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  1. Content type: Review

    Altitude travel results in acute variations of barometric pressure, which induce different degrees of hypoxia, changing the gas contents in body tissues and cavities. Non ventilated air containing cavities may...

    Authors: Heinrich Matthys

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:38

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  2. Content type: Original article

    The major aim of this study was to investigate what patients with advanced stage lung cancer, enrolled in a clinical trial, thought about their treatment. We also wanted to investigate if there exist any chara...

    Authors: Bojan Zaric, Branislav Perin, Aleksandra Ilic, Ivan Kopitovic, Jovan Matijasevic, Ljiljana Andrijevic, Nevena Secen, Jelena Stanic, Milorad Bijelovic, Zdravko Kosjerina and Milan Antonic

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:20

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  3. Content type: Original article

    Although links between meteorological conditions and spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) have been proposed, the reports are controversial. In this study ozone levels, which are known to have some adverse effects on...

    Authors: Yasin Abul, Sait Karakurt, Korkut Bostanci, Mustafa Yuksel, Emel Eryuksel, Serdar Evman and Turgay Celikel

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:16

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  4. Content type: Case report

    We report a case of fever, dyspnea, respiratory failure and migratory, recurrent and bilateral lung opacities 4 months after radiotherapy and hormone therapy following surgery for breast cancer. Computerized t...

    Authors: Giorgio Fumagalli and Claudio M. Sanguinetti

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:432

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  5. Content type: Review

    Emerging evidence suggests that individuals with COPD demonstrate reductions in balance control that may be associated with an increased fall risk. The purpose of this review is to: 1) provide a brief overview...

    Authors: Maria K. Beauchamp, Dina Brooks and Roger S. Goldstein

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:417

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  6. Content type: Review

    Despite the development of specific therapies for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) some patients fail to respond to such treatment. One of the potential reasons for the unresponsiveness to targeted therap...

    Authors: Monika Szturmowicz, Aneta Kacprzak, Barbara Burakowska, Marcin Kurzyna, Anna Fijałkowska, Iwona Bestry and Adam Torbicki

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:409

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  7. Content type: Original article

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality affecting a large number of individuals in both developed and developing countries and it represents a significant fina...

    Authors: Júlio C. Mendes de Oliveira, Fernando S. Studart Leitão Filho, Luciana M. Malosa Sampaio, Ana C. Negrinho de Oliveira, Raquel Pastrello Hirata, Dirceu Costa, Claudio F. Donner and Luís V. F. de Oliveira

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:401

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Methotrexate (MTX) is a folate-antagonist used in several neoplastic and inflammatory diseases. Reports of pulmonary complications in patients given low-dose MTX therapy are increasing. Pulmonary toxicity from...

    Authors: Nadia D'Andrea, Luca Triolo, Giovanna Margagnoni, Annalisa Aratari and Claudio M Sanguinetti

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:312

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Increased expression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), supporting the tumor growth by a possible endocrine mechanism, affects patient survival negatively. We...

    Authors: Ekrem Cengiz Seyhan, Sedat Altın, Erdogan Çetinkaya, Sinem Sökücü, Hülya Abalı, Nur Buyukpinarbasili and Neslihan Fener

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010 5:305

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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