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Slow breathing reduces sympathoexcitation in COPD
Neurohumoral activation has been shown to be present in hypoxic patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aims of the present study were to investigate whether there isExpand
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Secondhand smoke as an acute threat for the cardiovascular system: a change in paradigm.
The evidence that active smoking is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the leading cause of preventable death is overwhelming. However, numerous epidemiological findings indicate thatExpand
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Non-CPAP therapies in obstructive sleep apnoea
In view of the high prevalence and the relevant impairment of patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) lots of methods are offered which promise definitive cures for or relevantExpand
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Improvement of exercise capacity with treatment of Cheyne-Stokes respiration in patients with congestive heart failure.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the impact of nasal nocturnal oxygen therapy on respiration, sleep, exercise capacity, cognitive function and daytime symptoms in patients withExpand
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Infective endocarditis in the elderly in the era of transesophageal echocardiography: clinical features and prognosis compared with younger patients.
PURPOSE Advanced age is considered to be associated with a more severe prognosis in infective endocarditis (IE), which is relevance in view of a change in epidemiology of the disease with anExpand
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Definition, discrimination, diagnosis and treatment of central breathing disturbances during sleep
The complexity of central breathing disturbances during sleep has become increasingly obvious. They present as central sleep apnoeas (CSAs) and hypopnoeas, periodic breathing with apnoeas, orExpand
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Neurohumoral activation as a link to systemic manifestations of chronic lung disease.
COPD is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. Treatment of COPD improves lung function but is unlikely to slow the steady downhill course of the disease or reduce mortality. In COPD,Expand
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Prevention, diagnosis, therapy, and follow-up of lung cancer: interdisciplinary guideline of the German Respiratory Society and the German Cancer Society.
Authors G. Goeckenjan1, H. Sitter2, M. Thomas3, D. Branscheid4, M. Flentje5, F. Griesinger6, N. Niederle7, M. Stuschke8, T. Blum9, K.-M. Deppermann10, J. H. Ficker11, L. Freitag12, A. S. Lübbe13, T.Expand
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Role of hyperventilation in the pathogenesis of central sleep apneas in patients with congestive heart failure.
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Management of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in clinical practice: the INSIGHTS-IPF registry
After introduction of the new international guidelines on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in 2011, we investigated clinical management practices for patients with IPF according to physicians'Expand
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