe expiratory collapse of the trachea and bronchi is one of cause... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Wojciech Gocyk, Janusz Warmus, Henryk Olechnowicz, Miroslaw Bik-Multanowski, Lukasz Pawlinski and Beata Kiec-Wilk Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Correction to: Barriers to and competency with the use of metered dose inhaler and its impact on disease control among adult asthmatic patients in Ethiopia
Following publication of the original article [1], the authors flagged that the name provided for the 4th author had been misspelled; the 4th author was (incorrectly) spelled as ‘Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohanns’. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tadesse Melaku Abegaz, Efrata Ashuro Shegena, Natnael Fentie Gessie, Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes and Mohammed Assen Seid Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Primary malignant melanoma of the lung: a case report and literature review
Malignant melanoma (MM) generally presents as a primary neoplasm of the skin, and most MM cases of the respiratory system are metastatic. Primary MM of the lung (PMML) is quite rare, and its diagnosis is relat... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 17, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Shuangshuang Deng, Xiaobo Sun, Zhen Zhu, Jingjing Lu, Guanghua Wen, Xuejiao Chang, Hui Gao, Yanfei Hua, Lumei Wang and Jinli Gao Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Attenuation of intermittent hypoxia-induced apoptosis and fibrosis in pulmonary tissues via suppression of ER stress activation
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with pulmonary fibrosis and endothelial apoptosis in pulmonary tissues. Chronic intermittent hypoxia (IH) is considered to be the primary player in OSA, but the mech... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 16, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Zhihui Shi, Linhao Xu, Hui Xie, Ruoyun Ouyang, Ya Ke, Rui Zhou and Wing-Ho Yung Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pulmonary mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising in a patient with Kartagener syndrome
Kartagener syndrome, an autosomal recessive disorder with a triad of chronic sinusitis, bronchiectasis, and situs inversus, is characterized by recurrent respiratory tract infections and chronic inflammation o... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 16, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yoshiaki Nagai, Nobuyuki Koyama, Yuki Iwai, Hiroyoshi Tsubochi, Masahiro Hiruta, Yoshiko Mizushina, Shinichiro Koyama, Yuichi Ishikawa and Koichi Hagiwara Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Cough in hypereosinophilic syndrome: case report and literature review
Cough and airway eosinophilic inflammation has not been highlighted in hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES). (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jiaxing Xie, Jianheng Zhang, Xiaoxian Zhang, Qingling Zhang, Kian Fan Chung, Chunyan Wang and Kefang Lai Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The yield of immediate post lung biopsy CT in predicting iatrogenic pneumothorax
The most prevalent complication of percutaneous lung biopsy is pneumothorax (PNX). A routine immediate post-procedure CT scan (ICT) to spot PNX is done in many centers. However, the diagnostic yield of this pr... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Rafael Y. Brzezinski, Ifat Vigiser, Irina Fomin, Lilach Israeli, Shani Shenhar-Tsarfaty and Amir Bar-Shai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Symptom control among asthmatics with a clinically significant smoking history: a cross-sectional study in Finland
Surprisingly little is known about asthma control among asthmatics who smoke. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate asthma symptom control according to the GINA guidelines among asthmatics w... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Toni Kiljander, Tuija Poussa, Timo Helin, Antero Jaakkola, Kari Venho and Lauri Lehtim äki Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Potential value of serum Aspergillus IgG antibody detection in the diagnosis of invasive and chronic pulmonary aspergillosis in non-agranulocytic patients
At present, serum Aspergillus IgG and IgM antibody detection is mainly used in the diagnosis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA), but its value in the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) in n... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Qihong Yu, Jingdong He, Bin Xing, Xin Li, Hongyu Qian, Hong Zhang, Meilin Xu and Haiying Peng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Post hoc analysis of initial treatments and control status in the INITIAL study: an observational study of newly diagnosed patients with asthma
The 12-week, multicentre, observational INITIAL study (NCT02143739) assessed asthma severity in newly diagnosed Chinese patients. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 9, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jiangtao Lin, Xiuhua Fu, Ping Jiang, Weidong Song, Xiaoyun Hu, Zhijun Jie, Chuntao Liu, Zhengguang He, Xiangdong Zhou and Huaping Tang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Chronic respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function status in Ethiopian agricultural workers: a comparative study
Work-related respiratory disorders are major contributors to the global burden of respiratory diseases. Agricultural workers are exposed to a number of dusts, which may contribute to the development of respira... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - April 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gashaw Garedew Woldeamanuel, Alemu Basazin Mingude, Getachew Yideg Yitbarek and Mitku Mammo Taderegew Tags: Research article Source Type: research