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  1. Content type: State of the Art

    Medical approach to patients is a fundamental step to get the correct diagnosis. The aim of this paper is to analyze some aspects of the reasoning process inherent in medical diagnosis in our era. Pathologic s...

    Authors: Gino Soldati, Andrea Smargiassi, Alberto A. Mariani and Riccardo Inchingolo

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:15

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  2. Content type: Original research article

    Inhalation is the preferred route for respiratory drug delivery, but several factors contribute to the variability of the respirable dose fraction. Instant velocity and the dynamic characteristics of the dropl...

    Authors: Roberto W. Dal Negro, Pietro Longo, Orestepaolo Villanis Ziani, Luca Bonadiman and Paola Turco

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:13

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  3. Content type: Review

    Pulmonary drug delivery is currently the focus of accelerated research and development because of the potential to produce maximum therapeutic benefit to patients by directly targeting drug to the site of path...

    Authors: Federico Lavorini, Massimo Pistolesi and Omar S. Usmani

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:11

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:19

  4. Content type: Original research article

    To date, an important aspect that has still not been clarified is the assessment of OHS severity. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate whether grading OHS severity according to PaCO2 values may...

    Authors: Mario Francesco Damiani, Vito Antonio Falcone, Pierluigi Carratù, Cristina Scoditti, Elioda Bega, Silvano Dragonieri, Alfredo Scoditti and Onofrio Resta

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:14

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is a common diffuse parenchymal lung disease in Egypt which can be difficult to recognize due to the dynamic symptoms & associated environmental factors.

    Authors: Dalia Abd El-Kareem, Yosri M. Akl, Gina A. Nakhla, Ali A. Elhindawi and Mahmoud A. Eltorky

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:10

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  6. Content type: Review

    Severe and poorly controlled asthma still accounts for a great portion of the patients affected. Disease control and future risk management have been identified by international guidelines as the main goals in...

    Authors: Dejan Radovanovic, Pierachille Santus, Francesco Blasi and Marco Mantero

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:12

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:17

  7. Content type: Review

    Information and Communication Technologies applied to health care and advances in sensor and data transmission technology allowed tele-medicine based programs of care also for patients with respiratory diseases.

    Authors: Nicolino Ambrosino, Dewi Nurul Makhabah and Yusup Subagio Sutanto

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:9

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  8. Content type: Original research article

    The intratracheal instillation of bleomycin in mice induces early damage to alveolar epithelial cells and development of inflammation followed by fibrotic tissue changes and represents the most widely used mod...

    Authors: Francesca Ruscitti, Francesca Ravanetti, Jeroen Essers, Yanto Ridwan, Sasha Belenkov, Wim Vos, Francisca Ferreira, Alex KleinJan, Paula van Heijningen, Cedric Van Holsbeke, Antonio Cacchioli, Gino Villetti and Franco Fabio Stellari

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:8

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  9. Content type: Original research article

    Life-long regular use of drugs is necessary in chronic diseases like asthma and COPD. There are several methods to improve adherence including patient information and education; however, their effectiveness on...

    Authors: Gábor Tomisa, Alpár Horváth, Brigitta Dombai and Lilla Tamási

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:6

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  10. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Ventilator associated pneumonia currently in vogue seems to have some pitfalls as far as the nomenclature is concerned and thus it imparts an erroneous impression to the reader. As the driving force is in fact...

    Authors: Zahid Hussain Khan, Piero Ceriana and Claudio F. Donner

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:5

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  11. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    It is estimated that about 60–70% of Cystic Fibrosis patients develop Pseudomonas aeruginosa chronic infection, with progressive loss of lung function, as well as increased antibiotic resistance and mortality.

    Authors: Marco Mantero, Andrea Gramegna, Giovanna Pizzamiglio, Alice D’Adda, Paolo Tarsia and Francesco Blasi

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:2

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  12. Content type: Original research article

    Isolated cases of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) with interferon α or β therapy have been reported, but no population-based estimates of the incidence of the disease after interferon exposure are availa...

    Authors: Ravikanth Papani, Alexander G. Duarte, Yu-li Lin, Yong-Fang Kuo and Gulshan Sharma

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 12:1

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  13. Content type: Original research article

    The year 2015 marked the end of United Nations Millennium Development Goals which was aimed at halting and reversing worldwide tuberculosis (TB). The emergence of drug resistance is a major challenge for world...

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

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2017 11:45

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  14. Content type: Original research article

    Asthma is a common disease of the airways with a significant burden for the society and for patients’ quality of life. The Social Impact of Respiratory Integrated Outcomes (SIRIO) study estimated a mean cost o...

    Authors: Roberto W. Dal Negro, Chiara Distante, Luca Bonadiman, Paola Turco and Sergio Iannazzo

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:44

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  15. Content type: Original research article

    We hypothesized that the use of oxygen supplementation during aerobic exercise induces less DNA damage than exercise alone.

    Authors: Andréa Lúcia Gonçalves da Silva, Thaís Evelyn Karnopp, Augusto Ferreira Weber, Cassia da Luz Goulart, Paloma de Borba Scheneiders, Dannuey Machado Cardoso, Lisiane Lisboa Carvalho, Joel Henrique Ellwanger, Lia Gonçalves Possuelo and Andréia Rosane de Moura Valim

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:43

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  16. Content type: Original research article

    Health-care professionals have a responsibility to be attentive to patients’ adherence behavior but it could be difficult to identify poor adherence in the context of clinical practice. Assessment of personali...

    Authors: Malin Axelsson, Linda Ekerljung, Bo Lundbäck and Jan Lötvall

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:42

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  17. Content type: Original research article

    Hemothorax after lung transplantation may result in increased post-operative morbidity and mortality. Risk factors for developing hemothorax and the outcomes of patients who develop hemothorax have not been we...

    Authors: Aria Hong, Christopher S. King, A. Whitney Walter Brown, Shahzad Ahmad, Oksana A. Shlobin, Sandeep Khandhar, Linda Bogar, Anthony Rongione and Steven D. Nathan

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:40

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  18. Content type: Original research article

    This report is based on an independent study carried out by medical professionals of the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori (National Cancer Institute) in Milan, Italy, and  aimed to assess the inc...

    Authors: Carla Valenti, Paolo Pozzi, Alessandra Busia, Roberto Mazza, Paolo Bossi, Cinzia De Marco, Ario Alberto Ruprecht, Alessandro Borgini and Roberto Boffi

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:41

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  19. Content type: Original research article

    Coagulation abnormalities are involved in the pathogenesis of acute exacerbations of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AE-IPF). The administration of recombinant human soluble thrombomodulin (rhTM), which has bot...

    Authors: Sho Hayakawa, Yasuo Matsuzawa, Tamako Irie, Hagino Rikitake, Noriaki Okada and Yasuo Suzuki

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:38

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  20. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    In the absence of randomisation, observational studies must take extra care to create treatment groups that are comparable in terms of key characteristics. Various matching methods exist which can create sound...

    Authors: David B. Price, Job F. M. van Boven, Lisa M. Law, Alessandra Cifra and R. Brett McQueen

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:39

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