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Depression, physical activity, energy consumption, and quality of life in OSA patients before and after CPAP treatment
BackgroundA variety of studies have demonstrated improvement in quality of life and depressive symptoms in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients after continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)Expand
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Longitudinal “Real-World” Outcomes of Pirfenidone in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Greece
Background Pirfenidone is an antifibrotic compound able to slow down disease progression in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Objective To investigate the safety and efficacy ofExpand
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Calprotectin: a protein related to cardiovascular risk in adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
INTRODUCTION Increased levels of inflammatory mediators, such as hs-CRP, have been detected in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and used as cardiovascular risk and disease outcomeExpand
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Prolonged occupational exposure leads to allergic airway sensitization and chronic airway and systemic inflammation in professional firefighters.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Little data exist on short- and long-term effects of occupational exposure on airway and systemic inflammation in professional firefighters. We aimed to characterize airwayExpand
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Prevalence of cancer in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. A retrospective multicenter study
Background: Abundant evidence supports an association between Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and lung cancer development. Nevertheless, epidemiological data on IPF and cancer are scarce. Aim: ToExpand
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Corrigendum: Longitudinal “Real-World” Outcomes of Pirfenidone in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Greece
[This corrects the article on p. 213 in vol. 4, PMID: 29238708.].
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Endothelial function in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an independent risk factor for myocardial infarction and stroke. Endothelial dysfunction could be one of the pathogenetic mechanisms linked to OSASExpand
False Positive COVID-19 Antibody Test in a Case of Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
Collateral damage due to 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) represents an emerging issue. Symptoms of COVID-19 are not disease-specific. Differential diagnosis is challenging and the exclusionExpand