• Burden and characteristics of the comorbidity tuberculosis - diabetes in Europe : TBnet prevalence survey and case-control study 

      Sane Schepisi, Monica; Navarra, Assunta; Altet Gómez, Maria de las Nieves; Dudnyk, Andrii; Dyrhol-Riise, Anne Ma; Esteban, Jaime; Giorgetti, Pier Francesco; Gualano, Gina; Guglielmetti, Lorenzo; Heyckendorf, Jan; Kaluzhenina, Anna; Lange, Berit; Lange, Christoph; Manika, Katerina; Miah, Jalal; Nanovic, Zorica; Pontali, Emanuele; Prego, Monica Rios; Solovič, Ivan; Tiberi, Simon; Palmieri, Fabrizio; Girardi, Enrico (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-01)
      Background: The growing burden of diabetes mellitus (DM) is posing a threat to global tuberculosis (TB) control. DM triples the risk of developing TB, modifies the presenting features of pulmonary TB, and worsens TB treatment ...
    • A genome-wide association study identifies risk loci for spirometric measures among smokers of European and African ancestry 

      Lutz, Sharon M; Cho, Michael H; Young, Kendra; Hersh, Craig P; Castaldi, Peter J; McDonald, Merry-Lynn; Regan, Elizabeth; Mattheisen, Manuel; DeMeo, Dawn L; Parker, Margaret; Foreman, Marilyn; Make, Barry J; Jensen, Robert L; Casaburi, Richard; Lomas, David A; Bhatt, Surya P; Bakke, Per; Gulsvik, Amund; Crapo, James D; Beaty, Terri H; Laird, Nan M; Lange, Christoph; Hokanson, John E; Silverman, Edwin K (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-12-03)
      Background Pulmonary function decline is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality among smokers. Post bronchodilator FEV1 and FEV1/FVC ratio are considered the standard assessment of airflow obstruction. We performed ...