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  1. Content type: Original research article

    The measurement of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is increasingly recognized as an important endpoint, as a reflection of the effects of the disease from a patient perspective. Our aim was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Francisco-Javier Gonzalez-Barcala, Ramon de la Fuente-Cid, Mónica Tafalla, Javier Nuevo and Francisco Caamaño-Isorna

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:32

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  2. Content type: Original research article

    Flexible bronchoscopy (FB) is a procedure accepted to be safe in general, with low complication rates reported. On the other hand, it is known that patients with pre-existing respiratory failure have developed hy...

    Authors: Baykal Tulek, Fikret Kanat, Sule Tol and Mecit Suerdem

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:31

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  3. Content type: Original article

    We aimed to evaluate the ICU management and long-term outcomes of kyphoscoliosis patients with respiratory failure.

    Authors: Nalan Adıgüzel, Zuhal Karakurt, Gökay Güngör, ÖzlemYazıcıoğlu Moçin, Merih Balcı, Cüneyt Saltürk, Feyza Kargın, Huriye Berk Takır, Ayşem Güven and Tülay Yarkın

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:30

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  4. Content type: Original research article

    Overexpression of the tumor suppressor gene p53 and the marker for cellular proliferation Ki67 in open lung biopsies are indicated as predictor factors of survival of patients with lung cancer. However, the pr...

    Authors: Nicola Ciancio, Maria Grazia Galasso, Raffaele Campisi, Laura Bivona, Marcello Migliore and Giuseppe U Di Maria

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:29

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a commonly encountered condition in children, which at times causes respiratory distress, such as asthmatic symptoms, and results in serious morbidity and even mortali...

    Authors: Zhi-Wei Hu, Zhong-Gao Wang, Ji-Min Wu and Song-Tao Tan

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:28

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  6. Content type: Original research article

    Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) provides guidance for primary screening of the central airways. The aim of our study was assessing the contribution of multidetector computed tomography- two dimensiona...

    Authors: Mehmet Akif Ozgul, Guler Ozgul, Erdogan Cetinkaya, Yasin Abul, Gamze Kirkil, Ekrem Cengiz Seyhan, Emine Kamiloglu and Sule Gul

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:27

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Current guidelines recommend the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) for suppression of airway inflammation in patients with asthma. Although it is well known that ICS cause dose-related adrenocortical suppre...

    Authors: Ozlem Celik, Mutlu Niyazoglu, Hikmet Soylu and Pinar Kadioglu

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:26

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  8. Content type: Original research article

    Under-diagnosis and under-treatment of childhood asthma were investigated in France using data collected during the 6 Cities Study, the French contribution to the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in...

    Authors: Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Carla Sterlin, Denis Caillaud, Fréderic de Blay, François Lavaud, Denis Charpin and Chantal Raherisson

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:24

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Patients who undergo oesophagectomy for oesophagealcancer (OC) usually have an overall poor prognosis and, still more preoccupying, an unsatisfactory quality of life (QoL). Considering that, as already noted, ...

    Authors: Filippo Lococo, Alfredo Cesario, Silvia Sterzi, Giovanni Magrone, Valentina Dall’Armi, Francesca Mattei, Francesco Varone, Venanzio Porziella, Stefano Margaritora and Pierluigi Granone

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:21

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Neurogenic tumor of lung is very rare. Only few cases have been reported in the literature. We present here two cases of bronchopulmonary neurofibromatosis in two adults. In both cases, attempts at imaging fai...

    Authors: Ting Yuan, Bai-ling Luo, Qi-hua Gu and Ji Yao

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:17

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Information on the effects of long-term oxygen treatment (LTOT) on blood hemoglobin (Hb) in severe COPD are limited. The aim was to assess blood Hb values in severe COPD, and investigate the time-course of bot...

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

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:15

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  12. Content type: Case report

    A 27 year old female with Graves’ disease presented with fever, exertional dyspnea and polyarthralgia. Erythema nodosum had occured three months earlier. The patient declared irregular use of propylthiouracil ...

    Authors: Cuneyt Tetikkurt, Mehmet Yuruyen, Seza Tetikkurt, Nihal Bayar and Imran Ozdemir

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:14

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  13. Content type: Review

    International guidelines recommend the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) as the preferred therapy, with leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) as an alternative, for the management of persistent asthma i...

    Authors: Alessandra Scaparrotta, Sabrina Di Pillo, Marina Attanasi, Daniele Rapino, Anna Cingolani, Nicola Pietro Consilvio, Marcello Verini and Francesco Chiarelli

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:13

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  14. Content type: Original research article

    To determine the influence of breathing maneuver and sitting posture on tidal volume (TV), respiratory rate (RR), and muscle activity of the inspiratory accessory muscles in patients with chronic obstructive p...

    Authors: Ki-song Kim, Min-kwang Byun, Won-hwee Lee, Heon-seock Cynn, Oh-yun Kwon and Chung-hwi Yi

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:9

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  15. Content type: Original research article

    The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of COPD exacerbations in our Emergency Department, as well as the hospitalization-related factors.

    Authors: Maria Teresa García-Sanz, Carlos Pol-Balado, Concepción Abellás, Juan Carlos Cánive-Gómez, Diana Antón-Sanmartin and Francisco J González-Barcala

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:6

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  16. Content type: Review

    Coughing is an important defensive reflex that occurs through the stimulation of a complex reflex arc. It accounts for a significant number of consultations both at the level of general practitioner and of res...

    Authors: Mario Polverino, Francesca Polverino, Marco Fasolino, Filippo Andò, Antonio Alfieri and Francesco De Blasio

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:5

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  17. Content type: Review

    Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP) is a rare syndrome characterized by pulmonary surfactant accumulation within the alveolar spaces. It occurs with a reported prevalence of 0.1 per 100,000 individuals and in...

    Authors: Ilaria Campo, Zamir Kadija, Francesca Mariani, Elena Paracchini, Giuseppe Rodi, Francesco Mojoli, Antonio Braschi and Maurizio Luisetti

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:4

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  18. Content type: Original research article

    There are limited number of studies investigating extrapulmonary manifestations of bronchiectasis. The purpose of this study was to compare peripheral muscle function, exercise capacity, fatigue, and health st...

    Authors: Ozge Ozalp, Deniz Inal-Ince, Ebru Calik, Naciye Vardar-Yagli, Melda Saglam, Sema Savci, Hulya Arikan, Meral Bosnak-Guclu and Lutfi Coplu

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:3

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  19. Content type: Original research article

    Non-HIV Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) can occur in immunosuppressed patients having malignancy or on immunosuppressive agents. To classify severity, the A-DROP scale proposed by the Japanese Respiratory Society (J...

    Authors: Nobuhiro Asai, Shinji Motojima, Yoshihiro Ohkuni, Ryo Matsunuma, Kei Nakasima, Takuya Iwasaki, Tamao Nakashita, Yoshihito Otsuka and Norihiro Kaneko

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:2

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  20. Content type: Case report

    We report a case of potentially fatal cervical necrotizing fasciitis and descending necrotizing mediastinitis due to deep neck infection in a 66-year-old male patient with no history or evidence of immunocompr...

    Authors: Ugur Gonlugur, Oguz Guclu, Ozan Karatag, Arzu Mirici and Sefa Derekoy

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:387

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Alcohol abuse is involved in the pathogenesis of multiple organ disorders; the underlying mechanism is incompletely understood. The ubiquitin editing enzyme A20 is involved in regulating activities in the cell...

    Authors: Quan-Yong Huang, Yu-Chuan Chen and Shui-Ping Liu

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:364

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare lung disease affecting almost exclusively young women, characterised by abnormal proliferation of atypical smooth muscle cells. We describe a young woman presenting wit...

    Authors: Paola Contini, Mario Schiavina, Riccardo Schiavina, Francesco Tavalazzi, Andrea Fabiani, Valerio Di Scioscio, Paolo Spagnolo and Luca Richeldi

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:313

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  23. Content type: Original article

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently the 5th cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed world and represents a substantial economic and social burden. The aim of this study is to repor...

    Authors: Anna Maria Moretti, Silvio Tafuri, Davide Parisi and Cinzia Germinario

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:299

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  24. Content type: Original article

    The treatment of asthmatic patients is particularly focused on the control of symptoms as well as functional and inflammatory parameters. In our study, we investigated the relationship between the asthma contr...

    Authors: Mine Bora, Aylin Ozgen Alpaydin, Arzu Yorgancioglu, Gizem Akkas, Aydın Isisag, Aysın Sakar Coskun and Pınar Celik

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:291

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  25. Content type: Original article

    The aim of this study was to ascertain the effect of the extent and severity of bronchiectasis as determined with high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) on lung function in patients with pure bronchiectasi...

    Authors: Mehmet A. Habesoglu, Fahri Tercan, Ugur Ozkan and Eyuboglu O. Fusun

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:284

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  26. Content type: Original article

    Due to the lack of specific clinical manifestations and imaging features, the diagnosis of pulmonary mycosis is difficult. This study aimed to investigate the pathogens, clinical manifestations, imaging featur...

    Authors: Bai-ling Luo, Le-meng Zhang, Cheng-ping Hu and Zeng Xiong

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:278

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  27. Content type: Case report

    This case report focuses on a 71-year old patient affected by unknown dyspnea and erythrocytosis referred by his general practitioner to our center for specialist advice after a hematological examination had e...

    Authors: Luca Zito, Roberto Torchio, Kassem Bannout, Stefano Ulisciani, Marco Guglielmo, Claudio Ciacco and Donatella Lodico

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:242

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Smoking is the main risk factor for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that has been recently defined as a systemic pulmonary inflammatory disease. However, the impact of smoking i...

    Authors: Danielius Serapinas, Andrius Narbekovas, Jonas Juskevicius and Raimundas Sakalauskas

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:214

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  29. Content type: Case report

    We present a case of severe interstitial pneumonitis, mild polyarthritis and polymyositis, and Raynaud's syndrome with the presence of anti-Jo-1 antibodies, which had been diagnosed as anti-synthetase syndrome...

    Authors: Maria Cristina Zappa, Tiziana Trequattrini, Francesco Mattioli, Rosario Rivitti, Rossana Vigliarolo, Antonella Marcoccia and Giovanni D'Arcangelo

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:183

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