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  1. Content type: Review

    Asthma is one of the most common chronic medical conditions that may complicate pregnancy. Asthma influences the outcome of pregnancy and, vice versa, pregnancy affects asthma severity, but the underlying immu...

    Authors: Lilla Tamási, Anikó Bohács, Ildikó Horváth and György Losonczy

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:259

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  2. Content type: Original article

    To evaluate kyphoscoliosis patients with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure (CHRF) using the six minute walk test (6MWT) distance (6MWD) and cardio-pulmonary function tests.

    Authors: Zuhal Karakurt, Ayşem Öztin Güven, Özlem Yazıcıoğlu Moçin, Yusuf Karavelioğlu, Gökay Güngör, Hilal Altınöz, Nalan Adıgüzel, Tülay Yarkın and Reha Baran

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:244

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Idiopathic myelofibrosis is a rare chronic myeloproliferative disease leading to extramedullary hematopoiesis (myeloid metaplasia) with splenomegaly. The liver and less frequently other organs including the lu...

    Authors: Claudio Perrone, Roberto Cartolari, Beatrice Lupi and Sergio Morelli

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:267

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  4. Content type: Case report

    A 51-year-old man with Behçet's disease complained of fever, dry cough and dyspnea during exertion. Chest CT showed ground glass opacities with interstitial septal thickening in both lungs. Bronchoalveolar lav...

    Authors: Cuneyt Tetikkurt, Seza Tetikkurt, Imran Ozdemir, Cigdem Zuhur and Nihal Bayar

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:264

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  5. Content type: Review

    Dyspnea is the main symptom perceived by patients affected by chronic respiratory diseases. It derives from a complex interaction of signals arising in the central nervous system, which is connected through af...

    Authors: Ernesto Crisafulli and Enrico M Clini

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:202

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  6. Content type: Review

    Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) include ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) and are due to a dysregulation of the antimicrobial defense normally provided by the intestinal mucosa. This inflammat...

    Authors: Nadia D'Andrea, Rossana Vigliarolo and Claudio M. Sanguinetti

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:173

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  7. Content type: Technical note

    Lung resection is the mainstay of treatment in patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer. However, lung cancer patients often suffer from comorbidities and the respiratory reserve should be carefull...

    Authors: Chrysovalantis V. Papageorgiou, Dimosthenis Antoniou, Georgios Kaltsakas and Nikolaos G. Koulouris

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:188

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  8. Content type: Original article

    Pulmonary embolism (PE) is diagnosed with increasing frequency nowadays due to advances in the diagnostic methods and the increased awareness of the disease. There is a tendency to use non invasive diagnostic ...

    Authors: Funda Coskun, Dilber Yilmaz, Ahmet Ursavas, Esra Uzaslan and Ercument Ege

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:168

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Fatigue is associated with longitudinal ratings of health in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although the degree of airflow obstruction is often used to grade disease severity in pa...

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

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:162

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  10. Content type: Review

    Dyspnea is a general term used to characterize a range of different descriptors; it varies in intensity, and is influenced by a wide variety of factors such as cultural expectations and the patient's experienc...

    Authors: Francesco Gigliotti

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:195

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  11. Content type: Review

    In obstructive lung diseases such as asthma and COPD dyspnea is a common respiratory symptom with different characteristics given the different pathogenic mechanisms: in COPD initially it can occur during exer...

    Authors: Sabina A Antoniu

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:216

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  12. Content type: Original article

    Recently a multidimensional grading system based on the body mass index (B), degree of airflow obstruction (O), dyspnea (D) and exercise capacity (E) - the BODE index - has begun to be used increasingly for th...

    Authors: Nurhan Sarioglu, Aylin Ozgen Alpaydin, Aysın Sakar Coskun, Pınar Celik, Beyhan Cengiz Ozyurt and Arzu Yorgancioglu

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:84

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  13. Content type: Review

    Chronic cough has been reported to be the fifth most common complaint seen by primary care physicians in the world, the third in Italy. Chronic cough in non-smoking, non-treated with ACE-inhibitor adults with ...

    Authors: Chiara Magni, Elisa Chellini and Alessandro Zanasi

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:99

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  14. Content type: Original article

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program on the functional outcome parameters in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

    Authors: Sevgi Ozalevli, Hayriye Kul Karaali, Duygu Ilgin and Eyup Sabri Ucan

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:31

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is characterized by repeated breathing pauses during sleep and is closely associated with obesity. Body fat is known to be a predictive factor for OSAHS and it...

    Authors: Sînziana Lovin, Raluca Bercea, Cristian Cojocaru, Gianina Rusu and Traian Mihăescu

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:44

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  16. Content type: Original article

    CD4+CD25+ regulatory T (Treg) cells play an essential role in maintaining immune homeostasis. In this study, we investigated whether the induced sputum (IS) pool and the function of CD4+CD25+ Treg cells are alter...

    Authors: Agnès Hamzaoui, Jamel Ammar and Kamel Hamzaoui

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:22

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