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2021-02-26 Review Article


Chronic fatigue syndrome and epigenetics: The case for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in biomarker identification

Rajit J Shah*


Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a poorly-understood respiratory condition that affects millions of individuals. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a treatment option being considered to address CFS as it is suggested to combat fatigue and increase oxygenation. HBOT provide…

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2021-02-15 Research Article


Comparison of clinical, chest CT and laboratory findings of suspected COVID-19 inpatients with positive and negative RT-PCR

Gokhan Perincek, Canver Onal and Sema Avci*


Introduction: COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and it was first reported in China. The aim of this study was to compare clinical features, chest CT findings and laboratory examinations of suspected COVID-19 inpati…

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2021-01-28 Research Article


Induction therapy with Erlotinib (E) and Gemcitabine/Platinum (GP) in stage III NSCLC

Tobias R Overbeck*, Stefan HP Wenleder*, Bernhard C Danner, Wolfgang Körber, Karin Toepelt, Bernhard Hemmerlein, Christina Perske, Markus Falk, Markus Tiemann, Claudia Tomala, Elke Stitz and Frank Griesinger


Background: In 2004 we started a phase II trial in non-small lung cancer (NSCLC), stage III, with erlotinib followed by a combination with a platinum-based doublet in unselected patients to identify molecular subgroups benefitting from an EGFR targeting approach.


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2020-12-30 Letter to the Editor


Seasonal change and COVID-19: Will the harmattan season lead to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Nigeria?

Prince Chiagozie Ekoh*


The harmattan season, which is a period characterized by low temperature, dry air and increased air pollution leads to widespread airborne disease and exacerbation of pre-existing conditions, should be recognized as a period of potential risk of high COVID-19 infection rates….

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2020-11-17 Research Article


Spontaneous pneumomediastinum associated with COVID-19: Rare complication of 2020 pandemic

Arnaldo A Nieves-Ortiz*, Vanessa Fonseca-Ferrer, Kyomara Hernández-Moya, Keren Mendez Ramirez, Jose Ayala-Rivera, Marangely Delgado, Juan Garcia-Puebla, Rosangela Fernández-Medero and Ricardo Fernandez-Gonzalez


Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is a rare condition, more commonly seen in patients with history of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, infections, or drug users. Today, we face one novel virus that has cause an outbreak of acute respiratory illness, affecting …

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2020-09-16 Research Article


General practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and practices on antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in children in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Aubin Ndjadi Wembonyama Kasongo, Olivier Mukuku*, Gray A-Wakamb Kanteng, Mick Ya-Pongombo Shongo, André Kabamba Mutombo, Albert Mwembo-A-Nkoy Tambwe, Dieudonné Tshikwej Ngwej, Stanis Okitotsho Wembonyama and Oscar Numbi Luboya


Objective: To assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices declared among general practitioners (GPs) concerning the use of antibiotics for the treatment of ARI in children under 5 years in Lubumbashi.

Methods: A cross-sectional su…

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2020-08-07 Research Article


COVID-19 disease with persistently negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2

Sánchez Ríos Carla Paola*, Jiménez Cabrera Oscar Gabriel, Oropeza Lutzow Rebeca, Vázquez Rojas Hazel, Barreto Rodríguez José Omar, Guzmán-Casta Jordi, Guzmán-Huesca Jorge, Riera-Sala Rodrigo and Centeno Sáenz Gustavo Iván


Introduction: The disease outbreak of COVID-19 has had a great clinical and microbiological impact in the last few months. In the preanalytical phase, the collection a sample from of a respiratory tract at the adequate moment and from the correct anatomical si…

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2020-05-30 Research Article


Dysfunctional breathing in children

Amanda MP Trompenaars#, Aalt PJ Van Roest# and Anja APH Vaessen-Verberne*


Objective: Dysfunctional breathing (DB) refers to abnormal patterns of breathing. No gold standard exists for diagnosis. In clinical practice we regularly see children with functional breathing problems. We collected data from this patient group to gain more …

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2019-07-24 Research Article


Epidemiological Prevalence of Tuberculosis in the State of Maranhão between 2014 and 2016

Pedro Agnel Dias Miranda Neto*, Hortência Biatriz de Melo Santana, Vanessa Maria das Neves, Hermerson Sousa Maia, Thayna Milena Nunes Franca and Rosana Karla Costa


Introduction: Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Bacillus of Koch), and presents chronic evolution affecting the lungs frequently.

Objectives: Analyse, in the state of Maranhão, the ep…

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2019-06-04 Case Report


Eosinophilic otitis media and eosinophilic asthma: Shared pathophysiology and response to anti-IL5

Marieke T Drijver-Messelink*, Mariette Wagenaar, Jacqueline van der Meij and Anneke ten Brinke


Asthma is a highly prevalent airway disease with multiple phenotypes [1,2]. Adult-onset eosinophilic asthma is a severe asthma subtype associated with more frequent and severe exacerbations, the development of persistent airflow limitation and a poorer quality of life. Th…

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