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  1. Content type: Original research article

    Bronchial asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways. Beclomethasone dipropionate/Formoterol (BDP/F) and Fluticasone furoate/Vilanterol (FF/V) are two of the most effective LABA/ICS combinations for mana...

    Authors: Roberto W. Dal Negro, Luca Bonadiman and Paola Turco

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:18

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  2. Content type: Short report

    The drug pirfenidone has been shown to slow the progression and decrease mortality of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Its exact mechanism is unknown, but it likely inhibits pro-fibrotic cytokine transform...

    Authors: Amber Mortensen, Lauren Cherrier and Rajat Walia

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:16

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Recently, it is reported that Actinomyces meyeri is the most common species causing actinomycosis. However, to our knowledge, there was no report about pulmonary actinomycosis attributable to A. meyeri presenting...

    Authors: Saori Nishizawa, Keisuke Anan, Kazunori Tobino, Masanobu Okahisa, Yuki Goto, Kojin Murakami, Takuto Sueyasu, Miyuki Munechika, Kohei Yoshimine and Mai Yoshino

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:19

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  4. Content type: Original research article

    Outdoor air pollution is a major threat to global public health that needs responsible participation of researchers at all levels. Assessing research output is an important step in highlighting national and in...

    Authors: Waleed M. Sweileh, Samah W. Al-Jabi, Sa’ed H. Zyoud and Ansam F. Sawalha

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:15

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by progressive loss of lung function with high mortality within the first 5 years from diagnosis. In 2011–2014, two drugs, pirfenidone and nintedanib, have ...

    Authors: Ida Pesonen, Lisa Carlson, Nicola Murgia, Riitta Kaarteenaho, Carl Magnus Sköld, Marjukka Myllärniemi and Giovanni Ferrara

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:14

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  6. Content type: Short report

    Medical air (MA) is widely used in hospitals, often manufactured onsite by compressing external ambient air and supplied through a local network piping system. Onsite production gives rise to a risk of impurit...

    Authors: Paul Edwards, Patricia-Ann Therriault and Ira Katz

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:12

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  7. Content type: Research

    People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) suffer from dyspnoea, which may be increased by anxiety. Previous studies suggest that relaxation techniques may have positive effects in pulmonary reha...

    Authors: Eleonora Volpato, Paolo Banfi, Antonello Nicolini and Francesco Pagnini

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:13

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  8. Content type: Short report

    Chronic airway inflammation and hypersensitivity to bacterial infection may contribute to lung cancer pathogenesis. Previous studies have demonstrated that nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is the most co...

    Authors: Krishna B. Sriram, Amanda J. Cox, Pathmanathan Sivakumaran, Maninder Singh, Annabelle M. Watts, Nicholas P. West and Allan W. Cripps

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:11

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  9. Content type: Original research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health problem, commonly seen in underdeveloped countries. The probability of contracting the disease is significantly higher among the economically vulnerable and the socia...

    Authors: Madapathage Gayan Buddhika Senanayake, Sumudu Indika Wickramasinghe, Sudath Samaraweera, Pubudu De Silva and Sisira Edirippulige

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:9

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  10. Content type: Review

    Tuberculosis (TB) remains the most common cause of infectious disease deaths worldwide. What is perhaps less appreciated is that the caseload of tuberculosis patients in South Asia is staggering.

    Authors: Buddha Basnyat, Maxine Caws and Zarir Udwadia

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:10

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  11. Content type: Original research article

    The progressive increase in the elderly population contributes to the fact that studies on human aging have important attention of health professionals and government agents, since they present a great challen...

    Authors: Glauber Sá Brandão, Fernanda Warken Rosa Camelier, Antônia Adonis Callou Sampaio, Glaudson Sá Brandão, Anderson Soares Silva, Glaucia Sá Brandão Freitas Gomes, Claudio F. Donner, Luis Vicente Franco Oliveira and Aquiles Assunção Camelier

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:8

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  12. Content type: Original research article

    Influenza and influenza-like syndromes (I-LSs) are infectious diseases occurring on a seasonal basis which can lead to upper (URTI) and lower respiratory tract illness (LRTI) of different severity. The approac...

    Authors: Roberto W. Dal Negro, Alessandro Zanasi, Paola Turco and Massimiliano Povero

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:7

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  13. Content type: Original research article

    We aimed to assess recent Latin American medical school graduates’ knowledge and attitudes about OSA and examine whether their knowledge and attitudes about OSA differed from practicing physicians.

    Authors: Iván Chérrez-Ojeda, Juan Carlos Calderón, Andrea Fernández García, Donna B. Jeffe, Ilka Santoro, Emanuel Vanegas, Annia Cherrez, José Cano, Freddy Betancourt and Daniel Simancas-Racines

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:5

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    Aging causes physiological changes which affect the quality of sleep. Supervised physical exercise is an important therapeutic resource to improve the sleep of the elderlies, however there is a low adherence t...

    Authors: Glauber Sá Brandão, Glaucia Sá Brandão Freitas Gomes, Glaudson Sá Brandão, Antônia A. Callou Sampaio, Claudio F. Donner, Luis V. F. Oliveira and Aquiles Assunção Camelier

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:2

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  15. Content type: Original research article

    Spirometry is the single most important test for the evaluation of respiratory function. The results are interpreted by comparing measured data with predicted values previously obtained from a reference popula...

    Authors: Joana Belo, Teresa Palmeiro, Iolanda Caires, Ana L. Papoila, Marta Alves, Pedro Carreiro-Martins, Maria A. Botelho and Nuno Neuparth

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:4

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  16. Content type: Original research article

    The aim of this paper was to evaluate the availability of FRAX for assessing osteoporosis risk, and to demonstrate the importance of vitamin D levels in COPD patients.

    Authors: Ceyda Anar, Melike Yüksel Yavuz, Filiz Güldaval, Yelda Varol and Dilek Kalenci

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2018 13:1

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  17. Content type: Review

    Guaifenesin, a mucoactive drug, acts by loosening mucus in the airways and making coughs more productive. It is used for relief of wet cough and chest congestion due to the common cold, and remains the only le...

    Authors: Helmut H. Albrecht, Peter V. Dicpinigaitis and Eric P. Guenin

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:31

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  18. Content type: Short Report

    Tobacco use and the Western diet are two of the most important and investigated topics in relation to adolescents’ health. In addition, air pollution is a crucial subject for future generations. School is a ke...

    Authors: Chiara Marabelli, Elena Munarini, Micaela Lina, Roberto Mazza, Roberto Boffi, Cinzia De Marco, Ario Ruprecht, Giorgia Angellotti, Chiara Veronese, Paolo Pozzi, Eleonora Bruno, Giuliana Gargano, Adalberto Cavalleri, Giulia Garrone and Franco Berrino

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:30

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  19. Content type: Original research article

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 40 million people each year. The management of chronic respiratory NCDs such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is particularly critical in Italy, where they ...

    Authors: Stefano Nardini, Fernando De Benedetto, Claudio M. Sanguinetti, Salvatore Bellofiore, Stefano Carlone, Salvatore Privitera, Luciano Sagliocca and Emmanuele Tupputi

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:28

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  20. Content type: Original research article

    Chronic (non-communicable) diseases (NCD) -- principally cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes -- are leading causes of death and disability. There is the need to adopt a ...

    Authors: Giovanni Viegi, Stefano Centanni and Francesco Blasi

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:27

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  21. Content type: Original research article

    Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is an under-diagnosed condition in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to screen for AATD in Kazakh patients with COPD us...

    Authors: Ardak Zhumagaliyeva, Stefania Ottaviani, Timm Greulich, Marina Gorrini, Claus Vogelmeier, Ludmila Karazhanova, Gulmira Nurgazina, Annalisa DeSilvestri, Victor Kotke, Valentina Barzon, Michele Zorzetto, Angelo Corsico and Ilaria Ferrarotti

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:23

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    Community-acquired pneumonia is a common and serious disease, with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Management and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia are described in three main documents: the 200...

    Authors: Marco Mantero, Paolo Tarsia, Andrea Gramegna, Sonia Henchi, Nicolò Vanoni and Marta Di Pasquale

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:26

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