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The clinical impact of non-obstructive chronic bronchitis in current and former smokers.
BACKGROUND As the clinical significance of chronic bronchitis among smokers without airflow obstruction is unclear, we sought to determine morbidity associated with this disorder. METHODS WeExpand
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Changes in definition lead to changes in the clinical characteristics across COPD categories according to GOLD 2017: a national cross-sectional survey in China
Purpose To investigate how the changes of definition in assessment of Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) stratification 2017 lead to changes of chronic obstructiveExpand
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Short-term exposure to high ambient air pollution increases airway inflammation and respiratory symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in Beijing, China.
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated the short-term respiratory effects of ambient air pollution in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in the context of high pollution levelsExpand
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Hydrogen Sulfide Inhibits Cigarette Smoke-Induced Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Apoptosis in Bronchial Epithelial Cells
Background: Apoptosis of lung structural cells contributes to the process of lung damage and remodeling in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our previous studies demonstrated thatExpand
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Patients with refractory cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection following allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation are at high risk for CMV disease and non-relapse mortality.
Pre-emptive therapy is an effective approach for cytomegalovirus (CMV) control; however, refractory CMV still occurs in a considerable group of recipients after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cellExpand
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Impact of Emphysema Heterogeneity on Pulmonary Function
Objectives To investigate the association between emphysema heterogeneity in spatial distribution, pulmonary function and disease severity. Methods and Materials We ascertained a dataset ofExpand
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Privacy-Preserving Crowd-Sourced Statistical Data Publishing with An Untrusted Server
The continuous publication of aggregate statistics over crowd-sourced data to the public has enabled many data mining applications (e.g., real-time traffic analysis). Existing systems usually rely onExpand
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The Relationship between Particulate Matter (PM10) and Hospitalizations and Mortality Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Meta-Analysis
Abstract Background: Numerous studies have reported variable associations between ambient particulate matter (PM) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) hospitalizations and mortality.Expand
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The modification of indoor PM2.5 exposure to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Chinese elderly people: A meet-in-metabolite analysis.
BACKGROUND Exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been associated with a variety of adverse health outcomes including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, theExpand
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Association patterns for size-fractioned indoor particulate matter and black carbon and autonomic function differ between patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and their healthy spouses.
BACKGROUND The effect of health status on the relationship between particulate matter (PM) and black carbon (BC) and cardiac autonomic function has not been examined sufficiently directly comparingExpand
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