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Genetic susceptibility for chronic bronchitis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(BioMed Central, 2014-09-21)
Background: Chronic bronchitis (CB) is one of the classic phenotypes of COPD. The aims of our study were to investigate genetic variants associated with COPD subjects with CB relative to smokers with normal spirometry, and ...
Can spirometric norms be set using pre- or post- bronchodilator test results in older people?
(BioMed Central, 2012-11-16)
Background: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is defined by post-bronchodilator spirometry. Data on “normal values” come predominantly from pre-bronchodilator spirometry. The effects of this on diagnosis are ...
Early life environment and snoring in adulthood
(BioMed Central, 2008-08-22)
Background: To our knowledge, no studies of the possible association of early life environment with snoring in adulthood have been published. We aimed to investigate whether early life environment is associated with ...
DNAH5 is associated with total lung capacity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(BioMed Central, 2014-08-20)
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by expiratory flow limitation, causing air trapping and lung hyperinflation. Hyperinflation leads to reduced exercise tolerance and poor quality of ...
TNF-α is associated with loss of lean body mass only in already cachectic COPD patients
(BioMed Central, 2012-06-18)