Yong-hua Gao

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BACKGROUND Sleep disturbances are common in patients with chronic lung diseases, but little is known about the prevalence in patients with bronchiectasis. A cross sectional study was conducted to investigate the prevalence and determinants associated with sleep disturbances, and the correlation between sleep disturbances and quality of life (QoL) in adults(More)
BACKGROUND A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of macrolide therapy in adults and children with bronchiectasis. METHODS We searched the PUBMED, EMBASE, CENTRAL databases to identify relevant studies. Two reviewers evaluated the studies and extracted data independently. The primary outcome was the number(More)
BACKGROUND Cough hypersensitivity has been common among respiratory diseases. OBJECTIVE To determine associations of capsaicin cough sensitivity and clinical parameters in adults with clinically stable bronchiectasis. METHODS We recruited 135 consecutive adult bronchiectasis patients and 22 healthy subjects. History inquiry, sputum culture, spirometry,(More)
BACKGROUND Characteristics of lung function impairment in bronchiectasis is not fully understood. OBJECTIVES To determine the factors associated with lung function impairment and to compare changes in spirometry during bronchiectasis exacerbation and convalescence (1 week following 14-day antibiotic therapy). METHODS We recruited 142 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has proved to be a useful technique for breathing support. However, complications, discomfort, and failure of NIV were commonly caused by the mask. Therefore, the helmet was developed to improve performance and reduce complications; however, there has been no conclusive results on its effect until now. Thus, we(More)
Little is known about the comparative diagnostic value of lung clearance index (LCI) and maximal mid-expiratory flow (MMEF) in bronchiectasis. We compared the diagnostic performance, correlation and concordance with clinical variables, and changes of LCI and MMEF% predicted during bronchiectasis exacerbations (BEs). Patients with stable bronchiectasis(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have suggested that asthmatic patients often have comorbid depression; however, temporal associations remain unclear. OBJECTIVES To determine whether depression predicts asthma and, conversely, whether asthma predicts depression. METHODS A literature search was conducted without language restrictions using Pubmed, Embase,(More)
BACKGROUND Mounting evidence supports the notion of "one airway, one disease." OBJECTIVE To determine whether chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) poses adverse impacts on Chinese adults with bronchiectasis. METHODS We enrolled 148 consecutive adults with clinically stable bronchiectasis. CRS diagnosed based on the 2012 EP3OS criteria. We systematically(More)
The trace element composition of the fish otolith is an indicator of biomineralization. In contrast to other skeletal tissue, the otolith retains its entire original structure and does not absorb any elements after the fish dies. Because otoliths in carp degrade very slowly in the dead body, the information it provides on the environment is retained, even(More)
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