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  1. Content type: Research

    Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways. Its symptoms are caused by inflammation and constriction of the bronchial muscles. During asthma there are changes in immunological pathways in which various cytokin...

    Authors: Nusrat Saba, Ghazala Kaukab Raja, Osman Yusuf, Sadia Rehman, Saeeda Munir and Atika Mansoor

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2017 3:8

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  2. Content type: Review

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma are the most frequent chronic respiratory diseases that affect the general population. For a long period of time these two conditions were considered to be sepa...

    Authors: Alexandru Corlateanu, Serghei Covantev, Alexander G. Mathioudakis, Victor Botnaru and Nikolaos Siafakas

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2017 3:6

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    Oxidative stress has been suggested in the pathogenesis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with an additional burden of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. In the present study, we ...

    Authors: Asimuddin Mohammed, Vijayalakshmi Gutta, Mohd Soheb Ansari, Rajagopal Saladi Venkata and Kaiser Jamil

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2017 3:4

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    Adherence to self-management recommendations is critical for patients with chronic disease. Compared to nonsmokers, smokers with conditions such as diabetes, HIV, and heart disease are less likely to adhere to...

    Authors: Claire Hayes-Watson, Henry Nuss, Tung Sung Tseng, Nereida Parada, Qingzhao Yu, Michael Celestin, Danelle Guillory, Krysten Winn and Sarah Moody-Thomas

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2017 3:3

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    The efficacy of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) varies between patients, which may be partially due to genetic differences. A single-nucleotide polymorphism, rs37...

    Authors: Michael Mosteller, Maarten van den Berge, Louise Hosking, Wim Timens, Pieter S. Hiemstra, Courtney Crim, Dirkje S. Postma and Soumitra Ghosh

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2017 3:2

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    Pneumothorax is a potentially life-threatening complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that leads to cardiopulmonary compromise. According to the British Thoracic Society (BTS) guidelines,...

    Authors: Hansheng Wu, Dongling Luo, Patrick Y. Tan, Weisheng Wang and Shaobo Zhang

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2017 3:1

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  7. Content type: Review

    Systemic involvement and comorbidities are common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They add to the burden of disease and are associated with significant disability and mortality. These include ...

    Authors: Hashir Majid, Faisal Kanbar-Agha and Amir Sharafkhaneh

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2016 2:3

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  8. Content type: Review

    Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema (CPFE) refers to the coexistence of upper lobe predominant emphysema with diffuse pulmonary fibrosis, mainly in the lower lobes. Although initially described in patien...

    Authors: Vasilios Tzilas and Demosthenes Bouros

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2016 2:2

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  9. Content type: Review

    The classification of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD) into clinical and pathophysiological subsets is not new, but increasing data is available on the relation of these different phenotypes to cli...

    Authors: Bruno-Pierre Dubé, Antoine Guerder, Capucine Morelot-Panzini and Pierantonio Laveneziana

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2016 2:1

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  10. Content type: Research

    The blood-boosting spleen contraction represents a potential protective response to hypoxia by raising the blood gas storage capacity. Human spleen contraction has been observed during exercise, apnea and simu...

    Authors: Erika Schagatay, Anna Hubinette, Angelica Lodin-Sundström, Harald Engan and Nikolai Stenfors

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2015 1:13

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  11. Content type: Research

    There is little published evidence on environmental triggers of COPD exacerbation, despite anecdotal reports from patients and clinicians. This study gathered data on reported triggers of COPD exacerbation amo...

    Authors: Susan R. Sama, David Kriebel, Rebecca J. Gore, Rebecca DeVries and Richard Rosiello

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2015 1:12

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  12. Content type: Review

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a debilitating disease of the lung which results in irreversible airflow obstruction and is currently the third leading cause of death worldwide. Genetic and env...

    Authors: Kelly Probert, Suzanne Miller, Abdul Kader Kheirallah and Ian P. Hall

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2015 1:10

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  13. Content type: Review

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is prevalent condition commonly associated with cardiovascular diseases. When both are combined the prognosis of the patient worsens. One cornerstone therapy for most card...

    Authors: Luis Puente-Maestu, Luis Antonio Álvarez-Sala and Javier de Miguel-Díez

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2015 1:11

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  14. Content type: Review

    Asthma and COPD are the most frequent chronic respiratory diseases. Although they have different characteristics, some individuals share features of both diseases, which has been called the asthma-COPD overlap...

    Authors: Miriam Barrecheguren, Cristina Esquinas and Marc Miravitlles

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2015 1:8

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Exhaled air contains many volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced during human metabolic processes, in both healthy and pathological conditions. Analysis of breath allows studying the modifications of the p...

    Authors: Mario Cazzola, Andrea Segreti, Rosamaria Capuano, Alberto Bergamini, Eugenio Martinelli, Luigino Calzetta, Paola Rogliani, Chiara Ciaprini, Josuel Ora, Roberto Paolesse, Corrado Di Natale and Arnaldo D’Amico

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2015 1:7

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  16. Content type: Review

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) represents a socio-economic burden and requires regular and ongoing treatment. Inhalation therapy is recommended at all stages of the disease and allows the deliver...

    Authors: Matteo Bonini and Omar S. Usmani

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2015 1:9

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  17. Content type: Review

    In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), worsening expiratory flow limitation together with alteration in the elastic properties of the lung are associated with progressive lung hyperinflation and grad...

    Authors: Denis E. O’Donnell, Katherine A. Webb and J. Alberto Neder

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2015 1:4

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  18. Content type: Review

    Diabetes occurs more often in individuals with COPD than in the general population, however there are still many issues that need to be clarified about this association. The exact prevalence of the association...

    Authors: Paola Rogliani, Gabriella Lucà and Davide Lauro

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2015 1:3

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The IL-32 cytokine family is associated with chronic inflammatory diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. However, this unique family is comprised of several alternative splicing isoforms and t...

    Authors: Fei Huang, Shinichiro Wachi, Hao Liu, Sonia S. Jung and Avery August

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2015 1:2

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Air pollution is associated with adverse health effects in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is uncertain if and how individuals with COPD differ from former smokers without air...

    Authors: Cheryl Pirozzi, Anne Sturrock, Patrick Carey, Spencer Whipple, Hannah Haymond, Jessica Baker, Hsin-Yi Weng, Tom Greene, Mary Beth Scholand, Richard Kanner and Robert Paine III

    Citation: COPD Research and Practice 2015 1:1

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