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  1. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  2. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Anxiety and depression are common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The degree of lung function may not explain anxiety and depression. The aim of our study was to assess the psych...

    Authors: Cuneyt Tetikkurt, Imran Ozdemir, Seza Tetikkurt, Nail Yılmaz, Turan Ertan and Nihal Bayar

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:226

    Content type: Original article

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  8. To assess frequency and significance of enlarged nonpalpable supraclavicular lymph nodes with routine ultrasound (US) evaluation and US-guided fineneedle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) for the diagnosis and staging ...

    Authors: Resat Kendirlinan, Gülcihan Özkan, Mehmet Bayram, Nur Dilek Bakan, Mehmet Tutar, Aygün Gür and Güngör Camsari

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:220

    Content type: Original article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Round atelectasis is a benign inflammatory condition most frequently observed in patients with asbestos exposure but it can also result from a variety of chronic pleural diseases like infection. It has not pre...

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

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:180

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Inhalant abuse is a prevalent and often overlooked form of substance abuse in adolescents. Chronic inhalant abuse can damage respiratory, cardiac, renal, hepatic, and neurologic systems. This study aims to det...

    Authors: Halime SC Büker, Esen Demir, Zeki Yüncü, Figen Gülen, Levent Midyat and Remziye Tanaç

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:161

    Content type: Original article

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  13. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is present in a significant proportion of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and is of prognostic importance. Data on the effect of renal transplant on PH is very limited....

    Authors: Serife Savas Bozbas, Suleyman Kanyilmaz, Sule Akcay, Huseyin Bozbas, Cihan Altin, Emir Karacaglar, Haldun Muderrisoglu and Mehmet Haberal

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:155

    Content type: Original article

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  14. Hospital admissions due to asthma are a reliable source of information on the morbidity of the disease which, after the increase observed in the last quarter of the last century, shows a declining trend in the...

    Authors: Francisco J Gonzalez-Barcala, Jorge Aboal, Luis Valdes, José M Carreira, Jose M Alvarez-Dobaño, Amalia Puga, María Teresa Garcia-Sanz and Bahi Takkouche

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2011 6:82

    Content type: Original article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Review

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  16. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  17. 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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  18. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  19. 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

    Content type: Review

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  20. 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

    Content type: Review

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  21. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  23. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  25. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  26. 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

    Content type: Review

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  27. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Review

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