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  1. Content type: Review

    Despite major advances in the treatment of asthma and the development of several asthma guidelines, people still die of asthma currently. According to WHO estimates, approximately 250,000 people die prematurel...

    Authors: Gennaro D’Amato, Carolina Vitale, Antonio Molino, Anna Stanziola, Alessandro Sanduzzi, Alessandro Vatrella, Mauro Mormile, Maurizia Lanza, Giovanna Calabrese, Leonardo Antonicelli and Maria D’Amato

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:37

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  2. Content type: Original research article

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the presence of neurocognitive dysfunctions, depression and anxiety and the effect of positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy on these alterations in Obesity Hypoventilation...

    Authors: Serap Argun Baris, Dilek Tuncel, Cigdem Ozerdem, Huseyin Kutlu, Tugba Onyilmaz, Ilknur Basyigit, Hasim Boyaci and Fusun Yildiz

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:35

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  3. Content type: Original research article

    Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) was shown to be increased in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) compared to control subjects with comparable body mass index (BMI). Our aim was to determin...

    Authors: Francesca De Blasio, Erica P. A. Rutten, Emiel F. M. Wouters, Luca Scalfi, Francesco De Blasio, Marco A. Akkermans, Martijn A. Spruit and Frits M. E. Franssen

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:33

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  4. Content type: Original research article

    Cough is one of the most common discomforts affecting general population, which can disrupt subjects’ quality of life due to its physical, social, and psychological effects. Aim of the study was to investigate...

    Authors: Roberto W. Dal Negro, Massimiliano Mazzolini, Paola Turco and Alessandro Zanasi

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:34

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  5. Content type: Original research article

    Inhalation devices represent per sé critical factors because they can affect the therapeutic outcomes independently of the drug used. The role of patients’ usability and preference (PUP) for Dry Powder Inhalers (...

    Authors: Roberto W. Dal Negro and Massimiliano Povero

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:31

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  6. Content type: Original research article

    An increasing number of inhalation devices are presently available in the market. They are differently characterized in terms of their handling and usability, both factors which may affect the outcomes of resp...

    Authors: Roberto W. Dal Negro and Massimiliano Povero

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:32

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  7. Content type: Review

    Obesity is currently one of the major epidemics of this millennium and affects individuals throughout the world. It causes multiple systemic complications, some of which result in severe impairment of organs a...

    Authors: Thiago Thomaz Mafort, Rogério Rufino, Cláudia Henrique Costa and Agnaldo José Lopes

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:28

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  8. Content type: Original research article

    The air inhaled by people is abundantly populated with microorganisms which also are called bioaerosols. Bioaerosols is a colloidal suspension, formed by liquid droplets and particles of solid matter in the ai...

    Authors: Zemichael Gizaw, Mulat Gebrehiwot and Chalachew Yenew

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:24

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  9. Content type: Original research article

    The present study reports the results of a survey jointly carried out by three Italian respiratory scientific associations (AIMAR, AIPO, SIMeR) together with an important Federation of elderly patients (FederA...

    Authors: Nicola Ciancio, Claudio M. Sanguinetti, Franco Falcone, Claudio Taranto, Roberto Fasani, Fernando De Benedetto, Onofrio Resta, Fausto De Michele, Roberto Messina, Andrea Rossi, Stefano Nardini and Giuseppe Di Maria

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:26

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown origin, characterized by the formation of granulomas without central necrosis. Each organ and tissue can be affected by the disease, but in most cases...

    Authors: Livio G. Moccia, Sabrina Castaldo, Emanuela Sirignano, Maddalena Napolitano, Enrica Barra and Alessandro Sanduzzi

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:27

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  11. Content type: Original research article

    Early identification and control of pathogenic bacteria are important in the treatment of pneumonia. Currently, two rapid antigen detection kits for pneumococcal pneumonia are available: one uses urine samples...

    Authors: Shoji Suzuki, Naoki Nishimura, Torahiko Jinta, Yasuhiko Yamano, Genta Ishikawa, Yutaka Tomishima, Noboru Uchiyama and Naohiko Chohnabayashi

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:25

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  12. Content type: Original research article

    Acute cough is one of the most frequent symptoms prompting a visit to a health care provider, usually following a viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). The disproportionate use of antibiotics in chil...

    Authors: Alessandro Zanasi, Luigi Lanata, Federico Saibene, Giovanni Fontana, Peter V. Dicpinigaitis, Valentina Venier and Francesco De Blasio

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:29

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  13. Content type: Original research article

    Dry powder inhalers (DPIs) are the most commonly used devices in asthma treatment in the Nordic countries. As new DPIs become available, patients are likely to be exposed to more than one type of device, with ...

    Authors: Birger Norderud Lærum, Gunilla Telg and Georgios Stratelis

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:21

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  14. Content type: Original research article

    Asthma is a disease with high cost for the National Health Service. Two of the most recent LABA/ICS combinations for persistent bronchial asthma are Beclomethasone dipropionate/Formoterol (B/F) delivered via t...

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

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:20

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  15. Content type: Original research article

    Hypoventilation produces or worsens respiratory acidosis in patients with hypercapnia due to acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). In these patients acid–base and hydroelectrol...

    Authors: Alfonso Schiavo, Maurizio Renis, Mario Polverino, Arcangelo Iannuzzi and Francesca Polverino

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:23

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  16. Content type: Original research article

    The present study was initiated to investigate the effectiveness, safety and tolerability of complex homeopathic CalSuli-4-02 tablets on prevention of recurrent acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs)...

    Authors: Miek C. Jong, Stephen L. Buskin, Lydia Ilyenko, Irina Kholodova, Julia Burkart, Stephan Weber, Thomas Keller and Petra Klement

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:19

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  17. Content type: Original research article

    There is limited information on prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in patients with type-1-diabetes. We assessed the prevalence of PTB in patients with type-1-diabetes attending the outpatient-clinic i...

    Authors: Abilash Nair, Randeep Guleria, Devasenathipathy Kandasamy, Raju Sharma, Nikhil Tandon, Urvashi B. Singh and Ravinder Goswami

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:22

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  18. Content type: Review

    The inflammatory diseases of the nose, rhino-pharynx and paranasal sinuses (allergic and non allergic rhinitis, NARES; rhinosinusitis with/without nasal polyposis, adenoidal hypertrophy with/without middle ear...

    Authors: Desiderio Passali, Maria Carla Spinosi, Anna Crisanti and Luisa Maria Bellussi

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:18

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  19. Content type: Original research article

    Self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) can be used to treat malignant obstructions and fistulas of the central airways. SEMS can be placed using different methods. Recently, a rigid bronchoscope has been used ...

    Authors: Cengiz Özdemir, Sinem Nedime Sökücü, Levent Karasulu, Seda Tural Önür and Levent Dalar

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:15

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica (TBPO) is an uncommon and benign condition characterized by osseous or metaplastic cartilaginous 1–3 mm nodules in the submucosa of the tracheo-bronchial tree. Posteri...

    Authors: Alessandro G. Fois, Antonella Arcadu, Luigi Santoru, Rocco Trisolini, Vincenzo Marras, Giorgio C. Ginesu, Sara Canu, Lorenzo Cordero, Gabriella Diana and Pietro Pirina

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:16

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  21. Content type: Original research article

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is characterized by an excessive activation of the adaptive immune system and, in particular, uncontrolled expansion of the B-cell pool. One of the key promoters of...

    Authors: Francesca Polverino, Maria Laucho-Contreras, Joselyn Rojas Quintero, Miguel Divo, Victor Pinto-Plata, Lynette Sholl, Juan P. de-Torres, Bartolome R. Celli and Caroline A. Owen

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016 11:17

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